Spring is in the air, and summer is right around the corner.  Literally.  I love this time of year, second only to the season of fall (my all-time favorite, but for similar reasons).  It’s the time of year that the temperatures usually instigates throwing open windows and doors and letting the fresh air in to chase away the stale winter air. 

With two kids, a fart-happy husband, two dogs and five cats, it’s no wonder I’ll do all I can to make sure our home is smelling its best.

I rely heavily on Air Wick to keep my house smelling fresh and combat the husband-kids-and-pets stench that can be pretty potent if I don’t keep it in check.  Since I tend to have the scented oil plugins all throughout the house to keep things smelling nice, I was excited to learn about the new Air Wick National Parks Collection:



I think it’s so cool that Air Wick is a proud supporter of the National Park Foundation, and that they’re helping to bring the scents of America’s beautiful parks into our homes.  I was especially intrigued to see what their version of the Grand Canyon was, since I’ve been there once and forget how it smells. 

I was also intrigued to try out the American Samoa, especially with the description of “sweet refreshing notes of native coconut and island palms” – I figured it might just bring back some great scented memories from our vacation to Punta Cana in 2002:


And a return visit in 2007:


We’re overdue going back, so the next best thing is to bring the island scents to us!

In conjunction with the National Parks Foundation there are six scents in the the new Air Wick National Parks Collection:

Grand Canyon: Be awestruck by the breathtaking majesty of Grand Canyon National Park and discover the subtle floral notes of delicate cactus blossoms carried in the warm summer breeze.

Virgin Islands: Find yourself in the idyllic paradise of Virgin Islands National Park and uncover the delightful notes of tropical plumeria and sweet honeysuckle.

American Samoa: Explore the lush paradise of American Samoa National Park to experience the sweet refreshing notes of native coconut and island palms.

Denali: Seek renewal in the sun-drenched valleys of Denali National Park to breathe in the clean notes of pure cotton grass and fresh spring air.

Gulf Islands: Bask in the fragrant scents that take you to the Gulf Islands, rich in white sand beaches and seashores that evoke sun-drenched sweet notes of a summertime paradise.

Hawaii: Escape to a tropical island sunset at Honokohau National Historical Park and savor the unspoiled notes of exotic papaya and hibiscus flower.

The Air Wick National Parks Collection is available in scented oils, scented candles, reed diffusers, and a freshmatic spray.

I was tickled to receive one of each of the new scents to try out:


They each have their own unique scent, each one just as awesome as the next.  Since I love all things tropical, my favorite is the American Samoa, and it really did have sweet refreshing notes of native coconut and island palms.  Oh yeah.  

All of the scents are so fresh, they radiate through the house – even the hubby was impressed and noticed how awesome the house smelled when I plugged them in – he doesn’t have a sensitive schnozz like I do, so him noticing and complimenting the scent was a major deal.

The National Parks limited edition collection was crafted by fragrance experts who spend countless hours creating the perfect harmony of fragrance notes representative of the natural elements found in these national parks and pays homage to the brand’s “The Craft of Fragrance” creative platform.  That would be a cool job, don’t you think? 

They sure did a great job capturing the perfect harmony – a very timely limited edition perfect for the upcoming summertime months.

The full range of products, available in stores now for a limited time (so don’t delay!), reasonably retail from $2.99 – $5.99 and includes scented candles, freshmatic auto spray refills, scented oils, and reed diffusers.

Which of the new National Park scents do you want to try most?





Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Air Wick. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  As always, all opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources.  See my disclosure policy here.