Like many products, air fresheners have their own instructions for use. It is important to follow these in order to make the most of the product and to use it safely.
Always refer to the instruction manual's directions for use, which appear either in writing or in pictogram form.
Controlling the intensity of fragrance
Most car air fresheners allow you to control the intensity of the fragrance. For paper air fresheners, (particularly for air freshener packets, like the Little Trees) unpack the product gradually - about 1 cm per week on average-
Other hanging air fresheners each have their own solution for controlling the diffusion of their scent. For example, the intensity of the Fashion Car fragrance is controlled by regularly turning the little bottle so that the perfumed scent can be dispersed by the wooden stopper.
Clip-on diffusers for attaching to air vents, such as the EGO car air freshener release the fragrance according to how high you select the ventilation control of your car.
Where to put your air frehener
Most people hang their air fresheners on the rear view mirror, but that's not the only place you can put them (see our "Where to hang my Little Tree?" article)
However, manufacturers specify that the air fresheners should always be placed out of contact with other surfaces. So do not put them on the dashboard or the gear stick! Unless this is indicated on the packaging, like with Clip ARBRE MAGIQUE air fresheners that can be placed wherever you think appropriate.
Air fresheners are not for playing with
Air fresheners are not toys. It is important to keep them out of reach of children and animals. It is equally important to avoid the risk of swallowing the product or allowing it to come into contact with skin. Moreover, by touching an air freshener, you are coming into direct contact with perfume fragrances, and if you rub your eyes, for example, you risk irritating them, just like with a perfume or any other cosmetic product.
Using compliant products
It is essential to use products that conform with current regulations. The manufacture of air fresheners is in fact subject to a number of standards set out by the international organisation, IFRA (International Fragrance Association)
Founded in the 1970s and based in Switzerland, IFRA regulates the fragrance industry on an international level. Its aim is to establish standards that serve as a benchmark for the manufacture of air fresheners, in order to allow users to safely enjoy scented products.