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Monday, January 24, 2011

scentsy review

scentsy has an interesting concept for providing different scents in the room: rather than burning different materials (like candles or sticks) it uses a lightbulb to heat the wax. This provides a "smoke-free" way to enjoy your fragrances. An other advantage of the concept is that it keeps the warm glow of the candle. If scents are your thing and you don't like the smoke part, give this a try. Take care however that some people are sensible to strong scents and they can have adverse reactions (like headache). The electric system can help here also: you can use an electric timer (easy to find is most places) to control the dosage. This is also helpful if you are concerned (as I am) about electric appliances overheating.

A couple of final thoughts:
  • it uses its own checkout system rather than something more known like Google Checkout. I would recommend using a one-time creditcard (like the ones offered by PayPal) for added safety (I just don't feel comfortable giving my creditcard details to small merchants)
  • it has an A rating on BBB (which is good)
  • it also has some kind of a referral system. I would strongly advise people against participating in such systems, but if the products are good, buy them.
Full disclosure: this is a paid review from ReviewMe. Under the terms of the understanding I was not obligated to skew my viewpoint in any way (ie. only post positive facts).


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