The Sweet Smell of Success
What It Is: As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in Winnipeg, which is known to outsiders for two things: cold winters and mosquito-ridden summers. However it’s problems like those that have led to awesome innovations like today’s featured brand, Aromaflage. In a nutshell? This spicy, woodsy-smelling perfume and candle collection repels mosquitoes, toxin-free, using a proprietary blend of EPA-approved essential oils. Awesome smell aside – because we’ve all winced at that pungent tang of regular mosquito sprays – Aromaflage products are toxin-free, meaning no DEET, Parabens, and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
Of course you’re probably wondering how effective a product that smells so good and is free from harsh chemicals can really be. The short answer is – very. Aromaflage has been tested against DEET-loaded formulas and performed just as well. The only minor hitch is it needs to be applied more often (every 2.5 hours), but otherwise it functions just as well as any other commercial brand.
Aromaflage is available in three handy products – a Purser spray, which has about 70 sprays (they recommend 6 sprays for a serious nature excursion, whereas a spritz or two should be enough to protect you for say, a backyard BBQ) for $30. A 50 ml flagship bottle, which has a whopping 700 sprays and is perfect for family camping trips. And a candle, so you can kick those funky-smelling citronella ones to the curb. Aromaflage is in the midst of launching a brand new scent called Aromaflage Wild, which offers the same bug-fighting prowess of their original scent, but with a unique new aroma for those looking to switch things up.
Want to learn more about this fantastic brand? Aromaflage will be on the Marilyn Denis Show on Friday, June 26 so you can watch it in action.
Who It’s For: Obviously Aromaflage is perfect for anyone that loves to get into the great outdoors – but even parents who are worried about chemicals and bugs alike will love it so they can safely protect their child while at the park.
What It Costs: Aromaflage’s products range from $30-$65 USD, although they also offer samples for $3.50, tons of gift sets, and some unique products like a 9-wick party candle. In Canada I spotted their products from $34 for the Purser.
Where It’s At: Aromaflage can be bought online, and it’s also available from a range of select Canadian retailers, including Muskoka Living, White Oaks Resort, and Petal & Post.
Want to fight off the skeeters this summer? I’ve got exciting news! I’m giving away an Aromaflage Wild Pocket Purser spray to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter – pay attention as it’s a little different than usual:
1) There’s three steps you’ve got to take to enter this giveaway. First, you must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address.
Secondly, leave a comment below telling me what you think of this awesome summer gift idea.
Finally, visit Aromaflage’s Facebook Page or Instagram Feed. Like / Follow them.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 11, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) BONUS ENTRY: You’ll notice on both of Aromaflage’s accounts they’ve posted a promo specifically for Canadian Gift Guide readers. Share that post onto your own Facebook / Instagram feed, use the tags #winwild #bewild, and link to it in a separate comment below. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have earned an extra entry into the draw!