I don't know what took me so long to realize that reed diffusers are an excellent way to scent the house. I guess I was worried about certain cats knocking them down and causing all kinds of domestic mayhem, so I stuck with messy lamp rings. But a couple of months ago when we moved house and replaced most of the floor and table lamps, I decided I no longer wanted to deal with the rings and gave diffusers a chance. I discovered they are perfectly feline resistant, as long as I place them out of the fuzzy ones' way.
I was in Bloomigdale's home store for some kitchen items when I saw the Voluspa display. I've smelled their products before and liked them a lot, but this time I was paying attention. The husband found several of them too sweet/foody for his taste, but agreed that they were all very nice and well made before ushering me back towards the Le Creuset section. But the following week some Voluspa products went on sale through one of the online retailers, so a couple of Italian Tangelo reed diffusers found themselves being shipped to me.
Italian Tangelo is a blend of citrus fruit- Italian Tangelo & Mandarin, Tangerine & Grapefruit, and that's exactly what you get. There's a nice balance between tart and sweet, it smells natural and edible and has a good through without making the area around it smell like it was sprayed with an air freshener. I turn the reeds upside down every other day, so the scent keeps flowing and true to the promise, it's very long lasting (they say four to six months. I've been using it for over a month now and it's still full and fresh). I keep the diffuser bottle in the base from its box for extra stability. It's quite nice and the black olored reeds add a nice touch. I see one in Baltic Amber in my near future.
Voluspa basic reed diffusers ($55) are available at Bloomingdale's, online and in store, as well as from several other online retailers.