The intoxicating scent of fresh leather — which some may dub the “new car smell” — is one of the most enjoyable things about sitting in a brand new ride. But what do you do when you’re six months into your new SUV and all you smell is the stale scent of regret for letting your kids ruin the backseats with food, drinks, and everything in between?
For a long time, the solution — besides sending your car for a professional wash — has been in the form of a little pine tree that hangs from your rearview mirror. That, or a cheap plastic device attached to an air conditioning vent, which then slowly permeates your car with a nauseatingly sweet, fruity fragrance.
But your car — and you, of course — deserve so much better, so we’ve rounded up a handful of brands who make quality car fragrances to upgrade your journeys with.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.