Lovingly dubbed the “new car smell”, there’s something about the intoxicating scent of fresh leather, that many consider one of the best things about getting a new ride. But what happens when you’re six months into your new SUV, and all you’re left with 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 come 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 enhance your journeys, and make your daily ride a much more pleasant experience.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.