Everyone loves a clean environment that smells good, but sometimes our cars have certain odors that we can’t seem to get rid of. These odors may be dog smell, rotten groceries that you forgot in your trunk, or the smell of smoke if you used to be a smoker or if you bought your car from a smoker. Whatever it is, a sure way to get rid of smells in your car is a good car air freshener; as long as you get rid of the cause of the odor, air your vehicle out for a while, and use the air freshener, your car will smell fantastic after it’s all done!

1.   Yankee Candle Car Fragrance Jar

Yankee Candle’s Car Jar comes in numerous scents, with exciting names for the scents, e.g., Black Coconut, Turquoise Sky, Bahama Breeze, Beach Walk, etc. These car jars can last up to two to four weeks and are perfect for hanging in your car. The car jar comes packaged in paperboard, and this paperboard is infused with fragrance that can last up to a month. Yankee Candle is 100% recyclable, so you do not have to worry about harming the environment.

Yankee Candle Ultimate CAR JAR-ULT V3 BC BB TS P2, 3-Pack, 3 Count
  • Hangs easily in car, home, or any space
  • Up to 2-4 weeks fragrance life
  • Measures .15 inches L x 3.08 inches W x 7.75 inches H
  • 0.5 ounce
  • Country of origin: USA

2.   Little Trees Black Ice Air Freshener

Little Trees is a world-famous car air freshener brand. Little Trees air fresheners are all shaped like an abstract evergreen tree, so they add beauty and a fantastic fragrance to your car. Little Trees Black Ice Air Freshener has a mature, mysterious, and masculine scent of woods and citrus that invades your vehicle in the best way. This car air freshener is strong, long-lasting, and high-quality, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best use out of Little Trees.

Little-Trees Black Ice Little Tree Air Freshener- 24 Pack
  • Black ice little tree air freshener
  • Brisk clean scent
  • Bold attractive packaging
  • World-famous quality

3.   PURGGO Car Air Freshener

PURGGO Car Air Freshener is made with hemp and bamboo, two sustainable and renewable natural resources. You can use PURRGO’s bamboo charcoal as fertilizer at the end of its lifecycle. Unlike most car air fresheners in the market, PURGGO’s air freshener contains zero chemicals and fragrances. Because of this, it is safe for you, your friends and family, and your pets; with this air freshener, you no longer have to worry about people with allergies, asthma, etc., reacting to your air freshener.

This air freshener is an excellent choice because it does not mask odors; it eliminates them. PURGGO’s car air freshener lasts for more than 365 days – the average car air freshener only lasts up to 45 days. Thus, with PURGGO’s air freshener, you can save your money.

PURGGO Car Air Freshener - Lasts 365+ Days - No Chemicals - 100% Activated Bamboo Charcoal - Fragrance-Free Deodorizer, Natural Auto Odor Eliminator, Air Purifier, Neutralizer, Absorb Smoke Smell
  • CHEMICAL-FREE - Contains no fragrance, no plastic, no chemicals. PURGGO is made with 100% bamboo charcoal that naturally absorbs odor. PURGGO is healthy and safe for you, your kids, and your pets. It's also great for people with allergies, asthma, stuffy nose, and other breathing sensitivities.
  • ELIMINATE (NOT MASK) ODOR - Porous bamboo charcoal acts like a big sponge. As air organically passes through, odor particles are trapped on the surfaces inside the charcoal. PURGGO actually removes odor, rather than covering it up!
  • LASTS MORE THAN 365+ DAYS - The world's longest lasting car air freshener. PURGGO can be used for more than 365 days, while common car fresheners only last up to 45 days. Save your time and money. Say NO to pricey refills.
  • SUSTAINABLE - Made with bamboo and hemp, two of the most renewable natural resources in the world. At the end of its lifecycle, PURGGO’s bamboo charcoal can be used as a natural fertilizer for your plants.
  • FRESH AIR GUARANTEED - We are dedicated to providing amazing customer service. We are confident that your car will smell fresh and clean all year long with PURGGO. Contact our responsive customer service team if you are not satisfied with your purchase, and we’ll make it right.

4.   Meguiar Air Re-Fresher

Meguiar’s Air Re-Fresher replaces the old smell of your car with a pleasant new car scent. When you use this air re-fresher, you can be sure that it permanently removes odors from your vehicle. Before using this air-refresher to eliminate odors from your car, clean out your car, then ensure that no living thing is in it (no person, pet, or plant). After you have done these preliminary steps, set your vehicle’s fan on high and close all windows – this ensures that the air-refresher moves throughout the cabin and into your car’s ventilation. Then turn on the air-refresher and let it work for 15 minutes before airing out your car.

Meguiar's G16402 Whole Car Air Re-Fresher Odor Eliminator Mist, New Car Scent, 2 Fluid Ounces
  • Permanently eliminates odours on a molecular level
  • Simple one time use aerosol refreshes every area of your car
  • Leaves a pleasant new car scent behind
  • Aerosol mist moves through the ventilation system, across the headliner and in-between all other hard to reach areas, eliminating odours and leaving a fresh scent in its place

5.   Febreze Unstopables Car Air Freshener

Febreze Unstopables Car Air Freshener is in the form of a vent clip whose intensity you can adjust from low to high. The vent clip attaches to your car’s vent and works with your vehicle’s airflow to deliver the clean scent of clean laundry throughout your vehicle. It eliminates odors from your car for up to 30 days.

Febreze Unstopables Car Air Freshener, Unstopables Fresh Scent, Odor Eliminator for Strong Odor Car Vent Clips, .07 Fl Oz (3 Count)
  • Eliminates trapped car odors with an irresistible scent
  • Transform your world with the airy laundry vibes of Unstoppables fresh. Who has time to do actual laundry, anyways?
  • Removes stinks for up to 30 days by adding even more freshness with your car's air flow
  • Simple to activate: push the vent clip until you hear it click in
  • Adjust the scent Intensity from low to high and explore your bold side

6.   mEssentials Tree of Life Aromatherapy

This Tree of Life Aromatherapy is a car air freshener that uses essential oils to improve the scent of vehicles. Essential oils are very therapeutic and soothing; essential oils help reduce pain and relieve stress for many people. The entire kit includes four 5ml essential oils, eight felt refill pads, and a tree of life car vent clip. Apply a few drops of essential oil on a felt pad and place it inside the tree of life diffuser, which you can then clip onto your car’s vent.

mEssentials Tree of Life Aromatherapy Car Air Freshener Essential Oil Car Vent Diffuser With Vent Clip and 8 Color Refill Pads 4 Essential Oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Inner Calm, Zen) Gift Set
  • Tree of Life Aromatherapy Car Air Freshener Essential Oil Car Vent Diffuser With Vent Clip and 8 Color Refill Pads 4 Essential Oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Inner Calm, Zen) Gift Set

7.   American Covers Inc. Refresh Vent Stick

This Vent Stick provides a refreshing, new car scent to your car and eliminates odors in your vehicle. You insert the vent stick into your car’s vent and watch as it works its magic in your car. The refresh vent sticks work discreetly from your vehicle’s vents to clean out any lingering odor – so if you do not want an air freshener that you have to hang in your car, this is an excellent choice.

Refresh Your Car! 09431Z Auto Vent Stick, New Car, 6 Per Pack
  • Provides a refreshing scent to elminated unwated odors
  • An affordable and easy-to-use approach to adding incomparable scents to your car
  • Simply attach to any vent in your vehicle
  • Use your car's own air system to dispense amazing scents
  • 6-Pack of Refresh vent sticks

8.   CS-X3 Squash Car Air Freshener

The CS-X3 Car Air Freshener is in the shape of a cassette, and it is made of high-quality plastic that ensures the longevity of the air freshener, even after refills. The inner part of the air freshener contains a refillable cartridge and a slider that you can use to adjust the strength of the scent. For optimum lifespan, please do not place the air freshener on the dashboard where the sun can reduce its lifespan; instead, keep it away from sunlight (under the glove box is a good option).

CSX3 Squash Air Spencer Bundle of CS-X3 Squash Air Freshener Unit and Refill Cartridge 2 Packs
  • Bundle of one CS-X3 Squash (H4) Air Freshener and two (C10) Refill Cartridges
  • Fresh candy like scent
  • Black and gray case with blue accents
  • Includes double sided tape to be mounted to vehicle dashboard
  • Made in Japan

9.   Yankee Candle Square Starter Kit

You can accessorize your vehicle with Yankee Candle’s Square Starter Kit, including a fragrance-filled locket, one refill, a bangle, and a Yankee Candle logo charm. The fragrance comes in various scents such as Pink Sands, Bahama Breeze, Clean Cotton, Midsummer’s Night, etc. You can hang the bangle with the locket and logo charm on your car’s rear-view mirror or any other place. This charming starter kit dramatically improves your driving experience and makes your vehicle uniquely yours.

Yankee Candle Square Starter Kit, Pink Sands, Charming Scents
  • Like an exotic island escape, pink sands is a beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet floral, and spicy vanilla
  • This 4-piece kit includes the bangle, refillable locket, Yankee Candle logo charm, and a fragranced ceramic refill in your choice of popular scents
  • One fragrance refill lasts up to 30 days
  • Bangle has brushed nickel finish
  • Perfect for the car, on a key chain or bag, in small spaces, or anywhere you want to enjoy your favorite Yankee Candle fragrance

10.   Chemical Guys New Car Smell

This Premium Air Freshener from Chemical Guys gives your car a new car smell after you have cleaned it out and removed the source of the odor. You can easily recreate that fresh car smell that we all love by spraying this air freshener in your car. For optimum performance, wipe down your car, clean your vehicle’s upholstery and spray this air freshener. It destroys any lingering odors and replaces them with that fresh car smell.

Chemical Guys AIR_101_16 New Car Smell Premium Air Freshener and Odor Eliminator (16 Oz)
  • Premium air freshener formulated with unique fragrances engineered to smell just like a new car
  • Natural enzymatic air freshener: Work by eliminating odors and reducing new odors; this powered new revolutionary formulation works enzymatically
  • Concentrated: Can be diluted with upto 2 gallons of distilled water
  • Superior perfume quality provides strong deodorizing capabilities; lasts for weeks
  • One spray is all you need for a full size vehicle. Recreate the magic of a brand new car

Give Your Vehicle an Amazing Scent

This list of car air fresheners is in no particular order, i.e., the air fresheners are not ranked in terms of how efficient they are. You can decide which you think is best for your car, but know that your car will smell good regardless of which air freshener you choose.

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