The 10 Best Car Air Fresheners

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in December of 2017. If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle — which may or may not include scarfing down fast food meals when you're in a hurry or hauling around a bunch of sweaty teenagers and their smelly gear after a sporting event — treat yourself and your automobile to one of these air fresheners. They come in a variety of styles and refreshing scents to suit different preferences. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car air freshener on Amazon.

10. Accoutrements Bigfoot

9. Purggo Purifier

8. Ozium Eliminator

7. Febreze Midnight Storm

6. RoyAroma Acorn

5. Drive Natural

4. Airbreezy Sky

3. Little Trees Fruit Scents

2. Enoch Ionic

1. TT-Star Aromatherapy

Special Honors

Bel-Air Fresheners Enough with the cliché flavors of the past; Bel-Air puts creative options on the table for all types, from fruit-lovers (banana, mango, watermelon, raspberries) to nature fans (dark frost, eucalyptus, rain). They’re designed to slowly dispense freshness for two weeks, at which point you’ll probably want to bust out a replacement. belairfresheners.com

Suavecito Car You know that invigorating, masculine scent that tends to linger after a visit to the barber shop? That’s what pomade producer Suavecito aims to recreate. Pair this model with a grooming product, then prepare for an onslaught of positive feedback from those who get a whiff of your car or your hair. suavecito.com

Gent Scents Subscription services are all the rage these days, and Gent Scents has emerged as an intriguing option on the air freshener front. Each month, they’ll deliver a unique, elegant-looking item to your door, in a variety of scents that may include orange spice, musk, cedar, or teakwood and tobacco. gentscents.com

Editor's Notes

June 26, 2019:

The Ezoir Ionizer was no longer available, so we took it off the list. Even though the Yankee Candle Midsummer’s Night is still available, we decided to eliminate that as well, since numerous reports indicate that the fragrance is extremely weak (and isn’t particularly pleasant if you actually can smell it). Also removed the Sensible Needs Eliminator — too many users complain that it makes little to no impact on the scent within a vehicle.

These subtractions necessitated the addition of several items. The Ozium Eliminator are an interesting new choice, especially for those who would prefer not to display their air freshener for the world to see. They come in gel form, which allows the user to keep the odor-fighting product hidden under seats or even concealed somewhere in their home. On the flip side, we wanted to include an option geared toward those who do want to add some flair to their car — the RoyAroma Acorn is a decorative, rustic wooden nut that hangs from the mirror and doubles as an essential oil diffuser for revitalizing the stagnant air in the vicinity.

We’d say the most inventive item on the list is probably the Gent Scents option, found in the Special Honors Section. As you know, no freshener is permanent — which is why this subscription service makes so much sense. It will deliver one new masculine aroma to your door every month to replace the previous version once it wears off.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on June 27, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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