What Does Your Car Scent Say About You?

Scent is a pretty powerful thing. It can conjure up memories and even change our mood. So, what does your car scent say about you?

New Car Smell

Ah, the purist! That little black tree air freshener is like the LBD of car scents. If you were perfume, you’d be something by Chanel. Now, one could argue you’re cheating a little if it’s not actually a new car, but you’ve got aspirations baby and that’s a trait to be admired. Go get ‘em, tiger.


Classic pine, you’re a free spirit who takes a pared-back approach to life. You love anything outdoorsy. One day you’d like to escape up the Wicklow mountains and set up a Christmas tree farm (very Taylor Swift). For now, you’ll settle for a festive car. Top tip: tuck one of these fresheners into a fake Christmas tree and get that authentic smell without the pine needles to hoover up.

The 100% Natural One

Did you know you can make your own naturally scented car freshener? Yep, all you need is a mason jar, some baking soda and your favourite essential oils. Let’s face it, if you’re doing this, you’re probably a big Pinterest fan and your car is already filled with all sorts of clever hacks.

The Fancy Designer One

Amazingly, some designer perfume houses now offer their bestselling fragrances as car scents. But you know that already - you’re always on top of the latest trends. You’re a fan of the finest things and your car always impeccably clean.

The Jelly Bean One

You’re a fun-loving person who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. You’re salt of the earth kinda gal – which is funny because your car smells so sweet.


The crowd-pleaser. I mean, who doesn’t like vanilla?

The Yankee One

Yes, the classic candlemaker does car scents too, so you can match your home scent to your car. If that’s your kinda thing, you’re next-level organised and we salute you.

The Fun One

You bought it primarily because you thought it looked fun. It probably lost its scent months ago but is still sitting on your dash because it's too cute to bin. You’re a classic procrastinator… who likes nice things.

No Scent

Prefer to keep things au naturel? Either you don’t follow the rules or, car scents make you sneeze - which is valid. Or you’re pregnant - also valid. Just make sure you’re keeping the place clean. You don’t want that kind of signature scent.