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13 Unusual Air Fresheners for Offbeat Noses

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Who wants a little tree in their car when they can have bacon? These air fresheners double as a fun decoration long after the scent fades away.

1. BIGFOOT; $6

Cryptozoologists will love having a sasquatch dangling from their rearview mirror. From the right angle, it looks like the mysterious beast is crossing the car’s path. So what does a Bigfoot freshener smell like? Apparently a lot like his natural habitat: pine trees.

Find it: Amazon

2. DONALD TRUMP; $6

Regardless of political beliefs, we can all agree that Trump has some strange hair. Celebrate this unusual ‘do with this air freshener, which smells like lemon.

Find it: Amazon

3. BACON; $6

Everyone loves the smell of bacon, so it makes sense to bring it everywhere you go, right? Now your car can smell like a fresh pan of sizzling meat thanks to this air freshener.

Find it: Amazon

4. EDGAR ALLAN POE; $6

The morose will enjoy (or at least approve of) this air freshener dedicated to one of history’s gloomiest poets. It smells like "Poe-pourri.”

Find it: Amazon

5.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; $6

Channel your inner bard with this Shakespeare air freshener. While you might expect it to smell like old scrolls or possibly a rose, the manufacturers decided to go the punny route: The official scent is called "Shakespearmint.”

Find it: Amazon 

6. PLAGUE DOCTOR; $10

This creepy air freshener draws its inspiration from the Middle Ages when the Bubonic Plague was in full swing. The 5-inch hanging air freshener glows in the dark and mercifully smells like bubblegum.

Find it: Amazon

7. BREAKING BAD; $8

Drive around with an accurate likeness of the infamous drug dealer, Heisenberg. The officially licensed freshener smells like strawberries. If that sounds a little too sweet for you, there is also this lemon-scented one.

Find it: Amazon

8. HELLO KITTY; $6

For another fruity air freshener, Hello Kitty has a hot pink option. They come in packs of two, so you can give one to a friend.

Find it: Amazon

9. ILLUMINATI; $8

You might not be an official member of the Illuminati, but you could gain some favor with the secret (and most definitely imaginary) organization with this flashy, 3-inch air freshener. The double-sided design features the iconic all-seeing eye in a triangle. It smells like musky hegemony and is “officially licensed.”

Find it: Amazon 

10. SQUIRREL IN UNDERPANTS; $4

If you love squirrels but think they need a lesson in modesty, this air freshener is the perfect thing for your car. The covered-up woodland creatures are a little over 4 inches tall and come with a string for hanging. They have a forest fresh scent that smells as clean as their briefs look.

Find it: Amazon

11. CHANDELIER; $4

Friends and family won’t even notice all the fast food wrappers that litter your car when they see this air freshener. The classy chandelier shape gives off such an air of high society that riders will feel like they’re being driven around in a limousine.

Find it: Perpetual Kid 

12. DOLE WHIP; $16

Those nostalgic for the Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland can get their fix with an air freshener that smells like the famous Dole Whip. No one can resist the refreshing smell of pineapple ice cream.

Find it: Amazon

13. DRAKE; $7

You probably don’t realize how badly you need a Drake air freshener. Etsy store darlingBhuman explains that “Drake is always looking so clean, so fresh—like he just emerged from a luxurious bubble bath.” Therefore, the air freshener that has a clean scent that will keep your car as fresh as Drake's rhymes.

Find it: Etsy

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A New Chew Toy Will Help Your Dog Brush Its Own Teeth
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Few pet owners are willing to sit down and brush their pet's teeth on a regular basis. (Most of us can barely convince ourselves to floss our own teeth, after all.) Even fewer pets are willing to sit calmly and let it happen. But pet dental care matters: I’ve personally spent more than $1000 in the last few years dealing with the fact that my cat’s teeth are rotting out of her head.

For dog owners struggling to brush poor Fido’s teeth, there’s a slightly better option. Bristly, a product currently being funded on Kickstarter, is a chew toy that acts as a toothbrush. The rubber stick, which can be slathered with doggie toothpaste, is outfitted with bristles that brush your dog’s teeth as it plays.

A French bulldog chews on a Bristly toy.
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Designed so your dog can use it without you lifting a finger, it’s shaped like a little pogo stick, with a flattened base that allows dogs to stabilize it with their paws as they hack at the bristled stick with their teeth. The bristles are coated in a meat flavoring to encourage dogs to chew.

An estimated 80 percent of dogs over the age of 3 have some kind of dental disease, so the chances that your dog could use some extra dental attention is very high. In addition to staving off expensive vet bills, brushing your dog's teeth can improve their smelly breath.

Bristly comes in three sizes as well as in a heavy-duty version made for dogs who are prone to ripping through anything they can get their jaws around. A Bristly stick costs $29 and is scheduled to start shipping in October. Get it here.

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Yes, You Can Get Retailers to Price Match Amazon
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With the recent demise of brick-and-mortar brands like Toys"R"Us, some experts have blamed the downsized or halted operations on Amazon. The online shopping giant—which recorded nearly $178 billion in sales in 2017—depends on low prices, cheap (or free) shipping, and massive inventory to trample physical stores.

But not all retailers are capitulating to the idea that Amazon will inevitably be a consumer’s cheapest shopping option. According to Money, a number of stores are allowing employees to price match the company in an attempt to retain business. Among them: Nordstrom, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Staples. (A full list is viewable here.)

Naturally, terms and conditions apply. While they vary by store, items typically need to be in stock on Amazon’s site and sold directly, not by third parties. If a price requires a coupon or other additional step, it may not qualify for a deal. On the plus side, several retailers, like Home Depot and J.C. Penney, will not only match Amazon’s price but beat it by 5 to 10 percent as an added incentive to retain your business. Typically, you’ll either have to provide proof of the lower price or direct a sales associate on how to locate it online. In the case of appliances and other big-ticket items, the product also needs to have an identical model number, which can get tricky, as manufacturers often provide slightly different models to different retailers.

On the chance you find a lower price offline and want Amazon to match it, you might be out of luck. The company doesn’t offer price matching as a policy, though anecdotal reports say that their customer service team does have some leeway when it comes to lowering prices on a case-by-case basis.

[h/t Money]

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