Diffuser use has become something of a trend lately and the Aera wants to make it a better experience. My wife is a huge proponent of using a diffuser and she often has 2 or 3 going at a time. I used to scoff at her insistence that using a diffuser with essential oils was beneficial. I quickly changed my mind when she put one in our bedroom when I was having a bout of insomnia. Maybe it’s all in my head, but I slept really well that night and most nights after.
The Aera is an interesting gadget as it works by connecting to your smartphone. This gives the user the ability to schedule when the scent is delivered and how intense the scent will be. Aera claims over 70% of homes use some sort of home scenting product — scented candles, sprays, plug-ins, gels, or other product — but although some of these can smell quite nice, they provide inconsistent quality, and can’t properly scent an entire room.
The big difference is in the scent experience. Aera’s “secret” is the creation of tiny, micro-fine fragrance droplets (1/50th the diameter of a human hair) that get released into the air and convert immediately into a dry vapor, releasing all the fragrance components at once (whereas all other methods release elements sequentially based on rate of evaporation, changing the effect and quality of scent over time). Because of this, Aera can consistently scent a 1,000 SF room.
If you’ve ever used a diffuser in the past you know that the essential oils that go with it aren’t cheap. The Aera is no different in that regard, while the company does say that their $50USD capsules last around 2 months, good scent therapy is generally on the pricey side. That doesn’t mean the Aera isn’t worth it. It could very well be worth it to someone who loves diffuser’s and wants a solution such as this.
An Aera unit and one fragrance capsule (which lasts approximately 2 months) retail for $199USD. Capsules are generally $50USD each, and there’s also a simpler version of Aera (no internet-of-things or smartphone connectivity) for $99USD. Diffusers aren’t for everyone, but this could make a sweet little gift for that loved one in your life who does enjoy them.
Last Updated on November 28, 2017.