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Febreze Flameless Luminary

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Febreze Flameless Luminary Photo Credit: Proctor and Gamble

The Bottom Line

If you have a huge home with big open spaces and you love strong scents, the Febreze Flameless Luminary might be the perfect solution for you. For those of us with smaller homes, enclosed spaces, or those of us who prefer more mellow scents, I don't think the Febreze Flameless Luminary is the best fit. While the design is beautiful, and the product delivers on its promises...the scent is just too much.
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  • The Febreze Flameless Luminary is beautiful and blends well into any home decor.
  • The flickering light from the Febreze Flameless Luminary made people believe it was a real candle.
  • The scent on the replaceable paper screen is strong.
  • The Febreze Flameless Luminary automatically shuts off after 4 hours.


  • The scent on the replaceable paper screens is strong...in fact, it is too strong.
  • The Febreze Luminary needs batteries to operate.


  • The Febreze Flameless Luminary Starter Kit retails for $15.00.
  • Refills come in packs of two and retail for $5.00.
  • Scents available include Green Tea Citrus, Cranberry Pear, and Pomegranate Mango and some limited seasonal scents.

Guide Review - Febreze Flameless Luminary

I love scented candles. It's almost an addiction with me. But I have to be careful, because with five kids, candles aren't always an option. So when Febreze sent their new Febreze Flameless Luminary to test, I was excited to try it out.

The Febreze Flameless Luminary has a reusable square plastic base with a light that flickers to mimic the look of a lit candle. When the base is turned on, and a paper shade is placed in it, it continues to flicker for up to 4 hours before automatically turning off.

The scented paper shades come in a sealed package with the Febreze Flameless Luminary starter kit and are available as refills as well.

The sample I received was green tea scented. When I initially opened it up, I was impressed by the citrus scent coming from the shade. I placed it on the base, turned on the luminary, and enjoyed a simulated candle that smelled fantastic.

But within a few minutes, the scent had become overpowering. Although it smelled good, it was just too strong. I moved the luminary to the other room, but the sent just kept filling the house. I tried putting the luminary up high. I tried putting it in the bathroom. And finally, I decided in desperation to remove the Febreze Flameless Luminary to the upstairs. The smell still kept coming. Within 2 days, the luminary had settled into a much more tolerable level of scent, but avoiding the interior of my house for 2 days seemed like a high price to pay.

I have to wonder if the other scents offered by Febreze would have the same strength. I'll admit, the Febreze Flameless Luminary is a beautiful addition to the home and blends in with your decor. The flickering tricked many visitors into believing it was a real candle. But the strength of the scent was just too much.

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User Reviews

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Dissapointed, Member nanagamma

I bought two of your flameless luminaries and i have not been happy. One of them works great, the other one i have replaced batteries and turned on and off numerous times. It will work for a few minutes and then it does not work again for days. I love the scent and safety of these im just disappointed. With your product.

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