When you compare the primary scent systems on the market, you will find two primary solutions: affordable aerosol systems with limited coverage vs. expensive industrial scent systems.
Aerosol-based scent sprayers release large droplets of chemicals to saturate an area with scent, but they cover a very small space. Not only do these devices have a limited range due to the large droplets (limited to approximately 3 square meters) but those large droplets cannot remain suspended in the air or “fly” to cover a large area. To disperse the large droplets, these industrial sprayers rely on pulls that produce a shower effect, which results in an overpowering smell for consumers and employees. As droplets quickly settle, the scent loses its effectiveness, and bad odors return until the next “pull”.
Industrial scent diffusion systems convert mostly chemical and at times natural fragrances into a spray of fine mist in order to cover a larger space. Installation of such systems is typically very expensive, a long-term contract is usually required, and the cost of the monthly maintenance and of the fragrance supplies is often quite steep. Such systems are therefore not a viable solution for many businesses, especially those with spaces under 300 square meters.
Both solutions often rely on chemicals and on synthetic fragrances that saturate the environment with detergent, soap, alcohol and other ingredients to mask bad odors. These chemical agents can damage fabrics, harm plants and wildlife, and damage other assets in a business. This is why these devices are often limited to bathrooms, corridors and larger open areas. –What’s worse is that they don’t smell as good as natural fragrances, and don’t effectively eliminate bad odors.