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Welcome to a  sponsored post that sheds a bright light on what it’s like to live with stinky car syndrome. It’s common and the struggle is real people.

Sponsored Post | The JetSet FamilySniff. “What’s that smell? No, seriously! What is that awful smell?” I know you know what I’m talking about. That dialogue haunts me on a weekly, if not daily basis. As much as I try to immediately transport myself to a tropical paradise where the scent of Plumeria and coconut fills the air, I fail. Miserably. See, I’ve been blessed with this keen sense of smell, that even minutes trapped on a drive with Kiddo’s swim practice bag can immediately transport me to the NY Giants’ locker room after the big game. Now toss California traffic into the mix and and eating smelly sandwiches on the fly in between swim practice and acting classes and I’d rather be anywhere but here. 

“Ooooh that smell / Can’t you smell that smell?” – Lynyrd Skynyrd 

OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating a teeny tiny bit, but while it’s happening it feels like the end of the world. So I quickly in my mind come up with places I would much rather be…

Foo Fighters Concert

At a Rock Concert

Yes, I know, these can end up smelling just as bad as my car, but not just any rock concert. I would be completely lying if I said I was not chomping at the bit for a chance to see the 2016 Guns N’ Roses reunion tour, but I’m not talking about Coachella, I’m talking about where it all began: a small club warm-up show on the Sunset Strip. 

Girls Night #SquadGoals

Picture this: Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore, Adele, Khloe Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kahling, Reese Witherspoon and I kitchen dancing to Justin Timberlake while we bake cookies and sing at the top of our lungs to Foo Fighters and old NKOTB until our sides hurt from laughing so hard like Taylor Swift and her ridiculously famous girl squad. Is this so wrong? I mean c’mon, I’m practically on Drew’s holiday card list. Right? 

Who is in your girl squad? | The JetSet Family

In Rachel Zoe’s closet

I wonder if RZxo needs an archivist for her closet. You know, I can come in, take inventory, update the pieces per season, snap a gazillion Instagrams or perhaps just sit on the floor wrapped in a faux Chinchilla and Tom Ford sunglasses listening to Scarlet Begonias, hoping the one-and-only Stella McCartney will find me. Is that too much to hope for? 

Back to life. Back to reality.

Could you imagine? But noooooooo. Truth is, I’m not there, I’ll never be there, instead? I’m trapped in the carpool lane at school with something rancid left under the backseat that smells like death. The bright side? I don’t have to suffer any longer thanks to FreshTech™. I’ve been experiencing their car accessories, and truth be told, the mobile dual USB car charger and air freshener is a LIFE SAVER. It eliminates these odors for up to 30 days and allows me to plug my iPhone in and groove to my “Where I’d Rather Be” playlist on Spotify. Genius!

Kia Sonata FreshTec

And there are so many scents to choose from. Our favorites being: New Car Smell (obvs), Black Magic, Fresh Mist, Vanilla Bean, Tropical Explosion, and Apple Crisp.

FreshTech USB | The JetSet Family

The entire line of FreshTech™ products can be purchased in stores at Target Nationwide. For more information on the brand, I encourage to you  visit them online at:
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Promotional consideration has been furnished by FreshTech™. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience. 

Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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5 COMMENTS
  • Raijean January 20, 2016

    Love this! I’m going to try to check this out. I’m always looking for new products to try.

  • Danielle K January 20, 2016

    Oh I definitely need one of these. Between my son’s snacks and stinky sports clothes all over my car, I could use an air freshener!

  • diane January 20, 2016

    Tropical explosion would be nice. I would love to be transported in my head to someplace tropical!

  • Irina January 20, 2016

    I got one of these for my hubbs car. He really likes it. Fresh mist is one of their good scents and not over powering. ..

  • Heather Johnson January 20, 2016

    I would like to be in a ski lodge sitting in front of a roaring fire with a cup of peppermint hot cocoa in my hands as I watched the snow fall down outside.

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