Why Our Industrial Air Freshener Blocks Outdo All Others

There are several answers to the question as to why our commercial air-freshener blocks, more famously known as our Squair wafer refills, perform better than any others found in the modern marketplace.

Most notably, we are the actual inventor of the original scented wafer!

Yes, you read it right, and while many have tried reproducing our product, none have ever been able to replicate the quality and performance of our Squairs.

As the originator, our experience in developing formulations spans more than seven decades, a fact very few can boast, and with that comes years of advancements, product refinements and an understanding of ambient scenting and odor control newcomers simply can’t match.

But it’s one thing to rely solely on age and wisdom to boast a product is the best in its category; it’s another to explain exactly why our wafers outperform all others.

In this post, our team does exactly that!

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Being the inventor, or “first mover”, of a successful product comes with many advantages. In the words of Amy Drury, “Being first typically enables a company to establish strong brand recognition and customer loyalty before competitors enter the arena. Other advantages include additional time to perfect its product”.

Truer words have never been spoken! 

In addition to our 70+ years of innovations, each of our fragrance blends are field-tested by our team members in actual commercial restrooms before being released.

Testing includes analysis of 30-60-day performance, evaporation rates, product uniformity and any changes in fragrance balance. We also spend quite a bit of time evaluating hedonic testing, which “describes the degree of consumer acceptance and satisfaction regarding the fragrance attributes.” Each fragrance is refined accordingly and those that don’t meet our standards are removed from our commercial repertoire.

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As if that were not enough, we also have our own in-house fragrance manufacturing division, enabling us to create new, high-quality fragrance blends on a dime and in line with market trends and analysis.

Speaking of quality, our master perfumers and operators also source only the highest quality essential oils and ingredients, all of which meet all guidelines and quality standards set by The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Oregon Tilth, International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).


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And as far as industrial science, our dedicated and knowledgeable staff of researchers and chemists are aided by the most cutting edge tools that money can buy. These include: mass spectrometry, distillation, gas chromatography, head space analysis, extraction and quality control technology.

Finally, from a practical standpoint, our Squair wafers are easy to use, efficient and economical and they can be used within most air freshener dispensers, no matter what make or model!

But it doesn’t stop there …

Air Fresheners Can’t Exist Without Effective Odor Control

Fragrance is only half of the equation when it comes to air fresheners; the other half has to do with odor control. All of our wafers are infused with the most effective molecular odor neutralizing additive in the marketplace — a product famously known as Metazene.

Metazene is a colorless additive that serves as a fragrance fixative which contains no formaldehyde. This means that it is safe for humans, animals and the environment.

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This neutralizing agent runs rings around conventional air freshener sprays that merely mask odors from smoking, stale food, and chemical smells within commercial interior spaces such as: offices, apartment complexes and industrial plants. 

These sprays can never permanently eliminate malodors, and their use often backfires and worsens the smell by blending with bad odors that are already present, making them stronger, more unpleasant and more difficult to eradicate. 

Although Metazene has been around since the turbulent days of World War II, its innate volatility thwarted early attempts to prepare it. It took many years of trial and error to perfect a concentrate that was both stable and pure. 

Products containing Metazene are the answer to the elimination of all molecular airborne malodors arising within industrial and commercial spaces, particularly in high volume places, such as public restrooms and trash room areas.

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Introducing Our New Larger XL Scent Blocks!

In addition to our regular-sized Squair wafers, we recently introduced our new XL Scent Block air freshener wafers, which are a new improved version of our iconic Squair wafers! 

The XLs are larger in size, contain 50% more fragrance load and are built for extra powerful performance, making them perfect for hotter climates and warm indoor spaces or anywhere additional fragrance intensity and longevity is required!

XL Scent Block Air Freshener

Unique Fragrances For Commercial Air Freshening

The following represent our extensive roster of the most popular and effective fragrances employed for our XL scent blocks, as well as our Squair wafers, each of which work perfectly in tandem with both our Aroma One and Odyssey air freshener dispensers.

XL Scent Block Wafer Fragrances

Aloe Blossom

Whispering of early spring and the emergence of rejuvenation and warmth, this sweet-smelling bouquet is comprised of complex floral, lush and cleansing frangapani with herbal green aloe touches. These aspects promote a calming effect, mental clarity, vitality and stability.


This warm and inviting scent speaks sweetly to the comforts of home and hearth, especially but not exclusively at holiday time. Scrumptious delectables bursting with irresistible aromas waft from a family oven and settle in the mind’s eye, always on the verge of recall. 

Although cozy and joyful, it is at the same time a fragrance that can boost mental clarity. Sweet, spicy-and hot, cinnamon stands alone as a condiment to remember, as does this memorable scent that lovingly mimics its odor profile.

Fresh Laundry

Clean sheets swaying softly on a clothesline in a warm summer breeze conjure images of times long past. 

This fragrance features elements of smooth clean cotton, energizing cool water and the woody floral aspects of powdery violet, sweet, bitter, salty anise seed and crisp apple. Musky driftwood finishes this scent so reminiscent of the simple comforts of home and hearth 


An intense and haunting blend of delightful aspects, this scent opens with a top note featuring fruity, berry influences and a cascade of sparkle and effervescence. 

These aspects soon stream into a heart note characterized by powdery violet, and fresh, woody-nuanced raspberry. This memorable fragrance finished with a base note of rich, warm and sugary vanilla musk.

Pumpkin Spice

Inspired by holiday pleasures and the many delectable aromas associated with autumn and winter, this fragrance features a top note of fresh-picked pumpkin, buttery pie crust and a touch of spice. 

A heart note of warm, inviting and piquant cinnamon and aromatic, fiery clove soon emerges and streams eventually into a caramelized sugary, spicy maple and lush and luxurious vanilla base note that completes the scent.

Our Squair Wafer Fragrances

Below is a listing and a partial description of the many wafer scents available for a Squair wafer refills.

Apple – A citrusy/fruity scent dominated by streams of fruity and floral nuances.

Berry Blast – An invigorating fragrance bursting with notes of fruits and berries.

Cherry – This popular fragrance is always associated with sweet, good things. Rife with elements of fruity sweet almonds, it always creates a sugary, comforting and cozy ambiance.

Cinnamon  – See above description

Cinnaspice – The holidays invade the present with just one whiff of this scent that bursts with the flavors of delectable goodies cooking in a family oven.

Endless Summer – A fruity/floral bouquet that mirrors the essence of summer warmth and exotic splendor.

End Smoke – This slightly minty and simple aroma is tinged with nuances of spice, refreshing pine and strawberry-banana toned bubble gum. Its power lies with the inclusion of the Metazene additive, which destroys bad odors at the molecular level.

Freesia – This refreshing, floral and woody fragrance drives from a South African flower that is one of the most popular in the world and is often selected in wedding bouquets because it symbolizes both the purity of the bride and the trust between the couple.

Fresh Raine – An uplifting fragrance that conjures a journey into the deep, green darkness of a night in the forest after a rainfall.

Golden Mango – The bouquet of this vanilla/gingery fragrance contains elements of citrus, floral and spicy tones blended with vanilla and musk.

Grapefruit – A floral/citrusy and invigorating fragrance marked by aspects of orange, lemon, raspberry, orange blossom and musk.

Home Sweet Home – A warm and cozy fragrance conjuring recall of the comforts of home and hearth.

Island Breeze – This alluring tropical fragrance opens with a top note of sugary, spicy strawberry, milky coconut, succulent pineapple and exotic mango. These aspects give way to a heart note of jasmine and bitter, sweet and sour anise. The fragrance completes with a base note marked by honey-like and elegant vanilla and fruity nectar.

Jazzmania – A beguiling name suggestive of the unforgettable Golden Age of Jazz, this fragrance features exotic floral and fruity aspects.

Lambrusco – Luscious fruity, woody, floral and citrusy elements form the framework of this popular fragrance that is dominated by the leafy, rosy freshness of lavender.

Laundry Fresh – A passing moment in time marked by freshly laundered sheets swaying in a soft summer breeze dominate this fragrance with its overtones of fresh, soft clean cotton and refreshing cool water.

Lemon – A sour-sweet scent that speaks to the essence of freshness and cleanliness like no other.

Lilac – An exotic, romantic and exhilarating bouquet comprised of redolent floral and woody elements. 

Linen – A fresh iconic scent that captures the quintessence of clean fresh linen with its varied elements of cotton, rose, clove leaf and floral cashmere.

Mulberry – See above description.

Orange Frosty – Citrus, fruity and floral elements define this full-bodied  and invigorating fragrance.

Pina Colada – A tropical sweet fragrance featuring nuances of creamy coconut and fruity pineapple.

Pomegranate – Rich and fruity, this scent blends sugary, juicy notes of pomegranate and strawberry with a smooth and creamy vanilla base.

Raine – An earthy scent marked by notes of cotton, green fir needle/pine, lemon, lime zest, night blooming violet, patchouli and the forest after rain.

Red Raspberry – A fragrant, berry/floral combination of sensually nuanced tones of exotic vanilla nectar defines this compelling scent.

Spring Time – This rejuvenating fragrance captures the essence of early spring and inspires hope and renewal with its elements of newly mown grass and earthy after-the-rain nuances.

Tropicana – An inviting and seductive scent that whispers of shimmering white sands and dazzling tropical sunsets.

Vanilla – Enticing and alluring, this scent evokes luxury, elegance and sensuality.

Vanilla Kreme – A scrumptious South Sea island fragrance with a name inspired by the world’s most iconic donut.

Winter Fir And Balsam This evocative winter fragrance conjures holiday memories that live forever in the mind’s eye that fragrantly stream with vivid and scrumptious aromas like cinnamon, roasting chestnuts, firewood, fresh apple pie, pine and woody fir.

In Conclusion

We have been a leading force within the ambient air-care industry for more than seventy years. Our fragrances, air fresheners and odor control products far exceed industry standards and our scent delivery systems are ideal for all commercial spaces, both large and small.

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Our customer service reputation remains unblemished down through the decades and we stand behind all of our products. Our expertise in both ambient scent marketing and sensory branding have evolved over time, aided by the advent of cutting edge technologies.

Our sensory marketing specialists and master perfumers understand that a pleasing scent must integrate seamlessly with the setting in which it is placed in order to be effective. 

If you’re a scent marketing company, restroom hygiene or Jan San Supply company or you’re a business owner of any size, and you’re looking for the very best in powerful high performance wafer refills with the most cost effective and diverse range of fragrance options, we are the company to call! 

Do it today. We’re here to help!

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