Hyascent's hourglass diffusers (you turn it once or twice a day, the scent drips from the top to the bottom and is diffused through the wood rings) are pretty darned good-looking, with a price to match ($169 at Neiman Marcus — only $11 less than the Diptyque version*). They last for about 6 months, and they say they are going to sell refills but there aren't any on their website yet. There are 9 scents, not one of which grabs me offhand but Bourbon Joy (vanilla, mandarin, cedar and muguet) or Bliss Me (fig, jasmine, violet leaf, vanilla and amberwood) might work for fall.
* Diptyque's Le Sablier comes with 75 ml of juice; the Hyascent comes with 180. No idea if they are of equal strength, though, so that might be misleading in terms of cost.
It is hard to imagine spending $170 on air-freshener, but if I could, these look really nice. We had some reed diffuser thingy for a while, but I hated turning over the reeds and invariably I got too much of the perfume on my hands–and it was powerful stuff. I like the elegant simplicity of this system. Hopefully, others will copy the concept at a lower price point, with decent scents!
Same…that is way too much money for me. Even at $100, I’d want to know the price of the refills, and at least with Diptyque I’d be familiar with the scents already, and fairly sure they are not going out of business before I buy my refill.
Also you can’t switch scents with this one, because they aren’t selling the wood rings separately.
(also just noticed this wording on the Diptyque Le Sablier: ” it can then be refilled one time with the same scent” — so I am probably never going to buy either of them)