Jun 22, 2022

Natural design cues: New look for Air Wick

Air Wick has unveiled a new visual identity for its range of scented plug-ins. Driven by a central brand vision of ‘Thriving Nature’, the new identity also acts to unify the range that was previously available in various visual representations.
Elisabeth Skoda

Infused with essential oils, Air Wick's Liquid Electricals sets out to enable people to enjoy the "best from nature" at home with a continuous release of the scent.

Responding to a desire for increasingly natural cues – both in brand design and experience – Air Wick-owner Reckitt’s brand experience team reinvigorated the range with a new pack design, incorporating bold, immersive imagery that anchors the product within a natural setting.

From Lavender Meadow to Mango Island Sunrise, each profile speaks to a mood or emotive state rather than a scent profile, with bold imagery giving people a sense of the experience each fragrance will deliver.

before and after

“One of the biggest challenges in home fragrance is that the sector was built on artificial scent profiles,” explains Darren Morgan, Global Brand Experience Lead, Air Wick, “something we are rapidly moving away from. For example, we now use a higher percentage of essential oils in each plug-in, so the experience is much higher quality.

“But there was still a disconnect between what people saw on pack and the experience they were getting at home. At Reckitt, innovation goes hand-in-hand with design, so the new design includes a dramatic reduction in plastic, with 100% of plastic removed from the packaging. This equates to a plastic reduction of more than 300,000 tons of plastic per year – a further demonstration to our commitment to preserving and celebrating the natural world.”

This new pack design created a blank canvas for the brand to showcase both the benefit of the product and emotive impact of each fragrance profile. Alongside immersive photography, a burst of sunlight now sits behind the Air Wick logo, radiating light across the pack, and the image of a leaf dripping with essential oils reinforces the high-quality nature of the product.

The new identity, sitting across 25 fragrances and 300 SKUs in different countries, was created in collaboration with Reckitt agency partners Marks, Springfield Solutions, and is in store now.

Elisabeth Skoda

Editor of Touchpoints magazine, writer for Packaging Europe magazine and design enthusiast!
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