The iconic Tree-shaped air freshener is known as Little Trees in Europe, but the story starts in the USA and it is from there that the air freshener took over the world.
Over 60 years ago, a milk truck driver in northern New York complained to Julius Sämann about the smell of spilled milk. Sämann had lived and worked in the Canadian pine forests researching the extraction of aromatic oils from pine needles. He went to work and, using exceptional fragrances on specialty material, soon invented the first automotive air freshener. Julius Sämann gave his product the shape of a pine tree, and the first Little Trees air freshener was born!
The Little Trees air freshener is now known all over the world, and has appeared in numerous movies and television shows - over 1,500 at the last count!
With its great range of premium fragrances and designs on the unique, instantly recognisable Tree shape, Julius Sämann’s pioneering product has become a truly global symbol of freshness and superior quality.
Whilst the Tree continues to be enjoyed in ever-increasing numbers across Europe, the Little Trees brand now also offers a number of different air care products to meet the various demands of the modern consumer for premium quality fragrance.
In 2013 the Clip was launched – a colourful, contemporary and innovative air freshener which can be used almost anywhere. The super-discreet Invisi, powered by our own unique StediScent technology and designed to fit the car’s air vent, was added to the range in 2014, and the Bottle range of superior fragrances was introduced in 2015.
Commitment to Excellence
Julius Sämann was passionate about maintaining the excellent quality of his products. He insisted on rigorous testing and quality control procedures to ensure they consistently met or exceeded his high standards for fragrance, strength, and longevity. This commitment to excellence is still at the core of the brand today, ensuring the production of high-quality, long-lasting and affordable products which provide the best fragrance experience possible.