The 9 Products Domino Readers Shopped Most in September
From Courteney Cox’s home fragrance to very clever pet products.
Published Sep 30, 2022 3:02 PM
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It was (sob) all about sunsetting summer this month—September saw Domino readers stocking up on workhorse items for fall, like on-sale quilts, clever pet products, entertaining essentials, and spa-worthy scents for the great indoors. Whether it’s Drew Barrymore’s Amazon lint roller or a $48 set of acacia-wood cutting boards that you didn’t know you needed, here’s everything you added to your carts over the past 30 days.
After Domino’s art director, Kim Gray, shared her secret for keeping an overactive Boston terrier occupied during her workday, Domino readers were sold. This quirky product took the top-bought spot in our roundup of editor-approved pet products, and that’s not all: It was the best-seller in all of September. The bobble toy acts as a treat-dispensing puzzle when pawed at by bored pups; it’s designed to hold treats or kibble and can be easily customized to different difficulty levels based on your dog’s stimulation needs.
With more than 1,500 reviewers on Chewy, Gray is not alone in her reliance on this secret-pet weapon. “We love this toy in our household—it keeps our clever and easily bored pup occupied for as long as we need it to. I love how you can adjust the difficulty by changing the opening size,” one reviewer attests. Another wrote, “This thing is awesome! It keeps my beagle distracted/occupied a bit longer than a standard treat ball. I always put it out for her before I leave the house, and it has made the transition of leaving her uncrated a lot easier.”
Channel your inner Monica Geller with sprays and soaps from actor Courteney Cox—they smell every bit as good as they clean (though the candles and hand creams are pretty popular, too). Since the line’s launch, Domino readers haven’t been able to get enough of the nontoxic, fragrant formula. Past purchasers have left comments claiming they can’t stop cleaning, no matter if it’s wiping down their kitchen counters or doubling down on the dishes. Reviewers of the Kitchen Trio have left 40-plus comments gushing over the sophisticated silhouette of the bottle and pump designs, begging for refillable options. For now, the splurge on the single-use dispensers is totally worth it. By going all in on the bundle (which includes a multisurface cleaner, dish soap, and hand wash), you can save $5, then add on whatever else you’re interested in trying.
This turmeric-hued quilt is an online exclusive from Anthropologie; it promises to brighten your mood and add a soft touch to your bedscape. It’s lightweight enough to layer on top of your duvet and timeless enough to be the main star. While reviewers do note it’s a bit smaller in size than they were expecting, it’s even prettier in person (nearly every positive review remarks on the rich vibrancy of the yellow colorway), and the material itself has a lot of give, like your favorite cotton T-shirt. We suspect the greatest allure of this product is likely that it has been on sale since Labor Day. The original cost is currently discounted over $100, making even the California king size available for less than $300.
Do you often forget to snuff out lit candles or hate that your wall freshener can only be turned off when unplugged? Pura’s smart fragrance diffuser has won readers over with its digital controls and 100-plus fine fragrance scents, including new additions for fall (they’ve also been snatching up fall-inspired scents like Honeycrisp Oakwood and Pumpkin Chai).
The convenience, according to reviewers, is the biggest draw. From a Wi-Fi-connected app on a smart phone, users are able to control the strength of the chosen scents (you can fit two in at once); the duration and days you want it to run; and both the hue and brightness of the hidden LED nightlight (and when it’s even on). Many owners have actually bought multiple diffusers to place the nifty gadget “they love so much” throughout their home, before ending up “buying several as Christmas gifts.”
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We guessed readers would be all over this set of chunky wood cutting boards to present charcuterie and freshly baked slices of bread over the holidays. “Too pretty! I still have them on display and refuse to use them because of how pretty they are!” a verified buyer from New Jersey writes. “Great quality and look for a low price,” notes another from Maryland. The solid acacia wood does scratch, as reviewers have noted, so keep these pretties for grab-and-snack bites only. No matter if you decide to hang them, lean them against your backsplash, or stack them on your counters, we’re pretty confident the dark cuts of wood are just the warm detail your kitchen is missing.
Even celebrities can be influenced by a product going viral. Drew Berrymore’s official stamp of approval seemed to be the selling ticket for the ChomChom bandwagon. The original has 120,000 reviews (more than 90,000 of which are 5-star) and counting, and the limited-edition cat version already touts over 8,000! While it’s certainly a no-brainer for pet parents (having to haul out the vacuum to take care of the fur your cat or dog sheds day in and day out can grow…cumbersome), it’s a great replacement for any lint roller if you don’t happen to have a four-legged friend at home, too. And while the price initially seems a little steep, users quickly changed their tune after considering that the product is reusable and there are no sticky tapes or papers required. “What I’ve spent on sticky rollers has been more in the past. Worth it,” one reviewer shares. Another agrees, “I was hesitant because of the price, but I also didn’t want to spend hours manually picking off the built-up fur.”
On the heels of Gwenyth Paltrow’s bouclé chair debuting last year as an infamous CB2 best-seller—despite a $999 price tag—Walmart’s $279 dupe unsurprisingly rivaled its top-bought status. Domino readers loved the retailer’s affordable take on the sherpa-swivel seat so much that it’s now completely sold out. Don’t fret, because you can still get your hands on our second runner-up from Wayfair—which features a similar cozy look, bouclé feel, and 360-degree swivel mobility. It comes in a wider range of colorways as well: retro brown, stormy gray, forest green, and minimalist taupe. It’s a bit pricier than the winning Walmart iteration, but we’ll take it based on one reviewer’s particularly compelling praise: “This chair is so comfortable! I get compliments about it a lot. It’s the perfect dupe to the Gwyneth bouclé chair.”
It seems that our readers love Dropps just as much as we do. And, really, who wouldn’t want to try out a sustainable laundry pod filled with natural enzymes and plant-based ingredients powerful enough to scrub your dirty linens? Compared to other pods, Dropps is smaller and only what’s needed—too much detergent can actually leave a film on your clothes that will also come in direct contact with your skin. All you have to do is throw these in the drum and start your cycle up like usual; it’s one of the main reasons why so many previous purchasers also love it and keep coming back (if you subscribe, you can save 25 percent). As one of 2,000 positive reviews (87 percent are full 5 stars) notes: “I have been using the laundry pod subscription for over a year now after looking for a safer and more eco-friendly product than what the local stores offer. I have a family of six and the subscription lasts just the right amount of time—using one pod (sometimes two for bigger or dirtier loads) most days.”
Of all the bedding options available at Schoolhouse, whether that’s channeled cotton quilts or weighty coverlets, it’s the Stillwater Floral Quilt that our readers coveted most in September. Made in Portugal from 100 percent cotton, buyers continue to rave about this jacquard woven textile, nodding to the soft texture and color-blocked pattern. One purchaser even noted it’s the number-one reason they wanted the quilt in the first place. As one reviewer puts it, “This quilt is well made and looks like an antique quilt. When I ordered it, I felt it was expensive; however, when it arrived, the quality of craftsmanship made the price seem like a bargain.” And if you haven’t yet scooped it up for yourself, it’s currently 15 percent off during the brand’s annual fall sale from now until October 3.