“ Brand: Anatomicals / Type: Breath Fresheners „
This is a brilliant hand-bag product for any girl about to venture on a night out, for use in the daytime or just as a product for daily-use or part of your holiday takeaway kit. With one sprits of Anatomicals "Snog Me Senseless" your mouth feels refreshed and ready to take on the world. I always carry mine with me on a night out because whilst you're dancing away or waiting to get a drink at the bar, you can sometimes feel very dehydrated and this spray makes you feel a lot better. However, the flavour of the product isn't to everyone's taste. It's quite bitter, a little bit like that clove oil that you rub on your gums for toothache. I'm not sure whether if I did start "snogging" someone after using the product they'd be too impressed with the taste but this is not a product I'll stop using! It's also quite good for refreshing your mouth after a cigarette. The good news is it can usually be bought quite cheaply (I paid around £2 in Morrsions) and the Anatomicals range is starting to venture into our leading High Street stores.
A few weeks ago when I was just browsing through New Look this product caught my eye and I knew straight away that I had to buy it - for a few reasons. 1. It was on sale. 2. I really loved the name and 3. I had actually been looking for a product like this for quite a while. When I go on a night out I tend to stay at a friends house afterwards instead of going straight home whihc obviously means when I wake up in the morning I have fag and alcohol morning breath and no toothbrush or paste - that is the main reason I wanted a product like this, well that and its nice to feel like you have lovely breath all day long isnt it - and as a smoker Im pretty sure my breath must be bad at times!
Price: Anything from 3.00 - 6.00 (I personally paid just 1.00 but it was on sale!) - 15ml bottle.
Stockists: New Look, Amazon & Boots.
For: A travel breath freshener for when you feel your breath is less than minty fresh! Guaranteed to make them want to snog you senseless!
I have to admit it was down to the name why I chose this because it made me chuckle. Its kind of like the way Soap&Glory name their products and there's something funky about this packaging which makes it different from the products Id normally buy. The liquid comes in a small, mint green (15ml) bottle with a small push down nozzle on the top. I guess at first glance it looks like a palstic perfume bottle and it is quite small so that makes it easy to carry around in your handbag on a night out as it wont take up too much room at all. You do get quite a lot of liquid though so dont worry it is worth the money!
As you may have guessed this tastes mainly of mint :O!! Which is obviously the scent designed to freshen breath but this also has hints of cinnamon & citrus and it reminds me a lot of Lush's Egg Snog Lipbalm and even though Im not actually keen on cinnamon or citrus this does taste really nice and definately works to freshen your breath. Id say you only need two squirts of this into your mouth at any one time because it is quite strong and any more than that I think would hurt your throat or make the taste become overpowering.
It's certainly better than morning breath I can tell you and I wont be without this on a night out now because it's even great for just freshening up quickly. All my friends ask to use it when we are out and Ive never heard anyone say it doesnt work/they dont like the taste so I think this product is a proper winner! Im glad I bought it because I wont be going out without it again! Has anyone ever snogged me senseless after using this? Id never kiss and tell hehe!
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x0 Salz 0x
I hate bad breath. There is nothing worse for me than someone speaking to me, quite close to my face and they be oblivious to the fact that they are in serious need of a TicTac. Imagine my distress when I came down with Tonsilitus and my breath was nothing less than RANK.
As the infection in my throat came out more and more so did the smell of my breath. I have never suffered from bad breath before so this was a whole new world to me. And I definately didn't want my hsuband anywhere near me whilst I had such minging breath. Luckily for me, I hate chewing gum as it makes me hungry so a few months before I purchased a bottle of the Anatomicals Snog Me Senseless Breath Freshener so I went through every handbag I own to dig it out regardless of the fact that I felt awful. My bad breath was worse than the tonsilitus itself!
The breath freshener comes in a little royal blue box which is pretty plain with the name on it and the manufacturer. It is quite quirky and I love brands that have these sort of names. The bottle of breath freshener is aqua in colour with a spray nozzle. It is 15ml and I purchased mine from eBay for £2.49. I am not sure where you can buy Anatomicals from on the high street.
To use you just point the nozzle into your mouth and spray and a little burst of spray will come out and into your mouth.
Now a word of warning, if you are using this to cover up the foul smell a throat infection can leave your breath with do not spray it too far back into your mouth as it will hit the back of your already sore throat and make it sting to high heaven. I have done this and the experience is not one I shall be repeating.
It is a really good breath freshener. It is really minty but it is a sweet type of minty. It also includes cinnamin and cloves though I have never been able to taste those. I have found myself spraying it before now just to get the taste of the sweet mintiness! If you spray too much of this it will take your breath away.
After I had sprayed a good couple of sprays in my mouth I breathed on my husband and his first words were "Your bad breath has gone!" Ah, the ever loving husband who only speaks the words of truth! But yes, my beloved little bottle of Snog Me Senseless had not failed me and it covered the nasty odour coming out of my mouth.
It definately freshens your breath and I use it when I want extra minty breath - I don't have bad breath by the way I just like my breath to be minty and I love the way my mouth is left feeling all cool and refreshed after having used this.
Highly recommended if you can grab a bottle as it really works.
I picked a load of brand new toiletries from a woman off Freegle a couple of months ago and in it there was a few things from a brand I'd not heard of before, Anatomicals come in funky packing and have wickedly cute names just like Soap & Glory stuff. I used a few of the things but never thought I'd get round to this breath freshener even though it was brand new in the box, I've not got a problem with my breath so I only kept it to pass on to someone else. Then I got a MAD throat infection about a week later, it didn't hurt much but my breath even TASTED rank and it got worse as the infection came out.
I stayed in while I was bad but one night I was feeling fine but still had this disgusting breath and got tickets to a BIG night out..... I had to go but honest my breath was too embarressing for having to get close to even talk to people in the club let alone anything else! I wasn't missing out anyway so kind of tried Snog Me Senseless in hope of it working.... and it did!
This is a wicked breath freshener, the spray has got a smooth spearmint flavour that you can feel working in your mouth. It's quite sweet but mega tangy too, when I had my throat infection I had to be a bit careful not to spray it too far back in my mouth because the mint stung big time. I use it all the time now and have even brought another bottle because it tastes yummy and I love the feeling of how clean it makes my mouth feel, it's a similar feeling to when you've just brushed your teeth.... only madly different because it's MORE than minty.
There's cinnamon in it and that makes the breath freshener taste warm, the main taste for me is definately the mint but there's also the tangy taste of cloves and that makes it taste a bit like Dentyl PH and can make you pull a face a bit when you use it. It's not harsh on your taste buds or anything like that but it's very strong and sometimes it can take your breath away a bit.
It deffo covers nasty breath up. That night we went out I'd had a few drinks and started breathing in my mates face, I'd not told her about my infection and she said my breath was fine..... thank god..... and that shows how good it is because that was after about 2 hours of spraying it plus a good few drinks! Now the infection is gone I'll still use this because it's not just for covering up smells, but it does what it's supposed to and FRESHENS my breath. That's not to say I've got horrible breath but if I've had an egg sandwich or pickled onions it's nice to be able to have a couple of sprays of Snog Me Senseless and get rid of the evidence!
The bottle is good as well, it's only 15ml so will fit in a tiny bag if you're going out. The pump is covered by a plastic lid and the brill design isn't embarressing to take out anywhere, the lid stops the pump going off in your bag and it's worth keeping safe because the pump on the bottle is easy to press and I reckon it would be going off non stop in a little clutch or even in your pocket.
I decided to try this out as, being a smoker, I hate having that stinky smokers breath (just quit then I hear you say!) and am constantly chomping on mints or gum of some sort to get rid of the taste. I liked the idea of this.
The spray is very small and compact so fits into my bag easily - so much so that it can be difficult to find in my abyss of a uni bag! This is not really like any breath freshener you will have used before - it is not of the standard minty kind. I find I can taste more of the clove in it with a little cinnamon and finally just a slight undertone of mint. It really does leave a clean fresh taste in your mouth and I love the fact it's fast - just a couple of sprays and thats it.
It's good value for money and probably works out cheaper than buying mints constantly (not to mention all the sugary badness in the mints and it's effect on your teeth). If you don't like cloves or cinnamon then this is definately not the product for you - you will hate it, but if you like these then you will love this. It's the marmite of the breath freshener world!
What the website says...
"ladies and gentlemen, Bryan Sylvester and his world- renowned orchestra (latest CD currently available to be downloaded at www.bryansylvesterorchestra.com) invites you to take your partners for the Tonsil Tango. that's it, twirl your tongues around each others mouths. never mind the dance floor, oh my god! you're the Fred and Ginger of the bedroom floor. all thanks, of course, to this breath spray, which helps leave your mouth fresher than Bryan gets with the female violinist. now for the Horizontal Hooplah ( aka the...oh, you'll have to visit a more adult site to find out)."
What the package says...
"Nothing will send someone scurrying to the nearest nunnery or monastry to sign up for a life of celibacy quicker than whiffy breath. So like clean underwear keep this spray on your person. You don't want a paramedic refusing you the kiss of life, do you?"
"See your dream date. Check your reflection and hair in the mirror. Perfect. Check your clothes. Good, still on. Then check your breath. Oh dear. Spray 'snog me senseless' into your mouth. Suggest your place. Remembering the state you left it in, suggest their place instead."
What I say...
You know the scenario, you're partaking in a fabulous conversation with yoru friends, you're loquacious, intelligent and they're hanging on your every word! And .... oh no, what's that taste? Does my breath smell? He seems so much more slanty than before... is he leaning away from me??
Well fear no longer girls!! (or guys!) Because this fabulous unisex breath freshener from Anatomicals is the answer!
When I found this fantastic product on Asos I knew I had to try it and excitedly ripped it open the brilliantly bright and humourous packaging this morning and sprayed it into my pie-hole with great anticipation... and it didn't fail to deliver the results.
I was delighted first of all that it wasn't minty, alot of people tire of this flavour and you must admit, there's nothing more 'tell tale' than someone with overwhelmingly minty breath... it's merely advertising that you're masking something darker and more sinister underneath!
This product however had a more cinnamon-like taste and aroma to it, very pleasant, tasty, slightly tingley and instantly takes away that 'stale' feeling, taste and smell. There is no strong after smell either, you simply feel fabulously fresh!!
So gone are the days of your 'tell tale' mint-ness, no more advertising that you have a stinky pie-hole. Just whip our your 'snog me senseless' and it's like pressing your reset button!
With ingredients such as cinnamon, clove oil, spearmint, peppermint, ginger and fruit extracts this product tackles bad breath rather than just masking it with an overpowering scent.
A necessity for those days where you just need a quick re-fresher. I know that this will be one of my many new Anatomical products in my purse for my brothers upcoming wedding, a perfect example of the kind time when you can't always quickly re-preen yourself, but the only times where you absolutely need to!! These products make that a breeze.
Okay before I get into this review I would like to share some very exciting Dooyoo + anatomical + me news!! As some of you are aware a few months ago I stumbled across the brand anatomicals and instantly fell in love, purchased several products and came here to tell you all about them. I was very excited to have found such a fun exciting brand, with products that came without the price tag but with all the quirkyness of more expensive brands.
Time passed, I continued to happily use my lovely products and then out of the blue I received a message via Dooyoo from none other than anatomical themselves! This message was informing me they had read and liked my reviews and that they would be happy to send me some samples. I was of course very excited, excited enough to risk the fact they could be mass murderers posing as anatomical staff to willingly give out my address (weighing up the risks vs benefits the benefit of free beauty products of course won!), and two days later came a knock on my door. There stood a mass murderer...No of course not, but something equally shocking. There stood my postman, with an absolutely HUGE box. "Some" samples was what it was said to include. By some they meant absolutely LOADS, like you wouldn't believe! Very, VERY exciting, considering how much I loved the products I already had by them! How fab is that? All through my dooyoo review writing!
Amongst the mountain of products I'd acquired was not one but two of the Snog Me Senseless breath freshener. When they had contacted me to offer me my samples (which by the way, were not sample sizes but all full sized products) I had thought about cheekily asking if a bottle of Snog Me Senseless could be included, as I had had it in my virtual 'cart' when first shopping from them, amongst many other things, which I had to end up removing, amongst other things, to bring me back into some sort of sensible spending budget, but had really wanted. I didn't ask, as I didn't want to be too cheeky considering they were offering me something for essentially nothing (since I would have written the reviews either way). Anyway, here it was, not one but two, which will probably last me roughly forever.
So then onto the product itself which will apparently have you being the Fred and Ginger of not the dance floor but the bedroom floor as you learn the "Tonsil Tango" and the "Horizontal Hoopla" all thanks to this spray! As always with anatomical products, the first thing you notice is the funky packaging. I absolutely love the packaging, as I may have mentioned before. Each product comes in a bright colour, with bold humorous text printed all over it. The cardboard box this comes in is a dark but bold blue with the writing printed in white which really stands out. The text itself tells us that with "whiffy" breath, you're likely to send that person you want to play tonsil tennis with running as fast as they can towards "the nearest nunnery or monastery to sign up for a life of celibacy" which isn't exactly what you want to go doing is it? Added to that fact and that it is as essential as clean underwear, is that this is a first aid must have, in the sense that "you don't want a paramedic refusing to give you the kiss of life, do you?"
The first thing I notice about the box was it was actually a lot smaller than I expected, as it was the same size as the lip balm and eye gel that I already have. Now this may sound a little contradictory as I mentioned in those reviews, that they lip balm was bigger than your average and that the eye gel was a more than decent size too. Make your mind up! Is the box big or small? Well it's all relative I guess, it's bigger than your average lip gloss but smaller than I expected a breath freshener to be, simply based on the one experience I had of a breath freshener before, which was distinctly larger. After the initial shock I decided that the size was actually perfect, as you need this to be portable and fit into your handbag, along with the 800 other essential items that you must keep on you at all times. This isn't just one for the handbags though, as this is completely unisex, after all guys, if you want to get the girls, rule number one is fresh breath (shortly followed by no BO).
The bottle itself is a sort of spearmint green colour, with a light blue lid, and bold text covering it, with "snog me senseless" being the biggest feature on the side of the bottle. The design of the bottle again is completely unisex and I can't imagine either sex being embarrassed to pull this one out. It's very funky, modern, fun packaging. My brother commented that it looked a bit cheap, but I think that says more about his age, than it does the packaging (!) These products are perhaps aimed best at the young and funky but so long as you're cool enough and have the attitude to pull them off there's no reason for anyone to not be able to enjoy them, if not, perhaps its best you go off and have a look at the anatomical website, where they can direct you to a personality undertaker, who can bury your old boring self, in the hope you'll find a more fun personality. In all seriousness though, I do get what my brother was trying to say, it doesn't look lets say "classy" but classy is boring, it looks young, funky and utterly cool, its bang on fashion.
The text on the bottle informs us yet more witty things and could also be used as somewhat of an icebreaker if the place you choose to pick up is in the smoking shelter where you could offer anyone [to] "snog me senseless" when no one has any chewing gum or mints to hand, and you could swoop in like a superhero of sorts with something far more exciting than chewing gum will ever be (despite the silly adverts trying to portray it as such).
So then what does Snog Me Senseless, the breath freshener do? Well, um, it freshens your breath, so much so, that people will want to snog you senseless. So how does it do this? Well, surprisingly, for those of us accustomed to anything breath freshening being purely minty, it does it with a combination of yes, mint, but also cinnamon, parsley and stevia, all working together to create much more effectiveness than just mint alone. On top of these the ingredients seem to include clove, ginger and pimento fruit extract. With such a huge list of ingredients, it sounds like something you could buy in Lush, which should give you at least some indication of the quality.
So what do all these magical ingredients do? Well obviously they all work together to freshen your breath but here's how exactly. Cinnamon is said to actually kill the bacteria in the mouth including apparently the germ that can cause a "rotten egg smell" from the mouth, eww, I hope I've never had breath smelling of rotten eggs before, I think I would have probably been sick if I had, but it's nice to know that it won't even be possible if this spray is used. It's also nice to know that the spray isn't just masking smells, but actually stopping the bacteria that are causing them. The mint included in this product is both spearmint and peppermint oil. Spearmint oil aids bad breath, sore gums and digestion whilst peppermint oil helps retain moisture in the mouth which reduces the multiplication of bacteria, and also gives the spray a fresh taste. Parsley is something my mum has always recommended to me as a breath freshener as in "if you have a curry chew some parsley after and it should stop your breath smelling", and it does work a treat at neutralising onion and garlic breath but does add a slightly bitter aftertaste to the spray. I'm not sure I could handle the bitterness of parsley on its own, nor do I tend to carry a sprig about just in case I happen to have a curry but its handy inclusion in the spray is just right. Stevia sweetens both the taste of the spray, and therefore the taste, and smell of your mouth, which is perfect in balancing out the parsley. Clove has a pleasant smell which helps mask any bad breath and ginger just generally freshens the breath.
So does this product work? Yes it does! Of course it does. With all those active ingredients hard at work in your mouth to stop any bad odours how could it possibly fail? It of course, although this may sound silly to say, doesn't taste minty, which I say only because despite the fact it's not meant to be a "mint" flavoured freshener, we have got so used to associating fresh breath with mint, that it can come as quite a surprise, and take some getting used to, to associate a different smell with fresh.
The boyfriend, who despite having quite an aversion to all my beauty products, actually grabbed a box off me (I had taken a box of duplicate items to keep round at his house) and was rummaging through. This I think demonstrates that these products really do appeal to both sexes, and although he denied being "excited" as such, he definitely showed an interest, which was a first. Rummaging through, and testing things out (yes, seriously) and reading through the funny packages, he came across this and promptly sprayed some into his mouth. His only response was "it doesn't taste like mint it tastes like aniseed", "cinnamon" I corrected, "do you like it?", "it doesn't taste like mint", "yeah, but do you like it?", "it doesn't taste like mint"...ah creatures of habit they are men, so it may take a moment or two for them to get over the initially "not mint" shocker, but once he had a minute or two to take in the fact that I wasn't asking if it tasted like mint, I was asking if he liked it, his response was "Well, yeah, but, it doesn't taste like mint". So there you have it, it doesn't taste like mint. It tastes like cinnamon.
I love this little spray and its 15ml size is actually perfect. It will fit in any handbag, even the tiny little ones us girls insist on taking on nights out and it will fit in any guys' pocket. Despite it being small, the fact that you only need to spray it in your mouth now and then when you need a freshen up means that it should last for ages. At a mere £3 it's more than worth it, it will last longer than say £3's worth of mints, or chewing gum, and has far more essential ingredients in it to not only mask but also combat bad breath.
It's also perhaps not as obvious as if you come in smelling of mint (hello, you may as well have a flashing neon sign above your head saying "I've just had a sneaky cig"!) because whilst it neutralises your breath, its quite subtle and not as glaringly obvious as full on mintyness.
Whilst dieting, I drink a lot of coffee, complete with a minimum of seven spoons of sweetner per cup. This means two things, I'm about as likely to die from it as I would be to take up smoking, and my breath smells about as nice as a smokers. I don't have to go outside for my cup of coffee though, so it does have its benefits. Anyway, so coffee has its benefits but does make you absolutely reek, so this is perfect to have a quick spray of after a cup, so that you don't have to go round pre announcing your vice via your breath!
Also I don't know about you but some of my favourite foods are the smelly ones. Possibly my all time favourite singular item of food is onion. I absolutely adore the stuff, so again this comes in handy. Garlic based foods (curry, garlic bread, mmmm) always taste good but leave you smelling rough, again having this on hand is the perfect thing to combat it. If you don't fancy flashing it out in public, then it's also easy enough to do a quick spray whilst you nip to the loo, and no one will be any the wiser, except that you'll smell a lot nicer.
This is one of those products that you can live for years without, but once you have it, you realise its an absolute essential that you need with you at all times. Luckily I have a good supply of this stuff now that should last me a long time, but had anatomicals just sent me a tester, I would have gone right ahead and bought it anyway but shhh don't tell them that I don't want to discourage free stuff :) For you mere mortals who haven't been lucky enough to get a truck load (okay maybe now I'm exaggerating just a bit) of free stuff delivered right to your front door, then this is available to buy (ahh harsh I know) from the anatomical website (anatomical.net, which if nothing else will provide you with aching sides from all the laughing it induces) or from asos.com. As mentioned before my delivery from anatomicals directly arrived in two days, which is good enough in my standards, and come complete with the most entertaining packaging tape I've experienced so far in my life. My original order (from asos.com), which had the added negative of me actually having to pay for it, also took about two months to arrive, no I'm not joking it was tough to cope, but that was due to Royal Mail being incompetent and not asos.com who were very helpful so I'd recommend shopping at either place to you - although, anatomicals has that added edge of the funky box it arrives in. In my previous reviews I mentioned it may be stocked in Superdrug or House of Fraiser, I'm not sure this is entirely true now, although anatomicals will be launching in some major shops later this year, listen out for news. Until then, you can always email them at firstname.lastname@example.org where they will be happy to inform you of your nearest stockist.
Leave your mouth feeling refreshed.