“ Brand: Asda / Product Type: Air Freshener „
This is a review of Asda Cottonflower & Waterlily Air Freshener which we inherited from a full cleaning cupboard when we moved house. I think the previous people forgot to empty this cupboard but we didn't mind as it saved us loads of money and this air freshener has lasted ages in our downstairs toilet.
What is it?
The Asda Cottonflower & Waterlily Air Freshner is a spray can which is 300ml and has an upwards spraying mist of fragrance. It claims to be a 2 in 1 air freshener with odour neutralising properties and a crisp, fresh fragrance. The packaging is an inoffensive pale blue.
As we inherited this, I don't know its price but looking on the Asda website, the closest thing I can find is a similar looking White Cotton & Blue Lotus Odour Eliminating Air Fresher for 90p. As it is also the shop's own brand we can assume it was around that price.
I really hate aerosols, in particular deodorants and room sprays as they make me choke and wheeze but sometimes in a toilet it's not enough to leave the window open and I also think it is nice to offer a spray for visitors if they feel a bit self conscious when leaving your toilet! As far as room sprays go, this is definitely one of the better ones in my opinion. I found the odour neutralising properties worked really well with just a short sharp blast of the spray and the fragrance was subtle and definitely not over powering.
I am so impressed with how long this air freshener has lasted us. It has been in the downstairs toilet for over a year and has only just come to the end today. I think that ASDA have created the right balance between a light room spray and something which tackles unpleasant odours. If given the option, I will always opt for opening a window to let in some fresh air but a helping hand from the air freshener is sometimes welcome. I would definitely repurchase this (or the other similar fragrance from the same shop) again in the future.
Asda, as you probably know from their advertising like to tell us that they are constantly "Rolling back prices" and for this review Im going to focus on an absolute bargain that we use round the house that only costs 19p...
Asdas Cottonflower & Waterlilly Air Freshner...
19p? Must be rubbish! I hear you exclaim, well, no actually, for 19 shiny new pennies you can freshen every room and leave a nice lingering smell that lasts for quite a while.
Coming in an attractively designed pale blue cannister with delicate illustrations of waterlilies on the front the Asda brand name and item description are depicted in white no nonsense lettering.
Now admittedly I dont go around smelling waterlillies or cottonflower so cant say with confidence that this is what the air freshner actually smells of but Asda describe it as "The crisp fresh fragrence of cool waterlillies makes this fragrence perfect for neutralising unwanted odours to leave a pleasant scent through your home"
Not being able to verify the scent aside, I can say that the smell is indeed refreshing, it isnt a strong "in your face" smell and isnt overly perfumed like some brands which seem to attack your senses. Its a simple, attractive fragrence which does exactly what it claims to.
We use this product everyday and its especially useful for getting rid of cooking smells or if the dog comes in wet the obvious "doggy" smells. It has replaced the more expensive brand names that we used in the past and is definitely recommened to anyone.
The usual safety instructions are printed on the back of the can, but Im going to assume that you know not to spray directly onto pets and children (as tempting that might be) and obviously you shouldnt smoke whilst spraying, so I wont repeat them all here.
The product used to be priced at 58p and knowing Asda and their roll backs it might end up rolling back up to that price, but at the moment it is, like I say 19p so stock up whilst you can!
For me its a great bargain, which actually does do what it says on the tin. 5/5 from me I cant fault it at all...
This 300ml canister air freshener retails at 58p and is one of a group of air fresheners in the cottonflower and waterlily fragranced range, which also includes a gel freshener and plug-in style air freshener (please see my other reviews of these) and a scented candle room freshener.
The spray comes in a sky blue canister with a picture of lilac waterlilies and white cotton flowers at the base and the product title 'ASDA Cottonflower & Waterlily Air Freshener' at the top. On the reverse of the canister are various text boxes containing information about the product, including information relating to keeping it away from pets, children, furniture and sources of ignition (no smoking!). There is also a warning that intentional inhalation can be harmful or fatal (personally I reckon you'd sneeze to death if you considered inhaling this stuff at close range).
Considering there is a warning about keeping the canister away from children ( and therefore a recognition of potential danger) I am a little disappointed that there is no child safety feature within the canister design. There is no lid to cover the spray button, nor a slider button (as found on some canister deodorants) to close the outlet and prevent little fingers from spraying the contents. The spray outlet is positioned at the top of the canister rather than at the front further increasing the possibility that a curious child (with a careless parent) might spray the contents into their eyes.
The scent of this air freshener is floral as opposed to pine-like or fruity. It is quite strong to begin with so best not to spray in an enclosed space if you have to remain in the room. However, the fragrance quickly disperses leaving a pleasant floral bouquet odour. The fragrance lasts for 20 minutes or so, generally long enough to cover any temporary nasty whiff until the pong naturally disperses. If you want a more permanent solution to a room odour problem however, you either need to invest in a plug-in air freshener or sensor style room spray.... Or do some housework!