I have a couple of pet dogs so I often use air fresheners and it costs me a lot of money to do so. On a recent shopping trip I decided to try saving a bit of cash by opting for this Asda Smart Price Air Freshener instead of my usual brand. The price difference was phenomenal. My brand was about four times more expensive than this!
The product comes in a large 240ml sized aerosol can. It has a plastic lid which is securely fitted and a spray action button for dispensing the liquid. The can is designed with a rather basic drawing of flowers. It looks almost like a child's drawing but it gives me some idea of what this might smell like.
The can is printed with plenty of information although rather frighteningly most of this is warnings and cautions. After using this spray I can advise taking the time to read this information prior to using, in particular if you have ever been sensitive to perfume.
The air freshener has an obvious scent of rose petals which is quite pleasant if you spray this very sparingly. I would advise spraying one short squirt of this per room. That is enough to create a strong scent that can temporarily cover any bad odours. However, if you spray more than this you may be in trouble like I was! At first I didn't realise this product was so strong and literally went through the whole house with my finger held down on the can. After I had finished I literally could not breathe and had to stay outdoors coughing for about twenty minutes. I also had to open doors and windows. My family were also coughing but were less affected than me. I've never previously had any reaction to sprays or perfumes.
I do like the smell of this air freshener and it's actually very effective. It can kill any odours such as pets, cooking and toilet smells. Unfortunately my initial experience with this has made me weary of using it much. As mentioned I would not spray more than one or two short bursts per room now and even that is quite intoxicating.
I paid around 30p for this air freshener so it's extremely cheap. I am not sure if I should buy this again considering my problems with it but I would recommend if you need to save money - although give a recommendation that you use it sparingly too!
In work we have a can of air freshener in the toilet to cover up any unpleasant smells that anyone might leave behind. As everything is bought out of a kitty and we like to stick to a bit of a budget, the current air freshener is this Asda Smart Price product.
This air freshener comes in a metal can. The can is white in colour and has the "Asda Smart Price" logo and the words "air freshener" on the product in green/white. On the front of the can there is a simple picture of a bunch of orange/yellow flowers held in a glass of water. The lid of the can is made from white plastic and just clicks on and off.
When you open the lid of the can inside is a simple button which you push down to spray the air freshener. The spray nozzle is quite sturdy and hasn't broken on our air freshener in work despite frequent use. When you push down on the nozzle the spray comes out in quite a fine mist. The nozzle is effective in that none of the spray leaks or drips out of it, which is something I have experienced with other air fresheners. I do find that the mist that comes out of the air freshener tends to carry on down and land on the floor - the floor of the toilets in our work are often covered with a wet film of this air freshener.
The scent of this air freshener is not that pleasant - it has a sort of floral/talcum powder smell but although it covers up other unpleasant smells I don't find it that fresh. The smell also doesn't last that long, about 5-10 minutes after spraying the smell of the air freshener has disappeared. In comparison to the other cheap air freshener I have tried, Tesco Value air freshener, this product from Asda smells better.
This air freshener costs just £0.36 for a 300ml can which is very cheap. It is a product that I don't mind using at work, but I probably wouldn't buy it for use in my own home. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found this review useful.
On my parent's 6-monthly visit to me, we go to the big local Asda and they stock me (and my house) up with everything that I need. The gesture is much appreciated (even moreso now that I've just lost my job and am living off what remains in the cupboards).
It was the trip before the trip before the trip before last (so a long time ago) that I put the Asda Smartprice air freshener into the trolley. My mum suggested that I pick up some of the cheaper items, and while I think that sometimes the bargain ranges make good economical sense, sometimes it doesn't!
The air freshener currently costs 29p, which is very cheap, but is it worth it?
It's a pretty boring looking 300ml can, white with green writing, and a simple green flower (my online research shows me that it has changed slightly and now has more colourful flowers on it, but mine is the same as dooyoo's picture). It doesn't look particularly nice, but these things don't really bother me. I imagine that it once had a lid, but now it doesn't - it's just a standard can, rather than one of the more expensive ones with the spray nozzle as part of the lid (mind you, I find that those break). It's pretty sturdy, although starting to rust round the top now - I have had this can for AGES though so it's to be expected.
My Asda Smartprice air freshener lives on the toilet alongside a more recently purchased branded product. When I finish the branded product, I replace it with another (or at least another supermarket's own product), and the Asda Smartprice air freshener lives on.
---Using the air freshener---
Like all aerosol sprays, you should shake before it use, hold upright, and spray (lightly it says) into the air. There are a number of warnings which are pretty standard - EXTREMELY flammable, Solvent Abuse can kill instantly, and plenty more for good measure.
The can works pretty well, it doesn't drip or anything like that. Other reviewers seem to say that it does, but I haven't found any problems - perhaps some cans work, but others don't!
---My thoughts and other info---
To be honest it doesn't smell THAT bad. But that's about as good as it gets. It's a very artificial smell...there is nothing fresh or fragrant about it. It certainly doesn't smell of flowers as I imagine it is meant to. Spraying this doesn't leave me gasping for fresh air, but then I also don't want to spend too much time in its wake!
There really isn't a great deal to say about an air freshener. It's one of those things that everyone needs to buy (well, I assume everyone needs something to cover up unpleasant toilet smells?) and not something I have ever given much thought to until I came to write this review. Five minutes after spraying the smell of the air freshener only lingers slightly. It's not a pleasant smell, but then it's not desperately unpleasant either.
I don't know what ingredients are in it, as it doesn't say. It does say that if you're not 100% happy with your purchase then Asda will refund. However, I don't think I can really complain for the price.
This review has actually paid for itself should I want to purchase any more of this air freshener. However, I think that this is unlikely! Judging by how long it's lasting me (which admittedly is because I try to avoid using it), I'll still have this one for at least the next year.
I don't think I can recommend it, however the fact that I haven't thrown it away does say something (or perhaps I just don't like waste) - it's not good, but it's not THAT bad. I think 2 out of 5 stars is about right.
Asda Smart price air freshener may well be only 30p or so but it's still a complete waste of money in my honest opinion. This plainly packaged 300g tin is white and green, as are all the No Frills line in Asda. At 30p or so I really didn't think I could go wrong with this.
I shook the can before using as per directions, removed the lid (after a bit of a struggle) and sprayed. It did NOT deliver a fine mist and awaken my senses with its floral aroma. It ran down my fingers and my hands in a rather undiginified little spurt, fell in a few drips to the floor (where it had to be wiped up with a damp cloth in case anyone slipped on it) and then left an almighty pong.
The smell is sickly and smells like over ripe fruit and cloying. Fortunetly the smell does not last long once sprayed into the atmosphere, otherwise I would have been forced to air the room and give it a bit of ventilation.
This stuff cannot possibly said to freshen the air. I would not choose to use this stuff again if you paid me to. It's not nice to smell, it does not spray well and I just generally cannot give it any stars but as I have to give it at least one (though I am loathe to do so) then I will.
Don't buy this please, you won't like it I am sure.
As those of you who camp will know, the tent can be a haven for lingering smells, especially in the hot weather or after the rain, and i like everything to smell nice. For 23p at the local Asda store i thought the smart price air freshner would be worth a go, even if it was to be binned on our way home (which it was).
Only available at Asda this aerosol can holds 300ml of air freshner in the typically smart priced colours of green and white. The can being of both colours, with the writing in green with a picture of a flower head on the front (as pictured above). On the rear of the can the directions for use, caution status and barcode can be found, written in green on a white backing. The can is made of a metal, with a white plastic lid. the spraying action is the typical white press like button which you find on many standard aerosols such as deodarants and freshner sprays.
The air freshner does not state anywhere what it smells like, although i kind of guessed that the flower picture on the front was the clue that the fragrence may be floral like?! AS with all aerosols, the packaging points out the dangers of allowing children to play with them, how flammable this is and how burning and piercing the can after use may be dangerous.
Now, using the product is easy, take off the lid, spray the air freshner to an open space, smell the freshness, and bobs your uncle. Well, firstly the spray action is as you would imagine very easy and the velocity at which the freshner is released is good. What i found though is that everytime it was used, whether it was shaken prior to spraying or not was that the contents sprayed would fall to the floor and leave wet marks for you to stand and potentially slip on. Even standing where you have sprayed, you can hear the freshner under your feet. Secondly, the smell is really quite potent. Floral it seems to be, but has a very talcy smell as well. I wouldnt say that it was a horrible smell and it does take away any odour or stagnant smell. Thirdly and lastly though, this talcy floraly smells seems to only last about 5 minutes before no trace is left, apart from the wet film that is on the floor from the remenants.
What can i say, worth 26p for the short lived smell, but i spent more on cleaning products to get rid of the product left on the floor.
1/5 from me!
When I spotted this air freshener from Asda for the cheap price I thought I would give it a try. I had not tried it before and thought if I did not like it, not a lot of money had been wasted, I think some of the cheaper air fresheners can be quite good and especially shops own brands. I like to try these cheaper ones because sometimes I am so pleasantly surprised how nice they actually are and how they suit my home.
This one comes in a can, it is very basic looking and it cost me only 25p for 300ml, at the time when I bought it I thought for the cheap price if I did not like it I would not have broken the bank. It has a nozzle and it is easy to spray into the air etc. It has a nice fragrance for the price but I would not say that is a beautiful one, it is quite mild.
When I first sprayed it into my room it was quite a heavy spray, it was not a light mist like most other brands and I found it a lot heavier, I did not like the way it dispersed from the can to be honest as I like my air fresheners to have a more evenly spray but this one was not even at all, it was more of a direct one. I found it a little annoying as once when I spray it into the air it did a direct spray onto my photo frame. I continued to use it just to see if I would get used to being a heavy mist but after half a dozen times I still did not like it, I then did not use it in my lounge and so used it in the bathroom, it had to same effect and not to my liking.
Once it was in the air, it did make my rooms smell really nice and it did eliminate odours and so for the price I think that factor was quite good but I do not think the quality of the product is a good one in my opinion. I guess for the low price I could not have expected it to be super quality but I thought it may have been a little better as I have tried and bought other shops cheaper branded sprays.
The fragrance I would describe it as flowers and that was about the only thing that I can actually say I like with this one, I did not like it and I will not be buying it again in the future and I would not recommend it at all and it is not for my home.
I give this one only 1 star.
Just under thirty pence to make your room smell fresh? What a steal! Why pay for an expensive Oust or Neutradol when you can simply buy one of these, infact you could five or so for the same price. The difference is that this is Smart Price spray. In my experience, Smart Price roughly translates as 'cheaper and not very good.' I am sorry to say that this was the case with this air freshener.
No points are awarded for the bottle which is as bland as you like with a very basic colour scheme. The pump action spray works pretty well though so you can target desired smells and attempt to banish them. The onus is the word 'attempt' for this is all you will from this spray. It tries hard to attack those smells and falls someway short.
The smell it releases is fresh and clean and lingers in the air for a good few seconds before disappearing off down the ether and never returning. I would describe the smell as vaguely flowery with a clinical undertone. It is not a bad scent but it does not smell particularly natural and if you spray a lot then the smell seems to get worse.
Did it work on any smells. Well I tried it near the litter trays, where one particularly stinky cat resides for most of the day. It covered the smell inititally then wafted away leaving the smell intact. Not impressed. I also tried it in bathrooms and even the car, which smelt stale and wet and had similar results. While I admire the very reasonable price tag, I don't think this has the power of the likes of Oust to shift odours. It barely even covers them, making this spray a rather limp purchase, sorry Asda but not one of the better products!
Since my eldest cat has been ill for some time, my home is beginning to smell a little because she cannot help doing her business wherever she is at the moment as she has been ill for some months now and recently she has been diagnosed with demenia, she is over 18 years old and the vet informed me she can live a little longer and so long as I can cope with her, that will be fine or she is not suffering, at the moment she is doing well, but she tends to forget where her toilet is and so she just wets in where she is standing, hence the reason I am buying lots of air fresheners to make my home smell as pleasant as I can and I have been using tons of them and so I thought I would try this one as it was a cheaper one and I thought I would see how I got on with it.
It was only 28p for 300ml from Asda and it is their own lower branded ones, and it is a canister with the usual colours of green and white, very basic looking and the nozzle is quite big in my opinion, when I first used it, I sprayed it into the air and the mist from it fell onto the furniture etc as I found the mist was a little heavier than other lower brands or higher ones, I actually did not like it as I only sprayed a little at first and it just landed everywhere and was kind of more watery than most other ones.
It does have a nice fragrance to it for the cheap price but the quality of it I thought was not such a good one, I used it a few times in other areas, such as my bathroom and it tended to wet the floor a little and the sink, I did use half the can before I decided that I did not want to continue to use it, but I did want to see if I got used to it but I did not like it, so I gave it to my hubby for work as he uses air fresheners there and he said it was fine for there as it did not really matter if it was wet on the floor or too heavy etc.
So I do think if it is fine for those areas such as where my hubby used it, it would be fine but for my home, I just did not gel with it and I would not buy it again in the future.
I did like the fragrance though but nothing much else with this one, the fragrance smell did last quite some time and was quite a pleasant smell in my opinion, as that is the reason why we buy these products, but my home did smell nice and fresh after using it and that was fine until I had used what I wanted to use from it.
The nozzles is an easy one to spray from and it did not need too much pressing to release the spray and the nozzle did not fall off, as I have bought other cheaper ones before, when the nozzle keeps falling off, but this one is fine.
I am going to give this one only 2 stars because it was too heavy for my liking but that is just my opinion but for 28p I had not wasted much money and I would not have known if I had liked it or not had I not bought it in the first place but I will not be buying it again in the future.
I would say if you are on a very low budget, it is a good price and it may be more suitable but it is not for me.
Thank you for reading my review.
Just lately I have been trolling the supermarkets and picking up smart price products to try, if they are less than one pound or something, they have to be worth a try. My girlfriend is made on plug in fresheners and is always spraying some kind of air freshener around the house. I bet we spend a good £5 a week just on having a nice smelling house. When i saw a 300ml can of smart price air freshener for 28p, it had to be tried. I sprayed a bit in the supermarket, as you do, and it smelt quite nice! In the trolley it went.
The packaging wasn't as nice as the other brands, it was a white can with a green bottom, a small picture of a green flower, and "air freshener" written in green. There was nothing on the can to say what scent you were buying, which makes buying it easier, my girlfriend spends ages smelling each one deciding which one is best. With the smart price, there is one smell and thats it. The back of the tin gives directions for use and a list of ingredients.
To use this, it's simple, remove the lid and push down the button, it sprays out a mist just as any other freshener. The smell it made in our house, smelt a bit different to what it smelt like in the supermarket. It was very strong, and reminded me a bit of fly spray, not really a smell you would want lingering in your room. Luckily, the smell doesn't linger at all, after around five minutes you would never of known it was even used. A bit disappointing really, I had tried to prove a point to my girlfriend that we don't need to smell so much money to keep the house smelling nice, all this proved was that she is right.
Although this product was only 28p, i would say that was 28p wasted, the product does not work and doesn't smell nice at all. I will be keeping it in the cupboard though, as I am sure in the summer it will do the job at killing flies when the fly spray runs out.
I can only give this a one star, very disappointing.
Review of Asda Smart Price Air Freshener
This air freshener is part of the Asda Smart Price range, the supermarket's budget end of their own label products. As with most Smart Price items, the product is simply packaged. The air freshener is presented in a steel aerosol can, in a predominantly white and green colour scheme. The can is decorated with a single flower design and contains 300ml of air freshener.
I have to admit that I do not usually purchase air fresheners at all, I prefer to the open windows to let fresh air in and smells out, rather than 'cleanse' the air in my home with artificial, chemical laden products. However, I am currently staying with my mother following her recent spell of ill-health and for reasons I will not go into, we are having a few odour issues due to circumstances beyond her control...enough said!
On a recent shopping trip to Asda, I spotted this air freshener at the knock-down price of 28p and decided to give it a whirl.
Asda provide directions for use, cautions and company contact details on the reverse of the can.
**The Fragrance and my Experience**
How can I sum this up? Nasty? Artificial? Offensive? OK, offensive is a little strong, but all in all, this air freshener smells horrible! Not quite as horrible as the odour I wished to remove, but certainly not that pleasant.
It is a vaguely floral scent with chemical top notes. The air freshener comes out in a stream of clear mist and lingers sickeningly for a thankfully short time, before disappearing entirely. The room was certainly not filled with the scent of flowers or anything else for that matter, so whilst it did remove the odours in the air, it certainly didn't scent my home.
A word of warning, the air freshener seems very wet when spray the air, so care should be taken not to get it on soft furnishings.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This is a shorter review than I would normally write and I feel my review is more of a warning than a consumer review!
I found this product to be a waste of money, admittedly 28p is not going to break the bank, but even so, I felt slightly cheated! The old adage 'you get what you pay for', is definitely true in this case. I would like to award this air freshener no stars at all, but as I have to select something, 1 star it is!
I shall go back to opening the windows or buy something of a better quality if I decide to buy air freshener again!
In short, I would not recommend Asda Smart Price Air Freshener to others.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 March 2010.
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With four dogs and two adults all sharing a house at the moment things can get lets say a little whiffy. I myself (for my sins) smoke and my friend cos she's a veggie...erm lifts her leg and trumps rather alot. Sometimes it's like being in a worse smelling farmyard than an actual farmyard!
Cos things are prone to getting a little smelly from time to time both me and my mate buy a lot of air freshening products for her house. We get through loads as you can imagine so recently when we spotted this whilst doing our shopping we decided to give it a whirl as it's so cheap!
300ml cylinder can with an aerosol white push button sprayer to the top of it and a white lid that goes over the top securely. The can itself is bright green and white and on the front of it I am told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Air Freshener, there is picture drawn on of a flower on there and the size is stated (as I've listed already). On the back of the can other information listed includes directions for use being listed, cautions are given and contact details for Asda are stated. Cheap looking packaging this is and it looks very much economy however to me it's alway the product that counts and not always what it looks like after-all!
Me Using It:
Well all you do with this of course is spray it into a room at arm lengths for supposed instant freshness. However do be careful with this it does spray out as an even mist and reasonably fast but it does spray out wet so be careful near walls and carpets etc or you could end up messing them up big time with a stinky residue!
The smell is rather unpleasant I think with this. It has an overwhelming smell of flowers to it that really isn't a nice natural smell at all but one that reminds me of what is sprayed in rather smelly public toilets. I don't know whether to actually be grateful either for that, that the smell doesn't hang around for long lol!
For me this smells cheap and acts cheap. Sure you can smell it horribly and strongly when first sprayed and it does disguise odours for a few minutes but really not for long at all and me and my mate are in total agreement (for once lol) about this product. We won't be tight fisted in the future when it comes to buying products such as this!
Only available in Asda stores priced at 28p a can.