Product Type: Asda in Homeware
Newest Review: ... 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 live... more
Marymoose sprays 29p spray!
Asda Smart Price Air Freshener Spray
Member Name: marymoose
Asda Smart Price Air Freshener Spray
Advantages: Cheap, and not THAT unpleasant.
Disadvantages: It's not pleasant either!
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.
Summary: An air freshener that lasts for ages (as I rarely use it!)
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