Product Type: Febreze in Homeware
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Febreze Mist & Refresh
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Febreze Mist & Refresh
Advantages: Fragrance lasts for a little while
Disadvantages: Expensive for what it is
I often go into stores such as Wilkinsons and Pound Stretcher to see if I can get better deals on household products than those offered in supermarkets and most of the time I can save a little money. Generally my other half is with me and always has a tendency just to put things in the basket trying to be helpful and the one thing he seems to have an obsession with is air fresheners! Yes, it does sound weird but true!
I very rarely use air fresheners but Mr Peaches on the other hand uses them on a daily basis all around the house which is slightly odd as our house doesn't have any bad odours but he seems to think it freshens up the place! Recently, his latest basket addition was a Febreze Miss & Refresh as it was half price in Wilkinsons. He chose the Cotton Fresh variety which was fine by me as I do like that cotton fresh aroma.
Febreze Mist & Refresh is one of their newest products and one which I had paid absolutely no attention to until we bought it. Febreze claim it is unlike any other air freshener on the market as it "combines odour removal with a light fragrance to truly refresh your home". Now as far as I am aware there are other products which claim to do this and I am always disappointed with air fresheners as they never seem to last as long as they claim.
Febreze's odour elimination formula/process is patented and it has been designed to trap and then neutralise general, everyday bad odours and smells rather than just masking them with a fragrance. The difference with the Mist & Refresh is that the mist is water based and has been specially formulated to release a light and gentle fragrance which is subtle.
The Mist & Refresh comes in a canister which features a trigger spray top. The canister itself is a very pale blue colour which apart from featuring the Febreeze logo it also has images of cotton buds/flowers which is actually quite nice. The overall packaging is clean and simple but perfectly suited to the product. On the back of the canister is the warning information as well as everything else you would expect.
Another reason why Mist & Refresh is different from other air fresheners is that it contains a nitrogen propellant and this combined with Febreze's bespoke trigger system creates larger water droplets in the mist which is said to make the fragrance last a lot longer. The fragrance of Cotton Fresh is as you would expect, it reminds me of all other cotton fragranced products but is incredibly pleasant and quite refreshing.
To use the Mist & Refresh you simply press down lightly on the trigger and out comes a light mist/spray. You simply then just point it where you want to spray and then press the trigger. You can only press down on the trigger for so long before the spray stops completely and this takes a few seconds before the mist stops and then you can just repeat the process for as long as you want. What I did like about it was that it is a very fine mist which soon evaporates should it have landed on a surface.
As for the fragrance and its longevity I have to admit that I am slightly impressed with its last power as it certainly lasts a lot longer than your conventional air freshener which was nice as I could still smell the cotton freshness for quite some while but only in certain rooms which was the odd thing! But within about 40 minutes the fragrance had completely disappeared and although it made the rooms fresh for a while I would like it to last for a little while longer.
Overall, I do like the Mist & Refresh mainly because of the fragrance and that it is a novel idea of having a mist but I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it as I'd have been slightly disappointed with it. May be it is a product that would work well during the warmer months when you can have your windows open and the fresh air can circulate with the fragrance. One thing I did notice is that it doesn't last as long as other air fresheners and this may be because you need to use quite a lot when you spray the mist so it can be quite an expensive product. I'd only buy again if on offer but that's about it!
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Varieties: Blossom & Breeze, Cotton Fresh, Morning Dew and limited edition Apple Spice
Price: Between £2.00 and £3.00
Availability: Most supermarkets and discount stores.
Summary: A half decent air freshener