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I like to have a nice smell in my home all of the time because I have a cat who is getting on now and is 17 years old. He doesn't tend to go outdoors as often as he used to do and over the past 6 months he is failing a little and has lost some weight but my vet told me he is healthy enough for his age. I buy sprays so that when I come home after a day out and my home doesn't smell so nice, I can just give all of the rooms a spray of air freshener to make it smell more pleasant until I can maybe light a candle. This one is the latest I bought because I hadn't bought this one before but have bought different fragrance in this range of air fresheners and found them to be really top quality and nice fragrances.
It comes in a tall can and is a nice pink coloured can. It is easy to press the trigger to spray it into the air. It has a really nice fine, even mist and doesn't drip from the can while spraying it. I find it doesn't have that direct spray which shoots from the can and lands onto furniture, this one just gently floats in the air until it lands on the floor but it doesn't wet the floor because of the fine mist.
It has a really nice sweet floral fragrance to it and one which is quite a strong scent. It smells lovely immediately it has been sprayed into the air. I really like the smell of this air freshener. The fragrance lasts for quite some time in a room, so it does have a lot of staying power and doesn't leave a nasty scent in a room. I find with this one when I enter the room some time after I have used the spray I can still smell the scent, which does show the staying power I would say the scent lingers in a room for around 30 minutes or so, so a good length of time compared to some other well known brands. It doesn't mask over nasty smells, it just eliminates them extremely well to leave the room smelling nice and floral like a nice bunch of fresh flowers.
This one is also a nice one to keep in the bathroom so that it can be used after using the toilet and help remove those nasty smells. I have a large bathroom and I just give it a quick blast of this air freshener and it does the job nicely to help it smell a whole lot nicer.
Is a nice one to use after cooking a curry dish or fish, I find it removes the nasty fish and curry smells which tend to linger and this spray just helps remove them a little more, although I find cooking these dishes does take some time to remove the smells and sometimes I have to spray a couple of times after cooking them to completely remove them.
This is a good quality air freshener and only costs around £3 for a 300ml can. I think it is super value for money for the work it actually does for freshening a room. It is well worth the price in my opinion. It is one which can often be bought on special offer but I didn't buy it on offer but I will next time I spot it on offer, just to save some money.
I really love the smell of this one and the fine mist, isn't a heavy mist and so suitable for spraying around my home to help it smell a whole lot nicer, especially when I have visitors due to arrive. My friend recently visited me and I spray a little into the room just before she was due to arrive and she commented on how nice my home had, so it goes to show it has a strong enough scent in a room for welcoming visitors to the home.
I highly do recommend this air freshener. It is one I will certainly be buying again in the future because the fragrance is really nice and I like it quite a lot.
I give this air freshener 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
~*~*'Leave Behind The Chaos Of Odours'~*~*
I am fortunate to live in a house with three bathrooms - well, strictly speaking, one is a cloakroom. Without being too explicit, there are times when there is a need to disguise less than pleasant smells - we are a household of 3 adults after all! Whenever possible I prefer to do this by opening the appropriate window and letting the fresh air in. This is hard to do in the downstairs cloakroom because of how and where that window opens out, and, as this is the one most likely to be used by guests, I'm always aware of the need to make sure it smells pleasant. For the upstairs bathrooms I'm often content to settle for supermarket own brand air fresheners, but I wanted something a little more special for downstairs for that reason.
~*~*Why Thai Orchid~*~*
I live in a small market town and my main stores are limited to a Tesco's and a small Sainsbury's. For breadth of choice I usually shop in Tesco's, and that's where I found the Febreze Thai Orchid Air Freshener on sale for about £3, I think. I was in the mood for something a bit exotic, in the smell department at least! I hadn't tried it before but thought I'd give it a go. I have grown a few orchids, and one in particular smells gorgeous, so I was intrigued to discover what this one was like.
~*~*A Little Enlightenment~*~*
Febreze Thai Orchid air freshener comes in a 300ml pressurised canister, lively pink in colour with a pink plastic top and white trigger. It claims that it 'eliminates odours and freshens' and is for 'a moment of pure relaxation and zen'. The idea is that it eliminates odours without masking them, and leaves behind a pleasant scent. Apparently it's a non-flammable propellant but 5% by mass of the contents are flammable, so care needs to be taken about storage in high temperatures and it shouldn't be pierced or burnt, even when empty. On the reverse are the usual warnings about solvent abuse dangers, keeping away from children, and what to do should you inadvertently spray it in your eyes. The parent company is Procter Gamble and a helpline number is provided, but no website or email contact address.
~*~*A Fragrant Experience But Not Quite As Expected!~*~*
The first thing I noticed when using this product was that I seemed to have to pull the trigger mechanism quite hard before I noticed anything happening. A fine mist was dispensed, with a subtle, sweetly floral aroma which I found delightful. However, I soon found that when I pulled the trigger hard I sometimes found the mirror very badly stained where the mist had presumably settled on it. Now it's a very small room so I could understand that this might happen, but it puzzled me as to why it happened when the spray was pointed in the opposite direction. Then I began to notice that I couldn't smell much when trying to spray, and was having to pull harder. It got to the point where I was convinced there was something wrong with the hole the spray came out of, but I couldn't see anything wrong. On one occasion I tried to use it and noticed that my hand was getting wet, so it clearly had a problem somewhere as it was leaking all down my hand! I decided I needed to discard it with over 50% left. It's not safe to tamper with a pressurised container.
~*~*It Wasn't a 'Breze' For Me~*~*
Now I did consider taking it back or making a complaint, but it seemed an unreasonably long time from when it was purchased. To be honest I couldn't be bothered. I think perhaps I was just unfortunate, because we use the same product at work and there don't seem to be any complaints there. I feel it's been impossible for me to evaluate the actual product adequately because of the faulty container. On that basis, I cannot in all conscience recommend it, although if you were to buy it you would probably find it fine. For that reason, and that alone, I'm going to be tough in scoring and award it two stars. I think it probably is a good product, deserving of a high rating, but I don't think I will be buying it again because I've never had a problem like this with a similar product and there are many others from which to choose. What a pity.
Thank you for reading this review, which is a revised version of one earlier placed on Ciao.
©Verbena, September 2013
I am not a big user of air fresheners; I only ever have two air fresheners in use at a time in the house, one in each bathroom to help mask those inevitable bathroom smells. So when I spotted some money off vouchers for Febreze available to print from supersavvyme I printed them off and popped them in my purse to use later in the week at Tesco.
Once in Tesco I was happy to find that Febreze air fresheners were on offer, so combining my vouchers with Tesco's offer I managed to snag two Febreze air fresheners, one at a £1 and the other at 50p.
The one I am reviewing today is Febreze Thai Orchid, this air freshener usually retails for around £3. In my opinion £3 is a lot to pay for a can of air freshener. The can looks like the one pictured above. The reason I picked this one above the others available was that it was pink; there genuinely is no other reason.
After bragging to my Husband about my air freshener bargains I placed one in each bathroom to await use. Eventually the inevitable happened and I heard the flush of the toilet followed by a damp squirting noise, a lot different to the quite abrasive noise my previous cans of air freshener made.
A short while later I decided to test the effectiveness of the air freshener, I tentatively pushed the bathroom door open and bravely inhaled. All I could smell was the sweet floral scent left behind from the air freshener, no nasty pong. The Thai Orchid scent does not smell as I would expect orchids to smell, it is very sweet and perfumed. The air freshener lingers in the air for quite a while and I could detect the scent in the bathroom for many hours after it had been sprayed.
The design of the can is quite different to usual air freshener cans; it has a trigger mechanism to release the air freshener. I found the trigger mechanism very easy to control; I felt I had more control over the amount of air freshener sprayed than usual. The directions are to hold can upright, pull trigger back and spray the air in a sweeping motion. When this is done the air freshener releases a steady mist of tiny perfumed droplets, these droplets inevitably fall towards the ground, despite watching closely I have never seen the droplets land and can only assume they fully disperse into the air before making contact with any surfaces.
The initial burst of air freshener is very strong, but it does not make me cough, it soon dissipates into the background and becomes a subtle scent and does not smell overly artificial like some cheaper air fresheners. While I would not use the Febreze air freshener to scent my whole house (My house smells clean due to the fact I clean it) I am more than happy to use it in the bathroom and at the extremely slow rate at which we get through air freshener I am glad I like it as it will be in use for a year or more.
As with all household cleaning products it is advised to keep it out of reach of children and to rinse thoroughly if it gets in eyes. As this is a pressurised container it should not be pierced, burnt or exposed to temperatures above 50c, and finally the warning that always makes me smile, this product does not replace good hygiene practices!!
In conclusion I think Febreze Thai Orchid is a great scent, it eliminates odours and leaves behind a subtle floral scent. The 300ml size air freshener should last me absolutely ages and I feel it was a bargain at a £1 but would not be happy paying the £3 rrp.
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Febreze - Thai Orchid spray
Apart from Yankee candles I also like to have air fresheners in spray cans around the house in various rooms. The rooms I keep these in are the kitchen, the bathrooms and the utility room which is off our front hall.
I am not brand loyal and tend to buy whatever scent takes my fancy or what ever is on special at the time. I also shop in discount stores and find bargain there. I can't remember where this one came from but as I sprayed it liberally this morning I thought I would review it.
Our house is on the market and so with a viewing at 10 am I was up at 7.30 cleaning and removing all signs of cat bedding and kitty litter into the garage as well as dusting vacuuming and then to finish off I put Yankee candle burners strategically around the house and finished off with a spray of air freshener in the rooms without burners.
Febreze is one I often buy as their scents seem to be more appealing and less chemical smelling to me. I also like the fact that they seem to be more pump than aerosol as they come out quite wet and can be used to freshen curtains and furniture as well as the room generally.
I have had several different scents from Febreze and I have to find one I don't like. This one is absolutely lovely although I have to say that Thai orchids as far as I am aware do not smell! I have been to many orchid displays and as yet have never noticed a scent; they are stunningly beautiful and one of my favourite flowers but smell? Well maybe I just have not smelled the right ones!
These air fresheners do not save you keeping the house clean but they do help with enhancing rooms that have a lack of freshness or the room left by teenage sons or the room where the cats have their litter trey and of course the bathrooms too.
After cleaning out the kitty litter I walk through the downstairs of the house with this and it makes it a much more pleasant place to be.
It struggles a bit when my step son has cooked his grilled salmon. That needs a major candle burn followed by a good spray to avoid us being greeted by fish in the morning after!
I find that a spray through the house prior to guests arriving freshens the place up and then I light my candles to maintain the ambiance and people always comment on the fact my house smells nice.
I always open out bedroom and bathroom windows every morning for at least an hour but even so I still like a spray of a pleasant additional smell just before I head up to bed. I usually choose a lavender one for that purpose.
This scent is lovely sweet, exotic and heady floral smell. It is one that I would be happy to wear as a perfume it is so nice.
Febreze cans. Are lidless in that the top part is the bit you press down so no lid to lose. This one is a deep pink and holds 300ml . the can and nozzle are nicely shaped for easy and comfortable holding. The spray nozzle is easy to push down and so very easy to use. On the can we are informed that this scent was "Inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen....Zen is peace and enlightenment, so leave behind the chaos of odours and attain the space of true freshness."
I can't say i achieve a state of zen peace when using this but I do like the smell and because I enjoy it I guess I am more in tune with being at zen peace and tranquillity! It reminds me of a spa with the smells they put in those or maybe a flower shop full of scented flowers.
This spray comes out wet so great when it lands on soft furnishings or carpet but be a bit careful on laminate or hard floors as it can be slippery if you are not aware of the dampness.
Since I first found this I fell in love with it and look out for it when it is an special offer. I will not pay ful rrp as it is nearly £3 and no air freshener is worth that but I can usually grab one on sale somewhere from time to time and pop it in my cupboard with others until needed. This is one i will pay a bit extra for though as it is quite special.
Is it worth buying? Yes indeed a really lovely fragrance that does a good job of fresheneing and filling the room with a lovely aroma too. It will not be able to get rid of really strong food smells and cat litter stink but an open window, a candle and then this does a good elimination job i have found.
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I am not a connoisseur of aerosol air fresheners. The Febreze Thai Orchid spray that I possess was bought in a frenzy of coupon inspired spending a few months back. It was reduced to £2 and I had a coupon for £1 off so I considered it worthy of purchase. Hitherto, the previous aerosol air fresheners I had owned must have been purchased in the mid-1990s. Those air fresheners do still seem to be for sale. In comparison Febreze Thai Orchid is a veritable delight, for reasons I will outline below. However, it has not converted me to become a regular user of such products. In comparison with other options for freshening the air in my house, such as opening the windows, or lighting one of those most glorious lumps of smelly wax, known as Yankee Candles, the Febreze aerosol simply cannot compete.
In comparison with other aerosol fresheners I have known:
There is no cap to remove from Febreze Thai Orchid, instead there is a trigger spray. This allows one to lightly spritz the air: a light puff here, a gentle 'pfft! pfft!' there, with just gentle pressure being required to depress the trigger which is smooth and lightly curved with the result that your finger is gently cradled when using. At the same time the palm of your hand wraps around the top of the canister, upon which Procter and Gamble designers have thoughtfully placed a shaped plastic cap. The design is such that your hand is comfortable, and warm. You do not experience the discomfort of grasping a cold can if spritzing in the correct manner. If you have big hands however, the heel of your hand is likely to become cold as it will fall below the reach of the plastic cap and onto the main body of the steel canister.
The above seems to me preferable to the old-style aerosol in which there is a removable cap that is pretty superfluous and often discarded, revealing an ugly nozzle prone to blockages. Small and usually ridged these nozzles were uncomfortable enough in the operating thereof for me to remember the sensation to this day.
Once Febreze Thai Orchid is released the air is filled with a light and pleasant fragrance that is, as the name suggests, inspired by Thai Orchids. It is a 'destination' fragrance designed to transport the smeller to a moment of "pure relaxation and zen". For transportation assistance they have placed a picture of an orchid on a beach on the front of the can. Does it work? No, I think they have made too bold a claim with this one. What is important though is that the product "eliminates odours and freshens", and I can confirm that the product has been used to eliminate some nasty whiffs in our home, on days when the wind is blowing another nasty whiff towards us from a nearby factory. These are the days when opening our windows is something I cannot contemplate, though long term residents in the area assure me I will soon get used to the smell.
Air fresheners of old tended to mask odours rather than eliminate them, and they had a thick, fuggy spray as I recall: if sprayed liberally a haze would be apparent in the room for some time. This is not the case with the Febreze product. The other air fresheners did not make bold transportation claims, however, they simply promised to deliver a nice smell.
In comparison with other means of freshening the air:
As the label of the Febreze spray states: "Air fresheners do not replace good hygiene practices," and the best way to keep a house fresh in my view is to open the windows. The manufacturer's website states that the product "gives you that lovely feeling of throwing open your windows and breathing in the freshness", a claim that is made I think on the basis of their patented odour elimination technology being highly effective. It is good they make the statement about hygiene else people might think that the spray could eliminate the need to open windows.
I feel the product deserves some credit, but still prefer to open the windows. The smell of Thai Orchid is a delicate one, but somehow artificial. Also of course, opening windows is free.
In comparison with Yankee candles, the fragrance is simply not as long lasting, and not as favourable as my favourite candles- and there is no friendly flickering glow.
In summary, Thai Orchid is a good buy for a £1. At the rate I use it it will last a lifetime. It does eliminate odours and fragrance lightly, but so does open windows and candles, and overall they remain my preferred house freshening methods.
August 2013: still using the same can of this- I don't think it has an expiry date.
We have been using this range of air freshener for a couple of years now. This has probably given away that we quite like it. In particular, the aerosol action of this product is far gentler than traditional aerosols which make the loud spraying noise. This makes it far less scary to our cat who will sprint out of the room if we spray one of the other noisy ones.
We mainly buy the "Cotton Fresh" fragrance in this range as, just like its name suggests, it has the freshest fragrance and smells pretty neutral so to avoid being overpowering or too noticeable however, we have also bought this fragrance from time to time - I cannot say that this is my favourite as it isn't, however I do still like it and do like to have a change of fragrance now and again.
The actual reason we chose to try this out int he first place was that the bright pink packaging really catches your eye as you walk past it in the shop - it really makes the air freshener stand out amongst all other air fresheners nearby!
It also makes the bottle easier to find in the cupboard when it is quite dark at times.
Many of the other fragrances in this range are very subtle, especially the one we usually buy "Cotton Fresh", however this one is quite a bit stronger than the others. It has a much more exotic twist to it which is quite different to many different fragrances on the market, I have never smelt one quite like it before.
i actually ran a little test with this air freshener last week. I usually have the cotton fresh fragrance in the home but I decided to, for the week, switch to the thai orchid and see if anybody noticed as they came into the house. We had four visitors to the house this week and all but one of them either didn't notice any difference or just didn't want to mention it. However the one that did speak up commented that they did like it. Although that wasn't much of a consumer review from them, it actually shows that the fragrance does have an impact on the house.
This air fresheners acts to both fragrance the air and to eliminate any odours which were present beforehand. I can spray it into a rather smelly room and immediately all I can smell is the Febreze fragrance, this one in particular seems to last a little longer than some of the other ones in the range possibly because of having a stronger smell. After you would usually expect to smell the smelly room again - most of the time you cannot (or at least not as bad) therefore suggesting that it does actually eliminate odours from fabrics. No one in the house smokes so I personally have no idea how well it works with smoke smells but I have heard positive things about it in regards to this.
*Note: parts of this review have been adapted from my general review of this product range but adapted for this particular fragrance*
This is not the cheapest air freshener around, mine cost me £2.79 for a 300ml can however it does have a lovely smell and it is also very good at absorbing bad smells which just about justifies the price in my opinion.
The mist and refresh range are excellent quality and I have used a couple of them before so I expected this to be as good as the previous ones and I was not to be disappointed. The container is a bright pink colour which is very distinctive, with a trigger dispenser that delivers a nice even and quite widely dispersed spray, I normally find one blast is enough for a small room like the toilet or bathroom and two to three blasts for larger rooms is sufficient.
It emits a very fine mist which means it seems to hang in the air for quite a long time, you can see it finely falling to settle on the ground however that takes quite a few seconds. The fragrance of this air freshener is very floral and has a sweet orchid smell underlying it that is quite fresh and distinctive. There is a definate oriental feel to this spray that you would expect from the product name but sometimes things that claim to be oriental in fragrance can often disappoint and come across as very synthetic and that is not the case with this air freshener.
It has good staying power, in a closed off room you can still detect the smell a good twenty to thirty minutes later and it is very good at dispensing strong odours rather than just smothering them. I like the fact that this is quite strong despite the fine mist that it emits when sprayed into the room. The fact that you do not have to constantly keep spraying it and a couple of blasts is usually sufficient menas that a bottle lasts a long time which off sets the high price a little.
I go through quite a lot of air fresheners as part of my daily housework regime consists of spraying each room with air freshener just to freshen them up and make them smell nice. The air freshener I'm using at the moment is this Febreze thai orchard one.
It is widely available to purchase from supermarkets and places like Wilkinson either in store or online. A 300ml aerosol can costs in the region of £2 to £3.
The can is quite noticeable on the shelf as it is hot pink in colour and most other air fresheners come inside neutral colour cans. It has quite a feminine image to it with a pretty orchid being the logo for this fragrance. At the top of the can there is a pull trigger to use the product. The actual trigger is quite small compared to other pull trigger products, it isn't a problem for me as I still find it extremely easy to pull.
After pulling the trigger the air freshener comes out in a sort of misty consistency and tends to linger wherever you spray it and gently falls down. For this reason I always spray away from the direction I'm going in as the mist isn't nice to walk through. I'm not sure what thai orchids are meant to smell like, but the scent of this air freshener is very sweet with a hint of floral tones. I wouldn't say it is overly floral but the balance is just right, I personally love the smell.
I tend to start upstairs and pull the trigger a couple of times in each room, when the trigger is pulled the mist comes out for a few seconds so you can move the can around to cover the room a little better. I spray the air freshener in every room and it definitely freshens the house up and gives it a lovely smell throughout. As far as how long the smell last goes, I wouldn't say it is better than other air fresheners I have used, upstairs tends to smell of the air freshener longer than down as we don't use upstairs much during the day. Downstairs the air freshener smells like it does when first squirted for around 30-45 minutes and then gets more and more subtle.
I'd definitely recommend this thai orchid air freshener from Febreze. A can seems to last forever and the smell is gorgeous. It lasts quite well but not any longer than others, so for this I'll award it four stars.
Febreze is a range of scented products for the home. They offer quite a few fragranced air fresheners. The Thai Orchid collection includes a cleaning spray, a fabric refresher and the air freshener. I will be discussing my use of the aerosol air freshener.
Presented in a gorgeous pink can, this product is visually attractive and moreso to women. The can features a trigger spray and the liquid inside is water based. Febreze claim that this air freshener will eliminate odours rather than mask them. A light scent should be left around your home which is likened to fresh Thai orchids.
A 300ml can is available from supermarkets. At full price, expect to pay around £3.00 for this product. Tesco currently offer it as part of a '2 for £4' deal.
I like to keep my home smelling lovely everyday so spend a lot of money on scented candles and plug ins. The quickest way to freshen up a home is to use an aerosol freshener - perfect for when guests are due to arrive especially if you have been cooking something that doesn't carry a pleasant scent! I favour Febreze sprays over others as I find them to work a lot better and smell more natural. I only ever buy Febreze when it is on offer in the supermarket or Wilkos. On the rare occasion I cannot find it on offer, I opt for cheaper brands such as Glade or Airwick.
I am currently using the festive Febreze air fresheners but my previous purchase was Thai Orchid. I quite like the fabric refresher in this scent and find it to be quite pleasant. The trigger spray is very easy to operate but I do find that when the can is nearly empty, it can be difficult to spray the remainder of the liquid out. The trigger spray allows for a fine mist to be dispensed and I opt to spray it into the middle of the room. I find that the mist hangs in the air well rather than dropping to the floor instantly like cheaper sprays. It doesn't leave noticeable droplets of liquid on my sofas or laminate flooring.
The Thai Orchid scent is pleasant and perfect for the Summer. It isn't an overpowering, synethic scent but simply an exotic, fruity blend with delicate floral undertones. It is refreshing and fragrant. This air freshener performs really well and is suitable for use around my home. It quickly eliminates cooking odours rather than mixing with them and perfect for the toilet too. I notice that the scent of this air freshener is evident for an hour or so but the fresh feel around my home can be detected for several hours.
One 300ml can of Febreze Thai Orchid lasts really well and I don't find myself having to replace it as often as Glade or Airwick sprays. A small amount is needed per use and all in all, I would recommend this particular scent. The other scents in the Febreze range as equally as appealing and there is one for every preference and season too! It is expensive but lasts well and smells gorgeous.
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I live in an old cottage and despite opening windows when the weather permits, there is sometimes that 'musty' aroma that comes with old houses and so to disguise this I try to fragrance my home with something far more pleasant. I burn Yankee wax tarts on a regular basis though this is more often on an evening time when I'm settling down for the evening, and during the day I tend to give a quick blast of whichever air freshener I have handy as it's far more practical as I'm normally out and about on the school run etc so can't be having candles burning when I'm not in obviously.
I'm not a big fan of air fresheners as I tend to find them very synthetic and overpowering but I find Febreze products the exception to the rule and purchase them at least once a month (or more likely though when they are on offer).
I find Febreze Mist & Refresh to be one of the better ranges as to me they offer soft and gentle aroma's and having tried most of the different fragrances in the range I was extremely tempted to try the delicious sounding Thai Orchid. When I spotted it in my local Iceland supermarket priced at £3 for a 300 ml canister I decided this was far too much to pay despite the pretty pink packaging trying to lure me. When I saw it a few weeks ago on a limited half price promotion, along with other selected Febreze products, then I had to try it.
What Febreze have to say about this:
Air freshener mist that combines odour removal with a light fragrance to truly refresh your home
Patented Febreze odour elimination technology that traps and neutralises bad smells rather than masking them
Scent inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids
Water-based and specially designed to gently release a light and subtle fragrance.
My review will now focus on me experience of using Febreze Mist & Refresh in 'Thai Orchid' fragrance:
As just mentioned above, this product is available in a 300 ml sized cylindrical canister with the RRP being around the £3 mark depending on where you shop. The packaging design is identical in shape to other fragrances in the Mist & Refresh ranges however the colouring on Thai Orchid is a beautiful fuschia pink and certainly stands out amongst it's competitors making it aesthetically pleasing with it's bright design.
There is a delicate pattern adorning the can with an orchid centrally placed just below the famous Febreze logo but apart from this there is little else in the way of adornments though the colour more than makes it for any more lack of design. What I like about Mist & Refresh sprays is they are very easy to spray due to the conveniently placed trigger which in turn activates the contents and emits through the nozzle.
One of the main reasons for wanting to try Thai Orchid was because a friend has been currently using it to freshen her home and on every visit I've been greeted with a beautiful aroma which has obviously made an impact as it's urged me to try it myself.
On squeezing the trigger the mist emits in, well basically, a fine mist, and literally hangs in the air for much longer than other 'heavier' aerosol based air fresheners. Because it's a light mist I find the fragrance is more evident for longer and delicately fragrances my home rather than other brands where the scent disappears after a short period of time. I'd already been aware of this scent from visiting my friend's home so knew what to expect but I was surprised at how genuinely authentic the Thai Orchid came across as on first spritzing it into the air.
The aroma is obviously floral but it has a sweetness that makes it not *too* flowery and the overall scent is more sweet/ oriental than floral so I was really pleased with the outcome. I found that literally a few spritzes per room were enough to suffice covering any unwanted aromas such as unsavoury kitchen smells and I noticed that although the Thai Orchid is quite gentle when first sprayed it retains a similar strength of fragrance for at least 30 minutes afterwards.
I have found this spray very convenient and effective against cooking odours as quick spray gently scents my home. Because my cottage is all based on one level I find that a few spritzes in one or two rooms soon wafts gently into the remainder rooms and because of this the canister is still almost 3/4 full (an estimated guess as it's not transparent). I have since purchased another can of Thai Orchid as well as some of the other half price Febreze products whilst they are still on offer and whilst I'm extremely happy with this product I feel the full £3 is a lot to pay and is out of my general budget.
I would still happily recommend this though as it freshens the home, is a nice lightweight product that lingers in the air for a sufficient period of time and isn't at all synthetically scented.
Because of the usual high RRP I am deducting a star but it still gets top marks from me performance wise.
I don't tend to use air freshener in a can too much. My partner sometimes uses it but the amount of scented candles and reed diffusers, plug in air fresheners etc I don't really feel the need to use that too. However, I've seen this range about for a while now and I kept thinking that I must try it when I see it on offer. Well I finally bought some when my kitten kept having little accidents and I wanted something to get rid of the smell immediately rather than needing to wait for scented candles and the like.
The air freshener cost me £2 from Asda I think and I obviously went for the Thai Orchid scent because of the pink bottle! There are also other scents in the range and I have seen a blue bottle which I think is called something like Carribean Paradise and I believe I've seen a green one too.
I was first attracted to this particular range because the bottles look quite different to most air fresheners and they look modern and sleek. I definitely don't mind having this sat on the side and the bottle colour matches my bedroom perfectly!
I also like the way you can dispense this as its a trigger spray rather than the old fashioned lidded nozzle spray, I just think it looks a bit more modern and its also easier to use as you don't need to take any lids off you just point and spray.
The instructions for this say to point the van out in front of you and to spray using sweeping motions. After you have finished your Star Wars interpretation the spray will work to neutralise the odour as well as to cover it.
I really like this scent and I am happy with the price I paid for it. The scent is floral but also quite fruity giving it a nice scent which is quite strong but I don't believe it to be overpowering.
You only need a small amount of this. My bedroom only needs about 3 or 4 'swooshs' until I am satisfied that it will do its job and I'm known for overloading on scents.
As soon as this has been sprayed it gets to work quickly. As it neutralises the odour instead of just covering it you don't get that experience where its a nice scent but you can still detect the bad smell underneath. The scent smells very fresh and I love the smell it leaves in my room.
The longevity of this spray is very good. If I spray it first thing in the morning I can still smell it delicately by mid afternoon.
I've used this a few times now and I still have pretty much an entire bottle left so I think it will last well. As soon as my bottle runs out I think I will definitely buy another one.
Scented candles and wax tarts are definitely my preferred way of keeping my home smelling nice and fresh, but really they're more of an evening thing. If I want a fresh scent during the day, then I would usually grab an air freshener. Thankfully air fresheners have changed dramatically from the chemical, floral scents my mum used to spray, and now there's a wide range of options available at the supermarket.
Febreze are obviously best known for their fabric fresheners which many people swear by. My husband obviously thought this was all they made because when he saw me spraying this around the room he told me to stop because it wasn't meant to be used like that! However Febreze also now have a range of spray air fresheners (which they call 'Mist and Refresh') as well as candles and plug in fresheners. This product is from the Mist and Refresh range. There are four or five different scents available, but this one, the Thai Orchid, is by far my favourite.
The idea is that a Febreze Mist and Refresh will neutralise odours in your home, instead of just temporarily masking them. The other thing that apparently makes it different from normal air fresheners is the trigger that you use to spray it, which combined with a nitrogen propellant in the product, creates larger droplets in the air, meaning that the lovely scent lasts even longer. I don't know about the sciencey bit but there's definitely a difference between this product and a traditional spray can. When I spray the freshener, instead of shooting out up to the corner of the room (I generally point up and into the corners), it just puts out a little bit of mist immediately in front of the can. This means that I have to use more of the product at a time than I would if I was using a traditional can. On the other hand, this scent definitely stays for longer than other ones I've used, so perhaps their theory works.
The most important factor for most people here will of course be the scent. I absolutely love the smell, and I think the name 'Thai Orchid' and the hot pink colour of the spray can match it very well. Whilst there are some floral notes, there's also a fruity undertone to it. It's quite warm and sweet, and very relaxing - it reminds me of lying in a tropical garden in a far off country. It's a beautiful smell and visitors to our house have commented on how lovely it is too. The scent is pretty much the only reason I buy this, because to be honest it's a bit more expensive than I'd ideally like.
As I mentioned briefly in my recent fabric freshener review, we don't have dogs or smoke, so we rarely have any specific strong smells that we need to neutralise. However we do have an open plan living, dining and kitchen area which means that pesky cooking odours can sometimes linger longer than they are welcome. My first instinct in this case is to open a window but if that isn't possible then I'll whip out this spray. I don't think I could say honestly that this spray neutralises the odours straight away, single handedly, but the smells do go away much faster than they would do normally. Sometimes I'll have to spray round the room a couple of times, but the difference it makes is definitely noticeable. The mist settles quickly, and it doesn't irritate my skin.
From first sight (and first scent) it's clear that this is a premium product, and as such it comes with a premium price tag! This generally costs about £3 per can, although I have seen it on offer recently (April 2012) in a 2 for £4. Add to this the fact that I feel I have to use more of this than I do products in a standard can, and it's starting to look a bit much. I don't think I would buy this again at full price, but if I spotted it on offer I'd definitely treat myself. I love how it smells and I also think it's quite effective, especially in comparison to other, similar products. The fact that it neutralises odours is a big bonus, too.
Four stars - I'm knocking a half for the price and a half for the fact that it doesn't last as long as other cans.
As a fan of the original Febreze Fabric Refresher, I couldn't resist trying out these air fresheners. When they were reduced in the supermarket recently I decided to pick up two - the Cotton Fresh and Thai Orchid versions. I'm reviewing the latter as it was my favourite of the two!
This product comes in an aerosol spray can, with a little lever that you pull back to disperse a fine jet of scent into the air. It is a 300ml can and comes in a wide range of fragrances, ranging from the simple cotton version I also bought, to the more exotic such as this one, Caribbean Paradise and Bali Sun. The Thai Orchid version comes in a lovely pink-coloured can and has apparently been "inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen".
Pull the trigger...
This is very simple to use - just hold it up and pull the trigger to release a fine mist of fragrance. Straight away you can detect the lovely fragrance, which I would definitely describe as floral and slightly musky. I love the smell as it's quite unusual but it isn't overpowering or sickly. It also does remove unpleasant smells from the air - more effectively than other spray air fresheners I've used - and the fragrance lingers nicely. In fact I would say you could still detect it after a few hours.
Shame about the price
Overall I am a big fan of this air freshener but I am put off by one thing - the price! At £3 for a can I think it is a bit over-priced for what is really a non-essential item, and although I prefer it to other air fresheners out there, and it is probably more effective, I do think the price is hard to justify. So it is definitely one to look out for when it's offer - and I hope I see it on offer soon as I want to try out a few more of those exotic-sounding fragrances!
This scent is also available as a fabric refresher (which I definitely want to try!), candle and plug-in - so there are lots of ways to enjoy some relaxation and zen!
This is a lovely smelling air freshener that really helps to cover up odours and make your home smell fresh, but it loses a star for being a bit expensive - and more so than other air fresheners!
I am an air freshener junkie. I used to own plug in air fresheners, but then realised that they were actually using electricity, and this wasn't so good on the old bank balance. So, when these air fresheners were on offer in Tesco for three for two, I just couldn't resist. They are £3.00 a can.
Thai Orchid is my favourite by far. Maybe it's the pink coloured can that does it for me!
According to the can, this scent was 'Inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh, Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen.' I have never personally smelt a Thai Orchid, but the scent is absolutely wonderful. It definitely has a floral smell about it.
The aerosol is easy to use; pull the trigger and a continuous spray emits until you release. I will add that you need to pull it quite hard otherwise a trickle of liquid runs out and onto the floor! Not sure if that's a fault with the can I bought, or if this is what happens to all Febreze cans; answers on a postcard please!
You only need a small squirt of this air freshener to eliminate whichever nasty smell you're trying to get rid of. In my case, it's normally my dogs! The Febreze works a treat.
The only downside, bar the trickling fluid, is that the smell doesn't last very long. An hour at the most, whereas my plug ins last as long as they're switched on. But, for £3.00 a can, I don't think you can go wrong. I alternate mine between the three I bought, and I still have half left in each. They do last a long time.
I would definitely recommend this air freshener to anyone wanting to get rid of nasty smells, and/or people who are having guests and need their house smelling lush- that's what I do!
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I like to always have an air freshener in the cupboard, just for a little freshen up each day. I generally always buy odour eliminating sprays as up until Friday past we had a dog in the house who loved the beach! And of course we both smoke so I like to spray around the living room, catching the curtains and sofa as well, as part of my daily housework. Since I first tried this one, it has remained one of my firm favourites. I rarely buy it though as generally the price is too high at the best part of £3, sometimes a little over. I picked it up most recently in Morrisons where it was on special offer at £2. Usually I only pay about £1 for an air freshener/odour eliminator, but I do love this and was feeling like treating myself (plus, the other half was paying).
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I am not a complete sucker for fancy packaging, but I do really like the Febreze cans. This one is an eye catching bright pink 300ml can and the spray nozzle is nicely shaped for easy and comfortable holding. The trigger is soft in that you don't need to squeeze it hard so overall it is very easy to use. The blurb on the can states "Inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen....Zen is peace and enlightenment, so leave behind the chaos of odours and attain the space of true freshness." I actually find this comically fruity. I mean, it's an air freshener!
The scent of this one is utterly gorgeous, and is the reason it has worked its way into my Absolute Favourites list. It is sweetly floral but is not overpowering or cloying since it has a 'watery plant-like' scent beneath the sweetness of the orchid. I wouldn't describe the scent as relaxing as such, as I think it's quite refreshing so I would say revitalising rather than relaxing.
When using this it is dispensed in a fine damp mist that you can see dispersing through the air. I find a lot of it simply falls down toward the floor (or whatever piece of furniture is underneath where you spray it), even if you spray it right up into the air. I actually like this better than dry sprays that roll through the air though, as I like it to land on my soft furnishings. You can't refresh the air in a room if the soft furnishings have cooking, pet or smoking odours sticking to them. I get even more paranoid about it as we removed the door between our kitchen and living room, since I didn't like the way it opened!
Even though I have my windows open almost 24/7 (the other half has a tendency to close them at night now it's below freezing outside....pfft) I still notice how well this works and the gorgeous fragrance it leaves behind. I don't use a lot of it, just a spray over the sofa, in the vicinity of the curtains and a blast in the middle of the living room and the hall at the front door and that's it. The scent remains noticeable for a fair while after using it, though I only notice it if I go upstairs then come back down a short while later. I stop smelling it if I stay downstairs and I often burn fragrance oils throughout the day so that is what I notice the most. However, after using this for a quick refresh a wee while before expected visitors, I always receive comments abut how nice the place smells.
Having said that, I do not experience a state of zen after using this. I would recommend anyone who expects to may want to remember...it's an air freshener.
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I certainly would. This smells gorgeous, lasts well for me (both scent-wise and volume in the can-wise) so is good value. I personally don't buy it at full price as that is just a bit much for me, but I would say it is worth it. The can lasted me a couple of weeks, but I did use it in less than half my house and I didn't use it more than once a day, but some days I didn't use it at all. You don't need a lot of this to neutralise odours (and leave a noticeable trace of fragrance on fabrics which lasts until you wash them or something stronger overpowers it) but you could use it several times daily if you want to always smell the fragrance. Obviously in this case it probably wouldn't even last a week.
I have had other sprays which perform just as well at a lower price, but the fragrance of this one really is stunning. And Febreze do know what they're doing when it comes to odour eliminating so I reckon I know they're going to work before I even try them!