Product Type: Febreze in Homeware
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Peace & enlightenment in a can?
Febreze Thai Orchid Air Freshener
Member Name: dawnmarywhite
Febreze Thai Orchid Air Freshener
Advantages: Scent, effective
Disadvantages: Expensive when not on offer
~~~~~~ Febreze Thai Orchid ~~~~~~
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).
~~~~~~ Thoughts & musings ~~~~~~
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.
~~~~~~ Recommend? ~~~~~~
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!
Summary: Not quite zen but very nice indeed
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