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It would be an understatement to say that I like space. I need space! Without it I am soon claustrophobic and become positively tetchy. Those among you who are 6' tall will understand that this world does not cater for we who are typically challenged. Chairs are made for typical people, as are the heights of door handles and kitchen sinks. Only those with legs untypically long will appreciate a 20 mile journey in a commuter train. We either pile our possessions on the seat next to us and glare at anyone who wishes to impose, or have to play kneesy with a complete stranger for the duration in order to avoid painful cramp. What, you ask, has this got to do with an air freshener? I will enlighten you. Although my house is not tiny (I would like 26 rooms, but there you go!) it is a nice average 3 bedroom 30's semi. I have added space by leaving the double doors to the lounge (Val's front room to everyone else) ever open. I also always have the hall door to my large kitchen/living room permanently open..... although I suspect the latter is so that anyone on the doorstep can see my new kitchen. Thus I can perambulate through the house and from room to room unimpeded and uninterrupted by barriers. There is only one problem created by my insistence on space. Although keeping my habit to the lower floor, I am a smoker and, as I type this, the fumes are gently drifting throughout the ground floor, before wending their way up the stairs cleverly avoiding smoke alarms on the way. Flinging windows open this time of year is not an alternative which would be appreciated by a non smoking visitor, so air fresheners it has to be. I have tried many and, until recently, found the most effective to be the airwick variety. You know, the ones which stand obtrusively on a table or shelf with a long wick flopping over the side of a tall bottle. Apart from being less than attractive, they are easily knocked over, although admi
ttedly the carpets smell gorgeous for ages afterwards whenever this happens. The plug in variety of freshener rather worried me because of what they are (more about that later). It occurred to me recently that it is a simple matter to switch them off when I leave the house or go to bed, and so have been using the Glade Natural Breezes plug in air freshener for several months now. For the uninitiated this is a bottle of liquid perfume set beneath a white plastic unit 3" x 2" incorporating a three pin plug. The earth pin is dead plastic, but the other pins slot into an electrical socket and the slight warmth produced when the circuit is switched on radiates the scent. This is an air freshener which works for me. A short while ago I was reading in the lounge, cigarette beside me. I have just walked back into the room and a pleasant citrus scent has already permeated most of the area. There are a variety of scents available, including Secrets of the Orient, and I choose Citrus Twist. The packet in which the unit is packed tells me that the perfume will last for 75 days if used for 16 hours per day. Since I switch off the freshener when I am not around, I have only just bought a refill after a good 3 month's use. The original device cost me £4.99 in Sainsbury's and the re-fill bottle £3.99. It has been my experience that the cheaper stand-up ones soon dry out and become no more than forgotten ornaments on window sills, so the Glade is good value. The bottle of perfume comes with a neat cap to it and we are warned that this should be replaced when the Glade is unplugged. I should think that this would be because some fragrances can damage surfaces if spilt. The original unit comes in a box together with the perfume bottle. It is a simple matter to remove the cap, exposing a short wick, and slot the bottle into the section holding the plug. Plug in, switch on, and start deoderising. Since I would r
esearch the web even for an op on an elastic band, it didn't take me long to find a site containing information about withdrawal of a similar product by S C Johnson, the Glade manufacturer. This was a scented oil air freshener with an extra outlet and not the one I am writing about. However,there have been concerns about the safety of this type of fragrance dispenser. I have emailed S C Johnson with a pasted extract of the website I mentioned and am waiting for a reply. It has been suggested, in defence, that not all home electrical sockets are wired as they should be. Since millions of these things are sold I am happy, with the precautions I have mentioned, to use this product. I just feel that I should responsibly point out these concerns which have arisen from time to time. I have taken off a star because S C Johnson haven't replied to me after 3 days. Meanwhile I shall continue to type and smoke, before returning to read my book in an atmosphere which has freshened, thanks to Glade, during my short absence. UPDATE: I received the following reassurance from Glade; "......Consumer safety is paramount to SC Johnson and that is why, if we discover there is a potential problem, we do the responsible thing, that is immediately alert consumers and take steps to fix it. The problem you refer to in your e mail related to only a few of of a specific type of Plug-In, Extra Outlet Scented Oil PlugIns, and no other Glade PlugIns product was affected. We discovered that a few of these products had been improperly assembled and we went to the Consumer Product Safety Commission with our plans to recall that version of PlugIn. Within 2 months of the recall the product was re-introduced and the CPSC has closed the file on this matter, satisfied that we met our obligations to consumer safety."
I have never liked using room sprays as they always smell of flowers, pine or lemon fresh! All of which are equally disgusting!! I found GLADE REFRESHING RASPBERRY ROOM SPRAY in one of the good old pound shops that are everywhere now! Which needless to say i brought for a £1.00! It is in a silver can of 300ml with an easy spray top. It has not got a lid which saves a bit of agro.! I stood in the shop and thought that there was no way that it would actually smell of raspberries - but i was hooked and had two or three other sniffs as it was so pleasant! I have now found that Asda's sell it and it comes in an ORANGE fragrance too - which is also very pleasant. I believe that it is around £1.27 which is a few pence more than some sprays but it is well worth it. It lasts an awful long time even being used every day! The can feels full when new which is more than i can say for other sprays. It doesn't have the telltale smell of a toilet freshener either so it is ideal for around the house. I don't particularly like unatural smells of any kind in the air but this is certainly more pleasant when needs must than all the alternatives that are around. It also lasts quite a long while in the air and does eliminate the most nasty pongs! It has been tried and tested!!
~ ~ OK. I don’t REALLY like the smell of stinky poo!! I’d have to be a lot madder cabbie than I actually am for that to be the case. And like it or not, most folks poo IS stinky, even if some people would have you believe that their excreta smells of honeyed rose petals. ~ ~ We have a separate toilet here in the mad cabbie household. By that I mean that the loo isn’t in the same room as the bath and shower. In fact, we have two loos, with an additional one downstairs. But they are both small in size, (the rooms, I mean) and so are prone to get a bit smelly when someone has been in there dropping their guts. The time-honoured method of curing this problem is simple enough. Open a window, and let the fresh air (well, relatively fresh air!) dispel the nasty odours into the atmosphere. (Hopefully when no SAS types are in the vicinity, lest they think they have stumbled on one of Saddam’s poison gas factories) But this in itself can cause yet another wee problem. If you open the window after dark, then the house very quickly becomes overrun with nasty wee creepy crawlies of the moth/daddy longlegs/bluebottle variety, attracted by the light in the room. Now I always turn off the light behind me (honest!) but others are not always so meticulous. And nobody likes horrible wee beasties fluttering and crawling all over the place when they are trying to contemplate the mysteries of life while perched “on the throne”. ~ ~ But trust the wee lass (my eleven-year-old daughter) to come up with a solution. I arrived home during the week to discover a new addition to the décor of the “smallest room”, a ‘Glade Duet’ air freshener, which she had picked up (as she is prone to do!) on a trip to the local supermarket. And a truly ingenious little gadget it is too! It’s called the ‘Duet’ because it has two functions. Well, one function really, (to disguise the stink) but tw
o differing methods of achieving that highly commendable goal. There’s a tiny (10ml) aerosol spray, which is surrounded on both sides by a clear plastic container of gel. This slots into a plastic dispenser, with a spray nozzle on the top. The idea is simplicity itself. Once the tags are removed, the gel will slowly release its perfume into the surrounding air for about a month, so the room is always fairly fresh smelling. And if someone then does a particularly nasty smelling ‘wee jobby’, then you can supplement this aroma by giving a quick push on the button on the top of the dispenser, which releases a more intense blast of perfume into the immediate surroundings. They state that the spray dispenser is good for about 90 shots, so even using it three times a day it should last you for about a month or so. ~ ~ There are some fairly dire warnings on the box, that it’s my duty to make you aware of. You’re advised not to lay the open sachet (before you place it in the plastic container, obviously) on any plastic or wooden surface. Also, to avoid contact with the eyes or skin, and not to put it anywhere near any source of intense heat (50C plus) or naked flame. So it’s corrosive and inflammable. So exercise a wee bit of care when you’re re-loading your dispenser, and make sure you dispose of the used freshener correctly. ~ ~ Glade Duet is made by Johnson’s, based in Camberley in Surrey. The unit itself costs €3.67 here in Tesco, (Irl) and subsequent refills will then set you back €2.52. There seems to be a range of different scents. One is called ‘Waterfall’, another ‘Citrus’, and the one we use is ‘Jasmine Bouquet’. The ‘Jasmine Bouquet’ is pleasant enough, rather akin to a blast of strong perfume. Obviously, it’s NOT as pleasant as fresh air, but at the same time it’s not totally overpowering, as some other
air fresheners can tend to be. And it is DEFINITELY preferable to the alternative!! Recommended by the mad cabbie. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Euro varies between 60p and 64p Sterling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ COPYRIGHT. Ken J. September, 2002.
Don’t get me wrong, I like men, they are fun and have some interesting little (sorry, scratch that, big) bits and pieces to play with during dull winter evenings, but over the last couple of years I’ve grown used to living without one in my house. I’ve been out to play with a few, I work with loads, heck, some of my best friends are men, but what I’d forgotten about (or wiped from my mind) is what it’s like to share a bathroom with one over an extended period of time. A girls’ bathroom is a nice little room, neat and tidy with a selection of wildly overpriced and underused toiletries in pretty bottles bought on the spur of a girly moment. A woman spends time in the bathroom relaxing and preparing to face the world. It is a haven of peace, with a fresh aroma to match. It didn’t take me long to remember what it was like to share a bathroom with a bloke. Disappointingly I wasn’t getting any of the fun of using the bathroom at the same time as him as I was only interested in this chaps’ mind, his ability to cook, oh and his skill in carrying really heavy things. So weekend number one rolled by and I went shopping for super absorbent mats, new towels and industrial strength cleaning products. Despite my efforts to keep him out all day and encourage him as discretely as possible to visit the loo at the pub, there were still going to be times when he was home. I was pretty convinced that a spray wouldn’t do it, and an ordinary gel wouldn’t do it so seduced by marketing I opted for Glade Duet. It’s refillable and claims to last for up to 30 days, which didn’t seem long, but my temporary housemate was only staying 3 more weeks so I figured it would do. The blurb on the box reminded me that the spray section was good for 3 sprays a day, 90 overall, that was 4 a day during his stay. The box contains a plastic container and an itsy bitsy aerosol
can flanked on both sides by gel packets. The instructions tell you to tear the foil cover off the gel, but as it was rather squishy runny gel I was worried that it would spill everywhere. There was no cause for alarm because even with the foil off the gel is protected by some sort of membrane which I assume is semi porous. The whole contraption fitted neatly into the container with no hassle. I wasn’t sure that the aerosol had connected properly with the mister, so I pressed the top whilst looking down on it. This was a huge mistake. I’d just sprayed a refreshing dry mist of citrus sunshine directly into my eyeball. It hurt like hell. The advice offered on the box was to rinse eyes well with water and to seek medical attention if the pain continued. I’d recommend wearing safety goggles or being less stupid than me. The smell isn’t too awful. The only description I can give you is that it smells like air freshener. I don’t much care for the smell of air freshener, but the alternative at that time was worse. The spray lasted throughout his stay and beyond. The gel began to look rather tired and dried up after four weeks. I’d recommend Glade Duet if you have a high traffic bathroom, very smelly feet or a pet with personal hygiene issues. If all you have to cope with is one healthy digestive system and a flooded kitchen then Neutradol and a plug in freshener will do the job far more discretely for you.
Glade Magnolia & Vanilla. I love the sweet essence of air freshener when I walk in to my home. When I open the door, it’s like logging on to dooyoo; you feel at home and welcomed. (lol) I have a dog called Tyson (don’t laugh) I hate the smell of dog, it smells so dirty and stale so I need a really good product to stop the odour and leave my home smelling sweet and cosy. I have tried a few different Glade fragrances but my latest one is just great. It is called Magnolia and Vanilla; ooh I could eat it. It smells like sweet ice cream and fresh flowers. It is a spray can about 10inches tall, the bottle is white and cream with white flowers printed on the can. At first it can smell a bit harsh but after a while the smell just lingers around the room lovely. TAKE NOTE. Do exactly what I say and you won’t go far wrong, Get this can from your shops now and get rid of that nasty pong. Always shake the can up well, Now you’re ready to kill that smell. Never spray near a naked flame, The effect just won’t be the same. Spray it in your lounge; spray it in your hall, Spray it anywhere in your home, any place at all. Do not use on cloths, it really isn’t for that, Stick to spraying it around the room now you can’t go wrong with that. It will keep your home smelling good, So pop out and get some you really should. This sexy smell will get the in the mood, Sorry, I am not going to drift off and start being rude. From Glade Essence of Nature is a fresh fragrance with an invigorating scent that mellows to a warm heart reminiscent of a tropical breeze. I brought this product especially to write an Air Freshener opinion for a challenge set by ANDREWSJK. I wasn’t disappointed with this product at all. This product name is very well know and is available from most shops. It costs me only 89p and I
have been using it a lot and there is still nearly a full can left. This product is good value for money, it smells great, and it lasts a long time depending on how much you use it of course. The results are lovely, a smell that will have you singing with the birds (as in tweet tweet not women) Emma xxx
I tend to use air freshener a lot as there are two kids (and their smelly mates :-)) usually running around the house, plus we have a gorgeous cat that doesn't smell as such, but who is prone to the odd expellation of gas! Therefore I always have a number of cans of air freshener in the cupboard. At the present time, I have three glade fragrances; Marine, Woodland Grove and Pot Pourri. The latter one is really gorgeous, so I tend to keep that one for the lounge and conservatory. Marine is great for the bathroom and Woodland Grove, a more woody, green perfume, is ideal for the kitchen and utility. The fragrances stay in the air for a good half an hour, and a tiny little squirt after this time, peps the fragrance up again. What's great about Glade, is that although it it one of the better known manufacturers of air freshener, their prices are a good 20-40 pence cheaper than other major brands (depending on which shop you purchase it in). I buy mine from Wilkinsons and they have it priced up at 62 pence. A bargain! All in all, Glade is a good brand. They have a good number of fragrances to chose from and thie prices display real value for money.
Glade has some of the best smelling air fresheners ever!! We have a cat, a dog, and 2-3 kids running around at any given moment, and "!!! wow I love this stuff!! I think the candle ones are the best out of all of them but, most glade does not stink! I have used some different deoderizers that smelled worse than the bathroom when the kids left it!! I would buy this again, and I have bought it again, before the first can was even used all the way up!! In the words of a true mainer, this is wicked good stuff!!
I suddenly realised the other day, how long it was since I last changed my hoover bag. What a stink! After shearing the dog, who had to be virtually scalped (she is a Lhaso Apso - long haired scruffy looking little thing!) and was in need of a bit of a makover(don't we all)the bag got a bit full. After realising I had used the last one, and being unable to buy anymore until my next trip into civilisation, I thought I'd give the 'Drop in Vac' air fresheners a go. They were a god send. I had completely forgotten all about these little things to be quite honest with you, it seems like years since I last bought them. They used to be little tubes shaped like cigarettes, now they are in sachets (told you it was a long time since I last bought any!). You are supposed to drop them in an empty bag really, but the difference in the smell was .... well, it was almost overpowering, but in a nice way! You get 3 sachets per box and the're less than £2, so they won't break the bank, and they do last for months. They are sometimes a bit hard to spot on the shelves, as the box is tiny, but well worth the search.
Having 2 young children, the house tends to smell like dirty nappies! I hate to go into a house that smells, that's why I have a Glade plug-in in my hallway! I like to use the orange (Citrus Blossom) plug-ins and Shake'n'vac because they smells so fresh and welcoming. I also have one in my lounge and one on the landing. They smell lovely and the strength of the smell can be adjusted. I have found though that the smell can be a little over powering to begin with even on the weaker strength. They do last about a month of continuos use (not as strong as when it is first plugged in). Once you have bought the initial plug-in, you can buy refills which are reasonably priced. On the down side, there is a limit to where they can be placed and they use up socket spaces.
We use reusable nappies and so as we keep the bucket in the bathroom although it isnt smelly there is a distinctive smell that lingers in the air as well as the normal bathroom smells. To try and get rid of this we bought some glad essence of nature air freshner spray. Wow does this stuff work!!! You need hardly any of it to make a difference in a room and I have started to use them all of the house. Their magnolia and vanilla spray is particularly good. The great thing with Glade though is that they do the same fragrances throughout their range of products so I can buy a candle in the same fragrance etc which means I'm not mixing smells. Very useful
Glade plug in air freshners are available from all major supermarkets at around £5.50 with refills at around £3.50.The air freshner bottle fits into a unit that plugs in an electric socket, when switched on the fragrence fills the room. I bought the anti tobacco variety as there are several smokers in our house, I found that it does not take long for it to work & lasts for around 30 days. I personaly like the smell as do all in our house apart from my husband, who continuly switches it off therfore defeating the object of the unit. I will try a different fragrence next time. The refills are available in several fragrences as well as specialist air freshners for tobacco, pets & kitchens.
Whether you are looking for a product to freshen your home or create that special ambience with your favourite fragrance, Glade has the product for you. Glade offers a wide range of air freshening products in a choice of attractrive fragrances to meet all your air freshening needs.