Product Type: Ambi Pur Household Cleaning
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Constant stink-a-rama round at your place, with a truly dreadful product
Member Name: worst_trip
Advantages: NONE WHATSOEVER
Disadvantages: Offensive smelling 'room freshener' that may cause health problems to boot
I once briefly rented a room in a shared house where one of the housemates liked using 'Ambi Pur' plug-in room freshener. That is how I became acquainted with this ghastly product - the existence of which, until then, I had been blissfully unaware.
Synthetic air-fresheners have always seemed to me to be a bad idea. Why not open a window, to get rid of stale air indoors instead?
Happily, when I was young the only air fresheners available for my parents to use were aerosol perfumes in a limited range of different scents ('Rose Pink'; 'Woodland Green'; 'Fresh Blue' and so on) that though sickly and repulsive at first spraying, did at least have the advantage of dispersing fairly quickly. Nowadays with Ambi-Pur and its ilk however, even that avenue of escape has been denied us, as the products are intended to be long-lasting, so that their perfumed reek can just go on and on and on....
The way these things work is that you plug the Ambi-Pur plastic 'holster' or whatever into the wall socket, switch on the current and the electricity in some way causes the so-called room-freshening "fragrance" to be continually dispersed from the dispenser. This will go on and on until the little bottle of 'scent' housed in the holster runs out - that or there is divine intervention in the form of a power cut. Because oh, it is evil, repulsive stuff. The air freshener in the shared house I lived in was located in the communal sitting room, downstairs, but the stink of the Ambi-Pur when it was switched on permeated the entire house very effectively. The people who designed this fiendish device probably INTENDED something like that to happen. It's probably SUPPOSED to carry over long distances, or something. Worse than that, the oily residues of the stale scent would cling to your clothes, so you would end up having to keep smelling the gakking stuff all day long. Admittedly, the immediate stench would stop if the electrical supply to the plug was cut off, but the persistence of the aromatic compounds used in the 'perfume' meant that the smell of it would still linger, long afterwards.
There was some research a few years ago that linked the use of fake / synthetic scents in air fresheners like 'Ambi-Pur' to a variety of respiratory and autoimmune illnesses and health problems, particularly in young children. I can't say that finding surprised me one bit.
Summary: If your house smells so bad you need Ambi-Pur, your underlying problems are greater than you think
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