Product Type: Ambi Pur Household Cleaning
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My campaign for a Clean China Bowl.
Member Name: Emmald
Advantages: The fragrance.
I think I am like most women, I have certain tasks in my household routine that are absolutely essential in my book. I suppose you could even go as far as saying they become `fetishes`, I love to peg out sparkling clean laundry and I like my toilet bowl to be clean and sweet !
Oh dear, what a sad life !
Toilet bowls can be so difficult to keep clean, we live in an area where the water is medium to hard so I do have to be wary of any scale build up. Like most I bleach and Harpic, I scrub under the rim and on high days and holidays I go up around the bend with a scourer ( obsessive I know )
But not only do I want my toilet bowl to look clean I want it to smell clean, bleach and toilet cleaners smell hygienic but they do lack perfume.
I find that I cannot get on with the cistern blocks, I am not too keen on plonking little blocks under my cistern lid and some of the rim blocks can be a bit tough to position so that they stay in place.
Last week I bought an Ambi-Pur Spring Collection Blossoming Flowers rim block in Wilkinson's, it was on the reduced shelf and I paid £1.38, which I thought was an acceptable price.
It was the packaging that lured me, on the front of the card there is a pretty cluster of pink cherry blossom and when I picked up the package I noticed a small slot in the clear plastic covering that invited you to `smell here`. That clinched the deal, I was able to smell before I bought and I was suitably impressed.
The Ambi-Pur Spring Collection is a liquid rim block, one half of the contemporary unit contains a peachy coloured liquid and the other half is empty. In theory every time that you flush the loo a measured amount of the liquid will be allowed to enter the flowing water and that cleaner will help your toilet look clean, prevent further lime scale build up and above all ( from my point of view ) it will help the loo to smell fresh.
The Ambi-Pur unit is easy to slot together, you just push the top container that holds the liquid onto the bottom container and then hook it over the bowl. When the two units are clipped together the seal on the liquid will automatically be broken allowing it to start flowing.
The hook that fixes the unit over the bowl is at least long enough to allow a good firm grip and the Ambi-Pur unit does not look like you have slipped an alien under the toilet rim, in fact it is quite a good looking piece of equipment.
The liquid smells sweet and floral though there is no one fragrance that stands out. When you flush you get a minimal amount of bubble and that soft floral fragrance is left sitting in the water in the bowl. You can smell that perfume as you flush and it is pleasant.
Ambi-Pur say that the rim block will last for up to five weeks, but lets be fair if you are a relentless `flusher` then the life of the product is going to be far shorter.
The liquid level in my unit has hardly moved in the past week so I feel that it may well last me a good few weeks.
The floral smell suits my needs, you can apparently buy refills for the unit but I always seem to end up replacing the whole thing.
If Ambi-Pur can assist me in my campaign for a clean china bowl then all well and good, I am using the product in conjunction with my normal cleaners.
There is another rim block in the same range that is called `Spring Morning` and this one has more of a citrus fragrance.
The Ambi-Pur products are manufactured by Sara Lee household and body care UK Ltd.
Summary: It adds what some cleaners aren't able to give.
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