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      14.02.2013 15:38
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      Febreze Fabric Classic

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      I often go to stay with my boyfriend at the weekends and he's a smoker so I can really notice the smell of smoke on some of my clothes having left there and being at home or on the train. Although he's not a heavy smoker as most people know the smell of smoke can get into everything. He does only smoke in the kitchen only but as I have always been a non-smoker I think I tend to notice the smell more on my clothes that what smokers would. When I'm there I don't really notice the smell, how-ever when I'm at my parents I can sometimes smell it. The smell seems to cling to my jacket and it can be a pain washing this all the time so I decided to purchase some Fabric Febreze to freshen my clothes up a little to get rid of the smoke smell. Although I have heard good things about this product I wasn't really sure how well it actually worked.

      Febreze Fabric
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      Febreze fabric is a fabric refresher suitable for items that are hard to wash like sofa coverings, carpets and curtains. As the product is suitable for these items I thought it would be fine for using on my jacket and possibly some other clothes as well. Febreze Fabric claims to give a breath of fresh air to the items in which everyday odours get trapped in which can include smoke, cooking smells and the smell of pets. The product has odour elimination technology which helps to neutralize odours that get trapped in fabrics to stop them coming back and help to keep your home smelling fresh. This product sounded perfect for what I needed it for. The product comes in a blue spray bottle which has a dark blue spray lid to it. This is a trigger spray so can be sued easily on the fabrics that you need to treat. On the front of the bottle it states that the product is for fabrics and that it has a classic fresh scent to it. (This product comes in other scents). On the back of the bottle is a label stating what types of fabrics you can use the product on and how to use it? It also states how you shouldn't use this product as well.

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      Febreze Fabric comes in Classic, Summer Splash, Lavender & Camomile, Pet Odour, Allergen Reducer. I purchased this from my local One Stop shop for £2.00 which I thought was very reasonable for a 500ml bottle of this.

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      On the back of the bottle is states to spray the fabric until wet. As the product dries it helps to eliminate odours. It suggests trying the product on a small hidden area first to test the product. It suggests not using the product on more delicate items such as leather, suede or silk. My jacket made from a black waterproof like material. I did do a hidden test patch on the coat on the inside and it was fine. The coat was hanging up which made it a lot easier to spray. I turned the end of the nozzle to the on position and I sprayed the coat with a generous amount of the product but not so much that it made it wet. I didn't feel the need to make this jacket wet as although I could smell the smoke it wasn't really, really bad so I thought a light spray would do the trick. The product comes out in a fine, light mist and it smells extremely fresh. The smell reminds me a little of clothes that have just come out of the washing machine. After I finished spraying I let the coat hang up for a good few hours before seeing if the smell of the smoke had been eliminated. I was going out a few hours later so would be wearing the coat. I was a little surprised that the coat didn't smell a little stronger and fresher than it did. I could smell the scent of the product on the coat very slightly which was nice as it did smell fresh and wasn't overpowering. The main thing is that my coat no longer smelt smokey which was the main purpose for purchasing this product. I was really impressed by this. I put my coat on feeling happier and much fresher than I did when it smelt of smoke.

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      When I first purchased this product I wasn't too sure how good it was going to be and whether it would actually work but I was pleasantly surprised and rather impressed with the results. As I didn't need to use a huge amount of the product on my coat there is still lots left in the bottle. I would definitely purchase this for the home if the smell of smoke was in other fabrics such as carpets and rugs, how-ever as my boyfriend tends to smoke only in the kitchen the smell in the other rooms isn't really noticeable. The product of course not only eliminates smoke smells but it can eliminate other smells as well which is good. In terms of value I think the product was very reasonable and I would purchase it again. I can't really fault this product as it does what it claims to leave things smelling clean and fresh. If you haven't yet tried this product I would recommend it to others.


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        02.11.2012 19:38
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        5/5 fab!

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        I always clean my flat thoroughly, but is it harder to get soft furnishings as fresh and clean. I wanted something nice to spray around the flat and get rid of little smells which weren't very pleasant. I had tried cheaper versions from tesco and sainsbury's they both had a nice smell to them, but they the smell vanished almost instantly and I wanted something that hung around for a while. I picked up a bottle of febreeze from a local savers shop for a cheap price, I remember as a child my mum would use this in our bedrooms and around the house to get a nice smell going. I was happy to pay a little bit more for a febreze product as I know it is a quality brand and trusted by many members of my family and friends.

        Price:

        I paid £1.50 for a 500ml bottle. I think A bottle usually retails around the £3 sort of area. It is regulalry on offer in different stores so it is worth keeping an eye out for. It is expensive, but I believe it is justified beause it really works well and much better than other products I have tried before. It is wonderfull and I woul recommend looking for deals on this to save you some pennies.

        Whats it like?:

        You can basically spray this on all fabrics and it will works its magic. It eliminates bad odours or it will simply just refresh the smell of your home and most things in it. I use this on the sofa once or twice a week, the sofa tends to smell a little after many people sit on it. A small spray from a distance will cover the area in a mist. It will dry quickly and when you sniff the sofa you will not smell anyting terrible, just a nice clean smell which is much more welcoming for you and for visitors. I also use this on my curtains a lot, it gives off a fresh smell and I like having everything fresh. It can also be used on clothes. I always try and wash my clothes, but if I need to wear a smart shirt 2 days running and I get in late, A quick spray of this and an iron works a treat. My mum sprays this all over the house because she has dogs cats and rabbits. The last place I use this is on the bedding. I wash my bedding every couple of weeks, but i love spraying some of this on and smelling the soft fragrence in the night.

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        This is a very good product as it can be used on a number of items around the house. I see this as an essential and I do use it every other day, if not everyday. A bottle will last you a while as it sprays only a small amount out in a large mist. It is actually a very well designed bottle and a joy to use. As you may be able to tell I am very entusiastic about this product and I think you should try it. I am wanting to try out the other febreze fabric fresheners which actually have a specific scent, I will be writing a review on the next product I use. This gets a huge 5 stars from me, very happy with the febreze brand and I think its worth the price tag! Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out on your next choice. Thanks, Josh


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        14.02.2012 09:25
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        I have bought this fabric refresher for quite a years, I find it is a lovely spray and one that suits my home very well. I like my home to smell really fresh and clean all of the time as we all do and using a freshener every single day is essential for my home because I have one cat now and a neighbours cat that almost lives with me, so I need to make sure it smells really nice all the time.

        This freshener is designed to be sprayed onto fabrics, which can be very useful to refresh them and take away any lingering smell that is on them until they are washed. Not that my fabrics smell dirty or horrible at all, I just think this kind of spray is useful in between the washing of the fabrics.

        It comes in a bottle with a trigger action nozzle, the nozzle can be turned on and off, inside the bottle it is a liquid of which has a really nice perfume fragrance, it smells gorgeous. All that is needed is a quick spray onto cushions, curtains or any soft furnishings around the home. I quite like to use it on my curtains because they refresh them a little more and it saves me having to wash them more often than I need to. It can be hard work washing curtains and messing with putting them up onto the rails all the time. This spray just gives them a little refreshing smell until wash day for the curtains. Cushions are no problem because they are much easier to change and wash but this spray just gives them a little extra nice smell in between.

        I love the smell of this one on the cushions when I am having a lay down on my sofa and use a cushion for my head, I can smell the fragrance on it and it makes for a more comfy lay down and makes me feel a little more relaxed.

        This does not ruin fabrics at all and it removes odours in the air and can also be used as an air freshener too. It is a lasting spray and it has a very good staying power on fabrics and in the air, just perfect if you have pets as I do. It just makes a room smell a little more pleasant in my opinion.

        I find it does not drip from the bottle while spraying it, it is a nice fine mist and it sprays evenly and because it does not drip it means that it does not drip onto furniture and make a mess etc. Once sprayed onto fabrics, they do get a little wet, it depends how much you have spray onto them but I only use a few, quick sprays and the fabrics do dry in no time because they are not soaking wet, they are just kind of damp. I have found it has never ruined any of my fabrics at all. It has left them smelling really fresh. I find it is good also for using for pillows when I have removed the pillow cases. I just let them dry for around half a hour or so and then just put on my pillow cases and they smell really nice. I also use it on my mattress and it has been fine for the fabric on it too. Very useful product for these kind of areas in my opinion.

        It cannot be used on silk fabrics or leather and suede because it can ruin them, so it is a good idea to remove any of these kind of fabrics if they are close to some other ones you need to spray this product onto.

        I find the quality of this one very good, it is excellent value for money and I think it is very affordable for most budgets. I find that gives my home a very nice smell to each room I have used it and once I have returned to the room, the fragrance is very apparent for some time afterwards. I highly recommend this spray for anyone that needs to refresh fabrics because it give me all the results that I expect from this kind of product. I will continue to buy it in the future because it works well in my home and one that serves me well.

        I give it 5 stars.

        Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

        Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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          09.12.2011 10:21
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          Fantastic useful product

          Febreze Original was the first type of odour eliminator I used before all the other different types became available and I remember being very pleased with this original version and impressed with the results. I have a bottle now under my kitchen sink and use it regularly.

          It comes in a plain white plastic container with trigger release spray and on / off function. The trigger is easy to use and the bottle cost about £2 for 500ml. The container is nice and sturdy and trigger relaeases a nice fine mist over the fabric.

          It is best to carry out a patch test when you are using it for the first time on a fabric, just to make sure you don't ruin anything.

          I have used it on curtains, chairs, cushions, bedding, dog bedding and carpets and even clothes which have been in the wardrobe for a while and not been used, just to freshen them up a bit.

          This is an odour elimlinator rather than an air freshener, but nevertheless, it still gives off a lovely fresh scent which makes me think of freshly washed clothes. The smell lasts for ages afterwards and there is no need to keep using because the product eliminates the stale smell of smoke, pets, curries etc first time and is therefore great value for money.

          It is made by Proctor and Gamble and is a tried and tested product in our house and we also have a load of friends who swear by this very useful and effective product. I would recommend this.

          Review also poasted on Ciao as sorehead

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          13.11.2011 13:53
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          It would have got a 5* rating if there was a way to completely remove its scent from clothes.

          Even though we don't have pets any more there are still things that will leave a smell in the house. Food smells can be eliminated quite easily but there are other things that are harder to get rid of. I don't think we realize how much of the things on our hands get transferred to the furniture.

          There is no need to use a great deal at a time, so a 1lt bottle seems to last for ages. I cant remember exactly how much my last bottle cost but it was around £6.99.

          For me however the worst thing is the car. As I drive a lot I often end up eating in the car and quite often put things on the passenger seat. The last thing passengers need is to sit on a seat that has a nice odour or onion or garlic. It is also quite easy to get petrol drips on my hands which I then transfer to the seat belt and steering wheel. To stop worrying about this I have started carrying a small bottle of Febreze in the car.

          This has made such a difference as it not only seems to remove the smell I don't want but leaves a pleasant one there. I can't actually make out what it smells of but when I get back in the car it is immediately identifiable as Febreze.

          It's made by Proctor and Gamble and they claim it is good for most types of fabric and the odd time I have used it on clothes when I have been around smokers it is effective. They do a 100ml size which I take away with me as often clothes need to be worn more than once when abroad as washing and drying is not always an option. It does work better if you can hang it in a breeze as the next time you wear the item you could smell more of Febreze than anything else, although it does fade quite quickly.

          So far there has been nothing damaged and I have tried it on clothes, furniture, slippers and the car without it fading or staining them.

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          11.10.2011 10:01
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          Nice spray.

          I have bought this product many times over the years because I really think it is a nice product. It is reasonably priced and worth the money. It has been around for a lot of years and it suits my home very well indeed.

          It comes housed in a thick plastic bottle with a trigger spray. It has a twist on and off button which is easy to twist to spray the product. The bottle is easy to hold in the hands too and is a bonus so that it does not slip from the hands.

          The spray has a really nice scent to it, it is a nice perfume fragrance and one that does last for quite some time after it has been used around the home. It can be used on fabrics and is ideal for using on curtains and cushions in the home. I use it on some of my throws that I have in my conservatory and just a quick spray onto the throws just refreshes them in between washes. It also is ideal for just refreshing fabrics that need a little refreshing. I have pets and sometimes when I have been out for the day, my rooms smell a little stale and a quick spray with this product just makes the room smell that little bit nicer instantly. I use it to refresh my mattresses and it leaves them smelling nice and fresh to then put on the fresh sheets.

          It is nice used in the car too, I just spray a little on the seats just to refresh them and when I go into my car it smells nice and clean and refreshing with a nice perfume smell.

          It is not an overpowering smell and it is one that is just a nice scent and it is apparent on the fabrics when you sit near a cushion etc or go near curtains. It is ideal for anyone to use in a home for anyone that smokes. I do not personally smoke or any of my family members but my mum uses this one in her home because she smokes inside her home and when I have visited her home all I cannot smell smoke at all.

          It is advised not to use on silk fabrics or any delicate ones because it may ruin them but for normal household fabrics it is fine to use on them but it is wise to read the label at the back of the bottle first before using it.

          The spray is a nice light mist and is not too wet, it does not drip from the bottle and land on the fabrics to leave them all wet. Only a quick spray would not wet a cushion but just leave a fine spray on them. It dries in no time at all with this one and then just leaves the fresh scent on the fabric.

          It is excellent value for the price and for a 500ml bottle it is priced at around £2 and is available in all supermarkets. It is good quality too and worth every penny. I do recommend this one if you have pets because it removes those odours around the home.

          I rate this one 5 stars.

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            08.09.2011 12:57
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            We used to have two dogs and a couple of years ago we decided to get rid of the carpets downstairs and just have floorboards and rugs as the carpets were getting a bit smelly. It doesn't matter how hard you try, when you have dogs in the house you will always get a certain smell from them. For the front room we bought one of those large shaggy rugs and it cost us a fair bit of money. We only had it down for a few weeks when our eldest dog Rufus became ill. He was very old anyway but he started to wet himself a lot and then got worse. We tried to nurse him indoors and brought his bed down and put it on the rug for him, but sadly he went downhill fast and we had to have him put down. When we got rid of his bed we found that where he had been weeing himself through the bed it had gone into the rug and the smell by then was getting quite bad. We hadn't thought of it at the time as things were quite hectic trying to look after him but once he had gone we had a big problem of what to do with the rug as it was so expensive and we didn't want to just throw it away.


            We had seen adverts for Febreeze on the tv before but had never bought it, and wondered whether it would do any good on our rug. My niece told me that she used it in her home, her son was still wetting the bed every now and then and she was using it in his room and said it seemed to work so I bought a bottle of it to try it out.


            We decided to give the corner of the rug that was the problem a bit of a wash first so we took it in the garden and run some water through it to try to get the urine out. Then left it out there to dry out (luckily it was during the summer). Once it was dry you could still smell the urine smell on the rug so we gave it a good spray with the Febreeze and left it out to dry. The smell still seemed as bad after so we ran some more water through it and then repeated the drying and Febreeze again. This time we thought the smell was going a bit, so we decided to keep an eye on the weather over the next few days and leave it out in the garden, and we kept spraying it and leaving it to dry and so on. After about 4 days of doing this we decided to try bringing the rug indoors to see if the smell was bad still as you couldn't tell so much with it outside.


            The telling time would be the next morning after the rug had been left in the front room all night long with a warm night. The next day the smell was not perfect but it definitely didn't reek like it used to and was ok to live with. We carried on spraying the Febreeze on the rug every night before we went up to bed and over the next few weeks the smell faded and we could only smell the perfumey smell of the liquid, so it had saved our rug from having to be dumped.


            Since then, we have bought the classic Febreeze quite often as we still have one dog in the house. We usually just use the Febreeze once a week now and of a night time we go round and give the fabric sofa a spray and the two rugs downstairs a good spray before we go up to bed so that it has time to dry off over night. The smell is quite nice and a clean kind of smell and in the morning, everything is dry, even in the winter months as you don't need to spray much on. It definitely keeps our house smelling fresh


            The Febreeze is also good on curtains that you don't want to keep taking down to wash, we tested the back of our curtains where the hem was for next to the lining to make sure it wasn't going to stain them first and found it dried fine, so we do them once a month with it as well. We do the curtains in all of the rooms, not just the downstairs.


            You can currently buy the Febreeze classic from Tesco for £4.95 for 1ltr. The bottle lasts for quite a while so should last for more than a month if you don't go mad with it.

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              06.09.2011 12:31
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              Quite an expensive product that doesn't seem to do much

              When Febreze first came out, I remember thinking what a great idea, just the ticket to freshening up the fabrics around the home. I decided I would have to try it out for myself and got myself a bottle.

              ~Febreze Classic~

              The Febreze I buy comes in a blue plastic trigger style bottle, it's the classic Febreze but I don't know why I don't try the other fragrances because I'm not overly keen on the smell of this one anymore, I can't even describe how this one smells. At first I loved the scent because it was a nice clean fresh smell of nothing in particular really, but over time I've begun to get sick of the smell of it, I think it may be because when I smell it, it reminds me of the smells it's trying to mask and personally I think this can sometimes smell worse.

              I tend not to use it so much these days, but when I do use it I usually spray the dog's bed and blanket, sometimes I spray the cushions on the sofa and the rug on the floor, I just use it for general things every now and again. I use the Febreze sparingly, I don't want to soak things through, and besides if I sprayed too much of the product I don't think I could stand the smell. Needless to say I'm not a great fan of this Febreze Classic, well not this particular one anyway. The product itself is just like very fine water when it is sprayed from the bottle and doesn't take long to dry, leaving your fabrics smelling fresh and renewed, well that's the general idea anyway. Like I already mentioned the smell of this product is neither here nor there for me, I could take or leave it. The Febreze scent doesn't seem to last that long anyway.

              Febreze Classic can be used on most if not all fabrics, however caution should be taken on delicate fabrics and it would be advisable to try a little of the product on a hidden area first. I was going to note down any ingredients that you may have liked to have been made aware of, but unfortunately, the bottle of Febreze I have, does not have any ingredients written on it. I hadn't even noticed before, proves how much I really care about ingredients. The only thing it mentions is that the product contains preservative.

              I have not suffered any adverse effects by using this product, but please keep products such as this out of the reach of small children.

              ~I'm really not that keen, but you might be~

              Personally I don't really know why I bother to buy this product, and because I'm reviewing it now, I don't think I'm going to bother buying it again. I think I'm going to look for something a little more pleasant smelling. If you are interested in this product and want to find out more about it and also what other products Febreze produce you an check this out on their website. www.febreze.com

              You can buy Febreze Classic from stores such as Wilkinsons and supermarkets, or indeed online where I've recently seen that you can buy a litre bottle for £4.95. I think that's expensive for what this product actually is and I'm sure there are cheaper products out there that do the same job at a much cheaper price.

              ~To sum it up~

              2 Stars then for this Febreze Classic, it's expensive and to me doesn't smell particularly nice either.

              Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.

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                A handy product to have

                Febreze is a product that I started using several years ago at my mums suggestion to freshen up clothes which maybe don't need washed as such but don't smell terribly fresh.

                Febreze Classic is a "fabric refresher" spray which you spray on clothes, upholstery and other fabrics to freshen them up. It's ideal for fabrics such as sofa upholstery which can't be removed for washing. There are certain fabrics which it is not suitable for, and full details are given on the instructions on the spray. Currently Tesco online have Febreze Classic available in a 1 litre spray for £4.95, however I currently have a 500ml spray which cost around £2.50 in Morrisons a couple of months ago.

                The scent of Febreze Classic is an articifial floral one. I greatly prefer it to the sickliness of the Febreze Mist and Refresh air freshener I have used, but it is too much on the synthetic side for my taste.

                While I have used Febreze on sofas, it is not my main use of the product - with indoor cats, upholstery isn't subject to whiffy smells like wet dog or outdoor cat. However I do use it on the upholstery every so often, and I've always found it to do a good job. The main problem I have with using it on sofas is that you use more than you do on clothes, and so there much more of the scent lingering in the air afterwards. It settles down reasonably quickly though.

                I mainly use Febreze on clothes. Until a few months ago, I lived in a flat which seemed to have no insulation at all. Between my wardrobe and the outside there was only a brick wall. As a result, it had an ever so slight tendency to damp - my clothes weren't damaged but they did get a little smelly if I wasn't using and washing them often (i.e. winter clothes in summer, smart jackets).

                This is where Febreze came in. I didn't like having to wash all my winter clothes before I could use them again, when they were technically "clean" having been washed before being put away in the wardrobe. I found that Febreze was very effective in banishing the slight whiff off the clothes, especially on my large collection of woolly jumpers. The scent of the Febreze fades to a manageable level on clothes quite quickly, but you do get little whiffs of it throughout the day while wearing "Febrezed" clothes. The most memorable success I have had with it was on my smart winter coat: I hadn't worn it for around 2 years, and as it had been dry cleaned before going in the wardrobe I didn't want to have to do it again to get rid of a slight mustiness. I used Febreze all over it the day before I planned to wear it, left it hanging out to air, and by the next morning all trace of mustiness was gone, and there was just a slight lingering smell of Febreze.

                As I have now moved, Febreze is a product I am using less often, only on sofas occasionally, and any clothes which may need freshening. However I think it is an essential product to have in the cupboard - you never know when it might come in handy.

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                  Febreazily kills bad whiffs

                  At the moment, my work has taken me to a very hot, dusty and smelly part of the world. Within this oven like atmosphere, I reside in a tent with six other men. That equals a whole lot of body odour, compounded by a laundry system that is as efficient as Britain's rail network.

                  To that end, the 'scent d'homme' is permanently lingering. The scourge of sweaty bed clothes and musky boots, Febreze, has helped bring a dash of domesticity to our desert dwelling.

                  For the unaware, Febreze is a fabric deodoriser, or in English it eliminates bad smells - like a can of Lynx for your sofa. The scent of Febreze classic contains, in the opinion of my nostrils, suggestions of citrus, lavender, fabric softened sheets in your mum's airing cupboard and pick and mix sweets from a market stall.

                  The product has been dermatologically tested - which is reassuring to know that if our supply chain fails to deliver the much in demand deodorant, then as a last resort I could squirt febreze onto my arm pits to keep the incessant flies away!

                  I haven't noticed Febreze leaving any tide marks on the fabrics I have sprayed it onto (mainly cotton and nylon), although it does say on the label not to use it on leather, suede or silk. So that rules out most of my underpants selection!

                  The spray comes in a 500 ml bottle; I have been Febrezing every couple of days going back for more than a month for a good 30ish squirts at a timeand I still have well over half a bottle left. This suggests to me that more infrequent squirters would get good mileage from a bottle used only in the saturday morning spring cleaning of the couch and curtains.

                  I can't give detailed price comparison information at the time of writing this review - I payed for it in US dollars in a country whose currency isn't US dollars and also, I don't think there is an Asda, Tescos or Sainsburys within a thousand mile radius of where I am to enable me to do any hands on product retail price research, sorry!

                  So, in summary, I find Febreze to be very useful at masking man miasma in a hot desert climate where sweaty armpits are as common as rain clouds in England. Thanks for reading.

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                    Recommended.

                    Febreze Classic is a product that I use a couple of times a week when I force myself to do the cleaning (I'm definitely not a domestic goddess!), but its something that I started using as it claims to neutralize odours. Within my household. we have two dogs, a cat, two hamsters, three children, a partner who smokes - and me (who of course creates only pleasant odours!). I think with all of that going on, we should accept all of the help possible to keep the house smelling clean and free from unpleasant odours.

                    A 1 litre bottle costs just £4.95 from Tesco's - and luckily if often on offer and so its possible to pick it up for even cheaper than that.

                    The Febreze Classic is in liquid form and comes in a 1 litre plastic bottle with a spray nozzle. The spray nozzle is activated by a pump action mechanism whereby you have to squeeze the trigger in order to emit the liquid in a fine spray mist. The nozzle can be closed by turning it anticlockwise - and then reopened by turning clockwise - and this means that the liquid is not going to dribble out when not in use and it also keeps the liquid fresh inside. The spray comes out in a fine mist which is easily directed towards the area you want it, but also distributes the spray over a relatively wide area. When you spray the mist on the fabric, it is initially slightly damp to the touch, but it usually dries within a few minutes.

                    This spray can be used on any fabrics that you have in the house that are not easily cleaned - and so I find it great to use on curtains and soft furnishings. Although it can be used on bedding and cushion coverings etc. I have to admit that I would rather just throw them in the washing machine because washing these fabrics does make them smell fresher, but if that's not an option then Febreze is the next best thing.

                    The Febreze smell is fresh and smells of the outdoors - and so to others it wouldn't even be obvious that you are using anything. However, I have had friends even ask me how I manage to get rid of the cigarette smell from living with a smoker - and I can only put it down to airing the house regularly and using Febreze. I like the fact that it tends to neutralize the smells rather than simply cover the smells up (which never seems to work very well). In terms of neutralizing unwanted aromas, the Febreze spray works very well.

                    I have not noticed anything negative issues resulting from using the Febreze Classic spray. There has been no discolouration of any of my fabrics, or there has not been any residue stains noted at all. The only limitation is the fact that you can't use this on leather, suede or silk.

                    Overall, I would recommend Febreze Classic Fabric Spray to anyone who lives in a household with animals or a smoker. It just helps keep the house smelling fresh.

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                      22.02.2011 23:16
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                      Fantastic - essential for every household

                      Being a little bit of a clean freak, I can't bear nasty odours or even just stale house smells, so for me febreze is a must have item for my cleaning cupboard (I even decant a little into a small spray bottle when I go on holiday!)

                      If you are not already aware of exactly what Febreze is, it is a fabric refresher that eliminates odours rather than simply masking the smell with another smell. In addition is adds a delicate fabric conditioner-like smell to the fabric, so it has a freshly-washed scent to it.

                      Febreze classic comes in a recognisable blue bottle with a trigger spray cap which is easy to use and very practical. It usually retails at around £2.86 for 500ml, but you can often find it on special offer and so I tend to pick up the bigger 1 litre bottle if I see it on offer. However, the 500 ml bottle will still last you a long long time as you only need to use a small amount for each item, due to the wide dispersal of spray which helps spread the Febreze evenly over the fabric being treated. Originally you could only buy the classic scent Febreze, but nowadays they have several different versions available. I however tend to stick with the classic.

                      ***So does it really work?***

                      The answer is YES! I use Febreze regularly on curtains, chairs, car seats etc to keep them smelling fresh - it even works great on carpets and cushions. It is also fantastically handy for use on coats and things that you don't wash very regularly and I used it ALOT before the smoking ban when you would come home from a night out stinking like an ashtray (yuck). After using febreze the nasty smells just seem to disappear, and clothes smell fresh and clean - fantastic!

                      Even more importantly, Febreze doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all, so I can even give the bed linen and pillowcases a quick spritz without worrying about itchy side effects.

                      ***Any downsides?***

                      Febreze can take a while to dry, so you usually have to spray clothes a little while before you plan to wear them. However, I get around this by just ironing the Febrezed clothes which dries them out nice and quickly. To be honest, as you only need to use a small amount, clothes shouldn't become very damp anyway, I think I just sometimes get a bit carried away as I like the smell so much.

                      The bottle advises that you test Febreze on an inconspicuous area of the fabric you plan to treat before spraying it all over, which is obviously a sensible piece of advice. However, I have never had an issue with any items becoming stained or discoloured in any way by the Febreze - but it's probably still advisable to test it first!

                      Overall a fantastic product - well worth the money!

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                      22.02.2011 10:46
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                      lovely smelling fresh front room now just to deal with the dogs

                      Having dogs in this house is a guarenteed way to have smells, whether its the doggy breath, day to day smelliness or rolling in the mud. Well I have 2 that love to get smelly and as they are strong dogs and I can't bath them and the other half can only do it on a weekend sometimes there are nasty smells I need to get rid of in another way.

                      Well like most i'm sure I have seen the advert for Febreze claiming that it doesn't just cover odours but actually neutralises them, so does it really?

                      Febreze is made by the Proctor and Gamble company and there are the fabric fresheners, air fresheners, scented candles and now it is being added to cleaners such as floor cleaner etc. Febreze comes in a squirty bottle with an on off switch on the cap in 2 different sizes the big one usually selling at around £4.50 and the smaller size usually about £2.80. I have recently seen the 500ml (smaller) on offer in Asda for £2 and was considering buying it there however i'm glad I didn't as Morrisons are selling this at 2 for £1 at the moment.

                      So the directions, you are supposed to spray the fabric until it is damp and febreze will rfemove the odours as it dries. This cannot be used on leather, suede or silk, must be kept away from children and eyes. I like the smell of this product as it reminds me a fresh summer day but does it work?

                      The curtains - well to get the curtains damp took about half a bottle but yes they did smell fresh afterwards and I haven't done them in over a month and they do still smell ok.

                      The sofa - again takes alot to get the whole thing damp and but of a pain as you then can't sit on it til it's done it's job but again it did smell fresh but certainly didn't last as long as the curtains.

                      The dog bed - dogs not impressed that their bed was damp! smelt fresh for a day or so and then back to the doggy smell.

                      Wonder if I could just febreze the dogs??

                      I do like this product and when it is selling for prices like Morrisons have it I will buy it but I most certainly wouldn't be buying it at full price. It does work but still think there are just some odours it can't really deal with and unfortunately the dogs are one of them.

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                        Makes things smell fresh but very overpowering scent

                        Febreze is a product that eliminates annoying smells and odours.

                        The product comes in a blue plastic spray bottle and has a very flowery scent that at first is a little over powering. However, once it has dried it leaves items smelling fresh and clean.

                        You can use Febreze on sofas, curtains, cushions, car interiors - any fabric that can't fit in the washing machine!

                        It is really easy to use - you simply spray it on the item, leave, and the magic of Febreze does the rest.

                        I do find the smell of this product quite strong, and at first it does get right up your nose but once it has worked and your sofa smells lovely and fresh you soon forgive it for making you sneeze.

                        I have recently used this product to air out a tumble dryer - I sprayed a tea towel and ran it on the hot cycle to eliminate the odour of cats (my cat decided to use my tumble dryer as a toilet....it was snowing outside but still!). IT worked wonders. I have also been told that it is fantastic for smokers' houses - you wouldn't know a smoker lived there if the Febreze is used often enough.

                        I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who had an annoying odour they wanted to rid themselves of.

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                        An excellent product, which comes in handy quite often

                        Febreze is an excellent product, despite the ever so slightly annoying adverts. It works really well and is the easy way to actually clean fabrics and leave them clean and smelling great. It's most effective in a smoker's house on fabrics, which may smell of smoke. It's also effective when you spill something on fabric or even if your pet has had an indoor accident!

                        It comes in a light blue 1 litre bottle with a darker blue cap. It costs around £4.80 in supermarkets but may be a bit cheaper in some. It's quite expensive but can last pretty long depending on what you use it for. The cap has an ON and OFF option by the spray nozzle, which must be switched to ON before using it but this helps to prevent leaking. The spray handle is white and works very well, but it can be quite hard to get the last remaining bits of the liquid out without unscrewing the whole cap as it begins to foam up a bit at the end!

                        The product is very easy to use - you can spray it directly onto fabric, which is probably best although you could use it indirectly onto a duster first. It comes out as quite a viscous foam with lots of small bubbles. Giving it a good scrub into the fabric with a sponge or something similar will give it a great clean. It can even be used on clothes to freshen them up a bit, but it will leave them slightly damp.

                        When you use the spray in large amounts for example to clean a sofa, it will remain quite damp for a while and will need to air and dry out. This can be quite restricting when you want to sit down on it! It's best to open the windows in the room too, which will let it air and also help to dry the fabric quicker. Other things you can use this on include curtains, duvets, pillows, cushions, rugs, mats, car seats and more too.

                        Febreze has a very light and attractive smell. It's somewhat flowery and a little sweet too. It leaves anything you use it on smelling fresh and looking clean. I'd say it's mainly a freshener for fabrics, but does clean pretty well too and can help to get dirt out. It's certainly worth having one of these in the cleaning cupboard, whether it is for the occasional accidental spill or if you need to clean some fabric! Due to it's staying power on the fabric, it will dry nicely but leave the fabric smelling lovely and fresh for a good while.

                        Thanks for reading!

                        :)

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