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I like to keep my home clean and also smelling fresh but there are some things I cant wash as regularly as I would like, the sofa, carpets and curtains for instance, this is where Febreze Fabric Refresher comes in useful, it doesn't actually clean but it certainly freshens up fabrics and leaves them smelling clean and fresh. They come in several fragrances and the one I am currently using is Summer Splash.
Febreze Summer Splash is sold in a blue plastic bottle with a yellow trigger top lid, the label on the front is mainly white and yellow fitting in with the name Summer Splash, the Febreze logo is written across the middle of the label in blue writing, below this it informs the customer that this is summer splash and it will "eliminate odours and add freshness". The top of the label shows some slices of melons which indicates this is going to have a fruity fragrance which it does.
The back of the label gives all the information you would expect to find for this type of product, its clearly set out for those who wish to look.
Febreze has been dermatologicaly tested and can be used safely around the home although I would advise you to test a small unseen area if you have any delicate fabrics.
As the label suggested this would have a fruity fragrance and there is absolutely no mistaking the fact that this smells of melons. I was slightly dubious about this as I hate melon and wouldn't have chosen this myself but my husband Mark did the shopping when this was bought and he chose it, however I really like it. The fragrance is really fresh and light and the name summer splash describes it perfectly.
I use the Febreze all over my home on the carpets, curtains and sometimes bedding. With 3 cats and a baby its important to me that my furniture and carpets particularly are kept smelling clean and fresh. I find Febreze doesn't leave anything wet and the smell lingers around the room for sometime. I have an open plan house and cooking smells seem to get everywhere, I like to use Febreze on my sofa after cooking and I find this eliminates any cooking smells that seem to linger on it.
You can find Febreze in most major supermarkets and sometimes smaller stores too, We got ours from Tesco where it is currently selling for £2.78, Asda, Sainsburys and Waitrose also have it for this price too, however Wilkinson's currently have it priced at £2.00.
I would certainly recommend Febreze Summer Splash, its a lovely way to freshen up your furniture, curtains and carpets. Obviously this is not cleaning anything but it does help to eliminate any smells that get into furniture and carpets. It has a lovely light summery fragrance which lingers around for sometime after I've sprayed but is in no way overpowering. I will certainly use this one again.
In my house I have got 2 dogs, 2 gerbils and a rabbit who comes in for a cuddle, add these to the two children one of whom seems to have a milk protein intolerance so invariably vomits often in large quantities and you can see that I need a very good freshener. I have tried plenty of air fresheners and do have my favourites but lets face it air fresheners don't get smells out of fabrics so I wanted something to use on my sofa. I picked this up in Morrisons and was amazed to find it was selling at £1 for a 500ml bottle, it's usual selling price is £2.86 although Asda have currently rolled them back to £2.
The product comes in a pale blue plastic bottle which starts large at the bottom but then thins into a neck to the top to make it easier to hold and it has a trigger release spray top in yellow for dispensing the product. On the front of the bottle there is a picture of some fruit sliced at the top of the label and then the Febreze logo with the words summer splash underneath which is the fragrance of the spray and then right at the bottom the claim that this will eliminate odours and freshens.
On the back of the bottle you have the normal things you would expect, in large writing it states that this is dermatologically tested, there are then a row of little pictures indicating that you can use this on beds, sofas, curtains, clothing and pets bed which is great for me as this is one of the things that most often gets sprayed. The directions for use are to spray the fabric until it is damp and the febreze will remove the odours as it dries, if you want to use it on delicate fabrics you are advised to test in a small area first and you are warned not to use this on leather, suede or silk. There is a diagram showing how to turn the nozzle on the spray to the on position and then a couple of warnings such as keep out of reach of children and keep away from eyes. I like the fact that a person who cannot read would be able to understand the majority of the information on the bottle from all the little pictures and diagrams on it.
Turning the bottle to on is perfectly simple and it is just a little twist of the nozzle until the word on is showing, when you spray the product it is best to hold the spray quite far from the fabric as it does give a large spray of the product and if you are too close then you just end up with one soaking circular spot, I personally spray this in flowing motions from one side to the other and top to bottom of whatever I am spraying. The smell of this spray is lovely and I think it smells strongly of melons which as this is one of the little pictures on the front of the bottle I presume this is how it is to smell and it is lovely.
The fabrics can take a while to be fully dry after use and my dogs hate it when I spray their bed as they go and sit on it realise they are getting a wet bum and I get such a look of disgust from them. This spray does work really well and some things but is a little poorer on others, with my baby when she has had something that doesn't agree the whole days food comes back at us so I am sure you can imagine the smell, the febreze does work on this but I have had to spray the fabric and then allow to dry about three times before I stopped walking in the room and smelling sick. I will give this product 4 stars as I would have liked a product that worked first time no matter what the odour but overall a very good product that I will keep buying however I will certainly stock up when I see it on offer as I don't see why I should pay over the odds for it.
I struggle to appreciate why we should need a product like this. Proctor and Gamble has done a good job in creating a demand and a market that really shouldn't exist in my view.
Appealing as they do to the women in the world who love cleanliness and freshness in everything, it is termed a Fabric Freshener and claims to eliminate odour from fabrics.
True, if you were to spray some other nice-smelling products straight onto fabrics, there would be some damage, so clearly they have got the ingredients right so that there is little risk of this - although on the back of the trigger-spray bottle it does advise to try a test area on delicate fabrics first. You are also instructed not to use it on leather, suede or silk.
What I find difficult to appreciate is that if your fabric is smelly, it is probably because it is dirty and you should surely wash it or have it dry cleaned rather than spray it until it is damp and then let it dry. They say it is specially designed for fabrics that won't go in the washing machine like sofa coverings, curtains and carpets - however, all these things can be cleaned in other ways and to me, using a fabric freshener is a poor substitute for cleanliness.
Febreze Summer Splash comes in a light blue trigger spray bottle which contains 500ml of the product. It has a yellow screw-on cap with a safety mechanism built in. The liquid product is clear and colourless and granted, it does smell nice, but when my wife used it recently on a set of scatter cushions, the room itself and the cushions did smell nice for an hour or so, but I didn't think the smell lasted, nor was the odour eliminated on anything other than a temporary basis.
On the basis of my experience, I cannot give this more than 3 out of 5, but if times get tough, this would be one of the first products to disappear from our huge stock of 'Do we really need this?' products
I tend to use fabric fresheners quite a lot these days especially as we have a dog, a cat and have just acquired a new puppy who is in the process of being toilet trained. Their stuff doesn't really smell bad but having Febreze in the house and only using it once or twice a day means that their bedding isn't forever in our overused washing machine and it gives me peace of mind.
I've always used the Classic/ Pet Febreze but decided to try this Summer Splash for a change hoping it would mean a change in the weather - it hasn't made any difference here in Cheshire but at least the house smells good!
I bought the smart bottle with it's yellow top and fruity design for just £1.60 for 500ml. It can probably be found cheaper elsewhere but sometimes I feel like supporting my local shop and, to be honest, I think it's worth every penny as just a little seems to do the job.
The trigger action is well designed - I'm not that goosd when it comes to starting bottles off but I found I just needed to twist the top to unlock it. I also think it's easy to lock again so that you don't accidentally spray it and obviously it's safer if you have children around.
Febreze have made it really clear what it can/ cannot be used on by providing clear pictures on the reverse of the bottle. There are all the usual cautions and although it doesn't actually say that the contents are flammable I wouldn't recommend using it to spray your sheepskin rug by your open fire lol.
I use it on cushions, curtains and the pets' bedding with confidence. Although it doesn't say you can use on carpets I've used it sometimes on the mats around the loos and basins in our bathrooms and they've come to no harm.
However, I've not used it on any clothing or bedding as I find the smell a little too strong. It smells citrusy/ floral with a hint of musk which is pleasant enough but I wouldn't want to carry the scent around with me - obviously this is a matter of personal taste (or smell).
I like the way you get a generous amount of fine mist from just one spray which means it lasts a good while. I bought the bottle I'm using almost 3 weeks ago and although I spray twice a day in at least 2 rooms the container still looks almost full. I also like the way it can be recycled after use.
I'm giving this product 4 out of 5 stars because of the fair price, the good design, the clear directions and because it does the job. I'm knocking off a star because personally I wasn't overkeen on the smell.
As far as Febreze is concerned they can do no wrong in my eyes. I am a big fan of all their different ranges, but their fabric refresher sprays are my favourite.
As a rule I stick to buying the Original fragrance as it always smells so clean and really fresh around my home. As I was down to the last few droplets the other day I added it to my shopping list (a list..I'm getting organised in my old age!) and went down the household isle in my local supermarket to stock up.
I scoured the shelves for the original but couldn't find it amongst the other more exotic choices..What to do? As a creature of habit I was thrown for a moment before throwing caution to the wind and picking up a DIFFERENT fragrance!(Summer Splash)
After the initial shock had worn off and I made my way home I was intrigued and had to have a few sprays on chosen fabrics to see if I liked it..Let's find out!
The Price and Packaging~
Fabreze can cost anywhere between £1.50 and £3 and depends really on where you shop. The bottle is plump at the bottom before narrowing at the neck and has a pump spray nozzle. Now I have looked at it it sort of reminds me of a swan shape.. anyway back to the description. The bottle is a sky blue colour and on the front is the logo with pictures of melons and fruit to give it a 'summery' appearance. It should have a picture of wellington's and umberella's to depict a British summer really!
On the back is drawings showing you everything you can use this spray on:
The list goes on!
What I think~
Although I paid £1.99 for a 500ml bottle I don't think that's to bad as it does seem to last quite a long time.
There is no rocket science here on how to use which is why I haven't gone into detail. You simply aim and pull the trigger and spray on just about any fabric you can think of. It does say on delicate fabrics to do a test first but I have never had any problems with silky(not real silk) bedding for example. However it does state do not use on leather, suede or silk.
My only one small problem is it does take quite a while to dry as the area seems to remain damp once sprayed for ages.
I was unsure about this Summer Splash fragrance as I thought it may be a bit too 'perfumey'. That is one of the reasons I adore the original. However on spraying my curtains a few times I was pleasantly surprised!
I like this product because a few spritzes on my bedding, curtains and carpet in a morning leaves a pleasant smell wafting around for several hours.
It still had that undertone of the Original -clean and fresh, but there was a lovely fruity aroma (hence the picture of the melons on the front of the bottle) that made my house smell edible.
I was really glad they had run out of the original as I am now a convert to the summer splash aroma.
5 out of 5 from me!
Fabreze offer many great air fresheners and this one(Febreze Summer Splash) is fast becoming my favourite, it is just as effective as all the other Fabreze products when it comes to eliminating horrible smells around the home and this particular one has a beautiful aroma even better than some of the others.
It is supposed to be the scent of outdoor summer days, I am not sure about that but I am sure that whatever the scent emulates it is lovely. Fabrez can be sprayed directly onto carpets and curtains so it lingers around much longer than air fresheners that can only be sprayed into the air.
Selling at around £1.45 a bottle it is pretty much in line with other products price wise but it is streets ahead of them for effectiveness and smell. The exact smell is best described as fruity (mainly citrus) but there is a very light musky scent to it also and combined they are really very, very nice.
Whatever type of air freshener you are using now I would definitely recommend you try this one at some point, no matter how happy you are with your present one!
I use the regular febreze regularly, but I have bought a couple of the other fragrances they make too, one of which is summer splash. When I ran out of the regular stuff last week I fished this out of the cupboard. With all the miserable weather we've been having lately, a splash of summer was just what I needed!
I'm sure many of us are familiar with Febreze. It is a spray which is used on fabrics to eliminate any odours that may be lurking in them. There are countless uses for the stuff, some of which are shown on the back of the bottle - bedding, sofas, curtains, clothes and pet bedding. Personally my main use for this is on the curtains, as I have large windows, therefore long, heavy curtains which are a pain in the neck to wash and dry, so using this keeps the fabric smelling fresh for longer, meaning I can leave it a little bit longer between washes. I also use this on my sofa once a week to keep it fresh, and occasionally spray the rug in the living room with it, although it doesn't say anywhere that it's suitable for carpets.
The only fabrics you shouldn't use this on are leather, suede and silk, and it does say to test on an inconspicuous area when spraying on delicate fabrics.
The Febreze Summer Splash comes in a blue bottle similar to the regular fragrance, the only thing that makes this stand out, is that it has a yellow trigger spray, and there is also a picture of sliced fruit on the label.
To use, you simply spray on fabrics until they are damp and then leave to dry. I must admit I really like the scent of the original and prefer it to this one. This one has a similar scent, although with a citrus edge which is slightly musky, and I think it's actually a mango fragrance although I can't be sure. Although I usually love citrus scents, I must admit I'm not overly keen on this, and prefer the scent of regular Febreze to this one.
When I use the regular 'classic' fragrance Febreze it always lingers for a while making my home smell fresh. The scent of the summer splash doesn't seem to stick around very long, however it does do the job and eliminate odours from my fabrics which is what it's supposed to do, so I can't complain too much.
Prices of this vary, but it currently retails at £1.39 for a 500ml bottle in Wilkinson's.
Overall, although this is still good at getting rid of odours, I am not as keen on the fragrance of this one compared to the normal version, and I think it's a little bit disappointing that the scent doesn't linger for very long when you initially spray it.
Started using Febreze about three years when I first had my dog. I used the blue bottle original one for years and saw this one last time I was shopping for some and decided to get it.
The summer splash one does smell fresher than the original one and I do favour this one over the original. However, both do exactly what it says on the bottle!
I tend to spray the bed as no matter what I do the dog always sleeps at the bottom of it! I give the curtains a spray too every week or so just to keep them fresh.
The main reason I choose frebeze over a fresh air spray is that it is safe and it says it eliminates the odours rather than just hiding them. I do use other air freshners on a spray setting just to keep a nice frangrance in the home but find they can be very strong and usually turn them off after a few hours. Febreze I can spray and once somewhere is dry it does smell fresh and you dont get left with an over powering smell.
I love Febreze, it's one of those things that since I first bought it I just wouldn't be without. I use this one and the antibacterial version.
The packaging is really good, it's a trigger spray bottle which gives a kind of mist of the liquid onto whatever you're spraying it onto. It's for use on textiles and all you do is just spray it on until the fabric is a little bit damp, then just let it dry.
It's best to test a small area of delicate fabrics first, to see if it's safe to be used on them, otherwise you could end up with unwanted side effects. It's a clear liquid so it doesn't stain.
I use this on everything from sofa cushions to curtains, mattresses to smelly trainers (I usually use the antibacterial one for the trainers though!), and it really freshens them up nicely. This one does smell really summery, kind of like a summery meadow scent with a bit of a citrussy background to it.
It gets rid of all sorts of smells from smoke to pets and cooking smells, and leaves everything smelling fresh and clean. The only real problem is that some things can take ages to dry out again so you have to remember if you've sprayed it on the sofa not to sit on it until it's dry!
It usually costs up to about £2.50, but you get 500ml in the bottle, so it does last a good while, though obviously that will depend on how often you use it.
I do tend to use the Febreze range of air fresheners around the house as I have found them to be really effective at removing odours so was keen to try out this new variety.
It comes in a pale blue container with a yellow trigger action dispenser and the nozel from which the iquid is dispensed can be twisted into a locked or open position to stop accidental sprays when you do not want to use it.
When spraying is does come out as a nice fine mist and it does not clog up after a lot of use although as I neared the bottom of the febrez I did have to tilt it for it to still work.
Summmer splash has a lovely fresh fragrance combining some floral fragrances with what smelt like a hint of lemon and certainly I found that it left a nice aroma that tended to hang around for quite a while, some febreze products have not been noted for their durability but Summer Splash did not suffer from this and I was pleased with the results.
500ml / Febreze Summer Splash eliminates odours and freshens with a fresh summer scent / Brand: Fresh Living / /