Product Type: Flash Household Cleaning
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Fairly unpleasant smelling!
Flash With Febreze New Zealand Spray
Member Name: suziedre
Flash With Febreze New Zealand Spray
Advantages: Cleans work surfaces
Disadvantages: Did not like the smell; prefer other brands
I do like my cleaning and I while I enjoy trying out different products, generally once I find something I like, I will keep buying it. However when my mum sees things on offer, she will kindly buy them for me just to save me a few pounds. This 'Flash with Febreze New Zealand Springs' was one of the items she got for me recently.
This is a multi-purpose cleaner and so it is not recommend for use in any specific room in the house. I primarily use it in the kitchen as I already have separate cleaning sprays for the bathroom.
This is a pump-action spray that comes in a large plastic bottle. It is available in either 500ml or 'mega sized' 700ml, which is the size I have. The front has the Flash logo and a picture of some grass, bringing to mind lush green fields. The back of the bottle gives instructions for usage.
SMELL AND APPEARANCE
The actual spray is a watery liquid that is a very bright green colour - lurid and almost fluorescent-looking. I know that the scent is meant to be the 'good' thing about this spray, but I personally did not like it at all. It is extremely floral - Flash describe this smell as 'golden amber and oak moss', but to me it just smells very synthetic and flowery, and ugh, I just do not like it at all. I find it slightly sickly, but others could just as easily love it.
Flash advise that the spray is for hard, washable surfaces, and indeed I use this mainly on my kitchen worktops, kitchen windowsill, draining board, taps and hob. To use, you spray on, wait a few minutes, then wipe with a damp cloth. You can then re-wipe with a dry cloth if desired in order to shine.
I was not blown away by this spray. When you spray it, it is very watery whereas I prefer cleaning sprays that go slightly foamy - I just personally feel that they have better cleaning ability! It is very easy to spray on and then rinse off, but I don't think it left my sink/taps as shiny and gleaming as the likes of regular Flash or Cif so.
It works fine on worktops, but I did find that when I sprayed this onto my white kitchen tiles, I had to really rinse it because the spray goes on bright green and will dry like that unless you completely clean it off again.
Provided you rinse this properly, it does not leave any residue and your kitchen or wherever you use this will smell fresh and clean afterwards... great if you like the smell of this.
This costs around £3 for 700ml, but Sainsbury's currently offer this for £2. I think £3 is just too expensive for me, particularly as it's a product I am 'meh' about. That said, this *has* lasted me for quite a while.
OTHER SCENTS AVAILABLE
Flash with Febreze also comes in Relaxing Lavender, Cotton Fresh, Blossom & Breeze and Thai Orchid.
WOULD I BUY THIS MYSELF?
No, I would not buy this myself. It's not awful - it does the job it's meant to. It just did not blow me away, and as I said, the smell is not one I am keen on.
Summary: It's okay. Just okay.
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