“ Brand: Glade / Type: Room & Linen Spray / Category: Home Fragrance „
~Glade Fresh Laundry~
Glade is a range of household products from SC Johnson Ltd. I will be discussing my views on the 'Fresh Laundry' room fragrance spray but other scents are available.
This room fragrance spray is presented in a tall, silver aerosol cannister - a simple design but cheap in appearance. Glade promoted this room fragrance has having a scent of white flowers and rose which combine together to smell like freshly washed laundry. The important product information is noted on the cannister including warnings of this being a flammable product and to keep it away from children.
~Where To Buy~
This is one of the cheaper room fragrance sprays and is priced around £1.00 for a 300ml cannister. It can be bought from poundshops, bargain stores and local corner shops.
I always ensure that my home smells fresh and clean. As well as cleaning it and keeping it tidy, I spend a small fortune on scented products - candles, air fresheners, reed diffusers etc. Anyway, I normally opt for Febreze for my choice of air freshener spray but only buy it when it is on offer. When I ran out unexpectedly last month, I needed a replacement can and refused to pay £2.99 for Febreze from my local Premier store so came home with a cannister of Fresh Laundry.
I have had mixed experiences with Glade products but at £1.00 for 300ml, this is affordable and not too bad to use - it doesn't beat Febreze though! The cannister is easy to store and operate though past experiences haven't confirmed that the push down dispenser often seizes up. Thankfully, this particular cannister hasn't caused any issues. I find that a sharp and quick push down on the dispenser is more than sufficient.
An instant burst of scent is blasted into the air and reminds me of a white deodorant. The liquid appears to be quite 'heavy' and quickly absorbs into the air. I haven't noticed any staining of my furniture or fabrics from general use of this but do ensure that I spray it in to the middle of the room. I do find that the liquid evaporates before hitting the floor which is a good thing for us as most of our home has wooden flooring and there is no potential slipping hazzards after spraying this.
The scent of this air freshener is quite harsh at first and in smaller rooms like the bathroom or our enclosed hallway, the scent can be overpowering and cough inducing - not ideal if you suffer from breathing difficulties in my opinion and not one to spray whilst anyone is sitting in the vincitity including kids and pets! I generally do just spray this around each room once I have completed my household chores and find it works fine for this purpose.
After a short while, the scent lightens and becomes more appealing but isn't the nicest smelling air freshener or the most natural smelling either. It doesn't have that 'fresh air through the window' aroma but it does leave my home smelling clean and with a light, floral scent which is quite generic as no specific floral notes jump out at me. It does smell like laundry that has been washed through with a basic detergent with no fabric softener! I find that it lightly covers up any household smells in the bathroom and kitchen but doesn't eliminate them like my favourite air freshener does. The scent and freshening aspect is short lived - half and hour at best before the scent is gone. I wouldn't rely on it to keep pet smells at bay but it may mask them for a short while.
Not the best room fragrance by a long shot but it isn't too bad. It is fine for us as a back up but isn't one I would choose to buy regularly as I prefer a more natural smell. It is cheap and one 300ml cannister lasts a good few weeks. It is nothing particular special but it does the job of giving my home a quick blast of freshness.
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One thing that I like is my home to smell as nice and fresh as possible. It isn't always possible with me smoking as do some of my friends and owning 4 hamsters and a kitten and at this cold time of year I do not exactly want to freeze by opening my windows! I do of course clean and try to keep my home pristine but at times you can't always seem to eradicate nasty niffs especially when the cat needs the loo!
I bought this in my local Poundland store for of course just a pound and I felt I was getting a bit of a bargain knowing I have seen this retailing at more like £2.00 a can in supermarkets and the likes.
The packaging of this is nice enough and it comes in a silver coloured can which is cylinder in shape and with a push button style aerosol sprayer to the top of it then on the front of the can we are told what it is and who it is by and there is a picture of fluffy sheets shown too then on the back of the can other information listed includes warnings and the size is stated (300ml), directions for using it are given and contact details for manufacturer are also given. Its a nice looking and highly informative can this one and the button to release the scent that you push is simple to use too.
Using this is really ever so simple. Press the button for as long as you want to and the spray comes out a bit damp and as a mist so you can see it but it isn't what I think of as a wet spray. I simply spray a little and it takes a few seconds for me to able to smell it.
I hate the scent of this one though. Its meant to smell fresh and clean and like laundry being washed but to me it smells nothing like that! It is slightly sweet and sort of sea fresh but its cloying and heavy to me but then saying that the scent of this doesn't linger too long and not above twenty minutes in my opinion which is actually a positive for me as I quite simply hate it!
However it does help get rid of nasty niffs even if it isn't for long and you don't need to you too much of it per room either and at least when I use it I don't get wet residue over my laminate flooring or furniture but sadly for me I don't like the scent one bit and it actually makes me feel a bit sick.
Not for me though I can't say it doesn't do its job..... just stinky and not for long so I won't be buying this particular scent from this range again!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I'm a stinky smoker so spend a lot of cash on air fresheners. Aerosols are not my number one choice as I don't find any of them particularly pleasant or long lasting. Aerosols will give you a quick fix though which I why I picked up Glade fresh laundry. It costs around £1.23 but you may be able to finding it cheaper in budget stores. Here are my thoughts on Glade fresh laundry.
--- What does it look like? ---
I really like the packaging of this product. It comes in a typical aerosol can containing 300 ml of spray. The can design is simple and understated like the fragrance. I am not sure the packaging would stand out on the shelf but when I am buying aerosols I tend to look for simple fragrances that are mild which is why I sought out this product. The tin markets this product as a "room fragrance" it does not say it banishes bad smells like oust claims to do it simply claims to make the room smell nice. The product has a plastic push button which you press down hard to release a spray from the top of the can. This works well and quickly emits a fine mist of fragrance.
--- What does it smell like? ---
Clearly the most important factor of an air freshener is the smell and this smells mighty fine. It does indeed smell like freshly laundered clothes. I love the smell of fresh washing and this captures it very well. I deliberately look for mild fragrances such as this because I find many fresheners smell artificial and manufactured which I don't find particularly pleasant.
The smell does not hang around that long however, I have found this to be the case with all aerosol air fresheners I have ever used so I didn't expect a whole lot. I sprayed this approx ten minutes ago and can still smell it but it is starting to fade so I don't think it will last much longer than 20 mins.
-- Would I buy it again? --
Yes, I would buy this product again. The fragrance is fresh, not too overpowering and very pleasant. It doesn't hang around long but until I find an aerosol freshener that does then I shall stick with this. Its great for a quick burst of freshness and if you don't like overpowering aerosol smells I would certainly recommend you give this a try.
Living in a large apartment building, one problem I keep having is other people's smells making their way into my space. My neighbours across the hall seem to cook the same dish every evening, by the smell of it, which while I'm sure it tastes great isn't something I want my own home's signature scent to be. However yesterday returning home to find the shared hallway stinking of illegal substances, and consequently my own hall to a lesser degree, I made it a priority to pop out and buy an air freshener today. (For the record, it seems that someone else - either the offender or someone else sick of the smell - seems to have sprayed the hall with a horrific air freshener today to cover up, delightful!)
Whenever I need to buy a cleaning product or general home consumable, I generally tend to head to Discount UK or the pound shop because the brands are the same at a fraction of the price I'd pay at the supermarket. So faced with a huge selection of air fresheners and room sprays (is there a difference?), I opted for Glade's Fresh Laundry as I am generally a fan of "clean" scents over floral or fruity etc. Yankee Candle's Clean Cotton is a firm favourite, and I was hoping that this would smell somewhat similiar. Ironically I never find that my actual laundry detergent smells as good as laundry-scented things, does anyone else find this?
The 300ml can cost me 99p and is a good size. The packaging is basic and as you would expect. There isn't a lid nor a spray lock but as I don't have kids wandering around that might meddle with it, and I'm hardly about to carry it around with me, so it's not really a problem.
Coming home I gave the hall and living area a quick spritz and found that a small amount does go a long way. It's easy to dispense product, ie you don't have to push very hard, and you can dispense as long or short a spray as you want. The spray is a fine mist that doesn't settle on surfaces or hang around like a cloud making me choke.
I was pleased with the scent and it is definitely what I expected from a laundry scent. I really do enjoy clean scents, as I find that whilst my home generally LOOKS and IS clean, the added scent makes me really believe it. The can describes it as as "white flowers and rose". I definitely wouldn't have bought this if it was only described as that, without the clean laundry description, and I honestly can't smell rose whatsoever which I'm glad about, as I find it very old lady! It also doesn't smell overly floral from whatever mystery white flowers they may be.
My only real negative is that the scent doesn't seem to last very long. I know that we can become used to scents over time, so perhaps if I was to reenter the apartment, or someone else was to come in, it might be more noticeable, but I have had to have a respritz. I might add that the respritz was because I wanted to enjoy the scent, not because my house smelled bad! Although it doesn't claim to have any odour banishing properties, I do find that the scent is strong enough to mask anything unpleasant, without being overpowering, and I am someone who gets headaches from scents at times.
Overall I do enjoy this scent and would repurchase or another room spray from Glade, especially at only 99p!