“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Fabric Freshener / Category: Laundry „
Over the course of the two years of owning it my fabric sofa has undergone quite a lot of abuse, mostly from my dog who likes to trample all over it and who uses it as a bed at night time and more recently it's seen the unwanted attention of my baby son who has had various 'accidents' on it. Being a Chenille material its covers can't be taken off and washed so I have to maintain its look by spot-cleaning it when accidents occur and whilst I do try to keep it looking good and smelling clean sometimes it needs a little boost for freshness so I usually give it a quick once over with Febreeze every now and again just to revitalise it.
I like Fabric fresheners, Febreeze in particular, as I find them to be an effective odour eliminator and the fine misty spray that comes out of the bottle dries quickly. The problem with Febreeze though is its price, it can be quite expensive when it's not on offer so when I noticed that Tesco did their own brand equivalent for a fraction of the cost of Febreeze I thought I'd give it a go. Here's what I thought of it.
My bottle of Tesco Fabric Freshener is 500ml and has a nozzle spray, its appearance is different to the picture supplied by Dooyoo with mine being light blue in colour. The bottle states that it 'removes odours leaving fabrics fresh' and the directions for use are clearly printed on the back. When I use mine I spray just enough of the product to evenly cover my sofa so that it feels slightly damp and after 10 or 15 minutes I find that it dries without leaving any sort of residue behind. Tesco Fabric Freshener has a clean smell to it, quite reminiscent of Febreeze but perhaps not as strong and using it a few times a week I find that it keeps my sofa smelling fresh and clean. I don't think it's quite as good as Febreeze, its odour isn't as long lasting but other than its longevity there's very little to tell them apart and for the price difference between the two products I do think it offers very good value for money.
I find it to be effective on curtains and as I smoke in some rooms of my home I'm always concious about the stale smell that cigarettes can leave behind, a quick spray with this fabric freshener eliminates the majority of smoking smells and combined with having my windows open to let the fresh air in I manage to keep my home smelling fresh and clean. I like the ease of use of the product, the fine mist that the spray gives off doesn't mark or spot my furniture so there's no extra cleaning involved in its use and I find that it dries quickly without leaving any marks behind. For all intents and purposes it's a Febreeze 'wannabe' and though slightly weaker in smell and strength it's something that I would buy as an alternative when Febreeze isn't on offer.
My bottle of fabric freshener cost 80p but was included in a "2 for £1.20" deal at Tesco. This makes it incredibly cost effective when compared to Febreeze which can cost up to £2.99 for a single bottle and for me it offers almost exactly the same results. Out of the two I do prefer Febreeze if I'm being honest but when there are savings to be made I think it's sometimes Ok to make do with an own-brand equivalent - especially if money's tight and I would definitely recommend this fabric freshener to others.
It doesn't get 5 stars from me as a rating as I don't think it's quite as good as Febreeze, it's a fine alternative though and costs a fraction of the price so 4 stars seems very fair. It is a Tesco branded product so can only be bought at that supermarket and is available both online and instore. Thanks for reading my review.
At our home we always use fabric freshener all over the house as we have 2 cats and a smelly dog. Sometimes the smell of wet animal can be very unappealing! We used to use fabreeze as it was the most well known brand on the shelf. One day for a reason I can't remember, we picked up this stuff instead. Now this is the only brand we use because for us it is just as good and is only half the price. I will now go into more detail on the product.
It comes in a white bottle with a blue lid and spray end. Recently I believe they have changed the bottle as my mum has bought it recently too and it's different to mine! The bottle contains 500ml of fabric freshener. The beauty of this product is the price, it only costs £1! More than half the price of other brands. The nozzle that creates the spray is great, it also can be twisted off or on.
Does it work:
It works very well, a lovely fresh spring scent is left on the fabric. We use it on the carpets, curtains and sofas the most! It also works on pillows nicely! The smell lasts a very long time and doesn't tend to fade quickly like other cheap fresheners I have tried. The bottle is also excellent at spraying, It releases just enough to cover the section you want. This is brilliant for covering annoying smells and gets rid of pet smells, my dog even wet the carpet and this masked the smell untill we could vax the floor. One bottle will last you a while, you do not need a lot to cover a sofa. It you are spraying an entire carpet then you will go through quite a lot of this stuff! If you spray too much the smell can be over powering and the surface will feel wet to touch.
Tesco cleaning products are fantastic and are great value, give them a try if you haven't yet! They also tend to have fresh smells :) if you need new cleaning products, think about these.
This is well worth the cheap price and performs just as good as the other brands. The bottle may not look as nice as others, but it works! Who sees the bottle anyway in the cupboard? I also really love the fresh smell and it lasts a long time. This sort of product is over looked by so many people because most people believe they should by branded products.
This gets 5 stars from me, perfect alternative to the better brands and it saves you a lot of money if you like it. I was really impressed with this.
Thanks for reading, hope my review helped you decide on your next fabric freshener!
Tesco Fabric Freshener is far better value for money and works just as well if not better than the likes of Febreeze which is a lot more expensive in my opinion.
We first discovered this about two years ago when there was a special offer on Febreze and the shop had sold out so we decided to buy Tesco's own brand as an alternative. I was glad we did!
The liquid is contained in a white plastic bottle which is plainly decorated but you cannot see the conents inside. The nozzle spray is very simple and easy to use and the liquid comes out in a fine mist when it is sprayed as directed over the fabric.
We used it on our bedroom carpet after the puppy had vomited and there was a nasty smell. Tesco Fabric Freshener delivers a great outdoors fresh floral fragrance which completely eliminated the odour of the puppy sick. The smell also lasted for ages and ages and we went out shopping soon afterwards and when we got back the carpet had dried but the room smelled lovely.
We have used this freshener on most of the rest of the fabrics in our household such as the cloth covered conservatory furniture and nearly all of the curtains and it kind of acts as a nice and long lasting air freshener which will hang around the house for hours and hours.
I would recommend this product to anyone.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Now that the weather, at long last, seems to be warm and summery, I've had my windows open wide and have done the same with the French windows leading out to the garden. But I think, especially in the colder seasons when the chill cold outside air is kept outside as much as possible, it's sometimes nice to have some artificial aromas to hand.
I started using Febreze about eighteen months to two years ago in the hope that this might ensure my house didn't smell too doggy. I like Febreze but I DON'T like its price. I still buy Febreze but only when it's on offer. At other times I have been settling for cheaper fabric fresheners and especially have been buying store's own brands.
One spray freshener that I have bought a few times now is Tesco Fabric air freshener.
This spray comes in a clear 750ml container. I like the fact that the bottle is clear so I can easily see when I am running low on this. I find the bottle also is quickly identifiable as fabric conditioner when stored with my many other household products in its deep, dark home which is in the cupboard under my kitchen sink.
I am quite choosy with nozzles and sprays as find some extremely difficult to use and repeated use of the trigger can cause problems with my hands. In the case of this spray it is easy to operate the trigger and to get a good spray with little effort from the nozzle. It is easy to hold and use and doesn't hurt my hands. Older people or those with manual dexterity problems should manage well with this product.
To begin to use the end of the nozzle has to be turned to open. I managed this and with some similar products I just can't.
I like to use this after vacuuming and polishing my home. I go around and spray just a little but, admittedly, on many items, as I sort of get caught up in the spraying! I use it on my sofa, footstool, curtains, dogs bedding (if he is out of his bed!) and rugs and doormats. If after doing this I leave the house and then return soon after the house really does smell nicely finished.
I also use this if guests are expected as I hope it may give the 'just finished all the chores' sort of smell.
It's also a handy item to use if you want to wear something that hasn't been worn for a while as a quick burst of the fabric freshener will revitalise the garment.
I find it great for spraying on to training shoes.
Once the spray nozzle is in the open position the simple instructions are that you spray fabrics from a distance of 15-30cm until it becomes slightly damp, and then leave to dry. If the smell you are trying to freshen is particularly strong then you should repeat this action. I've never had any problems with items I've used this on but it is advised if you are in doubt as to suitability to test a small area of the fabric first.
* Do not use on leather or suede.
I find the aroma of this pleasant and not overly strong; certainly not overpowering. It doesn't actually identify the fragrance on the container but I would liken it to a clean, fresh linen smell. It reminds me of the smell of ironing when using spray starch.
The fragrance can be smelt for some time afterwards although if in the same room the smell isn't noticeable for too long unless you actually smell the item treated closely BUT if you re-enter the room, then, in my opinion, it is still noticeable. I have to say though that I usually use this for a 'quick fix' but I do find if I spray this around the room stays smelling fresh and clean for longer than it does with a room air freshener.
I find it does the job but not as well as Febreze, although taking into account its low cost I would say it does an adequate job. Adding this to the fact that it is so easy to operate I would recommend it.
Of course it's available from Tesco, both online and in store. I paid £1.50 for a 750ml spray container which I think is a reasonable price.
* According to the bottle: Products and ingredients used in this spray air freshener are not tested on animals by or for Tesco. For me this is a great selling point.
** The container is widely recyclable.
I used to buy this Tesco fabric freshener every single week, but sadly it is no longer stocked in my local Tesco supermarket (along with a heap of other value items I used to buy...hmph) so I have since went on to other sprays bought elsewhere since I refuse to pay the normal RRP for Febreze (Tesco's loss!) I found a drop of this left from a while back when clearing out my cleaning cupboard, so have just used it up and been prompted to write a review!
It comes in a 500ml opaque plastic trigger spray bottle (though I used to get it in a larger 750ml bottle for around £1.50) with an on/off nozzle. The label on the last bottle I bought is not as pictured, it has blue skies and pretty flowers on the front, along with "Tesco Fabric Freshener" and it claims to leave fabrics fresh after removing odours. The back of the label states all the usual information, such as safety, directions and ingredients. You can use it on most fabrics, except leather or suede, and you should check on a hidden area if in doubt.
The liquid itself is clear, and it comes out as a fine wet mist - it is quite watery. This doesn't bother me, but it does leave whatever you spray it on wet, and you should allow it to dry before wearing/using it. I only really use fabric fresheners on my sofa, curtains and carpet, so this doesn't matter to me but if you wanted to freshen something up before you put it on to wear, then it might be annoying waiting for it to dry. Prior planning is definitely needed! You are directed to use more for bad odours, but even just using it daily and ensuring fabrics were evenly damp, I seemed to get through this faster than other drier sprays.
It has a very noticeable fragrance as you use it, the best way I can describe this is that it's floral. I couldn't say what flowers though as my nose ain't that good! It's a pleasant scent and I find that when I use it I can clearly smell it on whatever I have sprayed and any odours have been removed, so it does work. Unfortunately though I don't smell it in the room. This doesn't hugely matter either, as I do use lots of home fragrance products so I have plenty other things to scent the air. I have however, used many fresheners that do scent the room so it is something I have come to expect a little bit; fair enough really I think, since I use it on the sofa, curtains and carpet - so pretty much every fabric in the room! The one that sticks in mind is Morrisons jasmine and passion flower fabric freshener, it smells lovely and hits you as soon as you walk through the front door!
In any case, I would still be using this if I could buy it locally; it does freshen fabrics and it does remove undesirable odours. I would prefer a stronger scent to be left so it was more noticeable overall, but I suppose this is a good thing if you want to use it on clothing, as it won't interfere with your perfume or aftershave! I can't remember how much I paid for this 500ml bottle but it was defintely less than £1. This is a good price for a decent product, but to be honest I can get ones I like better for only a little more pennies.
I bought this about a month ago to freshen up my car as it was smelling a little musty after an inconsiderate family member decided to smoke in it while I had lent it to them!. I normally use Air Wick Aqua Mist but at the time Tesco had sold out and the only Febreze left in the store was a lavender scented one which I can't stand. This product is significantly cheaper than Febreze it costs just £1.50 for 750ml bottle.
The bottle is plastic and has a blue Tesco label on the front with the words 'fabric freshner' and a picture of washing blowing on the line on the front. It has a pump action nozzle which you can move to an 'on' or and 'off' position to prevent accidental spraying.
To use this spray you simply move the nozzle to the 'on' postition and spray onto fabrics at a distance of about 15-30cm until they are slightly damp, you then leave the fabric to dry and allegedly odours will be removed. When I sprayed this it smelled really nice, it reminded me of the smell of clean washing, it was floral but fresh at the same time. The spray was a bit hit and miss it wasn't as fine as I would have liked and it left damp patches on the fabric (I would recommend a patch test on delicate fabrics just in case!).
Initially I found no problem with this spray I used it in my car on the carpets, seats and car mats. I also sprayed it on my carpets, bedding and curtains as they needed freshening up.
Once the spray had dried I didn't notice any difference at all my car still smelt distinctly of cigarettes. I didn't expect a miracle as the smell of cigarette smoke is very difficult to remove, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it again. This time I soaked the seats so much they took a day to dry. Again the fabric didn't smell any fresher in fact I think it smelt worse! Now in the past I have used Febreze for a similar purpose and it did remove the smell.
All in all I was very disappointed in this, I wouldn't buy it again, also I knocked the bottle over and despite the trigger being screwed on tightly and the nozzle being turned to 'off' the spray leaked all over the floor. I mentioned this to one of my friends who had also encountered the same problem!
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, you may be saving money but I found the product was inferior to the more expensive brands, I would rather save my money and buy Air Wick Aqua Mist.
I find fabric freshener incredibly useful for removing those everyday smells from clothes, leaving them feeling freshly washed. This I find is especially useful when I have been cooking strong smelling food such as curries. On several occasions I have left my coat nearby which would then reek of fried onion and spices. Whilst these smell great in my kitchen I do not really want the world to know what I had for dinner the night before! It is not really practical to wash the coat so I usually reach for a fabric freshener to neutralise those odours and leave it smelling fresh.
I normally buy Febreeze odour remover but when I needed a new bottle I found that Tesco's had run out. However I spotted Tesco's own brand fabric freshener, which was at £1.50, was significantly cheaper than the premium brand. When it comes to laundry products I am a bit of a snob and much prefer the premium brands and had Febreeze been in stock I doubt I would have reached for this.
The freshener comes in a clear plastic bottle, which contains 750ml of the product. The front label has a picture of a field of fresh flowers and clear blue sky. The product is dispensed through a pump at the top of the bottle. The nozzle has a lock on it so that it has to be twisted to the 'on' position before it can be used. I think this is a useful safety feature if you have children around.
To use turn the nozzle to the 'On' position. Spray evenly on the garment from a distance of 15-30 cm until the fabric is slightly damp. Leave this to dry and as it does so the odours will disappear. I first used this on my coat when I had been cooking. At the moment our oven is playing up and tends to produce a bit of a smoky odour. Prior to using I did a small patch test to ensure the spray would not damage the material. As it didn't I proceeded to spray the rest of the coat until it was slightly damp and left the coat to dry. Around 20 minutes later I went to check on progress and the coat was almost dry. I took a sniff and was pleasantly surprised at how well this product had performed. It had removed rather than mask the smell. There was no smoky odour remaining and the coat was left smelling clean, as if it had been freshly washed.
I would describe the spray as having a sweet, freshly washed smell, similar to the smell of washing powder. It wasn't too strong a smell and was one that I found quite pleasant, though I have to say that I personally much prefer the smell of Febreeze.
I have used this regularly over the last few weeks and the spray has done a great job of removing odours from many items of clothing, even strong smells like fried onions or spices have not proved a problem for it. It is suitable for use on most fabrics - I've even used it to freshen up curtains and cushions, however it should not be used on suede or leather.
Overall I am quite impressed at how well the spray works. To me it doesn't smell as nice as Febreeze but it does the job and at a significantly cheaper price. Once I run out I wouldn't be surprised if this found its way back into my shopping basket again. Recommended!
I do usually buy my fabric freshener from the Pound shop as I have always had good results from it but as I forgot when was in town I decided to try the Tesco's own brand one. The price was the main reason I chose this one and not the Febreeze branded ones as they were just over priced for my liking.
The fabric freshener comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a trigger top. The liquid inside is also clear. The front of the bottle has a blue label on which has a picture of flowers in a field and the Tesco logo and product name on. The back of the bottle contains all of the product information and directions for use.
On the end of the trigger top is a nozzle which needs to be turned to allow the spray to come out. I like this design as it means I can stop my boys from spraying it as they do not know how this works.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
The fabric freshener is very simple to use. To do so you just need to spray it onto your fabric and allow for it to dry. You should hold the spray about 20-30cm away from the fabric before spraying.
I use this all around my house on a lot of different fabrics and always get lovely results. The fragrance from the freshener is light and floral and usually only remains for about 1 hour but I have on occasions noticed it when I have walked back into a room over 1 hour later. The bottle says that the smell will only remain whilst the freshener is drying but for me this is slightly wrong and I have to say the fresh smell it gives is lovely.
The fabric which I spray it on do go slightly damp at first but they soon dry up. I usually spray this on my boys beds every morning and then go back to make them half an hour later and they are lovely and dry. I also like that when I pull the covers back at night the smell comes out again. The freshener can be used on clothes and being a smoker it has come in handy at times!
The scent is not feminine and I would advise that both men and women can use this product without the fear of their homes or clothes smelling of flowers and girls.
One thing I have noticed it that this does not just cover up the smells which I am trying to get rid of and it does actually get rid of them. I have noticed this when the fabric freshener has completely dried and I have then gone to smell the fabrics and I am not able to smell the previous odour which wanted gone. This is why I prefer using this to air freshener as most of them just cover up the smells and they soon return.
The bottle size is 750ml and for me using this daily it lasts about 2 weeks which I think is a fair amount of time.
There are some warnings on the back of the bottle and they include not getting this in the eyes and avoiding contact with the skin. It should be stored in a cool dry place and away from children. The nozzle should also be turned to the off position after each use.
The ingredients for the fabric freshener include:-
Less than 5% - Non-ionic Surfactants, Methylchlorosothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Perfume, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate.
You can find a full break down of the entire ingredients on line at www.starbrandsltd.co.uk
This fabric freshener has not been tested on animals and the entire bottle can be recycled.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
As this is a Tesco's own brand product then it can only be bought in their stores. It is priced at just £1.42 which is over £1 less than the branded ones. I think this is a great price.
YES, I can only award this fabric freshener the full 5 stars as it works so well. The fragrance is lovely and not too feminine and it removes bad smells and does not just cover them up. It has a great price and this is definitely something people with smells children should try out.
Tesco Fabric Freshener
Sweet Smell of Success
With a young child in the house and many little accidents it was time we invested in some Fabric Freshener. A lot of fresheners are quite expensive so we thought we would try Tesco's own, though I wasn't sure at the time whether it was going to be worth it as sometimes you get what you pay for, though Tesco's own branded things are quite often alright, so we thought why not.
I am sure you need no real introduction on one of the biggest supermarket retailers, Tescos, though I thought I would let you in to some useless pieces of information that you may one day need in some sort of pub quiz!
Tescos was founded in 1919 with the Tescos own brand products appearing on the shelves in 1924. There are six types of Tescos stores from Tescos Superstores themselves, to Metros, Extra, Express and One stop - all offering (except extra) Tescos own brand products and a vast range of them as well.
On to the actual product.
The fabric freshener comes in a 500ml soft plastic container with handy to grip shape. It has a twist lid accompanied by a push and squirt lid with simple on off closing nozzle. Its main colours are white and blue and is slightly different and more updated than the picture in the ciao product. This new packaging is much lighter and more inviting with lovely white flowers and greenery with a blue sky giving the feel of summer all year round. The writing is clear and in fancy and fun white writing. The back sticker holds all the directions for use and other important (and unimportant) information in quite small writing though also quite clear. The rest of the bottle is very simple with no other decoration though I think what it does have is enough and does its job absolutely fine. It is eye catching without being over the top and goes along the same lines as many other Tesco own brands though without looking as though you are buying a cheap product which is a plus.
The directions for use are clearly written on the back and in real English so is easy to understand (though in the main it is common knowledge).
1. Turn nozzle to on position
This is a simple twist turn and clear on and off words are positioned on the nozzle so you know exactly whether you have turned it right
2. Spray evenly from a distance of 15-30cm until fabric is slightly damp
It did not take much to make the fabric slightly damp and even over the sofa on which I was testing it on (and the carpet!) which is good as some products require the whole bottle to be used!
3. Allow to dry
We went out for a couple of hours and when we came back I went straight to check on the sofa and carpet and it had dried nicely in that time.
Three simple steps though would it work?
When spraying the freshener I found the odour quite strong in the room, though not a terrible smell by any means. It was slightly fruity and very fresh smelling, just a little overpowering though this soon started to become less. When we got back a couple of hours later the house did not smell of the freshener though on inspection of the sofa and carpet - the lovely less intimidating odour of the freshener still remained - with no sign of the original smell I was trying to get rid of.
Before using this product we had fully cleaned the carpet and sofa though the smell still lingered, straight away after using this product, it was finally smell free and not only that, the freshener brought a real sense of outdoor freshness to the sofa and carpet which was lovely.
A week later (happily with no other accidents) both sofa and carpet were still smelling freshly of the wonderful fabric freshener and the old smell had not returned at all - I was extremely happy!
We have since used this product with many different accidents such as when my daughter was very sick on the floor, and little accidents associated with potty training and many more and so far I have not found a smell it won't get rid of and with high results.
My skin is slightly sensitive at times though even when the nozzle did leak a little (I think my daughter tried to undo it when I put it down for a second!), I had no reaction whatsoever which is great for those with sensitive skin.
PRICE AND AVALIABILITY
As this is a Tesco own brand product it can only be found in Tesco stores though I have always been able to get it there so it sees like a popular product which they keep well stocked up.
The price as well is amazing. A lot of fabric fresheners can come in at around the £3.00 mark though this little beauty is only £0.78p - A real bargain!
I have tried a few other fabric fresheners in the past - some on the more expensive range, though I have never been as happy with them as I am with this one. It is very cheap to buy though certainly not a cheap product in terms of quality. It does exactly what you would want and lasts a very long time both in that you don't need to use much at a time and also with keeping nasty odours away - so far none of the ones I have used it on have come back!
Would I recommend this product - most definitely!
There are the usual warnings on the back of the product, such as keep away from children (which is obvious really), keep away from eyes (why you would want to use it as an eye drop I don't know!), wash hands after use and do not ingest (hmm I think we all know that one!).
This product is not tested on any animals though does contain non-ionic surfactants and perfume for those who may be allergic. It does not state the rest of the ingredients on the bottle though it gives you a web address to go and type in your barcode to find out (which is handy for any detergent if you need it). The web address can be seen below. The ingredients found for this product on the site are as follows;
Aqua Alcohol Ethoxylate (Chemical Name) Formaldehyde Parfum
Web Address: www.detergentinfo.com
Address: Tesco Stores Ltd, Cheshunt, ENH 9SL
Freephone (wow a company that doesn't charge millions to ring them!): 0800505555
I recently bought this to cover up nasty smells on my soft furnishings (usually the fault of children or husband!) as it is a real hassle to take the covers off my sofas to wash them and I don't want to be doing it too often.
I chose the tesco one as it was about a third of the price of Febreeze and usually I find tesco own brand cleaning products to be just as good as the leading brands.
The instructions say to spray until the fabric is damp, which means you need to put quite a lot on. The kids did complain about the sofa being wet and I'm sure it's not neccesary to use so much. But this would be fine if it weren't for the smell being so strong. I actually preffered the smell of toddler wee and cigarette smoke!
This fabric freshener smells so awful I spent ages searching my home for something to cover the smell up with. It smells really chemically and (of course it is supposed to) clings to the fabric for ages.
I ended up washing the sofa cover to get the smell of this out of it, which kind of defeats the point of it.
I would not buy this again, or recommend it to anyone and I have no idea what I am going to do with the rest of it...
I wanted to try and reduce the costs of some household products so switched from febreeze - currently costing £2.00 - to tesco fabric freshener at £0.69.
The bottle has a trigger activated nozzle - you just need to turn the nozzle to the on position and spray.
My main reason for using this is actually to freshen up the sofas in the front room in the morning. As a smoker (tut tut yes i know that means I'm virtually a criminal!!) my front room can whiff a bit in the morning after the windows have been closed all night so I tend to open the windows and spray away. I dont spray too close to the sofa or fabric - the bottle advices 15 to 30cm away and I would agree wih this.
The first thing is you can definately tell this is not fabreze - it does not smell as fresh and is more perfumed - more like a flowery smell than a fresh smell and it reminded me of the scent of baby wipes. I think for the amount of savings you make on this it is not a major deal and the more overpowering aroma does fade quite quickly.
If you need to make a few savings then this is worth trying.
I went in to Tesco with the view that I was definitely going to buy some Febreze. Unlike the other reviews this was with the sole purpose of stopping the smell of my boyfriends football kit spreading to the rest of the flat in the time between coming home from football and a wash being put on. It's too late when he gets home at 8pm to start the washing machine so I needed something to cover up the smell during that time.
I went to the detergent isle in Tesco and had a look. Febreze has quite a good selection of fragrances but at about three pounds it was a bit pricey. The Tesco Fabric Freshener looked fairly similar packaging-wise to the Febreze, the packaging is now different to the picture above and has pictures of Daisys (very summery!) and more scrawly writing. At 78p I thought it would be worth a shot.
The instructions say to spray "evenly until the fabric is damp" about 20cm away from the item but to use more for "difficult odours". I felt the smelly kit constituted a "difficult odour" so used about 20 sprays on the top alone! The instructions tell you to leave the item to dry so I did this and checked it a couple of hours later.
I did find that the smell had been covered up by the spray which was good for that time between the kit entering the house and a washload being put but would not say that it left the fabric smelling "clean and revitalised" as it advertises on the bottle. I found the smell to be inoffensive but certainly not whollly pleasant as it is slightly more chemically smelling than one would expect for something to be used on clothes. If it had been more of a fabric conditioner scent I would have found it to be much more enjoyable and might be tempted to use it on other things.
This product cannot be used on Leather or Suede so I avoided using it on the football boots as well in case the product did something to the main part of them. It also states on the bottle that it has not been tested on animals so I would not advise spraying it on smelly dogs!
With my little granddaughter spending more and more time at my house, I was spending more and more money on Fabreze to get rid of those nasty niffs that little kids leave behind them such as sick or poo. Fabreze in case anyone does not know is a fabric freshener rather than an air freshener and it is not cheap so when I was in Tesco recently and saw they made their own brand version of it I thought why not give it a go.
It appears to have been a wise move because not only is the Tesco brand exactly £2 cheaper than the Fabreze, with the Tesco brand being 79p and Fabreze being £2.79 for the same sized bottle but the Tesco brand smells just as nice and does exactly the same job.
This type of freshener is designed for when you get a spillage of some sort on your carpet, lately in my house it has been sick or poo, even after you clean it the smell can linger so you use some fabric freshener and no more nasty pong.
Both Fabreze and the Tesco option come in 500ml trigger spray bottles, both work in exactly the same way, both smell very nice and have long lasting fragrances so the only difference is the £2 you save by using the Tesco brand, it`s a no brainer really!!
I think this is a nightmare!!! That's the third time poor Erin (my 11 year old daughter) has been up during the night to be sick. The first two times she made it to the bathroom but the third time, having a cabin bed, by the time she had mastered the steps down to the floor the sickness had erupted - all over her bed covers, the steps to her bed and all over the carpet. I stripped the bed in my zombie like state, changed her for the third time, scrubbed the carpet (or so I thought) before falling back into bed. Next morning I went into Erin's room to open the curtains only to be met by the terrible smell of sickness and stains all over the carpet yuk!!.......
Down on my hands and knees I scrubbed the stains with disinfectant until they were all gone but the smell was still lingering so I decided to go to Tesco to buy some Febreeze. On finding the Febreeze I was shocked to see a 500ml bottle with a £2.79 price tag, when sitting on the shelf proudly next to it was Tesco's own Fabric Freshener also in a 500ml bottle but with a much more appealing price tag of £0.78. Being a sucker for a bargain this I had to try.
I couldn't wait to get home to try it out! I went into Erin's room to the lovely clean but a bit niffy carpet and happily sprayed evenly from a distance of 15-30cm (as instructed). The first thing I noticed was the beautiful fresh floral fragrance, very appealing. You are instructed to spray evenly until the fabric is slightly damp and then leave to dry. I was so impressed by the beautiful smell I sprayed it on her curtains as well!! And then proceeded to spray all the other carpets in the house, the curtains and the settees!!! What a lovely, fresh, floral, outdoor fragrance filled my home.
I first sprayed the Fabric Freshener at 3.30pm and was out of the house until 9.30pm. I was very pleasantly surprised on my return home to find the house still smelling beautiful and fresh. The next day, although the room didn't actually smell of the fragrance any longer Erin's carpet did (after a sniff test!)
The Tesco Fabric Freshener comes in a 500ml plastic bottle with spray nozzle and lever. It is easy to hold and to spray. It is suitable for most fabrics, although if you are worried you can test on a small hidden area first and it should not be used on suede or leather. You should always keep out of the reach of children, keep away from eyes and try to avoid contact with the skin. If it does come into contact with the skin then you should wash off. Oh and don't forget to turn the nozzle to the off position when you are finished!
I would definitely recommend this product for its freshening power, it does what it supposed to do and at a great price.
Well done Tesco.
Sorry for the very graphic details and the stomach churning description but I needed to get over the type of odours this product is able to get rid of!
Also posted elsewhere.
Refresh the smell of your fabrics.