Product Type: Airwick household products
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Airwick Air & Fabric Crisp Linen & Lilac
Member Name: pink_glitter
Airwick Air & Fabric Crisp Linen & Lilac
Advantages: smells lovely, dual purpose, long lasting
Disadvantages: I'd prefer a clear bottle
I purchased a duo pack of Airwick Air & Fabric sprays a month or so ago in Costco. The main reason was simply that they were cheap and I like a bargain, but as an avid user of Febreze I was intrigued by the fact that this product could not only be used as an air freshener but also as a fabric freshener. The pack also makes a big deal of the 'fresh bubbles' this contains. Apparently these are tiny bubbles of fragrance which rest on fabrics for up to 12 hours. When the fabric is moved or touched, the bubbles burst and release the fragrance.
This product is new to the market and is available in a variety of scents. I got a pack of two different ones, a pink floral one (pink sweet pea I believe) and Crisp Linen and Lilac. After spraying both, the Crisp Linen and Lilac scent was the clear winner and I have been using it for around a month or so now.
This scent appeals to me because it is a very clean, neutral scent. It has a 'just washed laundry' sort of fragrance to it with a tiny hint of floral. It is not overly feminine, just homely and clean and I don't think it would offend too many people. I actually like it so much that just a couple of days ago I purchased a reed diffuser in the matching fragrance.
It is packaged in a silvery white bottle with a trigger spray on the top, which looks a little different from your standard air freshener and does look like a good quality, modern product. I personally would prefer the bottle to be clear, so that I could see when I am running out, but that's only a minor niggle and I can just about see a water line if I hold the product up to the light anyway.
When sprayed, the product comes out in a very fine, even mist. I don't find it choking like some aerosol air fresheners and the mist seems to 'settle' quickly. On that subject, I did spray this in the bathroom which has a shiny slate floor and I could see little marks where the droplets has landed, so it is not ideal to use in rooms with shiny tiles. Strangely however, I do not notice the same issue on my wooden floors - whether I just have not noticed or it just doesn't show up as much I am not sure.
The product does work well as an air freshener. It is not great for covering odours such as cooking scents, but just to freshen up a room and give a fresh clean scent I find it ideal. I also find the scent is quite long lasting for a spray air freshener. I'd say around two hours before it fades, which probably doesn't sound much, but it's longer than many others I've tried.
On fabrics I have also found this very good and a good match for my Febreze favourite. As the mist is light it doesn't soak fabrics and I do find that scents seem to retain the fragrance much better than when the product is just sprayed into the middle of a room. I have used it on my sofa, curtains, throws and even on my living room rug and it seems to perform well. I must admit that I have never noticed these so called 'fresh bubbles' working at all - although fabrics retain scents for some time (I'd say 4-6 hours), I don't notice the scent becoming stronger when the fabric is touched or moved, so in my opinion that part of the product is all a gimmick.
This product comes in a generous 345ml bottle. Despite almost daily use, when holding this up to the light it seems that only around a quarter of this has been used so far, so it does last. It is currently retailing at just £2 a bottle in ASDA, which I think is great value for money.
Overall, I've been very pleased with this product. It works well, smells gorgeous and is long lasting. I will definitely consider purchasing this again and would recommend it.
Summary: A fantastic product