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PRODUCT: Ths product I am reviewing is by Air Wick and is an air and fabric refresher. This product claims to last for up to 12hrs on fabric. My boyfriend smokes and I can't stand the smell of smoke on my clothes so I have a bottle of this at work which I use to spray my jacket, weekend bag and clothes sometimes. I thought this might be a little better than febreze. This spray comes in one scent which is Pink Sweet Pea, which I hoped wasn't going to be too strong as I normally prefer fresh smelling scents to floral one's. The spray bottle has a trigger spray so is easy to aim and spray at the item you want to spray the product onto.
PRICE: I got this from my local shop where I paid around £3.48 for a 345ml bottle. You can also purchase this from Supermarkets as well.
IN USE: I find that a few sprays of this product is more than enough. The spray comes in out ain a fine mist which is clear. Unfortunately it has a rather strong floral scent which I wasn't very keen on and I hope that the scent would disperse a little so the scent didn't stay as strong smelling. When using the spray in the air I find that it does make the room smell nice and the scent seems to last for a reasonable amount of time before dissapearing which makes it quite good for use in the bathroom/toilet area. When spraying this product onto clothes I find that it does help to take away smells such as smoke but I find that it tends to mask the smell rather than elimnate them like febrese does. The floral scent does stay in material which some may like but when putting my coat on later I decided I realy did not like the scent of this product at all as it was just too florally for me. In terms of value the product is OK, but I personally wouldn't purchase it again.
OVERALL: It works but I can't stand the smell!
I wrote not so long ago about Air Wick air and fabric in the Crisp Linen and Lilac fragrance and thought I'd write about the other fragrance I purchased at the same time, Pink Sweet Pea, from the Colours of Nature range.
This product is designed to work as both a fabric freshener - sort of like Febreze - and an air freshener. It contains 'fresh bubbles' which Air Wick say are tiny bubbles of scent which rest on top of fabric, then burst when it is moved, releasing the fragrance.
The product is packaged in a tall bottle with a white pearly appearance. The trigger spray is pink and there are lots of pink accents on the label to tie in with the Pink Sweet Pea theme. I like that this has a trigger spray rather than an aerosol and I think the packaging looks modern and fresh.
I bought this as part of a duo pack in Costco when it was on special offer, otherwise I'm not sure if I would have chosen a sweet pea fragrance myself. I don't mind floral fragrances, but on the whole I tend to prefer fruity fragrances.
When sprayed, the scent of this product is immediately evident. It's quite a strong floral scent and does have the sweet sugary floral scent of real sweet peas. Unfortunately I find that the fragrance is fairly intense and that is one of the reasons I do not like it as much as I liked the Crisp Linen and Lilac version. If only sprayed once or twice it's not too bad, but as I tend to do the cleaning in one go I will follow up by spraying the curtains, sofa and rug with this and all of that is way too overpowering - in fact the scent travels throughout the house and I can even smell it upstairs - so this s not a product for those just looking for a subtle background scent. If you are looking for something particularly strong smelling though, this would be ideal.
The product sprays out in a fine mist and I have found that the droplets do not make marks on most flooring - the exception being shiny floors, such as polished bathroom tiles, where very subtle marks can be seen in certain lights.
Being so intense the scent does linger for a long time after use and I find when sprayed on fabrics, they will retain the scent all day. I don't think it covers scents such as cooking smells, so is not good if you're looking for a product which neutralises odours.
A 345ml bottle of this costs £2 in ASDA which I think is an OK price for this sort of product, especially as it does two jobs in one. It is worth noting that other supermarkets charge a bit more for the product, with Tesco charging £3 and Sainsbury's £3.50, so it's worth shopping around/looking for offers.
Overall, whilst I find this to be a good product in terms of freshening fabrics, the scent is too intense for my tastes, as I prefer a subtle background scent, whereas I feel this is more one that comes up and slaps you in the face! If you like floral scents, I'd recommend it, otherwise choose a different fragrance from the same range.