* Prices may differ from that shown
Tesco recently had this Bali Sandalwood and Jasmine aerosol spray on offer for just £1 so I decided to try it because I like their products and wanted a change from the cotton/ linen fragrances I usually buy. The windows in my flat are temperamental and it means having them either tightly shut or else wide open. With the weather being as bad as it is at the moment I have not even bothered to try and fix them and have resorted to using a couple of bursts of air freshener until spring arrives.
The can is 300ml which is a generous size and will last me at least a couple of months because just one spray in each room seems to ample. It fragrance is lovely as soon as I spray and there is still a nice smell to the place when I come home although it is by no means overpowering or heady. I can detect the aromas of sandalwood and jasmine because these are two of the fragrances which are predominant in my favourite everyday perfume.
The can is sturdy enough - I have dropped it a couple of times yet it has not dented - and the top has a strong, durable and very efficient spray which allows me to squirt just a little if I do not want to use too much in my small rooms. I am now about halfway through the can and it is still spraying well with no clogging or dripping.
There is plenty of information provided on the can including directions for use, the obligatory cautions (commonsense really) plus warnings, a website address and advice for disposal of the empty pressurised container. I am advised that it is made by Johnson which is 'a family company' and all the information provided is printed in several different languages ( I guess to avoid confusion?) although it is fairly tiny print.
I think for a quid this is a good buy because of the pleasant smell and ease of use but let's be honest nothing really beats the smell of fresh air does it?
Because I and my boyfriend smoke, because we love to cook spicy food and because I own a cat and 2 hamsters and him a lovely dog the one thing that I buy often when I'm out shopping is air fresheners. Yes I clean everyday, yes I open windows when I can but sometimes you just want a quick fix solution like when there is a knock on the door and the parents are stood there looking for a cup of coffee so that you can quickly just refresh your home!
I like Glade products. I find them usually great quality and I buy them when I see the on offer, which often they can be found thankfully and I bought this in my local B & M store for just a pound.
The can of this is rather nice. Its white and olive green in colour and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by and there is a picture shown of a girl sitting amongst white flowers and then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, warnings are given, the size is stated which is 300ml in my case and contact details for the manufacturer are given. I like the fat this has an integrated push button feature to it and no separate lids are given which I think is very handy indeed.
The Spray Itself:
So this is an aerosol spray so all you do is push the button until you have dispensed as much of the product as you want to. The scent of this is really lovely and rich and not one bit over the top of fake smelling. You get a lovely and sweet and distinctive aroma of the jasmine flower with this one in the main and the scent of the sandalwood gives it a warmth and a woody sort of base note. I find that I don't need to spray much of this per room to get a nice refreshing scent that disguises odours, it isn't a wet spray this one so doesn't land on furniture making a mess and once sprayed that even though I don't spray much per use the scent lingers for a good hour or so.
I like the warm smell of this one and it does disguise nasty whiffs for a while and if those whiffs pop back I simply respray as often as I need to till the nasty whiff goes and all in all I like the fragrance, quality and price of this one (if on offer!) and my boyfriend rather appreciates the scent of this one too although I think its a rather girly fragrance!
Can be found in all good supermarkets etc and if not on offer this will set you back about £2.50 a can which to be fair to it I still think is a fair price for what you get!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Glade Bali Sandalwood and Jasmine Air Freshener
I always have cans of various air fresheners around the house and am not loyal to any particular brand but I do have certain aromas that I prefer. I love sandalwood so anything with that in is always going to be a winner.
This can was one of the cheaper brands when I bought it last. I have had it before and knew I liked it so the fact that this was around £1 when others were nearer £3 was a huge attraction.
The can is nothing fancy but does show jasmine flowers and is attractive enough for a can or air freshener but it doesn't shout 'class' and 'expensive' at me. The Febreeze ones are much more expensive looking in my view but then they are more expensive too.
The spray nozzle is a good size and is sort of part of the top of the can so there is not separate lid. I have never had a problem with it not working and wasting any product, the can has always finished and been empty when I have thrown it away. The can can be binned in the usual can recycling bin. The can is tall and thin so easy to hold and spray in one hand which is useful. I find those with chunky cans too fat for my hands .
I like the smell of this the sandalwood creaminess and woodiness mixes with the strong floral jasmine and it gives a nice scent to wherever you spray. I can't say the smell lasts that long but it does appear to get rid of stale odours. Last night I cooked fish cakes and they smelled quite strong. I sprayed this around this morning when I get up and it did make the place smell less like a fishmongers.
The only problem I have with this is that quite a lot of product shoots out when sprayed and that does mean that on hard floors you get a spray of wetness settling. I find on carpeted areas that this is a bonus as the scent sinks into the fabric but on laminate and tiles it could be a bit of an issue.
All in all I have found this a very pleasant smell. I spray this around when we are just about to show people around the house so that there is a nice smell around just in case there may be any smells that are less nice that I may not have noticed in our house.
We have three cats, one ancient who insist we have a litter box despite having a huge garden and fields around. We also have a returned step son whose room is less than fragrant and finally we do quite a bit of cooking so air fresheners, candles and burners are always needed and in use in our house.
I find this spray to have a scent that I can use anywhere from the kitchen to the bedroom via the utility room and bathroom and it is one that doesn't not offend the males in the house by being too feminine either.
Although this is one of the cheaper air freshener that you can buy and last time I paid £1 in Tesco the other day. I am pleasantly surprised that it smells so nice. To me it doesn't smell too artificial and synthetic considering the price so all in all I am quite happy with this.
This doesn't pretend to be anything more than an air freshener. It doesn't say it is antibacterial or anything else but for the price it does a good job. The scent doesn't linger for very long but it does freshen the air and give a clean sweet creamy warm aroma.
Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
I bought a can of Glade 'Bali Sandalwood and Jasmine' air freshener several months ago after rather unusually having 'Air freshener' written on my shopping list and then seeing it reduced that day in the supermarket.
This air freshener from Glade comes in a fairly standard sized and shaped aerosol can which has an integrated spray nozzle built into the plastic cap at the top. On the front of the can there is the 'Glade' brand name, along with the fragrance type (Bali Sandalwood and Jasmine) and a picture of a lady looking over some fresh looking green fields.
The design of the can is pretty good, especially the nozzle which is very easy to operate, and removes the need to keep having to take off a plastic lid each time it needs to be sprayed. The can is easy to grip and has a solid base.
The scent of this stuff is not too bad really, although it does get up my nose a little bit and makes me sneeze, but I do find that this happens with most air fresheners. When sprayed it is a gentle smell which is quite woody and sweet with a definite trace of Jasmine. This scent has a reasonable staying power, and can be detected in the air for at least 30 minutes after spraying, although I would not say that it is not all that great at getting rid of odours, as it just doesn't seem strong enough.
My main complaint with this air freshener though is the heavy vapour that comes out each time the nozzle is pressed. Instead of a nice light fine mist that hangs well in the air, there is a very heavy wet mist which drops straight to the ground which is why I don't think it is very good at covering up odours. This heavy vapour is irritating as you can feel it landing on you as you spray it, and it leaves water marks on any hard surfaces in the room, such as bathroom cabinets, mirrors, taps, work surfaces, laminate flooring etc etc.
Overall I would not really recommend this air freshener form Glade. It smells pleasant enough, and has a reasonable lasting time, but the wet messy vapour that comes from the can causes problems as it leaves residues on surfaces and can make flooring a little slippery especially when sprayed over a laminate or tiled floor.
A can of this generally costs around £2 from most supermarkets and convenience stores, and Glade also do a selection of different fragrances in the range.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2013
As a massive fan of the sandalwood scent, when my usual room spray was unavailable to purchase, I chose this Glade instead. Though it was slightly more expensive than my usual spray, (at around £1.60), I knew Glade were a well known brand so expected a great product.
The Glade can is attractive in greens and white. It is simple but pretty and sits comfortably in bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen spaces. The spray button itself is easy to press and feels solid and firm under touch.
Glade sandalwood and jasmine is a fine blend of the two scents - neither is overpowering. The scent as a whole is delicate, sweet and feminine and makes my rooms (and even my clothes) smell divine. As I love the scent of sandalwood myself, I found this scent to be particularly gorgeous. You may wish to sample other sprays if you want a more floral scent, or if you want a more clean, sterile smelling room.
As I live in a university flat, there is always the smell of someone's cooking (or beer!) lingering about the apartment. I spray my room about once a day and it masks these smells well. As with all sprays, you become somewhat 'immune' to the scent and forget it's there, but once I leave my room and come back in, I can smell the sweet scent f jasmine and sandalwood! Other's in my flat also comment on how nice my room and ensuite smell.
I love the smell of the air freshner so much that I will spray items of clothing with it so my clothes smell sweet, exotic and fresh all day!
A great scent, easy to spray, attractive can & lasts a few hours.
When we bought our house a few months ago, the previous owner left loads of stuff in the cupboards which we spent ages getting rid of. She left several cleaning products behind, which was ironic really as it didn't look like she'd cleaned the place in months! I don't like seeing things going to waste, so I used most of the stuff she left behind, but one product I didn't particularly want was a can of Glade Bali Sandalwood and Jasmine air freshener, as I don't really like air freshener sprays as a general rule.
I tried to palm this off onto several people (in the politest way one can possibly give someone an air freshener!) but they all had an excuse - it'll set off my asthma, it'll make the dog cough, it might kill my goldfish... I heard them all! Determined not to let it go to waste, I have been using it over the past few weeks and thought I would share my experience.
The air freshener comes in a can featuring a lady looking out over hills. I think it's supposed to inspire calm and tranquillity. The nozzle of the product is integrated with the can, which is good for me as the lids on these sorts of things inevitably get lost in my home anyway. The can tells me not to use on fabrics and that this will give instant freshness and long lasting fragrance.
The only directions on the can are to spray into the middle of the room. The air freshener sprays out in a burst of fragrance and it's best to point it away from yourself (or any pets) as it then seems to rain down in a very fine mist. In all honesty, this mist is one of the reasons I don't like these sorts of air fresheners, in my last flat I found they would leave marks on the laminate flooring and they even marked some chairs I had with silver metal backs. As it is, the mist from this particular spray is so fine, it does not appear to leave marks - one of the places I spray it most often is the hallway, which has solid oak flooring and I have never noticed marks or slippiness after spraying this.
I do find that some of these sprays make me cough and make the air almost thick and heavy, but this one has been fine for me and hasn't triggered any coughing fits to date. I should also note, despite my friends worry about her goldfish, there is nothing to indicate it will be harmful to fish - although I still wouldn't recommend spraying it too near to them.
The most important factor of any air freshening product, for me, is the smell. Unfortunately I am not particularly keen on the fragrance of this product at all. Although I like the scents of both sandalwood and jasmine, I do not think they work well in this product. The main scent is a creamy/woody fragrance, there is only a hint of jasmine and it smells quite cheap and artificial. I can put up with the scent - it is certainly not horrible - but it is not one I think I would choose to use again. I also find the intensity of the fragrance to be quite weak and it does not seem to scent the whole room, just the area where it has been sprayed.
I also do not think that this air freshener gives long lasting scent as claimed - in fact any scent seems to fade within ten minutes of spraying. It doesn't really get rid of odours either - I tried spraying it after we'd been cooking curry and what I ended up with was a mix of curry and sandalwood, which smelled worse than had I just left the curry smell linger on its own!
A 300ml can of this costs £1.20 in ASDA and is available at a similar price in both Tesco and Sainsbury's.
Personally I will not buy this product again. I tend to go for scented candles or plug-ins to fragrance my home and I can't see me changing that in the near future as a result of using this. It's not the worst air freshener I've ever used, but the scent disappears too quickly for my liking.