“ Brand: Oust / Type: Air Fresheners / Category: Home Fragrance „
With owning 2 lovely hamsters, a beautiful cat and being a smoker, my home at times can smell less than fresh and that's without all the spicy food I eat and cook and so on!
Of course I open windows and I am cleaning mad but sometimes I just want something to quickly freshen up a room scent wise so recently I bought this from a local discount store for just £1.00 which I thought was great value for money.
The can is white and light blue in colour with a push in aerosol spray action to it to the top of if then on the front of the can we are told tat it is Oust Odour Eliminator 'Eliminates odours without masking', Clean Scent and that it is a Johnson product and there is a picture of some washing hanging out on a line shown then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the size is stated which is 300ml and there is lots of imformation listed on the can in Foreign languages as well as contact details for the manufacturer being clearly given. This is nice looking, high quality packaging and its very simple to use indeed.
Using this really couldn't be easier. You simply press down the button to release the spray which comes out of the top of a can via a small hole and it shoots upwards. The spray is a clear liquid and you can't see it as wet in the air as you spray it really but put your hand under where you have just sprayed you can feel a damp fall of it however I don't spray very much at all of this one as I don't feel the need to as the scent is so strong and fresh however I do always be careful where I am spraying it E.G no where near my glass coffee table and so on.
The scent is as I have just mentioned quite strong and I really like it. The only way of describing it is sort of like a cotton fresh smell, it does remind me of my washing when I've washed it and although strong it isn't a harsh or breath-taking fragrance and once sprayed this really does get rid of load of nasty niffs and really does refresh a room. I find the scent of this once sprayed lingers for a good hour and then when the scent does eventually disappear whatever whiff I was trying to get rid by spraying it in the first place is gone!
I feel that this is a brilliant air freshener that really does smell wonderful and beats nasty odours! I don't need very much of it, I do need to be a little careful where I spray it but then to be fair I have used a lot wetter air fresheners in the past than this and at least if I spray this in a room with lino or carpet it doesn't overly soak them and create a sticky, nasty mess but do go easy with it!
A brilliant buy and this scent I will purchase time and time again in the future as it is just such a fresh, clean scent!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
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In my house I use rather a lot of air freshener, I have a husband who works in an egg factory so you can imagine the smell when he comes home add to this the 2 children and every expanding number of pets so I am sure you can see why I feel it's needed.
I generally buy Tesco's own air freshener which I find works brilliantly but if there is a special offer on one of the branded ones I do tend to give it a try. I bought this one when it was on offer at £1 which makes it 8p more expensive than he Tesco one which I feel I can stretch to!
You can buy the product from supermarkets, convenience stores and most discount stores, at full price it costs £2.25 which I would never pay. The product comes in a couple of different fragrances which you can tell apart in the shop by the colour of the lid on the tin.
The product comes in a cylindrical tin with a pale blue lid on it which houses the pump button for dispensing, it is claimed that oust will eliminate odours rather than just covering them up by neutralising bad odour molecules in the air which to my mind is what you need from an air freshener.
The air freshener sprays out really well and as it's pretty powerful a few squirts does the job, I love the smell of this spray and find it really smell clean and fresh and has a outdoors type smell to it. The product really does seem to neutralise odours and even though the smell of it lasts about an hour once the smell has gone there are no nasty smells left behind.
I rate this 4 stars from 5 as it does the job brilliantly and you don't need to use much of the product however the price puts me off especially as the Tesco one I use is just as good as this one.
Oust air freshener is not only a fantastic air freshener it is also in my opinion one of the nicest smells in the world. If I could get my house to smell like this all the time then I would be happy but unfortunately I have to make do with using the air freshener but luckily for me it is quite a long lasting fragrance which does wonders to rid the house from smells.
Oust is an odour eliminator which basically means it doesn't just mask bad smells with an overpowering smell of artificial air freshener but instead it actually helps to dissipate them leaving your house smelling clean and fresh.
The fragrance works wonders at eliminating bad smells around the home. I am a smoker (yes I know it's a very bad habit) and although I try to limit my smoking to one room in the house it does manage to invade the rest of the house and clings to fabrics such as the couch and the curtains. Even when I haven't been smoking I can still smell it. Out works to completely freshen the house up and get rid of the smell of smoke.
It also works on pet and cooking smells. My cat is a clean boy but his litter tray obviously doesn't help to keep the house smelling good. Cooking smells can also linger for days depending on what it is I am cooking. If I make sure and spray oust after cooking it helps make sure that the smells don't linger as long. I also make sure that I spray the room with the litter tray on a daily basis to keep it smelling fresh.
There are a few different fragrances of Oust available but my favourite is the Clean Scent one as it actually lives up to its name and really does smell fresh and clean. I would liken it to how the house smells when I have done a laundry load so a sort of soapy clean smell. It is really nice and really does smell fresh and clean and doesn't have a horrible artificial smell to it. It also doesn't smell flowery or as if it is heavily perfumed and really does just leave the house smelling clean and fresh.
The fragrance from this also lasts quite a long time and spraying the bottle for a couple of seconds in the middle of the room is enough for it to smell great for at least a couple of hours at a time. Even when the majority of the fragrance has gone I can still smell hints of it the next day and it really does smell to freshen the whole room right down to the fabrics which don't smell as bad afterwards.
Oust is not as cheap as some of the cheaper own brands but the level of difference between this and the cheaper ones is incomparable. It also isn't that expensive as I usually get mine in my local discount store for a £1. Even in the supermarkets it is only about £1.69 and in my opinion is well worth the money.
Everyone likes things to smell clean and I think a clean scent is a nice one for an aerosol to have. I think some aerosols that claim to make your room and home smell better often make it smell worse and mask the bad smells in your house with this fake flowery heavy scent that smells awful and doesn't really eliminate the odours in your house that you were trying to get rid of in the first place. Oust is different and I have been using it for quite a while in my home now. Its not something I use everyday as part of my cleaning routine but it comes in very handy when we have a lot of visitors.
I keep a can in our downstairs guest bathroom. The can has quite a nice, fresh white design on it so it looks ok in a bathroom, unlike a can of bleach does and it can be hidden behind the toilet quite well as I don't like to keep it in plain sight. Toilet smells, no one likes them but admit it, everybody makes them from time to time. This is exactly whyy I keep a can of spray here. Like I've said above, I do not make Oust part of my everyday bathroom cleaning regime because I do not particularly like the smell but for times when you have guests and a lot of people using the toilet at any one time I like to have a spray that either they or I can use in between visits.
Oust is an odour eliminator and so it is meant to eliminate odours and not just cover them up with a strong perfume smell which is great as I find this really does work and it doesn't just mask the smells. According to their packaging it has a special formula which neutralises bad odour molecules in the air such as pet, bathroom, smoke and musty/mildew odours and it leaves your home smelling clean and fresh. There are a number of different fragrances that you can purchase but I like the clean scent better than the others. This scent is not as flowery or perfumey as the others. It just has more of a clean scent, like a powdery fresh scent and in my opinion in the closest scent you can get to normal smell than the other varieties. THe scent does last for a while but then what I like is that it fades to just leave a nice, fresh clean smelling toilet room again.
The can comes with a spray at the top so all you do is press on the top of the can and the scent will spray out. This makes it really easy to use in my opinion and I like that the scent comes out the top so you can spray it upwards and it will go in the air and covers the whole area you are attempting to smell. I find you really only need one or two little sprays, any more and it is overpowering. I do however, find this air freshener a bit overpowering by just using a little bit. As it is an aerosol I find the spray is the type that can really get into your lungs and as I have asthma this is not the best thing so if I do spray this I do it as soon as I am leaving the bathroom and then close the door behind me to give it time to work but also time to disipate throughout the air.
Upon returning to the scene of the crime I generally find that this spray has worked well and usually taken away the nasty niffs without being too obvious that you sprayed something to cover up your bathroom visit.
Oust is made by SC Johnson and a 300ml can costs £2.25. All in all a nice odour eliminator!
With three young children in the house, scented candles aren't a particularly practical or safe option so I generally rely on products such as plug ins, sprays and diffusers to freshen up my home. In the bathroom, my options are a little more limited so I tend to use sprays to deal with any unpleasant bathroom odours.
I'm not usually very brand loyal and will try new products and brands depending on whatever offers and promotions are available. One product that I do find myself returning to time and time again is Oust, particularly this 'Clean Scent' variety which is my favourite from a fairly limited range of fragrances available.
Oust is manufactured by the SC Johnson company and claims to be an 'Odour Eliminator' rather than just being an Air Freshener (which simply mask unpleasant smells rather than removing or reducing them.) I do think the claims are accurate, particularly in the bathroom, as a single spray from the easy to handle simple aerosol can covers any strong scents and replaces them with a much more pleasant aroma. Once the initial blast of spray has died away, the original unpleasant smell has pretty much evaporated away. There are some mornings when I can't even bear walking into the bathroom when other family members have been in there, but I can venture in just seconds after blasting it with Oust! It is certainly much quicker and more effective than simply opening a window and waiting for the smells to disperse.
The 'Clean Scent' variety, as the name suggests, offers a genuinely fresh, clean fragrance which is ideally suited to bathrooms and toilets. It is quite a feminine and floral smell but fairly nondescript and inoffensive. Unlike some other aerosol air fresheners, this is not too overpowering, even immediately after spraying, and doesn't get up my nose or down the back of my throat like some other brands can.
I wouldn't personally use this elsewhere around the home, despite the claims that this can tackle other sources of bad odour, such as kitchen bins and pets, simply because I think this fragrance is best suited to bathrooms. It is, after all, quite a synthetic kind of smell and not one that I'd want to use in the living room or bedrooms, where something a little more subtle is required.
Oust is generally very good value for money with a 300ml spray can costing under £2 from Wilkinson and most major supermarkets, not accounting for any additional offers or price promotions. I find that a single can lasts for months in our bathroom, as each individual spray is so concentrated and effective. I don't tend to use this elsewhere in the home though, which does mean that the spray has a single specific use and lasts longer.
This might not be the most exciting method of fragrancing a specific area but it is an inexpensive and effective option, which makes Oust Clean Scent a product that I return to on a regular basis and one I'm happy to recommend to others.
Oust Aerosol Clean Scent - 300 ml £1 at Tesco
So Oust claims like many other branded and non branded air fresheners that it will eliminate the causes of nasty niffs rather than just mask them. I figured at the cost of £1 it was wortht trying it out to see if this was really the case.
The tin has a pale blue lid, and claims to be fragranced as 'clean scent'... So on first spraying I have to admit I just went a bit mad. I like my house to smell nice and fresh and would normally open the windows and sit shivering under a blanket with the heating on. However not long ago - disaster I broke the handle off one of my windows. Not wanting to pay for an emergency call out I had to wait a full 10 days to get someone round. Being just a bit paranoid about rats I can't bear to leave my back door open for long periods of time unless I am right by it making noise so I really couldn't bring myself to do that (the broken window was never a fire hazard as I'd never fit through it)...
Now the scent when first sprayed is not unpleasant, it kind of smells reminiscent of fabric softener - nice fresh with a nameless kind of scent. And after a while it did seems to act to neutralise the kind of musty smell in the kitchen. I have to say though it wasn't as good as opening a window would have been - and fresh air is free...
Also I would be more concerned long term about what was causing the nasty niff in the first place. I mean yes I had burned toast and cooked tea in the room, but if it were a long term smell I would highly recommend tracing and removing what ever might be causing it.
I have to say as a temporary fix I would recommend it as it did neutralise the air in the house, but it was a kind of chemical overload and I would say that it was important to make sure it didn't get on any food or onto dishes that would be eaten off. I would recommend it but not long term and I still prefer good old fashioned fresh air...
Air freshener is always a useful product to have around the home and when I moved into my new flat I bought a can of Oust. I got this one as I know it's a good brand and it was on offer in Tesco so I paid only £1 for the large 300 ml can.
The Oust air freshener comes in a typical aerosol canister where the spray is activated by pressing down the button. I have had no difficulties in using it and it gives an ample amount of spray to do the job, but doesn't waste loads at a time or spray out so much that you are gagging from the scent. I find the scent subtle but quite nice. It is not overly chemically and it doesn't catch in the back of my throat and make me feel sick when I spray it, which is a problem I had from some aerosol products including some air fresheners and some deodorants. The scent I have is outdoor scent and it is just a clean, fresh, natural, green type smell which is not too floral and sweet, and it is completely gender neutral in my opinion. It does not leave the sprayed areas feeling fragranced and perfumed as such, just clean and fresh. This is good as I don't want any overpowering chemical scent, I just want to remove bad smells.
So does it work to remove bad smells, as the can promises? They say it will neutralise bad odours, not just mask them. I have found that yes it does. The scent is not strong enough to mask anything, and it genuinely seems to just get rid of the smells. I use this in the bathroom and in the kitchen if there are strong cooking smells from things like garlic and onions. It stops any smells lingering. My bathroom is en suite to my bedroom and I often leave the door open between the two, so I definitely would not want my bathroom to smell bad. I often sit with a book or my iPad relaxing on my bed only a few feet from the bathroom and have never experienced any bad smells from there at all. I did wonder if it might smell a bit musty and damp as I don't have a window that can be opened in the bathroom and I just have an extractor fan, but Oust does manage to eliminate any damp smells e.g. from wet towels.
We don't have any smokers or pets in our household so I cant confirm how good Oust is with these issues but I think Oust would also be effective for these smells.
I have found it effective and would recommend, especially if you can pick it up for £1.
I am always using air freshener, especially in the colder months when I can't have my windows open due to the cold weather. I love my home smelling nice and fresh so always use air freshener after cleaning a room just to spruce it up.
This Oust clean scent air freshener looks the same as Ousts other scented air fresheners with a white can and the normal Oust branding. The only difference being the colour of the cap, this one is a pale blue colour. Each different scent has a corresponding different coloured cap. This Oust is widely available in supermarkets and pound shops, be prepared to pay slightly more if you are buying from a supermarket.
I like the cap on this can as the trigger button is integrated into it, meaning you don't have to remove the cap and then spend 20 minutes trying to get it back on again. It's just a simple, get out of the cupboard, point and spray, put back in the cupboard!
I aim my can into the centre of a room and press the trigger, a white misty substance will come from the can and disappear quite quickly. This leaves a gentle, delicate scent which is very hard to describe, it's a just a clean scent as the packaging suggests, there isn't much else to it.
Oust claims to eliminate odours instead of just masking them, I can vouch for them and say Oust really does get rid of horrible odours. The clean scent from the air freshener lingers around the room for around an hour, before disappearing and leaving you with a normal smelling room. Even when I've used the air freshener after cleaning the bathroom or kitchen with strong smelling cleaning products, Oust even gets rid of those horrible smells.
For the price, I'd definitely recommend this Oust clean scent air freshener if you are looking for an air freshener without a bold fragrance. It is subtle and eliminates those bad odours and the can is easy to use.
Originally written April 2012
I'm hoping that there will be some honest fellow dooyooers with enough moral courage to agree in the comments box, but is it just me or is it a "man thing" to do poos that smell so horrible that wallpaper starts to unpeel and that no insurance company in the world will provide a quote for the family pet canary's life expectancy? Come on, please not let it just be me.
I'm not really into candles so I tend to rely on good old fashioned aerosol air fresheners to cover my scent (if not the marks in the toilet pan - but that's the subject for a review about toilet duck - watch this space!) and reduce the chances of my children wanting to leave home to escape my foul fumes. We tend to buy whatever is either on offer or just easily available, and for the last few months we've been using the Oust Clean Scent air freshener. Here's how my family's sense of smell has taken to it.
In a predominantly white spray tin, the 300 ml "clean scent" version costs anything from £1 in Asda to just over £2 elsewhere. It claims not to mask bad smells (in the way that old spice used to hide my teenaged insecurities) but effectively batter them out of the air and throw them to your carpet in a sleeper hold that Big Daddy would have been proud of. It involves some quite clever science, but the particles of the air freshener "lock on" to bad smell particles and if these bad smells are bacterial, then there is a substance in the spray that kills them, thus killing the smell also. Being a bit unsure about this chemical warfare taking place over and onto my carpet and the potential for staining, I tested it on a Man Utd shirt on a back alley washing line. It is with both regret and relief that I can report that the shirt didn't stain, so my carpet must be safe too.
The acid test for me is whether or not the air freshener covers up the scent of my man poo. It certainly does, and I think it does a better job at masking my man poo miasma than the Airwick apple and honeysuckle fresh n up that this air freshener was bought to replace does. My only drawback with spray type air fresheners is that I hate walking through a room that's just been sprayed - it chokes me and I don't like it landing on my clothes in case people catch a whiff and think that I've been using air freshener as a deodorant.
I'm happy to overlook being suffocated by walking through the mist with this air freshener though - it does such a good job at getting rid of bad smells that I can put up with that. As I said above, it doesn't just mask smells with a heavy cloying sickly sweet nuclear strength perfume, it goes all planet Zanussi and uses a clever bit of chemistry to kill the smells off for good. Don't get me wrong, it is scented, but it's a natural smell and doesn't smell out of place in the house.
Five stars from me, thanks for reading.
I've mentioned lots of times in past reviews about my dislike for generic air fresheners finding them to either be far too artifical-smelling and cloying or just ineffective at eliminating any bad odours that may be lingering in the home. I don't like heady, floral scents as it is so there's nothing more offputting for me than the stench of something overly flowery and so I avoid buying anything scented that is supposed to sprayed into the air and tend to stick to scented candles and fragranced wax tarts when I want my home to smell fresh and clean.
There are times though when it's just not practical or enough to have a candle burning as even they can't eliminate some bad odours particuarly cigarrette smoke and strong cooking smells so I do like to have a can of 'odour eliminator' amongst the sprays and wipes that make up my stash of cleaning products at home and specifically I buy Oust as I find it to be the most effective at removing bad smells without leaving behind anything too nasty.
I buy the "Clean Scent" variety of Oust although there are other options to choose from if you so desire, the can is as shown in my picture and I use this one as it has a natural smell that doesn't have a floral or flowery aroma. It's made by Johnson's, a familiar and respected manufacturer and claims to eliminates and neutralise odours without just masking them and is formulated for use around the home to get rid of cooking, bathroom and other erroneous smells. It's simply administered into the air by pressing on the nozzle that is on top of the can and sprays into the air as a fine mist. It's probably best described as a 'clean' smell and rather reminiscent of washing powder in that it's fresh and light and I find that it is very effective at getting rid of any nasty smells that might be lingering in the air.
I find it particularly useful at eliminating tobacco odour and as much as I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke myself and realise that it's a nasty habit to have in the first place I do like my home to smell as fresh as I can and whilst opening windows is undoubtedly the best way of getting clean air circulating around my home sometimes the cold weather doesn't allow me to do this so I have to resort to other methods if I want my home to be a nice place to live.
I find that Oust lives up to the claims of being a neutraliser as it does quickly eliminate any dodgy smells but it's obviously not as good as clean, fresh air but nothing can replace that anyway I don't think. I like the freshness of Oust and find that a quick spray around on a morning and just before going to bed manages to clear the air of any hanging cigarette smells and that it comes in useful in the kitchen if I've been cooking anything too strong; curries for example. It's effective at eliminating 'bathroom' odours and all in all I don't really have anything too negative to say about it as it does the job it was designed to do and for me is a good thing to use in conjunction with my Yankee Candle products.
Its smell shouldn't be off-putting for anyone and I don't find that it hangs around too long to become cloying or too heavy, it seems to evaporate quickly and leaves behind a fresh smell that is pleasant to the nose. The mist is fine enough that it doesn't leave spots on any furniture or glass but obviously you shouldn't spray this too close to anything that it could mark, it's not recommend for use on fabrics so shouldn't be sprayed on curtains or material lounge furniture and at around £1.50 per can I think it's reasonably priced for what it is.
Nothing can replace fresh air when it comes to freshening up a home but for the times of the year when it's impractical to have your windows open for too long I think this is a handy substitute to use and for me it's a must-have product in my home. Four stars as a rating from me, thanks for reading my review.
Oust is quickly becoming one of the biggest air fresheners available to leave your household feeling and smelling lovely and fresh. I had previously been using the 'Garden Fresh' scented Oust aerosol and after having a good experience with this, I was happy to pick up another one. This is when I noticed they had a range of scents including a citrus as well as this clean scented one. I opted to buy the 'clean scent' style of Oust and this is because I absolutely adore the smell of clean laundry and fresh fabrics and the general clean smell is one of my favourites, especially for using in the home, so I went ahead and picked up this one.
The price of these air fresheners is fantastic, and you can usually find them for £1.00 or just around that in many places. I often see these in Poundland, but my local store did not have the clean scented spray so I picked it up for the same price in Asda instead. £1.00 is a very reasonable value for something like this, and considering that Oust claims to eliminate the smell as well as mask it, it really is worth the price so I was happy with this. Although Oust is easy to come across, I had not seen this blue one before previously, so maybe this particular one is stocked less in certain places.
After seeing advertisements about this, hearing about it from friends and putting it to the test myself, I have really become a fan of Oust products, and you can certainly expect high quality as they are part of the SC Johnson range of household goods. As you can see from the image, it is how you would expect your bog standard air freshener to appear, nothing special in that department. This product is so simple to use, and it starts spraying immediately when you press down, meaning that you don't have to put loads of force just to get some out like other sprays. When you hold down, a good amount sprays out leaving the room almost instantly smelling fresh. Depending on the size of the room will depend on how much you need to spray. I personally use this for my university room and bathroom, which as you can imagine is quite a small space, and probably explains why this lasts me so long. I hold down for around five or so seconds to clean the whole space.
From the instant you spray it, you get this lovely smell delivered. It is not too strong so won't get you sneezing, however it is just distinguishable enough to smell like a laundry room or something of that nature. The smell really is fantastic and I love it. Although not to everyone's taste, it is definitely worth a go, and particularly handy if you are buying the product to spray in rooms with lots of fabrics, as it is a much more appropriate scent. As far as the scent goes, I am extremely happy with it and feel it is just lovely. The spray sets quickly, and does linger around for a good hour or two after you've sprayed it. I think it makes not only fabrics in my bedroom smell much nicer, but it gives a lovely, clean smell to the bathroom which I find is great when I have guests over. This is because bleach and various other bathroom goods often have that clinical, anti-bacterial sort of scent, and this really helps to compliment the bathroom making it smell welcoming.
A can of this normally lasts me a good few weeks which is excellent, however it is understandable that those who will be spraying their whole house with it might well last much longer. I am extremely impressed with this product, along with all other Oust air fresheners which I have used. These sprays offer consistently high quality, leaving the room smelling delightful and helping to remove those bad odours as well as covering them. The only thing I can not comment on is how well the smell gets rid of stronger scents such as cigarette smoke as I am not personally a smoker, but I would definitely recommend those who want to hide smells to take a look at Oust, as this removes the scent as well as leaving your home smelling delicious. I will be awarding this five stars as it really deserves it, thanks for reading.