Product Type: Oust household products
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The Chuck Norris of air fresheners
Oust Aerosol Clean Scent
Member Name: Stewwydablue
Oust Aerosol Clean Scent
Advantages: Very effective
Disadvantages: Cant be used as a mouthwash!
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.
Summary: Very good air freshener