Product Type: Oust household products
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Oust Aerosol Clean Scent
Member Name: jo1976
Oust Aerosol Clean Scent
Advantages: Pleasant scent, effective at disguising and removing 'bathroom odours'
Disadvantages: Synthetic scent
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.
Summary: An inexpensive and effective method of disguising and removing bathroom odours