Personal hygiene is extremely important and I go to an effort daily, no matter how rubbish I feel, to make sure that I smell good and am clean - there's nothing worse than sitting next to somebody who has smelly breath! I obviously brush my teeth daily which keeps my teeth in great condition and also chew mints and chewing gum at some point each day, however I find that this breath spray is a quicker and easier way to get fresh breath fast, with no worries that it won't mask any unpleasant smells! I bought this around a year and a half ago now when I was attending regular interviews, however even once I'd got a job it was still handy to stick in my bag and then use after i'd eaten lunch - it is cheaper than buying packs of chewing gum and the effects are instant, which is good when I am in a rush and want to ensure that my breath smells pleasant.
I think I actually got this from Asda if I remember correctly and don't remember how much I paid although I know it wasn't over the £2 mark. The current RRP ranges from £1-£3.65 depending on where you purchase it from and it is available from supermarkets, chemists as well as online retailers such as Amazon and eBay. The product description of this is simple - 'Ideal for keeping your breath fresh all day, from morining to night you can be confident of your breath.' The company don't make any over the top or hard to believe claims and for the price I paid I was happy with what it claimed to do. The breath spray is sugar free with a strong but pleasant fresh minty scent that leaves my breath feeling fresh and my mouth clean.
The spray comes in a compact 12.5ml bottle, which is very lightweight and small enough to fit in my pocket, purse or handbag. It is also small enough to fit into a small clutch bag so would be handy for anyone who's going clubbing and wants to ensure their breath is fresh incase they meet someone. The colour scheme is blue and white and the light blue plastic lid pulls off to expose the pump/spraying nozzle, which you simply need to press down on to squirt a little of the spray out. I do have to press down quite hard as it's a little stiff, but it's still not a great deal of effort.
With one squirt, it isn't enough to provide substantial reassurance that my breath is 100% minty with no unpleasant undertones, purely because the taste with one spray is almost unnoticeable. With 3-4 sprays however it does the job and I can smell that my breath is fresh and minty. The taste is pleasant but not nice, it doesn't leave an aftertaste. It has the consistency of water. The spray does keep my breath smelling pleasant all day, I usually use this before going to an appointment or to a friends house and it keeps my breath smelling fresh and puts my mind at ease that I don't smell! When eating, as long as it's an hour or so after initially using the spray I can not taste it so it doesn't make food taste unpleasant.
I have had this spray for ages now as I only use it when going to somewhere that I know I won't have access to chewing gum or a toothbrush. It is effective with a few sprays but with one it isn't enough in my opinion. It leaves my breath fresh and it has no calories. It's a very handy size and would fit in even the smallest of bags. It is affordable and considering how long it lasts if you don't go overboard with it, it's long lasting and good value. The packaging isn't great but it's unisex and not hideosly ugly or too plain.
Overall, this is an extremely handy product and would be best suited to those who are regulary on the move and don't have time or find it inappropriate (eg at work) to chew gum. It's ideal to use after lunch before going back to work/uni/school/college and so on and is very small so fits into my pocket or bag with ease. It's long lasting when a sensible amount is used and I like that despite its sweet taste, it's 0 calories!
~Reasons for buying~
I hate having stale breath throughout the day so I have tried a few ways of avoiding having this happen to me. I try not to chew too much chewing gum though, because I've heard it is bad for your teeth and that it also releases acids waiting for food that burn away the lining of your stomach. I would chew mints but I usually find I eat them all at once, then have to buy more, and they also contain sugar, so they're no good either.
So I was shopping in Savers (I think) ages ago, when I saw this little breath spray on the shelf. It only cost about £1 so I decided to try it. I remembered seeing in films when the characters spray their mouths before going out on a date or somewhere, but I had never actually seen one in real life before and thought they were only sold in America. I really had no idea what it was going to be like so had a completely open mind.
The bottle this comes in is quite small and white in colour, but with a light bluey green lid. It is very clear what the bottle contains because of the easy to read text on the front of the bottle. On the back of the bottle there is information such as the ingredients, and what to avoid doing with it. There is 12.5ml in the bottle. If you used this every day it would last about three weeks.
I like the bottle design, it is handy because of its small size and also I like the colour scheme and think it is very appropriate for the product.
~What Is It Like?~
The spray is sugar free and anti bacterial. I like that it is sugar free because (I hope) that means that it will be good for my teeth. As I mentioned one of the reasons I wanted this and not chewing gum is because chewing gum contains sugar, and so do mints. I also like that it is anti bacterial.
To use this you open your mouth wide, hold the bottle in front of it and then spray it to the back of your mouth.
When I spray this in my mouth, it doesn't taste very good. I expected it to make my mouth feel instantly fresh and minty, but unfortunately it does not. For me the flavour just isn't strong enough. I usually feel like I need about five sprays before it has made any difference to how fresh my breath is.
I was not overly happy with this product and would not buy it again. I still like the idea of a breath spray though, so it hasn't put me off buying breath sprays altogether. I just can't say I recommend this particular one as it didn't live up to my expectations or do anything at all I would have liked it to. Thanks for reading xo
==Wisdom Fresh Breath Spray==
I am never without a packet of mints or a pack of chewing gum and most of the time will probably be found to have both in my handbag at any one time. The main reason for this is really my terrible habit of smoking. I do enjoy smoking but I don't enjoy smell like an old ash tray so to avoid this I use lots of mint products such as those mentioned before or indeed this past month or so I have been using a fresh breath spray from Wisdom.
I purchased this particular spray I have from Morrison's though have seen many similar products being sold in Boots and I have no doubt that you could get this product in Tesco or at least something along the same lines.
The spray wasn't particularly cheap when you compare it to other products for freshening the breath such as mints or chewing gum as for the little 12.5ml bottle I paid a smidge under £2.
The main reason I was drawn to it was because I used to get these when I was younger and thought it was dead cool to use it at school so buying it now gave me some slight reminiscence of those days and still made me feel a little cool when I used it! Lol.
This was the only breath freshener that Morrison's had on the shelves so I didn't really have a choice of brand when purchasing it but I didn't feel I needed to and paid my money for what appeared to be a good product.
The packaging looks good with a light green pull off lid which was sealed to the main body of the bottle for first use so I knew no one else had sprayed it. The lid pulls off to reveal a pump action spray where the breath freshener is released. The design of the bottle I feel is a little messy and has far too much writing on it to get across the few basic points needed. It does give satisfactory information but this is not visually appealing.
The flavour of the breath freshener is "Fresh Mint" and it also states that the spray is sugar free and not only that but it is also antibacterial as well! The packaging states that it is for "The ultimate fresh mouth feeling".
Using the spray is quick and simple as all you need do is remove the lid and position the spray nozzle towards the back of the mouth and then pump. The spray released is of a good amount however I still find that three or four pumps is needed to give far better results.
The taste for me personally wasn't strong enough and I feel that the statement "the ultimate fresh mouth experience" is pushing it somewhat. As I have said before I used to buy these a fair bit when I was younger and those ones seemed to be far stronger and give the mouth a much more mint aroma and taste.
The Wisdom fresh breath spray does indeed make your mouth and breath smell minty but not as strong mint tasting as I would have liked. The mint taste does not last that long either and to go with that I expect the mint smell too does not last as long as sucking a real mint for example.
On the whole I don't think I would buy this particular version of the fresh breath spray again. The price was a little high in comparison to mints or gum and I didn't feel the results were as good or even lasted for as long. So overall I think I will be sticking to buying the gum and mints than getting this again.
A 2 out of 5 star rating.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.