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Febreze is something I've used for years to freshen up all sorts of things around the home, from duvets and curtains to stinky trainers, and I've always found it to be very effective. When they brought out their new range of fragrances a while back I fell in love with the Thai orchid scent which I'd bought as an air freshener, so eventually I gave in and also bought the reverse Thai orchid fabric freshener. I paid £2.69 for my bottle but the price does vary quite a lot from place to place.
The bottle is the usual trigger spray type, but it is fatter than most. It's made of a semi-transparent pink plastic, which is good because you can always see when you're running out. The nozzle has a twist section on the end to turn the spray on and off, which is definitely useful if you have this around small children Sergey shouldn't be able to make it work.
I find the spray works well, giving a nice mist of the liquid so as long as you're not too close it won't saturate your fabrics, meaning you can give things like sofas a quick spray to freshen up without having to wait for it to dry before you can use them. Alternatively for a proper 'clean without cleaning' freshness you can spray the fabric until it's damp and then let it dry.
The scent of this spray is lovely, it's a very fresh summery exotic scent which does remind me of holidays with it's fruitiness. Sometimes I just spray it around the place instead of air freshener and it does the job perfectly (but do be careful in rooms with wood/laminate floors as it does fall to the floor and can be slippy on these surfaces!).
Unfortunately as lovely as the scent is I just don't find this as effective at removing odours as the original and citrus versions. As I've mentioned previously I use this in smelly shoes as well as on fabrics and I've always found the other versions to do an excellent job of removing the sweaty foot smell, but this one for some reason just does not have the same effect. It does cover up the smell with it's own lovely scent, but once this has worn off, after a few hours, the sweaty foot smell returns. I've also found it to be quite ineffective on anything with that stale smoke smell, whereas again the other versions remove the smell completely.
I'm sad to say that although I love the scent I've not been impressed by this one and I won't be buying it again. It'll stick to the original and citrus versions in future
I have mentioned previously in some of my reviews (on cleaning products) that I can't stand my house smelling of any odours. I have dogs and cats and of course with them comes natural odours which I do keep on top of. However, in order for me to do this I do tend to go overboard with various cleaning products, air freshners, plug ins - you name it I've probably tried and it and use it! Therefore, I have a tendency when a product is on offer which I think will help keep my house smelling fresh I tend to buy it. Now some products I have found to be a complete waste of time yet others I will buy repeatedly as they give great results.
A product I tend to buy quite often although I will only buy it if on offer is a Febreze Fabric Refresher. Febreze is a brand known for its odour killing products and they have a variety of different products but I do honestly think that for the full price tag they carry I do think it is a tad expensive as you can probably make your own scented water for less the cost. However, when on offer at just £1 for a 500ml bottle I can't seem to resist. Currently in use is the Febreze Fabric Refresher in Thai orchid. I opted for it apart from the bargain price but also the smell of orchids took my vote over the other varieties available.
The whole idea behind the Febreze Fabric Refreshers is to refresh fabrics whether curtains, bed linen, sofas etc and to give them a gentle aroma and in essence making them 'fresh' again. I think they are a product which can be a little debatable as to whether they work or not but I have used them throughout the last few years and have never become firm of a decision whether they do or don't work. I tend to use them more for the fact that I feel better by using them as I think the items that I use it on is actually going to smell fresher but I do only buy when on offer as I do think for £1 there is no harm is using it with the hope that the lovely scents that they come in will actually linger around!
What Febreze say "Zen is peace and enlightenment, so leave behind the chaos of odours and attain the space of true freshness."
The Thai Orchid variety comes in a bright pink opaque plastic bottle with a trigger spray. There is no doubt that you can't miss this on the shelf next to the pale blue bottles that some of the other varieties come in. On the front of the bottle it features the Febreze logo together with an image of an orchid with the product name. On the back there is instructions on how to use it, what the spray can be used on as well as warnings, list of the ingredients used as well as contact information for Febreze. The packaging is pretty standard and nothing special but it does stand out and is noticeable amongst other similar products. The bottle has a trigger spray which when the handle is pressed inwards out comes a fine mist.
If you have never used a Febreze Fabric Refresher then it may be worth reading the instructions on the back of the bottle as not all fabrics should be sprayed with it. But as I have used it before I was fine about using it on my sofas which is where I mainly use it as well as my curtains in my lounge, dining room and office. The product is incredibly simple to use as you simply point the trigger nozzle on the area you want to 'refresh' and then just spray away. Don't hold it too close to the specified area as you want a fine mist not a concentrated jet of spray so hold it at least 30cm away from your chosen area.
The liquid itself is clear in colour and obviously when it is sprayed out of the bottle it is clear and in a fine mist. Despite having a "delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids" I have to admit that I couldn't smell orchids whatsoever but instead a still very pleasant aroma of more a generic floral note which for me is absolutely fine as it isn't overpowering but nice and actually quite a fresh scent. Once the mist has landed on the specific area it doesn't take long for it to be absorbed and to disappear so after a few minutes you can't actually see where you'd spray the fabric refresher but if you feel the area you will feel that it is slightly damp but again it doesn't take long for the area to dry completely provided you haven't been too trigger happy and made the whole area quite wet!
Now although it doesn't have the scent of Thai orchids it does have a lovely aroma which can and does linger for quite a while after its use which is nice but don't expect it to last for long as it does quickly disappear which is a shame but half expected. Despite using this on a daily basis for a month now in the same places it doesn't build up a fragrance whatsoever which I thought it might with continual use but unfortunately it doesn't. I think it would be far cheaper making your own fragranced water as despite its lovely, initially fragrant aroma it doesn't last at all and not something that has impressed me nor does it relax me and leaving me with a peaceful zen like state or mind.
Overall, a product which I am happy that I didn't pay full price for! Definitely something I thought would provide a fresh aroma after continuous use but it just doesn't. Using it daily will also make the contents of the bottle disappear quickly making it quite an expensive fabric refresher which doesn't really work effectively. A nice initial aroma but one that just doesn't last and to be quite honest a complete waste of money. Definitely not a recommendation from me and I won't be buying it again.
~ Useless Information ~
Price: From £2 upwards
Availability: supermarkets and discount stores
Febreze is a brand of laundry and scented sprays/plug in units for the home.
The Febreze range includes a collection of scented fabric refreshers. The Thai Orchid scent is available in various cleaning sprays, plug in refills and also as an air freshener spray. The Thai Orchid fabric refresher is a bottle of liquid designed to be sprayed on fabrics such as carpets, curtains and fabric sofas. By spraying this liquid onto the fabric, you will eliminate lingering odours and freshen up the fabric.
'Inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen'
This fabric refresher is presented in a curvy plastic bottle which is pink in colour. The bottle features a trigger top for easy dispensing of the liquid. The liquid should be sprayed onto fabrics until they are damp and the idea is that whilst the fabric dries, the odours are eliminated. This spray should not be used on silk, suede or leather fabrics.
Expect to pay around £3.00 for a 500ml bottle from supermarkets including Asda and Tesco.
As well as keeping the air in my home smelling pleasant, I also like to use a fabric refresher to eliminate the odours that are perhaps not quite as noticeable immediately. I am a fan of the Febreze range and usually buy a few bottles of the fabric refresher when it is on offer as I feel £3.00 is quite a high a price despite the bottle lasting me quite some time.
The bottle itself is very easy to use and is designed to be gripped with ease. The trigger spray works efficiently through the life of the contents and a sharp pull of the trigger results in a fine mist of liquid being dispensed. Prior to buying this particular scent, I was aware of Thai Orchid scent. I have the plug in of this scent and find it to be lovely. It is very fresh and fragrant and is quite an exotic fruity scent with a floral background whilst still being a relaxed and delicate scent.
This fabric refresher is very effective at removing odours and generally refreshing fabrics. It offers long lasting results compared to store brands and smells quite natural. When I do my big weekly clean (I clean daily but REALLY clean once a week), I use this on my curtains throughout our flat, my roller blinds and occasionally on bed sheets. I have used it on clothing as well by opening the wardrobe and spraying a little around hanging clothes to keep them fresh.
I have leather sofas so cannot use this on them. I have found this spray to be very handy after scrubbing the carpet if something is spilled on it (milk, food or if my son has been sick) as it eliminates any lingering odour. Only a few sprays are needed to dampen fabrics and I find they dry quite quickly. The liquid sprays clear and has never stained my fabrics or caused colour to run from my sons blue curtains.
Febreze gets to work very quickly and I have been impressed with how well it works. The refreshing aspect and the subtle scent is long lasting. I am not one to wash my curtains for the sake of it - they get washed and changed every few months as they don't really get dirty as such. If I am cooking though, I fear cooking smells may catch on so this spray puts my mind at ease and I know the fabrics are being kept fresh and clean smelling.
One bottle of Febreze lasts me a few months so I suppose £3.00 isn't too bad per 500ml bottle. I can recommend this particular scent as it is fresh and non offensive. It is perfect for any household to use and doesn't damage fabrics.
4 stars - recommended!
Thanks for reading :)
I have been using Febreze spray now for a number of years. Recently Sainsburys were running a promotion on the Thai Orchard fragrance and as I am not loyal to any particular fragrance in the Febreze range, just the product itself, I decided to buy this one and give it a try. According to the packaging this Febreze variation is Inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh Thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen. A 300ml bottle was being sold at £2 instead of the usual £3.10 so I thought it was worth giving it a go.
In my house I have a dog, cat, two children and a husband and although I like to clean properly I do find that Febreze comes in very handy when you have spills and the odd poopy nappy floating around the house. Febreze is a liquid spray that is said to eliminate odours and freshen at the same time. I think it is a really handy cleaning product to have in your household cupboard at all times as it is so much nicer and more effective than just a regular room spray like Oust or the like.
It is a really easy product to use. I use it in lots of different ways. For example, I am a bit lax when it comes to changing nappies and will pretty much do it anyway, not just the changing table so when you have a wriggly little boy on the floor you can have a few accidents. I will clean up the accident with some proper cleaning tools first but then I like to spray the area with Febreze to firstly make sure that the area is completely clean and then to take away any lingering smells. This fragrance is lovely and a bit different than the regular Febreze smell. It has quite a strong fruity, tangy smell and not a chemical smell which is nice. I do mention that it is quite strong though as if you have a perfume allergy they advise you to use this product sparingly on the bottle.
The liquid comes in a bottle with a spray function at the top. The bottle in this fragrance is a dark pink colour and has a picture of a orchid on it, very pretty in my opinion, I love orchids. It has a little plastic twist on it that allows you to turn the valve to on or off so it is a safe cleaning product, especially if you have little kids around. Then you spray it onto the fabric you wish until the fabric is damp. I find its best to hold it a few centimetres away so you get even coverage on the fabric. I use this on just about any fabric I have in my house that the dog or cat has sat on or the kids have spilled something on and things that cannot be washed easily such as carpets, pillows and curtains. There are certain materials you should not use it on however and these are listed on the bottle. They include leather, suede or silk but I have used this before on my sues couch and it hasn't marked but I advise to do a spot test if you want to use it on any of these materials.
I find this product works really well for me and I do really like this new fragrance. Once the Febreze liquid dries and actually as it dries it takes the odours away. This product works really well and I always find my nasty smell has gone. I think I will continue to use this fragrance of Febreze and will stick with this brand.
I have used fabric freshener for a number of years as I find it very useful for removing those everyday smells from clothes, leaving them feeling freshly washed. This I find is especially useful when I have been cooking strong smelling food such as curries. On several occasions I have left my coat or jumper nearby which would then pick ip the scent and reek of fried onion and spices. Whilst these smell great in my kitchen I do not really want the world to know what I had for dinner the night before! It is not really practical to wash the clothing on occasions such as these so I usually reach for a fabric freshener to neutralise those odours and leave it smelling fresh.
Febreze is a premium brand of fabric freshener and used to come in just the one standard scent. However in recent months they have introduced a new range of smells. One of these is the Thai Orchid variety, which I recently purchased and will be reviewing today. This is available in all major supermarkets and priced at around £2.80.
The freshener comes in a hot pink plastic bottle, which contains 500ml of the product. The front label has a picture of a thai orchid flower. The product is dispensed through a trigger pump at the top of the bottle. The nozzle has a lock on it so that it has to be twisted to the 'on' position before it can be used. I think this is a useful safety feature if you have children around.
According to the label the freshener is inspired by the delicate fragrance of fresh thai orchids for a moment of pure relaxation and zen. It goes on to explain that zen is peace and enlightenment and using this spray leaves behind the chaos of odours to leave things smelling truly fresh. It certainly sounds promising!
To use turn the nozzle to the 'On' position. Spray evenly on the garment from a distance of 15-30 cm until the fabric is slightly damp. Leave this to dry and as it does so the odours will disappear. I first used this on a jumper that had been left in the dining room and although it had been washed it had picked up some of the smells from the kitchen and so didn't have that freshly washed smell any more. I squirted the product all over the jumper and let it dry in a different room.
It took around 15 minutes to completely dry and as it was doing so I noticed the very pleasant smell that this freshener has. I don't really know what a thai orchid smells like so can't comment on how realistic this scent is but to me it smelt quite tangy and crisp with a hint of sweetness. It was quite mouthwatering! I could also see that the freshener had worked really well to remove rather than just mask the odour. The fabric smelt like it has just come out of the wash and I couldn't detect any odour. The scent also didn't fade away quickly which was great too.
I also use this regularly on my curtains and my sofa gets a weekly treatment with this to freshen it up too. The freshener can also be used on bedding and rugs/carpets. It is not recommended for use on leather, suede or silk. Overall I am really pleased with this freshener. It smells lovely and removes nasty odours rather than just mask them and I have no hesitation in recommending this.