A breath of fresh air?

Febreze - Like a breath of fresh air?
@fwidman (11515)
United States
October 18, 2008 11:28pm CST
What is with all the products lately, like Febreze, talking about fresh scents and fresh air? Has the world become so terribly polluted that we now must manufacture things that will resemble fresh air? I have lived in the desert for most of the past 44 years and the air here is fairly pollution free. When I first moved here there was nothing but clear skies and fresh air. And, I have to admit that none of these product smells resemble that to me. Plus, if we all want our clothing to smell like the great outdoors, why do so many people use clothes dryers instead of a clothesline? Do you like these products? Do they actually make you think of being outside taking a deep breath of fresh air?
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22 responses
• Australia
19 Oct 08
Well for me I don't actually use those products. But when I've spelled it once, liking going in other's bathrooms, it does smell a bit nice but still nothing like real fresh air.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
My wife likes them too, but then she has a fondness for things that smell nice . The commercials for these things have gotten really strange, like the people down on the floor sniffing things like a dog would sniff They smell okay, but not that good!
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
19 Oct 08
MrClean Febreze Lavender Vanilla Comfort Spray Sup - MrClean Febreze Lavender Vanilla Comfort Spray super clean
1. I love Mr Clean with febreze Lavender Vanilla & comfort, it leaves the air super clean. As in SUPER clean. 2. I agree with the air is clean and they skies are more than blue, but do they smell like Lavender Vanilla and comfort? Do they? 3. I have a clothesline and my clothes do not smell like lavender vanilla and comfort? Do they?
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• United States
19 Oct 08
I have not tried this one. Thanks for recommending it!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Silly woman! Fresh air does not smell like vanilla and lavender
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
20 Oct 08
LouiseKnittel it is a nice essense. it is not overpowering either. And Fwidman, it should smell like that, seriously.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Hey fwidman, You make an excellent point~! No, these scents most definitely don't smell like fresh air. They smell like some sort of perfumed air! They smell like they are trying to cover up some other smell! And that's exactly what they are doing! I don't think that they are anything but another gimick to make people buy their product to give things a nice smell like clothes. Of course they don't really smell like the outdoors or fresh air. What the hell kind of smell is fresh air anyway?
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• United States
19 Oct 08
What kind of smell is fresh air anyway? Depends on your neighborhood I would guess... Might smell like BBQ..LOL Might smell like Cow manure!! LOL
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
To me, fresh air has no smell, that's why it is fresh But, like Louise said, it probably depends on your neighborhood
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
You have got to be kidding people actually leaving their computers and tvs for a few moments to go out where......outside you say..........NEVER I hear them crying!!!! Just joking!!! I do use these products to freshen up carpets and furniture. Sometimes they can get a stale smell to them. I do use a clothes line especially for sheets and towels. Which reminds me I should go to bed since it is after midnight. LOL
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Yeah, you are up late I use a clothesline for everything, as I like them
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• United States
19 Oct 08
Clothes lines = "Solar Powered clothes Dryers"!
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@myklj999 (18274)
19 Oct 08
I don't get it either. None of them smell like what they claim to. Although I'm not really sure what fresh air smells like anymore, to be honest...too many diesel fumes from the trucks entering and leaving the dairy processing plant about a half block from where I live.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
With those kinds of fumes, you'll never remember what fresh air is like. Maybe they could invent little nose plug filters so you can smell something besides diesel fuel
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I rarely use them but sometimes I like to make the apartment smell different...my favorite scents are apple spice and pumpkin pie...they smell great. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I think Shelly would love those scents, especially the pumpkin
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@bunnybon7 (37425)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Oct 08
i agree. the problem is, in some places they act like your not civilized if you hang your clothes out. we should all do it to save energy today to. used to be everyone hung their clothes out, but like in the mobile park where i live its not allowed. no idea why.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Maybe the tenants of your park can band together and say they all want to "go green" to save the planet I don't care if my neighbors think I am uncivilized, they don't seem too civilized to me with all their fighting and swearing at all hours of the day and night
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@bunnybon7 (37425)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Oct 08
yep thats for sure. good idea
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Febreze is a big waist of money if you ask me. I feel like I'm just squirting water around when I use that stuff. I saw a news clip that confirmed it for me. They said it did nothing to make the air clean. I only like a couple of the air fresheners but it is really funny how there are so many, like we must be really stinky people or something.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Yep, with all the air products out there, you would think that we are very stinky people
19 Oct 08
Hi fwidman. When I used to have my lod windows, I used to hang my pillows and beddings over my window sills but since we had to change it I can't do that anymore, in the UK the weather is seems preety awful sometimes with rain all the time so we have to have dryers, so we have not choice. Our gardens are so small to hahve cloths line too. I do love fresh air though. Tamara
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
If you are somewhere that it rains a lot, I guess a clothesline would be tough to use
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19 Oct 08
There are many products being made now that enhance the smell of your home,some are plug ins,some are aerosols some are trigger sprays,some are for fabric,and others to freshen air and to sweeten the small.But if the room has a lingering unpleasant odour then a spray will only lessen the smell for a while.Then the room odour will be back to normal again.The fabric sprays are much the same,short lived.Ventilation is one of the best ways of clearing an unwanted smell,open the windows wide and let some fresh air in ,it is much cheaper.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I agree! Opening the door and the windows to let in some actual air will definitely help get rid of odors Spend the money not on scents but on something better, like a meal outside the home for a special occasion or a movie
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• United States
19 Oct 08
They do not smell like your taking a deep breath of fresh air outside! They do however smell nice and pleasant!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I'll take your word for that, Louise. They don't smell that pleasant to me. Shelly loves them though
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@praveenjena (1304)
• India
19 Oct 08
hello, i think that the world especially the cities that we live in are the most dirty things. and the pollution is indeed growing very rapidly day by day. but still i think that there is no replacement to the fresh air. how much we try and what ever we do... there is no replacement to fresh air. i have never been comfortable with these kinds of products, anyways have a good day here amylot.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Oct 08
They are simply making products to try and cover up one smell with another. Cities are terribly polluted the world over, which is sad
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Oct 08
I miss my clothesline that broke in the backyard..well trees are all over it so it never got sun anyway but i still love the freshness of things..hate dryers but have to use it..my next door is a BBQ place so all i smell is meat cooking and the fire..so how fresh is that?..miss new shoes but someone is holding out on being generous so guess i'll go hide and wait till beddy bye...
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
The shoes are gone, and there is a skeleton in their place I love my clothesline
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 08
fwidman where oh where a re your heel? sob.oh well you are already for Halloween right?
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 08
typos again should be heels. like in where are your heels?
@flowerhorn (1011)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
These products are actually dangerous to our health. Anything that is nice to smell contains chemical that can causes us cancer. Of course, you won't get them in the short term but if you are exposed to it for years, you will surely develop cancer one day. My friend who used to work in a car freshener factory has developed cancer in its early stage after working twenty years in the factory. I don't think he can sue the company as it is very difficult to link cancer with the chemicals they use there. However, it is better safe than to be sorry as we only have one life.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Chemicals can be very hazardous to our health, that's for certain. Your friend should see a lawyer that specializes in such cases, maybe they can sue the company.
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
He did go to see a lawyer that specializes in such a case. The lawyer mentioned that it is very difficult to win over such cases in our place. And the cost of getting the lawyer is relatively exorbitant here. So in the end, he just let the case go. I know suing is very common in the States but in Asia, people are not so into these things. This is the culture here and I believe we have a long way to catch up with those practice in US.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
13 Nov 08
People here in the States are lawsuit crazy, so you may be better off not catching up to us
@UK_Shree (3604)
28 Nov 08
I don't think that these sort of 'freshening' products smell exactly like the outdoors but I think that some of them are miracle workers that can remove unpleasant odours from clothes when you are in need of a quick fix. Sometimes, my clothes will get a bit smelly after cooking. They are not dirty but just tend to capture the smell of whatever I happen to be cooking and I don't really like the way the smell tends to linger. So I do use these products to quickly freshen and remove odours from my clothes - they are not actually dirty and do not need to be washed. One interesting point I picked up from your post - you live in the desert? I'm intrigued! Tell me more?
@UK_Shree (3604)
29 Nov 08
Thanks for the photo - it looks absolutely stunning! Don't get to see anything of the sort here in the UK.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Fresh air, hmm? Well, over here in Chicago, that's going to be the closest thing to fresh air, though cut grass smells pretty good to me! But, I don't use the fresh air scents, I like other smells! It's really just to have the area in your house smell a lil nicer, don't think the likeness is the intent! Taripre$
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Oct 08
You would think that Chicago, with all that wind, would have SOME fresh air
@taripres (1499)
• United States
31 Oct 08
LOL, u'll be amazed at the smells that wind brings to our backyards...lol! It's definitely not fresh air! Even over by the lake, it doesn't necessarily stink, but to me, it's not all that fresh:) Taripre$
@camomom (7536)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Yes, I think in the US and other areas the air is that polluted. I've read somewhere that the air inside your home is the most polluted because it's trapped air. That means that the germs are also trapped. I'd have to say as long as they make "fresh air" products, I'll use them. They don't make me feel like I'm outside taking a breath of fresh air but I do like the smell better then my 2 kids dirty diapers.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I can understand that! Dirty diapers are one of the worst smells ever
@camomom (7536)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Especially when you have 2 kids in them.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I don't really use these products simply since I've never found one to really smell like the great outdoors or the scents they are supposed to represent. I just LOVE it when products say "Rain" scent...uh, gee, what kind of rain is it? Never smelled rain like that. Or ocean breeze...mmmm...to me an ocean breeze always smells salty...LOL
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
When I think about the ocean, I always think about fish. Isn't fish an odor you'd want to cover up?
• United States
20 Oct 08
No, but people think they are breathing in filthy air like they've hooked their mouths up to a tailpipe and they are taking a big SUV hit or something. I think its silly, just kill the dog smell and the smelly kid, that's all I care about.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
But kids and dogs are supposed to be smelly
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 08
hi fwidman we used to live in tempe Arizona and my the air was so clear and I never had allergies but since the years we have been in Ca I have tons of allergies. I remembed traveling back and forth from Ariz to s.Dak to see myparents, and the horrible cloud of smog that hung over Denver colarado and I had never thought of Denver as being smoggy. we have it here in ca like crazy but Denver? and back in south dakota we did not have smog, had never heard of it.lol. I do like frebreeze however as it does get rid of unpleasant odors. another thing to get rid of odors is to put a tablespoonful of vinegar in some water and put that in a spray bottle and mist the air, it willget rid of stinky odors fast.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Oct 08
And the vinegar is so much cheaper to use There is way too much smog in California, that's for sure! Even here in the desert the skies are not as clean as they were when I moved here. Too many commuters!