I was sent a canister of Febreze Air Effects to try out, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not a huge fan of household scent products, mostly because I just don’t seem to need them much. And I have to admit that I’m not crazy about the scent of the Air Effects I received (Lavender Vanilla & Comfort). But it works surprisingly well as an odor eliminator. I didn’t expect much in that regard, but I sprayed the Air Effects in our somewhat musty bathroom anyway. Once the lavender/vanilla scent faded, the air just seemed fresher – exactly what I was hoping for, if not expecting.
Febreze’s “scent psychologist” says that “to achieve any emotional state with aroma it is important to remember that scents which you personally find relaxing, invigorating, joyful and seductive will have those effects on you. Scents have emotional influences on us because of the associations we have to them.” So in a way, I guess it makes sense that the scent of the Air Effects doesn’t do much for me – I don’t have any strong associations with this particular scent (it just smells chemically to me).
I obviously can’t recommend Febreze Air Effects for its scent. But if you’re looking for a product that will help eliminate unpleasant odors, I recommend giving Febreze Air Effects a try. (And you can get some coupons by mail from Home Made Simple.)