If answered “yes” to any or all of these, the chances are that the next time you open your car to get in it, a nasty mélange of smells will waft out at you.
We have two cats that we sometimes travel with, and more often that we’d like, they tell us that they’ve been in the car long enough, by “doing something” you can easily smell, even if you are in the front seat and they’re in the the back. Even if we clean out the mess (which we do asap), for the rest of the trip, our noses are assaulted with a smell we’d rather not live with. When we air out the car at our destination, still, some “cat treasure” scent, lingers.
The point of my little example is that if you carry people and things in your car, even if you loe them, bad smells can sometimes can come your way. Proctor & Gamble, known for odor-killing products, has come up with a Febreze product that’s inexpensive, easy to use, and effective: The Febreze Car Vent Clip 1/$2.99; 2/$5.49. It is a tiny cube-sized air freshener that you clip one of the vents in your car. When the vent is on (and even when it isn’t) the clever Car Vent Clip releases one of several odor-anihialiting Febreze scents, without becoming too overpowering. The next time you step into your car,
You can make the Car Vent Clip scent stronger by revving up your car’s fans, but even if you do nothing at all you still get continuous coverage and a faint whiff of the scent. There are five different fragrances. I tried the fresh, light “Linen & Sky” which was obviously not a fragrance found in nature, but not unpleasant (and a lot nicer than the alternative smells in the car). You can also choose from other favorite Febreze scents: Meadows & Rain; Thai Dragon Fruit; and Hawaiian Aloha and a new scent called Midnight Storm. I’m guessing the latter one has a “rain” smell.
If I have any issues with this product, it’s that while the scent is supposed to last for 30 days, it was immediately clear to me that mine wasn’t going to last more than a couple of weeks. And if you didn’t pre-screen the scent, and you didn’t like the one you chose, you’d either be stuck with it in close proximity in your care until it ran out in a few weeks, or you’d have to ditch it. I suggest you go to a store that sells regular Febreze scent in the bottle and sniff the various scents to pick the one you’d most like to be trapped in a car with. Still, it’s worth being “scent protected.”
You can certainly live without the Febreze Car Vent Clip, but it’s a little, affordable luxury that might be a must-have, if you carry things that “smell.” This little Febreze Car Vent Clip might make travel just a little nicer. Febreze Car Vent Clips is available in the Air Care and Auto aisles of your favorite mass market retailer. Check out all that Febreze offers on their web site:
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