Favourite Car Air Freshner

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  1. CiaranMcKeown

    CiaranMcKeown Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Up at this early hour bored and im going to bare the cold in the morning to clean the inside of the car. My car is filthy due to the fact i have 2 children who seem to think the rear of my car is storage for their toys, leftover food and general rubbish so i want to make my car smell nice once i clean it. This got me thinking...what air freshners do you all have and favour. Im sick of magic trees and fancy something a bit different. Ideas?
     
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    My children are the same:eek:

    You can't beat the fresheners that you get when you have a service at a MB dealer. They smell of quality. Trouble is you have probably paid a lot for that aroma:eek:
     
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    I'm the same with 3 kids (2,5,10), I hoover once a week and open the windows to get the fresh air through the car as i'm allergic to the "parfum" that the makers put in these smellie things.
     
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    I'd rather breathe the stench of pretty much anything than have an air freshener in the car.
     
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    Neutradol is excellent I find!
     
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    I'm not a big fan, some of them actually make me feel ill.. A clean, dry car doesn't smell of much.

    Our 13 month old is relatively manageable at the moment, I can see that imminent muddy feet will change all that, and I've just spent 5 minutes lodging an errant baby wipe in further up the rear floor vent.. another item on the list :rolleyes:

    Ade
     
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    When the weather is warmer, I use Febreze (other fresheners are available!) on the carpets and let it dry. Does a good job at getting rid of stubborn whiffs and leaves only the faintest of pleasant odours.

    I also actually like Magic Trees too - the Vanilla one is a family favourite!!
     
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    I'll second Neutradol
     
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    Neutradol or fresh air!
     
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    Hmm ... never used an air freshener in any of my cars, ever. I don't let the kids leave rubbish etc. in there, only takes a second to pick up anything after they get out.

    My wife's approach is different ... her Audi is like a mobile rubbish tip inside, and a fair amount of the mess is hers!
     
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    The same here, Bill. My wifes CLK is a health hazard, whereas my E-class is always clean, despite it bearing the brunt of the kids!

    If you keep the car clean, you don't need air fresheners.
     
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    I do not use an air freshener, as I find them a bit over-powering. However, when I clean the car I tend to give the dashboard a quick polish with Cockpit Shine (not the wood though, as silicone-based polishes don't bring wood up well). This has a fairly mild lemon fragrance, which leaves a nice clean aroma. Most of the interior car polishes have some kind of scent, although most are not something I would like my car smelling of. When I clean the leather seats, which is about once a month, I use a leather conditioner which leaves a leather-like scent for a few days. At the moment, I have Buffalo, which is quite a realistic leather smell, but pretty expensive as it does not go very far. Previously I have used Gliptone, which is ok but gives a more artificial smell IMHO.
     
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    If you ever have a dog in the car you need a freshener:)

    I use poppy corals now , nice lemon scent that or an ambi-pur ?spl
     
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    I hate the smell of air-freshers, and given that my father is asmatic and has several breathing difficulties, using air-freshers is a big no-no in my family...

    Then I tried neutradol in the Shogun (which was really a skip when I bought it)... I swear by it! It works especially well if you pop it into the fan/heater/a/c air filter...

    M.
     
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    We have 5 dogs in the Vito most of the time! Most important thing is to change what they've been lying on, if it's damp.
     
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    Magic Tree - Black Ice
     
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    Vanilla 'Magic Tree'.... love them!
     
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    yes theres something about women and driving mobile skips, girlies Audi is just plain disgusting as is a friends girlfriends Corsa, its a running joke, maybe its a clever ploy to make us drive as use out fuel?!

    I use a cheap Lidls thing that a glass bottle with liquid in it you put in front of the vent like other you can get, when the liquid ran out I put my favourite aftershave in...
     

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