I have allergies and going through the detergent isle kills me. Fabreeze is great. I switched over to it from Lysol a couple of years ago. I have 2 boys and both athletes. Their rooms were always "sour", yuk. Fabreeze gets even that odor out. About once a week I walk in and spray their rooms, it works great.
I have a sensitive nose; I cannot use alcohol-based perfumes, air fresheners, or germ killers (i.e., glade, lysol, etc.); however, strangely, Febreeze does not bother me or give me a headache (I have no idea why, it seems like it ought to).
While I prefer to use natural oils to make the house (and me) smell good (BTW diffusing most 100% pure pharmaceutical grade essential oils also has the added benefit of killing germs and bacteria), Febreeze has its place IMO. It comes in handy when I'm getting ready to go someplace and my outfit (that's been in the closet) has a kind of musty odor, or to refresh shoes in a jam (when you're out of powder for instance). It's useful to me as a quick, emergency fix.
Ditto. I don't use it much, but I do find it worth having some in the house, just in case.
Someone I knew had some Febreze air freshener, which - unlike every other air freshener I've come across - actually did what it said on the package and got rid of the smell rather than masking it in sickly sweetness. But I haven't been tempted to buy any myself, because I find that an open window is the best thing for getting rid of smells!
I don't understand the logic behind airfreshners. If a carpet stinks it needs to be removed or better, replaced with a clean wooden floor, perhaps with a few rugs that can be throughly shaken outdoors. Wall to wall carpets are a perfect bed for undesirable micro wildlife.
If a room is stuffy or smelly, then it needs clean air. What's wrong with opening all the windows and get the real thing? Surely any spray or incense is only covering up the problem. Your air may smell nicer but it's still filthy. Without a good supply of clean oxigen don't be surprised when you get headaches, lethargy, bad mood etc. Torture!
What ever the temperature outside, make sure to air the house completely at least once a day.
I once lightly sprayed it in my car. I left the windows open for an hour or so to air it out before re-entering. Later that day, I had to drive for an hour and the odor gave me a headache, even though I kept the windows down while driving.
my mom is a big fan of febreeze. i don't like it, it masks the odors and doesn't get rid of them. after smelling the febreeze fragrance for about 5 min. the smell starts to go away and the original odor comes back. i prefer to smell the lemony fragrance of lysol disinfectant wipes, furniture polish and occasionally a wild flower arm and hammer vacuum powder on my carpets.