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Bin-The-L-Plates   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 07:09am
Member No: #1556
Joined: Nov 12 2007
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
I was in Staples yesterday getting some printer ink cartridges, and spotted these. Thought I'd give them a go as they looked the same size as the Citroen air freshener.
Pack of 4 was £2.99, so a cheap alternative. The 'pong' is cucumber and melon which is a nice fresh clean smell.
Will post on how effective they are or how long they last.
Clive






Sonny   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 12:14pm
Is there no way of fitting the smelly bit on to the Citroen part???

As i dont really like the look of having a white thing on my dash
Magistrate   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 01:00pm
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
Much better value than the OE cartridges but the white cap does look out of place. My issues with the original replacements were both cost and the longevity of the smell, be interesting so see if these last any longer.
I myself am now a disciple of Californian scents from Ebay, last ages and the can fits nicely in the useless cup holder.
glossevans   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 01:17pm
Member No: #10878
Joined: Sep 13 2009
Location: Preston
Magistrate wrote ...

Much better value than the OE cartridges but the white cap does look out of place. My issues with the original replacements were both cost and the longevity of the smell, be interesting so see if these last any longer.
I myself am now a disciple of Californian scents from Ebay, last ages and the can fits nicely in the useless cup holder.

Can you tell me more about these ones on ebay please?

I think I've seen them on there but never given them a go.

How do they work? (if that isn't a dumb question)
What do they look like when you get them out the packaging?

Magistrate   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 01:41pm
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
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They are a small tin can you peel the lid off. Plastic vented covers are available but I don't bother as the contents are felt and don't spill. These have quite a following on the site I understand.
Bin-The-L-Plates   
Sat Oct 02 2010, 01:47pm
Member No: #1556
Joined: Nov 12 2007
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Sonny wrote ...

Is there no way of fitting the smelly bit on to the Citroen part???

As I don't really like the look of having a white thing on my dash

Yes they look like they can be dismantled. The green smelly bit looks like it can be pulled off, and I guess dropped in the Citroen holder.
The top of the smelly is mainly green, but the flash makes it look mega bright white.

Had them in the crabby Ford Fiesta courtesy car last week, and the smell was great not too over powering. I put it in the C4 today, and I've a stinking man-flu blocked nose so can't smell owt.

The California Tin cans are good, but the orange one is so chemically it gave me a head ache. The linen one that went the wife C3 is very nice.

Regards
Clive
Painterman   
Sun Oct 03 2010, 10:39am
I bought those oils you pour on pot pouri etc... small bottle from Wilkinsons cost 89p, I dismantle the Citroen freshener and soak the felt the 'wick' in the bottle over night. Lots of fragrances, Rose, Lavender, Musk, ocean...................
Rob1977   
Mon Oct 11 2010, 03:45am
Member No: #13460
Joined: Apr 26 2010
Location: Cardiff
You can pull them smelly strips off. They don't last that long they dry out really quick.
Paperhouse   
Mon Jan 03 2011, 06:00am
Member No: #14691
Joined: Jul 20 2010
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
I remove the jelly part from the CarPlan stick, fold it in two and then push it into the dummy cartridge supplied with a C4GP.
sdwall   
Sat Feb 24 2018, 01:10pm
Member No: #50532
Joined: Feb 19 2018
Location: Walsall
I wonder if injecting potpourri oil into the foam core of the original would work? (Using syringe that yo get with inkjet refill kits). Maybe inject slowly while withdrawing needle from deep inside the core to load it with fragrance?
Magistrate   
Sat Feb 24 2018, 01:46pm
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
You need to take care every bit of residual fluid has drained before reinserting. With ambipure my fascia was ruined with chemical burns that required replacement. As to whether potpourri would have the same chemical effect I am unsure.
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 sdwall (25 Feb 2018 : 03:40)
FakeConcern   
Sat Feb 24 2018, 02:54pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
My solution to the cheap alternative to air freshener is to take the horrible thing out and chuck it in the bin! There we go doesn't smell at all. Isn't that better?
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 sdwall (25 Feb 2018 : 03:41)
iscom   
Mon Feb 26 2018, 06:29am
Member No: #20936
Joined: Jul 21 2011
Location: Ireland Fermanagh & Galway
I bought Bubble-gum Fragrance Air Freshener which come in a fine spray bottle which you can spray as a normal air freshener but I dipped the Citroen cartridge in to the bottle wiped off the surplus and up to now still working after more than a week.
The scent is often used in the motor trade
 

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