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Old 19th July 2011, 13:22   #91
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My Shaldan and Little trees - another option when compared to Ambipur. Anyone had bad experiences using the new Ambipur model? I know the old model was really bad but the new model seems to be working well. Any thoughts? Also, keeping this on the driver side vent is the best option since it's not in the path of direct sunlight.
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Old 19th July 2011, 15:13   #92
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I've used AmbiPur once and have stopped using it for two reasons:

1. I didn't want my kids to have a constant bombardment of scented air.
2. The cars AC vent plastic grid was misaligned as it could not hold the AmbiPur disposer correctly (Ok! Ok! I admit I tried to force it in)



Currently I've switched to a water based spray (non-CFC blah! blah! chemicals).

1. It does not leave stains on the cars interiors.
2. Has a mild aroma.
3. One bottle lasts for about 200 sprays.
4. Comes in a pack of 2 bottles for 199/-


I found it in Shoppers Stop and the name is Illuminations - Dew Drops. Quite pleasant aroma and just a single squirt is enough to subside the smudgy car smell :-)

Sheeeessssssshhhh! I sound like a salesman :-)

Here's the link to the product...

Illuminations
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Old 19th July 2011, 16:19   #93
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i use Senso by Dr. Marcus, they even have a spray type perfume.
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Here's the link to the product...

Illuminations
If am correct, some one left this same product under the hand brake and the wooden panel had wrinkles. Saw the pics too.
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^^Here is the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifications-accessories/104634-beware-scented-sachet-ruined-my-faux-wood-finish.html. (Beware - scented sachet ruined my faux-wood finish!)
They have clearly stated on their site and product not to keep on polished surfaces etc.
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Here is a suggestion to all: since most of us drive with the windows rolled up and A/C in recirc mode, it is a good practice to ventilate the car for a few minutes each day.
Right- everytime you start the car - go ahead and roll down the windows and drive like that for 10 minutes or so. The bad smells go away.
Secondly, keep your car airflow to "fresh air" instead of "recycle" while you are doing the above.
Thirdly, no amount of perfume will ever take away bad-odour. If you have kids, go ahead and do a weekly inspection of all seat pockets, niches etc. You will be surprised at what you may find. (For example, the other day, I found a half-eaten banana with fungus growing on it). No amount of perfume will take away that
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If am correct, some one left this same product under the hand brake and the wooden panel had wrinkles. Saw the pics too.
Owww! Humph! That is very very cruel ... Now I think I will have to go back to homemade stuff... Sandalwood oil and water :(

Thanks Naveen
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Hi, What about wax based perfumes that come in small tins. Are they harmful as well?
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Old 20th July 2011, 13:56   #99
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^^ isnt that My Shaldan ? Yes Wax based perfumes are good and so far there is no harm which has been identified.

But yea, once my niece popped open the tin and tried eating it thou
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Please try to stay away from any kind of air perfumes.
TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING IS BAD FOR HEALTH is the rule of thumb here.

Us the mildest possible car perfume or avoid as much as possible.
Its just an added load to the lung apart from the usual polluted air we are forced to inhale on daily basis.
Best is to use natural aroma than these concentrated bottles of chemical concussion.
Think well and read before you pick a habit which affects your health. GO NATURAL.

Coffee beans, dry flowers, ... There are enough options out there.
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Please try to stay away from any kind of air perfumes.
TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING IS BAD FOR HEALTH is the rule of thumb here.

Us the mildest possible car perfume or avoid as much as possible.
Its just an added load to the lung apart from the usual polluted air we are forced to inhale on daily basis.
Best is to use natural aroma than these concentrated bottles of chemical concussion.
Think well and read before you pick a habit which affects your health. GO NATURAL.

Coffee beans, dry flowers, ... There are enough options out there.
You echoed my views on the matter.

I do not use any perfume in any of the cars, never have (in the past) and never will.

Our atmosphere is already choking with pollutants of all kinds, why add to the cocktail?

At the most, a few Jasmine or Tube Rose flowers should serve the purpose.
Most perfumes irritate the delicate lining of our nostrils and lungs and can trigger sneezing spells.

It would be wiser to vaccum clean the car interiors every few days and allow some air and sun every day in to disinfect the car.

The perfumes only mask the mustiness within the car, they do not help us to get rid of it.

At home, room freshners, deodorisers, room sprays should be avoided like the plague.

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For all those occupational hazard and health geeks on the forum, please see the link below which gives the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS in industry parlance) for Ambipur "For Her' refill.

A MSDS gives the main chemical components, and approximate composition with the safety/health and toxicological data.

Assuming that the information presented on this MSDS is applicable to the other ambipur car freshner liquid products, I do not see anything that points to a grave health danger. (Anything with known issues will not be marketed in Europe and US). But the experts here may be in a better position to reviw and comment.

http://www.partinfo.co.uk/docs/APHER...ill%20MSDS.pdf
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Ambipur is nothing but overpriced crap. They shoud atleast have a warning that it damages your car if it leaks. While my car cleaner was wiping the dash some of the ambipur dripped on my dasboard near the A/c vent and it literally melted the surface.

@Visaster, coffee beans is a great idea!
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I was vary of perfumes, but with kids having a clamour for it, I was thinking of buying AmbiPur this weekend & Whoa! got a red signal here!!

Technically, clipping a bottle on A/c vent is not a good thing. It will send a steady stream of scented air into the car. No wonder it causes eye irritation. Perfume gently wafting around on it's own is more tolerable than forced stream.

Now this thread helped me decide on going for natural scents. One of my friend hangs a string of jasmine below RVM in his Chevy Optra & says his family finds it much better than car perfumes. After all, what's better than using 'Madurai Malli' when you are in Madurai!
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Old 20th July 2011, 20:37   #105
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I have used MyShaldan & it was a bit expensive Rs 200+ for a month!

I am planning to try single "athar" (not the mixed strong smelling kind) from a good shop.

Lavender oil also can be used for fragrance inside the car but is costly. (Available @ Tata Tea outlets in Munnar)
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