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Old 9th October 2012, 10:37   #331
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Camphor is quite flammable, no?
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I agree camphor smells nice, but won't it be dangerous considering the lower ignition temperature of camphor, esp. if the car is parked in the sunlight for a longtime?
Hi mayankk / Traveller

You are partially right - I mean, camphor IS easily flammable BUT it does not have as low cumbustion point as liquid perfume(s), which are MORE inflammable.

Some thoughts on this: Sometimes in my pooja room, on red hot dhoopa sticks, i put some pellets of camphor and it has generally NEVER ignited (unless i light a match or something) - only it will be getting vaporized fast with some camphor smoke. I doubt whether we are going to keep a red hot dhoopa in the car any time .

But on a general note, be aware that it is easily flammable (but so is any alcohol based perfumes). So if you are in the habit of smoking/etc in the car and there is possibility of it catching fire - be careful and DON'T put too much camphor - few pellets would do. Bottomline, there is an element of risk (there with any inflammable materials), but feel that it is within acceptable limits

OT: simple test: Heat up a saucepan or something (make it real hot, much hotter than a car ever become in the sunlight) say 5 to 10 minutes in a gas burner would do. Switch off the gas, take the saucepan to a safe area, dump many pellets of camphor on it.. see whether it will catch fire. If yes, you are right! (it will not, i bet)
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Hi mayankk / Traveller

You are partially right - I mean, camphor IS easily flammable BUT it does not have as low cumbustion point as liquid perfume(s), which are MORE inflammable.
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OT: simple test: Heat up a saucepan or something (make it real hot, much hotter than a car ever become in the sunlight) say 5 to 10 minutes in a gas burner would do. Switch off the gas, take the saucepan to a safe area, dump many pellets of camphor on it.. see whether it will catch fire. If yes, you are right! (it will not, i bet)
Ok, you seem to have tried this . As you have safely tried this in your car, I may give it a try as I too like the camphor smell.
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Ordered a Areon Black Ice from ebay yesterday, should be arriving tomorrow, lets see hows the fragrance and performance
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The Areon gel-based tins are superb. I've been using a citrus / lemon flavor for the past 1 month in the Linea and I am mighty impressed with the fragrance retention. The best part about these tins is they don't need to be stuck to the dashboard or A/C vents like other brands. I have just placed the tin below the front passenger seat, completely hidden from view, hidden from sunlight and yet superbly effective. Since I have the 3D Kagu mats, the tin is trapped between the front and rear mats and doesn't roll over when passing by turns or inclines.

Even if I drive with the windows down, the fragrance is lost momentarily and the minute I wind the windows back up and switch on the AC, the fresh citrus fragrance is back within minutes. All in all, a superb product, and good VFM at 250 bucks. I ordered it through Ebay.
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The Areon gel-based tins are superb. All in all, a superb product, and good VFM at 250 bucks. I ordered it through Ebay.
Hey I had got a gift of this Areon perfume quite sometime back. The flavor or variety was called "Passion". You should try that sometime. Anywhere in Bangalore we can get this? How long did it last for you?
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Hey I had got a gift of this Areon perfume quite sometime back. The flavor or variety was called "Passion". You should try that sometime. Anywhere in Bangalore we can get this? How long did it last for you?
I'll try that flavor the next time I need to replenish it, thanks

It is available in most accessory shops here in Bangalore, just that they charge 10-20 Rs. more than EBay. Since the Ebay seller sends it to your door step anyway and saves you the trouble of going to the shop, I would suggest to order online itself.

They claim that it lasts for upto 8 weeks, but my case outperforms that number! It has been 8 weeks since I got it, and half the gel is still remaining . This could be because I always have the AC on and windows up.
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I'll try that flavor the next time I need to replenish it, thanks
This could be because I always have the AC on and windows up.
One of my friends opted for the one I have saying that it used to keep the cigarette smell away and it really was very effective in doing that. For me however it was a refreshing change over the shaldans and ambi purs.

If it lasts more than 8 weeks then it is really vfm over Myshaldan which for me finished in a month.

Thanks for that under the seat tip. Except I dont have Kagu mats. Will stick a double side tape to hold it in place. Right now its placed in front of my gear knob.

The glade perfume posted by someone else earlier in this thread was too strong for my taste :(
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I dab 2 cotton balls in Lavender essential oil and stick them in the AC vents for about 3-4 days. The car smells heavenly for the next 2 weeks after which I repeat the same.
Where did you get the Lavender essential oil. Which brand? From the day I have read your post, I am searching for it on different super markets but not getting it. Looks like flipkart has one http://www.flipkart.com/soulflower-e...ODAEP4FPRSGAM6 listed for 218Rs. I will check couple of more shops then try filpkart.

I am also looking for My Shaldan Orange, but not finding one. Big Bazaar had Lemon one.

For now keeping camphor in my car.
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Where did you get the Lavender essential oil. Which brand? From the day I have read your post, I am searching for it on different super markets but not getting it. Looks like flipkart has one http://www.flipkart.com/soulflower-e...ODAEP4FPRSGAM6 listed for 218Rs. I will check couple of more shops then try filpkart.

I am also looking for My Shaldan Orange, but not finding one. Big Bazaar had Lemon one.

For now keeping camphor in my car.
I got it from Hypercity in Inorbit Mall in Hyderabad. They have many flavors of essential oils. Also Balaji Grand Bazar in Kothaguda junction has them.

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For now keeping camphor in my car.
Is it safe to keep camphor in the car ?

Especially if you park in the sun etc and if it gets very hot inside?

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Is it safe to keep camphor in the car ?

Especially if you park in the sun etc and if it gets very hot inside?

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Answered in the first post on this page itself. Safer than the liquid based fresheners that some use, in their cars.

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Hey, this might seem a bit weird and unsafe too.
Is there anyway, you could get a perfume that smells like Petrol? Everyone in my family just loves the smell of Petrol. We all open the car windows when filling up to get that aroma.
I guess that makes us "PetrolHeads"
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I guess that makes us "PetrolHeads"
It's nice for a while, but, you'll feel dizzy and lose concentration in the long run.

Carburetted M800 comes with this smell as default. You'll eventually get bored of it though.
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I got it from Hypercity in Inorbit Mall in Hyderabad. They have many flavors of essential oils. Also Balaji Grand Bazar in Kothaguda junction has them.

- Krishnan
Hi Krishnan,
I went to Hypercity today but couldn't find the Lavender essential oil. More over, I checked with at least 6 attendants there, but none of them had idea about what I was talking about. Do you remember in which area/block you got that.

Got My Shaldan Lime in the end.
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Hi Krishnan,
I went to Hypercity today but couldn't find the Lavender essential oil. More over, I checked with at least 6 attendants there, but none of them had idea about what I was talking about. Do you remember in which area/block you got that.

Got My Shaldan Lime in the end.
As you enter from the main entrance, on the right side ask for where there are scented candles, etc. The essential oils are kept in that area.

The attendants dont know their left hand from their right hands

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