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Old 3rd May 2013, 16:20   #406
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I use My Shaldan squash in my car (first car perfume ever for me) and now my car smells like those orange cream biscuits I used to eat when I was a kid. It's very very fruity indeed and just manages to not being repulsive. I am definitely in the lookout of something more neutral.
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How feasible is it to place a packet of those dried petal pot pourri which one can buy in shoppers stop, etc.? Would the smell last for a long time?
When i bought the car, I had also bought a packet of those dried scented leaves, popularly known as Pot Pourri, purely out of excitement. What a waste of money ! The fragrance stays for not more than a month. And since I got it from Shoppers Stop, it costed a fortune.

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This should help :
http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_trksi...at=0&_from=R40

I usually buy in bulk as in ~5-6 tins for my cars and my friends' cars from that seller (I think his ID is carlooks or something). I get my package the very next day, or in 2 days flat!
Thanks Karthik, I just placed an order for Original Areon Ken Car,Home,office Air Freshener Lemon Flavor. (281081452497), will post the feedback once I got the product.
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I guess this topic is important. I usually park my car under the sun.
No! This is not intentional but I have no choice but OCC.

I guess the heat from the sun, kind of forms vapors inside the cabin and creates a pungent odor - a mixture from plastics dashboard/seats and rubber mats stuffs. It is not so bad but yes it sounds uncomfortable for first 10mins. I roll down the windows and turn on the AC until the heat escapes out.

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* I used to have odonil (1/2 bar) and/or naphthalene cubes (2 cubes) under the seats and it used to last more than a month. But then the family started complaining about this and I stopped this procedure.

* I still use car freshners/sprays/etc., but it is just instantaneous.

* I now stock the dash with fresh jasmine flowers or fill a cover with rose flower petals and leave it open under the seat. This costs about 10/- to 25/- once in every 5days or most importantly when I take my family out. This is has been accepted by family.

Try it and I hope everybody in your family would like it. It still smells good even when exposed to hot sun. Good luck!
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Old 4th May 2013, 04:02   #410
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Have tried Areon, My shaldan, Little Trees and Glade. None had a lasting spread for long and the spread wasn't great either.

So what should I go for now?
(Potpourri seems out)
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Old 18th May 2013, 19:19   #411
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The quality of MyShaldan has gown down drastically. I bought a tin last week from hypercity and it barely fills the car now. I never drive with the window down and the car is parked underground or in the shade 90% of the time.

I guess there's a breed of realistic fakes or My Shaldan has really gone down the dump.

On a different note, I bought the new ambipur perfume. Seems to be doing ok. Very light perfume. However I'm not a fan of perfumes anywhere near the dashboard. So this one may retire very soon.

Any advice on better perfumes? I prefer citrus smells. They're give you that fresh feeling inside the car.
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Old 18th May 2013, 19:30   #412
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I've used all the Areon flavours available, and I'd rate Passion as the most powerful for long-lasting scent. It lasted me almost for 4 months. Traces of the smell were there for a week even after I threw out the used tin from the car!
After using Shaldan for years, just tried Areon Passion. Goodness, what a powerful, pervasive scent. Unfortunately, I don't like it - feel it's a little "bubblegummish". But I'll definitely try the fruity variants of Areon.
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Has anyone tried Insta Finish perfumes that Autofresh is selling? They have a lot of flavors in them. Havent read any reviews about them anywhere online.
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Old 4th June 2013, 12:09   #414
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Car still has the new car smell. I kinda like it, not planning on getting anything soon unless it really starts to smell. In that case, i am planning on getting something imported from the states. My brother says that there are a good selection of brands over there and they are really good.
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Old 6th June 2013, 22:18   #415
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I tried Nulon Ocean Gel. Was cheap and I figured I'll give it a shot.

The smell is pleasant. The can is half the size of Areon/Shaldan though and hence it's around 100 bucks. Not sure how long it would last.
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Old 17th June 2013, 15:12   #416
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Hi Guys,

Caught in a peculiar situation. A Watermelon decayed inside the car as I forgot to take it out after a shopping trip and the car was not used for 10-15 days after that since I was travelling.

In the heat of Delhi, it created a mess inside the car, even proving to be a breeding ground for small worms. I cleaned the car, used a disinfectant, and yesterday got it drycleaned by Bosch. A faint smell still lingers there. How do i get rid of it?

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Hi Guys,

Caught in a peculiar situation. A Watermelon decayed inside the car as I forgot to take it out after a shopping trip and the car was not used for 10-15 days after that since I was travelling.

In the heat of Delhi, it created a mess inside the car, even proving to be a breeding ground for small worms. I cleaned the car, used a disinfectant, and yesterday got it drycleaned by Bosch. A faint smell still lingers there. How do i get rid of it?

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Old 26th June 2013, 09:34   #418
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Hey guys, I use this Glade air freshner. It works perfectly in my Evoque. The car always has a pleasant smell when I enter it. Not too strong nor is it weak.
I put it in the car in February and the effect is still there.
Thing is, my dad bought this in Kuwait and he doesn't remember where he got it.
Not sure where to get in Chennai though. :(
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I bought Areon Ken Black Crystal (35gm) yesterday. It cost me INR 250 from a known shop.

It is by far the best freshener that I have bought till date. The smell is amazing!
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Old 30th June 2013, 09:19   #420
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Mine actually smells great! The 3M interior treatment that I got done has lasted for more than a month in the monsoon.. Great stuff.

Although a customer's BMW, that came in for a mod job, stinked. There was a Dead Rat in the Bumper
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