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Old 13th August 2013, 13:33   #436
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Cotton is working perfect. It's 7 days since I put it inside the car, so far I haven't "refilled" it. 2-3 drops of Lemon Grass Oil for a week's citric-like smell is good enough for me. The bottle I have (50ml) will last for more than a year.
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Taking a break from the Ken black ice
Is the black ice gel based? I have the black crystal and it is a jute based mild perfume. The packaging looks similar between the black ice and black crystal, any difference in the perfume strength and the type of perfume (gel?).
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Yes the black ice is the jute based one

Right now have the gel based ones wish, desire and passion. pretty good. not very strong but still present if you know what i mean.
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Finally My Shaldan has launched the jute-type organic air freshener. It has been very popular internationally but I wonder what took them so long to launch it in India. Bought it at Snapdeal (1 each of Lime and Jasmine).

http://www.snapdeal.com/product/my-s...05940?pos=6;36

Personally I loved the Jasmine fragrance ! Its awesome and found it way better than Areon Black Ice. The intensity is strong yet keeps the ambience pleasant.
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Yes the black ice is the jute based one
So black ice and black crystal are both jute based. What is the difference between these two if I may ask? Only the smell, I presume?
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So black ice and black crystal are both jute based. What is the difference between these two if I may ask? Only the smell, I presume?
The jute based ones are very mild. Areon used to have some hang on types - those smelt excellent though they would last hardly 15 days. But fragrance was excellent - not fruity like shaldan etc. Can't find them now.
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Old 22nd August 2013, 23:39   #442
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I currently have Ambi pure's Lemon, Sweet Citrus is the name I believe, its pretty good and last almost a month (in minimum). I usually prefer Lemon/Citrus ones, the rest of them like Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, etc has a lot of fake smell.

I can always take Real jasmines flower (or any other flower for that matter) anytime of the year.
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Finally My Shaldan has launched the jute-type organic air freshener.
What is the difference between normal and jute-type?
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There are 5 basic forms of car air fresheners-
1) Gel-based - My Shaldan, Poppy Gel, Senso Deluxe Gel, Glade Gel etc.
2) Oil-based - Ambi Pur Vent, Dr Marcus Vent, Glade Vent etc.
3) Water-based - Mostly Non-Aerosol Sprays
4) Paper Based - Little Trees (not really suited for Indian climatic conditions)
5) Jute Based - Juter fibres dipped in concentrated oils (eg Shaldan Organic, Areon Black Ice etc.)
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There are 5 basic forms of car air fresheners-
1) Gel-based - My Shaldan, Poppy Gel, Senso Deluxe Gel, Glade Gel etc.
2) Oil-based - Ambi Pur Vent, Dr Marcus Vent, Glade Vent etc.
3) Water-based - Mostly Non-Aerosol Sprays
4) Paper Based - Little Trees (not really suited for Indian climatic conditions)
5) Jute Based - Juter fibres dipped in concentrated oils (eg Shaldan Organic, Areon Black Ice etc.)
Out of all 5 basic forms, which ones last longer?
I have been using My Shaldan gel-based and there are some more gel left over sticking to the center stick. But it doesn't emanate any form of smell. When having a closer look, they have become dry. Normally I keep them under the drivers seat with no reach to my kid and my car doesn't stay long in the sun.
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This is worth a try -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/400433468385...ht_2638wt_1142

This does not give any "scent" per se. But it does its job as advertised. My car smells fresh without smelling anything like Nicotine, Orange, Lime, grape etc.
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Out of all 5 basic forms, which ones last longer?
I have been using My Shaldan gel-based and there are some more gel left over sticking to the center stick. But it doesn't emanate any form of smell. When having a closer look, they have become dry. Normally I keep them under the drivers seat with no reach to my kid and my car doesn't stay long in the sun.
The longest one that would last would be the jute-type. The concentrated oil gets so absorbed in the jute-type that even after 6 months, you can notice the fragance. BUT, having said that, the intensity would not be that high. Depends what your really want - if its intensity and strength, then nothing beats My Shaldan and if its longevity with mild fragrance, then I guess its Organic (jute-type).
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This is worth a try -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/400433468385...ht_2638wt_1142

This does not give any "scent" per se. But it does its job as advertised. My car smells fresh without smelling anything like Nicotine, Orange, Lime, grape etc.
Hi shubz - I've Just placed the order in E-bay, hope it works Will appraise on the findings post usage.
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The longest one that would last would be the jute-type. The concentrated oil gets so absorbed in the jute-type that even after 6 months, you can notice the fragance. BUT, having said that, the intensity would not be that high. Depends what your really want - if its intensity and strength, then nothing beats My Shaldan and if its longevity with mild fragrance, then I guess its Organic (jute-type).
I've had a different experience with My Shaldan jute-based freshener. The smell did not even last for more than a month. And I had only cut a small slit in the tin cover (to avoid fast evaporation). These days, either I've gotten used to the fragrance and I cant notice it uniquely or that the oil has evaporated completely.
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This is worth a try -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/400433468385...ht_2638wt_1142

This does not give any "scent" per se. But it does its job as advertised. My car smells fresh without smelling anything like Nicotine, Orange, Lime, grape etc.
Thanks for the link Shubz, I have ordered a couple of them.

How long have you been using this?
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