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Old 22nd July 2014, 11:38   #511
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I've been trying to obtain My Shaldan gel recently without success. Here in Baner, Pune, they appear to be stocking just the Areon wish gel. Any pointers where I can get it in the vicinity of Baner, Pune or in Mulund, Mumbai?
I have seen Carax, Baner stocking My Shaldan.
Why not purchase online where it is readily available? Snapdeal, Flipkart are reliable and they do home delivery in couple of days.
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I purchased this Dr.Marcus Senso Deluxe Ocean fragrance. The bottle looks really good and in my experience, the fragrance lasts about 2 months. Got this online. The fragrance isn't too strong though. You won't be hit with a blast of fragrance as soon as you open the door, but once seated, it's a soothing and calming scent.

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Where do you buy this? I found that Flipkart has it at 395 + 40 for shipping and eBay has it at 395+ 50 for shipping. Both for 80gm pack.

However, Snapdeal has it 340 with free shipping for 50ml pack. (vs grams listed in other two websites)
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Where do you buy this? I found that Flipkart has it at 395 + 40 for shipping and eBay has it at 395+ 50 for shipping. Both for 80gm pack.

However, Snapdeal has it 340 with free shipping for 50ml pack. (vs grams listed in other two websites)
This is the one I picked up. This seller on ebay is very reputed and I've purchased many products from him.
eBay - Dr Marcus Senso

There is an option on snapdeal to check if the product can be delivered to pin code location. The seller on snapdeal for this product, "Genuine Car Accessories", does not ship liquid/gel products to hyderabad. So even though the price is lower, I could not purchase from snapdeal as the seller would not ship it.

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This is the one I picked up. This seller on ebay is very reputed and I've purchased many products from him.
eBay - Dr Marcus Senso

There is an option on snapdeal to check if the product can be delivered to pin code location. The seller on snapdeal for this product, "Genuine Car Accessories", does not ship liquid/gel products to hyderabad. So even though the price is lower, I could not purchase from snapdeal as the seller would not ship it.

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Thanks. Its the same seller I was refering to in ebay. I guess he's the one selling on Flipkart too (CarStudio).

I was little confused because ebay and Flipkart listed it as 80grams where as the Snapdeal person had it as 50ml.

And you're right. The one on Snapdeal cannot be delivered to Bangalore either!

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I'm a big fan of Little Trees! Each one of the trees lasts me about 3-4 months. I spray the interiors with Meguiar's Odour Eliminator once in two weeks.

Everytime someone gets in my car, the first thing they say is how good my car smells and ask me what I use brings a big grin on my face
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My Shaldan perfume in my City is finished. I want to try something else. Kindly suggest?
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My Shaldan perfume in my City is finished. I want to try something else. Kindly suggest?
Have you tried Areon Ken Black Crystal? The fragrance is quite subtle and in my case it lasted for more than two months. I'm currently using Areon Wish (gel based) but the effectiveness is not as good as Black Crystal (jute based).

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I'm a big fan of Little Trees! Each one of the trees lasts me about 3-4 months.
Planning to try Little Trees next. According to Amazon.com reviews, Black Ice, Blackberry Clove, Vanilla, Black Forest etc. seems to be decent. Which all flavours did you try and found effective? And you purchase them online?
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I use Goodrej Aer Click (lush green fragrance) in my car. The lemony smell smells really nice and fresh every time I get in !
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Planning to try Little Trees next. According to Amazon.com reviews, Black Ice, Blackberry Clove, Vanilla, Black Forest etc. seems to be decent. Which all flavours did you try and found effective? And you purchase them online?
I was using Tropical Shores before and now Black Ice and both are good. I got about ~10 of them, all different varieties and going through one of them at a time.

Just make sure that you don't rip apart the grey plastic; read the instructions carefully and follow the instructions printed on the same. It will last a long time!
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I used Godrej Aer Gel in Dzire. Didn't find it tempting as it had a very light smell. Won't recommend it personally.
Those ambi-pur's and godrej's air vent one's are headache provoking deodorizers.

Looking forward to Myshaldan/Areon/LittleTrees! Little help on which fragrance to choose would be a help! Thanks.
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Its a lovely, soothing & rich fragrance..I also liked the 'Green Apple' fragrance of the same product. Its tangy and different !
I used Senso black and liked it very much. But this time I bought the Orange/Lemon flavor and not liking it much. Wife says it gives a rubbery smell and liked My Shaldan Lemon better.
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I have been using My Shaldan and Areon for a long time. Must say both are very good but Areon lasts longer.

Have used Godrej but dint like it also Ambi pur i have stopped using as once i accidently spilled a whole bottle in my car which lead to a strong smell for a couple of days.
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Just make sure that you don't rip apart the grey plastic; read the instructions carefully and follow the instructions printed on the same. It will last a long time!
Got my pack of 3 Little Trees (Black Ice) delivered yesterday. Followed the instructions and took out only a part of the tree and hung it on my IRVM yesterday night. Today morning when stepping into the car, I was like "damn man, that smell's so cool". I must say that the aroma is quite subtle and considering the price (~Rs.70-/piece) it's terrific VFM. Can't comment on the longevity of the same, but the sweet little thing has managed to make that good first impression.
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Guys, i bought a beautiful 2012 pre-owned Fortuner from a person who was apparently very fond ofhis car and ...... Attar (really really strong perfume).

The car smells like a perfume shop from his hideous choice in fragrances and the fact that the carpet and headliner have seemed to absorb the strange and horrible strong bouquet of horrid smelling and strong flowery nonsense.

I tried the vinegar test and also drove with coal in various parts of the car for a while to absorb the stench but its still around. Last i drove to Lonavala in this and had to travel all the way with the windows rolled down for fear of having an asthma attack being strongly allergic to overpowering smell. The wife, children and now even my dog refuses to sit in it.

Please tell me of a foolproof way of getting this smell neutered 100%.
I was thinking of a steam clean job but will it help? Im really desperate!!
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I was thinking of a steam clean job but will it help?
Did you try getting the carpets/mats cleaned with normal detergent e.g Tide/Surf ? I have found that to be very effective in getting rid of odors. But this requires a considerable amount of elbow grease.

Make a mix of the detergent and water in the usual way.
Then apply a clean rag soaked and wrung in this solution onto a patch of the carpet.
Immediately follow this up by vigorously brushing the area with a carpet cleaning brush.
Next use a second rag soaked and wrung in plain water to mop up the soapy residue from the area.
Finally wipe the area dry with a heavy towel or absorbent kitchen towel/wipes.
Move on to the next area.

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1) I test the detergent solution (especially with new brands/products) on a small inconspicuous area before attempting this on the whole car.
2) I show the ropes to a daily wage earning majdoor and ask him to do the heavy lifting on the ^^^, . It's easily a full day 8 hours of job for 2 cars. Cheaper by far than employing a professional detailer who would probably end up charging 2K for 2 cars
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