The other day I was laying on my couch and I randomly announced to my boyfriend that “The couch smells like butt.” Instead of him being shocked or surprised by my sudden declaration, he agreed and said it was a major problem.

I knew dogs could be smelly, but even after almost three years of living with Luna, I still can’t quite comprehend just how smelly one dog could be.

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Luna with our new Febreze Air Purifier

Luna is allowed pretty much everywhere in our home including on the furniture, so that means dog hair and dog smell are also everywhere. I don’t like to really highlight this to my house guests, but one of Luna’s favorite places to sit is on top of the couch pillows. That’s right. There is more than just a bit of dog butt on those pillows.

Typically I tackled these less pleasant smells with a bit of Febreze™ Fabric Refresher, which got the job done for sure. But, I never really thought about how much dirt and pet dander was left lingering in the air.

I did, however, realize that there were other bad smells floating around in the air.

Luna investigates our new Febreze Air Purifier

Dog smells are definitely not pleasant, but the absolute worst part about living in an apartment is dealing with the smells and noise coming from all the upstairs, downstairs, and next door neighbors. You have no control over it, so you just have to deal with the consequences.

The two biggest culprits in my apartment building are cigarette smoke and food smells. Our apartment is a garden style walk up, which means all the apartment doors are technically outside. This definitely helps diffuse the food smells from other apartments, but some still manage to leak in.

Residents are also allowed to smoke on their balcony and our downstairs neighbors do it all the time. Since smoke rises, it always finds its way up through the air vents and gets into our apartment. I really hate the smell of smoke, but I’m also worried about the health issues associated with all the second hand smoke.

The new table top Febreze Air Purifier

In the past, I have tried to hide the smells by lighting candles, but I know that isn’t the best solution. The candles can add more toxic materials to the air and they aren’t safe to leave unattended, especially if you have pets. And, candles just mask smells, so as soon as you blow them out you go right back to the stink you were trying to avoid.

There are always surprises living in an apartment too. The worst experience I’ve had so far was when our maintenance department decided to paint another apartment in the dead of winter. Cold weather means paint will take FOREVER to dry. I came home to my apartment full of paint fumes. I was so stressed out and worried about Luna and my health!

Febreze Logo

That’s why I have decided to try out an air purifier for odor reduction and am thrilled to put the new Febreze™ Air Purifier to the test. This new product is a HEPA-Type air purifier which helps with household odor reduction. The filter also helps grab pollutants out of the air and acts as a household dust reducer. The Febreze Air Purifier also features a scent cartridge which helps freshen up a stinky space.

What is the Febreze Air Purifier?

The new table top Febreze Air Purifier

  • It features a HEPA-Type filter, which removes up to 99% of air pollutants and can last up to 30 days.
  • The filter is paired with a scent cartridge in either linen & sky™ or spring & renewal™. Replacement scent cartridges and filters are available for purchase.
  • The new Febreze Air Purifier is available in Tabletop, Mini Tower, and Tower size models. They are perfect for dorm rooms, bedrooms, offices, living rooms or anywhere dust and/or odors make the space feel less than fresh and clean.
  • It has 3 air-cleaning levels and a freshness scent control dial, making it completely customizable to the user’s preference.
  • Automatic filter and scent replacement reminders help your remember to change them and keep things fresh!
  • Plus, it is ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Don’t forget to check out our review of the Febreze Air Purifier too!

What smells do you battle in your household?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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