Febreze Fresh Scent Carpet & Fabric Deodorizer, 2-Count

Last updated date: August 31, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Febreze Fresh Scent Carpet & Fabric Deodorizer, 2-Count

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Febreze Febreze Fresh Scent Carpet & Fabric Deodorizer, 2-Count placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 17, 2020:
Checkout The Best Carpet Deodorizer for a detailed review of all the top carpet deodorizers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
10,130 user reviews
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From The Manufacturer

"Febreze FABRIC doesn't just mask odors, it cleans away odors from fabrics that you wish you could wash with OdorClear Technology, leaving your fabrics with a light, fresh scent. The fine mist works deep in fabrics, cleaning them of common odors such as pet smells, smoke, and body odors, helping to freshen the entire room. Perfect to use weekly on soft surfaces including furniture upholstery and rugs/carpets or simply to give your clothing a needed refresh. Add to your regular cleaning routine for whole-home freshness. With Febreze FABRIC, uplifting freshness is simply a spray away. Unstopables FABRIC freshens those fabrics you wish you could wash with scents that are bolder, stronger, and last longer and longer. Just spray Unstopables FABRIC Fresh scent for freshness that has up to 2X scent power*. Go ahead and spritz it all over your upholstery, curtains, bedding, carpets, or other hard-to-wash fabrics for a fresh-out-of-the-laundry scent that lasts and lasts. (DO NOT use on leather, suede, silk, or fabrics that may water spot.) *More perfume ingredients & longer lasting scent (vs base Febreze)"

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Overall Score: 9.1
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An Overview On Carpet Deodorizers

If you have carpet flooring in your house, you probably already realize that it can absorb odors more than other types of floorings. Even area rugs can soak up scents like cigarette smoke and food aromas. If you have pets, they can leave their smells behind in your carpet, too, especially if they occasionally have accidents.

Carpet deodorizer can help soak those scents right up, freshening the air in your home. But not all of these products are made equally. There are products that help you clean stains, but those aren’t the same as odor eliminators and fresheners. When you’re shopping for a product to take the odor out of your carpets or rugs, look, first and foremost, for one that eliminates the odor rather than merely covering it up.

You’ll find carpet deodorizers come in two varieties. Some are liquid-based, with ingredients built in that neutralize odors, while others use a powder that you sprinkle and then vacuum up. One benefit of the latter is that in addition to absorbing odors, they can also break up the elements causing them, including dirt and pet hair, making it easier for the vacuum cleaner to extract them.

While some carpet deodorizers are unscented, others have a specific scent built in. Orange is particularly popular in deodorizing products, as the citrus is known to help neutralize odors. You’ll also find many products are made from baking soda, which is well-known for its odor absorption. This will likely be a matter of personal preference.

One feature working in favor of liquid-based deodorizers is versatility. Some spray cleaners go beyond carpet, letting you also use them to spot treat items like mattresses, litterboxes and draperies. Make sure you carefully follow the directions on any product you use to ensure it’s safe for the specific type of flooring you have.

DWYM Fun Fact

Vacuum cleaners may seem harmless, but studies have shown they can be a serious irritant. Although it varies from model to model, all vacuum cleaners tested were found to release some bacteria, dust and allergens into the air while powered on. Worse, the HEPA filters that are designed to protect against this type of thing actually only slightly reduced the dust and bacteria released into the air. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are better than those without them, though, and a vacuum cleaner with a regularly-emptied canister will still remove more particles from your home than it will release back into the air.

The Carpet Deodorizer Buying Guide

  • Before you use any product to treat carpets or rugs, test a small area. If the product causes problems, you’ll only affect a spot on the carpet rather than the entire floor.
  • As useful as carpet deodorizer can be at neutralizing odors, you’ll likely find you’ll need to occasionally bring in a professional carpet cleaning service to fully treat all of the carpeting in your home.
  • The problem with treating carpet is that liquids can seep deep into the carpet’s backing layer. You can’t fully get to that layer, which means you may not realize that these liquids cause bacteria and mildew. For this reason, baking soda is a popular product for absorbing odors from carpets. Even setting an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator can help absorb odors, so you can imagine how it can extract odors from carpeting.
  • As with the original odor, your carpet deodorizer will be coming into contact with your carpet. Keep in mind that pets and small children may be moving around on that carpet and possibly even lying down on it. Look for a product that’s chemical-free and safe for use around pets and children.
  • Another consideration when choosing carpet deodorizer is how it’s made. Many pet owners look specifically for products that aren’t tested on animals, but you may also want to search for a deodorizer with ingredients that are sustainably sourced.
  • Some products last longer than others. Pay attention to how long you can expect freshening in your carpets after you apply the product. You will likely find a product that only lasts a day or two isn’t as useful as one that provides weeks of freshening power.
  • A bonus with some deodorizers is that they help prevent static electricity buildup. If you find that you and your pets deal with static discharge, especially during the winter months, this could be a welcome relief.