I really hate the smell of cigarettes

May 22, 2008

This is a copy of a review I did for Gear Diary.


I was twittering one night and Judie mentioned that she had this product to test. Only problem is that the product claims to remove cigarette and tobacco odors and she doesn’t know any smokers.

Lucky girl.

Much to my eternal shame, I told her that my beautiful, intelligent teenage daughter has decided she is a smoker. The really great part is that the wretched child thought it was a secret even though everything she owned absolutely reeked of cigarette odors.

At first she tried to tell me it was from hanging around friends that smoked. She thinks I am stupid. (I hear that is a common teenage malady.)

So one day I tell her, “If you think that your smoking is a secret, you are mistaken.”

Foolish me. Now that the cat is out of the bag, she no longer makes any attempt to hide it!

Every time I walk into her room and it smells (even though she never smokes in the house) I get angrier. I don’t smoke. My husband doesn’t smoke. Why should I be made to suffer with a house that smells of smoke?

Vamoose! to the rescue!

The label says it contains a revolutionary new product called Novexium® and that it permanently removes cigarette and tobacco odors.

I sprayed it on everything she owns. (I thought about spraying it on her, but the label also says it is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling and I am nothing if not a rule-follower. Hence the not smoking!)

The label also warned of an initial “odd” odor. Boy howdy, they aren’t kidding. But it passes very quickly and when it dries, the odor is gone. Really gone. I used it a week ago and I really do believe that the old odors are still gone.

I have sprayed newly polluted items as they appear and I am very satisfied with the results. The 16 ounce bottle still feels full, so I know it doesn’t take much to do the job.

Now, I no longer get irritated the second I open her bedroom door. (Now it takes until she opens her mouth and says something snippy.)

Ah, teenagers. My mother told me God makes them awful so you don’t mind when they move out.

What I liked: even my sensitive nose couldn’t smell the smoke after use.

What I didn’t like: the “odd” odor upon initial use (but it really did go away quickly)


3 Responses to “I really hate the smell of cigarettes”

  1. Mack Says:

    Haha such a standard line from a non-smoker. Here’s the wierd thing: I smoke and still don’t like the smell… But cigarettes are goooood

  2. Jeff Says:

    Doesn’t it bother you that the cigarette companies have you so solidly by the short hairs?

    That’s when I quit smoking – when I decided “I’m going to be in control; not them.”

    So – does this stuff really work; or do you own the company?

  3. Aura Mae Says:

    I am just a lowly product tester. Vamoose worked as advertised.

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