Citrus Magic is a new non-aerosol air freshener made from 100 percent natural citrus oils and extracts. The makers say Citrus Magic's tropical citrus blend eliminates odors rather than masking them with perfumes. "After the unwanted odor disappears, the smell of freshly squeezed citrus fruit remains." The 3.5 fluid ounce pump bottle sells for $4.73.
Don Russell (married, five children at home, ages 14-4): "Citrus Magic is a room freshener that does its job and is fun to use. It's appealing to note that the ingredients are simply a combination of citrus oils. The only negative thing I can say is that I probably wouldn't be too tempted to buy this product at even half of its shelf price. It's just too expensive for our needs."Edyth Jensen (married, three children at home): "We do enjoy the scent of this air freshener. It is a simple citrus scent and does help freshen up the rooms. My son came in the other day and wanted to know where the oranges were.
"It is rather expensive, so we won't be using it very often."
Nihla Lake (married, two children at home): "We picked our raunchiest, smelliest garbage can and sprayed it with Citrus Magic. It worked so well you could carry your lunch in the can! My son just purchased a van from smokers and he tried Citrus Magic and said it seemed to help with the tobacco odor. My other son said, `This stuff's great, Dad.' The price is a bit much, but if a little bit goes a long ways like it seems to, it's worth it."
Linda C. Tingey (single mother, four teenage boys at home): "I'll definitely buy this again. This lasts longer regular aerosol sprays. Because it's potent, you use less. I love the citrus smell, and it lingers. It's such a clean, refreshing fragrance, I was so impressed I hid it from my teenage boys so they wouldn't take it to their rooms. I wanted it just for my use."
Rich Firmage (married, three children, oldest 8 years old): "This stuff is great. One little squirt and the whole room smells like oranges, lemons and limes. It is a nice smell, not a sweet smell. We deep-fat fried one night and the house smelled like it. A couple of squirts around and the odor was gone. I do believe we will have this in our house for a long time time to come."
Bill Allred (single): "This air freshener works OK, I guess. I'm not one to purchase such things. If the air needs freshening, I open a window. Occasionally I burn some incense. Incense is relatively inexpensive, so this product seemed to be relatively pricy at $4.73 a bottle."
Conclusion: Can you really make pet, cooking, household and garbage odors disappear? Like magic - Citrus Magic, that is. Most of our testers thought that Citrus Magic lasts longer than regular sprays and works well enough to justify the cost.