Way back in 2015 I got to sample some of the original Whiff Out Crystalline Ashtray Deodorizer and write a little review on it. Here we are in 2021 and now they have several new products on the market to fit a variety of personal tastes when it comes to clearing the air of smoke odor.
Whiff Industries still offers their original formula Crystalline Ashtray Deodorizer in the “Classic” scent but now also comes in “Vintage” (notes of cedar and vanilla) and “Rustic” (notes of cedar). This stuff is still my go to product for my ashtrays, especially my car however, since they have released a reed diffuser, wax melts and a spray I had to test them out.
I started with the Reed Diffuser since I see these things in nearly every bathroom I’ve ever been in and wondered how it would work in a larger smoke room. It comes in the same three scents, “Classic”, “Vintage” and “Rustic”, I went with the “Rustic”. I cracked it open, chucked the reeds in there and put it in my smoke room which is a 20′ x 15′ room and left it there for a day. When I came back the next morning for my breakfast cigar I was surprised that something that seemed so small could fill the room with a pleasant smell. I smoked my cigar then left, when I came back the following morning the diffuser had done its job clearing the room of all but a faint cigar smell. This was the case for the couple of weeks I tested it.
After the diffuser I moved on to the Odor Eliminating Wax Melts which comes in the same three scents as the crystals and diffuser so again I chose the cedar scent. Now these guys really do the job. After smoking my morning smoke, I let the wax melt and kept it going for about 20 minutes then left for the day. (Turning off the wax melter obviously.) When I returned the next morning the room smelled clean and fresh to the point that even the missus said it smelled good. Each pack has 6 cubes in it and can be re-melted up to 3 times and still get rid of cigar odor, you can use it more but it won’t eliminate the cigar smell just give the room a light scent.
Next it was on to the tough one…my car. I smoke in my car and I mean I smoke a lot in my car, to the point that only other cigar smokers will get in it. Now I don’t mean I’m a dirty person I keep my car clean but I live in south Florida so it’s hot all the time. Combine 90+ degree temperatures along with cigar odor and it’s a recipe for some serious smell. For this I decided to hit it with a combo of the crystals and spray. I started with adding the crystals to my car ashtray and then took off for a trip to Miami (about an 1 & 1/2 hour drive) and had two cigars on the way. Since I was on the freeway having all the windows down was not an option I could only keep one down about half way. When I arrived at my location I hit the car up with the Spray Deodorizer I sprayed a bit on my clothes* then closed up the car and headed into a meeting. 3 hours later I returned and was really impressed at how well these products worked together, the smell of cigars was practically eliminated. I’ve been doing this ever since then and my car smells great.
If you are looking for a solution to odors from your cigar lifestyle, Whiff Out is the way forward. All of their products work great however I personally am partial to the wax melts for the home or smoke room and the crystal/spray combo for the vehicle. All of it is available through there website, Amazon and a variety of B/M retailers so run out and grab some and keep your stuff smelling great.
- Whiff Out 6 oz jar ashtray crystals $13.00 (all scents)
- Whiff Out Reed Diffuser $17.00 (all scents)
- Whiff Out Wax Melts $15.00 (all scents)
- Whiff Out Spray $12.00 (all scents)
*In the manufactures list of uses for the spray it is not directly stated to apply to clothes you are wearing but I figured what the hell I’d try it.