Feu Orange king of air freshners?

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Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jun 2015, 20:02

Well don't ask me how i got there, I don't know but this post on "Retro Rides" did bring back some memories for me
Does anyone know what happened to the original Feu Orange air fresheners? You know, the ones on a goldy looking chain that you stick a pin into. I want my car to smell like my Dads Cortina did in 1976. I want an air freshener that is so strong I need to open the window. I want to get in the car and be reminded of drinking too much fizzy orange pop and throwing up on the way to flamingoland as a kid. Anyway, rant over. Does anybody know where I can buy an old one, or better still a box of them as the new ones are crap!

The conclusion many arrived at is that the truly original Feu Orange, would be far too dangerous to produce in the more enlightened times we are living in now and couldn't possibly be supplied with a pin, and potential seepage of the highly concentrated liquid essence stripping paint from Volkswagen dashboards.

So here's the original.

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Any memories provoked French Car forumers and what is your fragrance of choice and method of dispensation now :!:

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jun 2015, 20:14

.....these offerings from Turtle Wax were surely not in the same league

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jun 2015, 20:39

Now here is an Original Feu Orange in situ in a 1984 Triumph Acclaim. You can only sit back and admire the brown plastic!

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One problem if you do happen to buy what is an increasingly rare original now....the liquid may have turned to gel given the passage of time.

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Post by myglaren » 24 Jun 2015, 21:03

NewcastleFalcon wrote:.....these offerings from Turtle Wax were surely not in the same league

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Would you really want your car to smell of turtles?

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jun 2015, 21:42

The magic tree, has been going ever since Canadian-born chemist Julius Sämann invented the Little Trees air freshener in 1952 in a small city called Watertown in Northern New York State, when a milk truck driver complained to him about the smell of spilled milk.

Interesting in its 60 odd fragrances, orange isn't one of them!

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jun 2015, 22:02

Smell of bacon cooking....nice....Wonder if there is a fermented baltic herring air freshner for the Swedish market!

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2015, 06:34

Anyone remember the Audi Coupe GT5 S? Classic under £10,000?.........only if it has a feu orange dangling from the rear view mirror :)

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Post by addo » 25 Jun 2015, 08:13

The sour herring air freshener would be an awesome prank.

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Post by myglaren » 25 Jun 2015, 17:24

addo wrote:The sour herring air freshener would be an awesome prank.
Happens a lot in Sweden :twisted:

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2015, 19:58

Not exactly air freshners, more the type of thing for a more masculine candlelit bath :)

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by bobins » 25 Jun 2015, 20:51

addo wrote:The sour herring air freshener would be an awesome prank.
I once hid a whole ripe Brie under the dashboard of someone's Transit over a long hot Bank holiday weekend. This was about 20 years ago - if you could track down the Transit now, it'd probably still smell of cheese :-D

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Post by Stickyfinger » 25 Jun 2015, 21:42

Grommit bought it :)

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Jun 2015, 06:28

Comprehensive instructions

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Re: Feu Orange king of air freshners?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Jun 2015, 00:26

Bit of old school advertising with a hot air balloon

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