Monday, 17 November 2014

Brabantia’s Perfume Your Bin Review



Now many of you may thinks me a little strange, but when Brabantia asked if I would like to review the new 'Perfume Your Bin' range, I was a bit excited.

The reason being, I reviewed a Retro  Union Jack  Brabantia here bin back in 2012. Before this I believed a bin was a bin, was a bin. Some looked pretty, serve a purpose, pain in the butt to empty, but a necessary household receptacle. 

Then I received a Brabantia. Over two and a half years it has been a sometime talking piece. Friends have often commented on how cool it looks. Its as good as new two and a half years on, easy opening, not too bad to empty, however being a large bin, with large bags it has still needed emptying as rubbish does smell, more often in summer, as obviously they get a bit whiffy! 

Now Brabantia have a new  smart solution to hide unpleasant smells in kitchen and bathroom bins.  I was sent the latest  Mineral FlatBack+ Bin to trial the new bin perfume system.  Bin deodorising powders do not really work so I was looking forward to trialling this.

Firstly with the previous bin, I could see no real room for improvement, but Brabantia could.


After I drooled over the  bang up to  date Mint colour, I noticed the flat back, enabling space saving, before it arrived I imagined it would hold less, but the space is exactly the same. 


The bin has a soft handle on the back, great to be able to carry it or move it easily. The bin liner has a handle each side, this is such a joy, as its easy to remove the bin easily and great for my back if Chris or Conor are not about to do it. The liners fit perfectly, neatly tucking in to the case and no grotty overhang of unsightly plastic. The bin liners for those who already use, just never tear, so you can fill the bin to the maximum.

The silent close is a a boon for us having an open plan downstairs, no clanging bin lid. The lid stops short of any wall clanging too. Pedal to open when hands are full, but you can still manually open it into position for emptying. 

All this and its fingerprint resistant! Oh and a 'No Nonsense' 10 year guarantee.


On to the ‘Perfume Your Bin’ it is a clever holder that the discs easily fit into. The holder is attached to the lid of the bin and needs to be clean, dry and a good 24 hours to ensure a good contact, I found this easy to do. It fits to any of the bins and costs £4.25 for the starter set, so you do not need to upgrade your bin.



These have a clever membrane technology delivering  four to six weeks of freshness in two scents Flower and Pine. These both are light fragrances.



The refill capsules are quick and easy to fit,  as you can see from my pictures, I just popped the disc in and closed the rim. 
Now using it, the nice thing is not an overpowering fragrance for the room, but the bin is fresher and it certainly masks odours. 
I will definitely use £3.45 and lasting up to six weeks makes them a little over 60p a time. 
Yes I definitely have bin love.  Thank you Brabantia, you clever people!

Find out more at
http://www.brabantia.com/uk/

I received the bin and perfume starter packs in order to carry out the review. 

24 comments:

  1. sounds great, our dog regularly raids the bin if he smells something he likes, perhaps this would help

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    1. It may put him off as the pine disc is quite hygienic smelling, maybe another use for the 'Perfume My Bin' range!

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  2. I also have a Brabantia bin - wouldn't change it for anything but one of these new ones, lol!!

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    1. Haha I said I would not change mine, the 10 year guarantee is enough to keep me using one and then they mike a better one and I have cruelly cast aside my other bin!1

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  3. I must say the bin looks very stylish, I think ours fill up too fast in a big house to worry about smells developing but the bin itself is actually attractive and I never thought I'ds say that about a bin! Popping by from Tried & Tested

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    1. Haha it is a strange thing to be discussing, I actually asked my friends was it weird to have bin love, I was told yes!!! :( ;) Hey but I am weird so that was expected and I do love my new bin.

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  4. I absolutely love this review! The bin looks amazing and the fact the perfume pack disguises all those bin smells is just genius! #triedtested

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  5. I love the look of this! We need a new bin and have been drooling over Brabantia - how my life has changed, never thought I would get excited by a bin lol. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  6. They do look like lovely bins (the colours are great), and anything that helps to avoid bin stink must be a good thing.

    #Tried/Tested

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  7. I love these bins, the colours are perfect for my kitchen. The scent capsules are a great idea x #Tridtested

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  8. Ohh I do like the look of that bin....What a clever idea! They are really pretty colours x

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  9. That's a great idea. Bins aren't usually the most attractive items are they, but this one looks lovely with its pastel shades.

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  10. I'm going to have to tell my husband about this. The other day he was literally shocked that he couldn't find anything to deodorise a bin (I mean, genuinely outraged!) and he'd looked everywhere. We've got a Simple Human bin because I was banned from getting a Brabantia by said (mean) husband.

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    #triedtested

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  11. This sounds amazing! It would be fab for bathroom bins too, or for the bin in my stinky teenagers room!

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  12. Great review. I really like the sound of this

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  13. Fantastic idea and a great review...

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  14. I definitely need to perfume my bin, it stinks!!

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  15. OMG I'd be excited about this too! How did I not know this existed?! Thanks for sharing :) x x

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  16. oh what a cleaver yet effective idea

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  17. A great idea, the bin area does get a bit pongy.

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  18. Sounds a great idea!

    Ashleigh

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  19. I love Brabantia. I have two food warmers from them which are now about 15 years old. Everyone admires them when they see them for the first time and they still look like new. Brabantia's quality is superb.

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  20. You can't beat Brabantia. They last and look new for ages.

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