Vamoose! Tobacco Odor Eliminator Review

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.

Vamoose! is available from the manufacturer in 16oz and 32oz spray bottles as well as one gallon jugs.
MSRP: $17.99 for 16 ounces, $32.99 for 32 ounces, and $69 for one gallon
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)

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10 replies

  1. Is “Avoid spraying directly onto teenagers” part of the warning label? :-)

    I wonder how this would compare against Febreeze?

    Thankfully I have 5 years before mine become teenagers!

  2. If she were mine I would make her undress and shower the moment she stepped in the door and then wash her clothes. Come to think of it grounding, no TV, no phone no nothing until she quits. The “patch” works wonders.

  3. One of my friends smoke, we all bag him out any time he takes the packet out of his pocket.

  4. @Wayne: It didn’t say I COULD spray it on her, just listed some approved surfaces (none of which was “teenage girl.”) :)

    @markntravis: I am currently trying guilt and shame (which recently worked to get rid of the idiot boyfriend), but I may move up to total lock down if that fails. :)

    @Mitchell: Reverse peer pressure! I love it!

  5. Aura Mae, I wanted to ask if this got rid of pet odors, too? :-) I forgot to ask if you had any.

  6. @Judie: Do I have pets? Ha! I have two of the laziest Great Danes in existence. Texas and Georgia lead very lush lives which includes sleeping on a double futon. I use Febreeze regularly on their bedding (in fact I did so this AM right before I read your comment.) I will try the Vamoose and let you know the results.

  7. Oh, now I want to see pictures! I have always loved Great Danes, and yours have fab names, btw. 😀

  8. I tried the product on a dirty dog blanket and I have to say that it was not successful at removing that odor. It must work specifically on tobacco.


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