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Review—Whiff Out Ashtray Odor Eliminator

Review—Whiff Out Ashtray Odor Eliminator

For cigar lovers, the aroma of a lit premium is just one of the many facets that make smoking a pleasurable experience. But, the stale smells that sometimes linger in an ashtray full of cigars after a smoky night can be a bit too much, even for the most ardent enthusiast.

To help combat the problem of stale ashtray odors, Whiff Industries has developed Whiff Out, a crystalline powder that is made in the United States. Whiff Out, which the company claims is a proprietary blend, comes in a 6 oz. jar ($10) and 2 lbs. can ($30) in one classic scent that releases a powerful "clean" odor, reminiscent of laundry detergent.

Whiff Out is simple to use. You sprinkle a small amount in the bottom of your ashtray (a little goes a long way) and then proceed to smoke. As you puff, Whiff Out works to absorb, neutralize and eliminate any stale ashtray odors from your cigar ash. But does it actually perform as intended?

When tested by Cigar Aficionado, we actually found that Whiff Out works better when you sprinkle some of the powder into the ashtray towards the end of your cigar session. The laundry detergent odor from Whiff Out, as mentioned above, is potent, and so it has a tendency to combine with the pleasant aroma of the lit cigar, negatively affecting the overall olfactory experience. Waiting until the end of the cigar, though, lessens the chance of the odors from Whiff Out mixing with the lit cigar.

We believe Whiff Out is better intended for heavy smoking sessions when multiple cigars are lit, such as poker night or in a retail cigar shop.

For now, Whiff Out comes in only one scent, but owner Michael Howard says he is working on adding others. It's available at J.R. Cigars, Cigars International, Famous Smoke Shop, Nat Sherman, Barclay Rex and other retail shops across the country.

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