Hello Neighbor: Vanilla Nut

February 1st, 2007 by Tim

Hello Neighbor: Vanilla

Back in college, I lived in a dorm and had a tough time smoking in my room without everyone on my floor catching wind. I’d try different things like standing near my window or taking a laundry sheet, stuffing in a toilet paper roll and exhaling out of that. Too bad none of those tricks worked. So every time I wanted to smoke, I’d have to go to the car and hotbox or leave school grounds (which was a bitch.)

theFreshScent Product Recap
Category Products > Other
Company Hello Neighbor
Made In N/A
Pros Tastes decent
Cons Doesn’t work well
Price $7.00
tFS Rating 2.5/10

Several years later, I discovered the Hello Neighbor Smoke & Odor Neutralizer and initially was kind of pissed that I didn’t know about it sooner. Their tagline “A Breath of Fresh Air” gives an impression that the product doesn’t suck. The blow-thru device itself is a 100% non-toxic, personal air freshener and comes in many different flavors. The one we’re testing out today is Vanilla Nut.

This chapstick-sized device has a pink tip on its end. In standard conditions, the Hello Neighbor works decently. It dissipates the strong scents of tobacco and marijuana as you exhale but doesn’t get rid of the odors completely. At first, the vanilla nut smell is there but it fades very quickly and is non-existent for the majority of the odor neutralizer’s life.

I think it’s funny that a product like this even exists when there’s not one, but two sources of smoke and odor that need to be successfully removed. Sure, its aim is the smoke you exhale, but what about the smoke rising from your blunt or cherry in the bowl? This basically defeats any purpose the Hello Neighbor serves in the first place.

Overall, this product is pointless, whatever you’re smoking will give off a scent or smell. If you really need to be that low key, just go for a walk and take some of the stress out from smoking. Just don’t count on this thing to be stealthy.


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    Dave Says:

    Interesting site, found it just now looking up reviews for the Hello Neighbor.
    I’m thinking it may come in handy with one hitters. I’ve order a few HNs and am going to the head shop tomorrow for a really tiny bowl or a bat. I’m hoping if I can inhale most of the smoke, hold it long enough, and then blow out one of these things it just might work. Of course, this may become tedious if stuck with really shitty weed.

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    rastavibe Says:

    It does work with the one-hit method. Perfect for a bong or dugout.

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    dr420247 Says:

    Of course it is designed around a one hitter. It is a personal air freshner. Just take a one hit (reasonable size , you are trying to br stealth) and exhale through your neighbor. True the scent does disapate, but the neutral agent keeps working. It has saved my a people’s asses from getting caught. At $5.99 its a low price to pay for an “insurance policy ” when you need protection. Works great on vacations!!!

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    Tyler Says:

    Hey if this thing really neutralizes the odor well then it will work, all you have to do is smoke out of a vaporizer or vaporizing pipe. With these devices there is no rising smoke and the smell is much lighter to begin with. Vapo + hello neighbor deodorizer = incognito. haha and burn candles to be sure.

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    Jason Says:

    While I can agree that the fruity smell does dissapate after a couple uses, I do find that his product is in fact- THE BOMB.

    I love it , I use my bong with it I smoke next to my rooms small HEPA air filter. This filters ANY smells i make in the 20~ish seconds it takes me to toke and exhale through the Hello Neihbor!! BUY IT you will love it (if you are the type that needs it).

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