Poo-Pourri vs. VIPoo vs. Unicorn Gold | Best Before You Go Poop Sprays

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“Before you go” poop sprays like Poo-Pourri,  VIPoo or Unicorn Goldcan can help prevent or mask poopy odors.

Let’s face it, sometimes you just can’t avoid the stank of going no. 2. While there are some options you can take to lessen the smell such as air freshener products like Lysol, the fact of the matter is that bathroom air fresheners don’t eliminate the odor, they only mask it.

Think of them as scent covering sprays. This leaves you with a bathroom that has this musky thick odor that is more suffocating than refreshing.

This is where a new generation of air fresheners comes into play. They are not technically air fresheners though. These sprays are used inside the toilet bowl, some versions need you to pour a couple of drops before answering nature’s call.

Rather than covering the smell, these products go for the source and eliminate the smell from there.

If you have a “stink” problem or if you will be hosting a party at home and need a guarantee that the bathroom stays fresh throughout, you might want to take a look at these ‘Before-You-Go’ sprays. There are 3 major brands that are competing in the ‘before you poop spray’ market and we will be taking a look at each one to find out which takes the proverbial throne when it comes to keeping your toilet smelling fresh.

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Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray Review

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray 4 oz Bottle, Original Citrus Scent

One of the most popular toilet sprays in the market today, the Pou-Pourri Toilet Spray uses a patented concentrated formula consisting of various odor-eliminating elements as well as various essential oils to do the job.

This product underwent a thorough trial and error phase that lasted for 9 months until the developer, Suzy Batiz, figured the best combination to deliver the best scent-eliminating results.

Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray comes in different bottle sizes (1.4 oz, 2 oz, 4 ml, 4 oz, 8 oz, 10 ml, and 16 oz). It also has a pretty reasonable price tag with the largest bottle (16 oz). 

With a highly effective marketing team behind it, the Pou-Pourri product quickly became a popular solution for those who have to contend with an unpleasant-smelling bathroom. The product is simple to use as you only need to spray it 4 to 6 times inside the toilet before going about your business.

Pou-Pourri also prides itself on being environment-friendly. Production of this spray does not include the use of aerosol, parabens, or any other chemicals that can harm the environment. The formula is also tested and proven to be perfectly safe on your home’s wastewater system.

When it comes to customer feedback, Poo-Pourri has already made a solid reputation amongst consumers. The product has also sold over 4 million bottles and is steadily rising. Overall, Poo-Pourri is a reliable choice for those looking for help when it comes to eliminating bad odor after using the toilet.


  • Effectively eliminates odors.
  • Environment-friendly.


  • Quite expensive.

What’s the best Poo Pourri Scent?

It’s a question I’ve been asked many times by readers. While it’s obviously a question of personal choice, my favorite scent is the Lavender Vanilla . If you like a simple, clean-smelling (and maybe less feminine scent for men) I’d go with the Original Citrus Scent.

Air Wick V.I.P. Pre-Poop Spray Review

Air Wick V.I.P. Pre-Poop Spray, Lavender Superstar, 1.85oz

With the success of Poo-Pourri in the market of toilet air fresheners, it is only natural to expect competition to arise. One of the biggest competitions in this market has to be the Air Wick V.I.P. Pre-Poop Spray.

The competition between the two is so ‘neck and neck’ that there have been some controversies that arose. But let us not delve into the messier side of things and just look at what the V.I.P. Pre-Poop Spray Toilet Spray has to offer, shall we?

Again, using this product is simple and easy. Just remember to spray it inside the toilet bowl 3 to 5 times and then do your business. Air Wick V.I. Poo is available in 1.85 oz bottles and comes in three variations: Fresh Model, Fruity Pin-Up, and Lavender Superstar. Personally, I prefer the Lavender Superstar scent as it smells quite mild and fresh.

Each bottle is marketed as delivering up to 100 sprays and is significantly more affordable than its competition. It uses a patented and tested formula that utilizes natural essential oils to help eliminate bad odors. I did find that you need to let the formula set in before doing your business. Using the spray and immediately using the bathroom afterward may cause some unpleasant lingering smell to creep in.


  • Affordable price tag.
  • 100 sprays per bottle.


  • A slight unpleasant smell can still remain.

Squatty Potty Unicorn Gold Toilet Spray Review

4 FL OZ. Squatty Potty Unicorn Gold Toilet Spray, Citrus Squeeze

One of the originals in this market, the Squatty Potty Unicorn Gold is a tried and tested ‘before-you-go toilet spray that delivers what it promises. It also contains tiny colloidal gold flakes which are more of an aesthetic feature. Each bottle contains 4 oz. of the formula and it comes in 5 different scents.

As always, you apply this product by simply spraying it directly inside the toilet bowl. It works similarly to the two previous products we reviewed in that it forms a coating that keeps the stink inside the toilet bowl below the surface of the water.

One bottle of Unicorn Gold contains 4 oz. of the formula and can last up to 200 uses, coupled that with the affordable price plus reliable results and you have yourself a pretty good deal here. As for its contents, Unicorn Gold uses natural essential oils so you don’t need to worry about damaging the environment when using this product. It is also safe to use on wastewater systems as well. Plus, it has a hilarious commercial that should be seen by everyone.


  • Mild and fresh scent. Not overpowering at all.
  • The formula dissipates in the toilet water extremely quickly.
  • Affordable price tag.


  • Some of the scent choices leave a rather peculiar smell in the toilet. Smells that you won’t normally attribute to toilets. I would stick with the Citrus Squeeze

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Poo-Pourri vs. VIPoo vs. Unicorn Gold, who wins? At the end of the day, it all goes down between Poo-Pourri and Unicorn Gold. Both offer impressive odor-eliminating capability. Pou-Pourri definitely leaves a lasting fresh scent while Unicorn Gold dissolves into the toilet water quickly.

Personally, I’ll give the big ‘W’ to Unicorn Gold due to its combination of reliability and price. It manages to eliminate odors completely from your toilet and even gives the toilet water a glistening appearance thanks to the colloidal gold flakes contained in each bottle.