@unksol I see. I wrote that poorly. Cooking things is the solution. The problematic smell is just some random musty apartment odor that I probably can’t detect in the first place, according to the writeup.
really the only thing that causes our apartment to get smelly is if i cook something that lingers - an all day braise or some kind of meat seared hard on the stovetop. (no stove vent or fan etc, low ceilings, and carpet in the kitchen means it happens sometimes, but dinner is usually worth it.) i keep the doors to the bedroom and bathroom shut, but for the kitchen and living room i will febreze before bed - the tide fabric refresher, not the aerosol stuff. also if it’s not the dead of winter i will of course open windows and/or set the window a/c fan to vent.
i do also have diffusers in the bedroom and living room, as well as a wax melter i use daily, and i have some handmade incense i burn once in a great while, but those are just for fun basically. they don’t get rid of foul smells, and masking one scent with another is usually pretty