(thanks to my dear friend Janna)
1/2 C vinegar
1/2 C water
1/4 C fabric softener
Just mix all of the ingredients together and pour into your spray bottle using a funnel to prevent spilling. Shake the bottle to mix ingredient each time before you start spraying.
If you are re-filling an empty Febreze bottle, you will want to triple the above recipe to make enough to fill it.
Choose a fabric softener scent that you enjoy (or a free and clear softener if you do not prefer scents) and that will be the scent you be left with after the vinegar evaporates. The smell of vinegar will disappear after it evaporates, but you will have already received the benefits of the antibacterial properties of vinegar before this happens.
I thought it worked well to freshen the air and furniture in my home quickly without a heavy scent or a cost I did not want to incur. If someone if a smoker and tries out this recipe, maybe you would be willing to share your thoughts on how it worked in your home compared with the leading fabric refresher in stores.