“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
One of the chores I love to do is my washing! Yep sad I know but I do love popping my new washing machine on when its full and then drying it and getting stuck into my ironing of an evening!
This fabric softener I bought in Asda costing me only £1.00 for a 735ml sized bottle of the stuff which I was pleased with as I usually do pay out a lot more for a similar size as I love Lenor but trying to cut costs a little (and after taking a whiff of this instore prior to purchase) I bought it!
The bottle this comes in is see through and plastic and with a lilac plastic lid/cap to the top of t. On the front of it there is a floral picture shown and we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Moonflower & Ylang Fabric Softener 'Fragrance burst on the move' and that the size I purchased it in is meant to provide us with 21 washes. Other information on the bottle includes being told a bit about the product and directions for use are given as is the size stated, ingredients and contact details for Asda. Nice enough and informative packaging this is that doesn't look cheap and/or nasty and I do like the way that under the labeling the bottle is ridged for ease of handling.
The Fabric Softener Itself:
Well the liquid is a lilac in colour and rather runny and to use this you simply follow the very easy to understand instructions for use that are given on the back of the bottle. For a normal load of washing we are shown via diagram (and the amount is given in mls too) one capful is needed, for large loads or extra freshness one and half(ish) capfuls is shown and this is also suitable for handwashing of which we are guided to use about half a cap of the stuff.
Scent wise this is a really nice blended floral scent with a nice sweetness to it. That sweetness isn't sickly, harsh or in your face in any way at all and in my opinion although this is a soft floral scent, once used and fragrancing clothes this is nice for all the family including him!
I find a capful in a normal load to be more than enough. It makes my kitchen smell wonderful, clean and fresh and when I take my washing out it smells equally as nice! I then allow my washing to dry naturally or usually pop it in my new tumble drier and I find after using this that fabrics feel smooth, unsoapy and smell great for at least a week after washing them.
Another benefit I feel after using this is how nice my clothes, bedding and towels feel against my skin and that fabrics really do feel easier to iron and all in all I really do like this fabric softener, however with the scent only lingering on fabrics for around a week I do find that is less than my favoured Lenor brand however this is significantly cheaper and for that reason I don't mind that too much!
Very nice stuff, does the job in hand well and is economical so well done Asda!
I admit it is normally brand named Fabric Softeners that I buy just because I like the scent of them a bit more. Since I tend to stock up on brand named Softeners when they are on offer for £1, then the price of the Supermarket brand and the brand name are much the same, so it makes sense to buy brand, but always on the lookout for a new and different scent I have been trying Supermarket ones a bit more. Also they have been on an ok offer recently, so I knew if I wasn't overly keen on them then it wasn't the hugest loss.
This comes in a 750ml bottle and costs 98p, but Asda had a 2 for £1.50 offer on the range. There is a few different ones in the range from unscented to some nice scented ones.
The bottle looks like the picture. Quite a flat bottle but this makes it look a larger bottle I guess. The plastic is clear so you can see the light purple liquid through the bottle and see how much is left. As with all Fabric Softeners you measure the dose out in the cap.
This is a concentrated Fabric Softener so a little Capful does a full Load of Washing. This will give approx 21 washes based on a full capful for a full load or if you want some extra Softness in your Wash.
This has quite a strong scent but isn't quite as strong as a brand named one I feel. The strenght of it isn't bad, but after my clothes are washed and dried then although I can still smell this on my clothes I can't smell it in the same way that I smell Lenor for example.
So how is the scent of this? It is nice. Wasn't sure what the scent on Moonflower is, but since I thought of Ylang Ylang then I imagined that this would be a more heavier scent. It smells a little bit of a kind of Oriental type of scent, but this smells a bit like Orchids as well in my eyes, The scent is nice and there is a touch of lighter and freshness to this.
I could see myself keeing using this as it is a nice smell and a little bit cheaper than the brand named version. Worth a try if you haven't tried this range before.
I have been looking at reducing my shopping bill so I have been looking at lower priced items especially my cleaning products and I noticed that Asda fabric conditioner was on offer for only 50P, its usually reasonable priced at £1.00 so I thought that I would give it a try as it was nearly £2.00 cheaper than my usual brand.
The fabric softener is available in a few different scents and this one is Moonflower and Ylang and I am obviously a marketing persons dream as I bought it on the name alone and of course it was a lovely lavender colour which always helps!
When I opened the bottle when I got home and had a sniff as you do I was really pleased with the scent, now I should say that I don't actually know what moonflower and Ylang smell like so I can not say how authentic the scent is, What I can say is that it's a very fresh scent with what I would describe as a fresh cotton with a slight musk scent and it was very natural and not a processed scent.
I used the recommended dose for my load size and it has a helpful guide on the back showing you what to use and states that using the fabric softener for standard washes will give you 21 washes which for the price was great.
the fabric softener has a good consistency and while yes it is perhaps slightly thinner than an expensive brand it was still quite thick and creamy.
When I poured the softener into the machine the scent really did fill the room and I could smell it the whole time the washing was on.
When I took the washing out of the machine I was pleased that the washing still had the scent on the washing and the towels smelled fabulous, really fresh and clean. I was slightly disappointed with actual softness of the clothes however and I did notice that the clothes were more creased than usual but decided to wait until they were dry before deciding if it was a good buy or not because with 5 of us in the house I am willing to pay a little more for less ironing!
When I had the tumble dryer on I was pleased that the scent of the washing was still quite strong although not overpowering and was hopeful that I would have fresh, crease free clothes when I took them out.
After the dryer had stopped I took the washing out and the clothes had less creases than earlier although they were still more creased than they normally would be so I was slightly disappointed with that but the fresh scent was still there and lasted for a good few days after the washing was put away especially on the towels and there really is nothing nicer than taking a fresh scented towel out of the cupboard.
I like the scent so much that I have started to put an egg up with the softener in under my radiator and when its on the scent fills the room.
I have used this many times since and for the price it really is a great fabric softener, I do use slightly more than the recommended amount for my washing and this means that I get crease free clothes so while I may not get the 21 washes it's still a great result for a great price.
It is also worth noting that the fabric softener did not cause any irritation on any of our skins as I know that some cheaper brands can do but I have used this on all our clothes and bedding and its been lovely.
I have never bought expensive fabric softener, as i am trying to keep our shopping bill down as low as possible, i am trying all the supermarkets own brand products.
When first shopping for fabric softner, this moonflower and ylang one by asda was the one i was first attracted to. It stood out on the shelf due to its nice sleek bottle and lovely colour. So i decided to try it, before going for a more expensive brand.
When i had done my first wash with this fabric softner, my clothes smelt so fresh and flowery. It has such a lovely smell to it, and my clothes smelt lovely for ages. The smell is not too strong, but powerful enough for you to really smell it on your clothes.
My clothes came out of the washing machine lovely smelling, and also really soft! I was suprised at how good this fabric softner was as it is a supermarket own brand product, but i wont ever buy any other one now!
I do alternate which fragrance i buy with these fabric softeners, as with most things, you get used to the smell and you cant smell it like you could the time couple of times you used it. The other fragrance of this product they do include line fresh and original. There are many others, which all smell just as beautiful.
This fabric softener costs £1.00 for a 750ml bottle, but asda regularly do these on offer, 2 bottles for £1.50 which i think is great value! It works out just 75p a bottle!
This fabric softener says it is concentrated, so you dont need too much of this. There are instructions on exactly the right amount to use but i just pour the amount i think i will need in, i dont bother measuring out exact amounts.
These fabric softeners are good for sensitive skin, as i have not had a problem yet, and i have very sensitive skin. The product has not been tested on animals as asda are against animal testing, and the bottle tells you they are funding research into alternative methods.
This asda fabric softner is deffinately recommended! It does everything you want a fabric softner to do, it makes your clothes nice and soft, and leaves them smelling beautiful!
I used to buy the Bold fabric conditioners as I believed it was worth paying more for fabric softener but I know now you really don't have to. This 'moonflower and ylang' one from Asda is one that I like to buy often as I love the smell and your clothes come out smelling just as good as the more expensive brands.
It comes in two sizes; 750ml and 1.5l. I usually opt for the bigger size because it's more economical and works out cheaper and it costs £1.84. There are directions on the back of the bottle advising how much you should use per wash but I just throw a load in my drawer and hope for the best, obviosuly the more you por in the stronger the scent on your clothes but I like them to smell nice and scented so I get through a bottle a lot quicker than the amount of washes it says it can manage!
This product has such a nice smell to it which is hard to explain. It's got a really nice flowery scent to it but it's not one that is too floral, more fresh smelling like spring!
As far as the 'softening' goes, my clothes always come out feeling really soft and if I'm quick and clever and shake and hang them as soon as the cycle finishes then I don't need to iron them which is always a good thing. I try to aviod ironing as much as possible and this product helps with that as I hang them as soon as they have finished in the machine, even jeans dry crease free!
I have quite sensitive skin and some products I cannot use but I have not had a problem with this.
I would recommend this product for the fact that it is such good value and it smells great. It does just what it should do for a great price! I'll continue to buy this.
This is a review of the fabric Freshener (like febreeze) not the softener in the photo.
After using Tesco's own brand fabric freshener and finding it awful (see review) I was rather dubious about trying another one...
This comes in a clear spray bottle with Purple labelling. It looks appealing (a lot more so than the Tesco one) and claims it "Freshens & Fragrances, Odour Neutralising." The instructions say to spray the fabric until it is slightly damp (do not use on leather or suede) from a distance of 15-30cm.
I ordered this online with my grocery order and it did not say it was Moonflower and Ylang scented, so it was a nice surprise when it arrived to find it was. The Tesco one which I previously reviewed did not say it was scented with anything in particular.
I am pleased to say that although it does not smell of ylang and I doubt (not that I have ever smelled any) that it smells of moonflowers, it is a pleasant fragrance, not too chemically and strong enough to cling to the fabric.
I will definitely keep using this, I am just so pleased that it's 10 times better than the Tesco version and a fraction of the price of Febreeze!
Asda fabric softener moonflower and ylang is a home brand fabric softener that is much cheaper than other branded fabric softeners but is no way less quality. I use Ariel for my washing which doesn't really leave the clothes with a fresh and nicely scented smell when they come out of the wash, so I went in search of a fabric softener and freshener not wanting to spend too much on it. I came across a whole load of these Asda softeners in the cleaning aisle and just didn't know which one to pick. There is a whole range of the Asda home brand ones of all different colours and fragrances including line fresh, ylang and jasmine, cherry blossom and lily, honeysuckle and jasmine, lime fresh, and the one I opted for, moonflower and ylang. I went for this one as I didn't want to go too girly with the pink cherry blossom as I'm sure my husband doesn't want to smell too much like a girl so I picked this one as it has a nice mauve colour and the mixture of smells sounded lovely (although I'm not actually sure what moonflower or ylang is!).
I'm glad I picked this one as the smell is lovely as soon as I open the bottle and when I get my clothes out of the wash. The scent hits you as soon as you open the washing machine door and it's a gorgeous fresh smell of flowers. When the clothes are drying on the radiators or are hanging up in the wardrobe I can still smell the scent hours later and it gives my home a nice smell too! The smell lasts on the clothes for a long while and I end up going around during the day sniffing my top or jumper because I can still smell it on me! I love getting into a newly washed bed since using this and it's like the adverts where you take a big sniff of the clean sheets and it really is freshening and makes your bed all that much snugger. I must admit that I haven't particularly noticed the clothes being any softener, the towels and the bed lining are but I haven't noticed it on clothes, but all I really wanted it for was the smell and this works perfectly.
A small bottle (750ml) last for 21 standard washes and the bigger bottle (1.5l) lasts for 42 standard washes. The smaller bottle is 98p and the larger £1.84. At the moment, there is an offer on both bottles with 2 small bottles for £1.50 or 2 big bottles for £3.50. I love the smell of this and, even though I'd love to try the other scents, I don't want to stop using my current one as it really is a lovely and fairly strong and long-lasting scent.
For normal loads, use one lid full of the concentrated liquid (35ml); for large loads or for extra softness and freshness use one and a half lid fulls (55ml); and for handwashing use about half a lid (18ml).
If you don't want to spend out on a pricey fabric softener then definitely give this one a try as it works brilliantly for me.
Firstly, I would like to point out that the product I am writing about is ASDA's moonflower and ylang ylang fabric softener - not fabric freshener - as is stated on the title, as that is a totally different product, but Dooyoo have told me to write the review here.
When I ordered my shopping online recently, I decided to stock up on some of the things that I find heavy to carry home from the shops myself, and bought lots of cleaning products including a bottle of ASDA's own fabric conditioner.
I actually ordered the Jasmine and ylang ylang fragrance but was sent Moonflower and ylang ylang instead - something I didn't realise until I came to use it for the first time.
The liquid is purple and comes in a clear bottle like the one pictured. The packaging is fairly basic, but functional, and isn't too different from the premium brands.
It is used like any other fabric conditioner - just under one capful should be added to the softener compartment of the washing machine drawer. If you have a larger load of washing or want extra freshness you can add a bit more. The product is also suitable for use in hand washing with only 18ml (just less than half a capful) required per 10l of water. Clear directions for the amount you should use are set out on the back of the bottle.
When I first came to use this, I was surprised that it didn't seem to have a very strong smell. Usually I can smell the scent of the fabric conditioner I am using when I pour it into the drawer, but this one didn't seem to have much of a fragrance, although if you put your nose to the bottle you can clearly make out that it does in fact have a scent.
After washing my clothes, I have found that they come out feeling soft, whereas a few months when I wasn't using fabric conditioner, I would find they seemed to take on a bit of a stiffness. The scent is more detectable on my actual clothes than it is when I put it into the drawer, although it is still quite subtle. The fragrance is really nice - a very feminine floral fragrance with a bit of a earthier undertone (which I assume is from the ylang ylang), and although I like it, it is quite girly, so perhaps not one for the men?
It does say on the front of the bottle 'fragrance burst on the move'. I assume this is supposed to be like Comfort, where they say it will release the fragrance throughout the day when you move. Although I have found this to be the case with Comfort, once I'm actually wearing clothes that have been washed with this I can never smell it at all.
A 750ml bottle of this will cost just 95p from ASDA which should give you 21 standard washes, which I think is fairly good value.
Overall, I think this is OK. It's reasonably priced and although it does leave clothes feeling soft, the fragrance is very subtle which is a bit of a shame. Even so, it's reasonable value for money, so I would buy it again.
I am really anal when it comes to my bed linen, this is the reason I change my sheets twice weekly and use a bottle of frebreeze a week!
This of course is not the cheapest of products to be using huge quantities of, however great I consider it to be, so after a trip to my local Asda I found this wonderful product.
The product I will now review is - "Asda's fabric freshener, moonflower and ylang"
For start of the bottle does hint slightly that this product is a cheaper home branded item. The bottle is a off white colour, slightly see through with all the trigger and colouring on the label being a deep purple colour.
There is the briefest amount of information on the front label with just the brand name, product name and the statement that this product "freshens and fragrances, odour neutralising".
Of course with this being the first time I was... considering, to buy a new fabric freshener I decided to take the time to read some of information on the back of the bottle instead of throwing it into the trolley haphazardly, like I normally do!
The information states that this spray can be used in the same way as a bog standard bottle of Frebreeze. It says it is safe for use on most fabrics, but also suitable on clothes, carpets, rugs, curtains even through to shoes and car seats.
This product also claims to tackle such strong odours as tobacco, though it doesn't claim to rid the smell of cigarettes completely.
Instructions for use are simple. Firstly you have to turn the purple end part around until it says on at the top part, then you pump the trigger a couple of times, this fills the spray tube up, this only needs to be done when being used for the first time.
The next stage is to simply choose what ever it is you want to freshen up. As I said earlier, I do like to give my bed linen a daily spray, I think this is more to do with the time of year. The heating is on almost constantly, especially when we had that cold snap, so the linen and the room can feel a bit musty, for want of a better word.
I always make sure that what ever part I spray is exposed. There is nothing worse than spraying your bed linen then remaking the bed, you then clamber into bed 7 hours later to find the bed is still damp.
I usually make my bed then give it a quite spritz. When the spray first hits your linen it is a mass of bubbles, these very quickly dissolve leaving no visible damp patches.
The scent starts off a little strong. I wouldn't say it was a really chemical scent but strong none the less. The scent matures and mellows very quickly leaving the most delightful clean scent around. The scent is reasonably reminiscent of a frebreeze scent but a lot more fresh and floral.
I cannot agree or disagree with this product smelling of moonflower or ylang, as I have never smelt either of these, but it is lovely anyway.
The scent seems to last a long while, thus making anything I spray it on fresh and clean feeling. The curtains get an every couple of days treatment, with the three piece suite get a quick blast on my way out to work, me and the kids are the last to leave in the morning and the first to get back home, the scent hits you as soon as you re enter the house.
The only problem I had with this spray is the fact that it doesn't really cover tobacco smells that well. It covers for an hour or two but of course the stench of tobacco will always come back. Yes I know that I shouldn't smoke in the first place, but the only thing I need to freshen up between washes is my coat. This just about eeks the washing time out for about a week before the need to wash it becomes to great!
This product should not be sprayed onto items that could come into contact anyone with sensitive skin, especially sufferers of skin conditions such as eczema. Also, even though this is not put onto the warnings, people with asthma will probably find this a bit too strong for them. My dad hasn't suffered with it for years but it seems to set it off every time my mum has a quick spritz.
The cost of this product is of course considerably cheaper than the afore mentioned brand, this being around the £1.30 mark. This is great value as the bottle holds 500ml of spray.
There is also a range of washing powders and ironing water available in this scent, definitely one to look out for.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
As an after note, you will notice that DooYoo has put up a picture of a conditioner, this is NOT what this product looks like!
Softens and fragrances your laundry whilst conditioning your fabrics.