“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
Having to save a few pennies now it is almost Christmas and I have a lot of presents to buy for my grandchildren, I am looking around for cheaper items so that I can save more money. This conditioner I spotted while shopping at Asda and so thought worth a purchase.
It comes housed in a plastic bottle which is pink and black colour, the top is pink and can be used for a measuring top. When I removed the top, I found this one didn't have much of a smell to it, it was only a slight smell of flowers but not much strength to it compared to the branded kind. I was a little disappointed in the smell but it is a shops own brand and I suppose it is to be expected to have a little less of a nice smell. I just wished it had more fragrance.
Only a capful is supposed to soften clothing, when I first used it I used a capful but when I took my clothes out of the machine I couldn't really smell much of a fragrance. It did however soften the clothes well enough but I found my towels didn't feel as soft as when I have used a branded conditioner. The towels felt a little rough and not at all fluffy. I hate it when my towels don't feel soft because my grandchildren sleep over at my home quite a lot and I do like my towels to be soft enough to dry their skin. This conditioner doesn't soften the towels enough so I had to use my branded conditioner for the towels I used for drying my grandchildren. I didn't want to just throw this product away in the bin and so I just then used it for my own clothing and fishing gear.
The bottle size is 735ml and only cost a £1, I don't think the quality is very good and I really don't think it is worth a £1 of my money. It is supposed to wash 21 wash loads but it didn't wash this amount because I had to pour more than a capful in my machine to even give a good enough amount of softness for my clothing. A waste of money and not one I like at all.
I won't be buying this one again and I don't really recommend it to anyone who likes a strong smell to their clothes. This one doesn't leave any nice smell on clothing and when I took my clothing from my wardrobe a few days later after washing them with this conditioner, I couldn't smell any smell at all on them except that they did smell clean.
I suppose if you are really on a very low budget, this one may be fine for you to save money but I do think you would be far better paying a few more pennies for one that gives a nicer smell to clothing and softens them much better than this one.
I only rate this one 2 stars.
I tend to use Asda fabric Softener now and again. Before it was all about the brand named products in regards to this type of product, but I think that the Supermarkets have came a long way thesedays and seem to be that bit more upmarket in regards to a lot of products. I've never paid attention to the right price of this and just pick this up when it is on offer for £1. Then again when it is on offer which is quite a lot then it catches my eye from the end aisle so it's not hard to miss.
This comes in a 735ml bottle (pretty odd size if you ask me) but a small enough bottle to pop under my kitchen sink cupboard as it doesn't take all that much room up. This is concentrate so just measure this out in the lid for to get the right amount of Softener. I do like the colouring of the bottle. The black and pink look good enough together and this does stand out against the pastel colours of the other brands.
The pack states that you will get an average of 21 washes from this little bottle. This is based on using 1 capful per wash. It states on the back what the measurements are but I just use 1 capful for a full load which is when I usually do my washing when the machine is full. You can use 1 1/2 to get more softness but I find that 1 cap is fine.
So how does this smell? It is a nice enough scent. I was expecting this to smell a bit stronger when I opened the bottle and you can smell the scent well enough, but it is a weaker scent than what I was expecting. The scent in here is Lily which I wouldn't know what scent would be in a product called Pink Pearl. There is just a sweet and slightly floral scent to this with a slightly stronger tang to it which I will assume is the Lily in this.
A nice enough smelling softener which is a little bit different scented than the other more standard scents that you may get in this market. Not my favourite Softener out there but 1 that I do buy now and again for a change.
I must admit I bought this fabric softener a. because it was on offer at £1 b. because I fell for the sexy black and pink packaging and c. I had enjoyed the exotic Comfort so much I wondered whether the shop's own brand compared.... to be revealed!
The pink and black is beautiful
So, firstly with the packaging, the black and pink is very distinctive. It's a concentrated product so you don't need a lot and the cap is shaped according to a single dose of fabric conditioner. Very handy. I can't think of another use for this bottle when it is finished so it will go into the recycling box.
Smell is important when it comes to fabric conditioner and this one does smell lovely but a little diluted and certainly not as strong as the Comfort I reviewed recently. The smell is down to the Casablanca Lily which is both romantic and pleasant. I certainly don't mind my sheets and clothes smelling of this product and you get a lovely waft of it when you do the ironing too which is a bonus!
Bottles are quite small at 735ml which is kind on cupboard space and you only use a small amount due to the concentration. You get 21 washes out of a bottle which works out 6p per wash at normal price. Not bad I think. It does the job of a conditioner at a good price.
Priced normally at £1.28 I think this is a fair price for this product. As a supermarket's own brand it is well aimed at the 'luxury market' and is a nice treat to the household cleaning fairy.
I would recommend this product as a cheaper alternative but I must admit I liked the Comfort product better. (Strawberry and Lily kiss). It is nice to mix it up a bit though so you don't get too used to the same fragrance.
Finally to explain my title, the pink pearl in another genre is um, how do I put this politely? A lady's pleasuring device. I'll say no more other than the brand development and marketing peeps cocked up on this one literally! PS> I only found this out when looking up the RRP of this product online lol!