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Bold 2 in 1
Member Name: mad lady
Bold 2 in 1
Advantages: No need to buy fabric conditoner
Disadvantages: You need to buy fabric conditioner
Sad though it may seem, as I browse along the household section of the supermarket I am always on the look out for new cleaning and laundry products. I am a sucker for anything that gives my home and clothes for that extra nice fragrance.
I love plug-in air freshners, cleaning products and anything that makes my laundry smells gorgeous. I tend to opt for 2 in 1 products when I'm washing curtains, cushion covers and washing winter coats. Not only do I usually find 2 in 1's more economical when washing in bulk but the smell usually lingers longer on things like curtains and coats.
So strolling along the laundry aisle, one product that grabbed my attention was BOLD 2 IN 1, LAVENDER AND CAMOMILE, I must admit that the lovely lavender colour bottle, with the soothe your senses logo really drew me in.
Although the bottle was appealing I have to have a little sniff, so I took off the lid, yes it smelt nice, not too strong, but quite nice and fresh, certainly not awful, clean and fresh but not overpowering.
So now at home I put Bold 2 in 1 Lavender 2 in one to the test.
I have the liquid 1.5 l bottle which comes with the dosing ball . The bottle has a description on how to sort your laundry, by colour, Whites, Lights, Brights and Darks.
It then gives you the dosage depending on the softness of your water and how soiled your clothes are.
The bottle says that it will give you 20 washes, but obviously this is for a soft water area for clothes that aren't heavily soiled. In a hard water area with heavily soiled clothes you would get less washes per bottle.
So to the test.
I first tried a load from our spare room, not dirty, but in need of freshening up, bed linen, so I used the minimum amount of Bold 75 ml's. Well, removing the linen from my machine, a little sniff, well it smelt clean, but not anything that was even really nice, just clean, it was a smell that was very faint, probably what I would expect from a very cheap detergent.
I dried this particular load on an outside line. All I can say is once back on the bed it smelt fresh but there was no trace of lavender
The next load I tried was an everyday wash, things like underwear and socks and nightwear. This time I used more Bold, 100 mls, on my usual 40 degrees, the dirtier items like white socks came up very clean, but the smell , well there wasn't any that I noticed.
I then tried a 60 degree wash, towels and tumble dried the load.
Yes they were soft, but I think that was due to being tumble dried.
Again, yes they were clean, but no smell that made me want to keep myself wrapped in one of my freshly washed towels. Bed linen was the same it smelt clean but could I smell Lavender and Camomile, no !
The next load , I added fabric conditioner which pretty much defeats the object of a 2 in 1.
Usually with other Bold 2 in 1 products the smell has lingered around the house and in wardrobes. This one did not.
For ease of use this is perfect. A nice liquid that goes into the dosing ball. Close the door and let your machine do its thing.
But if you want a nice fragrance that lingers I wouldn't bother. For stain removal its average.
Would I buy it again ? No I wouldn't. I prefer a scent that lingers.
Summary: I wouldn't buy it again.