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On the occasions that I don't use my usual 2in1 brand, I will use a washing powder plus Comfort fabric conditioner in my washing machine- always the blue skies variety. I would never even consider a different fabric conditioner as there is absolutely no need to.
To start with, the smell is absolutely divine. The bright yellow liquid gives the impression that it will have a bright, fresh scent to match, and it certainly does. The smell really does have that lovely, crisp feel to it, like a beautiful spring morning - 'Blue Skies' really is an apt name for it. As little as half to one capful added to your washing machine drawer is ample to give even a full load of washing this beautiful scent that lasts a good 24 hours.
Importantly, it also works. The Comfort brand has been in circulation for a long time and is well known and well trusted. The white and blue varieties were always the originals, but it seems whatever the colour/fragrance, they all work wonders. Clothes come out of the wash lovely and soft and remain so even after drying on the washing line in the sun. Often this form of drying can turn clothes quite stiff and cardboard-like but the use of Comfort seems to stop this from happening.
It also appears to be delicate on skin. My son has suffered with eczema in the past and can have quite sensitive skin but I am pleased to say that this product has never irritated his skin in the slightest.
At a full cost of approximately £2 for 1.5l (approx 42 washes) it is reasonably priced as a little does go a long way. It is often on some kind of special offer so it's worth stocking up when the offer is on.
A highly recommended addition to your laundry!
When I moved out of home all those years ago, I tried in vain to get my clothes smelling as fresh and as clean as when my mother had washed them at home. A while ago, I gave up and asked her how she did it. She told me that she used the Blue Skies fabric conditioner by Comfort. I of course headed to the supermarket to get one of my own.
What does the product do?
The product promises soften you clothes and to leave it smelling fantastically fresh. It also promises to protect the colours of your clothes and to ensure that the fabrics feel soft and gentle on the skin. The product promises that it will work towards keeping your clothes looking as good as new for as long as possible. In addition, it also claims to speed up the amount of time that it takes for your clothes to dry and to also make the ironing process easier. The product promises to give your clothes a 100% longer lasting fragrance which is released every time you move.
The product comes in a range of different fragrances. I bought Blue Skies but also available in the classic collection is Sunshiny day, Lavender bloom and Tropical Burst.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic bottle through which you can see the product itself. On the front of the bottle there is a field with blue skies and flowers. It also has a blue screw top cap. The product will cost you around £3 for a 1.5 litre bottle and this should last for 42 washes. It is also available in larger bottles and the product is frequently on offer so I stock up whenever I see this. It can be bought from all supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The product is easy to unscrew so you may need to keep the bottle out of harms reach if you have children. The liquid itself it quite thick for a fabric conditioner and it has the consistency of a milkshake. The product is a pale blue creamy shade and you can smell the product as soon as you remove the lid. It smells incredibly fresh and although I can't put my finger on what it actually smells like, it just smells like what freshly clean products should smell like.
It is easy to pour from the bottle into the tray and it doesn't drip or get into a mess. Once the clothes have been washed, you can smell the fragrance in a very obvious way. It is not over powering and it doesn't get sickly at all, it is just incredibly fresh and clean. Even after the clothes have dried, you can still smell the lovely freshness on the fabric and you can indeed smell it each time you move just as promised. I can't say that I've noticed the product speeding up either the drying or the ironing process but that's not really why I bought the product. It does indeed make the clothes feel soft and gentle on the skin. The product is gentle and it hasn't irritated my skin or made me feel itchy.
All in all, this is a fantastic product which leaves the most deliciously fresh aroma on the clothes long after they have dried. It makes the clothes softer and more gentle on the skin and the formula hasn't irritated me at all. The freshness is just as long lasting as promised and I can't see myself ever using anything else for as long as this is around.
I do take pride in ensuring my laundry is washed well and ends up not only clean but also feeling and smelling good. To ensure this I always add fabric softener to my wash loads. I wouldn't say I am brand loyal as I am generally more price driven but I do like Comfort which happened to be on special offer the last time I ran out.
I purchased a 750ml bottle of the Comfort Blue Skies which is the equivalent of 21 washes from my local Tesco store where it was priced at just £1.00.
The Comfort fabric softener comes packaged in a curved, clear plastic bottle with a Blue screw top cap which is shaped to look like a flower. There are labels on the front and the back of the bottle, the front label states that the bottle contains enough for 21 washes, has 100% more longer lasting freshness and has odour defence formula. The label on the back of the bottle contains more detailed product information including directions for use, ingredients listings, safety warnings and states that it is recommended by the laundry detergent manufactures Persil.
To use the fabric softener you simply use the cap to measure out the correct amount which is suggested as 35ml for 4-5kg of laundry or 55ml for 6-7kg of laundry and add it to the correct section in the washing machines draw. You can also use the softener on hand washing but only need to use 18ml per 10litres of water. It illustrates on the bottles label where on the cap you should fill to to get these measured amounts.
The fabric softener itself is blue in colour and has the nicest, freshest smelling fragrance. I have used it in wash loads of clothing, towels and bedding and have found that it has worked perfectly well. As soon as I take my washing out of the machine the fragrance hits you and smells devine. I live in an apartment so dry my clothing on a clothes airer in the spare room and as soon as you walk into the room you can smell the softener. But the best thing about this fabric softener is that the fragrance lasts on the fabric and clothing or bedding that has been stored away for a couple of weeks still smells of the softener and fabric is left feeling soft. I also think that clothing tends to crease less and being softer after using the softener makes them easier to iron.
Overall I have been very impressed with the Comfort blue skies fabric softener and its one product that I have been purchasing and will continue to purchase especially when on offer as it makes it excellent value for such a high quality product. Highly recommend for soft, great smelling and easier to iron laundry.
Once I found a fabric conditioner that I liked, I stuck with it... and that goes back 10 years+! In those days it was plain-old "Comfort blue" now it goes by the fancy name of "Comfort blue skies"... to me, though, the scent has changed precious little in all that time. This is a clean, fresh laundry smell which lasts really well and isn't overly powerful or perfumed, something I really wouldn't like.
The bottle is clear plastic, with a large blue screw-top lid - and the liquid inside is fairly thick and a lovely rich sky-blue colour. The big claim flashed across the front of the bottle is "100% more longer lasting freshness". This is explained on the back of the bottle - I'll quote it, just to see if you find it as confusing as I do... "Enjoy the 100% more longer lasting freshness of Comfort Blue skies (versus concentrated Comfort Pure)" These kind of claims annoy be a little bit because they are so subjective and almost meaningless in their language - In case I ever want to check it out, can anyone enlighten me on what 100% more longer lasting freshness would feel or smell like, and how I might measure it? Anyway, mini-rant over, back to the product...
The lid of the bottle has a centre well which acts as a measure for gauging how much of the softener to add to your wash. The neck of the bottle is very wide and as such it means that pouring needs to be carefully done... the bottle although plastic isn't rigid plastic, and being quite chunky it isn't the easiest to hold with smallish hands, so I have had quite a few spillages when the plastic of the bottle has "given" unexpectedly under my fingers whilst trying to pour into the cap being held in the other hand. It can (and has) become a very messy operation. The larger 1.5lt bottle I've just replaced my empty 750ml one with is particularly unwieldy and tricky to pour. The cumbersome nature of the bottle is so bad for my small hands, it's enough to knock a star off.
750ml claims to do 21washes - I'm sure that this is the first bottle I've emptied since I've been on dooyoo which is now 5 weeks, so for me that isn't going to be too wide of the mark. I use about half a cap per wash, which is 35ml, so the sums all check out.
I don't get enormous fluffy soft towels out of my wash as a general rule, but the clothes do dry nice and soft, and the smell is more important to me, which I love of this particular softener. Being able to dry the washing outside in actual REAL LIFE blue skies recently has been the cherry on the icing on the cake, a double blue-skies whammy and gorgeous clean fresh washing. Nothing better!
Now my daughter is a bit older, I've stopped using the safe option when it comes to laundry products so I'm not as fussy as I once was, this comes to fabric conditioner too. One I've used recently is this Comfort fabric conditioner.
Comfort blue skies is widely available to purchase from supermarkets and places like Wilko's in a variety of sizes. I paid around the £3 mark for a 1.5 litre bottle but it's worth shopping around as Tesco have the huge 3 litre bottle on offer for only £3 at the moment.
The fabric conditioner comes in a transparent plastic bottle with blue labels and a blue screw top lid on the top. The fabric conditioner is easily seen through the bottle as it's a lovely blue colour and matches in with the whole scheme really well, I like that you can see much you have left too. The screw top lid also acts as a measuring device for the fabric conditioner, though I never use it and tend to just drop a little bit into the washing machine drawer.
The fabric conditioner looks quite thick and creamy when you look at it through the bottle but when you go to pour it out you notice it has a thin, runny consistency and seems to just fly out the bottle without much pouring. The scent is very apparent when you first pour it into the machine, it's after the wash has finished when you can really smell it. As I said before, I don't use the cap as a measuring device and the 1.5 litre bottle says that this should be enough for 42 washes. I haven't personally counted each time I've used this but it seems about right as it lasts me for months.
Once the washing cycle has completed and you pull everything out of the machine, you are met with a lovely fresh scent. It doesn't have any stand out properties just an outdoor freshness type fragrance so I'm guessing the blue skies product name represents that. I leave my washing to air dry and once it's all dry it still has that fresh scent to it and leaves my washing feeling nice and soft, certainly softer than it would have felt if I hadn't used any fabric conditioner at all.
I'd definitely recommend this Comfort blue skies fabric conditioner, it softens my washing with ease and has a lovely, fresh scent to it. When it's found on offer it's definitely worth it and I'll be stopping at my local Tesco to pick up the 3 litre bottle whilst it's cheap.
My new flat doesn't have a garden so I have to hang my clothes up to dry on an airer indoors. We do have a tumble dryer but I am not too keen on using it all the time as it uses so much electricity and some of my clothes advise not to tumble dry. When hanging up clothes to dry indoors I find there is always the risk that they won't smell as fresh when they are ready, as they can sometimes pick up a musty smell from hanging around damp for a while. This is a reason why a good, fresh smelling fabric conditioner is even more important to use in my wash at the moment. I also generally like to use fabric conditioner to keep my clothes feeling soft.
Comfort Blue Skies is one which I picked up recently due to it being on offer in Tesco - that's the reason behind a lot of my purchases for household products as I am not the most brand loyal, but I do tend to go for Comfort if I ever see it reduced as I have always had good experiences with it and I like the white Comfort Pure. The Comfort Blue Skies comes in a clear bottle containing blue liquid, and it has a fresh looking floral picture on the front.
It is gentle it is and that it doesn't cause irritation. This is important for me as I do have somewhat sensitive skin.
The bottle indicates how much to use and it can be measured out into the cap. You can put it into the drawer with our washing powder or gel, or you can tip it directly into the drum, but I prefer to do the former.
I find that Comfort Blue Skies does help make my washing feel softer and stops my washing coming out feeling stiff, hard or crispy. I also find it makes my laundry less crumpled compared to not using any fabric conditioner. The clothes smell fresh when I have used this and I like the scent of it as it is by no means overpowering and it is not too artificial and chemically smelling. I don't partiularly want my laundry to be heavily scented or smell of fruit or anything, but I just want a fresh, clean "laundry" smell so this is perfect. The smell is just a clean, fresh one, nothing overpowering. However It can still be detected when the laundry comes out of the machine and does linger on the clothes while they are drying. Sometimes my clothes have to stay on the drying rack for a day or two until they are completely dry and they do still smell fresh by the time they are ready, not at all musty or damp smelling, to my relief.
I have not suffered any reactions to my sensitive skin with using this. My clothes feel soft and don't itch or irritate at all.
I do like this Comfort Blue Skies fabric conditioner and I will definitely get it again, hopefully on offer.
==Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies==
I do love the smell of a good fabric conditioner and other peoples always seems to smell nicer and stronger than the one I use but I guess its just you notice other peoples different smells. However I do make sure that each time I buy a fabric conditioner I buy a different scented one so that I can at least smell our fresh clothes easily for a short while.
I had at one point in time only been allowed to use the "Pure" fabric conditioner which really didn't seem to have any noticeable scent to it except a freshness which was nice but nothing special. This Comfort Blue Skies however is one I come back to time and time again. We currently have it as I saw a small bottle in my local Pound land (yep you guessed it for a mere £1!). This price is not bad but I do know you can get it this cheap in the supermarkets if it is on special offer so it's nothing to get too excited about. This is for the small bottle as well which has 22 washes in if you use it correctly.
I always seem to put far too much of the conditioner in the wash and the bottle doesn't seem to last that long. However there are clear instructions as to how to use the conditioner and how much of the conditioner to use on the back of the bottle. The say you can use the lid of the bottle to measure out the right amount but I tend to just slosh a bit in the drawer of my washing machine which is probably costing me a lot more in the long run.
The bottle design is a good one and the clear plastic that it is made from is sturdy and doesn't collapse in at all when pouring out the product like some other brands bottles usually do. I like the fact it is see through as well so you know how much product you have left and when a new one needs buying before you have completely run out.
The fabric conditioner itself is a lovely vibrant blue colour and as its name suggests it really is the colour of blue skies. The scent of the conditioner is very nice and fresh and they seemed to have captured the essence of a fresh day wonderfully in a bottle. The conditioner really works well at softening my clothes and on the rare occasions when I run out of conditioner or forget to use it, you can really notice the difference that using it makes.
The wonderfully fresh aroma of the Blue Skies conditioner sticks to the clothes well and I can smell the freshness for most of the day at work. By the end of the day this is not the case but of course this is really to be expected. It lovely washing my bed sheets in it as the freshness there makes the freshly laundered bed even better (and really is there anything better than fresh sheets to get into!).
All in all I can't really fault this product. The price is right and a little does go a long way even if I am a bit pour happy with it for £1 I don't really mind. The smell is wonderfully invigorating and fresh with an aroma that lasts a good deal of time. I think it has to be a top score of 5 out of 5 stars for this product and it is one I will be buying again and again.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Doing the laundry is not exactly an exciting task, but there are certain things which can make it that little bit more enjoyable. For me, it's all about the different scents. I love using scented ironing water and choosing a new fabric conditioner can be just as fun as choosing a new perfume, and it's a lot cheaper! Comfort is a brand that I tend to favour for the simple reason of my mum always used to use it when I lived at home. I've used Comfort products for years since moving out on my own, and like to try out all the different varieties. I recently tried this Blue Skies version and it has immediately taken its place at the top of my favourites!
Comfort Concentrated Fabric Conditioner can be bought from most good supermarkets and many high street discount stores. I picked up a 455ml bottle from Poundland, where of course it cost me just £1.00. This is great value for money, and seeing as I only have to do the laundry for myself the smaller size suited me well.
Product description: "Comfort Blue Skies brings wonderful outdoor freshness right into your home."
This fabric conditioner comes in an ordinary plastic bottle that has a screw top plastic lid. The bottle is made of a solid white plastic which is somewhat annoying as it obscures vision and you can't see how much is left inside the bottle from looking at it, meaning I have to peer inside the top to guess how many uses I have left. The lid works as a measuring device for dispensing the correct amount of fabric conditioner per wash. This is very handy, and it has a neat little lip inside the lid so that any drips or spills get caught and end up back in the bottle rather than all over the floor. The conditioner itself has a nice bright blue colour and a gorgeous scent.
These days I always prefer to go for the more environmentally friendly products, and this concentrated fabric conditioner certainly fits the bill. Comfort Concentrate uses over 50% less packaging per wash compared to Comfort Regular, so not only are your clothes left feeling soft and smelling fresh, you're helping to care for the environment as well. This essentially means that less plastic is required for packaging and fewer lorries are required for transporting larger products.
To find out more visit: www.cleanerplanetplan.com and www.sustainable cleaning.com
Directions for use: For large loads or extra softness and freshness, 6-7kg = 55ml (around 1.5 caps). For normal loads, 4-5kg = 35ml, (one cap). For hand washing, 10L =18ml, (around half a cap). To Use: Dose straight into your washing machine drawer. Wash hands after use. Do not pour directly onto fabrics. Keep away from eyes. If product gets into eyes rinse thoroughly with water.
This is very simple to use, just stick it into the fabric conditioner section of the washing machine's drawer and away you go. Because it is a concentrated liquid you don't need to use a great deal of it per wash, and so the bottle can last for ages. The fragrance is also concentrated and you get a lovely strong scent that really permeates the fabrics that you're washing. The fragrance is where this fabric conditioner really stands out against the rest. It has a beautiful fresh, clean smell that comes across as being natural and not at all chemical or synthetic - it's like a real breath of fresh air! I live by the seaside and the scent reminds me of a crisp sea breeze but without the saltyness. The fabric conditioner is strongly fragranced and perfumes the whole house as I dry my washing inside during the bad weather. My clothes and other bits of laundry always come out of the wash looking fresh, clean and well cared for. This fabric conditioner does seem to help keep the fabrics soft and in good condition after washing. As well as that, the scent really seems to last for a long time after drying, unlike some other conditioners. I still get that lovely freshly washed scent up to a week or so after I've had my laundered clothes stored away in the cupboard, and it's lovely that they retain the scent as I think it helps them to seem thoroughly refreshed and cleaned.
I paid £1.00 for my 455ml bottle of Comfort Concentrate fabric Conditioner, and it states on the bottle that this amount provides 13 washes. I only do one or two loads of laundry per week, so this lasts me for a reasonably long period of time, although I love getting the extra burst of the fresh scent that this conditioner has, so I often tend to use the larger recommended amount which means I can get through of bottle of it a bit quicker than usual. I think it is great value for money and does a wonderful job of refreshing and caring for my clothes as well as giving them a lovely fragrance. This is the nicest, freshest fabric conditioner that I have ever used and I will certainly be buying it again! I would recommend this fabric conditioner to anyone and give it a well deserved 5 stars.
To be honest, when I first moved out of home and started doing all my own washing I thought that fabric conditioner was superfluous and just a way for the big companies to make more money, but as my mum had stocked me up with plenty of it I still used it, all the while assuming it didn't make much difference to my washing and that it was just an indulgence.
Just before Christmas, however, it had been a while since my mum had visited and as it's not something I would think to buy myself, I ran out of it and started just using washing powder capsules in my wash instead. Now, I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person so to this day I can't understand why it took me so long to realise why my washing was suddenly smelling not so nice, harder, crisper and more difficult to iron. We tried allsorts...changed the washing powder, got some washing machine cleaner and ran that through the machine, spreading the damp washing out more when drying it...all to no avail. It was only when I was moaning to my mum about it that she suggested maybe I should try changing fabric conditioner. Light bulb! I sheepishly admitted that I hadn't been using it for a few weeks because we'd run out. So she tutted and told me to go get some. As it's her that normally buys it for me and she always buys whatever's on offer at the time it's not something I've been brand loyal to, so when I went to our local Co-op and saw this huge 1.5 litre bottle on offer down fro £3.30 to £2.00 this was the one I opted for.
The bottle really is huge, so big that I struggle to hold it one handed when it's full, but the fact that it's so big just made me feel like I was getting more of a bargain and I'm lucky enough to not only have quite a big kitchen but a separate utility too, so storage of things like this isn't an issue for me. Like many fabric conditioner bottles, it is clear so you can not only see the colour of the liquid inside, but also see how much you've got left - something I'll be keeping a much closer eye on from now on! The label on the front is attractive and makes you immediately think of freshness and airiness with it's picture of a meadow filled with blue poppies and sunshine. It also states that you should get 42 washes out of it, meaning it works out at less than 5p a wash. The back label gives all the usual information about how to use the softener, the "keep away from children" warnings and also a reassuring announcement about their Cleaner Planet Plan, which means that the concentrated version of this product uses 50% less packaging compared to their normal one, making me feel like I'm doing another little bit towards saving the planet!
Overall the packaging is very sturdy and substantial with no flimsy feeling about it, which is good because it's so big that I often feel like it's going to slip out of my hand. The lid is also made of a good chunky plastic and screws on tightly so there's no fear of spillages or leaks. It also doubles as a measure so instead of using guess work you can pour the conditioner into the lid first, then your washing machine to make sure you're using the right amount. Of course, there will always be the odd stubborn redhead who thinks she doesn't really need to do that and just guestimates!
The fabric conditioner itself smells absolutely divine. It sounds daft to say that about a laundry product, but it really does. The back of the bottle states that when you use it you "open the doors and step outside into the wonderful outdoor freshness" and that really is what it's like. It just smells clean, fresh and airy, exactly as I would want my washing to smell. The smell fades slightly if I line dry the washing outside, but if I dry it on airers indoors it makes the entire house smell nice and lasts ages on my clothes. In fact, I've got a fresh-on top on this morning and after wearing for more than 3 hours already I can still smell slight wafts of the fabric conditioner.
As for the effect it actually has on my washing. Well. It really does make such a difference. Clothes are softer, less rigid and don't stick together, making it much much easier to iron them. My towels are softer and snuggly and don't feel like I'm drying my skin with a brick after a shower and it's an absolute pleasure to get into a bed that's been freshly made with newly washed sheets...is there any other feeling like it?!
Looking back I can't believe I was stupid enough to a) let myself run out of it in the first place, b) not listen to my mum and c) not realise what a difference fabric conditioner makes to washing. At less than 5p a wash this is definitely not an area I will economise in again and if I see this Blue Skies version of Comfort Concentrate on offer I'll be stocking up for sure...although one of these huge bottles will last me around 4 months anyway as there's only two of us.
In case you hadn't noticed, I love this stuff and can't recommend it highly enough so it gets a definite 5 stars from me...I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect that this may be the first review I've done where I can't find anything bad to say about it!
When it comes to fabric softener I have to admit that so far out of everything I have ever tried I am a Lenor fan. However I won't buy it unless its on offer as it can work out quite expensive and so I do pick it up whenever its on offer. However the other day my mate, who is staying with me at the moment bought this for us to use.
I always use fabric softener in every wash after a bad experience using a cheap washing powder that promised to be a two in one product and it almost ruining the feel of a brand new jumper I had bought!
Lesson learnt and learnt well and my mate informs me she got this from Poundland and of course it cost her a pound which is a bit of a bargain considering the lowest I have seen this priced at about £1.80 in most good supermarkets.
This comes in a see through plastic bottle and it has a blue plastic cap/measurer to the top of it that twists on and off with ease. On the front of it we are told that it is 'New' Improved Freshness Comfort Concentrate 'Blue Skies' and there is a picture of a blue flower on there and we are told that it can give 21 washes. On the back of the bottle other information listed include being told a little bit about the product, dosage advice is shown via diagrams and explanations, the size is stated which is 750ml and contact details for Unilever are given (the manufacturer of the product). This is a nice, smart looking bottle and informative enough.
Well the light blue liquid can be used to pop into your washing machine drawer alongside your usual detergent or use it for hand washing.
This has a lovely unisex fragrance to it. Its sort of gently floral with a lovely sweetness to it. It is really fresh and kind of outdoorsy and I really do like this one and it's a very unusual fragrance I think.
Personally I always fill up my softener drawer with this on a full load of washing though measurements are given and shown.
This leaves my fabrics lovely and soft and smelling gorgeous and fresh. This makes my ironing easier too and the fragrance lingers on my clothes and fabrics for a good couple of weeks when stored so things stay fresh for ages. This makes my clothes and bedding really soft and nicely fragranced and overall this is simply a really nice, hard working softener that I really do appreciate and I will certainly be buying this one time and time again in the future!
Available in all good supermarkets, etc.
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I picked up a bottle of this the other day from Asda. They are selling a few different Fabric Softeners on offer just now for £1 each, and since I tend to stock up when things like this are on offer I bought a few different ones. This is 1 of my favourites in the range.
This comes in a 750ml bottle and the right price for this is around £1.70 in a lot of places. This is a Concentrate Softener and you just measure this out in the lid. It gives the directions for use on the back and I tend to use a full capful since I usually do my washing when it is a full load. Then again if it isn't a full load then they advise to use a full load if you want extra softness.
The bottle looks alright. It looks like the picture - as is the usual on here. It is slightly shaped and clear plastic so you can see the light blue liquid through the bottle. A nice blue colour.
So how does this smell? It smells nice and fresh. It is a fresh and airy scent. At first when you smell it it does seem to be quite a strong scent, but after you have washed and dried your clothes then the scent is still there but obviously it is a lot fainter. You can still smell this easily if you sniff your clothes through the day.
This is a nice scent and if you like fresh, airy kind of scents and not floral fruity ones then I would recommend this one. This reminds me a little of Lenor Spring Awakening, but I think I like this one a bit better.
As far as fabric conditioner's go I like to use either Comfort or Lenor, I think they are both as nice as each other and so I will buy one or the other for softening my clothes in the wash.
~Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies~
Presently I am using Comfort Concentrate Blue, It has a delightful fragrance which to me smells a bit like bubble gum. the color of the liquid is a lovely sky blue which although appears quite thick, is in actual fact a much thinner substance than you think. As it is concentrated the bottle is smaller, so less packaging making it easier to store at home. I buy the 1.5 litre bottle and it sits very nicely in the cupboard under the kitchen sink. The bottle is transparent so I can see how much liquid I have left in the bottle, the lid is blue which is also used for dispensing the liquid into the washing machine drawer. I usually use a cap full of liquid per wash and this washes my clothes well enough. The smell of the Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies is very strong, as I pour the liquid from the cap to the washing machine drawer I get a very strong smell of bubblegum freshness, it's a wonderful smell which I continue to smell once my washing machine has finished it's cycle and I open the door. My clothes also smell lovely and do indeed feel nice and soft. When I hang my clothes on the washing line I can still smell the wonderful aroma as they dry. Once dry, my clothes feel soft and smell lovely.
The bottle states you get 42 washes from this 1.5 litre bottle of Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies, I've never actually counted how many washes I do get out of a bottle but I seem to get quite a few. On the back of the bottle there is a usage chart for different size loads and a hand washing guide as well. It does say that you shouldn't pour this liquid directly onto fabrics and that the bottle should be stored between 5 and 25 degrees celcius. The bottle can be recycled after use.
As with all products such as these, this bottle of Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies should be kept out of the reach of children. As for skin irritations from this product I have to say I have suffered none at all if and when the liquid touches my skin directly. The liquid is soft and gentle and hasn't caused me any reason for concern.
There is a list of a few of the ingredients written on the back of the bottle but If I was concerned about anything this product contained, personally I would check out the website to find out more so I guess you would do the same.
The 1.5 litre bottle I buy, costs me around £4.00 from Tesco, I think it's quite expensive really but then you get what you pay for and I guess I get the result I want from using this product so I shouldn't complain.
This Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies is recommended by Persil and Surf and also by me, so 5 stars for Comfort Concentrate Blue Skies.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.
I have a real love of nicely scented products, whether that be air fresheners, fabric fresheners, shower gels or my beloved fabric conditioners, with the subject of this review being one of my particular favourites.
The product in question is - "Comfort - blue skies".
I love all the scents available within this range, but very few of them leave a strong enough scent on the clothes after washing, let alone once your laundry has been dried, so to find one that leaves your washing soft, easier to dry and keep crease free, meaning less effort with your ironing and also leaving a distinctive and lovely fresh scent after the laundry has been dried is one I will keep using time and again.
The bottle I managed to buy is a 1.5l bottle, which is stated to equate to approx 42 washes, though I tend to slightly under dose as I usually use this with a heavily scented washing detergent too, this does seem to have a detrimental effect on my laundry and means I can eek the bottle out a few more washes.
There is plenty of information to be had from the bottle itself, alongside the claim that this has a "new" improved freshness, though fails to state how this is better than the last design!
There is all the dosing instructions to be found on the bottle too, with the cap on the top of the bottle doubling up as the dosing device, with the inner part being a measuring cup for ease of use.
To use I simply dose my washing load up with the required detergent then pour the fabric conditioner into the draw and away we go.
As soon as is start taking the freshly washed laundry from the machine the scent of the conditioner is there, described on the packaging as a "stepping outdoors and smelling the freshness" this to me smells slightly more like lavender, but also has the traditional scent of freshly laundered clothes, the scent I remember as a child on a Friday (which was the day my Mum took out her twin tub!), my house would smell from the floor to rafters of the familiar washing scent, and this is what this reminds me of, lovely.
The laundry already has a nice soft feeling to it when wet, but when dried (even on the line, especially on a nice windy washing drying day!) it sill has a nice soft feeling to it, making it much easier to iron (if needed!) and even nicer to wear!
The scent is still really distinct once dried, with the obvious inclusion of it depending on what fabric has been washed, I find a particular top of mine (which I think is a poly-cotton mix) retains the scent of the conditioner until it needs washing again, whilst my cotton bed sheets doesn't retain the scent anywhere near as long as I would like, typical!
This is one of the nicest scents I have used, and is extremely effective in the softening stakes too, so when this comes on offer again (which is how I purchased it, £2.00 for a 1.5L bottle = very good value!), I will be sure to stock up again! Recommended!
Thanks for reading x