“ Brand: Comfort / Type: Fabric Conditioner / Category: Laundry „
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I'm never brand loyal with household products and always go for whatever is on offer and recently that happened to be Comfort Exhilarations, my local Tesco was selling it for £2.00. I picked up a bottle of Blueberry and jasmine as I absolutely love jasmine fragranced things.
Comfort Exhilarations is sold in a curvy plastic bottle with a purple screw top lid, this, as with most softeners, doubles up as a measuring cap. The bottle is wrapped in a purple wrapper which has jasmine flowers and blueberries on it. The front of the label has the Comfort logo across it in black letters and also informs the customer that this is "A blueberry and jasmine creation" and its from the Exhilaration range. The label also states that this 1.2 litre bottle will be enough for 34 washes and has "100% more fragrance in every drop".
The back of the label gives all the usual information that you would expect from a fabric softener such as instructions for use, ingredients and a small statement about the product itself which states that the exhilarations range has been designed by top international perfume experts! I honestly don't think manufacturers know where to go next!
Despite the bottle having a purple plastic label wrapped around it you can still see the liquid inside, I personally like to be able to do this so I know how much is left.
The comfort liquid is purple coloured and smells gorgeous, its sweet and floral with the jasmine fragrance coming through quite strongly, this is most definitely floral.
I've used half my bottle now and I really like this one, it leaves my laundry smelling of flowers which is lovely for bed linen and towels etc but not so good for Mark my husbands clothes, he thinks this is a bit of a girly smell for him. I tend to use this when I've changed the bed or doing just my things or towels. If I'm doing a mixed wash with both our clothes in I use another softener.
The smell of Comfort Exhilarations is just right, not too subtle so it fades nearly as soon as its out of the machine but then again not too strong if I have to dry clothes indoors, it doesn't give me a headache like some of them can.
I can smell the Jasmine ad Blueberry softener on my laundry for several days afterwards and when I get new sheets or towels from the cupboard the smell is lovely.
If you like flowery softeners then I can certainly recommend this one, its available in most major supermarkets and is currently selling for £3.35 for 1.2 litres which in my opinion is about average for this type of product. This is definitely one I shall be using again when its next on offer.
Please note the picture above does not match the name of the product.
When it comes to fabric conditioners I am not overly fussy however I do prefer the Comfort Exhilarations range or Lenor so when they are on offer I will buy these rather than the supermarket brands. There are two different sizes available in the range, a 750ml bottle which at the moment has been reduced down from £2.23 to £1.50 in both Asda and Tesco and a 1.2 litre bottle which is £3.35 obviously this means the smaller bottle is alot better value. The size of the bigger bottle has been reduced recently as with a lot of branded product they are reducing how much you get rather than changing the price.
There are a few different fragrances in the range and a couple of new ones have been released in the last couple of months, there is strawberry and lily kisses, blueberry and jasmine twist, poppy and peach, bluebell and bergamot, vanilla and gold iris and melon and lotus flower. I find that these products smell lots stronger than most other fabric conditioners.
I love the packaging of these fabric conditioner all of them are packaged in really bright plastic bottles apart from Vanilla and gold iris, this bottle is bright purple in colour as the fragrance would suggest, melon and lotus flower is bright green, strawberry and lily kisses is pink, poppy and peach is orange and bluebell and bergamot is blue. The lid of the bottle is a screw top cap and matches the colour of the bottle, the lid is also how you dose up your machine,
6-7kg load = 1 capful
4-5kg load = 3/4 capful
I personally only ever use 3/4 of a capful at a time and my washing machine holds 6kg.
The ingredients along with others are, 5-15% Cationic Surfactants ,<5% Perfume, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal and Benzisothiazolinone.
The fabric conditioner claims to be easy iron but I cannot say that I notice a difference in my ironing whether I am using this or not so I cannot back up this claim. The smell of this conditioner is lovely and flowery and nice and sweet, the smell in the bottle is much stronger than when it is on your clothes when it is quite a light fragrance. The fragrance lasts well on your clothing and it scents the house too when you dry indoors which with our usual weathwer returning I am having to do.
I find that my clothes are nice and soft after using this product and it gives me lovely soft towels too which I find quite important with two young children to bath each day. I love the smell of every one of the comfort exhilarations range I have tried although the strawberry one is still my favourite. I will be buying this again when it is on offer.
I have used Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner Exhilarations Blueberry and Jasmine Twist on occasion. It is a fabric softener that I use in my washing machine to give clothes that baby soft feel, although it's important for me to recognise that I am not loyal to only one brand of fabric conditioner and will usually purchase those which are on offer. This particular fabric conditioner is available in all major supermarkets, and I recently picked it up from Tesco for £3.85. This was more expensive that some of the softeners that were on offer, but it is a smell that I particularly like and so I did pick it up on this occasion.
The Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner Exhilarations Blueberry and Jasmine Twist comes in a purple plastic bottle which contains 1.5L of the liquid. This is enough for about 40 washes - and so that equates to just under 10p per wash - which sounds like good value actually. I do usually use slightly under what the directions on the bottle recommend because I find that this is enough. The bottle has a twist off / on cap and this cap can be used in order to measure out the amount of liquid to be added to the wash. The amount I add does depend on the size of the wash, but as I said, I have found that you can get away with using less than is recommended and still get good results.
The softener smells gorgeous....and it's a mixture of a fruitiness and floral aroma. I have to say that I cannot actually distinguish the blueberries from a general fruitiness - just as I cannot identify particularly the jasmine from a general floralness. However, the combination of the two aromas do blend together perfectly and result in a very fresh and appealing aroma. When the clothes have been washed, I can still smell this fragrance on the clothes, although it is not an overpowering smell at all and more a general smell and feeling of freshness and cleanliness.
In addition to this, when I use this product, my clothes are lovely and soft. I especially noticed this with woolen garments as they don't have that horrible scratchiness they can sometimes have when they've just been washed.
Overall, I recommend Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner Exhilarations Blueberry and Jasmine Twist and think its a good quality product.
I do like a bit of aroma in my laundry, whether that be from detergent or fabric softener. Unfortunately I have learned over time that getting the aroma to linger on clothing can be tricky, and as a result many of the fragranced products I have used over the years has been discarded in favour of something which claims to do better.
When it comes to fabric softeners I am a huge fan of Comfort's Exhilirations range. I have used the Strawberry & Lily Kiss version on and off ever since it came on to the market, and I was impressed enough by the Bluebell & Bergamot scent to review it earlier this year.
The problem with Comfort is that it is expensive, with a 1.5 litre bottle retailing at £3.60 and even one litre bottles coming at well over £2. As a result I try to stock up on it when I spy it on offer in the supermarket and so it came to pass several weeks ago that the large 1.5 litre bottles were reduced to £1.80 in Morrisons. I had been planning on buying the Bluebell & Bergamot again but it was out of stock. As a result I decided I would try the Blueberry & Jasmine Twist version instead.
==Product & Packaging==
This version of Comfort comes in a large bottle which is purple, as is the cap, which doubles up as a dispenser. The picture dooyoo have is out of date and doesn't even appear to be of any of the Exhiliarations range. You can buy this version in a one litre bottle but it doesn't seem to be widely available round my way and I have only ever seen it in Poundland, where unsurprisingly it didn't hang around for long.
The liquid itself is lilac in colour and smells pleasantly fruity although you can detect a strong chemical scent in the liquid as you pour it too. This isn't as unpleasant as it sounds - I can only surmise it's related to the fact that this is a concentrated product and as such any fragrance added is concentrated too.
For a normal load of 4-5 kilos Comfort recommend you use 35ml, and there is a line in the cap which measures this out. For larger loads of 6-7 kilos the recommended dose is 55ml, which is a capful. It's perhaps too easy to pour a capful and not think you are using more than necessary but it's worth sticking to the recommended guidelines when pouring this out because it's not cheap. To be fair to Comfort there is an icon on the back of the bottle which states "one cap is more than enough" and it's worth remembering this.
When I first sniffed this in the shop I was, I must be honest, a bit overwhelmed. You can't smell anything which is obviously floral or fruity here - instead it's a mish mash of aroma with chemical overtones. I decided to overlook this, bearing in mind the fact the Bluebell & Bergamot version had a similar chemical aroma and was rather good.
Whenever I use a new fabric softener for the first time I am always aware of the aroma but after a few days this usually goes as my nose gets used to the aroma. As predicted, when I washed with the Blueberry & Jasmine Twist Comfort for the first time the aroma on my clothes was very pronounced as they came out of the machine and as they dried in the house.
While you can detect the floral scent of jasmine on your clothing the aroma that lingers most is a fruity smell. I love to eat blueberries but don't tend to notice a truly noticeable aroma on them so I don't know if Comfort have opted for a generic berry smell which to the ordinary nose smells of something fruit related or this is an exaggerated version of the smell of blueberry. That doesn't matter however as the smell is lovely.
I do prefer to dry my laundry on the line but generally find when I do this laundry I have used a fabric softener on loses all the aroma as it blows in the wind. The Comfort Bluebell & Jasmine Twist is the first product I have used which doesn't lose any scent on laundry on the line. I was amazed to be able to clearly detect the scent of the fabric conditioner when I first used it when hanging clothes out on the line. A couple of weeks later a friend on Facebook mentioned she was using this product and she too was delighted at how the aroma stuck about and the two of us waxed lyrical about it for a while!
I've been using this product for a couple of months now and I still can detect the fragrance on my clothing whenever I hang clothes up - something I have never noticed before. I love how this fruity aroma hangs around on my clothing and other laundry in a way I have never experienced with any other product.
I would expect a Comfort product to soften clothes well and the Bluberry & Jasmine Twist Comfort doesn't let me down, with everything I wash feeling soft next to the skin.
It's the combination of a pleasant and lingering aroma, and the fact the Comfort leaves my laundry so soft that has found me stocking up on this whenever I find it on offer. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I barely know how to work the washing machine, I wouldn't know where to put the fabric conditioner, nor the soap power or liquid or whatever it is that my wife uses to do the washing. I do know that when its done it smells nice and fresh and clean..........how this is achieved is a mystery to me but it is pleasant.
I've heard of comfort for years, I've even at some point offered my opinion of which scent to use, in this case of the Blueberry and Jasmine I had no input, but was very satisfied with the result. In fact if I'm telling no porkies I'm a big fan of comfort and the delicate yet sensual smells they manage to infuse our newly washed garments with. I was never actually quite sure if a guy should wear something that is perhaps floral scented, but having brought this subject up before in a previous review I am at peace with my feminine side and embrace it fully in the case of nice yet sometimes deemed female scents.
I had also no idea that a bottle of this concentrate is about £2.00, and on reflection considering it does 42 washes I bow to accept this as reasonable though as I said this is definitely not my field of expertise. The purple bueish liquid is held fancily in a nice similarly coloured and contoured bottle all adding I suppose to the mystique and intrigue of the sensual fragrance held within. The liquid is quite thick and apparently one puts a certain quantity into the special compartment on the washing machine and when it is ready it releases it into the wash/rinse to infuse the delightful smell into the newly washed clothes. All clever stuff no doubt, but way above my little manly head.
When the clothes are removed for drying whether in a tumble drier or not the soft gentle wisp of jasmine and blueberry doesn't smell quite as feminine as I had thought, and I was liking it quite a bit, which didn't make me feel a bit of a Nancy. It wasn't overpowering, but it was certainly strong enough to be noticeable for sometime after the wash and wear. The more I got a whiff the more I was liking it, and although that might sound somewhat strange from a guy, it was a very nice and friendly smell.
Whilst ironing, which I am capable of, and do know what I'm doing I got a definite stronger whiff of the jasmine while the blueberry took a back seat, I pondered that this with the blueberry hidden might be too much for my feminine side to cope with, when the blueberry returned to counteract the sweet jasmine.
Lost in the whole concept of washing and conditioning, I found myself more interested in the process than perhaps I should.....................I don't want to get lumbered in future just cause I showed a bit of interest. I like this version or flavour of comfort and I have no problems wearing anything, which has been softened by its delicate sweet touch, in fact I'm quite proud to do so.
One thing I do like to have in the cupboard is a nice smelling fabric conditioner, not necessarily a great brand, but one that smells nice and actually works is always a bonus!
After a recent shopping trip to my local Asda, I was pleased to find that all the "comfort exhilarations" fabric softeners were on offer, at only £1.00 a bottle, equating to 21 washes, I love a bargain!
This particular scent is described a blueberry and jasmine twist, I am a real sucker for a fruity scent, though not a real fan of blueberry, so after a quick sniff I was satisfied that the combination of the two was nice enough and threw a bottle into my trolley.
The recommended amounts per wash is a capful in each load, but I tend to reduce down the amount very slightly, making this bottle last me more like 28 washes, without it affecting the quality of my washes.
I pour an almost full capful into the drawer, and the smell is actually really nice, with it being more florally than fruity, but not too strong, though I am always hopeful that the scent is as strong after going through a wash cycle.
Once washed my clothes come out beautifully clean and soft, but unfortunately only fresh, not scented as a like my washing to be, especially once dried with the scent still there.
Upsides of this product, well obviously this is a nice brand, and I have never had any concerns with using this, especially with my husband suffering from eczema, this have never affected his skin in anyway.
Also the fact that this is a super concentrated conditioner, means the bottle is much smaller, meaning less room taken up in my cupboard(meaning I can get more stuff in!) and also the small matter of it being better for the environment, less plastic for a smaller bottle!
Downside, well personally the only downside is the lack of fragrance after the clothes have been washed, so for many of you this would be the ideal product, for me unfortunately a no-no.
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When it comes to fabric softener its something that I use in every wash. I love a nice strong, fresh fragrance on my fabrics and even if I do buy a 2 in 1 product I find that it usually isn't fragranced enough for me.
Of late I have been loving Lenor and usually opt to buy those fabric softeners however the other night in Asda I spotted this Comfort one on offer from its usual price of just over £2.00 to a pound a bottle, I unscrewed the lid, like the smell and therefore threw it in my trolley!
As far as I am aware with alot of Comfort fabric conditioners this is available in different sizes. The size I bought is 750ml and again, as far as I am aware no matter the size they are all the same in appearance.
The bottle is plastic with a purple label that goes all around the bottle and is has pictures of little pinkish flowers on it and to the top of it a purple coloured cap/lid. On the front of it we are told that it is Exhilarations Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner 'Blueberry & Jasmine Twist' and that my sized bottle gives about 21 washes. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product and directions are given on how to use it, the size is stated (as Ive listed already), ingredients are given and contact details for Unilver (the manufacturer of the product are given). It's a very nice looking bottle, informative enough and I like the curve the bottle has to it for ease of handling purposes.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Bottle:
Put a spring in your step with the enchanting new fragrance of Blueberry & Jasmine twist. Alive with endless possibilities, this exhilarating fragrance will re-energise your mood and lift your spirits.
Well to use this you can use it in a washing machine or use it for hand-washing. Directions for the amount you need depending on the size of your load is given well on the back of the bottle and you use the cap to measure out the correct amount and the directions and diagrams on the back of the bottle are really easy to follow.
The liquid itself is creamy lilac coloured and very runny indeed. It it very highly fragranced with the blueberry fruity smell and a flower smell that wafts over the top of that and it is really very nice indeed, if not a little too sweet in my opinion. As a rough guide I use a capful for a full wash and as it goes it makes my kitchen smell wonderful and relaxing which is a bonus. I have also used a little amount for hand-washing my hand wash only underwear and it rinses out really easily when doing so.
My clothes are left smelling wonderful and still strongly fragranced and fabrics feel soft with no residue left behind within them. Ironing is made slightly easier too and the fabric lingers on my fabrics even when stored for about a week or so. This isn't personally my favourite fabric conditioner fragrance wise and for me it doesn't linger on my fabrics as long as Lenor so that is my preferred brand still but this is pleasant enough and worth trying out if you interested whilst its on offer in Asda (at the time of writing this review!).
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Comfort is a laundry brand under the Unilever company. The offer various fabric conditioners designed to leave your laundry soft and scented. There are various ranges within Comfort including Naturals, Twilight Sensations and Exhilirations.
~~~Product and Range~~~
The Exhilirations range includes 3 exciting scents which are recommended by Persil and Surf.
*Strawberry and Lily Kiss
*Melon and Lotus Flower Lift
*Blueberry and Jasmine Twist *Reviewing*
The Blueberry and Jasmine Twist scent is designed lift your spirits and re-energize your mood.
Each of the fabric conditioners are concentrated. This means that the liquid is stronger and more powerful allowing a lesser amount to perform its intended role. This allows the packaging required to be reduced which will help the planet!
The conditioner is housed in a tear drop plastic bottle. This bottle offers various shades of purple as a background and delicate lilac and white floral decorations surrounding the information on the bottle. The front confirms the brand and product/scent name. On the back, we have information on reducing packaging, the product blurb, directions for use etc.
The bottle can be recycled.
The concentrate should be used in conjuction with your normal washing detergent (powder/tabs etc). There is an intergrated cap which can be used for measuring out the doses. The conditioner should be poured into the specific drawer in your washing machine.
The recommended dosages are as follows :
6-7kg loads or for extra softness and freshness add 55ml
4-5kg loads or normal softness and freshness add 35ml
For handwashing add 18ml per 10l of water
Comfort fabric conditioner contains amongst other ingredients: , 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Perfume, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzisothiazolinone .
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Blueberry and Jasmine Twist Conditioner can be purchased in a 21wash (750ml) or 42wash (1.5l) bottlle from supermarkets and stores such as Wilkos. The 21wash bottle costs around £2.20. The large bottle will be around £4.00.
I change my shower gels and perfumes to match my mood. I also change my fabric conditioners on a regular basis.As a household with 2 adults and 1 toddler, I do a lot of washing..on average about 2-3loads a day. For this purpose, I vary between using powder, tabs and liquid detergent depending on what is on offer in the shops.
I have used and reviewed both of the other conditioners in the Exhilirations range and have been impressed with both for different reasons. I spotted this last month whilst shopping in Morrisons. Normally I go for the 21wash bottle but as a rule I only buy fabric conditioner on offer! The 42wash bottle was on offer at £3.00 so I snapped it up and added it to my under the sink collection. I have alternated between this and others for the past few weeks.
The bottle is pretty but the 42wash is bulky and chunky so takes up extra room in my cupboard. I use my personal judgement to pour out the conditioner into my washing machine drawer. The conditioner is very runny and quite bubbly on the surface. It is a delicate lilac colour inkeeping with the design of the bottle. The initial scent is floral with a distinct hint of sweet fruits. Although this is designed to lift your spirits and mind, I personally find this to be a relaxing and soothing scent. One which would remind me of Moonflower or the likes.
The condtioner pours out the bottle freely and I pop the washing on and get on with doing the other jobs us householders and Mothers need to do! The laundry temperature I use varies but my regular is 30c. I sometimes use 40c for certain items or 60c for towels and bedsheets. My mini wash at 30c is rarely used unless I am in a rush.I can confirm the temperature has no bearing on the overall performance of this conditioner. I am quite generous so tend to use roughly one full cap per load.
I have use of a drying green now and on sunny days, I opt to hang my washing out there to dry as it allows it to get a good airing. If it is wet, I sometimes hang stuff on the clothes horse on the balcony or on radiators with the heating up. The feel of my clothes is important to me and I also like them to smell nice. I feel there is nothing more enjoyable than opening a wardrobe or a cupboard to the scent of fresh clothes or jumping into a freshly changed bed with scented sheets. I hoped this scent would exceed my expectations and I was fairly pleased with the results.
Once my washing has finished, I open the machine door to reveal a soft, delicate floral scent. It didn't jump out at me as some conditioners do. My spun clothes felt reasonably soft but of course very wet. Once dried out on the line for a few hours, the softness improves. On the scent scale, the scent didn't come through as strong as I could have wished for but was pleasant in a soothing way. Whilst more vibrant scents have been great for my clothes during the summer, I found this one to be more calming and I feel I would like to use this one through the winter.
My towels were fluffy and soft once dried and it is always a pleasure to wrap them around me on cold mornings especially after a quick warm up on the radiator. I particularly appreciated snuggling up under my throw to keep cosy as the scent was at a lovely, soothing level and didn't get right up my nose. The scent whilst not very powerful, was slightly detectable on my laundry after putting every away. I find that as the dark nights are drawing in, the fruitier and overpowering scents are not appealing to me so the calming change was very welcome indeed.
I feel that this scent should be renamed as I don't think Blueberry and Jasmine Twist is fitting. I feel it would be better as Moonflower and Jasmine Twist as it is a calming, floral scent once ran through the wash as opposed to a floral and sweet fruity scent that it initially bestows upon us. I will happily buy this again in winter but for spring and summer, I will choose the vibrant scents.
It is difficult to get this on offer especially for the smaller bottle now as everywhere has bumped their prices up. I feel £3.00 was a good price for 42washes.
Thanks for reading :)
~~A little about Comfort.~~
Comfort began in 1969, being the first fabric conditioner in the UK. In the 80s, Comfort rebranded with a richer texture, more perfume, improved softness and later their very first concentrated option. By the 90s they were in full swing - first fully biodegradable conditioner, new logo and image, tumble drier sheets and more eco-friendly packaging. In 2004 they began fabric conditioner capsules.
The "Exhilarations" range is one of their most recent ranges of fragrances which come in three exotic and different options: blueberry and jasmine twist, strawberry and lily kiss, and melon and lotus flower lift.
The packaging is very bright and eye-catching compared to the generic pastel colours that you so often see on fabric softener's bottles. It is a bright purple with pictures of (surprise, surprise!) jasmine and blueberries. The bottle's shape is typical of Comfort with that trademark curve and chunky lid that they have used for a while.
The colour of the liquid is a soft violet which is very pleasing to the eye. It looks fairly thick without being syruppy and is almost opaque.
The scent when sniffing it from the bottle is quite similar to that of other conditioners with a subtle undertone of berries.
~~The fragrance after removing from the machine.~~
At first, the washing just smelt generically fresh, just as other conditioners, however once the clothing had dried, it started to smell quite masculine. I noticed it when I was convinced I could smell aftershave on my son, I then noticed it on myself - I finally went to the airing cupboard and smelt all the other dried clothing and it smelt the same too.
I can safely say it was not what I expected. After using Comfort for many years, I have always been a satisfied customer until now. I tried the strawberry option first and after being so impressed with the fruity fragrance left on my bed linen, I decided to try this blueberry one - no such luck, although it is a nice fragrance it is too masculine for me and certainly does not smell fruity!
As always, my washing came out with the softness that you would expect from Comfort, so they do not lose any marks there!
I have passed this bottle onto my boyfriend who lives alone, so he can get away with using this scent!
I've decided to review Comfort exhilarations, as this is one of my few favourites of the fabric conditioners currently available.
Whilst the picture shown here is for the original comfort, the wording states "blueberry and jasmine twist" so this is the product I am reviewing.
The fabric conditioner comes in a gorgeous unique shaped 750ml purple plastic container and is a concentrate. The whole of the exhilarations range have a gorgeous shaped plastic screw top that matches the colour of the bottle and are easily visible on the supermarket shelves.
Whilst the container advertises that you can obtain 21 washes from the product, I find I can achieve double the amount as I use much less that the manufacturer advises. The rear of the container provides information on dosage dependent on the type wash you are doing, with a normal load requiring 35ml, which is about ¾ of a capful.
When you open the lid, the gorgeous smelling fragrance is released and is a naturally smell of both blueberry and jasmine. The scent is particularly strong and when I initially tried this product I was dubious if the fragrance would linger on my washing.
I always guess the amount needed and tend to pour a very small amount of the lilac coloured liquid into the drawer of my washing machine. This product should not be poured directly onto your washing. The product is of a good consistency and whilst runny, is not too runny as some fabric conditioners.
My main purpose for using fabric conditioners is for three reasons:-
1. To stop my clothes "clinging". Without fabric conditioner, I find my trousers sticking to my legs and can hear and feel the static, particularly if they've been tumble-dried.
2. To enable the clothes to be ironed with ease
3. To fragrance my washing
Once your washing cycle has finished and you remove your clothes from the machine, you will instantly smell the fragrance on your wet washing. I either peg it out on the line (weather permitting!!) or tumble dry. I find the washing comes out less creased and is much softer than just using washing powder.
The one thing I love about this product is that the scent lingers for ages and when I open my wardrobe to hang up my clean clothes, I can smell the scent from my previous wash. I also love the scent on my clean bedding, as whilst the fragrance is evident, it is subtle and not overpowering. There's nothing better than snuggling up in freshly washed bedding as I always find I sleep better. Why? I don't know!!
The product is manufactured by Unilever and the rear of the bottle states that is recommended by both Persil and Surf.
The empty bottle is suitable for recycling and Unilever advise that they are now using 50% less packaging.
The product normally retails at around £2 for a 750ml bottle, but I have frequently seen it for half price in Tesco, so I tend to bulk buy when it's only £1.
As this is such a gorgeous effective product I give it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I wrote a review on the Strawberry & Lily Kiss version on this fabric conditioner the other day so I thought Id get around to writing this review - the second one in the collection. I found a money off voucher for this product the other day in Cosmo and I gave it to my mom because she buys this kind of stuff all the time but she came back with one of each scent for us to try out and see which one was the best. This scent must be the Marmite of the three because me and my mom have got totally different opinions on the smell: I love it, she hates it so this may be one that isnt for everyone. I tried this one yesterday when I did a load of washing and I absolutely loved the smell!
This fabric conditioner comes in a vibrant purple 750ml bottle with a screw off cap. The directions of how to use and how much to use are all on the bottle along with ingredients and an address to write to should you have any problems with this product. When it comes to using this I tend to pour the liquid into the cap and then into the washing machine draw but I know some people pour it straight onto the clothes - I doubt it matters how you do it to be honest. The bottle states that you only need to use one capfull of this in each wash and I have to agree because I reckon that is more than enough because the scent is so strong. In fact in some cases I think half a cap is enough so one bottle will last you for ages as you dont need to use to much each time.
I reckon the smell of this is lovely although I was expecting it to be fruitier than it actually was. The jasmine is definately the strongest scent out of the two so much so that it kind of overpowers the blueberry and even though it is a gorgeous scent I had expected better. I would have liked the blueberry to be a bit stronger so the two scents mixed better together but I think they got the proportions a bit out of whack as one is so much stronger than the other. Having said that though the scent is still very nice but if you dont want flowery smelling clothes stay the hell away from this product!
The best thing about the smell is how long it lasts on your clothes and whatever else your washing. Ive washed my clothes with other conditioners before and as soon as the clothes are dry the scent fades but this isnt the case with this product. The scent lasts until the next wash on clothes and Im a smoker so usually any scent on my clothes doesnt last very long. This is a great product overall and I would say while it isnt as nice as the Strawberry & Lily scented one I would definately use it again and I recommend that everyone else does as well. Highly recommended.
A bottle of this will cost you around £3 from any supermarket but my mom tells me they are often on offer so it may be worth keeping an eye out for.
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I saw this range of Fabric Conditioners about 2 months ago. This was hardly in the shops at first, and also doesn't seem that well stocked in shops, but I saw this in Tesco and Asda for £1 per bottle. The normal retail price of it is around £2, which seems quite expensive for a 750ml bottle. Then again this is new and full of new freshness technology.
The bottle is ok looking. It has a slight shape to it, and is sort of thick and chunky. This is a thick plastic bottle and it has a shiny plastic wrapper all the way around it. The label is a nice deep lilac, light purple colour with some light purple flowers over this. The lettering is large enough on it. On the pack this states this gives 21 washes, but this would depend on the dosage that you use. We tend to do the washing when it is a full load, so we fill the lid full of the liquid. The liquid is runny, but the same consistency as all other fabric conditioners i've used. It is a nice light purple colour.
So how did I like this? It was alright. I never really fall in love with a fabric softener, apart from Lenor Summer, which I think is lovely. This did make my clothes smell nice. I couldn't say that I knew this scent was Blueberry and Jasmine. The smell was nice, but it wasn't noticible that the scents were what they were. The scent lasted a good lenght of time as well. I often wear the same top 2 days in a row to work, and after picking this top up on the 2nd day I could still smell the nice fresh washed scent on this. I guess I could smell the Blueberry on here a bit more than the Jasmine, but then again the musky scent that was in here was probably the Jasmine.
This was nice enough, but I think £1 is an ok price for this. It isn't worth more than other softners, but is a nice scent. Also available in 2 other scents.
Yes it's time for another fabric conditioner review from me..sorry!
Anyone who has read my previous reviews will know I have a penchant for good quality fabric conditioners. I won't buy cheap watery products, but having said that I won't be taken in by expensive 'designer' brands either - unless they are on offer of course!
I recently bought two well known brand conditioners whilst they were on offer at my local supermarket for a mere £1 each, and the first to be reviewed today is this one; Blueberry & Jasmine Twist from the new Exhilaration's range from Comfort.
Price and packaging~
Price wise, I have seen this retail at around the £2.90 mark (for a 750ml size bottle) but as mentioned above this was on offer at £1 when I purchased it recently.
Now the packaging is nothing like the picture featured above ( I added this product ) so you will have to envisage it.
The bottle is tall and sleek with a slight wavy curve, giving it a tear drop shape. The colour is a pretty shade of purple and the bottle features images of blueberries and jasmine flowers. All very aesthetically pleasing but how does it fare on my clothes?
Using the product~
This is a concentrate so only a small cap full is required. The lid as per usual, doubles up to be the measure jug as with most fabric conditioners.
On unscrewing the easy to open lid, I prepared my nostrils for a strong scent. What I got was a faint whisper of jasmine. That was it.
Undeterred I poured the product into the measure jug/lid and noticed for a concentrate it was actually quite runny and watery which was surprising. The colour is a beautiful mauve/lilac so it had one thing going in it's favour.
After it had done the deed in my washing machine I wasn't expecting great results. I like a fabric conditioner that is strong in fragrance more than anything as I like it to fuse into my clothes and be noticeable. Because this didn't appear to have much 'oomph' about it when I first had a whiff I didn't think it would make much impact.
On removing the washing from the machine I was pleasantly surprised that it had a stronger scent once used than it did in the bottle.
I hung my clothes on the line and could smell the jasmine quite clearly but the blueberry was quite faint. Nevertheless my clothes had a nice smell to them as they were blowing on the line.
The ironing test~
After the clothes were dry I got them ready to iron and the second the iron touched them the heat seemed to activate the scent leaving quite a strong, pleasant aroma -I was impressed.
'A few days later test~
Having been in my wardrobe for a few days I picked up a top that had been washed previously with said item. As soon as I removed it from the wardrobe I got a hit of jasmine and faint blueberry. Impressive!
There's nothing too different I can write in this fabric conditioner review that's different to any other of my others (and I've reviewed plenty) so if I sound like I'm repeating myself then sorry!
This didn't impress me at first but having used it I liked the fact the fragrance was noticeable several days later - that for me is a bonus. It left my clothes soft, crease free and easy to iron so again it scores some more points.
I am going to mark it down by one star however as I don't think it's worth buying at the full price. It's good, but I've used better. At the end of the day though for £1 it's a complete bargain!