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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 stringer than most other fabric conditioners.
I generally buy the strawberry and lily kisses in this range but when I found they had been reduced recently and they didn't have any stock of the one I usually use I decided to get a couple of the others to try and so got this one and blueberry and jasmine twist since I hadn't tried these two before. The product somes packaged in very brightly coloured bottles apart from the vanilla and gold iris, this bottle is bright green in colour and you certainly wouldn't hjave a problem finding it on the supermarket shelves.
The bottle states that the ingredients among others are 5-15% Cationic Surfactants, <5% Perfume, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal and Benzisothiazolinone.
To use the fabric conditioner you use the screw top lid to pour out the required dose, you need a full capful for a 6-7kg load and about 3/4 of a capful for a 4-5kg load. I have a 6 kg machine but I use 3/4 of a capful each time as I find that this is ample to give the required effects. There are a couple of warnings on the botle such as you should keep away from children, do not pour directly onto fabrics, wash and dry hands after use and keep away from eyes.
This product smells lovely, it does smell of melon but I think it is a bit sweeter than a melon smells and I really liked the scent, I wasn't sure I was going to like the scent when I had smelt it in the bottle but it doesn't smell anywhere near as strong on the clothes. I found that as with the other scents my clothes are left soft and the smell fragrances the whole house if I have to dry my clothes inside. When you dry your clothes outside you do seem to lose the smell from the clothes a little but they still smell lovely.
I will continue buying this product when it is on offer and have found now that there are another two fragrances I like so there is even more choice for my washing.
My preferred fabric softener brand is Comfort, so I often stock up when I spot it on special offer. When I saw the Comfort in Melon and Lotus Flower, a variety I'd not tried before, for just £1 a bottle a couple of months ago I decided to try it despite the fact I didn't really need any at the time.
The product comes in a green bottle with information for use printed on the back alongside diagrams. It can be used for hand washing as well as machine washing, but I hate hand washing with a passion and therefore have never used the product for that purpose.
To use, you simply pour a capful into your washing machine drawer, altering the amount depending on the size of the load or whether you want extra softness. The thing which really surprised me about this was that the liquid is a pale green colour, as despite the colouring of the bottle for some reason I was expecting the liquid to be white.
The reason I had never purchased this variety before, was simply that the fragrance - melon and lotus flower - did not really appeal to me. I have to say, I was quite pleasantly surprised by the scent of the product, which was much nicer than expected. It has a very sweet, fruity melon scent, but also smells a bit leafy to me. It's a perfect fragrance for a fabric softener in my opinion, as it does smell very 'clean' and fresh and I am a little shocked at how much I love it.
I usually just use the recommended 35ml per wash for 'normal' loads and I find that is always more than adequate for my needs. As soon as I open the washing machine door after washing, this is the scent that hits me. Given the time of the year, I tend to dry most of my clothes indoors on an airer in the spare room and I find the room is always filled with the scent of the product.
My clothes always feel soft after use, as I have come to expect from Comfort and fabrics retain the scent of the product well. I have found that even when my clothes have been folded and put away for a week or so, when I come to put them on I can still smell the lovely Comfort fragrance on them. This is also a great product for washing your bed sheets with as I find my bedding smells absolutely amazing - there's nothing like getting into a fresh clean bed - especially one that smells so gorgeous!
I paid £1 for a 750ml / 21 wash bottle of this in ASDA during their New Year cleaning event. Having just looked online it seems they no longer stock it, which leads me to think it may have been discontinued to make way for new scents. I'm actually really disappointed by that as I would have been prepared to make this a regular purchase. It seems that it is still available to buy however from Waitrose at £4.07 for a 42 wash bottle. If I'm right and it has been discontinued, it will be worth checking discount shops as these sort of things tend to pop up there.
Overall, I really liked this product. It left my clothes feeling soft and wonderfully scented. If you can get hold of a bottle then it is definitely worth a try.
I love my toiletries and beauty products and like to try out lots of new products, and the same thing can be said for my cleaning products..particularly fabric softeners (which I seem to have a weak spot for!).
I have recently just finished using the Comfort Melon and Lotus fabric conditioner, so will now give you my opinion on the product..
The softener or conditioner - which ever you prefer to relate to it as -is part of the Exhilarations range and comes housed in an upright standing bottle. The design of the bottle is identical to the other 'Exhilarations' in the fact it has a distinct tear drop shape to it.
The colouring reflects the fragrance and is a summery light green with pale coloured flowers cascading around the bottle.
The one I am reviewing is the standard sized 750ml, though this is also available in a 1 litre sized bottle also.
The 750ml states it gives 21 washes and costs anything from the £1 upwards mark (depending on where you shop), whilst the larger 1 litre bottle gives 42 washes and can cost around the £3 mark.
Availability wise, this is normally sold in most supermarkets and large retailers that stock fabric softener.
Though the lid doubles as a measure cup indicating via an embossed line how much to use, I always use slightly less. I state this in the majority of my reviews of similar products but it really is the case that using slightly less gives the exact same results, and is budget friendly making the product last longer.
On pouring the liquid into the measure cup I see it's quite a 'zingy' green in colour, whilst the consistency is slightly thin.
The scent is not as strong as I would have anticipated, but nevertheless there is an unmistakable scent of honey whilst in the background is a light floral note (presumably the lotus flower).
I have a husband who works in engineering and two little boys that like rolling around in mud (or so it seems) so I do quite a lot of washing at least two loads a day. Subsequently I go through a lot of washing liquids and fabric softeners so I take note of what works and what is best to avoid next time.
On using this the first time I found the fragrance to intensify when put in the washing machine which I have found happen a lot with other brands. The initial scent isn't overpowering but once it's been through the wash cycle the liquid seems to penetrate the fabrics making it seem stronger afterwards.
My thoughts on this?~
I like the sweetness this fragrance leaves on my clothing, and while it may not be overly strong it's certainly noticeable. The lotus is detectable but is very faint compared to the melon but balances out the scent nicely as I think melon on it's own would have been too sickly sweet perhaps.
My clothes felt incredibly soft and once dry were relatively crease free (which is a bonus as I hate ironing). I used this on my bedding which gave it a lovely fragrance that lasted, as did when used on my clothes - the scent lingered for a few days which was very pleasant indeed.
Both myself and two young sons have quite sensitive skin and I worry about products such as these causing rashes etc. This I'm happy to say caused no such thing and smelled lovely into the bargain.
Though I'm happy to recommend this the main reason for me buying it was the fact it was on offer at just £1. It has served a purpose and left my clothes soft and smelling wonderful, but there are nicer fragrances out there so I'm not sure I'll buy this again too soon (there are too many others out there waiting for me to try!)
That aside, I would buy again (if on offer!) so it does get the full marks from me.
Comfort is a popular laundry brand from the Unilever company. They offer an extensive selection of fabric conditioners to leave clothes soft and scented after washing.
There are different ranges within Comfort including Twilight Sensations, Naturals and Exhilarations. Each range offers several scents and different sized bottles.
~~~Product and Range~~~
The Exhilirarations range is fairly new to Comfort. This range includes the following scented fabric conditioners :
Strawberry and Lily Kiss
Blueberry and Jasmine Twist
Melon and Lotus Flower Lift *reviewing*
Each conditioner is concentrated. This means the liquid is stronger and less is required to do its intended job. The packaging is therefore reduced by around 50% which is ideal for the planet.
Melon and Lotus Flower Lift is described as being a scent which will lighten your mood and lift your spirits.
Like the other Comfort Conditioners, this one comes in a tall, teardrop shaped plastic bottle. It comes complete with a plastic cap which doubles up as the measuring cup. The bottle is mainly a bright shade of green with complimenting floral images.
The front of the bottles shows the brand, product and scent name. On the back, details of the conditioner can be found alongside information on reducing packaging, directions for use, ingredients and contact details for Unilever.
The plastic bottle can be recycled after use.
Fabric conditioner should be used alongside your normal washing powder/gel/tablets/capsules. Using the measuring cap or your own personal judgement, pour the recommended dosage into the dedicated slot in your washing machine drawer.
For large loads of around 6-7kg - 55ml (also for optimal softness)
For medium loads of around 4-5kg - 35ml
For handwashing - 18ml to each 10l of water
5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Perfume, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde , Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzisothiazolinone
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Melon and Lotus Flower Lift can be picked up in supermarkets. A 21wash or 42wash (750ml/1l) are available.
Expect to pay around £1.50-£2.00 for 750ml and around £3.00 for 1l.
I adore my fabric conditioners as I love super soft and gorgeously scented clothes and linen. Since moving into our new home, I have found it difficult to find special offers on fabric conditioners and began to run out! Panicking, I searched the aisles of my local Morrisons and discovered Comfort Melon and Lotus Flower Lift from the Exhilarations collection. I am a fan of the Strawberry one and Melon is normally a gorgeous scent so I picked up a 42wash for £3.00.
Our new home has a drying area out the back which gets the sun for quite a bit of the day. I have been taking full advantage of this when it has been hot. I have several washes on everyday and get them straight out for a good airing before putting them away. I do own an iron now but never feel the need to use it!
The bottle itself is quite pretty despite being green. The teardrop shape allows me to grasp it well but it is chunky compared to the flatter offerings from Lenor. All required information is there. I don't use the measuring cap and simply pour however much takes my fancy into the drawer..I am generous so get slightly less washes than recommended. I have used this with Surf Powder, Ariel Gel and Daz Liquidtabs and find it is most powerful with the Daz on a 30 wash.
The liquid itself is a lime green shade and flows freely from the bottle. The initial scent is strong as it is concentrated. It combines a light, fruity note with a subtle but noticeable floral backing. Once poured into my machine, it is never to be smelt again until my washing is finished.
Removing the clothes from the machine, a soft and rather flirty scent emerges. It isn't quite as strong as other conditioners I have used. My clothes smell fresh and clean. They are delicately scented with a slight honeydew melon aroma and I find the lotus flower scent drops back to almost nothing. The clothes when wet don't have an ultimate softness but things begin to change after a few hours out in the sun.
When I go out to bring my clothes in off the line, the softness is undeniable. I never experienced this from taking stuff to the laundrette in my old flat..the dryers didn't perform aswell as good old fresh air! Particular softness was evident in my towels which were fluffy and amazing to wrap round myself after a relaxing shower.
The honeydew scent had changed and became delightfully sweet. It became more like a watermelon scent, much fresher and a pleasure to smell. The scent and softness remained after putting my laundry away and my towel cupboard smelt amazing. Even when I wore my clothes, the smell was still there but not very strong and didn't interfere with any of my perfumes. My family have sensitive skin and the clothes are soft and perfect against our skin.
I have enjoyed using this fabric conditioner as it gives my laundry extra softness and the scent is light and fresh. It isn't my favourite as I love stronger and fruitier scents but this is far up my list!
Thanks for reading :)
I'm a sucker for all things smelly and beautiful, especially for when it comes to washing my clothes. I don't stick to one brand when it comes to comforters and washing powders etc I just go for the price first and then the smell. The other week in Wilkinsons I noticed they had the new range of Comfort Exhilirations Concentrate Fabric Conditioners priced at just £1 a bottle so I got sniffing.
The one I bought was in fact Comforts' Melon and Lotus Flower Lift.
This particular one comes in a green, flowery bottle, brightly coloured and extremely eyecatching on a shelf, even amongst all the other flowery, and brightly coloured boxes and bottles. The bottle can be clearly recognised as a Comfort product and the fact it is a fabric conditioner as it tells you on the front of the bottle, as well as informing us that this 750ml bottle provides 21 washes.
The green, screw off plastic cap on top acts as the measuring cap to pour the comforter into.
The comforter itself is a pale mint yet bright lime green in colour, work that one out lol, a thick, yet runny and smooth liquid which smells absolutely beautiful. It smells very floral at first, an awakening scent which soon mellows slightly to a citrusy, lemony fragrance which shocked me as it didn't smell bitter or tangy, it was in fact a sweet fruity scent, which mixed them both together and it is a very uplifting fragrance. However, although liking both the floral fragrance and the fruity melon smell they sort of clash, I find my nose struggles to really enjoy both the scents together. I picked up the flowery smell and I liked it, it's refreshing, I also picked up the melon seperately and was welcomed by this citrusy scent however the two together sort of clash, crash and burn together lol. However I'm not one to waste things unless I really dislike them and this wasn't totally horrible, just the smells together were not as appealing as other comforters you can buy.
Using it on my clothes, my clothes did come out feeling incredibly soft and clean. They had less creases in them after being pegged out and my iron just glided over them like a professional ice skater they were that smooth. But then I expected this from a Comfort product as I've been really impressed with the results from more of their products.
I'd reccomend Comfort fabric conditioners any day but this particular scent is not a winner for me, If someone offered it to me for free I wouldn't say no but it's not my favourite scent.
This is the last of my Comfort reviews and I thought Id get the last one done while all the information is still fresh in my mind - well that and the fact that I seem to be on a reviewing roll today. Im not going to write about why we bought this (check my previous review) as I dont want to be repetitive but the long story short is my mom bought all 3 scents home for us to try and for me to review. The only bad thing is with this review is that this scent is my least favourite out of the three, now that doesnt mean that it smells horrible at all I just didnt like the fragrance as much as the other two - the sort of let down out of the range.
This fabric conditioner comes in a vivid lime green 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 think they got the mixture between the two scents just right here because you can smell them both equally however Im not to sure that the two fragrances compliment each other very well. I dont like the smell of melon anyway but in this is was very nice I just reckon that they could have found a better matching scent because the two kind of worked against each other in this case. The smell is quite nice overall but I think Im a bit picky and Im picking apart the fragrance when I should be appreciating it as a whole. I have to say though this smells way better on dry clothes as the scent does fade somewhat and then it becomes much nicer I think. Overall this is a decent scent but its my least favourite out of the range on the other hand though my mom liked this one the best so again I guess its down to personal taste but try n have a whiff in the shop - try before you buy!
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. I prefer the other two scents but I do recommend this in a way as I think if this is the first one you smelt you would love it. So half 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.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
What is Comfort Exhilarations?
Comfort is the Uk's best selling fabric conditioner brand from the company Unileaver. Exhilarations is the newest range to its concentrated fabric conditioners. It had over £4 million thrown into clever marketing, advertising and eye catching packaging to target fragrance loving consumers, who are the biggest spenders in this sector.
I always buy this product on offer for £1 at leading supermarkets for a 750ml bottle which gives 21 washes. It seems to be on offer in one of the stores every other month so it's definitely worth keeping your eyes peeled. If not it will set you back between £1.60-£2.00.
The packaging has been Melon and Lotus flower kiss bottle is a vibrant green colour, with green screw top lid. It is splashed with vivid images of Lotus flowers and some blurred images of melons in the background. This is purposefully done to attract all those fragrance loving customers who will see the images and get connotations of refreshing melons and gentle lotus flowers and believe they will get a replication of this scent in the bottle. The rear of the bottle has instructions on how to use the product.
How to use
Simply follow the basic instructions; one cap is enough for a full load. Place in washer draw NOT with the washing and complete your washing as usual.
This comes in three scents; Blueberry & Jasmine Twist, Strawberry & Lily Kiss and Melon & Lotus Flower Lift. Each offer a perfect combination of fruit and floral fragrances designed to elevate your mood. Each liquid matches the colour of the fruit to further make you feel your are getting a full fruity and fragrant experience.
My opinion of Melon and Lotus Flower
I was wooed by the adverts and bought this product when I first saw it advertised on special offer for £1. I thought this was a good price, almost half of what I would pay for a fabric conditioner. I liked the bold packaging and matching coloured liquid, although being very girly, I was more attracted to the pink bottle. The scent was quite disappointing as I couldn't distinguish what the smell was. It wasn't very fruity or Melon-like, more like a a floral concoxtion which smells very synthetic. The smell was stronger on wet clothes but does seem to last for a good few hours. My clothes felt notably softer and smelt a little nicer than they do without it. I would recommend this range of products only in Strawberry and Lily kiss as it is my no 1 choice in fabric conditioners. The Melon and Lotus Flower scent is just not very nice to smell. I did use the full bottle rather than waste it as it does leave your clothes soft, however when in ran out I went back to using the Strawberry & Lily kiss scenty. Due to it being concentrated you use less, saving you more money and it uses 50% less packaging so it helps the environment too!