Product Type: Comfort household products
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Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner Exhilarations Strawberry & Lily Kiss
Date: 19/04/11, updated on 18/04/12 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Great smell and gives great results
Disadvantages: Very pink
I am a bit frugal when it come to buying washing products and conditioners and do not read too much into products, ingredients etc. apart from the price. Since trying the Comfort Exhilarations Fabric Conditioner Strawberry and Lily Kiss I have changed my ways, or at least stocked up when it is on offer!
The brand Comfort has been around for just over forty years and is a household name when it comes to fabric conditioners, unsurprisingly it was the first of its kind launched in the UK. They have always been very innovative when it comes to TV campaigns, packaging and more importantly fragrances. The Comfort brand has recently joined forces with companies such as Mothercare and Debanhams promoting the companies line of products for sensitive skin particularly aimed at families with young children.
The Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner Exhilarations Strawberry & Lily Kiss is part of the recent 'Exhilarations' range from Comfort. This series of fabric conditioners are all about the fragrance and senses these awaken in you when you use this with your clothes. The bottle comes in 1.5 litre and 750ml quantities priced at £3.00/£1.50 which is an average branded fabric conditioner price. The bottle is curved and has a removable cap from which you measure the liquid out into. This particular fragrance container is almost completely pink in colour, with pink flowers and the Comfort logo and a short description. It is definitely one for the ladies! All in all it is pleasing to the eye and recyclable packaging.
This conditioner is concentrated, which means that only small amounts of liquid is needed to fragrance and condition your clothes. An average wash of 4-5kg takes 35ml of conditioner and the 1.5 litre bottle states that you can get up to 42 washes out of the bottle (using the minimum amounts). You simply add the required amount to your washing machine drawer and voila. Comfort market the fact that this is friendly to the environment, being a concentrated formula means you have to buy less and as a result it uses less packaging materials, everyone is happy. I have gotten into my recycling recently and so to me this is good news. The liquid is quite thick and bright pink in colour.
You can tell on opening the bottle the fragrance of strawberry and lily kiss is definitely going to come out with your clothes after a cycle. It is very strong and sweet smelling, though not in a sickly way. The strawberries are the dominant scent in this fragrance with the lilies still coming through and smoothing out the tones; otherwise it would definitely be too much to take in. It is a very summery scent and so perfect timing to give this a go. As mentioned previously the products appearance and scent is very feminine, however my partner has thus far not complained or queried the smell.
After washing the strawberry and lily kiss scent it is not half as pungent as in the bottle, obviously, yet it does not disappear like so many other fabric conditioners I have used. It is more subtle yet clings to your clothes and remains until after your first wear and is really pleasant to smell. The product also contains Comfort 'easy iron' formula, but as I do not iron anything (the shame) I cannot comment on the reliability of this claim. Clothes not only have a great smell but shine after using this conditioner on them and are very soft to the touch. Thoough you use less liquid in the wash it still manages to condition the whole load as well as fragrancing them. All in all results are great and this really is the best smelling fabric conditioner I have used.
The Comfort fabric conditioner formula contains: 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Perfume, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzisothiazolinone .
Other fragrances in the 'Exhilarations' range are;
Bluebell and Bergamot Thrill
Blueberry and Jasmine Twist
Melon and Lotus Flower
Five out of five for Comfort :)
Summary: For both great smelling and soft feeling clothes this is the product for you