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Comfort-able clothes, Strawberry & Lily Kiss fabric conditioner.
Comfort Exhil Strawberry and Lily Kiss
Member Name: trayrope
Comfort Exhil Strawberry and Lily Kiss
Advantages: Softens clothes, smells nice.
Disadvantages: Price, Pinkness.
I am very intermittent in the use of fabric conditioner, if I have some in the cleaning cupboard I will use it, if I don't I won't.
A couple of weeks ago my Mother-In-Law was cleaning out her "End of the world" stock cupboard and she gave me a bag full of goodies that she no longer wanted. In that bag was a bottle of Comfort Exhilarations Strawberry & Lily Kiss Concentrated Fabric Conditioner. This fabric conditioner can be found at most good supermarkets and retails for around £2.20 for a 21 wash bottle but is regularly on offer for a £1 a bottle.
The first thing that struck me about the bottle was its pinkness, this is a very feminine looking bottle of fabric conditioner, I can't imagine a man reaching out for this during his weekly shop and popping it in his basket. The bottle is plastic and recyclable. The label gives us all the usual information on how to use the fabric conditioner, Ingredients, manufacturer contact details and health and safety information.
The lid is very easy to unscrew and the fragrance is released, to me this smells very sweet and a bit like a perfumed strawberry milk shake. At first I was not sure it was a fragrance I wanted mine and all the families' clothes to smell of but I went ahead and poured a capful into the fabric conditioner section in my washing machine draw.
The fabric conditioner itself is very pink, like milkshake, and has a rich consistency. It pours into the washing machine draw easily with the minimum of mess and the washer easily takes all the fabric conditioner during the rinse cycle.
When I remove the laundry from the machine I can instantly feel that the clothes are softer than what they are when I don't use fabric conditioner, the fragrance has settled now and is less strawberry milkshake and more floral and fresh.
When the weather is good I like to line dry my washing, the washing dries up very well and feels soft with minimal creases, I can still smell the fabric conditioners sweet floral fragrance, and I like what I smell. Towels and bedding feel very soft and comforting.
When it comes to ironing I find that clothes that have been washed with fabric conditioner tend to be easier to iron and this fabric conditioner is no different, the iron glides easily over the clothes and the creases disappear quickly, the steam releases the fragrance of the fabric conditioner and while it is still not a joy to do the ironing the fabric conditioner does help to make a rubbish job just that little bit easier.
The clothes, towels and bedding that have been washed in this fabric conditioner stand up very well to the sniff test, when I got the bedding out of the airing cupboard the following week to put on the bed I could still smell the sweet floral fragrance. The towels are still fresh and soft as they were when they were brought in off the line and clothes that have hung in the wardrobe for a week or more still have the fabric conditioners scent clinging to them. To be honest after I have had the clothes on for a couple of hours I can no longer smell the fabric conditioner but the added softness in the clothes is very nice.
Happily this fabric conditioner does not irritate any of my families' skin; my son and daughter still suffer with slight eczema.
In conclusion I find this a great smelling fabric conditioner; it softens and perfumes my laundry and makes ironing an easier job, I do like the scent but I would have to say it does not stand out from other fabric conditioners I have used. I would happily buy this if it were on offer but would not be willing to pay full price.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A nice fabric conditioner, but no better than others available.