“ Brand: Comfort / Type: Products / Type: Laundry Detergent / Category: Laundry „
I nearly always use fabric softener in my wash as I like my clothes to feel soft . In addition a washing machine engineer recently told me that using fabric softener in your wash will help to break down any excess detergent. Having tried several brands and fragrances my favourite has to be the Lenor gold orchid in the gold bottle. However just before Christmas I spotted a very similar looking gold bottle made by comfort. Vanilla and gold is part of the exhilarations range and as I love vanilla and as it was also on offer at £2 for a 1.2 litre bottle, I decided to try it. The bottle I bought is exactly like the one pictured and was clearly made specially for the festive season.
The 1.2 litre bottle is designed to hold enough for 34 washes although I use it a bit more sparingly than suggested with good results. The screw top lid is designed to act as a measure and suggested dosage amount are clearly shown on the bottle. To give you an idea it is suggested you use 55ml of softener for 4-5 kg of laundry. I tend to use about 1/2 a capful per load. The softener should be pored into the drawer and not directly onto laundry.The shape of the bottle makes it easy to hold and pour.
The scent is pleasant enough although I cant really detect it is vanilla. The sweet scent is fairly strong when it is in the bottle but once the laundry cycle is complete it is far more subtle. The problem for me is that the scent doesn't seem to last. I do like my sheets to smell fresh and find that after using lenor I can still detect the scent several days later.This is not the case with comfort. In addition the scent of the lenor version really does smell of vanilla and in my opinion is streets ahead of comfort.
After using comfort my laundry did feel soft and the clothes were easy to iron and I could detect no difference to when I use lenor.
Overall this is a good fabric softener but for me, it is let down by the the scent. It is still available in a different bottle from most supermarkets. I will be switching back to lenor gold orchid and stocking up when it is next on offer!
In my opinion fabric conditioner is a essential item and I tend to buy whatever brand is on offer. Whilst shopping in Wilko I picked up a 1.2L bottle of Comfort Vanilla & Gold Iris fabric conditioner which is from their "Exhilarations" range. I paid £2.00 for mine, its usual price being £3.55
Comfort Exhilarations Vanilla and Gold Iris was originally released as a special limited Christmas edition hence the festive packaging as pictured in Dooyoos picture. It must have proven to be rather popular and therefore made available year round. Therefore my particular bottle is a little different to the one pictured above, most notably the Christmas theme has gone. The bottle still retains the classy "gold" though and is covered in beautiful flowers. The brand logo is clearly displayed in the centre along with the claim that there is "100% more fragrance in every drop*". This 1.2L bottle should get 34 loads.
General information is given on the back including ingredients, warnings and recommended dosage guides. All of this should be read thoroughly before use.
On top of the bottle we have a gold coloured screw on cap, which is in keeping with the rest of the packaging. I find it easy enough to open and close the lid and have not experienced any leakage. The cap can be used to measure out the correct dosage, for example - one full capful is equivalent to 55ml which is recommended for a large 6-7kg load. Pouring the liquid into the cap is easy enough and it is wide enough to ensure I don't accidentally spill any.
The fabric conditioner itself is a light creamy colour and of a watery consistency - which I would expect from this type of product. From the bottle it has a very strong smell which I feel dies down a little during the wash, clothes come out nicely fragranced instead of overly strong and headache inducing. I have washed linen and towels with this fabric conditioner and found they kept their freshness even when stored in the airing cupboard for a few days. I find the fragrance to be quite luxury, it is floral with a slight hint of vanilla, I actually really really like this one!
Clothes are left feeling incredibly soft and my bath towels are fluffy, I feel the conditioner works well at softening all the materials. My daughter does have rather sensitive skin but this one has not caused any flare ups, nor has anyone else in the household experienced any adverse reactions.
I have been really impressed with Comforts Exhilaration's Vanilla and Gold fabric conditioner and am more than happy that they decided to add it too their collection. As I mentioned earlier, I tend to buy whatever branded fabric conditioner is on offer and if I saw this one around the £2.00 mark again I would certainly purchase it, I am also eager to try out other scents from the exhilarations range.
* versus Comfort Naturals Jojoba
~Vanilla and Gold Iris~
This fabric conditioner is part of the Comfort Exhilirations range and is promoted as being a festive product with a vanilla and gold iris scent. This fabric conditioner is marketed as having '100% more fragrance in every drop' and this comparison is made with the Comfort Naturals Jojoba fabric conditioner. It claims to leave your laundry easily ironed and scented with Christmas aromas.
This fabric conditioner is presented in a gold coloured bottle made of plastic and features a screw lid which doubles up as the measuring cap. The bottle is decorated in a festive manner with present and candy cane pictures. The important product information and usage instructions are clearly presented on the back of the bottle. Depending on the size of your laundry load, pour either 35ml or 55ml in to the machine drawer. This fabric conditioner is also suitable for hand washing.
~Price and Availability~
As this is a limited edition fabric conditioner, it will only be around for a little longer. A 34 wash bottle (1.2l) is available from Tesco priced at £2.00.
I am always keen to try new laundry products and whilst shopping in Tesco a few weeks ago, I was drawn to this particular fabric conditioner because of the gorgeous festive design on the bottle. I paid £2.00 which I consider to be an excellent price for a 34 wash fabric conditioner as a lot of them at priced higher than this for a smaller bottle.
Over the past few weeks, I have used this fabric conditioner alongside a few different detergents including liquid tabs and liquid detergent and I find that this compliments the different detergents well. The milky coloured liquid does not need diluted and pours with ease from the bottle in to my washing machine drawer. I have used Comfort so often that I can now judge by eye how much I am pouring rather than using the measuring cap. I have a large capacity washing machine so tend to use between the 35ml and 55ml depending on how big a load I am washing.
I quite like this fabric conditioner and the Comfort range in general. I am one of those people who stands in the laundry aisle opening the bottles and sniffing fabric conditioners before buying them and this one smells really lovely in the bottle. It isn't
a really powerful scent but is lightly perfumed and suitable for use by the full family in my opinion as it is quite a neutral scent. It isn't as strong as the fruity Comfort scents but it is the right strength given the type of scent that it actually is.
This fabric conditioner runs through my laundry well and doesn't leave any residue when the wash is finished. I have used it with various washes including quick washes and high temperature washes. It has been used on towels, bed linen and also clothing for everyone in my home including those with sensitive skin with no issues at all. This fabric conditioner is up to the usual high standards of Comfort. My laundry is left soft to the touch. I particularly like how soft and fluffy my towels are after they have dried. I dry laundry over a clothes horse and find that my laundry is soft for quite a while after drying.
The scent of this fabric conditioner infuses in to my laundry and whilst the scent is at its peak straight after taking the laundry out of the washing machine, I find that the laundry remains fresh, clean and delicately scented even after it has been in the drawers or wardrobe for a few days. I like the mild yet noticeable aroma that remains on my laundry as it doesn't interfere with any perfume I wear and is both my boys like the scent too. I wouldn't say that the scent jumps out as being particularly festive but it is different to the other Comfort scents. It is a soft, fragrant blend and the vanilla is the main scent. It is a sweet and mild perfume aroma which is very nice indeed.
I quite liked using this fabric conditioner as the scent left on my clothing was appealing especially when I used it on a fluffy jumper I had - soothing and sweet. I would say that I got around 28-30 washes from my bottle as I used extra to accommodate for bigger loads on certain occasions. I would recommend this to those who prefer a more subtle but equally as gorgeous scented fabric conditioner and would urge you to buy it quick before it sells out!
Thanks for reading :)