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I have a wash on once a day so I am well used to washing my share of clothes. With the exception of towels and resusable nappies, I have always tended to use a fabric softener, in the belief that it does helps keep the family's clothes soft but also mainly because I love the smell of the clothes when they come out of the washing machine, having had a fabric softener added. A few years ago, I tried out the Comfort concentrate range which is meant to be more economical than the general Comfort softener range, and I haven't looked back. That is not to say that I don't try other brands of softener when they are on offer, but I usually end up back with the Comfort brand as I think they have a fabulous range of fragrances, and they are very frequently on offer. Also, when I was pregnant, I received quite a few money off coupons which, at the time, lead to me stockpiling the stuff. The present softener that I am using is this Comfort concentrate Tropical Burst, which stands out on the shelf due to its bright orange colour. As I said, I like the range of fragrances but I thought this would be a good fragrance coming into the Spring when I first bought it. Although I use softener in most washes as I said, I don't find myself having to purchase it a lot, as a bottle of this softener really seems to last me a good length of time. I do think this has a lot to do with the concentrate element of this product, as it claims that because the softener is ultra concentrated, you don't need as much liquid to provide the same results. Comfort claim that their softener also includes 'fresh release technology' meaning that there are micro fragrances that 'infiltrate' clothes during the washing cycles and then are released as you move and keep your clothes smelling fresher for longer. The tropical burst fragrance is very summery, and it really does make me think of summer holidays when I pour it into the cap to put in the washing machine. After a wash, as soon as I open the door, I can smell the lovely, fresh summery scent coming from the softener, and my clothes smell clean and fresh and most importantly smelling summery. I don't know whether I would be able to say that I notice the fragrance beyond that first opening of the washing machine or sniff of the clothes, so I'm not sure that the claim for fragrance to be released as you move is really justified - that said, as long as the clothes smell fresh, and feel soft, then to me, that is really all I am looking for in a softener, and this therefore lives up to my expectations. All in all, in terms of a Fabric Softener, Comfort is one of the best on the market in my opinion, particularly given their range of fragrances. There has been no adverse affect on the skin of my husband, my toddler or myself, which is reassuring as well. A great product, and a great fragrance.
When it comes to washing clothes, fabric softener is something I could never do without. I tend to stick to either Comfort or Lenor and usually stock up on whatever is on offer. Recently Tesco had an offer on Comfort with 1.5L bottles, enough for 42 washes, selling at just £1.85. Ordinarily this retails at around £3.30, so it represented quite a saving! I made the most of this offer and stocked up on a few bottles which will see me through the next few months until the next offer comes around! Whilst I was growing up my Mum had a preference for Comfort and I remember that it was always the blue coloured liquid. In recent years though, the brand has grown and added many other scents to their range of fabric softeners. I must have tried most of these but one of my favourites is the Tropical Burst variety. I'm sure what draws me to it initially is the bright orange colour, which is reminiscent of a hot summers day and at this time of year, where it is still pretty cold, dull and grey, it does have a mood-lifting effect! The liquid comes in a transparent bottle topped with a bright orange lid. According to the label on the front this liquid has 100% more longer lasting freshness compared to concentrated Comfort Pure. There are clear instructions at the back of the bottle for how to use the product. For large loads pour a capful of the liquid into the washing machine and for normal loads, half a capful should do. I usually operate my washing machine with a full load, so use an entire capful each time I wash my clothes. The liquid is poured directly into the fabric softener compartment of the washing machine drawer. This fabric softener is also suitable for hand washing, in which case 18ml or around ¼ of a capful should be used. The liquid should always be added either into the correct compartment in the machine drawer or mixed in with the water when hand washing. It should never be applied directly to clothes. As soon as the bottle is opened the scent of the fabric softener wafts around the room. The smell is what I would describe as sweet and fruity and in my opinion is delightful. Once my washing is done, and as soon as I open the machine door, this scent is the first thing I notice. It's not what I would describe as overpowering, but it is certainly noticeable. The tropical burst Comfort also does an excellent job of softening my clothes - they come out untangled and very soft to the touch. It is particularly noticeable with towels, where on occasion when I have run out of fabric softener or used a 2 in 1 liquid my towels come out stiff and scratchy. With this softener they always come out soft and fluffy with a sweet and delicate scent. I tend to dry my clothes indoors during the winter months and as they dry on the rack; my flat is filled with the delicate, fruity aroma of the fabric softener, which completely dominates the scent of the Persil washing liquid that I use. Incidentally the Comfort range of fabric softeners have been recommended by Persil (well, they are both manufactured by Unilever, so it should come as no surprise!) Once dry the scent remains for a few days - this is something that I love, particularly on freshly washed bed linen, which I find very comforting. I do tend to have quite sensitive skin and have had some problems in the past with itchy skin when I have changed detergent or fabric softener. I am pleased to report that there is no such problem in this case. Overall, I am very impressed with this offering from Comfort and cannot find fault with it so it receives the full five stars from me.
Oh my goodness, I could not rave about this product enough! I love, love, love it! I have always been a Comfort fabric conditioner user, and have always loved how their products smell and make clothing feel. When they brought out their new range of yummy smelling products, I was so excited! I chose this one purely for the smell. The smell is very juicy and fruity, and almost edible! It reminds me of being on holiday on a beach somewhere far, far away! Tesco sell this in two sizes; 750ml for £1.80, and 1.5ltr for £3.30. As with most of their laundry products, they are normally on offer, so take advantage when they are. I don't think that £3.30 for a 1.5ltr is a bad price anyhow, plus this lasts about 42 washes if you only use one cap full. I use one cap full, even with a heavy load. I also always wash at 30 degrees, unless my load is towels, reusable nappies or suchlike. This conditioner works in harmony with 30 degrees washes, and penetrates the clothes easily. Great for energy consumption and bill costs! When the wash has finished, the clothes come out smelling absolutely wonderful. The smell lasts through drying (the room in which they are dried in smells lovely too!), being ironed and being worn. I have had people ask me at the end of the day what conditioner I use! Any laundry that has been conditioned using this is very soft and flexible. Therefore, the 'softener' side of things definitely works. The liquid is orange, which corresponds with it being 'tropical burst.' I like the packaging; I use the lid to measure out my conditioner and for pouring into the drawer. The bottle is recyclable, which is great for the environment. one of the members of my family have ever had any adverse reaction to this conditioner. Highly recommended, long lasting, gorgeous smelling conditioner!
When it comes to doing the washing (clothes not plates!) I like my clothes, towels and anything else that goes into the washing machine to come out smelling nice and fresh and sometimes I find with some fabric softeners that despite the initial burst of fragrance it soon but disappears once the washing machine has done its job of getting your clothes nice and clean. I am not loyal to a particular brand as I find some varieties in the same brand are not as good as others so I tend to switch regularly. Whilst on a lunchtime shopping trip to my local Morrisons I noticed that there were quite a few offers on clothes washing products and after spending far too long browsing the offers and seeing which ones were better value I opted in the end for two Comfort products, one of which being the Tropical Burst fabric conditioner which immediately caught my attention due to its vibrant colour. Comfort is a brand under the Unilever brand and is known nationwide. In fact it was the first fabric conditioner launched in the UK way back in 1969 so at some point or another everyone must have used a Comfort product at some point. Comfort still manages to be the UK's best selling fabric conditioner despite the competition and is the reigning market leader. Comfort promise that all their fabric conditioners are gentle on your skin and leave your clothes feeling soft and this applies to the Tropical Burst Fabric Conditioner. It comes in the usual shaped Comfort bottle which is rather rounded at the bottom with a slim neck and has a screw on orange coloured plastic top. The bottle is completing clear except for the label so you can see the vibrant orange coloured liquid. The label has a colourful, tropical flower theme and gives you all the usual info as does the label on the back. The fabric conditioner itself is as you would expect a water like consistency but when you open the top and smell you do get a lovely fresh, floral aroma which is lovely and certainly different to other similar branded fabric conditioners but when I think of tropical fragrances I do think of a fruity scent and this certainly does not have any fruity elements just fresh and floral but a bit sweeter than your average flower fragranced product. To use the Tropical Burst Fabric Conditioner is just the same as using any other fabric conditioner - you simply pour a small amount into the relevant compartment in your washing machine draw and hey presto! Each bottle depending on the size provides a certain amount of washes so it is important not to use too much at any one use in order to get your monies worth and of course not to waste any of it. I've used the fabric conditioner quite a bit since buying it and regardless of how I dry the clothes whether on an airer, on the line outside or in the tumble drier all the items have dried soft regardless of what the item is whether a pair of jeans, a t-shirt or a towel they all end up lovely and soft which is great as I do try and not use my tumble drier and I can't stand tough, hard towels and even dried on the airer they are soft and smooth. Now the scent test! A lot of fabric conditioners can smell absolutely wonderful in the bottle but it never seems to last once the clothes are dry but with Comfort's Tropical Burst the fresh, floral aroma can certainly be smelt once the items are dry which is great. Although it isn't a powerful fragrance it certainly lingers for quite some time which is nice and the clothes really do smell fresh and newly clean and this lasts even with towels being stored in the airing cupboard. Comfort also advise that their fabric conditioners help make ironing easier and to be quite honest I don't have any hard items to iron as everything I own or my partner owns tends to iron quite easily but anything that is creased say from folding (generally bed linen) I do find that the creases are easily ironed out without having to go over and over the same creases. Overall, this certainly is a lovely fabric conditioner not just for its lovely aroma but also for its colour. It certainly brightens up your cupboard! I would definitely recommend this fabric conditioner to anyone wanting your clothes smelling floral fresh. It comes in two different volumes - 500ml or 1 litre and I paid £2.00 for a litre bottle (it was on offer) and I think even at normal price I would have purchased it. 5 green stars from me!
I never thought I'd write a review about a clothes conditioner, because I don't feel strongly about them. I like using them to keep the fibres soft and fragrant, and I've tried quite a few different brands. Many smell lovely when you open the lid, but the commonest problem is that the smell disappears after the washing. So, we usually buy whichever brand is on offer. We found Comfort Concentrate Tropical Burst on offer as well, so we decided to give it a try. It is very easy to spot on the supermarket shelves, because of the intense orange colour of the lid and the liquid. I like concentrate liquids, because the bottle is smaller and thus are more manageable, take less space in the cupboard and less plastic makes them more environment friendly. This orange liquid has a powerful pleasant orange/pineapple smell. You only need 1/3 (18 ml) of the cup for handwash, about 2/3 (35 ml) for a standard 4-5 kg load, and a full cup (55 ml) for large loads or super softness and freshness. You must pour the liquid into the washing machine drawer and not directly onto fabrics. I cannot say that the clothes became much softer than with other conditioners, but definitely this is the conditioner that made them smell the best. Furthermore, the smell lingered after I tidied the clothes in their cupboards and wardrobes, and even after wearing them! My other half was very impressed with Comfort Tropical burst, and commented on how the nice subtle smell of freshness stays with his shirts all day long. We like it so much, that we are now prepared to pay more for it, rather than try other conditioners on offer. It costs about £2.90 - £3.30, but we bought our most recent bottle on offer yesterday from Morrisons for £2 for 1.5 L which equals to 42 washes!
I love my washing to smell nice and have been known to spend ages in the supermarket just smelling the bottles before deciding what to buy. When I found this one on offer at £1 and after the smell test I decided to give it a try. This product comes in 5 different fragrances and comes in a 750ml bottle for £1.80 or a 1.5ltr bottle for £3.30 so you save 30p if you are willing to buy the bigger bottle although I find it doesn't fit under my sink properly. The product comes in a see through plastic bottle which allows you to see the product inside, the liquid is a bright orange in colour. The bottle curves out from the base and then back in at the top on one side and on the other side it curves out more sharply and then back in more sharply so that the sides of the bottles don't match and it is quite an attractive bottle. There is an orange twist top cap on the bottle which denotes the fragrance, all five fragrances have a different coloured top. On the bottle you get the information that this product makes your clothes easier to iron and that as it is concentrated it uses 50% less packaging and so the advert on TV says this of course also means it takes less room on wagons and therefore less transport on the road however you do think how much could one product really reduce the transport needed. There is also a list of ingredients on the bottle the main ones of which are 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Perfume , Benzyl Salicylate , Hexyl Cinnamal , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Coumarin , Benzisothiazolinone. On opening this the bottle you can smell the conditioner straight away, the smell to me is that of string fruits such as oranges and peaches. You don't need to use much of this product and I have found that using less than the recommended capful still does the job nicely, my clothes smell fantastic after using this and feel really soft. At one point in my madness I thought I bet fabric conditioners don't actually do anything and so missed it out of a wash only to find my jumper scratched me all day and I certainly will not miss it out of a wash again. As far as the easy iron goes I honestly can't see a difference in how easy the ironing is with this product so I can't back that up. The product not only makes the clothes smell nice either as if you dry your clothes around your house in bad weather you can smell the fragrance as soon as you walk in a room which I really like. This product is good for the environment and good for your pocket when you can pick it up on offer, I find the 1.5ltr bottle often goes on offer at £1 especially in Asdas cleaning events. I would highly recommend this product and when it goes on offer again I am going to try one of the other fragrances.
I have to say I am completely addicted to delicious fragrances around the home, in whatever form it may come in, with my clothes having to be spotlessly clean an scented too! I do tend to buy an awful lot of fabric softeners for my washing, with the more "flavours" the better, with one of the scents being the subject of this review! The product in questions is - "Comfort concentrate - tropical burst". Fabric softener is of course vital to your wash as it helps reduce the creases you get on your laundry, and makes it easier to iron too, but to me this stuff is so much more, like wearing an added scent via your clothes! This particular scent (like the others in the range, but is recognisable due to it's bright orange colour), is used in the same way, adding around ½ a capful to the specific section in your detergent draw before starting your wash cycle, this then gets drawn through the machine and into the main drum when the cycle reaches the rinse and dose part of the wash cycle. When I removed my clothes from the washing machine after using this I was pleased to find that the scent of the softener was a strong after use as in it's concentrated form, my clothes smelt fresh, fruity and with a slight tropical tang to them, it really gave the air of "clean" to my nose. My clothes (once dried too) felt nice and soft, with my towels practically begging to be sat in after bathing, these in particular held a large amount of the scent and seemed to be really fluffy and soft to my skin. This softener (as I mentioned earlier in the review) is a concentrated version of the "regular" version, meaning that half the amount is needed per wash, with full dosing instructions being found on the bottle itself, though I do tend to slightly under dose the wash, this makes the bottle last longer but doesn't seem to reduce the scent too much. Price wise this is currently on offer for £2.00 a bottle at Asda, which for a 1.5L bottle (equates to around 42 washes!) is exceptional value! This really is a lovely product from a well known and trusted brand, that really works, leaving behind a beautiful tropical scent that lingers for some time after drying, recommended! Thanks for reading x
Doing the laundry is not exactly an exciting task, but there are certain things which can make it that little bit more enjoyable. For me, it's all about the different scents. I love using scented ironing water and choosing a new fabric conditioner can be just as fun as choosing a new perfume, and it's a lot cheaper! Comfort is a brand that I tend to favour for the simple reason of my mum always used to use it when I lived at home. I've used Comfort products for years since moving out on my own, and like to try out all the different varieties. I spotted the new Tropical Burst fragrance and decided to give that a go as it sounded nice and fresh. Comfort Concentrated Fabric Conditioner can be bought from most good supermarkets and many high street discount stores. I get mine from Tesco's along with the rest of my usual grocery shopping, and this comes in a choice of two different bottle sizes. The 750ml bottle cost £1.50 and the 1.5litre bottle is currently on special offer at £2.00, which is a really good price. Product description: "Just one cap of exciting Comfort Tropical Burst is more than enough to give your clothes a wonderful boost of fragrance every time you move. Enjoy the outdoor freshness and tempting tropical fragrance brought to you by Comfort's newly designed Tropical Burst." This fabric conditioner comes in an ordinary plastic bottle that has a screw top plastic lid. The bottle itself is clear which allows you to easily see how much is left, as the liquid inside is a bright vibrant shade of orange. The lid also works as a measuring device for dispensing the correct amount of fabric conditioner per wash. This is very handy, and it has a neat little lip inside the lid so that any drips or spills get caught and end up back in the bottle rather than all over the floor. These days I always prefer to go for the more environmentally friendly products, and this concentrated fabric conditioner certainly fits the bill. Comfort Concentrate uses over 50% less packaging per wash compared to Comfort Regular, so not only are your clothes left feeling soft and smelling fresh, you're helping to care for the environment as well. This essentially means that less plastic is required for packaging and fewer lorries are required for transporting larger products. To find out more visit: www.cleanerplanetplan.com and www.sustainable cleaning.com Directions for use: For large loads or extra softness and freshness, 6-7kg = 55ml full cap. For normal loads, 4-5kg = 35ml, just over half full cap. For hand washing, 10L =18ml, a third of a cap. To Use: Dose straight into your washing machine drawer. Wash hands after use. Do not pour directly onto fabrics. Keep away from eyes. If product gets into eyes rinse thoroughly with water. This is very simple to use, just stick it into the fabric conditioner section of the washing machine's drawer and away you go. Because it is a concentrated liquid it has a very bright colour, and this Tropical Burst variety is a peachy / orangey sort of shade. It looks very bright and cheery, and although it has no actual purpose in serving its role, it's nice to look at and makes the product stand out on the shelf as it looks attractive. The fragrance is also concentrated, and because you only need to use a maximum of one capful you get a lovely strong scent that really permeates the fabrics that you're washing. I love the wave of scent that is released upon opening the washing machine door after the cycle has finished running, as it is immediately noticeable and the scent stays around for some while afterwards. I must admit that the scent does seem to disappear after the clothes have been dried and stored away, so I cannot agree with Comfort's claim that you get "a wonderful boost of fragrance every time you move". The Tropical Burst fragrance is very typical of what I would think of as a "tropical" fragrance - a fruity and floral concoction with no real lead ingredient to the fragrance, which gives a nice blended cocktail of all the different elements. It's what I think of as a nice fresh summery scent. My clothes and other bits of laundry always come out of the wash looking fresh, clean and well cared for. This fabric conditioner does seem to help keep the fabrics soft and in good conditioner after washing. It claims to be "Easy Iron", and I have to say that I very, very rarely actually do any ironing. This could be because Comfort's Easy Iron properties mean that there are so few creases that garments don't even need ironing, but I haven't actually tested the "easy ironing" theory. I much prefer to hang my clothes to dry and most of the time they end up looking fine without the need to slave away ironing. I paid £2.00 for my large 1.5litre bottle of Comfort Concentrate fabric Conditioner, and it states on the bottle that this amount provides 42 washes. Seeing as I do only one or two loads of laundry per week, this size of bottle lasts me absolutely ages, and I only have to buy this type of product a few times a year. I think it is incredibly good value for money and does a wonderful job of refreshing and caring for my clothes. I would recommend this fabric conditioner to anyone and give it a well deserved 5 stars. Comfort clothes conditioner contains amongst other ingredients: 5-15% Cationic Surfactants, <5% Perfume, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Benzisothiazolinone.
A couple of years ago, when Comfort first released this product as well as a couple of other scented fabric conditioners (remember the ads with the funny gif animals and people dancing around?), they were offering free samples on their website. Initially cautious, I ended up signing up for a free trial, and got a sample in the post - just enough for one washload. What came out is a gloopy orange liquid that is immediately quite arresting in terms of its scent. In raw form, it's quite overpowering, very sweet and sickly, but you can tell there's a hint of the tropical and relaxing about it. A mere capful of this from the bottle is enough for a whole washload, which is what we got in the sample parcel. Once your clothes have been washed and you open the door to the washing machine, there really is a discernible smell, similar to that before it goes in, but without the overpowering and sickly element to it. We find that it not only lasts on the clothes, making them smell absolutely gorgeous, but that there's a gentle and subtle lingering of the smell in the air in the house as well. As it's a smell that we love, we find this to be a wonderful thing. Since we had the sample, we then saw the product on offer in our local Tesco. I think over the past couple of years, it has been on offer both for a reduced price as well as a multibuy offer, and we make sure to take advantage of this each time we see it. The only problem is that without this offer, it can be quite expensive, a smaller bottle of it costing between £3 and £4. This is for 750ml, although you can the larger bottle, but we never do. The bottle states that if you follow their instructions, you get 21 washes out of the bottle. I can't honestly say I have counted, although it does seem to stretch long enough to make it value for money, even at the original cost. I do find that the scent as well is worth the price, as is the lasting effect it has on the clothes you wash. The bottle has a variety of cautionary notes on it including the usual keep away from children warning, as well as one that points out you should wash your hands after using it. This is only due to the fact that it's in a concentrated state before being mixed in with the water to wash with. Initially, I was taken aback, but then soon realised this was the reason. I like how Comfort also make a point of detailing their sort of recycling policy, as part of their Cleaner Planet Plan. Choosing this concentrate as opposed to their regular product results in 50% less packaging, and the container itself is completely recyclable. The bottle has a comfy feel to it, with a contour that makes it easy to hold and pour, and its slight curved nature combined with the strong orange colour of the liquid means that it's easily noticeable on the shelf, too. Overall, I highly rate this product. Obviously, it's much better if bought as part of an offer, but even without this, it's still value for money, and adds that extra freshness to your clothes. I can't honestly say I notice much of a difference in the softness of the clothes after use, but then we do use Fairy Non-Bio as a washing powder and are in an area with soft water, and it's not something I've really thought about before, as the clothes tend to be soft and gentle when washed anyway. Either way, I highly recommend this product - well worth getting.
To use a fabric conditioner in every wash is important to soften the clothes or anything that is loaded into the machine, my wife quite often washes dusters etc as well as clothing in the washing machine, I do my fair share of the household chores as it is fair and I like to use a well known brand of conditioners when possible and I have tested some of the cheaper brands too over the past few years and they are not too bad. I bought this one on special offer some time ago for only £1 for a 750ml bottle and I have been using it again at the moment as I bought it on special offer again from Tesco for only £1.60 and although the usual price is around £1.80 only a small saving but it is still some pennies off the price for a branded conditioner. I find it a really nice smell when the top is removed, it is has a really nice fragrance to it, I think it has a slight smell of Oranges and has a slight fruity smell, I think because the colour is a burned Orange colour it appears to smell of them. The bottle is plastic and is transparent, the liquid is a nice thick consistency and the texture is nice and smooth, it has an Orange screw off top and the top can be used to measure the liquid to pour into the machine compartment. It is a concentrated liquid and so the bottle is a nice size to place in a cupboard and it takes less room, it is supposed to condition up to 21 washes, I am not sure if this amount is correct because I have not counted the amount of washes but I am sure it probably comes close to this amount. It has a lasting smell on my clothing and they smell nice and fresh after I have taken them out of the machine. I can smell the fragrance straight away, my clothes are nice and soft after I have dried them and the towels feel soft too. I like this one because it has a different smell to some of the others in this range. Comfort conditioner has been selling for many years and they are making so many nice, different fragrances now to the collection. It is sometimes hard to choose which one sometimes to buy because there are so many to choose from, I usually just pick up the ones that are on offer because I have a lot of grandchildren and I wash their clothes when they leave some at my home. It says on the bottle not to pour this directly onto fabrics, this is a method I do not do as I only use this in the machine and so I cannot say if it harms fabrics or not but the bottle indicates not to do this method. The top is easy to take off the bottle and the bottle can be recycled after use, it is a really nice conditioner which I highly recommend and a little goes a very long way, it has not given any irritation on my grandchildren's soft skin or my own, I have used it in the wash when I have washed the children's clothing when they often leave them at my home and it has been fine on their delicates skins. I rate it 5 stars.
I do not really have a regular brand of fabric conditioner and usually end up buying whatever is on offer when I need some. Recently my local Tesco had large bottles of Comfort Concentrate on offer, attracted by the bright coloured bottles and the lovely fragrances of the liquid inside I had to have one. Choosing a fragrance was difficult as they all smelt really nice but I decided on the Tropical Burst, and I have to say that the name is very appropriate, my washing has a lovely fruity smell to it, that you cant help but notice long after the washing has dried. Comfort Concentrate Tropical Burst comes in a clear curvy plastic bottle which starts off thin towards the top and widens towards the bottle, the clear plastic clearly displays the bright orange liquid inside, it was the brightly colour liquids which caught my eye and drew my attention to them. There is a curved label stuck to both the front and back of the bottle, this follows the shape of the bottle itself. The label on the front is also brightly coloured, it has the word Comfort written in dark blue writing with the word concentrate written underneath also in blue. The fragrance of the fabric conditioner, in this case Tropical Burst is written towards the bottom of the label in white writing. The background colour of the label is quite a bright pink which is a contrast to the dark blue writing, there is also a picture of a lady on the front of the bottle smiling and wearing a bright yellow/ orange top. At the top of the label on the front of the bottle are the words Great Value 42 washes, this is written on a yellow banner across the label in pink writing, to fit in with the brightly coloured theme of the whole product. The label on the back of the bottle is also curved to the shape of the bottle with a light orange background colour. This contains various information such as the correct amount to use per load and various warnings and precautions to take, this is also illustrated with diagrams. All of the information is written on dark blue writing making it very clear to read against the orange background. The bottle has a large chunky plastic lid which again is curved to match the shape of the bottle, this also double up a the measuring cup, what I particular like about this is it has the area you measure the liquid into but this is sat inside the lid so there is a groove around the measuring area to catch any liquid should you over fill or spill any (which i often do) meaning none of the product gets wasted. Comfort Concentrate is very economical and as stated on the back of the bottle "one capful is more than enough". The amount of fabric conditioner you need depends on the size of the load of washing, personally I tend to use half a cap full for an average load of washing, however if I have a large load consisting of bed sheets, towels etc I will use a full cap. The recommended measurements are shown on the back of the bottle, these consist of - For hand washing - 18ml of fabric conditioner (a quarter of a cap) A 4 - 5kg load - 35ml of fabric condition (half a cap) A 6 - 7kg load - 55ml (A full cap) All of these measurements are illustrated with a small diagram to show how much of the cap you should fill with the liquid. Personally I am not that accurate with my measuring and just use what I think I will need depending on what I am washing. Comfort Concentrate is also part of the Cleaner Plant Plan and uses over 50% less packaging compared to regular Comfort meaning that by using this fabric conditioner you are helping to care for the planet, this information is written on the back of the bottle next to the Cleaner Plant Plan logo to show its support, the plans website is also written on the back of the bottle for further information about the objectives of the plan. As well as being part of the Cleaner Plant Plan Comfort Concentrate is also recommended by various other companies including Persil, Surf and Unilever, again this information is on the back of the bottle next to the companies logos demonstrating their support for this product. Warnings As with a lot of products the warnings listed on the back of the bottle are really common sense and only consist of Keep product away from children Avoid contact with eyes If the product comes into contract with eyes rinse thoroughly with water Again these are illustrated with small diagrams. Price I bought my Comfort Concentrate when it was on offer and it cost be £2.00 for a 1.5l bottle, however at full price it costs £3.30. I only really bought this product as it was on offer and I fancied trying it, personally I think £2.00 is a very good price for this product as it is very economical, it recommends that the bottle will do 42 washes however I feel that it will do more as you do not always need a full cap of the fabric conditioner. I think £3.30 is a little on the expensive side however for a product that is so long lasting it is not too bad and I think that if there was nothing on offer I would buy this again. Does it Work? Basically yes. After using Comfort Concentrate my washing feels so soft to touch and smells lovely. The tropical burst fragrance really does have a fruity smell to it, it reminds me of Mango. The fragrance is not over powering but you can smell it on your clothes and towels for a long time after washing. After my clothes have dried naturally I put them away and it can be a couple of days before I wear a certain item but I can still smell the fragrance of the fabric conditioner on them even after a few days so the fragrance really does have staying power. Now that the weather is cold and wet 99% of the time my washing is dried inside on the radiators and clothes horse, normally I hate the smell of wet washing around the house but since using Comfort Concentrate as the washing dries all I can smell is the subtle fragrance of the fabric conditioner, there is no nasty damp smell anymore, just a light fruity smell. Overall I would definitely recommend this product and would certainly use it again. Although a little on the expensive side it is very economical and long lasting so I would say it is fairly priced. It has a lovely fragrance and leaves your clothes feeling lovely and soft. This product is certainly worth the money and one I would recommend to anyone.
Do the moves, do the moves, cause you gotta do the moves! Product This is a concentrated fabric softner produced by Comfort. It is orange in colour and has a very nice orangey fragrance. One capful of this is enough for one machine load of washing. The mesauring cap is the cap on the bottle, you do not need another cap do measure out the amount. A 750ml bottle costs around £1.55. As this product is concentrated you dont need to use much of this in your wash. You should be able to get around 20 wash loads from this bottle. Fragrance I really love the fragrance of this It is so summery and you can't help but feel you are on the beach with flowers round your neck and a grass skirt on when you smell this! It isn't too overpowering, the fragrance that is left on your clothes is subtle but it is definitely there. The scent is called Tropical Burst and when you open the bottle you certainly do get a sense of this! Softness The fabric conditioner made my clothes really soft, especially my towels. I hate when you dry towels and they have that really crisp feeling, its not pleasant to get dried with. This fabric softner keeps your clothes soft even after they are dried. So all in all, this has everything you could want from a fabric softner! Not everywhere seems to sell this product though, so you might have to look hard to find it!
Comfort is a laundry brand under the ownership of Unilever. They produce various products designed to clean and make your laundry smell nice. *Product* Here we have a concentrated fabric conditioner from Comfort. This one is called Tropical Burst. It is recommended by both Surf and Persil. It is designed to leave your clothes feeling soft and beauitifully fragranced after washing. In a bid to reduce packaging and therefore help the planet, Comfort have reduced the packaging by making their fabric softeners concentrated. This allows you to get the same amount of washes from a smaller bottle. *Packaging* Like most of the Comfort fabric conditioners, the Tropical Burst comes in a see through plastic bottle in the shape of a tear drop. There is a bright orange screw on lid that also doubles up as the measuring cup. There is a sticker on the front of the bottle which is orange and has flower and fruit images alongside a woman and the brand/product name. The slogan is "lasting moments of freshness". The sticker on the back of the bottle has some information about the conditioner, the directions for use, ingredients and how to contact Unilever should there be any problems. The bottle can be recycled once finished and washed out. *The Conditioner* Inside the bottle, we can see a fairly runny and bright orange liquid. It is almost identical to pure orange juice. *Using* The conditioner has to be poured into the designated section in your machine drawer and must never be poured directly onto your clothes. You can use the lid to measure the quantity required or pour and judge for yourself. Comfort recommend the following doses : For handwashing use approx 18ml For 4-5kg loads use approx 35ml For 6-7kg loads use approx 55ml *Ingredients* Comfort clothes conditioner contains amongst other ingredients: , 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Perfume , Benzyl Salicylate , Hexyl Cinnamal , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Coumarin , Benzisothiazolinone . *Availability and Price* Comfort Tropical Burst can be bought in a 750ml size (21washes) or a 1.5l size (42washes). Prices differ from supermarket to supermarket. Expect to pay around £1.60 for the small bottle and around £3.00 for the big bottle. These can often be found on offer especially in Wilkinsons. They are currently offering the small bottle at 98p which is a bargain! *My Opinion* I love to wash clothes..no seriously, I don't believe there is anything nicer than freshly washed clothes. For that I need a good smelling conditioner to use along with my powder or liquid tabs. Comfort is a brand I trust and one I was brought up with. You will see that I have recently reviewing the Naturals one and an Exhilirations one but this is another one of my favourites : Tropical Burst. Since getting my new washing machine a few weeks ago, I have been stocking up on various goodies for it. I usually go for any scent which is sweet or fruity and only buy when on offer. This may seem silly but if you look hard enough, one store or another always has Comfort on offer! My latest purchases have been from Wilkos at 98p for 21 washes. You cannot go wrong at that! What first attracted me to the Tropical Burst fragrance is the very bright orange colour and the fact that to me tropical means fresh and exotic! The images of oranges and flowers backed up my feelings and I have bought this numerous times since it hit the shelves. I don't personally use the cup to measure to the liquid, I have a guide in my machine drawer and depending on what I am washing depends on how generous I am. Personally hubby doesn't want to smell like he's just back from the Bahamas but I won't complain. I usually get around 16-18washes from my bottle which still is quite reasonable. So, having washed my clothes on a 30 wash, how does it smell and feel? Well before I put the conditioner into the drawer, I had a whiff (as you do) and it is very strong almost like a floral cup of orange juice. It is very plesant. After my washing has finished, opening the door of my machine you get a pleasant fruity aroma omitting and filling my kitchen. My clothes certainly look and feel nice and soft. The smell is quite strong and overpowering but I love it! I no longer use the dryer for my clothes and much prefer to hang them over my clothes horse at the window. The scent lingers in my kitchen and is a delight to be around. Once dry, my clothes still smell fruity with a very slight floral scent leaking through but not much. I also like to wash my towels and bed sheets with this as the conditioner and have always been impressed. It is nice to go into my liner cupboard and catch a whiff of the clothes and sheets. Last night, after my toddler had a wee accident in bed, I put his duvet into the machine on a 60 wash with powder and Tropical Burst. Removing the duvet, it was perfectly clean and smelled wonderful. I hung it up over the door to dry and our the aroma lingered around the house. Both me and my son have sensitive skin and have never experienced any reaction to any Comfort product. Also at around £1 on offer, this is a bargain as it works out at less than 5p per wash on average. I cannot recommend this conditioner highly enough. It is like summer in a bottle.
I often tend to buy washing powder with added in fabric softener as I feel that the scent is a lot more noticeable rather than using a fabric softener separate however when there are products on offer I feel obliged to test them and see what they are like. Comfort concentrate was no exception and when I seen the colour I was enticed straight away into buying it. The comfort I am referring to is the tropical burst variety which comes in a clear bottle that has a bright orange screw top that can be used to measure the softener used. The liquid inside is visible and also a milder yet bright orange in colour. This fabric softener is available in various sizes however I chose the one that enabled 21 washes as it was reduced in the co-op for £1.00. The reason I chose tropical burst was due to its bright attractive packaging however I did the smell test in store as you do to make sure you are going to like it and I was pleased. The smell was indeed tropical and very zesty and the recognisable scent was oranges. This softener was really pleasant to use due to the scent and because it is concentrated the bottle is small and easily stored away unlike some others that don't seem to fit under the sink. After washing my clothes and I open the machine I am greeted with a burst of zesty scent which is nice and it's even nicer when clothes are hung on the radiator to dry so the scent can be released throughout the home. After the clothes are dry they do feel extremely soft although I did find it hard to find a scent on them after they had been placed in a drawer. You could smell that they were fresh but they didn't contain the same zesty fruity smell as when wet. This fabric softener does have a delightful smell and I think it does work well to soften the clothes. I can't say that I will stick with it from now on as the fading scent is one of its downsides. I really like to have a washing powder or softener that releases the scent throughout the day however this one didn't. Overall I would definitely recommend as it does what it says on the bottle and the size is very handy. I also think the price is reasonable usually at £1.60 approx per bottle of 21 washes.
750ml / Fabric Softener