“ Brand: Comfort / Type: Fabric Conditioner / Category: Laundry „
In my opinion fabric conditioner is a essential item and I tend to buy whatever brand is on offer. Whilst shopping in my local Asda I noticed that their 750ml bottles of Comfort fabric conditioner were on offer for just £1, one of which being this "Sunshiny days" variety, I thought I could do with an injection of Summer considering I was suffering from the January blues and popped it into my trolley.
Comfort Sunshiny Days is presented in a clear plastic bottle, the sticker on the front displays the brand and product name along with a picture of a yellow flower. Comfort claim it has "100% more longer lasting freshness" (compared to concentrate comfort pure) and that it has a "odour defence formula". A 750ml should get 21 washes.
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 yellow coloured screw on cap, which is in keeping with the sunshine theme. 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 bright yellow and of a nice consistency. It has quite a strong scent from the bottle which dies down during the washing process, however the fragrance is still noticeable once the clothes are out drying. 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 would describe the fragrance as being fresh and slightly floral, it certainly does smell rather summery too.
I feel that Comfort Sunshiny days softens my laundry well, even the bath towels come out fluffy and soft, which is a relief as I hate scratchy bath towels! 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.
As I mentioned earlier, I tend to buy whatever branded fabric conditioner is on offer and if I saw this one around the £1 mark again I would certainly pick up a bottle or two.
Now I appreciate that no everyone can shop at Costco, but I picked up this Comfort Sunshiny Days fabric conditioner for £5. Only difference being is that its 5litres of the stuff.
The packaging states that 5litres is enough for 142 washes. I know for a fact that we do not get that as my wife likes to ignore the instructions and just put more than one cap full into the washing machine. The label states that you need 55ml for a 6-7kg or 35ml for a 3-5kg wash. It does not say exactly what "Sunshiny Days" is. So off came the top, and, well it smells like fabric conditioner. But there is no particular smell. Its not like a yankee candle :) Its a pleasant smell, and with the colour of the conditioner being yellow, it has that summer fresh kind of smell to it.
When the clothes come out of the washing machine, its one big bundle of conditioner that you smell. You already know that your clothing are going to smell great. No need for sniffing the item of clothing, as the smell is in the air. But don't get me wrong, we are not talking over powering.
It states it has "odour defence formula" but have no idea what it does. No description of this. I can only assume that it traps odours from seeping through the clothing. Good idea in theory, but cannot say if it does/does not work.
Overall though I am impressed with it. Whilst its not like these other brands which through in lilac and other types of fragrance, this is simple, yet effective. Cheap for the price but not a cheap product. Its outstanding with the smell.
After putting on my shirt this morning, and 12hrs later, I can still smell the conditioner. So its long lasting aswell. Result.
I have bought this conditioner quite a lot and one which I buy regularly. I am not loyal to any brand of softener but I do like the Comfort range. It is one which can be on offer quite regularly.
The conditioner comes in a transparent plastic bottle and has a screw off lid. The lid can be used for a measuring cap too. I do use the cap sometimes but mostly I just pour liquid into the machine fabric compartment.
Once the lid is removed, it has a really nice fresh fragrance with a smell of fresh flowers. It is a nice floral scent and one I like quite a lot. It is a light yellow colour and looks really fresh looking inside the bottle. The fragrance is quite a strong smell but not too over powering.
The liquid pours easily from the bottle and because it is quite rich, it doesn't drip from the bottle while pouring it. It isn't a runny consistency, it has a really smooth texture to it and is quite soft too.
If I use the cap I usually just fill it almost to the top, I find this amount is well enough to soften my fabrics. You don't need to use more than one capful and sometimes I use half a cap if I am not washing a full wash load. Sometime I just wash a couple of item of clothing and only need to use half a capful. My machine is one where it kind of weighs the fabrics and does a wash cycle which takes less time to wash the fabrics. I like this feature because it is more economical to wash a small wash load. I find if I use a full cap for a small load, it is too much of the liquid and it isn't necessary to use a lot of the conditioner. A little goes a long way with this one.
When I take my washing from my machine, I can immediately smell a fresh fragrance and a smell of freshly cut flowers. Once the fabrics have dried, I find the fragrance is really apparent and they smell really nice.
This one helps my towels feel fluffy and soft, helps my duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases feel soft too. I love the smell of my bedding when I get into bed at night, having a fresh smell does help me feel more relaxed in bed and this conditioner works well for a good night's sleep.
This one does have staying power and I can definitely smell it on my clothing when I take them from my wardrobe. I can smell the fragrance and can feel how soft my fabrics feel when I wear them. Softens them perfectly in my opinion.
I have use it to soften some of my more delicate clothing, I just pour a small amount of the liquid into a washing up bowl with warm water and then add the clothing. I find after around 5 minutes of soaking them, this one works well for softening them and also have the nice fresh smell. It is very easy to rinse from the fabrics in no time at all.
I have sensitive skin and I have found it hasn't irritated my skin or caused any rashes. I have used it to soften my grandchildren's clothing and it hasn't irritated their more delicate skins.
I bought the 750ml bottle and this size bottle is designed to wash 21 wash loads, so quite a lot and I think the usual price is around £2. I think for this price it is extremely good value for money and a good quality liquid in my opinion. It is also available in a larger size bottle 1.5 litre and costs around £3.20. It is often on special offer and so it is worth buying it if you see it on offer and you can save some money.
I highly recommend this fabric conditioner because it works well for softening fabrics. It is one which I don't think anyone would be disappointed with the results. I will keep on buying this one because it gives me all the results for softening my fabrics. This is one of the nice fragrances I have bought from the Comfort range of fabric softeners.
The bottle can be recycled after use too.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I purchased a 1.5 L bottle from my local Asda supermarket and was located down the laundry and cleaning section. It is usually priced at around £3.30. However it can be sometime brought at other stores for lower prices depending on the offers at the time; for example Home Bargains can sometimes stock Comfort conditioners at lower prices (£2-3) so it is worth visiting the store now and again.
The liquid comes in a 1.5 Litre plastic bottle that has a smooth shaped design to the bottle. It is wider at the bottom with the size getting thinner higher up the bottle. The curvy smooth design is pretty to look at, however I found that the shape made it slightly harder to grip onto and hold while emptying the contents into the washing machine; which meant I had to be extra careful when holding it especially when the bottle is full to the brim as it can be slightly on the heavy side.
The bottle has a nice yellow coloured lid that can easily be unscrewed on and off, and ensures that the bottle is firmly sealed. I have yet to witness and liquid leaking out of the bottle, illustrating the top lid is very well secured on and well designed.
The front of the bottle has a nice colourful label that displays a picture of a sunflower and is decorated with bright yellow colours. The information on the bottle states that there are enough contents for around 42 washes; this is fairly accurate as I use mine three of four times a week and lasts me a few good months.
The bottle itself is clear so can easily see how much liquid is left in the bottle, and is very useful as I could go and buy a new one as soon as the level of the liquid was low.
A great advantage is that the lid also acts as a measuring cup, meaning I could easily measure how much I needed for each wash. Therefore this saved me from using too much and as a result saved me money.
==PUT TO THE TEST==
The initial thing I noticed upon opening the top lid was the beautiful aroma. The strong fragrance is exactly how the conditioner is advertised; as being a bright, summery, fresh smell that gives a nice comforting thoughts of summary days.
The liquid is also a gorgeous yellow colour and has a some what thick consistency. I poured about 35ml into the measuring lid, which is what the bottle recommends for washing a normal load. The contents of the lid were then easily poured into the washing machine compartments; the shape and design of the lid prevented the liquid from dripping everywhere.
Once compartment closed and machine was switched on, it was not long before I could smell a hint of the beautiful aroma as it worked its way through the clothes. However it was when the clothes were taken out when the smell really flourished; it filled the house with a summary fragrance, which was great as it also acted as a home scented fragrance as well as a clothes fragrance.
The clothes themselves once washed were a lot softer, cleaner, and felt nice and smooth against the skin when wearing. The best result for me was on rough older towels; once they came out the washer they felt so much softer and less old and tattered. I love coming out of the shower and drying myself with a nice soft towel that smoothly dries away the wetness.
Overall I would definitely recommend this Comfort Fabric Connditioner to everyone. It is long lasting, leaves clothes smelling beautifully clean, and feeling soft. I would happily purchase this again once mine finishes, and would happily pay the full price for it.
========= My rating for this item: 5/5 ========
When I first married my husband he couldn't understand why I chose to use a fabric conditioner on our laundry. He'd lived by himself for years after leaving university, and as a bachelor, he'd never found the 'need' to use a fabric conditioner, he said. He ued to use the cheapest washing powder he could find and bung everything into he washing machine together, paying no attention to mixing colours with whites etc., and he definitely found no use whatsoever for a fabric conditioner.
Comfort was one of the very first fabric conditioners I ever introduced him to when we were married and he used to complain no end that I'd made his clothes 'slimy'. He's used to it now though and if I ever run out of fabric conditioner and have not used it in a wash, he is the first to comment and complain.
As a general rule, I use either Comfort or Lenor as my first choices, though I am not loyal to any one particular brand, preferring to buy what's on offer in the supermarket at the time. One of the nicest fragrances in the Comfort range is their yellow coloured fabric conditioner called Sunshiny Days. I think that's a lovely descriptive way of explaining just what this fabric conditioner is like. It's fresh smelling and absolutely gorgeous in colour and fragrance.
The bottle I buy is the medium sized (750ml) and this costs in the region of £2.35, though often it can be found on special offer, such as buy one get one half price. If they are ever on offer then I try to stock up. The packaging is nice and the bottle is large and oval shaped with a top that doubles up as a measuring device. The bottle is plastic but you can clearly see the lovely bright yellow fabric conditioner inside so you know exactly how much there is left. This size bottle usually gives me about 21 washes (or more) as it quite concentrated.
This is a strongly fragranced fabric conditioner and I notice the smell just as soon as I have removed the cap. I usually pour a generous capful into the top drawer of the machine and let it do its work. The smell on the washing after it's been washed is gorgeous. Sometimes I'll tumble dry my towels if it's wet outside and I have no room o my radiators and this fabric conditioner really does seem to fluff them up really well after they have been tumble dried.
The other thing I really like about this fabric conditioner is that the smell lasts for ages on the clean clothes, long after thy have been put away in drawers and cupboards, etc. An example of this is a couple of tee shirts I wore last weekend, which had been washed weeks previously in Comfort Sunshiny Days. When I went to retrieve them out of the back of the wardrobe I could still smell the fabric conditioner on them like they had only been washed the day before.
This is a great quality fabric conditioner and it's a range I really love. I am sure I must have tried all of the fragrances from the entire range by now but this is a lovely fresh scented one for summer and it really perks me up when I wear clothes that I have just been washed in it.
Lovely smell, really wonderfully soft clothes though slightly pricey but I still give it four out of five stars.
I have recently been buying comfort for my laundry, I am not used to buying the comfort range although I know they are the best when it comes to softening and leaving your laundry smelling fresh. I tend to buy the cheaper softeners which are alright but don't do the job quite as good as the comfort, so I decided to pay that little more and get the comfort after all we are worth it. I bought the pure one the other day and when I saw this one in the shop I decided I was going to try it.
The sunshiny days comfort is yellow in colour and comes in a clear plastic bottle, with a dark yellow screw lid. There is the label on the front which as comfort written on it with a big yellow flower on the front and blue skies. It also tells you there is 100% longer lasting freshness and tells you that you will have 21 washes before the bottle is empty.
On the back of the bottle is relevant information like how to use the comfort, the measurements, ingredients, contact details and also warning about keeping the product away from children, and if in contact with eyes wash out immediately with water.
The smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle, and the smell lingers on the clothes for days which is always a good thing, although does depend on what you're doing in your clothes, meaning if you're like a gardener or mechanic which substances that can override the smell of your clothes then obviously the smell of the softener won't last as long.
But in general I love the smell of this softener and keep my clothes smelling fresh and soft. I am very weary especially with me working as a care assistant as I know sometimes my uniform can smell quite pongy when I have finished my shift so I need something like the comfort in my clothes.
--What does it do?--
Comfort is placed into the washer machine, to keep your clothes smelling fresh and keeping them soft, I especially love this on bedding and my towels, and also used this at work also as the resident's clothes can sometimes smell terrible as you can imagine.
You only need a small amount in your washer machine to work, although I tend to use a little bit more on towels and bedding to give added softness and freshness. It leaves my clothes smelling and feeling fresh for days, which makes a big difference.
I do tend to use this in my laundry as I do dry my clothes in a dryer which can dry out your clothes to much and leave them feeling like sand paper especially the towels, so this helps with the softness. I have also know the clothes to come out in less need of an iron which also a good thing and a great bonus, not like I dislike ironing, but if you don't need to do it, it is one less chore to do
There are many different fragrances in the comfort range, like I say I tried the pure one the other day and this one, and both smell lovely and fresh on your clothes, I will be trying out other comfort ranges knowing that the smell will be fresh and clean. I would list them all but there are too many, but maybe I will be writing on the other fragrances sometime in the future.
--Availability & Price--
I bought this comfort from my local spar shop priced at £2.35 for a 750ml bottle, ok the bottle is quite small to what I am used to buying when I buy the cheaper softeners but this works just as well good if not better and you don't need to be using a lot so will last you a long time. You can buy comfort from any supermarket or local corner shop but I will tell you that the prices will vary to where you buy it from.
I am glad I have started using this range now; although it is a little expensive than the cheaper ranges it does the trick. The freshness and softness it leaves your clothes is worth every penny. And like I have mentioned I will be buying the other fragrances at some point. It is nice when you slip into a nice fresh, clean and soft bed at night, it just settles you to sleep and I love it, I know I am weird but it's a nice feeling. Go on give it a try and see what you think it's worth every penny you spend on it. And it leaves your skin irritant free, which is great for kids especially.
When it comes to doing the laundry you are faced with a multitude of products and for a whole host of different types whether needing a product for sensitive skin, clothes which are brightly coloured or even heavily stained. The choice can of course be a bit overwhelming as all the top brands are fighting for your money. I however am not brand loyal and will happily try any brand and generally buy what is on offer as lets face it items are not becoming cheaper in this day and ago they are just getting more expensive.
I am one of those who likes their clothes to smell beautifully fresh and clean after they have been washed. Whilst I will happily use concentrated or 2 in 1 products there are at times that I like to use a fabric conditioner/softener as I find some will leave the clothes and other washed items nicely soft with a lovely fragrance. One of my current fabric softeners is from the Comfort range is the Sunshiny Days. I managed to get a 750ml bottle for £1 at my local B&M store so thought it was worth a try.
Comfort is a well known brand name when it comes to fabric softeners/conditioners and is probably best know for its Comfort Pure softener but they do, do a wider range of fragranced softeners as well as occasional limited editions. Sunshiny Days has been around for quite a while now and has Comforts "fresh release technology" which basically means that every time you move your clothes will release a burst of freshness - a rather large claim I think!
Comfort Sunshiny Days comes in a clear, shaped plastic bottle with a matching yellow plastic cap (which also doubles up as a measuring cup). All the bottles are the same in the comfort range, it is just the colour of the product that differs. In this case the colour theme is a gorgeous lemon yellow colour together with an image of a sunflower on the front as well as the usual Comfort logo and product name. On the back of the bottle there is information on the product itself together with usage instructions, contact information for Unilever UK as well as the usual warnings associated with a product like this.
The fabric softener is a lovely rich, lemon yellow colour which can clearly be seen in its transparent bottle. When the top is off you can clearly get that laundry type aroma from the softener. However, it does have a faint soapy smell to it which although is perfectly pleasant I was expecting something a bit fresher. Although I didn't quite know what to expect in terms of aroma with a softener named 'Sunshiny Days' I had hoped for a fresh almost slightly sweet/floral type scent but this wasn't what I was expecting and instead I had what seemed like a very strong laundry type smell which was non-descript.
The liquid itself is a little thicker in consistency than water but not by much. There are usage instructions on the back of the bottle which are based on the weight of your load. So for example a large load (6-7kg) you would need 55ml and for a normal load (4-5kg) then 35ml would be needed. I tend to have normal loads of washing as I find my washing machine copes better with smaller loads and the clothes come out a lot better. The measuring cap is a 'no mess' cap which is easy to use and an ideal measuring cap. The softener simply goes into the washing machine drawer and works along side your powder/tablet/liquitab/capsule of choice.
I've been using this softener on and off over the past few weeks as I do use others. I have found that once the clothes have been washed and dried whether naturally or in the tumble drier I tend to get the same result. Yes, all the items washed (including jeans, towels etc) have ended up relatively soft which was obviously nice. They had absolutely no fragrance to them whatsoever. The initial strong laundry smell which I smelt from the bottle has completely vanished. However, they do smell clean but smell more of the washing powder than anything else. This was a bit of a let down really as I at least wanted some sort of fragrance.
And as for the 'Fresh Release Technology' for me this just didn't materialise! I was expecting like the description 'little bursts of freshness whenever you move' but in reality I found that it did absolutely nothing, no special aroma and this has happened on every single load of washing I have used it on, there is simply no difference whatsoever. The only good thing being is that once dry the clothes and other items are nice and soft but for me this has been a complete let down and now only use it for the pets bedding as it does manage to control odours!
Overall, this is not a product I will be wasting my money on again and I am pleased that it only cost me £1. The fragrance is non-existent once clothes are dry and even in the bottle the clean laundry smell is actually quite potent with a hue of soap. Definitely not one that I can recommend although I am sure people use it and are perfectly happy with it, I for one am not. For me this is not a sunshiny day its more like a wet day. Giving it 3 stars simply because the items end up soft once dry and by using the measuring cap it is economically good value (if only I liked it!).
~ Useless Information ~
Price: From £2 upwards for a 750ml bottle
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc.
I have to be honest and say that if it wasn't for my mum I would never have started using fabric softener in my washes. I never really understood the point of it until she insisted I try putting some in and I've never looked back since! Fabric softener is one of the few products where I always prefer to buy the branded names, if possible, I don't know why, I'm sure the stores own brands are just as effective, but I always stock up on branded ones when I see them on a good offer. And Comfort is one that I return to time and time again. I like the packaging, I like the product and I like the price, so for me it's a winner all round and is a constant in my utility room.
Comfort fabric softener can usually be found in any supermarket or corner shop, it's a pretty standard item for any shop that sells these kind of products. It can also now be found in many of the "bargain" shops. A couple of months ago I found an industrial sized 5 litre version of the Comfort Pure for £4.99, so needless to say I won't have to buy any more for quite a while! Before I start that huge bottle though, I have this Sunshiny Days version to finish off. I bought it around May time when it was on special offer (I think in Tesco, but it could just have easily been Morrisons) down to £2.00 from the usual price of £3.30. As you're supposed to get 42 washes fro this 1.5litre bottle I though £2.00 was great value and works out at less than 5p per wash.
The bottle itself is a standard plastic bottle with a sort of wavy shape to it (see picture). This shape does make it quite difficult for me to hold as, personally, the place where I would naturally grip it happens to be the widest part of the bottle and, especially when it is full, the bottle can be quite heavy and often slips through my fingers. As far as I'm concerned though, this is perhaps the only negative aspect I can find to this product, so that's not bad going!
The plastic of the bottle is clear which means it is easy for you to see how much you have left and it comes with a nice, bright yellow screw on lid which fits snugly to ensure there's no leaking, but is also easy to get off with a few simple twists. The lid also acts as a measure for the softener so you know how much to put into your washing machine drawer, and is designed in such a way that it has sort of an internal cup which is where you pour the liquid into so that when you screw the lid back on the bottle there are no drips down the outside of it to make it all grubby.
The front label is really eyecatching and has a great big sunflower on the front. As I love sunflowers anyway this is a sure fire way to influence my thinking when making a purchasing decision! Who doesn't want their laundry chores brightened up by a bright, cheerful sunflower?! This label also states that it gives 100% more longer lasting freshness and, as I said, that you will get 42 washes from it.
The back label is pretty standard really, with information on how to use it (pour straight into washing machine drawer), how much to use (half a capful for normal loads or a full cap for larger loads or if you want extra softness). There also contact details for the manufacturer (Unilever), the usual warnings about keeping it away from children and your eyes and (for me) the all important recycling logo.
I'm not exactly a renegade when it comes to the environment but I like to do my bit whenever I can. Obviously there's only so much the average person can do when they still have to do things like washing clothes and having all the chemicals in washing powders and fabric softeners draining away to who knows where isn't exactly ideal, but clothes have to be washed. So, whilst I go about my daily life I like to be as environmentally friendly as possible, but in practical ways that suit our lifestyle.
Nowadays I hate it when companies don't provide their products in recyclable materials and I don't think there's any excuse for it any more. So I am always pleased when a company not only enables you to recycle the packagaing but takes further steps too. According to the Tesco website Comfort fabric softener is part of the Cleaner Planet Plan and, because it is so highly concentrated, it uses 50% less packaging than regular fabric softeners. Well done Comfort, thumbs up from me :)
When you unscrew the lid for the first time you get an immediate strong smell from the freshener inside. It's a smell that I love and that takes me straight back to my childhood and my mums utility room! Now I know why they call it Comfort - who doesn't want their own washing to smell like their mum's done it?! Whilst I wouldn't exactly call it "wonderful outdoor freshness" like the bottle claims, it is a genuinely lovely smell. Bright, clean and fresh and exactly what I want my washing to smell of!
The liquid is a nice and thick, leaving me reassured even more that it will do what I want (ie soften and freshen my washing), as opposed to some of the thinner ones out there that don't exactly instill confidence that they're going to perform very well. The liquid is a yellow colour, softer than the lid but still quite a vivid colour.
It is easy to pour the softener into the measuring lid (although this task could be made easier by having a slightly different shaped bottle and a pouring spout) and from there you simply pour it into the drawer of your washing machine. I tend to stick with the recommendations of half a cap full for a normal load and only tend to use more than that if I'm doing a big loads of towels or bedding, both of which always feel that much nicer for that little bit of 'pampering'!
DOES IT WORK?
Yes, yes a thousand times yes! I have tried several of the different Comfort variations out there and usually always revert back to the Pure option, but this one really gives that a run for its money. When I use this my washing always comes out smelling AMAZING and doesn't lost any of that smell if I dry it on the line outside. Often in the past I've found that washing can lost a lot of it's fragrance when it's line-dried, but not with this one. When I bring it in again everything still has a very strong lingering presence of the gorgeous fragrance.
My clothes are always left feeling nice and soft when I use this and they are much easier to iron. Frequently the sleeves of my long-sleeved t-shirts will stick together meaning that I have to spend time pulling them apart before I can iron them but this softener doesn't make that happen so even my ironing task is much easier and quicker to complete after using Sunshiny Days.
Whilst I line-dry as much as possible (not an easy task in the wettest county in the country!) I generally tumble dry my towels to keep them soft and fluffy and there is nothing I love more than getting the towels straight out of the dryer as soon as they cycle has finished and burying my face in their warm softeness! This conditioner leaves them really soft and smelling beautiful and now even my airing cupboard smells like this softener when I open the door so the smell really does linger for a long time.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
Well, duh! In case you hadn't gathered I would absolutely recommend this fabric softener. I think it does a great job of keeping my washing softer, easier to iron and smelling absolutely beautiful. The price I got it for was great, but even at full price it works out at less than 8p a wash so I still think that's a reasonable price to pay for the results that you get. The only slight niggle I have with it is the shape of the bottle, but that's not enough to put me off buying it again (when my uber-bottle of Pure runs out!) and nor is it enough for me to deduct a star. A well-deserved 5 stars from me.
I am currenty using this Softener. I tend to switch between Comfort and Lenor but would say that Comfort is more my favourite. When I saw the colour of the liquid in this bottle it made me think of the Lenor Summer scent which I have always loved and a quick sniff of this in the shop and I have to say it does smell quite similar but not quite as strong I would say. Anyway enough about the competition and onto this Softener.
I tend to always try and buy softener when it is on offer. Why pay any more than you have to I think. Luckily enough Asda seems to be quite good with offers on Softener and I bought this about 3 weeks ago on the offer price of £2. This is quite a large bottle and it states on the bottle that this will do approx 42 washes. Can't say if that is true or not as I never count but I would assume it is probably pretty accurate. This figure will be based on a full load or at least a full capful. I tend to try and do my washing when the machine is full anyway but there is times when you just want those certain Jeans in a hurry isn't there!
It gives the measurements on the back and states how much to fill the cap depending on the load or if you want extra softness then just use extra softener. Simple really.
I think the bottle looks alright. It is slightly shaped which makes it easy enough to hold and pour out even though it is quite a large heavy bottle.
The scent of this is lovely. You can smell the scent of it when you open the lid and it does smell like a warm Sunny day. It is always hard to put a scent into words I think but this just smells like a sunny breeze and quite a warming kind of smell. After you have washed and dried your clothes you can still smell this scent on the clothes but it has faded a bit and the scent isn't all that strong. Strong enough though.
A nice smelling softener and 1 that I will go for again. If you are a fan of the Lenor Summer scent then try this if you haven't already.
I use fabric softener with every single wash that I do, not only because they leave my clothes soft and manageable, but also because they also smell lovely and fresh. I have used Comfort for a number of years now and growing up this was my Mum's softener of choice, though there wasn't the variety in scents then that there is today. Having said that I tend to alternate between Comfort and Lenor depending on what is on offer. Back in January Wilkinson's had a promotion on Comfort fabric softeners, with the 750ml bottles retailing at just £1 each. Given that these normally retail at around £1.99 they represented a considerable saving. Needless to say I stocked up and have enough to keep me going for several months!
The sale itself was in the depths of winter, with dark, grey days and long cold nights. I was therefore drawn to the beautiful pale yellow colour of the 'Sunshiny days' conditioner which immediately reminded me of bright sunny days outdoors in the garden. Comfort describes this as a 'heart-warming, outdoor freshness with the gentle glow of a summer's day'.
The liquid itself is housed in a clear plastic bottle which has a distinctive curved design. The fact that the bottle is clear is really handy as you can see exactly how much product is left. The bottle is topped with a yellow plastic lid which can also be used as a measuring cup when using the liquid. Each bottle contains 750ml of liquid which is enough for around 21 washes.
To use, the liquid should be dosed directly into the washing machine drawer. The amount to be used varies depending on the size of the load, with larger ones obviously requiring more liquid. Pouring the liquid out into the lid, I was pleased to note that this was quite thick and seemed to be of a good quality. I took a sniff at this point and was a little overpowered by the strong and soapy smell but I persevered and added this to my machine drawer. My loads are never particularly large so I tend to use ½ a cup for each wash. I should also point out that this is also suitable for hand washing and I have used the liquid when I have some clothes to hand wash, although I take care to protect my hands by wearing rubber gloves.
The moment I open the washing machine door after washing my clothes I am greeted with a lovely smell - not soapy at all! The conditioner leaves the clothes smelling sweet and fresh. The scent also has a tangy undertone which perhaps is lemon and is definitely what I would call a more 'summery scent'. Due to this incessant rain I have had to dry clothes around the flat and as they dry the lovely smell of the liquid wafts around the house making it smell all lovely and summery. My clothes are left feeling really soft and manageable, particularly items like jumpers which can come out stiff if I've forgotten to use this or if I've run out. The scent is also quite long lasting so that if I pull out something from my wardrobe a couple of days later there is still a hint of the scent on my clothes. I am also pleased to note that this has not caused any irritation to my skin, which some products I have used in the past have.
I also like the fact that by using this product I am also doing my bit for the environment. The packaging is recyclable but Comfort also state that as this is a concentrate formula it uses 50% less packaging than regular Comfort.
Overall I am really quite impressed with this scent. It's not my favourite in the Comfort range, but it is still very nice. I think it is ideal for use all year round and can help lift the spirits during dark, cold winter days. It leaves my clothes soft and manageable and so comes highly recommended.
Comfort is part of the Unilever group whom make a large range of home care brands; this includes cleaning, beauty and food products. You may have seen the Unilever brand advertise recently as they are supporting the Olympic Games 2012. I have quite sensitive skin and also suffer from outbreaks of eczema so I have to be quite careful with what products I used on my skin and what I used to wash my products. I have used the Comfort Concentrate Pure and it was kind to my skin and I also loved the fresh smell the fabric conditioner left my clothes. When me and my boyfriend went out food shopping this week, I decided to try out a different Comfort fabric conditioner.
~ SUNSHINY DAYS ~
I picked up a 3L bottle of the Comfort Sunshiny Days fabric conditioner as it was on offer and I thought it was very good value. I also unscrewed the lid and smelt the product as well and it smelt lovely and fresh. The fabric conditioner comes in a large plastic bottle which has a handle so you can hold the bottle when pouring this into the drawer of you machine. The bottle is a light white colour, but it looks yellow due to the colour of the liquid inside the bottle. The lid on top of the bottle is a yellow colour which matches the colour of the liquid inside. There is a large label on the front of the bottle which has a large sunflower on it with some grass and blue skies. This picture on the label goes very well with the name of the product which is Sunshiny Days. On the back of the bottle there is another large label which has details on how to use the product and what the product contains. It's well worth reading through all this information before using the product.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased the 3L bottle, how-ever you can buy smaller bottles of the fabric conditioner:
The following prices have been taken from www.mysupermarkets.co.uk
* Asda - £4.00 or 2 for £7.00
* Tesco - £5.00 (valid until 12-06-2012) Full price is £6.13
* Sainsburys - £6.13
The fabric conditioner is also available to buy in the following sizes:
* 1.5L (Prices may vary but will cost approximately £3.30)
* 750ml (Prices may vary but will cost approximately £1.00)
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
For correct instructions for how much of the product to use follow the instructions on the back of the bottle. I normally pour the product straight into the drawer or into the cup and then into the drawer of the washing machine. Although the bottle is quite large and a little heavy, due to the large handle on the side of the bottle this makes it easier to hole and to pour the correct amount out ready for washing. The liquid is a lovely yellow colour which reminds me of summer and it's very runny. I can't really describe the exact smell of the product but it smells really fresh and summery. I have used the fabric conditioner on many different clothing products such as cotton, denim and polyester. After my clothes had been washed and spun as it was a nice day I decided to hang the washing outside to dry. As soon as I started to take the wet washing out from the machine I could smell the lovely fresh scent from the fabric softener. The clothes smelt really fresh and clean. I hung the washing out to dry and as I walked past it once or twice to go the shops I could smell the lovely fresh scent from the washing as it dried. After the clothes had dried and I took them inside to fold up, the smell wasn't as strong as it was when the clothes were wet; how-ever there was still a nice, light fresh fragrance on the clothes. The clothes and towels I had washed also felt really soft as well.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
When this product is on offer it's very good value and quite often get more than one bottle. This fabric conditioner has to be my favourite scent as it smells so fresh and clean. As well as leaving my clothes smelling lovely, it also left them feeling really soft. The product didn't irritate my skin which was another bonus of using this fabric conditioner. I will continue to use this product and will no doubt buy some more when I run out. In terms of quality I think all the Comfort products are of good quality and I have always been pleased with the results they give. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to others.
(review may also appear on ciao)
I am one of those people who love my clothes to come out the washing machine smelling gorgeous and for that purpose I always use fabric conditioner. I have tried the 'oldstyle' way of using vinegar but I just love hanging out the washing on a summers day with a lovely smell radiating from the clothes. Taking a deep sniff whilst bringing it back in is one of those sad little pleasures of mine. I was given this particular softner a while ago by my mum when she bought it on offer for me and I have been totally converted.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
The large bottle which contains approximately 42 washes (1.5 litres) costs around £3.30 in all major retailers whilst the smaller bottle around 21 washes is around the £2 mark. These can often be found on offer during various events. I bought the larger bottle when it was only £2 and the smaller for £1. There is also an even larger pack that has 85 washes included. This I have only seen available either online or through Sainsbury (larger stores) and Tesco (again larger stores) and these cost £6.13 however they can be bought on offer for £5.
The bigger the size the better the value for softener per wash. For example the large bottle works out at 7.9p per wash whilst the biggest size offers the best return at just 5.9p per wash which I feel is incredibly good value for a brand name. If bought on offer it works out even cheaper and better and for this reason I tend to purchase whilst reduced in price and keep a good stock on it.
I have found this available in Sainsbury, Morrisons, Asda and Tesco. From looking online I see that this is also available through Ocado. It is also available online, so plenty of choice here.
*~* Packaging *~*
The packaging for this product is basic but I feel lovely looking. A transparent bottle shows the colour of the liquid inside which I will explain in more detail a little later. The cap is a screw top that it a lovely vibrant yellow that is easy to unscrew which I feel is a little unsafe in terms of having it around where toddlers and young children are concerned however if the cupboard where it is being stored is secure then this proves no problem.
The actual bottle is a classic shape of Comfort in that it is very curved and soft, with one side almost straight the other is slim at the top but curves into a much wider bottom providing balance and even distribution.
A sticker is placed on the front which shows a picture of a large sunflower. The bottom left corner tells us that this contains 42 washes, whilst the top of the teardrop shaped label advises this has an 'Improved Freshness' with a sunshine placed above which is very fitting considering the name. It is very fresh and definately summery feeling. I personally feel it is very fitting and compliments the product well.
To the rear, the label details that the usual product details, safety information, the ingredients and how to use the product. This is per load:
For handwashing, 10 litres of water - 18ml of softner.
For a normal load (4-5KG) - 35ml of softner.
For large loads (6-7KG) - 55ml of softner.
I don't use this information at all, I generally tend to go by eye nowadays and so I use for a normal load 1 capful. The cap that screws in has a longish insert to it that allows you to fill up with a good amount of the softner. For a handwash a small glug and a large load which I have to admit is not often I fill up the softner tray to maximum in the machine.
*~* The Softener Itself *~*
Now onto the meaty part of the review. The liquid is very thick and a very rich, bright and frankly quite beautiful yellow. It matches the cap perfectly colour wise. It flows easily out the bottle and I would advise that those who have problems with their wrists or holding onto heavier items to use a smaller bottle as it can flow out very fast if you don't have a strong grip on it. It pours into my machine easily and has no staining on the plastic what so ever.
My favourite part about this product is the smell. I honestly cannot describe how perfect it is. When I personally take a sniff, I am transported right back to my first ever holiday abroad in Spain with my family. It is the exact same aroma as was when I was there and for that reason I have a personal connection to this. It is very clean and fresh and most definately very summery and sunshiny! Smelling this just makes you happy. It is subtly floral and possible a little lemony it is beautiful. Even if you don't want to buy it have a sniff in the supermarket and you will be smiling all day.
*~* Effect On Clothes *~*
On bringing the clothes out the machine the most wonderful scent radiated round my whole kitchen, it was just as strong as when I opened the bottle. I hung it out on the ropes outside to dry and as I said earlier when unpegging it I always take a long deep sniff and close my eyes just enjoying the lovely clean scent. This was one of the best days conditioners I have ever used. It left my clothes wondefully scented not only for the day but when I opened the wardrobe the aroma was still there. A little less pungent than at first but definately still detectable. They were wonderfully soft, and gentle against the skin, even my little boys skin was unaffected in any way.
*~* My Opinion *~*
As you have probably guessed by now I am completly in love with this product. The smell is wonderful, makes my clothes amazing, it has personal connections for me and to top it off I find that I can use less of this as the scent is so powerful meaning I am getting exceptional value for money. I have found no adverse effects to this and will continue to buy it for as long as I can. With a name like Sunshiny Days can you really afford not to give it a try.
I have never been one for fabric conditioner. I always just use a wash liquid that smells nice and fresh and that was that. I always thought it was extra money I didn't need to spend. However, recently I have noticed that a couple of outerwear things I have don't smell fresh straight after washing and hence feel like they need washed again after one wear (shouldn't be necessary with a jacket!) So when I was in Morrisons a while back I saw a big bottle of this Comfort on special for £2 so I bought it, hoping that it might leave things feeling fresher. Even if I know things are clean, if they don't smell fresh I'm not happy!
The bottle I have is 1.5 litres which gives you approx 42 'normal' washes. It is a transparent plastic curvy shaped bottle with a bright yellow screw cap (which can also be used for measuring). The liquid itself is a gorgeous sunny shade of yellow. It looks like banana milk, which I love! The front label proclaims "new improved freshness" which is what I wanted.
The back label gives all the usual details, such as product and safety information, directions for use and ingredients. The other thing it tells you, is that this concentrate uses over 50% less packaging than the regular Comfort, as part of the Cleaner Planet Plan. I do like to see things like this as excess packaging annoys me. I think environmental issues are closer to the front of many peoples' minds these days too. See www.cleanerplanetplan.com for more info.
Since I was a good girl and didn't open it in the shop for a sneaky sniff, I was champing at the bit to get a smell of it when I got home. I am so glad to say I wasn't disappointed! It smells divine. So fresh and clean, really does hint at a sunny day. My nose can pick up slight lemony and floral scents and the overall smell is very very pleasant. I hoped it would stick around.
So, how much of this banana milk do you need? Well, not a lot! For once, I know I will get as much washes out of it as the bottle claims. The directions state the following volumes:
For handwashing in 10 litres of water - 18ml
For normal loads (4-5Kg) - 35ml
For large loads (6-7Kg) or extra softness - 55ml
The 42 washes is based on the volume needed for a normal load, so you may get less out of the bottle if you want to use more or if you do a lot of large loads. The instructions also show you a picture of how much to fill the cap for each volume, with a full cap being 55ml. I didn't need to do this though as my washing machine has a handy stepped measuring section in the drawer (I do think pouring it into the lid may require some concentration, as the bottle neck is quite a lot wider than the lid). The first time I used this, I used about 40ml; my machine can take 6Kg and it was a full load but not chocka.
When the machine was going I could actually smell this in the room, and when I took the clothes out to hang them up I could smell it strongly. Not overpowering though, the smell is delicate but noticeable and not remotely offensive to me. Since I don't have hanging space to dry in the garden yet I hang things to dry up in our bedroom since it's the most spacious non public room of the house. For the whole day (and a little of the next day before they were dry and put away), I could smell this when I got halfway up the stairs! It was still very noticeable when I wore the clothes a couple of days later. Exactly what I was hoping for and my outerwear no longer feels stale (in my head!) after a single wear.
I had never had any complaints of my clothes not being soft enough, but the difference this made was unbelievable. Things feel very soft and the fabric really does feel cared for. I will actually not be using it when I do a load of towels as I like my towels to be a bit rough and this really makes everything so soft. I especially enjoy getting into a freshly changed bed made up with bedding that's been treated to a bit of Comfort!
It also claims to make ironing easier, but to be honest I can't comment on this as my wet washing is never left lying so things are never creased. I admit I only iron if I need to (my mum can't believe it as I never look crumpled!) and my other half does most of it as he's better than me after being in numerous uniformed organisations!
I paid £2 on offer for this in Morrisons (off-offer price was £3.59 I think), and I am just so pleased with it. Having used it now I would pay full price quite happily. As I said, I know I will get loads of washes out of it and it lasts ages as I don't use it every wash. This offers great value as a little really is enough. It comes recommended by Surf and Persil as well, and I think the first brand to pop into most peoples' minds when they think 'fabric conditioner' would be Comfort. For these reasons I was confident, but the proof is in the pudding and my clothes are smelling wonderful for ages after using this. Exactly what I was hoping for and as such I would definitely recommend this.