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It won't leave you feeling blue
Comfort Fabric Softener
Member Name: pink_glitter
Comfort Fabric Softener
Advantages: leaves clothes soft and smelling fresh
Disadvantages: can be pricey
After deflecting from my beloved Comfort fabric conditioners to Lenor, I am now back with Comfort, having found the Lenor ones rather disappointing. For the last few weeks I have been using the Comfort Original which is actually one of the few Comfort scents I don't think I've ever tried.
This fabric conditioner is concentrated and comes in a clear bottle. I bought the large 42 wash size and find the bottle strong and sturdy and despite the fact it's rather large on the base, the neck of the bottle is narrow to give easy grip when pouring. The lid doubles as a dosing device and suggestions for how much to use per wash are outlined on the back of the bottle -a full cap for large loads, three quarters of a cap for normal loads and a third of a cap for handwashing.
This fragrance is usually just called 'original' or 'blue', so I wasn't 100% sure what it would smell like. I find it to be quite a clean smell, slightly floral and almost a little soapy. It may sound a little silly to say of a fabric conditioner, but it does have a very 'clean laundry' smell to it! It's a very fresh scent and quite neutral too, so I think most people would like it.
When pouring this into the machine I find it to have quite a thick consistency, and it seems much thicker than the other Comfort varieties I've used.
After using this I can smell it as soon as I open the washing machine door. It doesn't leave a strong or overpowering scent, however the fragrance is definitely noticeable. I dry my clothes indoors (someone stole my washing line - if it's not nailed down round here it goes!) and I find that the scent can be detected in the room where my clothes are airing. Another time the fragrance really seems to come out is when I'm ironing.
The fabric softener is supposed to have 'fresh release technology' which means that when you move around you are supposed to get 'bursts of freshness'. I personally have never experienced this. My clothes do retain the scent of the conditioner and I can smell it when I take them out of the wardrobe, however I certainly don't notice these supposed 'bursts of freshness' whilst I am wearing them.
In terms of softening this does seem to keep my clothes feeling soft. I stayed with my mother last month, she doesn't use conditioner and I could tell the difference on my clothes as they would come out of the machine feeling almost stiff! This leaves everything feeling lovely and soft, especially my bedding which has come out really well with this.
We both have eczema and I've found that some laundry products can cause reactions, but neither myself or my boyfriend have experienced any reactions from this product.
The product comes in two sizes - 750ml which gives 21 washes and the one I have, 1.5l which gives 42 washes. The smaller size costs £1.80, the larger one £3.30 from ASDA, although Comfort is often on special offer so chances are you will be able to pick this up more cheaply.
Overall, I felt that this was another good Comfort product. The scent was pleasant and it stayed on my clothes. It is perhaps not the most special of the Comfort fragrances, but I still liked it and would buy this product again.
*Review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
Summary: Another good offering from the Comfort brand