“ Brand: Comfort / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
Ironing is not one of my favourite past times but as a stay at home wife and mummy at the moment, I feel its only right that I iron one or two of my husbands work shirts now and again, he doesn't ask me to, I do it because I want to but it is still not my favourite task. One of the products that makes it a little easier to do the ironing is this ironing water from Comfort. After I have washed the shirts and hung them out to dry they do get rather wrinkly and and dry and need a bit of moisture on them in order to get the shirts nice and crisp again. So, why don't you just use regular water you ask? Well, over time if you put regular water in your iron it can cause limescale to build up and reduce the working life of your iron. This Comfort Vaporesse water is specially designed to care for your iron and protect it from limescale so hopefully your iron will last a little longer. The water comes in a big see through plastic bottle that looks like a bottle of fabric conditioner although its clear obviously. The fragrance is described as, "A fresh olive blossom and cotton fragrance inspired by nature." I like this scent. It is not very strong or overpowering but it just adds a hint of fragrance to your clothes without making them smell. Once the iron has warmed up and you spray the water onto the fabric this is when you can really smell the scent. It sort of infuses the clothes and actually takes away that "ironed" smell you often get with freshly ironed clothes. The bottle says that by using this ironing water it makes for easier ironing and will smooth away the creases more easily as you glide through the load and I definitely have to agree with that. You pour the ironing water directly into the water reservoir of your iron and spray it on with the little spray button on the iron. I find the water definitely helps with the creases and my husbands shirts have never been crisper. The water does not leave any water marks on my clothes or damage them in any way, I have only had good results with this. This bottle has a yellow cap on it so you can distinguish the fragrance from some of the others as there are others to choose from. I think a bottle costs in the £2 region and because you really only use a few squirts per clothing item it really does last a long time and in my opinion is a must have product when you do the ironing.
I totally admit to being a bit of a clean and hygiene freak.....much to the general annoyance of other people most of the time lol. I'm the sort of person that wears clothes five minutes before bunging them in the washer machine and I insist on ironing absolutely everything (and I mean everything) lol. The Packaging: See through plastic tall bottle with a bright yellow transparent cap to the top of it concealing an integrated spout to the top of it for ease of pouring. On the front of the bottle there is a light coloured label and on that I'm told that it is Comfort Vaporesse Ironing Water and that it gives easier ironing 'Naturals a fresh olive blossom & cotton fragrance inspired by nature' and there is a picture on there of an iron and some flowers and that's it in the information stakes for this so you have to use your common sense with this but calling it ironing water really does speak for itself I guess! lol. Using It: All you do with this clear, transparent liquid is to pour it into your water reservoir in your iron and then let it heat up and then use your iron as you normally would. You can of course you your iron normally but you can use the steam activator and sprayer with this as it is a none oily formula. The smell of this is really and really rather feminine. It has a nice, natural aroma of soft flowers to it with a rather hefty smell of sugar to it and this is actually really rather lovely to be fair to it. What this does is acts as water would of course and you use it entirely the same way of course as I have told you already. It leaves a delicate, fresh smell on the clothes though it only lingers on there and only for a short time but it does seem to make ironing a tad easier in my opinion much to my surprise! Verdict: It makes ironing a smoother task I really believe however it is something that really doesn't last long. It works out an expensive product in my opinion particularly if like me you do a lot of ironing and sadly the initial fragrance doesn't stay on fabrics for very long at all. Nice product though to try out if you have a few extra pennies on you though obviously this is not a necessity! Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £1.50 a bottle and other fragrances are available within the range too!
I have recently started to use ironing oils to see if it made much difference to scent and ease of use. Here is my review ... What is Comfort Vaporesse? Vaporesse is an ironing water that is designed to release an extra burst of fragrance to your clothes, make it easier to iron, remove limescale and protect your iron and compliment the fragrances of comfort washing products. Price i recently bought x2 bottles for £1 in Asda which i thought was a bargain as each bottle holds 1 Litre of product! previously they came in at just under 31 a bottle which is slightly pricy compared to store brands, and considering the ammount of ironing I always have to do. It is available to buy in most supermarkets. How to use For first time use, de-scale your iron using the manufacturers instructions. After that and for regular use just pour into your iron as you would plain water. Iron as normal. My verdict I liked the fresh olive blossom and cotton scent as it was subtle but quite fresh. I could smell it on my clothes of i sniffed them but it wasnt strong enough to smell in the air. I can't see how it made ironing easier, it just seemed the same. Ironing in itself is easy to do! I'm not sure how it helps to prevent limescale but it must be an ingredient in the water. If cheap enough I would buy again just for the smell and to protect my iron. If not on offer I would opt for a supermarket brand alternative.
Well even though there are only 4 of us left in our household, I still seem to have tons of ironing every week, (my son's girlfriend hardly irons a thing I don't know how she does it!). So as you can imagine I get through irons like these's no tomorrow, especially as I live in a hard water area. So I don't like to put tap water into my iron and when I got my new iron about 18 months ago I promised myself I would only put ironing water into this new one. It would seem that this has made my iron last longer, but not my money. I always try to use Comfort Vaporesse, which when it first come out it was only in the one fragrance, but like most things these days it is springing up in all different smells that have a mediterrean feel about them. Now as with most packaging this caught my eye as being different with it's colourful lid and labe (with the dark gloomy day's what's better than a bright colourful bottle to see you through the day!). This particular Comfort Vaporesse has a bright orange plastic lid, which when removed by unscrewing you will see that a pourer has been fitted to the top of the bottle to make it easier for you to pour into your iron ( unlike the Tesco version!). Now this is where I will have my first gripe as I think that this bottle should be fitted with a childproof locking lid, as it is in quite a colourful bottle and with the liquid looking clear a small child could mistake this for a bottle of pop. It does say on the bottle "Keep away from children". The bottle is made from clear plastic so the ironing water can easily be seen inside the bottle.This looks just like water. On unscrewing the lid you will get the scent of the water come wafting out, this particular one is made from fresh olive blossom & cotton fragrance. Now this does have a lovely scent to it, very fresh with the smell of the comfort softener coming through as well (sorry I'm not good describing smells!). Theres no doubt that this does make my washing iron up really well, but is it really any better than tap water I wonder.When it comes to the smell on my clothes I can't say, if I'm really honest that I have noticed it making my clothes or bedding smell nice. I have just gone and smelt some clothes that I ironed yesterday and there just isn't any smell whatsoever. The scent is quite stong when ironing though!. It maybe that this particular one isn't as strong in smell as the others, as the Blueberry & Jasmine twist has a much stronger smell when opening the bottle. This product cannot be used with Steam Generator Irons. This comes in a 1 litre bottle and there are several different fragrances to choose from and until today at Tesco this is on special offer of 2 for £1.50 instead of being 95p each. I hate paying out for this as I get through so much so I do try to buy when on special, I have tried using distilled water, but that doesn't work out any cheaper really! I'll give this 2 stars not just because the lack of smell on clothes, but mainly because this does not have a childproof lid which I think it really does need!