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Cussons Morning Fresh Jasmine & Lime Blossom Fabric Conditioner

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      30.08.2012 00:14
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      So so fabric softener!

      When it comes to washing its something I probably do too much of as I am a really fussy person. With being a smoker and owning 4 lovely hamsters and a gorgeous kitten as well as me being a messy so and so (my mums words there not mine lol) I tend to not wear clothes for long before they hit the wash and I often wash my sofa covers and bedding as I like them to be fresh and clean and in fact even through I am a single person I tend to do at least 2 washes a day...something I am currently working on trying to cut down on as it costs a fortune and is so very pointless lol.

      Due to my fascination with washing I do get through an awful lot of products and at first I was only buying premium brands which were almost bankrupting me but I am very lucky to live one minute away from Poundland and a 99p shop and often they have really cheap deals on some great stuff which has really helped me and my purse!

      So I bought this bottle of this 1 Litre Morning Fresh for a mere pound in my local Poundland and have since got through rather a few bottles of this!

      The Packaging:

      Well like I have already touched upon this is a 1L size which is the only size I have ever seen this available to purchase in either instore or online. The bottle is see through and as it is quite large and has an indentation to the top of it so its easier to use and dispense and there is a twist on/off white cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there is a light and dark pink label and a picture of light pink flowers and a slice of lime and we are told that it is Cussons Morning Fresh Concentrate Fabric Conditioner, Jasmine & Lime Blossom 'Leaves clothes brilliantly soft & fresh' and that a bottle this size should manage 30 washes. On the back label we are told a bit more about the product and given dosage advice which includes little diagrams as well as the written word, the ingredients are given and contact details for PZ Cussons are clearly listed. This is a nice enough and informative bottle and I do like being able to see through the bottle too so I can see how much I have used and when it needs replacing and so on.

      Using It:

      Using this white, thin liquid is rather simple of course. On the back of the bottle we are told to use half a cap for a regular sized wash, to use the whole cap for a large wash or for extra softness or a quarter of a cap if using it to handwash with. A full cap of this is the same amount as filling my softener/conditioner section in my washing machine drawer so me, well I directly pop this in there with no issues at all.

      The scent of this before used is really lovely and rather strong though natural and well blended. You can really smell a lovely aroma or Jasmine with a heady top note of lime to it which really brings the fragrance of the Jasmine out all the more so its very beautifully a floral fragrance this one really.

      All you do is pop in your usual washing detergent, add this and pop your washing in, pick your cycle and away you go!

      This leaves washing so so really. If comparing this to the likes of Lenor or Comfort then it really isn't as good but then your usually looking at a substantial price difference between those and this and the amount of washes offered. If you compare this to shops own then I think you won't be disappointed with the results of this one at all to be fair to it.

      This leaves my washing soft enough and easier to iron. So far so good. However the scent of this doesn't linger about for above a day on fabrics and seems much to weak to me which is a real shame considering how nice the unused product smelt. Even though I am using the largest amount of this possible per wash I'm just not getting much of the fragrance and I do like my bedding and my cats daytime bedding (she sleeps with me at night in our bed lol) to smell fresh, clean and cosy and this doesn't do that for us at all sadly.

      However this as I have mentioned does make my fabrics feel good and the smell is gently there for a while at least. Basically this is an economy purchase and it does an ok job its only the scent and it not lingering that lets it down.

      Available in all good discount stores or Google if interested.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      21.11.2011 14:03
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      Great budget fabric softener

      I usually buy fabric softener products when they are on offer because I like to stick to the popular brands such as Lenor or Comfort. However, recently these do not seem to come up on offer as frequently as I'd like, and I've had to start trailing the discount shops for such bargains, and I recently discovered a little treasure trove in our city centre which stocks such items at reduced prices. Amongst them was this Morning Fresh Fabric Conditioner, and whilst I wouldn't say it was a leading brand, I am an avid user of the Morning Fresh washing up liquid, and seeing the fabric softener priced at only £1 I thought I would give it a go.

      ==Morning Fresh==

      I purchased a 1 litre bottle, which is concentrated and provides 30 washes, and is a Jasmine and Lime blossom fragrance. I have no idea what actual Jasmine or Lime blossom smells like, but when you open the bottle and take a good sniff, it has quite a pleasant smell that has a fruity tang to it. I'm not particularly fussy when it comes to the fragrance of my fabric softeners, so anything that smells sweet is fine by me. The actual softener itself is white in colour and has a rather gloopy texture to it, it tends to pour out in globular lumps and you have to be careful that you don't pour a huge lot in at once.

      The instructions for use are clearly labelled on the back of the bottle, and the recommended dosage amounts are also stated. However, how you are meant to measure the recommended dosage accurately I don't know, because they recommend 55ml for large loads, and 33ml for smaller loads, but the measurement in the cap is for 50ml. But luckily for me, I never measure it anyway, I just guess the amount I need and reduce it or increase it according to how much washing I have in the machine.

      ==Performance==

      I have actually been quite impressed with the performance of this fabric softener, especially considering the price. I wouldn't say it works quite as well as Lenor or Comfort but it is definitely a contender and something I would buy again. The washing comes out of the washing machine quite soft, but it still has a slightly crunchy feel to it which I don't get with more expensive brands. The fragrance is quite powerful while the clothes are still wet, but once they are dry this is reduced, but it is still noticeable, and when I open my kid's drawers to get their clean clothes out I am usually greeted with a lovely fragrance.

      I have also noticed that ironing the clothes is not as easy with Morning Fresh, there tends to be creases in the garments that are more difficult to remove. But this might be due to the fact that buying Morning Fresh has also coincided with the colder weather, and thus my clothes are being dried inside more frequently and are therefore more heavily creased anyway.

      I have been using Morning Fresh for about 2 weeks now and in that time I would estimate I have done about 15-16 loads of washing in varying sizes and I still have about one third of the bottle left, and although this means I will be unlikely to get the full 30 washes out of it, I am still quite pleased with how long it has lasted and the performance it has given me, especially for the cost of £1.

      ==Recommendation==

      I would most definitely recommend this fabric softener as a good quality budget option, and while it doesn't perform quite as well as the leading brands, I think it is a cut above the supermarket brands, especially priced at £1. I have never actually seen this on sale in a supermarket but I have seen it in a couple of 'pound' shops and discount saver shops, so you need to keep your eyes open if you are going to attempt to find a bottle.

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      15.11.2011 23:16
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      Does the job, but could be improved.

      Since becoming a student, I have had to face the fear of doing my own washing. Before, I was oblivious to how expensive some retailers sell washing powders and fabric softeners for, therefore whilst obviously being on a budget, I took a trip down to Poundland to see if they had anything they had to offer in terms of this. I ended up picking up the Morning Fresh Jasmine and Lime Blossom. I didn't have a sniff of the product before purchasing it as it was only £1 so there wasn't much to lose. There was not a great deal of choice, so I just picked up this particular one going on the scent I assumed it would be.

      The main reason in which I chose to pick up a fabric softener was because without using one, I had been experiencing discomfort and itching with some of my clothes and I was hoping this might do the trick in making them feel a little softer and more kind to the skin. You get a considerable amount of liquid within the bottle as you get a full litre, and according to Cussons who have created this, they claim the bottle can last for up to thirty washes which is fantastic if you are on a tight budget as it can see you through much longer.

      The bottle itself is decent enough, and in no way would you think it was purchased from Poundland as it looks similar to some of its higher end competitors. The liquid itself is white in colour which is always reassuring as coloured softeners would just put me off! It is shaped conveniently to carry down to the launderette when I have to do my student laundry, and the lid at the top does come in handy. This is because you can also use it to measure out the appropriate amount of softener you want to put into your wash. I often put in a full lids worth, particularly if I am doing a big wash, and I may even consider putting in a little more. This is only because I want to see results and if I do not put enough in, I notice no change in the clothes. Due to the amount that you might use, I would say that mine probably won't last me a full thirty washes, however I am definitely getting my moneys worth considering it only cost me £1!

      One thing which really attracted me to purchasing this product was that it had a lovely scent of jasmine and lime blossom, which is the kind of scent I would normally go for when picking out products such as fabric softeners, as I love quite light, refreshing scents for my clothes and nothing too overpowering. Not only was I expecting big results in the softness of my clothes, but I was really hoping the smell would linger on them also. When opening up the bottle the first time, I was a little disappointed by the smell as it is not too strong at all and you can not smell a great deal. I was hoping for something a little better, but all in all I was hoping some kind of scent would at least transfer on to the clothes.

      After putting my clothes to wash with this fabric softener added inside, I then let them dry and hung them all up hoping for much better results now I had opted to use softener. I could indeed smell the jasmine and lime blossom on the clothes, however I was hoping for the scent to come through much stronger, as you could only smell them up close if you were actually trying to identify the scent. This was something I was quite displeased with as I had used a large amount of softener with my wash. Despite not being too noticeable, the scent was still nice.

      Now to the main thing which is obviously how soft the clothes turned out to be. There was a considerable difference to them which I am happy to say, and many garments such as t-shirts turned out lovely and soft, and were much more comfortable to wear on the skin without any irritation being caused. I did also notice a change in some thicker items such as towels, although the results could have been a little better, which goes to show that spending a little more on a better brand will give you the results.

      Ultimately, I am fairly impressed with this Morning Fresh fabric softener, and for £1 I would be happy to continue using it as it does the job at a dirt cheap price. Do not expect marvellous results if you are going to purchase something of this value, although you can guarantee that it will soften your clothes, just not to tip top standards. Thanks for reading.

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      18.08.2011 16:57
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      Something to consider if the softness of your clothing matters more than the fragrance

      I recently reviewed another Morning Fresh fabric softener - the Orange and Peach version - which I have been impressed with - but I also was taken by the fragrance of the other variety in the range, which is Jasmine and Lime Blossom.

      Like it's Orange & Peach sister product, the Jasmine and Lime Blossom fabric conditioner is a concentrate meaning each 1 litre bottle contains enough product for 30 washes. The Morning Fresh product is only available in Poundland but it's worth a trip there - especially when I see how expensive Comfort is in the supermarket in comparison.

      The blurb on the bottle claims that the softener will "leave clothes brilliantly soft and fresh" and having been pleased with the results using the Orange & Peach version, would the Jasmine and Lime Blossom live up to expectations?

      ~~My Experience~~

      The Jasmine & Lime Blossom fabric softener is white in colour and has a pearlised white lid. The lid doubles up as the dosing device.

      The initial fragrance when you sniff the bottle is a slightly sweet scent but one which is puts me in mind of a creamy milk. This surprised me as I had expected to pick up something far more floral on first impressions but it's not until your nose gets past the first notes that anything remotely floral kicks in. I do have to say the smell isn't particularly strong when you sniff it in the bottle.

      Cusson's blithely state "half a cap is more than enough" on the bottle but in reality you can easily find yourself using more than this. The reason for this is the cap measuring gauges do not actually mark how much you need - so if you are doing a 6 or 7 kilo load you need to measure out 55 ml which is significantly more than half a cap but the gauges only show 25 ml and 50 ml. For a smaller load you need 33 ml which is half a cap but all you can do is measure up to 25 ml and then add a bit for luck.

      When the laundry is finished I have to say that I have been a bit disappointed with the aroma. It really doesn't cling well to my washing at all but at the end of the day I use a fabric conditioner not add an overpowering aroma to my washing but to soften it.

      In this regard the Morning Fresh is very effective and I am most impressed with it on bed linen and towels in particular. I have said before that I do not have a tumble dryer so it's important to me that I can use a fabric softener on towels which doesn't leave them feeling like cardboard and the Jasmine & Lime Blossom product does this job well. It's just as good at keeping clothing soft too.

      I must admit that I didn't have particularly high hopes for the fragrance of this fabric conditioner after using the Mandarin & Peach version and as such I haven't been disappointed. The aroma definitely doesn't linger on the washing and even when I open my machine there's no burst of scent which I do admit to getting when I use Comfort products. I think what disappointed me the most was the complete absence of anything even vaguely resembling the aroma of lime blossom - or even just lime.

      I suppose you do get what you pay for these days and at a pound for one litre of product I can't really complain because it does soften my clothes well and certainly doesn't smell unpleasant - it just doesn't particularly smell of much at all and certainly isn't identifiable as a particularly floral fragrance.

      Of course this could be viewed as a positive because not everyone wants their clothing to smell distinctly of jasmine flowers or any flowers for that matter so you can use this safely on clothing for all the family - not just the girly ones who like floral fragrances.

      As with the Orange and Peach version, the Morning Fresh Jasmine & Lime Blossom fabric conditioner doesn't irrate the skin.

      ~~Conclusion~~

      Overall this is a decent enough buy for a pound because it does leave fabrics noticeably soft and it doesn't irritate the skin. If you really want your laundry to leave a noticeable aroma throughout your house when you open the washing machine however - this will not be for you.

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