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There are lots of different varieties of Lenor fabric conditioners available. The one I am reviewing here is Lenor Summer Breeze. Summer Breeze is the yellow coloured variety of Lenor fabric conditioner. Previously I have tried the Sleep Infusions type and really liked it so when I ran out of that I decided to try a different product in the same range to make a change. I decided to get one of the smaller sized bottles which are 750mls and enough for 21 washes, rather than a larger size just in case I didn't like it.
It has an easily removable cap which twists off and doubles up as a measuring cup. It is recommended that you use between 2/3 of a cap to 1 full cap per wash. The liquid is runny like water and nice looking cloudy, pastel yellow colour. You simply add it to the soap draw of you washing machine and that is all there is to it. Using more than 1 cap is not recommended as apparently using liquid fabric conditioner can increase the flammability of clothes if too much is used. It should not be used on flame resistant clothing for this reason, and it is also not recommended for use on garments made from fluffy fabrics such as fleeces, velour, chenille and terry cloth.
The smell of Summer Breeze is really lovely and fresh. Lenor claims that your clothes will smell fresh throughout the day and I can confirm that this is the case. I don't add this fabric conditioner to every wash, but when I take something out the wardrobe I can always tell when it was in a wash where I used it as the clothes smell lovely and it is noticeable. It also makes the room smell nice where you hand the clothes up to dry which is an added bonus.
At present, a small 750ml bottle (21 washes) is available from Tescos for £2, the regular 1.4L bottle (40 washes) is £3.40 and a large 2.9L (85 washes) is £4.00. The largest is obviously the best value for money. Lenor Summer Breeze is a lovely, fresh smelling product and I highly recommend it.
~*~*~ Lenor Sleep Sensations ~*~*~
*** This review is specifically for Lenor Sleep Sensations ***
~ What is it? ~
This is a lavender coloured fabric conditioner from Lenor. It is called sleep sensations and the label on the bottle shows lavender and chamomile flowers so I am guessing this is the scent. I can confirm that it does have a slight lavender scent to it.
~ Why did I buy it? ~
I bought this in Iceland when it was on offer at £2 for a 40 wash bottle, I had been buying the blue Spring Awakening version but there was none on the shelf so I simply bought this as an alternative, I also had high hopes that it would bring a calming experience to bed times.
~ Packaging ~
This fabric conditioner is part of the normal Lenor range so it comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle, the bottle is rectangular in shape and is covered in small ridges, the lid is a dark blue screw cap and this also acts as the dosage cap. As the bottle is clear you can see the nice lavender coloured liquid inside. Around the bottle is a sleeve type plastic label which holds all the relevant information including that it offers 4x longer freshness (when tested against Lenor Pure Care). The top of the label has fresh sheet week written across the top (with day crossed out) which leads me to believe that this would keep the bedding smelling fresh and clean for a whole week!
The blurb on the back of the bottle says -
" Lenor Sleep Sensations fills your clothes with clear & clean renewing freshness ".
~ Usage ~
I simply pour three quarters of a cap into the washing machine drawer with each wash I do. It is not only suitable for bedding as the name would suggest but can also be used with your everyday clothes too. The dosage instructions are on the side but I just always do it my way as it works for me.
~ Price & Availability ~
For the purpose of this review I have checked supermarket prices online -
(Prices correct 10/11/2012)
750ml - £2.00
1.82lt - £3.00
1.4lt - £3.37
1.4lt - £3.37
750ml - £1.74
1.4lt - £3.30
I bought it on offer in Iceland for £2 but that was about two months ago or so.
~ My Thoughts ~
When I bought this fabric conditioner I had the thought in mind that I would strip the beds and use this in place of my usual fabric conditioner just to test it out. I have to say I am not overly keen on lavender scented products usually but I did used to like the Flash lavender & chamomile spray and whilst I am under no impression that this is the same product I still thought it would be worth a try and I only paid £2.
I stripped the boy's bed's first and popped them in the washing machine along with Fairy Non Bio gel (as my son has had a nasty eczema flare up lately so I have been using Fairy rather than my usual Ariel for his clothes and bedding) and poured this into the fabric conditioner section in the drawer. When the load finished I pulled the bedding out and was pleased that there wasn't a strong lavender scent just a nice gentle soothing scent, I popped the items in the dryer and when that finished I brought the load out and set about ironing them.
As I ironed them I could smell the soothing lavender scent and I was impressed with the softness of the bedding.
When I made the beds the scent from the bedding also really freshened up the rooms which I thought was really nice and then I thought no more of it until bedtime that night when my son commented on how nice his bedding smelt.
I had washed all four of my childrens bedding and I noticed that the youngest two did drift off to sleep in no time, but with the elder two it didn't seem to have much of an effect although they did say they had had a nice sleep in the morning.
I have come to realise that this doesn't really have much effect on getting you to sleep but the soothing scent does relax me and the bedding does smell amazing!
I then just used it as a normal fabric conditioner and have had no problems with it at all.
It hasn't had any bad effects on my son's eczema either which has now cleared up again.
It has left the clothes feeling really soft and smelling great, and I can also confirm that the freshness does indeed last a week on bedding as they still smelt great, they weren't as fresh as when they were first put on but the scent was still apparent and they still felt smooth and soft.
When the clothes have been ironed and put away I can smell the freshness when the wardrobe doors or drawers are opened and that can be even after a few weeks.
I do like this and I it is one I would purchase again. I do try and stick to either Lenor or Fairy so I tend to buy which ever is on offer however this is a really nice fabric conditioner.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I was brought up with the comforting smell of fabric conditioner on my clothes. I went through a few year period in my life where I thought one area I could save money in life was on the laundry. I opted for very basic fabric conditioner or even none at all. However, I have reverted back to buying either lenor or comfort, as I love the scent of it as the clothes are drying on the airers or as I take an item out of my wardrobe. I realised that the scent was really quite important to me, so it is therefore something I am happy to spend money on. Its an added advantage that there is less static in my clothes when I wear them, and that the clothes look a bit less crumpled after ironing as the process is a little simpler.
Lenor is the current brand I am using as I got some cheaper than normal. I mostly buy a huge 5 litre container from costco that can cost me between £5 and £8 when on offer, or I can choose to buy it from the supermarket ranging in price from £1 for a small 500ml bottle up to £8 for a 5L bottle, and I can choose a better variety of scent. Sometimes the amount of choice is a bit too much for me with all the new floral ranges. I am a bit of a simple girl really and I like the yellow version best, which is sold under the name Summer Breeze. I sometimes buy the blue version which is spring awakening, but mainly stick to my favourite.
I will refer to the 500ml bottle for the rest of the review as it is my current bottle.
The product is contained in a plastic bottle, which is recyclable if you live in an area where the council does recycle plastic. I unfortunately don't, though I would if I had the facility. The bottle has a screw top cap which can also be used as a measuring aid if you choose, though I tend to pour straight from the bottle as it is less faff and mess.
The recommended dosage is between 2/3 and a whole cap for a normal washload in the machine, or 1/3 of a cap in handwashing. I always tend to wash in the machine these days as I have a hand wash cycle. I find the information on the bottle a little misleading as there is meant to be 14 washes in the bottle, but one capful is 55 ml, so if you use the whole capful in every wash there is actually less than ten washes in the pack, so it is less good value than they make out. Of course, they want you to buy more product, but I find I use the smallest amount I feel necessary which must be around the 2/3 of a cap dosage as I do get at least 14 washes out of this size bottle, and as I do at least a wash per day, I feel the cost of 50p for a weeks worth of washing for my family is more than reasonable for the satisfaction I get from doing this thankless chore that we all need to do.
The product is quite heavily scented and is also quite viscous, so I find using a smaller amount leaves ample fragrance on my clothes when I take them from the machine, but it also prevents my machine getting too gunked up in the drawer. When I use too much I get this dark slime in the drawer which is something I need to clean off in case it goes through into the drum. I worry if it does this in the drawer where I can see it, what does it do where I can't see in the pipework? I am sure my conservative use has helped maintain my machine in good working order.
I find it hard to describe the scent. It is a little floral, but not so much so that my husband and kids don't like the scent of it on their clothes. My husband at first refused to let me use the conditioner with his washing, but now he does prefer me to use it as your clothes do stay fresher for longer and feel more comfortable to wear when you use it. Jeans are less starchy, towels seem a bit more fluffy though also perhaps a bit less absorbant.
The product carries a warning that using this conditioner can increase fabric flammability and more so if you over use it so yet another reason to be a bit conservative with it. I find this one a little worrying, but as I tend to take precautions anyway in the home to reduce the risk of fire, I don't think this is a serious risk in my home.
I think this is a product you can do without, but if you do buy fabric conditioner, this is something where the more expensive brands do seem to have a bit more appeal for me at least. I find the cheaper brands might have an initial nice scent, but it does not last anywhere near as long.
My favourite fabric conditioner ever has to be the Lenor Struck by Fuschia, but as it is a bit too floral to get away with using on my partner's clothes, until I switched to a sensitive fabric conditioner, my product of choice was usually Lenor Summer Breeze.
The Summer Breeze fabric conditioner is probably better recognised as "the yellow Lenor", given that it is a gentle yellow colour in a clear bottle. The average price for the 750ml bottle seems to be just under £2, although you can sometimes get it on offer. Larger bottles are available which I think offer better value for money, but I usually buy the small one.
I'm sure I've said this in fabric conditioner reviews before, but I'm never entirely sure of the point of fabric conditioner. I use it because my mum told me to. It's supposed to make your laundry nice and soft, but I don't notice much of a difference between using it and not. The only difference I notice is that it fragrances my laundry, whereas a lot of detergents don't - and this makes it worthwhile to me, as I like my laundry to be nicely fragranced.
I usually use a capful of Lenor Summer Breeze per wash, which goes into the drawer on the washing machine. Unlike some fabric conditioner or liquid detergent bottles, there is no mess when pouring out Lenor - unless I miss the lid when pouring, but that's me being clumsy, nothing to do with the bottle.
Most of the time I dry my laundry on a clothes horse, either on the balcony during summer or in front of a radiator in winter. Sometimes if I have a lot then I take it to the launderette to use the dryers. No matter how I dry the laundry, I find that the Lenor Summer Breeze fabric conditioner leaves it nicely fragranced, but not overpoweringly so. Once dry, the laundry is always nice and soft.
As for the fragrance itself, what does Summer Breeze smell like I hear you ask? Or maybe I'm just hearing things...well, anyway, it smells very slightly floral, but I think the best description I can put to it is that it smells like fresh laundry. It's not an easily identifiable scent like a fruit or a particular flower; as you can tell by the name it's one of these scents which claims to smell of what is really a vague concept. But to me it smells like fresh laundry - when I use it on laundry and have the laundry drying inside the flat, if I nip out for a bit, I notice the smell when I get home and the first thing I think of is "clean laundry".
Although I don't use this all the time anymore, it is still a favourite of mine, as it is a good reliable product which I know will make my laundry smell nice and stay soft.
***I've reviewed this here as there isn't a separate category for Lenor Summer Breeze, and I noticed a number of other people have reviewed it in this general Lenor category***
I bought a 500ml bottle of this for £1.39 from B & M, I do not normally buy conditioner for my washes, but I was fed up of my clothes just smelling of normal washing powder, so I saw this and thought I would give it a try. It says on the bottle that it does 14 washes, but it seems to last me quite a while longer.
To use this I just pour some in the allotted compartment that is meant for conditioner, and then switch the washer on, it really is that simple to use. The smell of this is pretty hard to describe but its like a nice sweet citrus smell.
Now for whether the smell lasts, well I just love th smell that comes from this just after you have washed it, and the sweet smell seems to get stronger when you have your clothes on a radiator and the heat is running through them. The smell really runs through the house and it is lovely.
The thing I find is that the smell soon dies down on your clothes and after they have been dried the smell is hardly there any more, but I think this is worth the money just for the smell that does come from them when they have just been washed. Since I bought my first bottle I have been back and bought it again, so I would recommend buying this as it is pretty cheap, lasts a while and smells great.
When it comes to household products I'm never brand loyal and usually get whatever is on offer, recently I have been using gentle washing products because of my son however I was lucky enough to receive through the post a full sized bottle of Lenor from a survey site. Lenor do lots of different fragrances and I have tried several of them but this was called Summer Breeze and it was one I hadn't used before.
Summer Breeze is sold in a clear plastic bottle with a blue screw top lid that doubles up as the measuring cap. The bottle has a plastic label wrapped around it which is yellow in colour and displays the Lenor logo in blue writing. The front of the label has a yellow flower on it and also informs the customer that this will give you 4 x longer freshness and the bottle contains enough fabric conditioner to do 40 washes, it also gives the fragrance too which in this case is summer breeze.
The sides of the label give all the relevant information for a product such as this and is all clearly written for those who wish to read it. The directions for use can also be found on the side of the label along with a little symbol that shows the liquid has been dermatologically tested. Should you need any more information contact details can also be found on the label.
Price and Availability
Lenor fabric conditioner can be found in most major supermarkets and some online stores, a 1.5 litre bottle that will give you 42 washes costs £3.37 in Tesco however Asda currently have an 85 wash bottle on offer for £3.00.
Lenor summer breeze is a yellow coloured liquid slightly thicker than water, it has a very gentle delicate smell which is sweet and flowery, in the bottle it also has a very slight chemical smell as well.
I'm about 3/4 of the way down my bottle of summer breeze and have been really pleased with it. I always just use 1 capful in every wash and I find this is a good amount, my laundry comes out feeling soft and smelling really clean and fresh.
Summer breeze has a delicate fragrance which lingers on clothes for several days. Leaving a gentle subtle smell on clothes means it doesn't leave anything smelling too girly, although I would like this Mark, my husband wouldn't be overly chuffed. I have done laundry that has been dried both inside and out and it made no difference to the feel of my washing although I personally think washing that's dried outside always smells a bit nicer.
I would definitely recommend Lenor Summer Breeze, its a nice fabric softener that works well and isn't overpowering in the fragrance department. I think its an average price for this type of product and will definitely buy it again while its on offer.
I bought this product a few months ago when the 85 wash bottle was on offer at £3 which I thought as it is about equal to 4 normal bottles was great value. The product is available from most supermarkets and you can buy it in 3 different sizes, 750ml, 1.8 litre and 3 litre. The product price ranges from £1.75 to £4 so the large bottle is certainly the best value for money.
The product comes in a opaque plastic bottle for the larger bottle and see through bottles in the other 2 sizes, the product inside can be seen and it is a lemon colour which I think suits the name of the product. The large bottle has a bright blue screw top lid on it and the lid is used for dosing your machine, the bottle also has a handle incorporated into it to make it easy to handle and you do need it with the weight of the bottle.
It is claimed on the bottle that this provides 4 times longer freshness than the comfort pure product and although i have never compared it directly to any product I would agree that the scent does last longer than every other fabric conditioner I have used. When dosing up your machine you only need to use 1/4 of a capful and although I wasn't convinced to begin with this really is enough.
The ingredients as stated on the bottle are 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , Benzisothiazolinone , Perfumes , Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone , Benzyl Salicylate , Coumarin , Linalool.
The liquid in the bottle is very runny and so when using the large bottle it is quite difficult to be accurate with it until you have used quite a bit of the bottle. The liquid smells like fresh flowers and cut grass and i really like the smell, after my wash is done I can smell it as soon as I open the washer door. The clothes smell really nice after using this product and the smell lasts really well, I am a carer and I like my unifrom to smell fresh as we run around so much in there and don't like thinking I smell when in close contact with people but with this even by the end of my shift I can still smell the freshness.
My sister walked into my house a couple of weeks ago and it was hours since I had done my ironing and put the clothes away yet she came in and commented how my clothes always smell nice. This conditioner has replaced my old favourite as long as I can get it at a decent price and it also comes in a second fragrance too which is just as nice.
I always use a fabric conditioner in every wash, I cannot bear to know that my clothing etc does not have that extra smell and softness when it comes out of the machine. I buy lots of different brands and Lenor is one that I buy on a regular basis and one that is usually on special offer at the time. The one I am reviewing today is the Summer Breeze.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a screw off top, it has a pretty label on the front of which is yellow with a flower on the front. The liquid inside is a bright yellow colour to match the label. As soon as the top is removed the fragrance is very apparent and a very pleasant, fresh smell. It smells of a strong of freshly cut flowers in my opinion and it is very floral.
This liquid is concentrated and a 750ml bottle is designed to wash 21 wash loads and so quite a lot for the price of usually around £1.80 but as I said earlier in my review I usually buy it on offer for usually only £1. I think this is good value for money for the amount of washes per bottle, although I would say that I do not usually find that it lasts for the 21 for my washes. Usually I use one and a half capfuls in each load no matter how many items are in my machine. This is designed to also give 4 times longer lasting freshness, although I would not say it gives that amount of freshness compared to some other brands that I buy, but I would say probably twice the amount in my opinion.
I find this liquid is much thinner in consistency to some other brands but it is a nice soft texture and is very easy to pour from the bottle into the top without it spilling or running down the bottle. I find the bottle is very easy to hold because it is slim line and not too big and the bottle sits well in a cupboard and on a work surface without tipping over.
I find that my fabrics have a nice smell to them once taken out of the machine and once dried they do smell nice and fresh with the fragrance of which is very apparent immediately the clothing is taken from the machine. I find this one does have a lasting smell for quite some time after it has dried. I also find that my towels are nice and fluffy just the way I like them to be and my bedding does smell lovely and fresh when I get into bed. There is nothing more nicer than getting into a bed when the bedding has a really nice fragrance. It does help for a better nights sleep in my opinion. The bedding feels nice and soft to the touch and this liquid helps make ironing that little bit more easier to manage without having a lot of creases in the fabrics. This helps to smooth out those creases perfectly in my opinion.
I use this liquid for hand soaking too and I just pour a small amount into a bowl and leave the fabrics to soak for a couple of minutes and then just rinse. I find it is also very easy to rinse with no problems at all and it leaves my more delicate fabrics feeling nice and soft to the touch. A little goes a very long way with this liquid, I find that only a small amount is needed for hand soaking to get the results that I like for my fabrics.
This one I have found does not irritate my skin and I find it is a nice one for using for my little grandson's clothing and it has also never irritated his more sensitive more delicate skin. I think it is a nice one for children's clothing and bedding because it is a good quality conditioner.
I highly recommend this one for anyone to give it a go, it is often on special offer and worth shopping around for. It is also one that I will continue to buy because it gives me all of the results that I expect from a conditioner. I have also seen this one available in a larger bottle for a little bit more in price.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Lenor is a range of laundry products from Procter and Gamble. Whilst there are many different Lenor scents, this review discusses Summer Breeze!
Summer Breeze is one of the many scented fabric conditioners available from Lenor. It is designed to be used alongside your soap powder/detergent to offer softness abd 4 x longer freshness to your laundry. It has been dermatologically tested so ideal for those with sensitive skin.
The Summer Breeze scent is described as a " revitalising freshness of spring flowers"
The yellow conditioner is housed within a rectangular, clear plastic bottle with a label confirming all the relevant information. A large blue lid slots into place and can be used for dispensing the liquid.
This conditioner should be transferred into the relevant part of your washing machine drawer. For double softness, use a full cap and reduce to 2/3 of a cap for normal softness. It can also be used for handwashing and 1/3 of a cap per 10l should be sufficient.
This conditioner is available in various supermarkets and local shops. The 21 wash bottle contains 750ml and is priced around £1.80. The larger 3l bottle is priced around £5.00.
I do a lot of laundry and like to use a decent fabric conditioner to enhance softness and scent. I prefer Comfort but recently I couldn't find any decent offers on and I don't pay full price for laundry products. I decided to economise a bit and purchased a cheap Asda conditioner. After the first was, my clothes had a damp aroma about them and I wasn't happy. I couldn't get to the main shops so went down to my local shop to see what they had. The choice was minimal so I opted for a conditioner I had previously used "Lenor Summer Breeze". I paid £1.29 but I have seen this in the pound shops as well as the supermarkets.
The convenient shape of the bottle makes storing this very easy as it slips into any corner of my cleaning cupboard. I have been using this conditioner alongside my Surf washing powder for the past few weeks. This is a concentrated liquid though I do find it is more watery than Comfort or other Lenor conditioners. It is more of a basic conditioner compared to the Infusions conditioners from Lenor.
I tend to judge how much I need to pour into my drawer and this flows freely from the bottle. The conditioner has quite a strong, fresh smell though it isn't obvious what the scent actually is. During my wash, lots of foamy bubbles are present in my machine and unlike the more expensive conditioners, there is a slightly floral aroma present as my clothes spin in the machine.
On removing the clothes from the machine, they feel instantly soft to the touch. I've tried to get as much out to dry on the line as possible as I had having clothes drying around our flat. The scent on the laundry isn't all that strong which I wasn't pleased about. There was a light, fresh floral aroma which lingered on the clothing but once dried and placed in drawers or the wardrobe, the scent faded. Once dried, the laundry remained soft and moreso towels were gentle on our skin.
My family have sensitive skin yet this Lenor conditioner was gentle and didn't cause any reactions. I managed to get slightly less than 21washes which was mainly due to me adding a little extra to attempt to enhance the overall scent on my laundry. Although I would be happy to purchase this conditioner again for the softness aspect, given a choice between this or a highly scented Comfort, I would opt for Comfort each time.
Thanks for reading :)
Lenor 'Summer Breeze' concentrated fabric conditioner.
I'm a great user of fabric conditioner and don't like to do my washing without but am always cautious when buying ones that appear to have a strong scent to them. This is due to bad experiences with conditioners that have smelt fine at first but after use I've them I've ended up with an over-perfumy heavy smell clinging on to my clothes, and worse still my bedding. For this reason I usually stick to conditioners made for sensitive skin as the scent is generally a lot lighter. Recently however I ended up buying the Lenor Summer Breeze conditioner as it was pretty much all that was left at our Sainsbury's garage and at bit under £2 for 750ml seemed a reasonable offer, and I really wasn't up for a trek anywhere else to try to find an alternative.
The packaging is very typical for a concentrated fabric conditioner. I have to say I much prefer the bottles of concentrate to the old style - obviously they are a lot smaller but they also seem a lot neater and more square shaped which makes them easier to store. Being someone who likes everything to be organised and neatly put away I am thankful that the days of large curvy bottles with lids the size of beakers are long gone. Also of course there is the environmental plus that less packaging is being used. As I have said the packaging is fairly standard - the bottle is clear so you can see the yellow fabric conditioner inside, and it has a yellow/blue label and matching blue lid which doubles as a measuring cap. The bottle states that it lasts for 21 washes. I can't say I've been counting but I still have a little left after around 3 weeks in which I've had to do an awful lot of washing so I'd say this is pretty close to the mark.
When I first opened the lid of the bottle the fabric conditioner smelt very strong. It has a fresh, floral and well... summery! smell to it. I was concerned that it might be a little overpowering and sickly but after washing the smell loses its intensity and mellows somewhat. I don't have a tumble drier so when it is wet outside I am stuck with clothes driers inside and the conditioner not only made my clothes smell nice after washing but also gave my house a lovely fresh washing smell.
Once my clothes had dried they still smelt great and this lasted for a couple of days of wear. When drying clothes indoors they have a tendency to dry a bit 'crispy', particularly my socks and I've noticed that the Lenor conditioner combats this a lot better than most. My clothes come out very soft and much less prone to creasing when I use it and my towels fluff up beautifully.
I occasionally have reactions to washing powders and can't use any biological washing powders, but am generally fine with fabric conditioner and am the same with Lenor, so I can't really comment on how well it would be suited for anyone with very sensitive skin.
I was surprisingly pleased with the Summer Breeze conditioner. I think that I might get bored of the smell after a while as it is quite strong so I wouldn't use it all the time but it has encouraged me to try some other more strongly scented conditioners and I would definitely buy it again.
I was annoyed this morning as i went to put some washing on and discovered i had ran out of fabric conditioner; i had forgotten i'd run out; anyway, i ended up doing the laundry without the conditioner! I decided to pop out to my local shops and i wasn't actually planning on going in Sainsburys's (by this time i had actually forgotten i had no fabric conditioner left). I thought i'd take a look around Sainsburys (searching as i usually do for special offers) and low and behold, i walked down the cleaning/washing aisle and they had summer breeze on special offer. It is currently only £1.69! (reduced from £3.39). For this you get 42 washes and the bottle is 1.5L in size. This is my favourite fragrance of this particular conditioner and its the only one I almost always buy. Its quite often on a special offer; with the major supermarkets usually sort of copying one another in the times when its on offer. The reason i buy this fragrance and this brand is that it really does make your clothes feel rather soft and the smell of your clothes is lovely. It is like 'spring flowers' as the writing on the bottle suggests. My daughter loves smelling her clothes after i use this conditioner.
In order to save money in the past, i have bought some cheap and what turned out to be, useless, fabric conditioners; but there is no point in buying the really cheap ones as you do not get any results. Your clothes will remain rough and there will be no scent at all! For a 42 wash bottle i think £1.69 is dirt cheap!
If you do have the time, its always worth checking around the leading supermarkets to see where you can make savings with special offers. You would be surprised at how much you can actually save, especially when it comes to non perishable items.
The bottle states that the liquid has been derma-logically tested but as there is some parfum in it, i can't recommend it for anyone with skin conditions or babies.
I also like the bottles design, label and the colour of this smooth liquid. The liquid itself is lemon in colour; the bottle has blue writing on the label with sun rays shining through the clouds and blue sky above the clouds. Just underneath this is a yellow/orange chrysanthemum. It makes you think of freshness, warm sunny days and as the name of the fragrance states; a 'summer breeze'. There are instructions on how much liquid to use, including for hand washing. Warnings are also written regarding keeping away from children and your eyes.
Another interesting warning (which some people may not be aware of) is that liquid fabric conditioner can 'increase fabric flammability'. The bottle states that this liquid should not be used on garments which are labelled as flame resistant or 'fluffier fabrics' I should mention that this is written in smaller writing on the bottle. I certainly think this is something worth baring in mind.
However, i do love this conditioner and this current offer is a fantastic one!
I love the smell of freshly washed clothes when you open your washing machine and always use a fabric conditioner alongside my non-bio wash powder. I just find that the clothes feel and smell much nicer that way. However, whilst staying pretty faithful to my wash powder of choice (Fairy for those interested!), I have sampled an array of fabric conditioners in my time. I used to stick firmly to the supermarket own brands, where you can usually pick up deals such as two bottles for £3, but on occasion have been able to pick up more well known brands whilst on promotion. That is why I purchased a bottle of Lenor concentrated Fabric Conditioner recently, as it was at a promotional price of £2 a bottle in Tesco.
Lenor is quite a famous, long running brand from Procter & Gamble. They specialise in fabric conditioners and have four main ranges - Classic, Pure Care, Energised Infusions and Sensual Infusions. The Infusion ranges are the higher end (and more expensive!) products, with luxurious exotic scents and interesting names such as 'barefoot in the grass' and 'burst of sunshine'. These retail at around £3.05 for a bottle containing enough product for 34 washes, which works out at 9p per wash. The Classic and Pure Care ranges are more basic, with the pure care providing non-scented products for sensitive skin and classic having fragrances such as 'summer breeze' and 'spring awakening'. These usually retail at £3.39 for a bottle containing 42 washes, which is slightly better value at 8.1p a wash. So, at the promotional price I paid of £2 for 42 washes, 4.76p a wash, there was great value.
I initially purchased a bottle of Summer Breeze fabric conditioner from the classic range. As stated above, this is a concentrated conditioner containing enough for 42 washes, at 1.5litres. This is a lemon yellow in colour and a creamy consistency. The bottle is clear plastic (recyclable) with a blue screw lid. On the inside of this lid is a measuring cup so that you can pour in the liquid to measure out enough for each wash. This is a handy feature, however I usually just pour directly into my wash tray on the machine as I find using the cup can be messy when I replace the lid on the bottle as the liquid can drip slightly. The labelling on the bottle is simple, with a picture of a yellow flower to denote a summer's day. I have also bought a bottle of the Spring Awakening variety, which is pale blue in colour.
The fabric conditioner is applied to your washing machine tray alongside your usual washing powder, in a separate compartment specifically for fabric conditioners. You then wash as normal and the conditioner will be added to the wash, adding softness and fragrance to your clothes.
The scent is very noticeable as soon as the washing machine door is opened after a wash. Both the Summer Breeze and Spring Awakening varieties have soft, floral scents. If I had to choose, I would say that the Summer Breeze variety edged it as my favourite as the scent was slightly lighter but both really are fresh and clean smelling - which is what I want from a fabric conditioner. In winter months when I am forced to dry washing on airers indoors, this really scents my rooms too - so a handy second function!
For me, the best effect of this conditioner is that, when clothes are dry, they feel really soft on your skin and the scent is also really held. When I have used Lenor in a wash and am wearing the clothes, I really can smell the scent throughout the day. This is not something that I have experienced with the supermarket own brands that I have tried, and really does show that you get what you pay for with these things.
I don't think I quite got the 42 washes out of the bottle as advertised, I would say probably more like 37-39, but this is probably due to my 'guesstimation' application technique rather than any short-changing. I still feel that this is good value though for this amount of washes. My clothes feel soft and less scratchy and really cared for. As I have said, the real winner for me though is the lovely fragrance that seems to be 'slow released' from your clothes throughout the day. The fact that the fragrance is floral doesn't seem to bother hubby either, as even he has commented on how fresh his clothes feel. I particularly like the feeling that it leaves my bed sheets and towels fresher for longer.
I'm not sure that I can return to other brands after using Lenor, but it is still quite pricey if not on promotion - I guess I'll keep an eye out for offers and stock up when they come up, but if I run out in the mean time, I think, even at full price, I'm now a loyal Lenor customer
'Lenor Summer Breeze fills your clothes with clean&clean renewing freshnes. From the relaxing fragrance of a summers day to the revitalising freshness of spring flowers, there is a fragrance from Lenor for every mood' well thats what it says on the bottle anyway!
Reason for buying..... honestly it was on special offer for £1 in Asda for 750ml and I had run out. My way of choosing fabric conditioner is pick which ever one is on offer and give it ago and if its good buy it again.
This one comes in plastic bottle which can be recycled and which Lenor print on the wrapper of the bottle 'Please recycle' arr a company that cares lol.
The bottle is clear with a blue plastic lid which you twist to open. Inside the bottle you can see the yellow fabric conditioner and turning the lid releases the fragrance which actually smells quite strong and a bit floral. The instructions for use are printed on the side in the format of pictures of towels with feathers on one feather with 2/3 (35ml) cap next to it the two feathers with 1 (55ml) Cap printed next to it then the final picture is of a bowl with 10ml next to it and 1/3 (18ml) Cup. From this I think I am to conclude that more liquid will make my clothes softer and if I am hand washing not to use as much fabric conditioner.
Anyway I usually go with one cap full per wash the warning on the conditioner bottle tells me that it will make my clothes more flammable well thats just health and safety gone mad stand close enough to any fire and I am sure you will set alight without the help of 'summer breeze'. It also tells me not to use it on children's sleepware not a problem as I don't have any children. It also says not to use on fluffier fabrics but I ignore this one and use it on my work fleece anyway and I have not had any problems. ?You also should not let children play with it well thats common sense and also don't get it in your eyes.
So once my clothes have been washed and tumbled dried - a hazard of living in a flat, nothing is getting dry on the airer in these freezing temperatures I open the tumble drier door to be greated with a fresh smelling fragrance which smells great. My clothes smell nice not to over powering but clean and plesant. I wouldn't say the fragrance lasts aslong as some maybe just for one day but my clothes to feel soft.
I give Comfort Summer Breeze 5 stars.
Lenor is may favourite fabric softener and unless tempted by a special offer on another brand, I always choose Lenor. My special favourite is the blue Spring Awakening concentrated version and is the one I am writing about.
My bottle was the 1 litre one and cost £3.00 for 2 1 litre bottles.
Lenor is made by Proctor and Gamble.
*** Packaging ***
The packaging for the Spring Awakening version is blue and shows a large blue flower on the front. The familiar Lenor logo is written on the front with a yellow flash along the top claiming that the freshness lasts longer.
The bottle cap is blue and easily removed. You also use the cap as a measure and the fabric conditioner does not run down the sides of the bottle afterwards. The bottle is recyclable.
The bottle states that "Lenor Spring Awakening fills your clothes with clear and clean renewing freshness".
Lenor Concentrate states that the freshness lasts 4 times longer than the Lenor classic and Lenor Pure Oxygen versions. I don't know how they work this out but I do think that it smells really lovely and fresh.
According to their website Lenor fabric softeners contain PMC's Perfume Micro Capsules that diffuse through your wash keeping your clothes soft and fresh.
As with all fabric softeners try not to get it in your eyes (how would you do that!?) and discontinue use in the unlikely occurrence of an allergic reaction.
*** My Experience ***
Lenor is easy to use. You simply add one capful to your washing machine. You can also use it in hand washes.
When you open the door of the washing machine you can smell the lovely scent straight away. I do not own a tumble dryer so I dry my washing on the line outside or inside on a clothes horse if it is raining. Either way my clothes come out really soft and smell fantastic. (Yes I am one of those sad people who likes to sniff their clean washing!) I especially like it when I finish off the drying on the radiators as it really brings out the scent and makes the whole room smell like spring!
Woollens in particular come out of the wash feeling soft and fresh. Towels also seem to fluff up more than with other fabric conditioners.
Even though Lenor is usually a little more expensive than other brands, I think it is very good value for money. The 1 litre bottle claims that you will get 28 washes from it. I didn't count but it did seem to last quite a long time.
I'll carry on buying Lenor as I love the scent.
Try it and fill your home with springtime!
People who know me will know I love to have a bimble around my local pound shop on the hunt for a bargain, this one is my latest find and compared to the price of softener n my Tesco this was a very good one. The Lenor Concentrate which I got is the summer breeze one.
The softener comes in a plastic bottle which is clear so you can see how much of the yellow coloured liquid you have left. The top of the bottle is blue and this top doubles up as a measuring cap.
The label on the front of the bottle has the Lenor name on the top and a bright orange flour with the summer breeze name over it. The back of the bottle has a claim from Lenor that this softener will keep clothes fresher and will renew freshness for longer. On the sides of the bottle you can find all the relevant information regarding dosage and ingredients for the contents.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
To use the softener it is very simple, for normal softness on clothes than 2/3 of a capful is required, for extra softness than a full cap and for hand washes 1/3 of a capful is more than enough. The cap holds 55ml of the softener. This is to be poured into the relevant section on the washing machine drawer and then let the machine do the rest.
When I first opened the cap on this bottle I was instantly hit with the fresh smell, the smell claims to be summer fresh and I do have to agree with the name it has been given. The smell reminds me of fresh flowers and a hint of cut grass which always reminds me of the summer. When I have used this on my washing and open the washing machine door I can again instantly smell it on all the wet clothes and this is also the case when I have dried them in the tumble dryer. I was very impressed with the fragrance which was left on the dried clothes but wanted to know just how long it would last. When I had put the washing away and the following day gone back to the wardrobe and opened the door I was able to still smell the summer freeze softener and it really was very pleasant. After 3 days though this did start to go and only came back once I put more freshly washed clothes away. I did notice also that when I put these washed clothes on I could smell it on myself but it did not last long on me as I am a smoker. One thing I did notice was when my boys came for a cuddle I could smell it on them.
I would say the fragrance is suitable for both sexes and don't be put off men by the floral scent as it is very good. The clothes also felt much softer to touch. My hubby has no objections to me using this on his Army us inform!
The bottle size is 750ml and there is a claim on the front of bottle that this will last 21 washes, obviously this depends on the amount you use per wash but I have been able to comfortably get 21 washes out of one bottle and still have a small amount left.
The ingredients for the softener for those wishing to know include:-
5-15% Cationic Surfactants; Benzisothiazolinone, Perfumes, Alpha-Isomethyllonone, Benzyl Salicylate,Butylphenyl Methylpropional,Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamol,Linalool.
This softener has been made under the Lenor name which is a small company inside the proctor and Gamble UK Company.
The bottle is 100% recyclable.
There are a few warnings on the bottle and these include keeping the bottle away from small children and away from eyes. The softener must not be drank.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
As I said at the start of my review I found this in my local Pound Shop so I only paid £1. I have seen it in the supermarkets and it comes in at around £1.70 per bottle.
I really do recommend this softener as it leaves clothes smelling fresh and the fragrance lasts a good few days and I have also noticed the clothes appear and fell much softer. Try to get this for the great price I did but if not it is still worth the higher price as it is so good. A full 5 stars from me.