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We recently started using Lenor fabric softener after seeing it on special offer in our local ASDA. I thought that at first it wouldn't make a difference to how nice our clothes smell. But was pleasantly taken aback after the first use of it. The clothes smelt so fresh and clean.
We would normally buy the supermarkets own brand as it was cheaper and you generally got more washes per bottle. But the smell from the supermarkets own brands just wasn't strong enough nor did it last very long. Once the clothes were dry you could barely smell the fabric softener. But with Lenor it just seems to last and last.
With the clothes smelling so nice it does leave a nice smell running through the house as they dry on the radiators. We have been using Lenor summer breeze. The scent is so refreshing and just seems to last. The best part is that it always seems to be on offer somewhere. And it does seem to be available every where.
As I said we would normally buy the supermarkets own brand which we normally paid £2 for a big bottle. But since using Lenor it just seems like false economy as our wash loads just never seemed to end. But since using Lenor there have been a lot less complaints about how clothes smell and the wash loads don't seem to so large anymore. So it has definitely been a wise choice for us to switch to Lenor. And I don't think that we will be switching back any time soon.
This is a product that I would highly recommend to everyone to try at least once.
On a recent trip to Tesco for fabric conditioner I decided to give Lenor Pure Care Sensitive a try. Its one of their "new collection" and currently costs £3.34 for a 1.5 litre bottle which should give you 42 washes.
The bottle is clear plastic allowing you to see how much you have and is pretty standard for this type of product. It has a screw top lid which doubles up as a measuring cup. The label is mainly white and shows the upper body of a woman in a white vest with white sheets draped around her. Lenor is written in large blue letters across the front and the label also informs the customer that the product has been endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation and on the back it shows their little seal of approval. Also on the back we are given a little bit of information about the product which states that Lenor Pure Sensitive contains a "fibre smoothing agent" that will help leave garments soft and gentle next to the skin.
The label also gives the cup measure which is 55ml's for a full cup, this is how much I always put in my machine for each wash. The label gives a few warnings too:-
Keep away from children
Keep away form your eyes
Do not pour directly onto fabric.
It also says that using liquid fabric conditioner can increase the flammability of a garment and therefore should never be used on children's sleep wear or anything marked as flame resistant.
It also advises against using it on fluffier fabrics such as terry cloth!
It almost makes me nervous to use it.
The liquid is white as you expect from a sensitive fabric conditioner and on removing the lid to give it a smell I found it has a very sweet smell. Quite strong for a sensitive product. As I poured the conditioner in the washing machine drawer the smell reminded me of the penny sweets my Nana used to buy me from our local sweet shop. It really smells sweet, not what I was expecting from a laundry product. While the washing was being done I could smell the Lenor every time I walked past the machine.
When I got my laundry out I was pleased with how it felt, my towels were soft as was everything else and they all smelt fresh. The sweetie smell was still evident but not as strong. I thought the towels came up particularly soft I could really see a difference with them. I have used this conditioner for several washes and have dried the clothes both indoors and out and the results have been very good at all times. The fragrance lingers on the clothes for several days, particularly the towels and sheets.
I have been pleased with this conditioner from Lenor, it makes a real difference to my towels and all my laundry is soft fresh and smells good. Its one of the best fabric conditioners I've tried for a while. Its one I would recommend and will be buying again.
Review for Lenor sleep sensations.
Did you know there are washing fairies?
They come in and take all the washing out of the laundry basket (and off the bathroom floor)! put it the machine, wash it, dry it, iron it & put it all away. Well thats what my boys think.
I have used every washing powder and fabric conditioner. With a lot of mixed results.
With fabric conditioners i can't have anything that smells too girly but i like to use ones that you can smell when the clothes are dry.
I always avoided this one as it has lavender in it and i do not like the smell of lavender ( it makes me sneeze and reminds me of my nan, but thats a different story).
But the other half did the shopping and got this one so i gave it ago.
The one i am reviewing is the concentrated one. This Lenor range comes in the same packaging, a clear plastic bottle but each different scent has a different colour label and bottle top. This one is lilac.
You then have a picture on the front and a description on the back
On the sides you have instructions on how much too use.
The non concentrate in the range come in a coloured bottle instead of a clear one.
You can recycle the bottle.
Lenor is a brand name under Procter & Gamble which has a lot of other household names under it's belt including: Aerial, Bounty, Head & shoulders,Pampers & olay.
They have around 250 brands and sell to over 100 countries.
THE SMELL TEST
It is hard to explain smells but i was surprised with this one. It says it has natural extracts of lavender and camomile. And to be honest the lavender is not over powering as it usually is. And it doesn't smell too girly
It is quite a gentle scent. If you want to have a sniff have a sneaky one next time you are in the supermarket.
Ok, it tells you on the bottle how much to use for how much washing you have. Firstly i have never met anyone that weighs their washing.
Second it tells you to use the bottle top to measure how much to use, as it is concentrate you are supposed to use less than normal.
But i have a extra capacity washing machine and i just fill the compartment in my washing machine draw.
The liquid is thicker than regular softeners but not too thick that it sticks to the draw and leaves a build up as some concentrates do.
A lot of softeners lose their scent after drying but i can still smell this one. I admit it's not very strong but it is still there. Especially on my bedding. I do love getting into bed with clean bedding and being able to smell the softener and i can with this one. The boys haven't complained it's too girly so thats a plus.
As for the clothes being softer i think they are.We live in a hard water area and if i don't use a softener the clothes can dry like cardboard.
This one seemed to work, my jeans did not come out so stiff and the towels seemed softer.
OTHERS IN THE RANGE
In the pink--- Mango and orange--fresh and fruity
spring awakening--- Spring flowers---revitalising
Summer breeze---- Fragrance of a summers day?
I think this can be a bit pricey considering i use a bit more than recommended. So i will stock up when it's on offer.
I am quite pleased with this product and would buy it again. And the washing fairies seem to like it too!!
Lenor is the best overall fabric conditioner!!! It makes your clothes smell fantastic and makes them feel softer!! You can get Lenor in different fragrances such as spring awakening, summer breeze, stayfresh with febreeze technology and lenor sensitive for those who have sensitive skin. My current favourite is spring awakening, the cooling smell of spring flowers!!! Lenor is recommended by ariel and comes in a variety of sizes such as the regular 1 litre (9 washes), bigger 2litre bottles (18 washes) and the giant big value 3litre bottles which lasts about (27 washes). Lenor also comes in concentrated form also to save space and requires a smaller amount. (i tend to buy the regular giant 3litre bottles as i do a lot of laundry). Overall it is a great product, towels and toweling robes no longer feel hard and rough on the skin. they are soft and fluffy as they should be. the fragrance is very refreshing and stays on the clothes long after they have been washed. A tip to keep the fragrance is to hang your clothes outside as tumble drying evaporates most of the scent. but still some of the scent stays on the clothes after tumble drying. The look of the lenor fabric softener is a very watery consistancy which is good as it flows through the detergent drawer leaving no residue. (I have used comfort also and i find it is too thick and doesn't pass through the conditioner reservoir very well and leaves a residue) Go out and buy this product folks!! and enjoy a touch of pure open sky as the advert suggests!!!
I have very sensitive skin. I am especially allergic to washing powders and fabric conditioners. If I use the wrong one, that's it! I have a rash all over my upper body, which is really uncomfortable! I use lenor spring fresh and find it really good! I am not allergic to this product and it smells fantastic. It comes in a variety of sizes, starting from 150ml upwards. I always buy the small bottle which lasts me about a week (8 -10 washes). As well as its lovely smell, it leaves my clothes feeling really soft and the smell lasts for about 4-5 days (unwashed). For best results hang clothes to dry outside and the fresh smell is fantastic!
I hate doing the laundry, but I just love soft, fresh-smelling clothes. When I've done my washing, I like to put wet clothes on radiators (despite having a tumble dryer), just so the gorgeous smell of fabric conditioner will waft around my house. Trouble is, though all the fabric conditioners I've tried work wonderfully at making my clothes soft, their gorgeous smells never last more than an hour or so on my clothes when I wear them. So when I saw Lenor Stayfresh with 'Febreze Technology' on the shelves, with its claim to keep your kit smelling fresher for longer, I just had to try it. Febreze, in case you don't know, is a home and fabric freshener with a wonderful smell which not only perfumes your house with a light outdoorsy freshness, but also neutralizes nasty niffs into the bargain. It's one of my 'must have' products. And now Proctor & Gamble have combined the properties of Febreze with their best-selling Lenor Fabric Conditioner. I bought mine in my local shop and it cost around £1.80 for a 2 litre bottle, which does 18 washes at the recommended dosage. You'll get it slightly cheaper in the big supermarkets, and they also stock a 1 litre version. LOOKS Not that it matters to me in the slightest, but Lenor Stayfresh comes in a blue-green plastic bottle with a light blue cap. It has an evocative picture of dewy grass on the front, along with a photo of a cute little girl wrapped up in a big fluffy towel, and a pseudo-scientific clock-like drawing to indicate its long lasting freshness technology. CONSISTENCY The liquid is pale blue and quite thin, making it very easy to pour into the reservoir of your washing machine. SMELL It is gorgeous. If you're familiar with Febreze, then that's what it smells like. If you're not familiar with Febreze, then the best way to describe it is like a flowery garden on a lovely sunny morning.
It's fresh, clean and utterly summery. HOW TO USE The recommended dosage is 110 ml for a regular wash. Simply measure this amount in the cap (it equals about a capful) and bung in the appropriate place in your washing machine. This can be a bit messy, however, so I just pour it straight into the machine until the reservoir is full (which is more than the recommended amount but I love the stuff so I don't care). For hand-washing, use half a capful in a full sink of rinsing water. RESULTS Your washing is very soft to the touch and smells like heaven. And indeed the smell does last longer than that of any other fabric conditioner I've tried. If you put your clothes into your wardrobe, they will still smell of Lenor Stayfresh a fortnight later. And when you wear the clothes the scent will stay with you all day long, even if, like me, you smoke. I find that the smell lingers best if you dry on radiators or the line rather than the tumbler, but you still get better smell results with the tumbler than with other fabric softeners. ONE NOTE OF CAUTION As with all fabric conditioners, if you use it on your towels it will give them an almost slimy too-soft texture which will then decrease their absorbency. OVERALL A fabulous reasonably-priced product that does what it claims to do with next to no effort on your part and keeps your clothes wonderfully soft, fresh and sweet-smelling. Ten out of ten from me, and so I couldn't recommend it more highly.
I am not in anyway shape or form a fan of doing laundry and will try anything to get out of doing it! When Lenor launched their all-new ?stayfresh? variety of fabric softener with ?Febreze technology? I figured it might just cut down on some of my workload! To anyone who hasn?t heard of Febreze, it is a trigger action spray that can be used to neutralize odours such as smoke, pet smells, cooking smells etc from clothes and soft furnishings ? you must have seen the advert ? ?Has Dave given up smoking?? So those kind people at Procter & Gamble have combined this idea of neutralizing smells into their fabric softener - a nifty idea methinks rather than just masking the smell with a heavy and overpowering fragrance. You can buy Lenor from all supermarkets and many thrift stores and prices vary depending on where you shop. I bought a 2-litre bottle from Safeway for £1.79, but have seen it cheaper elsewhere. The bottle is a sea green plastic container with a pale blue top. The liquid contained in the bottle is a very thin consistency and is pale blue in colour. A two-litre bottle claims to cater for 18 regular washes ? recommended amount for a regular wash is 110 mls or a capful from the bottle. I must admit that I tend to use less than this, probably about a third and find that the softening properties and fragrance is not affected at all. I don?t use the cap to measure, as I found that when I replaced the cap any remaining liquid left inside tended to dribble down the bottle creating not only mess but waste as well ? thrifty to the end eh! After washing the clothes even wet felt soft to the touch and smelt very pleasant. I find a lot of fabric softeners have a rather cloying sweet smell rather akin to toilet cleaner. With Lenor stayfresh this was not the case at all, the scent is floral without being overpoweringly so and has a slight ?sherbety? fragrance. Lenor stay fresh claims to ? help clothes keep a just w
ashed freshness all day long. Febreze technology helps to neutralize unpleasant odours before they can settle into your clothes?. I must admit that the fragrance of Lenor stayfresh lingered more strongly after line drying than after tumble drying and clothes were every bit as soft after both methods of drying ? including towels. Nothing worse than a rub down after a shower with a towel that would smooth the roughest wood. Ironing enhances the fragrance briefly, but does not appear to diminish it in any way. After laundering the clothes are very soft indeed and they do retain the fragrance of the softener ? on opening drawers/cupboards and airing cupboards there is a definite fragrance of the softener, even after seven days in the cupboard towels and clothes still smell fresh. After 10 days in a cupboard there is still a definite trace of the Lenor stayfresh. After a month in the airing cupboard clothes do still smell clean and fresh, although the fragrance is beginning to fade a little now. I was skeptical about freshness staying all day long on clothes, when being worn. But put to the test the claim is true, even in some pretty tough circumstances. After an evening in a pub and club you would expect your clothes to smell smokey at least, the morning after the night before sniff test revealed a very slight smell of smoke, not nearly as heavy and sickly as before use with Lenor stayfresh. After a hard days work, my clothes still smelt almost as fresh as when I had put them on that morning All in all I would give Lenor Stay fresh liquid 10/10 it lasts more than the 18 recommended washes, it makes my clothes soft and easy to wear and care for and it lives up to its claim that it keeps its fragrance. It is also dermatologically tested and I have found no ill effects on sensitive skin. I have found however that using a wash powder with a built in softener and fragrance is pretty pointless now, so save your pennies and opt for a ?norma
l? powder and Lenor Stayfresh.
There I was, on the hunt for a bargain again, at the weekend. I do have a family to cater for, after all, and its darned expensive! This weekend, as I plodded around my local Morrissons, looking for my usual fabric softener I spotted one of those delightfully inviting big red signs that said "Special Offer". Woohoo - my first bargain of the day. After taking a closer look I found that it was actually different from my usual Lenor conditioner - I usually use the one that is kind to sensitive skin, and there are so many scents to choose from. This was Lenor Stay Fresh with Febreze technology. Interesting, I thought (with little finger at corner of mouth). And at only 87p for 2ltrs as opposed to its usual price of £1.35, I bought three of them! ***WHAT IT IS*** It was the Febreze Technology that interested me with this product. Not because we're a little wiffy, I was just curious. Febreze can be quite handy to have around the house when you've got children bringing their recently digested food back onto your lovely new cream sofa and you want to get rid of the smell! And Lenor usually does a fairly good job in making my laundry all soft and sweet smelling. So a combination of the two can only be good. This "technology" is actually a coat of armour if you like; it's supposed to guard against the likes of cigarette smoke and food smells clinging to your clothes throughout the day. ***TIME TO USE IT*** So, Monday morning arrives and its time to do my washing. I separate my whites and bung them in the washing machine, add the powder and then read the instructions on the bottle of Lenor. It states that for large loads (not me - the washing load, tsk!) you add a capful and a half, for regular loads you add a capful, and for hand washing you add a half capful. Easy enough. I'm used to my fabric conditioners being a very pale colour but not this one. It's the colour of t
he bottle, which is a very bright green/blue colour. I was a little concerned at this as I didn't want my lovely whites turning a funny green colour, but it didn't have any warnings on the bottle so I just made sure my measurements were correct (32-28-38, oops...wrong ones) and tipped a capful into the dispenser. And you just know something's gonna happen don't you! Gosh you're very clever, read on! ****RESULTS TIME**** Round and round my whites go. I take this opportunity to change a seriously foul smelling nappy and have a cup of coffee, and an hour later dash on over to the washing machine to check the results. I opened the door and to my utter delight the most heavenly scent wound its way up my nostrils, like a gentle breeze on a summers day. I grabbed all the clothes and studied the results. First I checked the workshirts, and to my relief, no trace of green anywhere (other than the breast pocket and I keep telling him to use a tissue but he just won't listen). When I got to the thicker cotton items like a bath towel and half a dozen of Rachels t-shirts, I noticed to my horror that indeed it looked like I'd left a pair of dark socks in the wash. They had a hue to them, the colour of the conditioner. ****WHAT DO I DO NOW?**** I decided to leave them to dry and check them again afterwards. Sure enough, the colour was still there. I read the bottle label and noticed that it was manufactured by Procter and Gamble UK, and they also had a freephone number (0800-3288304) for any queries. I spoke to a fairly helpful lady and explained the problem. She hadn't heard of it before but took the batch number from the bottle, and some details from me, and suggested I purchase a whitening product like Dylon to get rid of the excess colour. I put the phone down not really thinking about what she had said, but this morning I woke up in a rage (and that was nothing to do with being k
ept awake for three hours by a screaming child!). I didn't think it was right that I had to go out and spend money on another product to repair the damage that had been done by their product. So I called them again and spoke to a much nicer lady who assured me that if I washed them again without any detergent or conditioner, they should be restored to their original colour. If not, then they would consider reimbursing me for the cost of the items affected. And in the post this morning was a £5 voucher to spend on any Procter and Gamble laundry-related product - result! ****CONCLUSION**** I put them back into the wash this morning and this has worked a treat, but unfortunately it still doesn't help me out. You see the trouble is, I really like this product but the only way I can keep using it is if either I add only the tiniest drop to the dispenser, or put the affected clothes on another rinse cycle after normal washing. What a predicament! I do think I'll keep using it as the clothes are so very soft and the scent lingers all day, although if its something that's going to be worn for a couple of days the scent will disappear. At the end of the day, I wasn't asking for Geri Halliwell to give up trying to play celebrity and move to the US for good (although if she were to be reading this and she did take my advice, I would be most appreciative, thanks). I wasn't even asking for Enrique Iglesias to come do some naked ironing with me, although he would have if I'd have asked him you know. I just wanted my whites to stay white, but with a guard that would protect me from carrying around that infamous scent Eau De Baby Poop all day. So my advice would be to give it a go whilst its on offer; you may get lucky and not be affected. Hey ho, we can't have everything, I suppose...
I have used Lenor consistently for a number of years now, apart from a couple of times when I tried a different brand. I went back to Lenor as soon as the other ran out! There are a few fragrances, but my favourite has to be Spring Fresh. As well as leaving the clothes smelling so lovely, they are beautifully soft, and as the advert says, they stay fresh for quite a while, even when in the airing cupboard. I've had a couple of people comment on the nice smell when I've had to dry my clothes indoors over the winter. The perfume hits you as soon as you walk in the kitchen. I tend to buy the refill packs now as it is more economical this way. I just hope they never try to make it better - as so many manufacturers do - because it can't get any better!
I have always used Lenor. It always leaves the clothes really soft and smelling beautiful!. I always try the new fragrances aswell!. The latest two are Oriental Blossom and Carnival Passion. The trouble is deciding what one to use as they are so nice!. I have now got three containers in my cupboard!. Also, no matter how many times I change the fragrance, my baby has never experienced a reaction. Also, I tumbledry everything in the winter and this sometimes makes the smell disappear, but not with the 2 latest fragrances. Give them a try, I know avid Lenor fans would have done already though!!
To be honest I thought that all fabric conditioners/ softeners were a waste of money that is until I received free samples of Lenor after the birth of my little boy last year. I suddenly changed my mind. There are a wider range of fragrances than what I expected. My favourite is Oriental Blossom but you can also get Spring awakening, Summer Breeze and Carnival Passion. It has been dermatologically tested and it has not caused any upset to my hubbys excema. The washing smells clean and fresh and remains that way even in the airing cupboard or wardrobe. I can not get over how soft it makes the clothes feel and him indoors is happy as he does snot get a static shock everytime he tries to open the car door. It cost me 79p for a 1 litre bottle from Tescos and with it been a wellknown brand it can be bought from everywhere. It lasts a long time and well worth the money.
I have used the range of Lenor fabric softeners for a number of years now and wouldn't change to any other. They leave all my clothes smelling really fresh and also soft to touch. Lenor have many different fragrances and I have tried each one in turn, I have no particular favourite as they all smell lovely and do as good a job. I have tried other named products and also some shops own brands but I always seem to go back to Lenor as it does a much better job. They are in line price wise with the other named fabric conditioners and I am more than happy with Lenors performance. They also do refill packs so there is less wastage for your bin, you just keep refilling your old container.
I am one of those people who are always sceptical of innovations that will make life easier, especially when they are things like washing powder etc hence I was very sceptical when the new ranges of Easy Iron fabric conditioners were launched. After all ironing is ironing, a task which most people hate and one which is unlikely to be easy especially with cottons etc. Anyway I received a voucher to try Lenors Easy Iron for free so I thought what the heck and gave it a try. I was really quite impressed. At first I thought maybe it is just me and I am imagining it is working but no I am sure that it does make ironing easier. OK you still have to do quite a lot of work but the iron certainly travels more easily over the fabric and the creases seem to go more easily. I used up my free bottle and have now also tried Sainsburys own and this one also seems to work. If you want to try it Sainsburys do samplepackets to save you buying a whole bottle. I only use it on hard to iron things such as cotton shirts but there is certainly an improvement. A handy tip – I wash and condition all mt clothes as normal and keep my hard to irons separate then I put these onto a final rinse and spin with easy iron. This saves me using it on all my clothes such as my babies clothes which have a different conditioner.
I have to admit im a consumer junkie and i will buy anything thats new just because it new and for no other reason . well i tried the lenor fabric enhancer not long after it hit the shops and i have to sey its the best thing on the market for clothes. It may look expensive at over £2 for 1lt but you only use a tiny capful in a wash and it lasts for ages . It leaves your clothes smelling so clean and fresh and your clothes feel like silk when they come out of the washer. and yes it really does make it easier to iron which is a godsend to us all . I dont iron if i can help it and useing this product helps as the crease just dissappear like magic with no hard pressing at all. Definatly worth the money.