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I bought this Lenor fabric conditioner after spotting it on offer in Tesco for the amazing price of just 50p. Earlier that day I had seen the same sized bottle in the pound shop and thought it was good value even then, so 50p was brilliant value, I just can't understand why I didn't buy several whilst it was on offer at that price! The fabric softener I bought was in a 500ml size which gives 14 washes, but a larger size giving 21 washes is also available.
The fabric conditioner is presented in a clear bottle with a screw top cap which doubles as a dosing device. I like the packaging, the pale peach coloured liquid visible through the bottle and the pale colouring of the label gives an overall pleasant appearance.
The bottle states that this product is part of the Pure Care range and is dermatologically tested which is always good to know as myself and my husband have eczema. It promises 'Pure Gentleness next to skin' and also states that it contains a fibre smoothing ingredient.
One of the most important things for me when purchasing fabric conditioner is that it has a nice smell. This one is orange blossom scented and it smells lovely. As well as the orange blossom scent there is a sort of sugary-ness to the fragrance. I don't usually like things that smell overly sweet but this is really nice - and not too feminine as some fabric softeners can be.
A dosing guide is supplied on the back of the bottle, I usually put about 2/3 of a cap in each wash which I find sufficient. You simply need to put it in the conditioner compartment of the machine drawer as you would with any other product of this nature. It does mention that this can be used for hand washing although I have never tried it this way.
After use, my clothes come out of the machine smelling gorgeous. I think the scent left behind is just right - it is noticeable up close but not too intense or over the top. I particularly notice it on the sheets and bedding which is good as I always think it's nice to get into a bed which has that 'freshly washed' smell to it!
In terms of conditioning and softening the clothes, I will confess I find it difficult to tell. My clothes seem soft - and I did notice that my dressing gown came out of the machine yesterday feeling softer and fluffier than usual so I hope it's this product doing it, but I can't really be sure. I have in the past stopped using conditioner and found that my clothes end up feeling hard and crunchy almost, so I like to think that by using this product I'm helping to prevent that.
Unfortunately the 50p offer I mentioned doesn't stand any more as far as I'm aware, but the 21 wash bottle can be picked up for £2 in Tesco and it's worth checking your local pound shops for the smaller size.
Overall I'm very pleased with this product and it was definitely a good bargain. Even at the more expensive price of £2 I'd be willing to use it again as it smells absolutely gorgeous.
Short of fabric softener recently I decided to forgo the usual trip to my local Wilkinsons and instead opted to find some during my local weekly shop in Sainsburys. Browsing the aisles I was amazed at the price of my usual fabric softener 'Comfort' in Sainsburys and so opted for a bottle of Lenor Orange Blossom instead.
This fabric softener comes in a 750ml transparent plastic bottle which is illustrated with a label printed with 'Lenor' in large blue font. The bottle is topped with a blue screw top cap which also serves as a measuring device during the washing cycle. Inside the bottle, the liquid itself is a pale creamy orange in colour meaning that the entire presentation of this product is quite plain and simple to look at.
The side of the bottle promises that this bottle will give a standard 21 washes and that the liquid itself contains a fiber smoothing ingredient to leave garments gentle next to the skin.
Upon unscrewing the cap the fragrance of this product is what in my opinion makes it so special being highly blossom with a hint of orange in fragrance. This smell lingers in the air and creates in my impression the smell of summer upon opening the washing machine. In my mind, this smell makes this softener stand out from other brands and not the plain packaging.
I bought a bottle of this fabric softener from my local Sainsburys for £1.79. However it can currently be bought from Tesco for £1.99 or from Asda for £1.75 or from either shop in their 2 for £3 deals.
To use; simply pour ¾ of a capful of liquid into the washing machine compartment, however in my experience half a capful is usually adequate. Lenor promise that this product will leave you calm and cheerful with the summery smell whilst providing gentleness next to the skin.
Having rinsed my clothes in this softener and sticking them in the tumble drier I instantly noticed the softness of the fabric, particularly on my husbands heavy jumpers. Additionally it also helped to soften a top of mine which was made of merino wool. The smell of this fabric softener dwelled in the fabric during wear, and created little bouts of fragrance during the day.
All in all this is a lovely fabric softener which truly softens fabric and creates a lovely clean smell, it is therefore highly recommended and is being awarded five stars out of five.
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I am currently using this at the moment. I had never used it before but when I saw a few Lenor products on offer in my local Asda recently for £1 per bottle then I thought it was worth the try. I think the right price of this is around £1.60 for the 750ml bottle, so a bit saving to be had. I am not brand loyal when it comes to Softener, so I chop and change and end up finding quite a few of them that I like.
This is a Concentrate and will give approx 21 applications from this little bottle. This is based on figures which is a Full capful which is meant for either extra softness or a full load of Washing. The measurements are on the back of the bottle which will give you guidelines of how much to use for which load size.
The bottle looks alright. It is a rectangular shape and the label wraps around the bottle. You can easily see through the bottle as the plastic is clear and you can see the very light orange liquid.
When I opened this to smell it before I bought it I thought it wasn't exactly how I expected this to smell. It has a nice fresh scent to it, but it didn't smell overly orangy. After my clothes were washed and dried I could smell this lightly on the clothes and it was nice. Hard to say exactly what this smells like, but it smells a little like white florals with a slight tangy zest to it as well. It is a nice smell and a little different to the more floral scents out there.
Would I recommend this to try? Yes. It is nice and especially if it is on offer for £1 which it may still be perhaps.
Another good buy from Lenor.
I do love my fabric conditioners when doing my washing and similarly to my beauty products I am far from brand loyal and tend to buy whatever is on offer.
As I have a husband who works in engineering and two 'mucky' little boys, my washing machine is used almost daily so I get through a lot of these types of products.
Whilst in my local Iceland store buying milk I walked past a promotional stand where there were several items on sale at just £1 - including three different brands of fabric conditioner. As they were all premium brands I bought one of each at that price and this review focuses on Lenor Pure Care..
I liked the sound of this straight away as it's 'Orange Blossom' fragrance and excitedly I decided to use it first out of my other purchases because I wasn't aware of this particular fragrance.
The product comes housed in the typical, generic looking plastic container which as usual is upright standing. It is a reasonable 750ml in size and normally retails for around the £2 mark depending on where you shop but as mentioned previously I managed to pick this up for just £1 which I deemed to be a complete bargain.
The 750ml tub promises to give 21 washes though I never put the full amount in it usually indicates as using 3/4 of the required dosage has always given me the same results and therefor has been more economical and purse friendly.
The bottle is totally transparent- baring the lid, which is a more opaque white (and doubles as the measure cup), and because the packaging is clear the fabric conditioner is clearly visible. The consistency of the liquid in the bottle seems to be more on the thin side though that said it doesn't state it is a concentrate, whilst the colour appears to be an off milky white.
Once the lid is removed and the liquid is poured out into the measure cup it is clear to see it is actually thicker than it appears to be whilst still in it's container and is actually a pretty pale clementine in colour. The fragrance is very subtle and has a slight citrus scent though it's very faint which I found disappointing.
My experience of using this in amongst my washing~
I decided to test this out on my bed sheets as I had stripped the beds that morning before buying this particular product so what better time to test it out?
Having poured my required amount into my washing machine drawer I proceeded to turn it on and wait for the cycle to commence.
Once the light on my machine indicated that the cycle had stopped I opened the door and removed my laundry ready to hang outside. Instantly I noticed quite a strong citrus aroma which was unsurprisingly orange based and I have to admit it was very different to my usual 'baby powder' or 'lavender' choices of softeners and it was very refreshing indeed.
On hanging my washing on the line I could smell the orange scent just as much and noticed each time I walked past there was the same lovely aroma emitting from the sheets that were blowing in the wind.
Once my washing was dry and brought in I could still smell the orange blossom though the scent had lessened it was still very detectable. The actual feel of the laundry was incredibly soft but was nothing less than what I have come to expect of Lenor as they have always been a firm favourite of mine so it was no surprise.
As I had already put different sheets on all of the beds this clean bedding was stored away in the airing cupboard until the next bed change. After a week I opened the cupboard to retrieve said sheets and found the orange blossom scent literally greeted me which was surprising given the fragrance didn't have a strong smell at first.
After placing the sheets on the beds and climbing in that night I could feel how soft the covers felt against my skin and could smell the orange aroma for several days until it gradually faded.
This is dermatologically tested so is kind to the skin and given that myself and my two sons both have sensitive skin at times this proved to be perfect for us. I have been using it with the majority of the washing and found that when I was ironing the boys school uniform the fragrance seemed to intensify and impregnated itself into the fibres with the heat more which helped the scent last longer.
I have since used the entire bottle up and have bought another (whilst still on offer) so it's safe to say this gets top marks from me.
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When it comes to fabric softener its something like most people I use every wash and with my washing machine on almost every day (living in a flat-share with my best mate and my lovely boyfriend stopping over rather alot!) I always try to look for branded products at reasonable prices and tend to stay clear of real cheap options when it comes to my washing products.
This one, I spotted recently in my local Asda store on offer at £1.00 a bottle opposed to its usual price of nearer the £1.80 mark and so after taking a quick sniff instore of it decided I liked it enough to give it a whirl!
The only size I spotted this particular fragrance to purchase in is the size I have in front of me and that is a 750ml see-through plastic bottle that has indented ridges to the sides of it (for ease of handling) and a white screw on/off measuring cap come lid to the top of it. On the front front of the bottle there is a photograph of a woman holding a peachy coloured towel and we are told that it is 'Pure Gentleness Next To Skin, Dermatologically Tested', Lenor, Pure Care, Orange Blossom and that this size bottle gives 21 washes. Other information on the bottle includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it (including diagrams), ingredients are listed, size is given (as I have stated already and contact details for Procter & Gamble (the manufacturer) are given.
The Fabric Softener:
Light peachy in colour with a runny consistency this to me instead of smelling zesty and orangy is more lightly floral and very pleasant indeed and fresh. I was expecting an orange fragrance from this but didn't get one only a really gentle aroma of orange if you really sniff it hard in the bottle.
Using it of course is easy. All you do is use the measuring cap and use 2/3 of the cap (35ml) for some fabric softening and 1 cap (55ml) for extra softness or for hand-washing 1/3 cap which is 18ml.
I usually just bung in a full cap to a full load of washing, let it use my washing liquid first of course then it rinses with this.
This leaves fabrics soft and with a nice lingering fragrance on them, in fact I can store fabrics after using this for well over a week and they still smell fresh and feel smooth and after using this I find ironing rather easy. I like the way my fabrics/clothes feel and all in all this is a rather nice, dependable fabric softener and I have to say that I have used this on hand-washing some smalls of mine too and found it very easy to rinse out and once again they were left feeling great with no residue left within them and as fragrant as washing in the machine.
The only let down is that if you want your fabrics to smell of orange blossom...they won't instead they will smell lightly floral but that fragrance is nice so I don't mind at all!
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