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Lenor Sleep Sensations Fabric Conditioner
Member Name: alyson29
Lenor Sleep Sensations Fabric Conditioner
Date: 19/03/13, updated on 19/03/13 (88 review reads)
Advantages: Smells gorgeous and leaves my laundry feeling soft and static free
The packaging has been considerably updated from the image shown above and is rather appealing to the eye. The 1.4 litre bottle that I have just finished using contains a sufficient amount for approximately forty washes, so with the seven washes I carry out each week it lasts me around six weeks. If you are familiar with the current advertising for Lenor you will be aware that they are marketing the product as "Fresh Sheet Week". As a result, I was eager to discover whether this claim was true, particularly as I've been purchasing their fabric conditioners for many years with the scent on their previous products lingering for only a couple of days.
Sleep Sensations is packaged in a calming lilac colour with the bottle displaying colourful images of spring flowers. In keeping with the packaging and the product name, the fabric conditioner is also lilac and on removing the screw top lid I anticipated that I would witness the aroma of lavender, particularly as I associate its fragrance will sleep and relaxation. However, I could not recognise its aroma and whilst Lenor inform us that the scent is of spring flowers, I must admit to being unable to detect anything specific. I find that sniffing a fabric conditioner straight from the bottle to be a rather overwhelming experience, particularly as the aroma is so strong, but fortunately, the scent weakens during the washing machine cycle or when hand washing.
The fabric conditioner offers a good consistency unlike Lenor, which I used to find too thick and as a result, it frequently clogged my previous washing machine. The liquid is easily poured without resulting in any spillages and can be used for both machine and hand washing. The side of the bottle provides a few images on how much should be used with the inside of the cup being the measuring guide. I find that half a cap, which is 35ml of liquid, is sufficient for my machine washing although I would advise that it's a bit of a guessing game, as the cap does not display any measuring increments. However, due to my many years of experience with carrying out the washing (which is something my husband cannot admit!) it is second nature to me as to how much is required.
On removing my laundry from my machine the scent of the fabric conditioner was evident and unlike its initial aroma when located in the bottle, it was very pleasant with its beautiful floral tones. Whilst I prefer to dry my washing outdoors on the line, the good old British weather will currently not allow, so I have to resort to my tumble dryer, which can create static. However, due to the fact that my laundry has been treated with fabric conditioner, there is no sign of any static on its removal. I find the aroma to be far more subtle when the washing is dry and I love the fact that towels are soft and when scrunched in the hand the aroma of the fabric conditioner wafts up towards my nose.
In relation to Lenor's claim of "Fresh Sheet Week", unfortunately, I cannot agree, as whilst my bedding remains beautifully scented for a couple of nights, the fragrance has totally vanished by the third day. Consequently, the fabric conditioner is exactly the same as it was prior to this claim. Lenor further claim that the product will deliver four times longer freshness to laundry, which is one that is difficult to evidence. However, I always notice its scent when I open my wardrobe, particularly if I have not long placed a recently washed item on to its hanger.
It's the super softness that it offers to my bath towels that I adore, as whilst my husband likes his to be rough and resembling the texture of cardboard, I prefer mine to be soft and smooth on my skin. However, I would advise that the use of fabric conditioners on towels can reduce their absorbency although I cannot speak of any issues. A point I would mention is that fabric conditioners are flammable, so it should not be used on any items that are flame retardant, as it will reduce their flame resistance. I cannot speak of any adverse effects whilst using, such as skin irritation.
Despite Lenor Sleep Sensations not living up to its Fresh Sheet Week claim, it still receives a five star rating from me, as it's a brand I have used time and time again and will continue to use. As previously mentioned, Lenor Sleep Sensations is frequently on offer although at the time of writing I cannot find any supermarkets offering it at a discounted price. I have checked on the Tesco website where it is listed at £3.40 although I would wait until it is reduced and bulk buy.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A gorgeous fabric conditioner