“ Brand: Procter&Gamble / Type: Fabric Conditioner / Category: Laundry „
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I was recently involved in trying out this conditioner and given free samples of the product to use myself and to pass around for the opinions of friends and relatives. I have used Lenor many times in the past and so I expected a product that softened my clothes and smelled fresh. This would be nothing new.
This improved formulation of Lenor Spring Awakening, however, promised to go the extra mile. Firstly, by helping to keep clothes looking newer for longer by protecting against damage in the wash. The softness agents would penetrate deeper into the fibres of my clothing, smoothing and softening the fabric. There would also be more even coverage of the product over the fabrics.
The product is a soft blue liquid which comes in a new shaped bottle from the one shown above in the picture. Spring awakening concentrated comes in 750ml bottles which cost around £2 in Sainsburys and 1.4l bottles which are £3.25. A 750ml bottle does approximately 21 washes based on using 35ml per wash.
5-15% Cationic Surfactants, Benzisothiazolinone, Perfumes, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.
Procter and Gamble,
Experience of the product:
The scent of this product is fresh and slightly floral - but not too 'girly.' My husband was content with the scent of it on his clothing as was I. It is a lovely, clean smell which doesn't overwhelm you with its perfume like some conditioners tend to do. The scent didn't seem to last as long as some conditioners - or at least it seemed to dissipate somewhat after a few days on the clothes that were hanging up on the wardrobe. Nevertheless, it left my clothes with that fresh smell still lingering so I was quite happy with the result.
The product also did a good job of softening my fabrics. My clothes and bedding were left soft and gently scented without any tackiness or feeling of product still being on the fabrics which some conditioners leave behind. I tested out a new shirt using this product and it came out well. I do not feel, however, that the few weeks I tried out this product for really constitute enough time for me to comment one way or another on how this product prevents your clothes from fibre damage in the wash. I have to trust to the science on that one. A helpful booklet which accompanied my product samples showed side by side pictures of a fabric washed 10 times in new Lenor against a fabric washed 10 times in the older formulation - there was certainly less fibre damage with using this new product.
All in all, I was pleased with the results from this product. It did everything I expected it to do and a bit more. Would recommend.
I was given a bottle to try and I am very impressed with the performance of this product. I have had so many comments about the fresh scent which lasts and lasts. I normally buy a shops own brand of conditioner but after trying this out I doubt if I will ever go back.Sheets are not only beautifully soft but they keep releasing their fragrance all week. The scent is quite strong but not unpleasant and the fragrance burst technology works every time you move.
My hubby left his sweatshirt in the car for 5 days and it smelt lovely in there. Socks worn all day still smelt fresh, impressive!
With the new formula lenor delivers unbeatable softness together with fibre protection, which means your clothes and fabrics stay looking newer for longer and with the rising cost of clothing it is worthwhile spending a little more on this conditioner.
I was lucky enough to be given a free sample of the new Lenor Spring Awakening fabric conditioner, which I started using straight away. I have found that my clothes have come out of the washing machine smelling fresher than ever before, and once dry (either after being dried in an electric tumble drier, or just left on the washing line for a few days) they still smell just as good. Even more satisfying is the fact that once put away in the cupboard, and not accessed for a few days they STILL smell great! This is on top of feeling soft and looking fresh and clean, so all in all a great product which I cannot recommend highly enough!
As the weather gets worse Hubby and I are less and less able to get our laundry dry outside. Since we don't have a tumble dryer we have to resort to using the local laundrette to get our big items washed and, more importantly dry. Whilst knickers and socks can go on a radiator after being in the washing machine, towels and double-sized bedding can't!
But the problem I've discovered is that tumble drying items makes them hopelessly staticky, and I end up with a big wodge of t-shirts, towels and bed sheets that have to be peeled apart.
A couple of years ago I decided to solve this annual problem by splashing out on a bottle of conditioner, and the one I'm using at the moment is Lenor's Spring Awakening.
Lenor's Spring Awakening fabric conditioner comes in a ridged clear plastic bottle with a blue screw cap which doubles as a measuring device. My 750ml bottle cost around £2 and, according to the packaging there is enough in the bottle for 21 washes.
The label is a thin plastic wrap that goes all around the bottle. The front has the Lenor logo along with a claim the product gives '4 x longer freshness', one side includes usage warnings and the claim the product is dermatologically tested, the other side gives usage instructions in diagrammatic form and the back is a brief advertisement puff piece, stating "Fill your clothes with the renewing freshness of Lenor Spring Awakening/There is a fragrance from Lenor for every mood'. The label is predominately pale blue in colour, matching both the liquid seen within the bottle and the cap.
The cap itself is a chunky plastic screwcap, formed from a cylinder approximately 4cm long and a wider neck which has the screw thread within. This lid's hollow cylinder allows it to be used as a measuring device when putting the liquid into the washing machine. The usage diagrams on the side of the label give measurements in terms of portions of the cap filled with liquid: for example, 2/3 of the cap is around 35ml and is used for medium softness (denoted with one feather on a picture of folded laundry). The neck on the cap wraps around the centre of the cap cylinder, meaning that thirds of the cylinder can be easily seen and used as an effective measuring device.
The fabric conditioner itself is milky blue in colour, and has a slightly soapy feel. It has a medium viscosity, and is perhaps a little thinner than other fabric conditioners I've tried. It has quite a strong chemically smell that fills my nose when I smell it straight from the bottle: it's evocative of the smell of cotton, and there is a very slight floral undertone to the fragrance.
I've been using this product for the last couple of months with increasing frequency as the weather has got worse and I've had to make more and more trips to use the industrial-sized tumble dryers at the laundrette. When I do a super-sized load of laundry in one of the large washing machines I generally use a whole cap of product - around 55ml.
Once my clothes are washed and have been part-dried in the centrifuge machine, I place everything in the tumble dryer for around 20 minutes. When I open the machine after this length of time there is a notable scent of the Lenor product, although it is not overwhelming. Most importantly of all, nothing that's been washed crackles with static! This makes folding and putting away clothes much easier and more pleasant.
After use I've noticed that the scent of the Lenor does stay in clothes and bedding for a few hours, although after a day any lingering scent has faded. I've also noticed that heavier items, like jumpers and towels, are noticeably softer after being washed with the Lenor.
I've now used this product around a dozen times, and used about half the bottle, so the claim that there is enough product for 21 washes seems pretty accurate.
In conclusion, I've been very pleased with this product. The scent isn't overpowering or girly (so my Hubby can't complain!) and it's solved a problem that I have, namely staticky clothes. The '4x longer freshness' claim is impossible for me to test and seems very subjective anyway, but my clothes are softer and smell nice after using the conditioner.
I think the attempts to link a particular fragrance with a frame of mind (the bottle label claim that there is a Lenor fragrance for every mood) is rather silly, but this Spring Awakening 'flavour' smells pleasant.
The New Lenor fabric softener not only helps to make your clothes look newer for longer but their Spring Awakening one it has the most amazing fragrance that makes my clothes smell divine! In fact, this is so much so that my friends keep noticing and asking about it.You know those TV adverts where a woman takes the clothes out of the washing machine or dryer and smells them, or a child gets wrapped in a bath towel by mum and the smell lingers around them - well I'm like that now! :0)So go and buy some for yourself - you genuinely won't be disappointed!
As a member of the Savvycircle I was given the opportunity to try out Lenor Spring Awakening for free, I was also given a fabulous amount of samples and money off coupons to hand out to my friends and family.
I am a regular user of fabric conditioner (except when funds are low) as I like the added softness and scent that fabric conditioner gives my laundry.
I used Lenor Spring Awakening Fabric Conditioner alongside my regular detergent (Persil Non Bio) and was very happy with the results. I used slightly more than the recommended 2/3 of a capful as I have a 9kg washing machine.
I really like the scent of Spring Awakening; it is fresh, clean and slightly floral. When I smelt the bottle before use I did worry that the scent may have been overpowering but once the Fabric Conditioner was diluted in the wash I was greeted with a wave of delightfully delicate scent when I opened the machine door.
While the weather has been good I have been drying the vast majority of my laundry on the line. All my clothes have dried up soft and my towels have felt soft and fluffy. The scent of the dried laundry is pleasant and while ironing the Fabric Conditioner seems to release another wave of scent.
A downside for me is that I noticed the slightly worrying warning that fabric softener can increase flammability of fabrics and we are advised not to use this on children's nightwear and flame retardant clothing. I have never noticed this warning before on any brand of fabric conditioner but it is something I will keep an eye out for. This is not really an issue for me as my children are all teenagers and choose to sleep in shorts and t-shirts etc.
Lenor Spring Awakening claims to keep clothes looking newer for longer as the small molecules in the fabric softener coat the fibres of your clothes and help prevent wear from day to day wearing. This is apparently an effect that can take five washes to come in to full effect. In all honesty I have not noticed any lack of wear in my clothes; they look and feel the same as usual. If I had of been able to try Lenor Spring Awakening out on some new items of clothes I may have been able to note some effect.
I like the shape of the Lenor bottle as it is nice and compact and easy to hold, I also like the style of the lid as it is used as a measuring device but keeps all dribbles and spills contained within the bottle once the lid is back on.
I was already a fan of Lenor but I had never tried the Spring Awakening scent before as the colour of it made me think it was a little old fashioned. I will now buy this fabric conditioner when on offer.
I give Lenor Spring awakening 4/5 stars, deducting one for the flammability issue.
Thank you for reading.
New Lenor fabric softener Spring awakening smells absolutely gorgeous! It leaves clothes feeling wonderfully soft and the fresh fragrance lasts and lasts, I washed some towels 6 days ago and they still smell like they have just been washed the same day! I love the feeling of freshly washed sheets which I'm sure everyone does especially after a long day and the sheets still smell wonderful.
I am a supersavvy product tester and I am so glad I got to try out new Lenor, I love the names of the different scents, it makes me want to try them all and after the results I have had with Lenor Spring Awakening I will definitely try each one. The bottle I have been using seems to be lasting a while and as a mum of three, my youngest is under one, I always have at least two loads of washing to get washed a day, my washing machine certainly works hard.
I absolutely love New Lenor and can't recommend it enough, I love the fresh smell as soon as the washing machine is finished and I open the door, It's not too overpowering and is just right it even works on a huge load and I haven't added any extra, the clothes are so soft even my children have commented on how soft the towels are they love snuggling into them after their bath.
5 stars from us!
I have been using Lenor Spring Awakening for the past few weeks and my I am impressed! I have previously always used another major softener brand and always had disappointment that the smell does not last on the clothes but not with Lenor! The scent hits you as soon as the washing comes out of the machine and lasts right through the drying process and for days after too! My bedding still smells as fresh as it did when it came out of the washer 5 days ago! Such a fresh clean scent I love it! My clothes look and feel great too and Lenor definitely has helped to look after the fabric fibres as they feel so soft and needed ironing a lot less if at all! It comes as a concentrate so no big bulky bottles to store and a little goes a long way! I also suffer with quite sensitive skin and find some products irritate me but no problems as far with Lenor and its gentle enough for my 2 year olds clothing too.
Would highly recommend and I am now a Lenor convert!!!
New Lenore Spring Awakening Fabric Softener
I am involved in a trial for Supersavvy circle and was chosen to test the new reformulated Lenor fabric softener in this fragrance. I am not one who is brand loyal but I do enjoy testing products and shring my views and samples with friends and family.
I love my clothes smelling nice and feeling soft so I always use fabric softener but I choose mine on price ans smell. I look at what the prices are in the supermarket and then open the bottles to doa sniff test before I buy them. I prefer the concentrated ones as it saves my lugging big heavy bottles home and they take up less room in my cupboard.
It seems that not only does fabric softener make my clothes smell good but it helps them look good for longer. The company sent a kit with this trial and not only did I get a full sized bottle but also samples and a booklet as well as a usb pen with more information about the product and how it has been reformulated and what the benefits are.
Apparently the molecules of the softening agent in this reformulated Lenor are smaller which means that they can get between the fibres of the clothes better and coat them with whatever magic is in this softening agent this making your clothes and towels and linen much softer after using this in your wash.
They say that the softening agent coating the fibres prevents them rubbing together as much and thereby making the clothes look older. I am not entirely convinced by this but I can say that my wash does smell lovely when I open the machine when using this. The stuff I have washed so far has come out feeling nice and soft but I can't in all honesty say it is any softer or better than my usual softener. I am more than happy with the results of using this in my washing but cannot say that it is worth paying extra for so I will still shop around for value when purchasing my fabric softener.
Something that did shock my family with this product was that when I was sharing samples and talking about Lenor with my step daughter we noticed that they said the product should NOT be used on children's nightwear. WE have always used a fabric softener in the wash especially when washing my granddaughter's clothes as she was so young and we wanted her clothes to be nice and soft. I am actually quite horrified to discover that by using fabric softener we were actually stopping the flame proofing ability of these garments. I have never read that information any where before and it is not just this new Lenor product, it is every fabric softener.
All credit to Lenor for putting this so clearly on this product and hopefully it will be put on other brands too now. I wonder how many parents have done like we did and used this on bay wear and children's night wear totally unaware of the fact that they were destroying the flame proof quality of the garments.
The smell of this one is quite fresh and pleasant, not too sweet and not too floral. It works especially well when the clothes are able to be dried out side but if I have to dry them inside it does also make the rooms smell pleasant too which is a bonus.
I am enjoying using this and my wash smells good. I am very concerned by the softener effecting the flame- proof- ness of fabric and well done Lenor for pointing this out so clearly on the product and the samples.
Thanks supersavvy and Lenor for giving me the chance to try this and share samples and vouchers with friends and relatives and share my views with others.
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When it comes to my laundry, I am a little particular about products I use. I love trying out new powders, gels and softeners. This review is for Lenor Spring Awakening. This is available in either a 740ml bottle which is roughly 21 washes or 1.4L which is roughly 40 washes.
The bottle is boxy and clear in colour, so you can see the blue liquid inside, and see how much you have left. The lid is blue and screws on and off easily. The lid also contains an integrated measure to measure out your softener. You can use this softener in your automatic washing machine or for hand washing.
The smell is nice and pleasant and also quite strong without being too overpowering, it reminds me of the ocean breeze. As this is concentrated you don't need to use loads to get results. If I have a full load to wash I use the recommended 35ml dose, if I have less washing, I use a lesser amount. To use you simply pour into the correct unit of your drawer.
The smell stays nicely on your clothes and you can smell it as soon as you open your washing machine. I tend to find if I use my tumble dryer to dry my washing the smell of softener quickly disappears but if I line dry or use the radiators, the smell stays for ages. Even if I fold my bed linen in the airing cupboard, I can still smell it a week later when I come to use them. I find this with most softeners though so it's not exclusive to this one.
I always try and stock up on this when it's on offer and try and get the 1.4L bottle for £2 which lasts me ages, I think it lasts longer than the stated 40 washes.
Lenor Spring Awakening has been reformulated and as a Supersavvyme member I have been sent a bottle to try out for myself and samples to give out to others. It is possible to get very excited about a fabric conditioner when it arrives in a kind of gift box with lots of sachets and coupons and info to investigate. I have a love of laundry products- only recently realised, when a friend enquired as to the reasons for the vast array of detergents and fabric conditioners in my cupboard. I enjoy trying different products. But. I also long for a clutter free cupboard and so am searching for the ultimate product. A product so good that I become loyal to it. So good that I need never buy another, but can merely flit between the various fragrance options of the one brand to supply the variety I enjoy.
When money is tight fabric conditioner is a product I do without. But this may be false economy, since the claim of NEW Lenor is that it 'helps keep your clothes looking newer for longer'. According to the information on the USB supplied in the pack the main feature of the reformulation is that the molecules of softening agent in the mix are smaller. The effect of this is obviously that they can penetrate and coat the fibres of your clothes more easily and so protect them. Repeated washing can make clothes look tired and old very quickly, but the fabric conditioner acts to prevent friction between the fibres during washing so that there is less wear and tear. I can't comment as yet on how new-looking clothes will remain, but judging by the way the clothes felt when they came out of the wash I would say there must be truth to this claim. If you have ever pulled tangled washing out of the machine when it has not had fabric conditioner applied then you will be familiar with the slight squeaking and creaking that you feel when pulling the garments out. This is less apparent with most fabric conditioners, but with new Lenor your clothes will slip and glide easily out of the drum.
Other obvious results are that clothes and towels are soft and fluffy and have a pleasant fresh smell that lingers but is not overpowering. Towels may lose some of their absorbency as a result of any fabric conditioner being used, but not so much that it is a problem in my experience.
A less positive point about the product is the warning that liquid fabric softener can increase fabric flammability and the more you use the greater this effect. The advice on the Lenor pack is that the product should not be used on children's sleepwear or garments labelled as flame resistant as this resistance may be reduced. It should also not be used on items made with fluffier fabrics such as fleece or terry towelling. Again, this is advice that can be applied to most fabric conditioners rather than just Lenor, so part of me is tempted to commend the manufacturers for flagging up such an important point.
If you are not put off by the above and wish to use a conditioner on your clothes, I can recommend Lenor as being highly effective and easy to use. You simply pour a third of a cap in to the dispenser in your machine and let technology do the rest. The stay-clean cap does just that and the rectangular bottle is easy to store tidily.
I am a big fan of Comfort fabric conditioner however on a recent trip to Morrisons I saw a 1.4 litre bottle of lenor Spring Awakening for just £2 so decided to give that a go instead and save myself some pennies.
The bottle has a dosing cap as the lid and is clear, it has a blue label which boasts 4 x longer freshness. The bottle says it lasts for 40 washes - not pad for a couple of quid!
I took the lid off to have a sniff and at first wasn't too impressed, I like bold scents that will last on my clothes and bedding for a long time, however the after-scent was actually quite nice and refreshing so I decided to give it a go.
I did my washing as usual and added some of this instead of my usual fabric conditioner. When the clothes came out of the machine I wasn't too impressed as I couldn't really smell anything and I do like a nice strong smell. So I popped it into the tumble dryer and got on with other things.
I came downstairs about an hour later and there was a nice scent around my kitchen and dining room, I went and opened the tumble dryer and pulled the clothes out, the smell was light and fresh.
The scent does last on clothes once they are dry and my bed sheets felt very soft, the fresh scent on the sheets really does last for about a week which although I am not over keen on the scent because it is not strong enough, it is pleasant enough and impressive that it lasts so long.
In future I think I would try a bolder scent, but I am impressed with how long it lasts and how soft it left my clothes and of the course the price is great, I haven't gotten through the whole bottle yet but would say it will last the 40 washes it advertises, perhaps even a couple more.
Whilst I will frequently try and test out value and basic brands I will not compromise on quality when it comes to laundry products with Lenor being one of my favourite fabric conditioners. I'm particularly fond of the Infusions range and will bulk buy when they are on offer. However, during a visit to Tesco a few months ago I found the original Lenor products available at a discounted price, so a good few bottles ended up in my trolley with this review discussing Spring Awakening.
I've been purchasing Lenor for more years that I care to remember as I adore the softness that it offers to my laundry as well as a fairly long lasting beautiful aroma. I have a huge stock of 1.5 litre bottles, which provide sufficient conditioner for approximately 42 washes. However, the manufacturer, namely Proctor and Gamble has been a little naughty as it seems the bottle sizes have now been reduced to 1.4 litres for the same price. I've checked Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda websites and none of them have listed the 1.5 litre bottles, which have obviously been discontinued.
The bottles are made from a sturdy transparent packaging and are easily stored in the cupboard under my sink and whilst they do not offer a handle I do not find them difficult to lift, as they offer an easy grip due to the ridges in the plastic. The bottle offers a large and deep screw top cap, which is easily removed and replaced and it doubles up as the measuring unit for dispensing the product. The blue liquid offers a good viscosity unlike the value brands, which I tried on just a couple of occasions and it is easily poured from the bottle into the cap with the directions for use being contained on the side of the bottle.
Whilst the aroma can initially be described as very strong, it offers a wonderfully refreshing scent, which I find very comforting. Fortunately, the scent significantly reduces during the washing cycle to a far more pleasant offering although my husband frequently comments that it's a little too powerful. I cannot admit to using fabric conditioners in every wash as it is dependent on the laundry items. My use of fabric conditioners is for three reasons, as I like the additional softness, the aroma and it removes static. I find that my trousers will always cling to my legs if I fail to use fabric conditioners and the conditioner successfully resolves this problem on each occasion.
I would previously use Lenor each time I washed the bath towels, as I favoured the additional softness, but due to my husband's continuous grumbles I had no choice to cease with this practise as he moaned that the towels were too soft! As a result, the towels are now solely washed in Bold laundry gel, which offers superb results. I will occasionally use Lenor when washing the bedding, as in addition to the Bold, the fabric conditioner delivers an increased softness and the combination of the two scents is absolutely adorable and helps in assisting me to obtain a good night's sleep.
As I've used Lenor for such a long time I cannot admit to using the measuring cap and tend to guess the correct dose. However, I would probably agree with the claim that the 1.5 litre bottle will provide sufficient conditioner for approximately 42 washes. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the 1.4 litre bottles in my cupboard, so it will be interesting to know whether the 42 wash claim is still included. In relation to the "4 x longer freshness" claim, I'm a little undecided, as I cannot recall the period of time that my clean laundry remained fresh when using the previous versions of Lenor.
A problem I would experience when I tried out Comfort on a few occasions many years ago is that it would frequently cause a blockage in the dispensing section of my washing machine. Fortunately, I cannot report of any such issues with using Lenor. I find that the aroma lasts a few days on my laundry, particularly on bedding, which is one of the reasons why I'm loyal to this brand. I cannot report of suffering any adverse reactions when using this product on my laundry and would advise that it has been dermatologically tested. The bottle can be recycled once empty.
Lenor tends to be one of the more expensive fabric conditioners, but at the time of writing Sainbury's are selling the 1.4 litre bottles for £2 where it has been temporary reduced from its original price of £3.37. However, to save even more money, if you register with the website Supersavvyme you can regularly obtain money off coupons to redeem against a large number of Proctor and Gamble products. At the time of writing, Supersavvyme is offering a printable £1 coupon, so if you take it along to Sainsbury's you can pick a bottle up for just £1.
Due to the reasons discussed above, Lenor Spring Awakening receives five stars from me together with a full recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
~ Lenor Spring Awakening Fabric Conditioner ~
For the last few months I have been buying Lenor Spring Awakening fabric conditioner, simply because at first my local Premier Store had a good offer on it, I think it was around the £1 mark for a 1.4 litre bottle, and since then I have been buying it in Iceland as it has been on offer for £2, the 1.4 litre bottle usually retails at around £3 - £3.50, so the prices vary from place to place and I think it is definitely worth it when found on offer.
This particular scent of Lenor is a pale blue colour, and it seems the packaging has changed since Dooyoo first had this listed. The bottle is now a long rectangular clear plastic sort, it has a label which fits around the bottle like a sleeve and it is this that holds all the relevant information such as brand - Lenor, and scent, how many washes - this bottle being 40, it is a P&G product and the freshness lasts 4x longer (Vs. Lenor Pure Care line-up). The side of the bottle has the usage instructions, which are quite simple to follow.
The top of the bottle has a dark blue cap which also makes for the measuring device.
The blurb on the back of the bottle says ~
Lenor Spring Awakening fills your clothes with clear & clean renewing freshness. From the relaxing fragrance of a summer's day to the revitalising freshness of spring flowers, there is a fragrance from Lenor for every mood.
I agree with Lenor's blurb, it really is a nice clean fresh scent.
I use it along with Ariel washing powder which I do think alone makes the clothes clean and fresh but I do like using a fabric conditioner as it does soften the clothes.
After washing laundry with this the laundry comes out not only soft but smelling very fresh. It reminds me of line dried clothes which is a favourite of mine.
I only use half a cap in each load as I feel this is plenty.
The laundry stays smelling fresh even after being put in the drawers or wardrobes and not being used for a while. I particularly like using it for bedding as I alternate between different sets, so obviously one set may not be used for a few weeks, but this ensures that the bedding still smells fresh and it's like it has just been washed.
I do have a few fabric conditioners that I like using but this is a definite favourite of mine. I have stuck with this particular one for the last five months or so and I don't see any reason to change it any time soon.
I also like using Lenor Infusions Gold Orchid but this caused my son to get a rash on the back of his knee's and the inside of his elbows so I stopped using it for a while for his stuff, and not thinking I washed a load of his clothes and included this in with the wash and he was fine, he suffered no adverse reaction to this so I think that the scent in this is more delicate than the other.
Overall I find this a super fabric conditioner that I will continue to use. Oh and another plus - The bottle is recyclable.
Thanks for reading :o) x
In the past couple of years I have skin that has become even more sensitive than ever before. I have to be very careful with the washing liquids and products that I use now as using something that doesn't agree with me can lead to an excessive need to itch throughout the day (and night too if I've washed my bedding!) so I try to stick to brands that I know and trust more now and while I do still enjoy trying something new I also like to return to staples that I know work well for me and my fussy skin too and this is why I use Lenor and this fragrance, 'the blue one' as its known by myself and my husband. This is called 'Spring awakening' but I'm sure I remember it having a more simple name growing up when my Mum used to send me down to the corner shop for it!
Once a month, roughly, I head off to Asda with my husband and a couple of our friends and we do a 'big' shop and then share the car home to save on costs. Asda is not far from where I love but we get lots of heavy items and help each other get them upstairs when we make it home. I seem to almost always buy my washing liquids and fabric softeners from Asda and there are frequent special offers. Last time I purchased Lenor, 'the yellow one' as we know it the 85 wash packet was reduced to just £3.00 from £6.00-£7.00 and when I had finally run out I found this blue one on offer for £3.00 too which pleased me no end, particularly as I picked up the very last bottle! This is a 3 litre bottle and I must say now that I ALWAYS manage to stretch any washing related product further than the packet advises while still having clothes that smell lovely and are cared for in the washing machine.
This fabric conditioner comes in a large plastic container that is very light in colour so you can see how much liquid you have left and there is a large blue plastic cap (the measuring cap). It is very heavy as it contains 3 litres of liquid, however, it is simple to hold thanks to the large handle and the cap is simple to remove even with someone suffering carpal tunnel problems. The packaging is strong and sturdy and survives me hoisting it up from the floor by the washing machine and plonking it back down again after use too. There is no child safety cap but I have no children unsupervised in my home anyway so that is fine.
This scent is labelled as being 'spring awakening' and smells just how I remember it! There is quite a floral scent to this fabric softener but it is light enough to avoid being overpowering. This scent is described as being 'wrapped in the scent of spring flowers' and I would definitely agree with that. I feel fresh when I smell this scent and I feel like my clothes smell lovely when I put them on in the morning or get ready for work. There is not really any sweetness to this fabric softener but its not necessary and would just detract from the lovely scent of this liquid.
My clothes are a little less crinkled, could be because I'm getting to the machine quicker once its finished though, and generally my clothes feel soft and lovely after using this. I find that 1/4 capful is plenty but for the first few uses I find it difficult to pour the liquid and something fill up too much, however I can just pour it back in to the bottle if I'm that worried about it.
In all I would definitely recommend this. The smell is lovely and leaves my clothes feeling and looking great.
1000ml / Fabric Softeners / Manufactured by Procter&Gamble.