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My favourite fabric softener is Comfort, I have never really been a fan of Lenor, however I will buy it from time to time when it's on special offer. A special offer was how I came to purchase a bottle of Lenor with Febreze. I regularly use Flash with Febreze, as well as the original Febreze spray, so was interested to see how I'd get on with this.
This fabric softener promises 4x longer freshness than with Lenor Pure Care and claims to leave sheets smelling fresh for up to a week. There are two sizes available a 21 wash bottle and a 40 wash bottle, which is the one I purchased.
The liquid itself is a mint green colour and it is used like any other product of this nature - by placing a capful into the drawer of your washing machine. There is a guide on the side of the bottle advising how much you should use depending on how soft you want your fabrics to be. It is also suitable for hand washing.
In the bottle I feel that this smells alright, but nothing special. There are some really nice scented fabric conditioners around now and this one is quite average in my opinion. It is very hard to describe the scent as no single ingredient stands out. I suppose I would describe it as smelling quite fresh and grassy, but there is also quite an unnatural chemical tone to it.
Unfortunately when I take my washing out of the machine, it is the chemical scent which lingers on my clothes and it also smells quite herbal. I find it to be quite an overpowering scent, which will last around two days before fading. For this reason, I have actually become a little bit reluctant to wear clothes that have just come out of the wash because I'm worried people will be able to smell this herbal scent on me, which I don't find particularly pleasant.
In terms of softness this does seem to work well. I think it is quite a hard thing to judge, but my clothes do seem to come out of the machine feeling fairly soft, so I'm happy with it in that respect. My husband and I both have eczema, and I in particular have had some bad reactions to washing products, but I've not experienced anything of that nature with this product, so that's another positive.
I don't remember what I paid for this, but having checked online it shows as being £2 for the 21 wash bottle in ASDA and £3.40 for the 40 wash bottle in Tesco, currently reduced to £1.70.
Overall I feel very disappointed with this product and would not buy it again. Although in its defence it did leave my clothes soft after washing, the smell is a big enough negative for me to not recommend it. I thought it smelled too strong and I didn't like the unusual herbal fragrance it left lingering on my clothes, so unfortunately there will be no repeat purchase of this from me.
When I'm not using a 2 in 1 laundry product, Lenor conditioners are one of my preferred choices. Currently (14/07/13) Lenor Fabric Conditioner Concentrate with Febreze (Fresh Meadow) is £2 for a 750ml bottle, or on offer at 2 for £3 at Sainsburys.
The concentrate bottle says it contains 21 washes - personally I get about 30 plus washes out of a bottle. Not only is this conditioner in concentrate form; so you don't need to put much in the wash - it is also effective. I find I only need 2/3 rd's of the recommended amount in my machine for my washing to smell great and be really soft. This is a personal choice - some people might prefer to put more into their wash - but I find the fragrance given by the recommended amount, although not unpleasant, a little strong for my liking. I like my clothes to smell nice and softly fragranced when close up - not for others to comment on the floral aroma of my cardigan when I walk into a room. Even using slightly less of the product the fragrance lasts for hours and my clothes smell nice in the drawers. In any case, the concentrate is good value for money and the added febreze - an odour eliminating product - gives added confidence.
Using a good quality conditioner like Lenor concentrate, which is a Procter and Gamble product, means not only do you get soft, sweet smelling clothes but you also get clothes that dry quicker as the product seems to help the fabrics shed water. After a spin in the washer some of my lighter garments emerge almost dry. Clothes also dry less creased so less ironing is required. It is especially welcome when washing bedding as it's really nice to get between soft, fragrant bedclothes. Plus, there's the point that although I don't like to see creased up bedding - the only time I'll ever be bothered to iron a duvet cover is when I'm selling the house - so the softening, de-creasing effect of this product is much appreciated.
Cost effective laundry products are always welcome in our house. Would recommend.
Before having a family I always used a fragranced fabric conditioner, usually Lenor or Comfort. Since having the girls I use fragrance free conditioner for them but am currently using this Lenor with Febreeze if the washing is just mine and my husbands.
This fabric conditioner is concentrated so no huge bottle to have to find a home for but still enough conditioner in my 1.5 litre bottle for 42 washes. The downside of being concentrated is that this conditioner is very thick and gloopy. I'm about 3/4 of the way down my bottle and you can see the conditioner stuck to the cap and the sides of the bottle. This also happens to the insides of my washing machine's dispenser drawer and the tubes it goes through to get to the machine drum resulting in regular cleaning maintenance taking place. My husband has to remove the top of the machine to unblock it properly so not a 2 minute job.
The cap of the bottle doubles up as a measuring device and I use 3/4 cap for an average load of washing. From this small amount I get a load of washing smelling of spring flowers when I remove it from the machine. This fragrance stays on the clothes and I can usually still smell it when I wear them next. This conditioner also leaves my washing feeling soft and static free, if my machine has blocked and the conditioner isn't getting through I really notice the difference. As I tumble dry my clothes the static really builds up if a fabric conditioner isn't used.
Price and Availability
Since I purchased my bottle earlier in the year it has reduced in size from 1.5 litres to 1.4 litres so you now get 2 less washes for you guessed it the same price. It currently (October 2012) costs £2 in Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda which is a great price for a branded fabric softner.
Would I recommend?
No, since using Tesco's own Fabric conditioner for my little ones washing I find my washing machine isn't getting clogged up as frequently. As I find that the cheaper option works just as well I will be sticking with this in future.
==Lenor with Febreze concentrated Fabric Conditioner==
I have always been a fan of Lenor fabric conditioner, from the regular ones to the concentrated ones along with all the fragrances that have come & gone, I just love it! When I was growing up (& still love the smells of these fragranced today!) I love the smells of 6 Lenor varieties, these being: Lenor Spring Awakening, Lenor Summer Breeze, Lenor Pure, Lenor Sleep Sensations (Lavender), Lenor in the Pink & Lenor with Febreze freshness. The latter of which this review will be based on. I brought mine from Morrisons a little while back when it was half price at £1.62 for a 1.5ltr bottle, which did 40 washes if a 35ml dose was used every time you washed. This is quite good value for money & especially as I love the fresh smell of Lenor with Febreze.
==About Lenor with Febreze==
The bottle is clear with a label wrapped around it. It displays the Lenor logo along with 'Heavenly Softness' & '4x longer fresheness' are displayed along with some clouds. The cap is blue & holds a maximum of 55ml of liquid. The liquid itself is turqoise/green colour which looks very appealing & also reminds me of the Febreze effect. I only have about 1/4 of the bottle left which shows just how much I like it! I love the smell of this...It just smells clean & works great with Ariel with Febreze detergent, if you want clothes that have the lovely 'lasting' smell! However, it will work great with any detergent, just make sure it's nothing like Bold because you will very smelly clothes!
For large loads or extra softness & freshness (7kg+ washers): 1 cap (55ml)
For normals loads (4-5kg washer): 2/3 cap (35ml)
Handwashing (10ltrs water): 1/3 cap (18ml)
When I got home I had a load to put on straightaway so I thought I might use this product. As this product has a really strong smell when you sniff it neat from the bottle, I only used a little bit because I did'nt want my clothes to be overcome with the Febreze scent & get noticed all the time!! So I thought if I only used 35ml & see where that takes me! I added my powder in as usual (Daz, just in case anyone was wondering) & added 2/3 capful (35ml) into the dispenser of my machine. I could instantly smell the freshness of it as the smell lifted up from the dispenser. I then switched on the machine & left it to do it's thing. When I came back 40 minutes later & emptied the machine, the smell hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't as heavy before, in fact it was quite a delicate scent, but still noticable. I hung these on the line & in the few hours it had taken them to dry, I could smell that the scent of Febreze had mixed with the outdoorsy smell (if you get what I mean) & it smelt really lovely. This fabric conditioner had made everything soft & easier to iron too. some of the clothes were put back in the drawer & when I went to smell them a week later, they still had the fresh smell, but this time it hd dulled a little bit, but was still there.
This Fabric Conditioner had passed all my test & I was glad to find none of the fresh fragrance had dulled in the drawers after even 2 weeks which was brilliant! I have since used it on all varieties of loads from clothes to bedding & even handwashing, which it was good at too, plus i did not leave anything feel greasy which some fabric conditioners can do. Then it's not nice when you put on your favourite shirt only to find it's caked in a greasy residue of fabric conditioner! Well not with this one! It's nice when you wash bedding with it & then you put it back on the bed to find you are surrounded in a whirl of softness & freshness...Ah!
==Thanks for Reading!==
P.S.: Sorry if this review is shorter than normal but I hope you found this review to be as helpful just as the others are!
Originally posted on Ciao
I am never brand loyal when it comes to fabric conditioner and will happily use whatever is the best value for money on the day I'm shopping. Recently I have been using Lenor Concentrate with Febreze. A 1.4 litre bottle is currently selling for £3.37 in my local Tesco and for this the bottle will last you 40 washes.
Lenor with Febreze is sold in a clear plastic bottle so you can always see how much you have left. The bottle is recyclable and has a blue screw top lid witch doubles up as a measuring cap. The bottle has a label wrapped around it which is mainly a lovely mint colour. The label has Lenor written across the front along with the Febreze logo. It informs the customer that this fabric conditioner will give your laubdry " 4 x longer freshness". The bottle also gives all the ingredients, instructions for use and advises that the product has been dermatologicaly tested.
The actual fabric conditioner is a mint coloured liquid much the same consistency as any other fabric conditioner and this particular one smells lovely, very floral and fresh.
As I mentioned the instructions for use are given but personally I always add just under a capful per wash and I find this perfectly adequate. Of course it depends on the size of the load you are doing but this works for me.
I've used half of my bottle now and have to say I'm very pleased with this fabric conditioner, it really does make my laundry smell fresh and clean and the fragrance lingers for a few days. My towels feel lovely and soft after using this as does bed linen. Its lovely opening the cupboard to get clean sheets and towels out and finding they still smell nice.
I've dried washing both inside and out and the Lenor with Febreze works well either way. When I've dried my washing inside I don't find the smell of this too overpowering which has been the case with some others I've tried.
I would definitely recommend Lenor with Freze, it makes my laundry smell nice and fresh and feel lovely and soft, the fragrance certainly does linger too and despite smelling quite flowery in the bottle the smell isn't over flowery on the laundry making it suitable for both men and women's clothing. This is a lovely fabric conditioner and one I will use again.
I love the scent of fresh laundered clothes and always use a softener in my wash to ensure that my clothes not only smell great but are soft and as crease free as possible ( I simply detest ironing!)
*Price and availability*
Lenor concentrate with fabreeze is available at most supermarkets; it comes in a couple of sizes. I got two 1.5 L bottles for £5.00 on offer from Tesco.
The fabric softener comes in a see through plastic bottle and you can see the colour of the liquid inside, which
is a soft minty colour. At the bottom of the bottle, it advises that you get 40 washes out of the 1.5L. On this particular bottle, you can use the cap that secures the bottle as a measuring device, so that you don't use too much. The actual fabric softener is a smooth velvety liquid, it is runny but not too thin.
The Fragrance of this one is fresh and luxurious. It smells floral and really refreshing and clean.
A good capful of the softener should be added to every wash and placed in the designated drawer on your washing machine. If you are at all unsure where this is, I would consult the machine's manual handbook.
This particular variation of Lenor uses fabreeze freshness and is supposed to keep your clothes smelling up to four times fresher than other Lenor products. I have used other products and have not really noticed a difference in the length of time they smell fresh and laundered. The scent is supposed to keep renewing and renewing; however this is not something I have encountered. They do smell really good though and towels smells great, the first time that you wrap them around yourself. They smell fresh and inviting. There is nothing worse than wrapping a rough towel around your body and this certainly does not happen when using this softener. Towels are so soft and delicious. The Lenor makes clothes smoother and softer. When clothes are washed without it they dry stiffer and with more creases. With it, they are much softer and have less creases. This is particularly more obvious with my partners shirts for work; they dry with less creases and less stiff. This means they are much easier to iron. Always a bonus; I think ironing is the worst of the household jobs!
For the cost, it is not the cheapest of fabric softeners and I believe that one is paying over the odds for the added 'fabreeze' freshness. Of which, I did not find all that successful. For this reason, I will not be buying this particular variation of Lenor again. I still like the brand and love their fragrances and quality. The regular fabric softeners with no fancy gimmicks, will more than do the trick.
I usually buy the Tesco own brand conditioner but one day while doing a small shop in Morrisons this was on offer of three 750ml for £3 which seemed a really good price especially for a concentrated conditioner. It was a bit of a gamble I guess as I did not know whether I would like the smell that it left on my clothes but it was a gamble worth taking based on the price and certainly when I first smelt the thick blue liquid I was quite pleased that it had a strong fresh fragrance.
The plastic bottle is clear so you can see the contents inside and it has a simple twist top cap which also doubles as a measuring top for working out the right amount to add to your wash as one capful is enough. It is quite a strong smell to it but that smell is not so strong on your clothes when they haev dried, you can however detect it for a while afterwards and certainly I find that it is an effective conditioner. The washed clothes smell nice and also they are very soft and easy to iron.
I have found on work shirts it is very effective especially as my other half likes to wear the same shirts every week so they get a lot of washes even though he has two dozen shirts in the wardrobe he seems to rotate the same five all the time. It is also really good with bedding however for a load of sheets and towels I often add a cup and a half to the wash.
I have used Fabreze air fresheners before and quite liked them and while this is a different smell it is still very pleasant and as this product was on offer I consider it a good purchase.
Nice smelling clothes is important to me and I like to buy a fabric conditioner that works and when I saw this one with the name Febreze I thought I would maybe like it because I like the smell of the Febreze air freshener and thought this one would maybe smell the same and that is one of the reasons I bought it.
The liquid is a turquoise colour and it comes inside a clear plastic bottle and the top can easily be take from the bottle with a simple twist movement to unscrew the top. The amount in the bottle is 750ml and that is a good amount, the conditioner is a concentrated liquid and it smells lovely, it does have a lot of fragrance to this one and it has a nice perfume smell, it does smell the same as the air freshener, the perfume smell is one that I find is not too feminine, I would say that it is fine for a male too. I am male and I like the smell of this one on my clothing. It is suitable for myself and my family. The top can also be used to measure the liquid to place into the machine and only a capful is needed for an average load, maybe a little more is needed if you have more washing in your machine but for the amount I wash in one load, a capful is enough.
It softens my clothes just the way I like them to feel, it does make them easier to iron because the clothing is less creased. I find the smell lasts on the clothes after they have dried, ironed and placed in my wardrobe. I can smell the conditioner on my shirts when I wear them. My bed sheets feel nice and soft when I get into bed and it makes for a better nights sleep for me if I have a nice fresh smelling bed to get into at night time.
This one is very good for towels and it does leave them nice and soft, so they do not scratch the face etc, I have a couple of baby towels that I use for my baby grandchildren when they come to sleep at my home and they have a nice bath. The towels are soft enough to dry the baby and they do not irritate their skin because the towels have been nicely softened. My wife has soaked some of her woollen tops in a little luke warm water and just added a little of the liquid and made a nice solution and it has softened them nicely and the tops have been nice to wear when dried and the solution has not been too strong to destroy the more delicate clothes.
I think this is a really nice liquid to use and it is supposed wash 21 average wash loads, which is a good amount for the price of just £1.50, I bought it from Asda and I have seen it many times on special offer but at the time I had not thought I would like it and so I did not buy it at the time. I am glad I did try this one because it is a good fragrance and it actually does last on the clothes. I think it is a super quality and very good value for the price. I do recommend it as I think it is worth it. It is suitable for all my family.
I rate it 5 stars.
When my children were young I used to hand wash many items of clothing and always use products meant foe sensitive skin. For hand washing baby and toddler clothes I used Lux and, whether hand washing or using a wshing machine, I always depended on brands that were meant for sensitive skins. As I also used to suffer badly with dermatitis I tended to steer away, as much as possible, from chemicals and didn't use fabric conditioner too often. It's easier now to find products that are suitable for sensitive skin but I still fee that if your skin is very sensitive then these products are best avoided or used very sparingly. Now that I don't launder for young children, and my skin nowadays isn't quite so sensitive, I have been using fabric conditioner more regularly in my washing. This is partly dure to the many favourable reviews that I have read on consumer review sites. I also am using air fresheners and fabric fresheners around the home owing to being a dog owner, and so thought it might be nice to have a more lingering aroma on freshly washed clothes and fabrics than what remains after only using washing powder or gel.
Until I know for sure which is my preferred brand I am tending to try diiferent brands and scents. At the moment Comfort is riding high on my list and one from Asda's own range isn't scoring as high. But I thought I would try other well known brands and some stores own just to be sure I ma getting the best I can for a reasonable price.
I recently purchased a 1.5 litre bottle of Lenor (Heavenly Softness) with Febreze. This purchase was made in Sainsbury's supermarket.
It currently sells for:
1.5 litre container-£3.39
75 ml container- £1.80
Now I can't remember how much exactly I paid but know it wasn't as much as that. I like a bargain and so bought this when it was on offer. If not on offer in a supermarket then I purchase laundry products from stores such as Savers or pound/99p stores. I don't pay more than £1.00 for fabric conditioner bottles holding 75 ml.
I thought the Lenor with Febreze would be a good choice regarding the fact that it is supposed to have a 'Febreze effect' meaning that freshness would last making my clothes stay as if 'newly washed' for longer.
The fragrance from newly washed clothes is strong and pleasant. Clothes straight out of the washing machine smell clean and fresh. I haven't hung any washing out in the garden recently but have hung some on a clothes horse/airer, and most I tend to tumble dry in the winter. When using Lenor, even when the clothes come out dry from the tumble drier they smell good. I find that cheaper brands tend to lose the scent after artificial drying. I would say that in the aspect of longevity of scent that Lenor scores highly in this area. The only trouble is, I find the scent lasts for ages on my bed linen and I find it an irritating smell. On smelling this from the bottle it's fine, and on wet clothes it's still fine, but on my dry sheets it smells to me of bubble gum or sweets. It's a bit too strong for me. Although this is just personal opinion, and the fragrance will be liked by many others, I found it so annoying that I had to buy a new brand of softener to use on bed linen and some other washing, even though there was still a considerable amount remaining in the bottle.
I'm not that sure if fabric conditioner makes a great difference to the softness of the newly washed and rinsed clothes. I know it smells particularly nice but as for softness I'm not sure. I wonder if because it smells good I tend to think it must be good and the product had s fulfilled expectations. I think it's easier to judge this one in the summer when clothes are hung out to dry a clothe that are tumble dried feel soft any way whereas those dried naturally tend to need better ironing to soften them. I do believe the clothe have a nice feel on leaving the washing machine but once they come out of the drawer or wardrobe ready to wear, then I can't be sure.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Well, as I mentioned, I don't pay full recommended retail price for items such as this. However if all brands of fabric conditioner were priced at their recommended price then I would say that this proves good value, certainly against the stores own brands which I have tried. Take Asda's own which I found aroma wise I had to use more than double the amount suggested to obtain any smell when the washing cycle was finished. Even with this it still didn't linger after a tumble dry. I think I will just have to try a different perfume next time I purchase Lenor. According to the manufacturer Lenor Heavenly Softness lasts:
'4X Longer Freshness*.
*vs. Lenor Classic 3L.
It is claimed by the manufacturers to last for ( 1.5 ml) 42 washes based on a normal sized load. I certainly find it to last a long time.
Lenor is a product manufactured by Procter & Gamble UK. Information specific to the Lenor brand of fabric conditioners can be found on the website:
* Liquid fabric softener can increase fabric flammability. If the amount used is more than suggested then this can increase this effect. Do not use this product: On children's sleepwear or garments labelled as flame resistant as it may reduce flame resistance. On garments made with fluffier fabrics (such as fleece, velour, chenille and terry cloth).
EC 648/2004: 5-15% Cationic Surfactants, Benzisothiazolinone, Perfumes, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.
Lenor with Febreze effect is dermatologically tested.
I am a real sucker for strong scented fabric softeners, with me trying any that are on offer when I go shopping, though I do tend to gravitate back to certain one's, knowing they smell so much better and for longer than other brands.
The softener in question is - Lenor with febreze effect".
The main reason for getting this (aside from it being a tried and tested brand I trust), was the fact it was on offer, so cheap (me and the softener!), at £2.00 for a 1.5l bottle, which equates to around 42 washes.
The bottle is clear plastic with the green liquid visible within, holds all the relevant information expected, brand name, product name, dosing instructions, scent description and ingredients (available by visiting www.info-pg.com), with the lid being screw top and doubling up as a dosing cap.
To use you fill the inside of the lid and pour into the washing machine draw before the cycle starts, though the lid has a smaller chamber within the lid for this, and I tend not to fill it up to the mark anyway, the softener still works as well, but it eek's the bottle out a little more!
Before going in the liquid smells reassuringly strong, with a real fresh florally scent to it, smelling very much like the originally scented febreze spray, which I love!
After being washed my laundry comes out fresh smelling and soft to the touch, before even being dried, so I am happy that my washing will dry with less creases to iron out, and knowing that the freshness now emanating from my wet washing will still be lingering when the clothes are ready to be worn.
Once dried (and depending on what material each garment is made from) the fabric softener has left varying degrees of scent, with (thankfully) my bed sheets having a lovely scent, I love that unslept in bed feeling, when the sheets are new and fragrant!
This is a lovely smelling softener that I will always end up getting again, though I may wander, I will always return!
Thanks for reading x
Fabric conditioner is an essential part of my clothes washing routine I like to use it, it makes my clothes smell nice and gives them a nice soft touch. Although I like fabric conditioner I am not one for buying the same every time I tend to buy whatever is on offer and this time the offer was for Lenor with Febreze effect which also promises to make your clothes 4 times longer freshness. A bottle costs a small £1.50 and the bottle can do up to 42 washes which I think is great value for money.
The conditioner itself is a light green colour and when you take off the lid it smells quite flowery and strong. All you have to do is add the fabric conditioner to your washing machine in the little draw and away you go.
This fabric conditioner is one which I quite like. When I open the washing machine door the freshness hits me, if I tumble dry my clothes I can smell the flowers through my flat and if I dry my clothes on the airer the whole flat smells of nice clean clothes so an air freshener rolled in as well. As for the Febreze effect I am not sure that my clothes actually hold the scent any longer than any other fabric conditioner I have used but I still like the smell so I would use it again. My clothes also feel soft to touch when they come out of the tumble dryer and are even soft when dried on the airer which can sometimes be a problem if you do not have a good fabric conditioner as clothes can go hard on the airer.
I give this fabric conditioner 5 stars.
I think it is always good to grab a bargain when it is on offer and this fabric conditioner was one that I bought recently on offer for only £1 and so I bought 2 at the same time because I use a lot of conditioners and love a different variety of fragrances and brands as there are so many to choose from in the shops I find it a little hard to have a favourite.
This one comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a screw off top, it is a good size of 750ml, the liquid inside is a light turquoise colour, the smell when the top is removed is absolutely lovely, the fragrance is so scented and smells lovely and refreshing. The liquid has a really nice texture and consistency, it is designed to condition 21 washes as it is concentrated and has 4 times longer lasting freshness with this one.
The brand is a very well known one and this one is usually priced at around almost £2, depending where it is bought, I have often bought this brand on special offer as they are on offer quite a lot and the low price is just as cheap as a non branded one and so it makes more sense to buy it on offer and have one that works much better.
The top on this one can be used to fill the cap and it is recommended to use 2/3 of a cap for small loads, 1 cap for normal loads and for hand soaking 1/3 of a cap, I always usually just use one cap for all my loaded in my machine, not matter how many garments and fabrics are in the machine, and for hand soaking I use the same. It is what I prefer but it is just my preference and this liquid makes my clothes smell lovely and refreshed and I have used it around 5 times since I bought it and I am very happy with the way my clothes have had that longer lasting smell.
The quality of this one is brilliant, it is very good and I washed my white bedding with this conditioner and when I got into bed the smell and fragranced made me feel nice and relaxed, I do not think you can beat getting into bed and smelling nice fresh bedding in my opinion and this one does make a nice smelling bedroom too.
My towels have been nice and fluffy after using this one, I have found that my grandsons clothes he left at my home recently and I washed have a really nice smell to them also and I love to hold a baby and smell the nice fresh smell a fabric conditioner has on them because I then know they are nice and soft to the touch as well as having a nice fragrance. I love the fact this one is concentrated and so the bottle is small and a handy size and a little goes a very long way and it is so affordable and the quality is amazingly good too, so much so that I will buy this one again in the future as I just adore it.
The smell of this reminds me of lovely fresh cut flowers and is beautiful and I highly recommend it for anyone to try it and to look for it on special offer and stock your cupboards because I do not think anyone would be disappointed with this one.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
I love a bargain so when I saw Lenor with Febreze effect in my local Sainsbury's store on offer for 75p per 750ml bottle I picked up a couple of them. I had never used Lenor fabric conditioner before but it smelled lovely in the bottle and I hoped it would smell just as nice on my washing!
The fabric conditioner comes in a recyclable plastic bottle with a screw top lid, that also acts as a measuring cap for the conditioner. Around the bottle there is a label with the ingredients, instructions, product website etc, the usual product information. We are also informed that the conditioner is dermatologically tested, should give us 21 washes and give us '4x longer freshness and heavenly softness'.
So I used one cap (55ml) of the bluey/greeny (I can't make out whether it is more blue or green) colour fabric conditioner for my washing. When I pulled the washing out of the machine to put into the tumble dryer I could instantly smell the gorgeous scent of the fabric conditioner- extremely clean and fresh. Once out of the tumble dryer the freshness scent of the washing was still evident but not too overpowering. After having used Lenor with Febreze effect fabric conditioner on my clothes, towels, bedding, they all smelt absolutely incredible and were extremely soft. My clothes smelt fresh all day long and I loved getting a whiff of the lovely scent throughout the day. So this product in my opinion is fantastic and gets the thumbs up. The freshness and clean scent seems to last and last and last and it does make washing very soft, so it does exactly what it say's it will. I haven't counted how many washes I have done using this conditioner but living in a household with 4 of us means there is quite a lot of washing and I have had the conditioner for a couple of weeks now and there is still a bit left in the bottom, so it has lasted quite a while.
In terms of price, like I mentioned above, I paid just 75p for a 750ml bottle. I have had a look on the Sainsbury's website and normally for this size bottle you would pay £1.75, so it falls in the mid price range for fabric conditioner. Even at it's normal price I would buy this product again as I loved it.
I would 100% recommend this product, it has everything I want in a great fabric conditioner.
Lenor is a laundry brand which is part of the Procter and Gamble company. They offer a selection of fabric conditioners designed to work with your soap powder/tabs etc to make your laundry super soft and smelling gorgeously fresh.
The Lenor fabric conditioner range is quite extensive with various scented liquid conditioners. The conditioners have been concentrated which allows a small amount to work efficiently and reducing the packaging needed to accommodate it.
Lenor Fabric Conditioner with Febreze is a concentrate which has been formulated with the freshness of Febreze. It promotes itself as providing a renewing fragrance within your clothes.
The concentrate comes in liquid form contained within a rectangular plastic bottle. The bottle is clear and comes topped with a blue, cap which doubles up as the measuring cup. The label around the bottle is fresh and neutral with blue, green and white colour tones.
Information on the bottle includes the product name, directions for use, warnings etc.
You should use this alongside your washing detergent and pour the recommended dosage into the specified drawer. Either use the cap or judge the amount yourself.
2/3 cap for normal softness
1 cap for double softness
1/3 cap for 10l handwashing
Although perfectly safe to use on most laundry, it is recommended that you do not use this on childrens garments which state flame resistent or on terry cloths, chenille, fleece or velour fabrics.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
A 750ml bottle will last approx 21washes and can be purchased from supermarkets. I purchased my bottle from Poundworld. Normal price is around £1.70.
I love buying a new fabric conditioner. I love my laundry smelling gorgeous and feeling super soft as it makes me appreciate it more. Since moving home recently, I now have access to a drying area outside so have been taking advantage of this and have certainly seen an improvement in the quality of my washed clothes as opposed to using a tumble dryer.
I was scouring my local Poundworld a few weeks ago and noticed they had started stocking a few different Lenor conditioners. I picked 1 of each scent and was pleased at the price as Lenor is normally more expensive unless on offer. The Febreze scent is one I am familiar with as I use the air freshener and the floor cleaner and believe it to be a refreshing aroma.
The bottle itself is designed well and slots nicely into any little space you may have. The inclusion of the intergrated cap makes it ideal for measuring out the liquid but I simply pour directly into the drawer. I have used this with several different detergents including powder, tabs and liquid and find the Febreze scent counteracts the other scents. I use this on a 30 regular wash, a 30 mini wash and a 60wash for towels/bedsheets and it performs exceptionally well each time.
The liquid is runny and adopts a turquoise colour. Opening the bottle, the scent is powerful and really gets the nose tingling. It is quite soapy with a unique burst of freshness. It pours freely from the bottle and I can get on with other chores whilst it is working its magic on my laundry. Normally I wouldn't notice the conditioner working through the cycle but as my washing machine spun, I could detect a slight floral fresh scent lifting up through the air in my kitchen which suprised me and confirmed how strong this liquid really is.
I like to take my washing out shortly after it has spun and if its nice, I can get it pegged out on the line for a good airing. Immediately after opening the washing machine door, the freshness is revealed and is delightful like simple fresh air with a hint of something grassy. The clothes are soft and light after removing them and the beautiful scent is strong. Drying outside certainly benefits my laundry and mainly my cotton towels which once dried, are extra fluffy and soft to my skin as I wrap them around me. My son loves the soft towels after his bath.
The other clothes were reasonably soft and despite not smelling of anything in particular, not like other scents, the freshness more than made up for this aspect. The freshness was very apparent even after my laundry was put away and could be detected strongly when it came to wearing the clothes or using the towels. The scent held well throughout use and appeared to intensify for a short time after wearing. It was beautifully fresh but didn't interfere with my perfume in any way.
The biggest plus for us was the effects on the bedclothes. My sheets were smooth and sleeping in them proved enticing as they were incredibly fresh smelling without causing me to lose sleep! So top marks for effects on all accounts.
I am quite generous with my conditioner and get about 18washes which for a quid isn't bad. The scent and effects of this conditioner are excellent and I really cannot fault it. I feel Lenor have captured the Febreze scent perfectly and have produced a fresh scent which is suitable for all the family.
Thanks for reading :)
Show me a Fabric Softner that is on offer - preferably for £1, and I will always buy it (of course as long as I like it!). I've tried many a brand name this way, and probably liked nearly all of them, The thing that drew me to this one was the Febreze branding on it.
This is in a 750ml bottle. It is concentrate and gives approx 21 doses per bottle based on the full sized cap dosage for a full load of washing. There is the measurements on the back of the bottle for different loads. I think this normally costs around £1.50, but I got it for £1. The bottle is alright. It is just the normal rectangular shape with the cellophane wrapper around the bottle andyou can see the liquid easy enough through the bottle. The cap comes off easy enough and this is where you measure it out.
The smell from this was nice. You could smell a nice fresh scent when you opened the bottle, but once the washing had been done then you got a nice scent on your clothes as well, which lingered as well.
I would say in some ways this smelt like the lenor Spring Awakening scent, but with the crisp clean Febreze scent through it as well. I couldn't fault the scent and it freshened and seemed to soften well as well.
I would even buy this at full price, but obviously it is better when on offer. There is loads of nice smelling Softners out there, and yes, perhaps this isn't anything special, but it gave a nice fresh lingering scent that I liked to sniff off my clothes.