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The Fragrance Lasts But I'd Rather It Didn't!
Lenor with Febreze Fabric Concentrate Conditioner
Member Name: lak11
Lenor with Febreze Fabric Concentrate Conditioner
Date: 31/01/11, updated on 10/07/12 (274 review reads)
Advantages: Smell is long lasting.
Disadvantages: I don't like the smell on dry clothes.
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.
Summary: A good fabric conditioner which is good value especially if bought when on offer.