Product Type: Surf household products
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Surf Laundry Liquids Vanilla & Black Orchid
Member Name: supersonic75
Surf Laundry Liquids Vanilla & Black Orchid
Advantages: Smells lovely and does the job
Disadvantages: Bit pricey if not bought when on offer
When it comes to my washing detergents/ fabric softeners I am quite loose on my morals and will be swayed by it's promises of soft clothes or even the appearance of the bottle - yes I'm that shallow! The main thing for me though is that products fall into my budget range and although I've admired the likes of Surf's 'Twilight Sensations Small & Mighty' range for quite a while now I found the usually high price tag very off putting.
On a recent trip to my local Poundstretcher which is located less than 10 minutes from my home (and next to Superdrug how convenient!) I popped in for a few basic household cleaning items and spotted the Twilight Sensations range at under £2.
Having been in Superdrug a few days previously and seen the same item at £3.29 I deemed this incredibly cheap and bagged myself two different fragrances and this review focuses on the 'Vanilla & Black Orchid'.
This is one of Surf's 'premium' offerings and the bottle I picked up is an impressive 875 ml in size. It's a large rounded bottle at the base which has a slight curvature on one side before streamlining in towards the neck where the lid fits neatly on top. As ever the lid doubles as a measure cup and has a small line which indicates how much is needed per wash. The bottle itself is really quite attractive and is in a bold black colour with almost golden coloured vanilla pods and orchids which are highlighted in a bold and bright manner. All in all it was the sexy sleek appearance of the bottle that grabbed my attention before the price tag!
The liquid inside is of a reasonable consistency and is on a par with similar products; it's neither thick nor thin but is runny enough to pour comfortably from the bottle without it 'blobbing' out and spilling.
The colour is a delicate cream and the fragrance is just beautiful; the orchid and vanilla are both apparent and compliment each other well without being too overpowering. Although I like these type of products to have a decent level of strength, I'm not keen on ones that are so overpowering that they detract from a perfume I may be wearing. This I'm pleased to say seemed to offer the right balance.
The Bio Liquid is poured into the drawer compartment as per usual and after loading up my washing machine I gave it a go..
I found my washing had the beautiful aroma ingrained in as soon as I removed it from the maching and after drying it for the majority on my washing line outside I brought it in when it got dark and aired on my dryer. Because the heating was on at this point the vanilla and black orchid scent wafted throughout my home which was lovely and the scent hadn't faded since hanging the washing out several hours before so I was very impressed with that aspect.
Though it states 1 cap (35 ml) equates to one full load I often use slightly less with wash liquids and fabric conditioners and still gain the same results, with the product lasting longer as well so therefor saving money and making it a more economical purchase.
I won't list the ingredients as these can be found if interested on the back of the bottle as this review is about my own personal experience of me using it.
I would recommend this to anyone wishing to try it as it has left my clothes clean, relatively crease free (well within reason), smelling wonderful whilst feeling soft against the skin and most importantly hasn't irritated mine or any of my family's skin.
I have found it to be particularly effective results wise when used on my bedding as the scent seems to last for days afterwards and is certainly inviting when climbing under the covers on a night.
That said though I am still going to deduct a star because of the usual high price tag that is attached though as you don't need a separate fabric conditioner then that could be wavered I suppose, but that is personal opinion. I will use this again but only when it is on offer as at over £3 it is out of my weekly price range.
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Summary: Nice bio liquid for clothes