Product Type: Tesco household products
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A rather disappointing fabric conditioner from Tesco
Tesco Ambience Black Pearl
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Ambience Black Pearl
Advantages: Softens laundry and removes static
Disadvantages: Aroma is too strong and rather strange
I have used Bold washing gel for as long as I can remember and whilst it contains a built in fabric conditioner I also like to add my own to create more fragrance and to further soften my laundry. I've been purchasing Tesco Ambience Pink Diamond for many months and tend to alternate with Lenor dependent upon price. However, during a shop several months ago our nearest Tesco store had run out of the Pink Diamond, so the only choice available to me was their Black Pearl, which is from the same Tesco Ambience range, so I decided to give it a try.
I cannot admit that I find the packaging at all appealing and to match its fragrance name, the bottle is totally black. I find it totally uninspiring as it does not give me the impression of clean and fresh. We are advised that the sturdy plastic bottle contains 1.47 litres of concentrated conditioner, which is sufficient for 42 washes and through my experience of using the Pink Diamond I would agree with this statement. The bottle cap will enable 36 ml of product to be poured inside, which is sufficient for one normal size load. However, to save time I no longer use bottle caps to measure and tend to guess the amount and I seem to be pretty accurate having carried out the laundry chores for so long.
When I initially made my purchase I removed the cap in store to witness its aroma, which I would describe as a rather strong floral. However, this did not deter me, particularly as when combined with water the scent normally weakens offering a more delicate aroma. However, this is not the case with Black Pearl, as the fragrance seems to alter during the laundry process and I cannot admit to the aroma being that desirable. Whilst the scent isn't what I would describe as offensive, I did not find it resembling the aroma that I was initially able to witness and I found it really disappointing when making a comparison with Pink Diamond.
In terms of providing softness to my laundry and reducing static, the product receives top marks, but due to the reasons discussed above I will not repurchase and am thankful that I finished using the bottle last week. I am more than satisfied with Pink Diamond, particularly as its aroma is absolutely stunning, but unfortunately, the scent release capabilities of the Ambience range means that the aroma is long lasting and this is a real negative as far as Black Pearl is concerned.
The Ambience range Tesco own brand is currently discounted and at the time of writing you can purchase the 750 ml bottle for £1 or two of the 1.47 ml bottles for £3. However, after 20 August 2012 the larger bottles will return to their normal price of £2.39 each.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading
Summary: A disappointing fabric conditioner from the Tesco Ambience range