Thread Number: 60137  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Anyone looking for the old scented Downy april fresh
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Post# 828085   6/15/2015 at 12:19 (1,076 days old) by norgechef (Saint George New Brunswick )        

Just mix Gain Fireworks with unscented Downy. If I had known so many people also missed the smell of old april fresh Downy I would of made a post sooner.

All you need is a bottle of unscented Downy and a bottle of Sweet Sizzle Gain fireworks. These have a very similar smell to the old April fresh. Pour them into the bottle of Downy, let it sit overnight, then shake the bottle up. It is THE closest scent to old Downy you can find available at pretty much every big box store.

Post# 828091 , Reply# 1   6/15/2015 at 13:11 (1,076 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

Norge, I thought the in wash booster could not or shouldn't be used in the rinse cycle? Cheryl

Post# 828096 , Reply# 2   6/15/2015 at 14:01 (1,076 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Downy done got me confused! After the third try to get an answer from the Downy site about using the Downy ball in a HE top loader, I finally got a reply that PG had farmed Downy out to some other company. But if you go there it's Neimeire(?)-Downy and still no answer.

Post# 828121 , Reply# 3   6/15/2015 at 17:59 (1,076 days old) by jjsunshine (Northern California)        

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Thanks for the info! Unfortunately Sweet Sizzle now has the same nasty scent as the new Downy! I think they changed the scent about a year ago. :(

Post# 828123 , Reply# 4   6/15/2015 at 19:29 (1,076 days old) by jetaction (Minneapolis)        
Although not an exact match..

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I find the Amway original scent to be really close and very pleasing. Clean smelling, not perfume drenched.

Post# 950569 , Reply# 5   7/29/2017 at 09:18 (301 days old) by wishwash (Illinois)        
You CAN still get the old April Fresh...

...And buy it in a Downy bottle. I noticed the older style bottle (without the flower cap) at my local Walmart and decided to give it one more try. I was surprised when I smelled my laundry at the end of the wash... Just the scent I was looking for!

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Post# 950625 , Reply# 6   7/29/2017 at 14:28 (301 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

That Downy in no way smells anything like the original AF. Its very sweet and over powering. The original was soft with a sort of powdery scent.

Post# 951231 , Reply# 7   8/2/2017 at 07:35 (297 days old) by vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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I much prefer the non-concentrated April Fresh Downy. Around here it can be found at Dollar General and Walmart.

Post# 951336 , Reply# 8   8/2/2017 at 19:59 (297 days old) by wishwash (Illinois)        
Non Concentrated

Is exactly the stuff I posted about. Sure smells powdery to me. Certainly not the sweet awful stuff they put in the new bottles.

Post# 951561 , Reply# 9   8/4/2017 at 08:23 (295 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

I wonder if Lenor Spring Awakening is the same kind of scent here in UK..


Apparently it was the closest scent to April Fresh according to Lenor UK/Ireland

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Post# 951595 , Reply# 10   8/4/2017 at 14:47 (295 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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The one I miss, is the Lenor concentrate in the dark blue bottle with the pink cap, shown in the advert linked below.


Post# 951996 , Reply# 11   8/7/2017 at 17:38 (292 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        
when I buy name brand fab softener

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they all have that overpowering smell to me (unlike the old Downy)..but if I buy the generic liquid softener in blue bottle, it smells most like old April Fresh Downy to me...

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