Thread Number: 70799  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Walmart brand fabric softener smells like Gain
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Post# 937706   5/11/2017 at 08:19 (381 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I was making my before returning to work Walmart run this morning at 1am and as I was walking through the detergent aisle I saw a new green bottle of GV detergent...hmmm, I'll bet that smells like the Fred's brand and Aldi brand since I'm sure it's made by Sun and I was correct.  What surprised me was seeing a big green bottle of GV fabric softener beside the Gain bottles.  I am 99% sure it is made by Sun (Henkel).  I currently use their blue bottle and we have been very pleased.  I sniffed the green bottle and yep, it smells very much like Gain.  So next time I need to buy some I'll be getting the big green bottle.  It works just fine, as well as or better than All free or Snuggle (after all they are both Sun anyway). 

Great Value Liquid Fabric Softener, Original, 129 Ounce (150 Loads)

Post# 937789 , Reply# 1   5/11/2017 at 15:48 (380 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

I don't use much FS but when I do I really like the Great Value in the blue jug. Its about as close to the old April Fresh that I've found. I still mix it half with Downy Free. Same with Gain original, rarely use it but even that I mx with unscented.

Post# 940483 , Reply# 2   5/27/2017 at 06:57 (365 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I've been using this softener for a few loads now.  It isn't is strong smelling as Gain is.  After a 1200 rpm spin in the Miele and then run through the dryer the clothes just smell clean.  Gain can be a little overpowering at times.  I'll probably buy this scent from now on.

Post# 941074 , Reply# 3   5/30/2017 at 22:21 (361 days old) by powerfin64 (Yakima, Washington)        
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askolover's original post, I decided I needed to go check that out for myself. since I have a new jug of Gain Original scent. It stuck me when I got the new jug of gain, the scent was "off", noticed a bit of a Alcohol smell to it. I use it a few times, works, but it not what I remember by any means.
Went to Walmart, found they're version of it, sniffed it. Oh yeah, that's the right scent! I bought a jug(gallon) of it and I will also continue buying it. It's shy of $2.00 cheaper Gain original too.
Been happy with it so far, not a over powering of a scent that makes the nose and eyes go haywire. just right, pleasant.

Post# 944258 , Reply# 4   6/19/2017 at 14:49 (341 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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The WM brand of not only fs but their liquid detergent also smells like Gain. I bought a bottle and it works great for a lot less money. I pretreated some cuffs and collars with it and it works just as well as Gain.

Post# 944337 , Reply# 5   6/20/2017 at 05:14 (341 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I bought some of the pods and so far I am pleased.  Smells great, cleans well, and less money.  The FS doesn't make towels too soft either.  Now the blue version does make them too soft that they just smear the water around instead of absorbing it. 

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