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Sensitive fabric conditioners
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Post# 983103   2/17/2018 at 06:33 by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

It appears that P/G in the UK have discontinued two of their sensitive FS products - Lenor `Cotton Flowers' and Fairy `Almond Oils'. This leaves only one P/G FS marketed as `sensitive' which is the original Fairy.

Unilever's `Comfort Pure' is the UK market leader of all conditioners IIRC. Unilever now also offer `Neutral' brand FS. Despite being rather expensive (£3.79 for a litre from Ocado) and the bottle not even having a pour spout, it seems a decent product. Useful when one only wants the scent of a particular detergent.

The stores usually sell one or two sensitive FS products, usually sourced by McBride. My favourite of these is the Tesco `Pure' as it is so neutrally scented. McBride also make `Surcare' which is `scent free'. I find the McBride conditioners somewhat inconsistent in their consistency; sometimes they are way too gloopy and even solidify.

I tend to use this type of conditioner (usually Comfort Pure) rather a lot, preferring the lighter scents and hopefully a few less toxins remaining on the laundry. I also prefer conditioners which are white in colour.

Which (if any) of these products do you enjoy using, and there any which I haven't mentioned that you would recommend?

Post# 983110 , Reply# 1   2/17/2018 at 07:46 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I had a brief look at fabric conditioners last night. I was absolutely bamberboozled by the varieties of Lenor and Comfort... 57 million of 'em!

I glanced at, but never paid much attention to, a variant of Lenor. It was a standard rectangular bottle, but the label looked (to my eye) quite understated (i.e. plain). It didn't stand out. It might have been the Deep Sea Minerals, or the Silk Tree Blossom version.

And as I previously mentioned, Persil Powergems has totally dematerialised from the shelves in my local Tesco. I did see though, Persil Liqui-tab pods with multicoloured segments.

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Post# 983114 , Reply# 2   2/17/2018 at 08:34 by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        
Lenor Deep Sea Minerals...... as near as dammit to original blue `Soupline' which is a Colgate Palmolive brand.

The scent is a real classic and this is one of my favourite Lenors. It is also white.

Apologies, however, for derailing my own thread - with 9 synthetic fragrances in the mix this does not qualify as a `sensitive' fabric softener!!

Post# 983122 , Reply# 3   2/17/2018 at 09:06 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I would suggest Ecover, but my Tesco punted it off the shelf too.

Post# 983127 , Reply# 4   2/17/2018 at 09:43 by liamy1 (-)        
I love...

Fairys “Original” softener, and besides Lenor “spring awakening” (which of course is not “sensitive”) it really is the best softener to combine with Fairy detergent.

I never cared for the Lenor one (was there a “Cotton flower” and a “Pure Cotton” or were they the same?), anyway the only bottle I bought of it was gifted to MIL as it stunk.

Also a slight derailment (and certainly not sensitive, so apologies), Febreeze is about to launch a new line of products (fabric spray, room spray, plug in and car freshener) and is called Febreeze with Lenor April Fresh, now of course we haven’t had a Lenor “April Fresh” in the U.K. since early 90s, so wonder if we are getting, or if it is just using the “April Fresh” scent of Downy, which I luff , but luckily we can get the Downy April Fresh scent from Lenor Unstoppables “Spring” as it’s the same scent (and I have some Downy anyway).

I also spotted the Unstoppables Air Freshener in Tesco the other day, but alas it was the Fresh one which I find far too strong, bottle was nice though (deep black with turquoise like the beads).

Post# 983138 , Reply# 5   2/17/2018 at 13:16 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I wonder just how polluting those air fresheners are. The chemical components can't be good for folk.

Clearly some manufacturers don't understand the maxim, 'Less is More'.

Post# 983142 , Reply# 6   2/17/2018 at 13:36 by liamy1 (-)        
I know.,.

And much to my shame, I do use them on occasion.

I have plug ins, wax burners, air fresheners (mainly the Febreeze aerosols) and the automatic spray machines (think they’re Glade)

But I don't use ANY of them all the time, only when I need a bit of “fresh”, haha yeah right, Fresh.

I do have Febreeze Fabric spray, but I hardly ever use as I’ve always found the idea of spraying to cover a fabric smell a bit belugh (must be the laundry obsession thing :&)

People seem to go mad for scent these days, I’m assuming especially things like the blue unstoppables “Fresh” scent, I find that variant really really strong; even on laundry, so can’t imagine using the candles, plug ins and air freshener in that scent (as is the line in Tesco).

Mind, Ariel excel gel colour and blue unstoppables with no softener is the closest recreation of Ariel Alpine I have ever found. Even more so than the French Ariel Alpine I see around in the bargain bargain stores (not like home bargains (or B&M), but not quite a pound shop, usually independently owned or a small chain of 3 or 4 shops).

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