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#1 WigglyToddler

Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:13 PM

This is just a minor topic but I'm after a laundry detergent that smells extra nice and I'm hoping for some recommendations.  I want something that you can really smell on the clothes afterwards without having to resort to liquid fabric softeners.

Cheers in advance

#2 Iwantitall

Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:18 PM

biggrin.gif I use Biozet with the built in fabric softener.  The clothes always smell nice after. It can be expensive but I always buy it on special (usually goes on special at either coles or Woolworths every couple of weeks)

#3 leesie

Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:21 PM

Not only is it the nicest smelling, but it's works really well.

#4 hussey

Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

I second Radiant.  I can tell when someone uses it, they always smell delicious (IYKWIM).

#5 Gussax

Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:06 PM

I use Biozet with the built in fabric softener. The clothes always smell nice after. It can be expensive but I always buy it on special (usually goes on special at either coles or Woolworths every couple of weeks)

Completely agree!

And when it is on special it is usually a %50 saving. (it's the one in the pink box)

#6 tigereye

Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:36 PM

I use Biozet with the built in fabric softener. The clothes always smell nice after. It can be expensive but I always buy it on special (usually goes on special at either coles or Woolworths every couple of weeks)

I ALSO completely agree!!!  The smell is just gorgeous.

I also only buy it when Woolies has it on special.

#7 pupusa

Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:52 PM



Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:03 PM

I love the smell of Drive and the frangipani Cold Power.

#9 X-mum

Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

I always get a lot of comments on the smell of my laundry - I use Drive.

#10 ~*Bumpy*~

Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

I am in love with the new Surf Mighty liquid especially the lavender and orchid one!  It smell delish!

#11 blue♥pink

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:21 PM

I love the smell of Drive original.gif

#12 Guest_Lilac~_*

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:29 PM

Why would you want to breathe in artificial chemical deodorants?

I suppose really this question is too personal to answer. I loathe those little pine trees that people hang in their cars, I think they reek, but clearly they are popular.

I add an essential oil such as lemon verbena or tea tree to the final rinse if i remember and that does me.

#13 littlecuties

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:30 PM

I think Radiant is the best smelling laundry powder. I have been using Biozet all this year though due to a massive bargain and I think it's the best powder. It's on sale at Big W tomorrow 10kg for $29.99 and that does 200 washes as it is very concentrated. I also got Radiant 3kg for $7.99 at IGA yesterday which is very cheap.

#14 Harmonica

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:32 PM

Radiant and Biozet!

#15 ArieleMoonfire

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:36 PM

Why would you want to breathe in artificial chemical deodorants?

Totally agree. I use Earths Choice and Lectric-which i love because the clothes have *no* smell (other than the whole "clean" fabric thing. I now loathe the smell of strong laundry detergents. I nearly throw up sometimes when I smell my ex when he comes over-his clothes smells like a perfume factory  laughing2.gif And some of the little kids I look after at daycare have it too. A bit of essential oil is lovely though.

#16 Melimuru

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

I love the smell of radiant

There is now a new fabric softner either cuddly or Huggie that is called cream rice and it is absolutely beautiful, the clothes smell like a dessert.

Edited by melt1975, 14 May 2008 - 07:49 PM.

#17 Demon Deeva

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

I adore Surf's Small and Mighty Lavender and Oriental Blossom and just to calm those poor minds who are concerned about the lack of essential oils, these ones do.

#18 ~cocobeach~

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

I use an organic one that is safe for the plants.  We have a hose going from George (the washing machine - as in George Washington) out onto the plants/grass.

Oh, and off topic, but I also call our vacumm Max - as in Max the Vax laughing2.gif


Edited by ~Avonlea~, 14 May 2008 - 07:53 PM.

#19 Snagglepussed

Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:56 PM


Love Radiant too but think OMO washes better! I use the front loader one! Had a very interesting wash one day with the normal one!!!!  unsure.gif


#20 MadamFrou-Frou

Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

How it smells is pretty far down on my list when shopping for laundry detergents.

#21 Tealdash

Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:37 PM

Not only is it the nicest smelling, but it's works really well

Exactly what I was going to say!! original.gif original.gif original.gif

#22 kidwrangler

Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:49 PM

Amolin Sensitive liquid - I started using it for DD's clothes, so it may be linked in my brain with new baby, but it is such a lovely subtle smell and a sensitive wash... like other PPs I buy it on sale (as a treat since it is expensive when compared to regular bulk brands).

Those that add essential oils - where/ when do you add them to the wash? Are there any rules to remember in terms of material types/ amount/ exposure to sunlight?

#23 NightRain

Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:02 PM

I really don't go for smell. Love Biozet but only because the clothes come out clean.
My BIL is compulsive about having thing that smell like washing powder and fabric softner and has those air wick smell things all through his house. It gives me a head ache.

#24 silne

Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:20 AM

Laundry detergent smells generally give me a headache or make me feel nauseous.

We use OMO Sensitive powder (not the liquid -- it has a smell) because the clothes smell CLEAN instead of SCENTED.

OH and Earth's Choice gave me the WORST headache when I tried it on a friend's recommendation. It also gave DD2 a really nasty rash all over her body.

#25 **Maroon6**

Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:25 AM

I'm another OMO lover. It has a nice clean smell, not perfumey.

You can smell it through the house. Very fresh.

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