Wow, GAIN fabric softener scent lasts a Long!! time
I have used April Fresh Downy for decades and decades. Well, actually my Mom & my Grandma have used it for decades , and that is what I grew up with. I love the soft, and comforting scent. Since I'v been doing my own laundry for almost 20 years....I too have always used April Fresh Downy. It never overpowers me, I never itch, it has never "gunked" up any machine I have ever owned (from a cheapie Frigidaire, to top of the line European models) and it really makes clothes super soft, reduces wrinkles and it has never made my bath towels non-absorbent!
I had a substantial coupon for GAIN fabric softener, so I thought I'd give it a try. It makes my clothes soft, helps with wrinkles, does not make me itch at all....BUT, the scent never goes away. My lounge pants/sweat pants I wear around the house were washed about 4 days ago...and the smell of GAIN just keeps wafting to my my nose. When I walk in our closet (quite large, walk in closet), the entire closet smells like GAIN (and I only did 2 loads with GAIN, so maybe there are 12 t shirts in the closet that were laundered with GAIN). I washed 2 bath towels last Thursday, and when you open the linen closet...Bam!! GAIN smell right away. Is this normal? While it is actually a very "fresh" smell, and does not give me a headache or anything, it seems odd and very unnatural that the smell can last and be so persistent. Downy never did this, ever (even if I doubled the used amount). I wear a little fragrance every day, and the GAIN smell has taken over my cologne (granted I wear a very small amount)...but I feel now that I am wearing Eau de GAIN!!! :-o
Anyone else experience this with GAIN fabric softener? Thanks!