April Fresh Downy - today's experience
The FS of great criticism! :-)
I was as Target yesterday and passed by the FS aisle and saw the April Fresh Downy and thought I'd take a whiff and see if it was still sweet-tart smelling. Well, it was, somewhat but it didn't seem as strong as when they first changed the formula and not as "sweet".
I took a gamble and thought I'd try it to see what all the fuss was about. Today, I washed two loads using liquid Tide (regular scent) and the Downy April Fresh. I was sort of expecting my clothes to come out smelling like a candy store but they did not. The fragrance was definitely there but not over powering and smelled a lot like the original scent!
Tossed the clothes in the dryer and when they came out, they smelled very, very close to the original scent of Downy April Fresh. It was not sweet, it was not over powering. I was impressed and pleasantly surprised.
Now, let me point out one thing I did do. Downy is already concentrated, and using a FL washer, I use less than recommended. I use the bottom line for medium loads and just below that for smaller loads and never go above the middle line, even for large loads.
I'm wondering if those who complain about the smell are either using a lot (as in the days of pre concentrated) or not using high spin speeds. I dunno, there are lots of factors and just as many opinions about the "new" April Fresh Downy but as for myself, I think I'm pleased and will continue to use it. Yes, the original Downy would still be better but the results I got today were close enough to make me happy.
I just wanted to share my experience with it. After hearing so many complaints, you know I just had to be curious and try it out and see what happened.
Also, maybe at 41, I'm just starting to accept change even though when I find something I like, I don't want it to ever change. Who knows...