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Persil versions - confused again ...

Posted by livebetter (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 16, 10 at 18:15

As I've stated in previous posts, I cannot handle the scent of any of the Persil "regular" versions (I've tried Megaperls Universal and Color and the Color Gel).

I have been very happy with the Sensitive Megaperls version for my whites. I have been trying to find a Sensitive version to use for colors.

I went to a German grocery store today in search of the Sensitive Gel version which, according to the Persil site, is for colors. Instead, I found a powder version of Sensitive for colors. The package has a mother and baby on it. It is 50 loads/5 kg.

I don't see anything on their site about a sensitive powder version for colors??

Anyone know a link for more information about this item? I purchased it but all package info is in German and/or other languages I can't read.

Thanks for any insight.

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RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

I will admit that Persil can have a very strong odor when you first purchase it. What I do is put the box out on a shelf in the garage for a few weeks. The odor decreases signifigantly to tolerable levels.
It then has a nice pleasant scent that won't knock you off of your feet.

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

I have tried "airing" out the Persil but that didn't seem to reduce the scent enough for me.

I did one load last night with this new Sensitive Powder for Colors. It smells just like the Sensitive Megaperls Universal - which is nice as the smell is much softer than regular Persil and it seems to dissipate more quickly.

I am used to the Megaperls dosing (which on my package is also in English). This powder version has no English on the package so Im just trying to figure things out.

The dosing seems to recommend (for a 4-5 kg load or washer?)
142 ml of powder for a normal soil load washed in 0 - 20 dH or
180 ml of powder for a normal soil load washed in >20 dH.

I used about 1/2 cup which is approx 120 ml. I think this was too much for me. I will reduce it slightly more next time. There were a small amount of suds left at the bottom of the glass door (just a few) and the smell was a little stronger than normal with the Megaperls.

It seemed to clean well and the laundry came out soft without FS.

I have moderately hard/hard water (8.63 grains/Imp gallon) and my machine is a 9 year old Frigidaire Gallery (which I think is 3.1 CF). I am getting new machines this fall yeah maybe Miele after all the rave reviews here :)

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

Whoa, you are using too much Persil. We have 9 grains in our water and we use 75ml of Persil for very dirty clothing and 50 ML for lightly soiled clothing.
Remember, you usually won't see more than a bubble or two on the window glass in wash mode. But the detergent IS working.

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

180 ml sounds like regular Persil, not Megaperls. For a normally soiled load in medium hard/soft water you are looking at 85 ml, or 6 tablespoons with Megaperls. Miele's web site indicates to add an additional 45 ml (3 TBS) if you have a larger 7-8kg machine, which is your typical large American style front loader. I have a whole house water softener and use 3 TBS for a full 8 kg load in my Miele W4842. Sometimes I will add 2 TBS of sodium percarbonate to that when I want extra whitening.

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

dualred and sshrivastava, are you talking about regular Persil or Megaperls?

I have the Megaperls Sensitive and I use about 30 - 45 ml depending on load size/dirt (that seems to work perfect for me).

This new Sensitive for Colors is a powder not Megaperls. I assume that would be regular Persil. The package seems to have countries like Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary on it. No German that I can tell. See my link to the exact package on the Persil Bulgaria site.

Im thinking cup should be enough roughly 60 ml for a regular load? The half cup (120 ml) was definitely too much. But based on what the instructions said I was under dosing?

Anyway, not sure what Im using here since I cant read any of the information but it seems to clean well. When I reduce the dose the fragrance wont be too strong which will be better (it was definitely too strong with the cup).

I picked up some Nellies the same day and Im trying that for colors too. I was trying to find a detergent with no optical brighteners that I like (cleans without too much scent). The Nellies seems to be cleaning well although time will tell

Here is a link that might be useful: Persil Sensitive Powder - Bulgaria

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

This is the best site I have found. They alos have Persil Gold and Persil Scan system, all new to me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Persil Website (English)

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

After looking at the German Persil site ( and doing some google translations, it seems Persil Gold comes in two versions - Megaperls and regular powder. The dosage is about 50% higher with powder versus the Megaperls. If your box does not say Megaperls, then it is not the concentrated version of that product.

Using 1/2 the recommend dosage is a good place to start. Adjust up or down according to wash results.

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

Hello all, I'm new here and a cerfitied laundry freak. I'm so bad I go on youtube to watch videos of different washers in action.I've had my Whirlpool duets for about 8 years or so,and I live in the DFW area(Dallas) I've been lurking here for a while now and finally decided to join today to ask about this Persil I've read so much about.
I would like to give it a shot and see if I get the results many of you here have experienced, but would like to know if anyone in my area knows of a store where I can purchase it locally instead of buying online. Some of you can be brutal in your responses, so I ask that you please be gentle.
Have a great day everyone... :)

RE: Persil versions - confused again ...

I don't know if it's sold around the Metroplex. Maybe a German store may have it. I just bought some online, no taxes and free shipping. At HTH

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