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Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener

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Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener
 
4.7

(based on 117 reviews)

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Downy Simple Pleasures Smells Great and Softens Like no Other

Fabric softeners come in many forms and in many scents and styles. I have tried dozens over the years and I have found some that certainly stand out in the crowd among the better...Read complete review

Fabric softeners come in many forms and in many scents and styles. I have tried dozens over the years and I have found some that certainly stand out in the crowd among the better or more interesting, One that is definitely better than average is **Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener.**

**Fabric Softener Facts and Commentary:**

Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener is a liquid fabric softener with a whole lotta scent going on. In fact, among this fabric softener’s qualities, the one that will stand out with most people is the scent. The aroma of lavender is great and added to the scent of vanilla, it becomes even better and rates among this product’s top qualities.

Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener is best for its ability to soften clothing. After even one wash and rinse, the softening ability is obvious and most consumers will notice a difference immediately. Not only do you get a great scent, you also get softness that doesn’t quit and clothing is noticeably more touchable when Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener is added to the rinse cycle.

I like everything Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener has to offer, but one thing that may discourage some from buying is the price. This is one of the more expensive fabric softener products and its high price tag may be more than many can bear. It is priced more than double the cost of the least expensive fabric softener and many may not be able to ignore the high price tag.

**My Bottom Line:**

Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener is a very good fabric softener product and one that everyone should try at least once. Yes, it is expensive and it does cost more than the average fabric softener. But it is also very good at what it does and the great scent coupled with the softening ability and anti static cling qualities make this a fabric softener definitely worth sampling.

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A Dismal Let-Down

I had always wanted to try Downy's **Simple Pleasures** fabric softener(s), but just did not really have the chance nor the courage to actually pick up one of the bottles and...Read complete review

I had always wanted to try Downy's **Simple Pleasures** fabric softener(s), but just did not really have the chance nor the courage to actually pick up one of the bottles and see how it would go. Just in case I did or did not like the product, I purchased the smallest size available - a 52-load bottle of the Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener. I really liked the sweet, nutty spice of the vanilla blended perfectly with the heady bouquet of lavender...in the bottle. But the actual performance of this product was extremely disappointing for me, since I really liked the way this stuff smelled.

The biggest issue for me is that, no matter how much or how little of the softener I use, my clothes don't hold the smell, at all. In fact, it literally disappears in the washing machine, making me wonder if it is me or is it the softener itself? I have tried everything I could think of, adding it to the beginning of the wash with my detergent, the final rinse, and adding an extra rinse before adding the fabric softener. And still, no scent. Nothing. Not even with the dryer sheets did I get a definite aroma of what I had fallen in love with when I had initially unscrewed that pretty opalescent gray cap, sniffed, and smiled because it was just so darn lovely and soothing.

Softening is so-so - compared to the regular line of Downy products, this doesn't get your clothes to that 'soft, fluffy, and airy' feel that I enjoy when I take my clothes out of the dryer, especially with towels. Without softener, my towels come out hard, stiff, and limp - but with a good fabric softener, they feel like cashmere and are thick and light-weight, perfect to snuggle into after a nice, hot shower. While my clothes were soft, they just weren't as soft as I have known Downy to soften my clothes. And this disheartened me a little bit.

Maybe I purchased a bad product, maybe it was my laundry detergent. Maybe it was even me. But, from what I have experienced, **Downy's Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla** fabric softener was a good try, but ultimately, the ball never really went out of the park. It has the most wonderful, soothing, and ultimately delicious scents I have smelled in a fabric softener to date (the vanilla accord makes me think of a bakery shop), but for the price and mainly the brand, this was not what I had expected it to be. In fact, this seemed to be a dud compared to the regular Downy. And I honestly want to enjoy this product, but just can't. So, from now on, whenever I need to escape to my fields of glowing mauve lavender, with clear blue skies and little stone cottages...I'll try another brand...

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5.0

Absolutely love it

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from TN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Great Scent
  • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
  • Simple Instructions

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    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I love to try new laundry detergents and fabric softeners. I finally decided to try this Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener. At first I was not sure that I would like it because I am not a big fan of the vanilla scent, but I do love lavender. After using this fabric softener on my clothes I honestly was still not a fan of the scent. It was something that I kept smelling on me throughout the day and it was just a weird smell to be on my clothes. However when I used this fabric softener on my blankets and sheets I was in love! It is by far my favorite fabric softener to use on my blankets! It is such a subtle, calming scent that really soothed me at nighttime. I would absolutely use this again on my bedding, but never again on my clothes. This fabric softener does a good at getting my clothing and bedding really soft too. I love that my clothes did not have a ton of static on them like some other cheaper fabric softeners leave on them. I would recommend this fabric softener to others because it really does it's job well.

     
    5.0

    Downy does it!!

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    from Edina, MN

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I love the Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener. It adds so much to your washes and makes it a more pleasurable everyday chore. This softener has the best scent ever. Lavender and vainilla are super soft and relaxing aromas so I like to add this to the washes of pijamas, towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, etc. It is a very relaxing and calming scent to go to sleep with and it is soft, so its not an overpowering smell. A small amount goes a long way and adds just the right amount concentration for the aroma. The bottle it comes in is neat and attractive too. I am impressed with all the great products Downy has brought out. They are always in the top and they have a great deal of variety in their products. There is something for everyones needs and likes.

    Performance
    Great! Adds that extra umph to you washes!

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    Scent is smooth, soft, relaxing and stress reliever.

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    5.0

    Bring back this product!

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    from USA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    This product is awesome.d PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

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    Works like a pro..

    Scent
    The scent is the absolute best. Very calming and reassuring/relaxing scent. Please bring this product back. I do not use fabric softeners on my clothig....but I washed all my bedding with this product. Using a little more than called for because the scent was so awesome. I used both the fabric softener and dryer sheets on all bedding in my household.

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    5.0

    My go-to fabric softener!

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    from USA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I have been using this product for years and have never been disappointed in it. I typically use it only when I wash my bedding and sheets and it always does a good job. It makes my sheets feel smooth and leaves a scent behind that is very relaxing. It makes me excited to go to bed at night. The lavender and vanilla scents combine together to make a perfect scent that is not too strong nor overpowering. It lasts for quite a while and definitely up until I wash my bedding and sheets again which I do on a regular basis. The scent would also be delicate enough for those who are sensitive. Overall I will say that I am very pleased with this product. I honestly do not know what I would do if they were to discontinue this so lets just hope they do not do so! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone that is searching for a fabric softener to add into their routine.

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    Heavenly!

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    5.0

    Downy lavender and vanilla fabric softener

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    from USA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    Downy fabric softener is one of the best one's out and this is just great. The smell is absolutely amazing and makes my whole upstairs smell like lavender and vanilla when I am doing laundry. I love how soft and fluffy all my laundry gets when I use this and I have noticed that they have less static cling. Everything I wash with this fabric softener comes out smelling amazing and feeling amazing.

    Performance
    It does exactly what it is supposed to, make your laundry soft and smell amazing. I love using this with towels and blankets the most since those items tend to get flat and stiff with use. They always come out of the wash super soft and fluffy and the smell stays with them for quite some time.

    Scent
    This product has just the right combination of lavender and vanilla. It is not strong or overpowering, just the right amount of scent that really stays with the laundry and makes them smell nice and fresh.

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    4.0

    Love it

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    from TN

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I love to try new laundry detergents and fabric softeners. I finally decided to try this Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener. At first I was not sure that I would like it because I am not a big fan of the vanilla scent, but I do love lavender. After using this fabric softener on my clothes I honestly was still not a fan of the scent. It was something that I kept smelling on me throughout the day and it was just a weird smell to be on my clothes. However when I used this fabric softener on my blankets and sheets I was in love! It is by far my favorite fabric softener to use on my blankets! It is such a subtle, calming scent that really soothed me at nighttime. I would absolutely use this again on my bedding, but never again on my clothes. This fabric softener does a good at getting my clothing and bedding really soft too. I love that my clothes did not have a ton of static on them like some other cheaper fabric softeners leave on them. I would recommend this fabric softener to others because it really does it's job well.

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    5.0

    another great fabric softner

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    from Stroudsburg, PA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I love scented fabric softeners. The Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener was a real delight.

    It made my clothes smooth and soft, while keeping them smelling great all day. Some of my tshirts that were starting to feel rough felt like silk after using the fabric softener on them.

    Not only that but the scent was wonderful. It was floral scented lavender with soft accents of vanilla.

    it even got rid of the static cling and lint that was stuck to my clothes.

    Performance
    The Downy made my clothes smell amazing all day. It really softened up a lot of my clothes that were starting to feel rough and dry. Even after putting my clothes in the dryer they were still extremely soft.

    Scent
    I usually buy fabric softeners because of their scents. I picked up the lavender and vanilla Downy for it's scent alone. It has an amazingly pleasant floral scent with notes of vanilla. I wish it had more of the vanilla scent. The main scent of this is the lavender. It's not overpowering, but it leaves my clothes smelling sweet and floral all day. I usually like using a floral scents perfume to go along with the fabric softener so that the scents aren't clashing. I would buy this again because I thoroughly enjoyed the scent.

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    5.0

    Love it!

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    from Ellerslie GA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I have previously and in the past purchased and used this Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener and I absolutely just love it. First and foremost the scent of this fabric softener is one of the best I have ever smelled. It is a wonderful very relaxing scent. When I use this on my clothes the scent definitely uplifts my mood. This is a feel good scented fabric softener. This is a liquid fabric softener so you add it when you wash the clothes. Another good thing is that no matter what I am washing this fabric softener gets out all of the static electricity and makes my clothes and towels extra soft. The price of this Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla Fabric Softener is a little more expensive than some others but it is well worth it to me. I would certainly recommend this product to all of my friends and family. I absolutely found nothing wrong with this product.

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    4.0

    One of Downy's better scents.

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    from USA

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I have not been a big fan of Downy, but this is one of their better products.

    Performance
    Downy consistently does a good job at making clothes nice and soft. This is no exception. It's a great fabric softener that prevents even a load of towels dried in a pretty hot dryer from coming out rough. If you like fabric softener, this is definitely a good one. This is one fabric softener I will probably buy again if I find a good deal on it or a coupon.

    Scent
    In general I am not a big scent fan, but this one is actually pretty good. Unlike quite a few fabric softeners I have tried, this one actually has a smell that I can successfully associate with clean. This is a big success in my opinion, even though its not a scent that jumps out to me as wonderful, at least it doesn't bother me or make me feel like my clothes still smell even though I washes them. I think this is a pretty mild product but I would still be cautious with little ones who have sensitive skin.

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    5.0

    Softness and an incredible smell

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    from Eastlake, OH

    Comments about Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender & Vanilla Fabric Softener:

    I always love the way clothes feel when you add fabric softener to the wash, especially pajamas and towels. Downy has always produced such delightful scents. As I struggle with insomnia, I have been infusing my bedroom and bedclothes with lavender scents. While, I wouldn't say it is an insomnia cure, the pleasant smell did make my bedroom a great place to be. My only issue with Downy is of course the price. I personally only buy this when it is on sale or I have a coupon. However, because it is so concentrated one bottle does last a long time.

    Performance
    I had recently purchased some towels and sheets at a rummage sale. Hoping to freshen them up I poured this into the wash. They looked and smelled like new. My family in fact thought that I had purchased them brand new. As I mentioned in a previous comment, a little bit of this goes a long way. Makes it quite economical if you get this on sale or with a coupon.

    Scent
    Scent is the major reason I buy Downy. While other fabric softeners may soften your laundry just as well, its the scents that make this worth the extra money. This particular scent is no exception. A gentle floral note with a hint of vanilla, it makes for a wonderful combination.

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