The first time I ever heard of Mrs Meyers products was when my mom took my daughter and I to stay at a cottage for a few weeks. We had forgotten to bring some laundry detergent with us, so we had to look for something to use while we stayed at the cottage. I found a small bottle of Mrs Meyers Lavender Detergent and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this was! Performance What impressed me most about Mrs Meyer Laundry detergent is that it worked well in cold or warm water. The clothes were left not feeling scratchy at all, yet they were very clean. I also was surprised that it did not fade the bright colored items that I put in by accident, wanting instead to hand wash them. What a nice detergent to use! A little went a long way too. The top loader we were using was not as efficient as our front loader at home, but we still did not need much detergent at all for a really nice clean load of laundry. Ever since then, I have paid attention to Mrs Meyer's products as this detergent was a very pleasant surprise and did a great job on all of the different clothes we were putting in the washer, including those that were quite dirty and stained. My mom is VERY sensitive to detergents and she had no problems with this at all. Scent The lavender scent was natural and refreshing smelling. It lingered only a bit on the clothing, but was a pleasant scent and we liked it.