I have been in the place of expanding my horizons with laundry detergents, instead of always choosing the ones that I am familiar with. I honestly have never been a GAIN user and always was under the impression that the great smell just glossed over the fact that it sucked at actually cleaning my clothing. Wrong, wrong, wrong! The particular GAIN product did a fabulous job cleaning my clothing on top of the great smell. Performance This product does an excellent job of cleaning out any stain, old and new and it does so with the first wash. It does not leave my clothing sticky with residue and can be used in any temperature water. I highly recommend using this product. Scent The scent is another bonus of this product. I absolutely love the scent of this product, as I was thinking that because it had baking soda in it, I would not get the same great fragrance. It is an even better fragrance because of the baking soda.