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AIBU to use fancy fabric softener?

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comfortblankie Tue 17-Nov-15 19:08:10

I've been living in an apartment for 6 months now, and my only housemate asked me today if I could please stop using the "strong smelling washing powder", as it makes the apartment smell nice.

I've been using the same stuff since I moved in, he hasn't said anything in the past, and I still have 2 full bottles in storage because I spotted it on special offer grin.

WIBU to at least use up the stock that I have, before switching to something cheaper? and have the lovely smell fade from my clean clothes before I get to wear them...

MatildaTheCat Tue 17-Nov-15 19:11:13

Use half the amount and open the windows?

That 'nice' smell is a strong cocktail of chemicals and some people are very sensitive to them.

BanningTheWordNaice Tue 17-Nov-15 19:12:47

Is it bold by any chance? It smells amazing (to me) but I know a lot of people who are v sensitive to itsad

Jw35 Tue 17-Nov-15 19:14:06

Use it up! I don't know where she's coming from myself but as she's only just mentioned it I think you should be able to finish what you have.

WoodleyPixie Tue 17-Nov-15 19:14:31

I envy you using it. I used to love the smell of conditioner and washing powder, but allergic now so it's non bio and sensitive non branded conditioner. Even fairy conditioner brings me out in a rash.

Definitely use your stash at the very least.

RabbitSaysWoof Tue 17-Nov-15 19:16:44

I wouldn't change what I use on my own clothes and bedding, maybe just dry it in your room if you don't have a dryer and skip the conditioner for towels and any sofa throws etc.

WellyMummy Tue 17-Nov-15 19:31:11

Another allergy sufferer here. I'd use it up, but maybe cut the amount you use in each wash? (Lucky you, I miss laundry that smells clean!)

Sunnymeg Tue 17-Nov-15 19:32:54

Is it 'Daz'? I can always smell clothes washed in Daz.

whatdoIget Tue 17-Nov-15 19:43:15

I use an aldi one and the smell lasts for ages

comfortblankie Tue 17-Nov-15 20:17:20

Thanks all, I tend to do a few loads of washing at once, usually when I've got the place to myself and become a domestic goddess grin. I usually dry things on a clothes horse out on the balcony off my room, so not in a shared space.

Using it up for definite then!

It's Lenor Luxurious btw.

KeepOnMoving1 Tue 17-Nov-15 20:19:45

The Lenor has a bit of an overpowering lingering smell. A bit too strong I feel.

NotAnotheChinHair Tue 17-Nov-15 20:33:17

Fabric conditioners are full of chemicals and other substances that are strong allergens and they contaminate the air too. A lot of people find chemical scents very irritating.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Tue 17-Nov-15 21:50:43

The thing is, you'll be putting a lot in to get the scent, because you become immune to the perfume after a while. Your housemate unfortunately doesn't share your wash, so every time you do laundry the smell will hit hard.

Tanaqui Wed 18-Nov-15 14:23:00

Use it up but explain to her first!

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