“ Brand: Asda / Type: Laundry / Category: Laundry „
Asda's chosen by you Orange Flower and Papaya comes in a clear 1 litre plastic see through bottle. The cap screws off to reveal a small plastic nozel, which when the bottle is inverted produces a steady stream of liquid. I have to admit that I get a little inpatient when filling my iron as I don't like ironing at the best of times and want to get it out of the way as fast as possible, so I give the bottle, which is plyable, a little squeeze to make the liquid come out that little bit faster. When you start ironing you are instantly hit my the aroma of oranges, but with a slightly flowery note as well. I find that the more steam you use on your iron, the more of an orangey scent you get which seems to scent the whole room for quite a while after you've finished ironing. I wouldn't say that the scent stays on your clothes for a long time, but they do still smell fresh, rather than orangey, for a few days. Imagine that you've just brought your washing in off the clothes line and you get that just washed smell, well that's what mean. The labeling comes with all the usual instructions on how to use, ingredients, warnings, etc and the message that it helps prevent limescale build up, which is a bonus, as irons can be expensive and I do tend to get through my fair share. At 90p per litre it's good value for money and works just as good as more expensive brands.
I tried comfort vaporess and liked the way it made my clothes smell, I was intending on buying some more when I went to my local Asda store however the shelf was empty, the only other option on the shelf was Asdas own version and so after giving it a cheeky smell I decided as this was my only option I would give it a try. The asda Ironing water comes in two different fragrances although i'm sure there used to be a third but I haven't seen it for quite some time now, there is orange flower and papaya and moonflower and ylang. The product costs 89p for a 1 litre bottle and as they were on 2 for £1.50 when I bought them I bought one of each of these, they are often on offer so if I am buying it I tend to only do so when it is on offer as this reduces the price per bottle down to 75p. The product comes in a plastic bottle which is fairly pliable but not as soft as a fabric conditioner bottle and it has a small screw cap lid on it which is made of silver metal. The orange and papaya fragrance has a picture of orange flowers and on the moonflower one there is a picture of lots of yellow flowers on a purple background. The bottle tells me that it is Asdas ironing water that I have purchased and that the product helps to prevent a limescale build up in my iron. The product smells lovely no matter which one I am using, the orange and papaya does smell strongly of fresh oranges and is very sweet and the moonflower one smells flowery yet musky at the same time. I think that the fragrance really seems to stick to the clothes well and if I leave the clothes on the table when I have ironed them for a while and then take them upstairs you can still smell the scent in the front room for an hour or so later. The best thing is that when I remove clothes form the wardrobe I am still able to smell it very slightly on the clothing so it does a really good job. The product is very easy to use by simply pouring into the water well of the iron and away you go. I love the smell of this and I love the smell of my clothed using it, there is nothing better than giving one of my daughters a hug and smelling the sweet smell of the product on their clothing. I don't tend to buy this very often just every now and again when it is on offer as the pennies just don't seem to stretch like they used to but it is definately something I would recommend.
I find not a lot more relaxing than ironing and its a chore I actually really enjoy doing. I will happily iron for hours even for other people and even store mine up to do in one big go in front of the soaps! lol...ok I'm a wee bit strange I guess! However I believe in the right tools for the job and ironing water is always something that I use because not only is it meant to help ironing be easier, but to prevent lime-scale in your iron and to freshen clothes up and ingrain them with a fragrance. I usually purchase quite expensive ironing waters and although I rate them highly they can work out rather costly especially since I'm someone who wears something 5 minutes and then shoves it in the wash so once again it needs to be ironed! So when I was in Asda I decided to try the shops own brand and thats when I met a bottle of this and fancied the fragrance after taking a crafty sniff of it and thinking it was rather good. The Packaging: The ironing water comes in a 1L see through plastic bottle and it has a silver twist on cap/lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there are pictures of orange flowers and I'm told that it is Asda Ironing Water, Orange Flower & Papaya and that it helps to prevent build up! On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it and cautions and warnings are given, I'm told that this is not animal tested, the size is stated and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice to look at bottle and it is informative enough. Using It: Well all you do with this watery looking (none coloured) liquid is pour it into the water reservoir in your iron and switch your iron on and away you go......time to get ironing lol! The fragrance of this water is lovely and although it contains a light floral fragrance to it, it does have the fruity aroma of papaya to it as well and therefore in my opinion suitable for both men and women to use as it isn't too sweet (it is very natural in fragrance) and not heavy or in your face just smells really fresh yet light. Ironing does feel easier with this though than using ordinary water. However it isn't an oily type of water so if splatters or anything end up on fabrics they simply vanish when they dry and of course you can spray and iron with this as well as use the steam setting. Not only does my iron glide over fabrics with this easier it really does gently scent clothes and I find that even after a few days, fabrics that have been stored still have a little of the fragrance on them. Does it prevent lime-scale? Not sure is the honest answer here but I have converted to this ironing water now and been using it repeatedly for the past few weeks and no other ironing water and neither my iron nor my fabrics have suffered for doing so. Verdict: This isn't really strong in fragrance and although it lasts on fabrics for a while I have found not as much as top brands but then you can pay through the nose for the other stuff! This however suits my needs well enough and I feel its a great quality economy buy and I will continue to use it in the future! Only available in Asda and a bottle with set you back 85p