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Downy Premium Parfum Mystique review

Priced at $11.

CHOICE Expert Rating


What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend fabric softeners with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 70%. While we advise against using fabric softeners at all, if you must use one these are the ones worth getting.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of softness (60%) and water absorption (40%).

Softness score View more details.

Based on International Standard ASTM D5070, 90 cloth nappies (100% cotton) are conditioned with 5 cycles of a regular wash with just laundry powder. Then we run the top loader machine on a rinse and spin cycle with the fabric softener product, nappies and ballast (sheets and pillow cases). The nappies are then dried and the softness is evaluated with a panel of 10 people.

Absorption score View more details.

Fabric softeners tend to reduce the water absorbency of towels as a side effect of the softness, so we also measure water absorbency. 

Price View more details.

This is the price we paid for the pack size listed.

Cost per 100mL View more details.

Based on the price we paid.

Cost per wash View more details.

Based on the price we paid and the manufacturer's instructions for usage. 

Fragrance View more details.

Softeners generally come in a range of fragrances across a product and are generally the same formulation across that product range apart from fragrance. The fragrance listed here is the fragrance we tested.

Measure used View more details.

Whether the fabric softener comes with a measuring cap or lid for dosing.

Bottle size (ml) View more details.

For the liquid concentrates, we state how much it makes as the bottle size, to make it comparable to the rest.

Ingredients View more details.

From the labelling on the container. Most commercial products don't show their ingredients. From the sample group we tested, only fabric softeners which claim some green credentials disclose their ingredients list.

Disopropylster dimethyl ammonium methylsulfate, cationic polymer, formic acid, hydrochloric acid, sodium 1-hydroxyethane-1, 1-diphosphonate, silicone
Dosing instructions
Pour in the last rinse water or in washing machine dispenser
Range of fragrances available
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