Downy vs. 10 Bad Smells

My hubby’s pet peeve at home is yucky smelling clothes. We get this a lot during the rainy season because clothes don’t dry properly. They end up smelling like dirty wet rags (amoy basahan). We in turn wash them all over again to get rid of the offensive odor. It’s inefficient and not very economical.

Downy Fabric SoftenerDowny promises to get rid of the 1o bad smells that plague our clothes. Want to know what they are? Here’s the list:

  • vehicle exhaust
  • cigarette smoke
  • smoke from burning garbage
  • sweat and body odor
  • wet socks
  • kulob
  • fried fish
  • barbecue
  • garlic
  • onions

Downy Fabric SoftenerSo anyway, I was invited to experience Downy’s malodor removing powers at The Cookery last Aug. 24, 2016. Bianca Gonzalez hosted, Chef JP Anglo cooked, and four kitchen angels assisted… starting with kitchen angel #1, Pia Guanio.

Downy Fabric SoftenerNext up was kitchen angel #2, Camille Prats.

Downy Fabric SoftenerShe was followed by kitchen angel #3, Kelly Misa.

Downy Fabric SoftenerLast but not least was kitchen angel #4, Patty Laurel.

Downy Fabric SoftenerAfter all the basting, grilling, and frying, the true extent of Downy’s odor-fighting powers was revealed. The blue aprons were washed with Downy while the pink aprons were untreated. I myself was assigned to wear a blue apron throughout the entire cooking demo. What do you know, the pink aprons smelled like food while the blue aprons smelled as fresh as newly laundered clothes! Amazing!

Downy Fabric SoftenerAfter the cooking demo, we moved to a function room where the program continued. Downy reps clad in blue went around with covered plastic jars containing smelly stuff like bagoong, vinegar, dried squid…

Downy Fabric Softener Downy Fabric SoftenerThey placed little pieces of cloth inside the jars and shook them. Some were treated with another brand of fabric softener, others were treated with Downy. The cloth smelled yucky after spending time inside the jar. Amazingly though, all the lady had to do was rub the cloth treated with Downy and the bad smell would be gone!

Downy Fabric SoftenerAnyhow I took home the blue Downy-treated apron (as well as the new Downy variants) and used it when I cooked dinner that day. I love how the apron still smells freshly laundered even after a couple of hours in the kitchen! I even fried onions and garlic while wearing it.

This is all because of Downy’s breakthrough Malodor Neutralization Technology. Its Genuine Malodor Removal doesn’t just mask malodors with fragrance, it removes unpleasant odors completely through chemical reaction. There are currently five (5) variants in the market with this technology.

Downy Fabric SoftenerThese Downy variants are all available at leading supermarkets nationwide. Prices start at ₱5 per 25/26ml sachet which is good for around 15 to 20 pieces of clothing. I usually get the biggest bottle (around ₱318 for 1800 ml) and then buy refill packs afterwards (₱234 per 1500/1600ml). You can also purchase Downy products at the P&G Home Care Official Store on Lazada.

I’ve tried a lot of fabric softeners in the past but in the end I always go back to Downy. So far nothing can beat it when it comes to fresh-smelling clothes. 🙂

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  • Reply Kim @ Mom On Duty September 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    We use Downy Antibac at home, but I might shift to Sunrise Fresh now that the rainy season is upon us. It’s so hard getting clothes to dry up properly!

  • Reply Maan September 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I only use Downy to keep our clothes soft and wrinkle-free (at least, for some), but in terms of scent, while Downy smells good, I still prefer the clean scent of soap!

  • Reply Nina September 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I use downy mainly as softener. For washing, i use ariel – kahit ilang araw nakakulob mabango pa rin gaya ng sa commercial so even if your clothes do not dry properly, amoy ariel pa rin.

  • Reply Neri Ann September 8, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Downy was very handy to us especially during those rainy seasons. Even though the clothes are dried uo they smell really bad even after wash so we really have to use downy.

  • Reply Mabel Atienza September 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    We are using Downey Antibac in our home. We might start using Sunrise Fresh to give it a try especially now that the rainy season is here

  • Reply Nhessie September 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Say no more, Downy has and will always be a household staple to me and my family. They leave our clothes smelling nice and clean – all the time!

  • Reply Jerzee Benavente September 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Been using downy for the longest time. I like their perfume collection. I like my clothes smelling really nice when you take it out from the cabinet.

  • Reply Chessy September 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Yeah, other fab conditioner doesn’t cut it. You’ll know when Downy is used or not. Really happy they have one made for baby clothes, hehe!

  • Reply Kati Allan-Balayan September 10, 2016 at 6:36 am

    I personally use Downy, it’s on my weekly grocery list talaga. What I usually get is the Antibac variant but when it’s the rainy season, I switch to Sunrise Fresh. The smell makes a difference talaga.

  • Reply May Palacpac September 10, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Iba talaga Downy. We’ve tried other fabric conditioners but nothing has come close yet. I’m still on a look out for the mosquito repellant one as our hung laundry is attracting some mosquitoes lately. Kainis.

  • Reply Roselle Bautista September 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I love Downy too. Washing clothes will never be easy without having this, especially during the rainy season

  • Reply dane September 12, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Tried and tested!! Must have ng mga mommies!! It smells so good and feels so lambot! No questions asked

  • Reply TweenselMom September 12, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Ok ako sa Downy and yes, I use it more often than others. Sometimes, I’ll shift to other brands kapag medyo naiimmune na ako sa smell then babalik din ako when I miss the blue one.

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Aww, I got the pink one and ang baho after all the cooking done. It’s amazing how the one washed with Downy still smelled so good after. 🙂

  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero September 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Downy user since HS days, I used to helped my mother in laundry duties. Until now, effective parin ang downy sakin. Subok na 🙂

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