If you have kids, you end up with some interesting combinations of smells in your laundry room. There are times, like during soccer season, when a little extra kick of scent would be welcome. Gain's Fireworks In-Wash Scent Booster offers to kick up the scent of your laundry with small crystals that release scent directly during the wash cycle. Find out more about the product, some trial results, details, and the bottom line using Gain Fireworks.
Using this product is fairly simple. The cap for the Gain Fireworks serves as a measuring tool. Choose how much of a capful you want to use. Measure the little crystals into the cap before spilling them directly into the drum of the washing machine where the clothes are also placed. You do not put these crystals in the soap or fabric softener dispenser. When added properly in the drum of the washing machine, the crystals dissolve and leave behind a fresh scent for the clothing.
Home Test Results
The scent is a typically Gain, fresh laundry scent that is not overwhelming but smells of soft, fresh clean laundry.
The first home test for the product was a load of bed linens. The linens were pink and the initial worry was that the pink color would find it's way onto the white linens, but that did not happen. Instead, the sheets and blankets came out of the dryer pristine and clean. The young daughter in the family commented on the wonderful smell of her sheets and went straight to make her bed.
Over the next couple of weeks, Gain Fireworks was tried on all different laundry types. The smell definitely stayed with the clothes for at least 1 to 2 weeks after washing. All you need to add is 1/3 to 1/2 of a capful for most loads. Adding more would increase the scent.
Gain Fireworks comes in a 14.1 oz container and it is available in four scents: Original, Moonlight Breeze, Tropical Sunrise, and Wildflower and Waterfall. One bottle lasts at least 18 to 20 loads, but that really depends on how much you use.
The Bottom Line
Most families like using Gain Fireworks In-Wash Scent Booster. It's a simple product, which delivers on its promise and it is easy to use. The scent lasts longer than just out of the dryer, and the smell is fresh and comforting without being overwhelming.
Some reviewers complained that the crystals did not dissolve or left residue on clothing. However, most agree especially after washing more than 20 loads with this product, that you may never experience that problem. Some people claim that the scent can last for a couple of weeks in your closet, but in general, the scent lasts at most a week.
The drawback with these types of products is the same as Gain as it was with competitors Purex Crystals and Downy Unstoppables. These are scent products only. None of these products can perform another task as a fabric softener, a dryer sheet, a stain remover, or a detergent. These products all cost as much or more than any other laundry additives but only provide scent. Adding this product to a laundry routine may not make financial sense. However, if you are big on adding scent, then this product might be just for you.