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  • 【Brand Introduction】Lenor and Downy - Who’s the Copycat?

    January 16, 2024 5 min read

    【品牌介紹】Lenor同Downy 點解咁相似?兩個牌子傻傻分不清!

    Have you ever noticed how some brands seem to have packaging that could be mistaken for twins? In a world full of knock-offs and copycats, it's hard to know who the real deal is. Well, today we're here to spill the beans on a secret about 2 big laundry brands that look suspiciously alike: Lenor and Downy are actually the same brand, just with different names! It's like discovering that your favourite superhero has an alter ego, right?

    Why Are There 2 Different Names?

    We understand how confusing these 2 names can be. There are people who can’t tell that The Rock and Dwayne Johnson are the same person, so we can’t blame you for not knowing Lenor and Downy are the same brand, can we?

    You see, Lenor and Downy are like 2 twin brothers adopted by parents in different continents. In the United States, they go by the name Downy; while in Europe, Russia, and Asia, the official brand name becomes Lenor, which may be more familiar to Hong Kong people. So, the next time you're shopping for fabric softeners, remember that Lenor and Downy may go by different names, but they're both part of the same family. Lenor or Downy, it's all the same fabulousness. Happy laundering, everyone!

    The products of both brands are very similar, with slight variations in the formulas to cater to the preferences and needs of local consumers. At Spot On, we offer fabric softeners from both brands in different volumes to accommodate consumers’ different using habits!

    The History of Downy and Lenor

    Noticing that clothes washed only with laundry products often became stiff and rough, Downy introduced its own fabric softener in the United States in 1961. Their formula was more concentrated compared to other fabric softeners on the market at that time, and it was loved by users for how effectively it smoothed wrinkles and softened fabric fibres!

    Just 2 years later, in 1963, Lenor made its debut in Germany and quickly won the hearts of consumers. It expanded into the European, Russian, and Asian markets in the late 20th century and has now become a well-known laundry care brand in Hong Kong!

    Spot On Featured Products

    This time, we’re introducing Lenor products which are more widely known in Hong Kong. However, if you want to try other fragrances or choose a different volume, feel free to also take a look at our Downy series products!

    Scent Booster

    Lenor Scent Booster

    Lenor's best-selling product in recent years is undoubtedly their Scent Boosters! These little magic beads will make your clothes smell like a field of flowers for up to 12 weeks! For those who enjoy a subtler scent, you can even replace perfume with scent boosters. People will think it's you who is smelling so great!

    Using Lenor's Scent Booster is also super easy - Just pour them into your washing machine drum before starting your laundry, add your clothes, detergent, and fabric softener as usual, and voila! You've just added a touch of magic to your laundry routine.

    The dosage can be adjusted according to your preference. For first-time users, it's suggested that you try using about ¾ of the cap. If you prefer a stronger scent, you can double the amount!

    Use Lenor's Scent Booster for all kinds of clothing, including everyday wear, sportswear, towels, bedding, and more. And, these scented beads work even in cold water! Lenor is all about saving energy while making your clothes smell amazing. It's a win-win situation.

    Available fragrances:

    Spring Awakening - Spring flowers, patchouli and white cedar

    Gold Orchid - Gold orchid, vanilla, honey, rose, peach

    Exotic Bloom - Peach blossom, Rose de mai, Freesia

    Ruby Jasmine - Jasmine, fruits, freesia

    Unstoppables Fresh - Sparkling citrus, flowers and juicy fruits

    Fabric Conditioner

    Lenor Fabric Conditioner

    Lenor’s Fabric Conditioner is like a spa treatment for your clothes. Not only does it make your garments feel softer than a fluffy cloud, but it also protects the fabric, reducing stretching and extending the lifespan of your favourite clothes. And let's not forget about Lenor’s classic long-lasting scent that lingers for up to a week! Combine it with the Scent Booster and you've got yourself a fragrance explosion!

    Lenor's fabric conditioner is free from dyes and contains 80% plant-based ingredients, adding a huggable texture to your clothes. If you wash your clothes with laundry detergent alone, the rough and tight fabric fibres can irritate the skin, and individuals with sensitive skin may experience itching, eczema, or other symptoms. Lenor's fabric conditioner has also been dermatologically tested and proven to be gentle on the skin. Wearing clothes treated with fabric conditioner also facilitates smoother ironing!

    Available fragrance:

    Spring Awakening - Spring flowers, patchouli and white cedar

    Gold Orchid - Gold orchid, vanilla, honey, rose, peach

    Exotic Bloom - Peach blossom, Rose de mai, Freesia

    Ruby Jasmine - Jasmine, fruits, freesia

    Pink Blossom - Apple blossom, melon, amber

    Burst of Sunshine - Amber, Siam wood, linden blossom, calendula flowers

    Tumble Dryer Sheets

    Lenor Tumbler Dryer Sheets

    For those who frequently use a dryer, you may have noticed that clothes dried at high temperatures can feel rough, especially the cardigans you wear in colder seasons. That’s when Lenor's Dryer Sheets save the day by adding a smooth and soft touch to your garments while reducing static and wrinkles! Plus, these sheets maintain the scent of your fabric conditioner or scent beads, so your clothes come out smelling like a dream.

    Available fragrance:

    Spring Awakening - Spring flowers, patchouli and white cedar

    Sparkling Bloom - Yellow poppy, green apple, lily, freeisa, vanilla

    Crease Releaser

    Lenor Crease Releaser

    For those days when you're in a rush and your clothes are wrinkled beyond belief, fear not! Lenor has your back with their Crease Releaser. Just spritz it on your clothes, smooth out the wrinkles, and ta-da! You're ready to conquer the world without a wrinkle in sight. It's like having a personal stylist in a bottle!

    Of course, for special occasions like weddings or interviews, it's still recommended that you iron your clothes properly. However, Lenor's Crease Releaser is good enough for daily situations!

    Available fragrance:

    Spring Awakening - Spring flowers, patchouli and white cedar

    Exotic Bloom - Peach blossom, Rose de mai, Freesia

    After reading this introduction, I believe you have a better understanding of Lenor products (and Downy products as well, obviously!). Various laundry care products are available on Spot On! We have a wide range of Lenor products available, and our Downy fabric conditioners are larger in volume, there’ll be a product for everyone!

    Spot On, a one-stop online retailer for daily goods with over 1,000 products! Free delivery on orders over $250!