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Gain Fireworks Scent Booster - About.com Laundry Product Review

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Gain Fireworks Scent Booster - About.com Laundry Product Review

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If you can't get enough of the smell of Gain laundry detergents and fabric softeners and want more, more, more of the scent, then you will love Gain Fireworks. There is just more, more, more of the scent and it can permeate your clothes for days and days and days.

Gain Fireworks

Gain Fireworks is the newest offering in Procter & Gamble Company's Gain line of products. Gain Fireworks is an in-wash scent booster. The product is presented as small pellets that dissolve in the wash cycle. The sole purpose of the pellets is to add scent to your laundry.

Sweet Sizzle is the scent of Gain Fireworks. The recommended amount to use for each load of laundry is one cap full (2 ounces) or about one-fourth cup. You may use the recommended amount or as little or as much as you like. The pellets are added directly to the washer before clothes are loaded. They are safe to use in high-efficiency (he) or standard washers. They are also safe to use with any detergent (liquid or powder) and with any liquid fabric softener. Gain Fireworks dissolve in any water temperature (hot, warm or cold). The pellets should not be added to the automatic dispensers or the dryer.

The pellets are safe for all washable fabrics.

Listed ingredients are:

  • perfume dispersant
  • perfume
  • dye

    Procter & Gamble offers a more complete product ingredient listing on its website.

  • Poly Ethylene Glycol - Perfume dispersant
  • Fragrance
  • Liquitint Pink - Colorant

    Suggested manufacturer's selling price is $6.99 - $7.99 for 13.2 ounces - about 33 cents per load of laundry.

    The Procter & Gamble Story and Gain

    Procter & Gamble began in 1837 when Cincinnati brother-in-laws, William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, came together to form the company. In just twenty years, the company would reach one million dollars in sales. The company continued to grow during the Civil War when the Union Army awarded two contracts to Procter and Gamble to supply soldiers with soap and candles.

    Procter & Gamble found gold with the launch of Ivory soap in the 1890s. In the years to come, Procter & Gamble would invent and produce some of the most common products - like Crisco, Tide and Pampers in American homes. The company now is one of the largest advertisers in the United States and around the world. The products are available in 180 countries.

    Gain was introduced to the Procter and Gamble laundry line as a mid-price laundry detergent. Gain soared in popularity due to its variety of scents - Original Fresh, Apple Mango Tango, Icy Fresh Fizz, Hawaiian Aloha, Butterfly Kiss, Dreamy Desire, Flirty Fresh and now Sweet Sizzle - and products including detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, dryer bar and dish washing detergent.

    About Laundry Recommendation

    If you like the scent of Gain Sweet Sizzle, the product does infuse your laundry with a strong and lasting perfume if you use the recommended amount. I would not recommend it for use on baby's laundry or small children. If you have chemical sensitivity or allergies, it is also not for you.

    I don't prefer to have scented clothes or linens. Clean laundry has no smell. I don't like to have my clothes compete with my perfume or my tablecloth compete with the dinner served.

    The product works well in adding fragrance; but since it does not whiten, brighten, soften or remove stains, you are paying 33 cents per laundry load for laundry perfume!

    Specific questions? Just ask here.

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    Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

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