REVIEW – Tide Simply Clean & Fresh Laundry Detergent

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Tide Simply & Clean Fresh laundry detergent
We can’t, and don’t, use just any laundry detergent. As an infant my youngest had some skin sensitivities, so we have always been careful with laundry detergent. There are only a few I will use. Now clean isn’t the only thing I look for from a laundry detergent. For me the scent is also very important. I like clean clothes to look clean and smell clean. I like a nice scent, and I like it to last. Part of the reason for that it just because I like the smell of clean laundry. The other part of it is because we deal with an odor issue with my youngest son’s clothes, and the last thing I want is for clean clothes to not smell clean. Because of this I frequently use more then the recommended amount.
Tide recently introduced Tide Simply Clean & Fresh laundry detergent. It has twice the amount of baking soda power, which enables it to target tough odors deep in the fibers of your clothes. Basically, this detergent is designed to get deep into the clothes to remove the odor instead of cover it up. This detergent works on both HE and standard washing machines and comes in two scents – Refreshing Breeze and Daybreak Fresh. The clothes got clean, but then I expect that from Tide so that didn’t surprise me. What surprised me was the scent. I tried the Refreshing Breeze scent. To judge the detergent I used only the recommended amount. It had a bright and clean scent, not overly perfumey, and not too floral. The clothes smelled good when they came out of the wash and still smelled good two days later!
I’ve always liked Tide detergent. I’ve always found it to work and I’ve always found it to smell good. Unfortunately I’ve also almost always found it to be a bit too pricey for our tiny budget. I can happily say that that is no longer the case. A 50 oz bottle retails for $4.99 to $5.99, depending on the retailer.

Is it important to you how long the scent of your laundry detergent lasts? Please leave a comment, I’d really like to know!

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13 comments

Lisa Weidknecht June 6, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I love the clean scent to last. Tide has always been a high quality detergent to use. I’m going to try this new one!

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Cyndie June 6, 2014 - 8:03 pm

i would rather have cleaner laundry without any added scents.

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Jennifer June 7, 2014 - 12:10 am

I’m so, so glad to see your review of this new Tide variety! I saw this at the store the other day and was blown away by the price point – so very affordable – but I thought maybe they cut corners when it came to quality. So glad to hear that’s not the case!

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 7, 2014 - 5:41 am

I don’t think the scent of my detergent lasts long at all,so I might give this a try. I love the smell of clean laundry!

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Rebecca Swenor June 7, 2014 - 6:25 am

I will have to look into best price around here because Tide is the best and I would like to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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pat.navymom June 7, 2014 - 7:38 am

Sensitive not scent became my concern when almost 30 years ago hubby had to rush ET to the hospital because he was swelling. Diagnosis eczema changed detergents and laundry havits for the family forever.

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Lisa June 7, 2014 - 8:59 am

We tried this recently and really liked it and that price. I do like my laundry to smell good when it’s clean too! 😀

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maria June 7, 2014 - 9:04 am

This is my kind of scent! We use tide because it works and is durable!

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Onica {MommyFactor} June 7, 2014 - 10:42 am

Lots of times I buy a detergent for the scent as well as it’s cleaning ability. So I hope the scent lasts as long as possible. I want to enjoy it!

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Coralie June 7, 2014 - 2:14 pm

I love that it has extra baking soda. That will be great to break through the smells.

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Melanie June 11, 2014 - 6:16 am

I picked up a bottle of Tide Simply Clean & Fresh with coupons over the weekend. Now I can’t wait to try it. And yes, scent is important to me. I opened the caps and sniffed to decide which scent I wanted. I ended up purchasing “refreshing breeze”. Nothing like nuzzling into your blanket and enjoying that freshly laundered smell. I’ll have to take note of how long it lasts.

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Jill February 2, 2019 - 2:45 pm

I bought this literally just this morning. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the review.

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ElaineE Kennedy March 26, 2019 - 10:20 am

I’ve been using Tide Simply for awhile now. I love Tide, but not the price. Tide Simply fits my budget and cleans well. Highly recommend it!

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