Sunflower and Sunshine

We have five senses and of those five senses, smell is probably the one that evokes the most memories. I know when I smell burning leaves and grass when I pass the state park in the spring time, it takes me back to my childhood when my mom would burn our grass every spring or fall. Or baking bread can take me back to my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen. Pumping gas can take me back to my teen years when my parents co-owned a gas station and I worked there pumping gas in the summer or on weekends when they needed help. Of course these are good smells that trigger good memories, but bad smells can trigger bad memories too.

What do you think of when you hear sunflower and sunshine? I think of bright, fresh and pretty. I cannot think of ever really smelling a sunflower and I don’t remember if a sunflower has a scent. I know sunshine really doesn’t have a scent, but I’d like to think it has a nice heated scent, you know what I mean? But I do know neither of these have a strong scent.

This week we tried using Gain’s Sunflower & Sunshine scented laundry detergent. I have to say that I chose the scent because I liked the name, but also because I thought it was the least aromatic from the sample cards I used to choose a scent. It turned out it’s stronger than I thought it would be. It smells a little flowery and almost has a citrus scent. Like most laundry detergents, it’s a strong scent and you can smell it when the cover is on.

Each of us has our own unique sense of smell and we won’t all agree on what our noses like or dislike, but that’s ok. Tell me what you think sunflower and shine smells like? Leave your answer in the comment section!

Faith and Family Reviews received a bottle of Gain Sunflower & Sunshine in exchange for writing a post about this scent. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Marcie W. says:

    I’d imagine it smells like fresh spring time air filled with new-ness and bloom!

  2. Penelope says:

    Thanks for the info!

  3. Oh, I love it! I’ve been working my way through each of the different new Gain scents since Spring. They are wonderful!

  4. Stefani says:

    I love how they offer a variety of scents.

  5. Kathleen says:

    Sounds like a great new scent!

  6. I always love Gain scents — I haven’t smelled this one but, like you, I would probably reach for it when shopping. The name is just pretty!

  7. Lolo says:

    I love that Gain has so many scents!

  8. debra says:

    Maybe it smells like fresh lemons?

  9. I love Gain, it smells so good, works awesome and priced right!

  10. Billie says:

    Sounds like a great scent.

  11. I like the no scent products!!

  12. Colleen says:

    We use the gain sheets. I do love a nice scented fabric softner

  13. Courtney says:

    I actually use all especially now with baby, but I do love those fresh scents!

  14. Tammy says:

    I try to stay away from scented detergents, because of my kids’ allergies.

  15. HilLesha says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  16. Jennifer says:

    Sunflower and Sunshine was one of my favorites too. I love the Hawaiian Aloha the best

  17. Stefanie says:

    I love the smell of Gain — will have to try this one.

  18. I love trying different scents but my daughter has sensitive skin, and they aren’t always great for her. I will have to try this to see if it bothers her, I bet it smells great!

  19. I love when they make a laundry detergent where you just want to sit and smell your clothes all day

  20. Makes doing laundry just a little bit better. =)

  21. Well, I’m a fan of Gain and that’s what I usually buy because I really like how the scent lingers in the clothes!

  22. Amanda says:

    I love great smelling laundry detergent! Thanks for sharing!

  23. marg says:

    we’ve tried Gain – might have to try this scent!

  24. Donna says:

    mmmm, I’m not sure. I guess a bright, clean, sunny smell. :)

  25. Gain is my favorite detergent – primarily because of the way that it smells.

  26. That is so true that smell probably provokes the most memories. Never thought of it that way before.

  27. Connie says:

    I hate strong smelling detergents so thanks for the heads up!

  28. Stefanie says:

    I need to try this scent…love Gain!

  29. I’ve never tried Gain. Is it okay for sensitive skin?

  30. When I think of the sunshine these days all I think of is heat. I hope it doesn’t smell like heat. LOL !

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