I used to buy only Downy fabric softener because of the scent. However, lately, I noticed how my Downy's scent (the tropical scent) would clash on the scent of my laundry detergent. The result is a weird combination of something slightly salty-scented. It is so hard to explain but that's how our clothes smelled like recently.
I am really good when it comes to discovering other products. I saw this concentrated Comfort Essence few months ago. I wanted to experiment on the combination of my fabric softener's scent and that of my detergent powder (I am using the original Ariel formula). This combination is so good that our clothes still smells fresh even at the end of the day. The scent of the lavender and magnolia combined is very relaxing and smells so fresh all throughout.
Another plus factor of this fabric softener is that it is a value-for-money product as opposed to the regular fabric softener. This Comfort Essence is concentrated so you do not need a big cup-full of this softener to fully soften and freshens your laundy of 4-5 kgs. Unlike the regular fabric softeners, this Comfort Essence does the work very effectively. It makes my clothes so soft.
Since then, I have never used other fabric softer. I am a big fan of Comfort Essence. I think you should try this too.