The Fabric softener is a new invention. Some households are addicted to it because the clothes smell fresh for a longer time. But there are those who abhor the flowery scent because it runs against rhiunitis or allergy. And for me, I don’t want to use a fabric softener on my clothes because it tends to shorten the life span of the cloth. The fabric softener seems to literally soften the cloth thereby making it conducive to wear and tear faster than clothes that are not exposed to fabric softener.