I confess I am a German at heart! I miss much from my time living there. Recently I received a gift from a dear friend. She sent me a beautiful set of bath towels, hand, towels & wash cloths. When I took them out of their packaging a little note fell out informing me that she had pre-washed them and they were ready to use immediately. I can't tell you how the smell of this lovely softener she used affected me. All these sweet memories of my time there and many visits were instantly in my mind. Finding this product available here in the states...now when I am feeling nostalgic I can use some.