I wash alot of dishes . We don't have automatic equipment even in the commercial kitchen at Mystic Bean . Sometime in the last 10 years they really started messing with the scent of dish soap . They also started making it ULTRA...I guess that's a good thing except everybody still uses the same amount ( too much ) .
Palmolive was always available at Costco so that's what I used at the coffee shop and at home on the boat . One day they changed the formula and I really disliked the scent of it , so I started buying
" something else..."
One day at Costco I noticed Costco brand ( Kirkland ) and in a huge gallon jug , biodegradable etc etc so I bought it . Ahem . The first time I used it I gagged . Literally , that fresh aquatic ( the dreaded watery accord ) GAH !! I could hardly give it away .
Most dish soaps were lemony for a long time , too much like furniture polish . Lately I've been buying good old Joy , they make a non-ultra formula nicely lemony , but I still wasn't happy .
Enter Ajax Ruby Red Grapefruit Dishwashing Liquid . It really smells great ! Not artificial , but like a real grapefruit , kinda dirty and pithy and interesting , tart and sudsy and my new HG dish soap !!