Scented linen bags?

    Scented linen bags?

    post #1 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    I've always been a guy who favors a good smell and likes to be surrounded by it. For years I've used scented linen bags in all of my clothing drawers, closet, shoe racks and even under my mattress.

    I've tried those plug in scent disbursements, but they last so little.

    Anyway, just curious is all.
    post #2 of 10

    I wouldn't really want my clothes to pick up any scent from linen bags, etc.  It could clash with whatever frag I decide to wear when I happen to have those clothes on.  Same reason I use unscented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

    post #3 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    I wouldn't really want my clothes to pick up any scent from linen bags, etc.  It could clash with whatever frag I decide to wear when I happen to have those clothes on.  Same reason I use unscented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.


    Well the items I have the scented linen bags with are my under garments, but I guess the smell could leak through. I'll have to test this theory somehow. So far I've not noticed this at all.
    post #4 of 10

    I also store pefumed stuff in my drawers. For instance, if I buy a perfumed soap, I leave it there - I have an old excellent dirty jasmine soap that has been perfuming my underwear for months.

     

    I also like a lot the carta d'Armenia / papier d'Armenie paper strips (paper strips scented with ambers). They are supposed to be burnt, but if let in a drawer they last forever and emanate a nice smell. Farmacia Santa Maria Novella makes a very good one; Kurkdjian has one too, but less intense. And in France you can find cheap but serviceable ones for a couple of euros in most pharmacies.

     

    cacio

    post #5 of 10
    Thread Starter 
    Very cool! I like the ideas. In the past I had done potpourri bags, mostly natural scents line Apple cinnamon or a flowery base.
    post #6 of 10

    never have but it is a thought

    post #7 of 10
    Perfumed soap sometimes.
    post #8 of 10
    I have clay discs which I infuse with perfume oils and scatter them under drawer liners and hang them in my closets. I also have one for the vacuum chamber.
    I am going to try an orange and clove pomander at some stage too.
    post #9 of 10

    Good idea, eaulita. In fact, de Nicolai makes clay disks to put on a lightbulb, I hadn't thought about putting them in drawers.

     

    cacio

    post #10 of 10
    Of course- the lightbulb rings. Gosh, I haven't seen those in years! I know Crabtree and Evelyn used to do them but I dont see them around much anymore.
    The clay discs are really functional because you can always just change them out if you want a different scent. You can also shove them under sofa cushions, slip them into the hem of a curtain, or in a bowl of potpourri.

    I make my own and emboss them, then dust them with a bit of gold so they look pretty when they're hanging. If you had a mind to, you could probably make a hanging mobile with clay discs and scent them with different notes that compliment each other.
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    7/13/13 at 10:06am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    I've always been a guy who favors a good smell and likes to be surrounded by it. For years I've used scented linen bags in all of my clothing drawers, closet, shoe racks and even under my mattress.

    I've tried those plug in scent disbursements, but they last so little.

    Anyway, just curious is all.

    7/13/13 at 10:20am

    naylor said:



    I wouldn't really want my clothes to pick up any scent from linen bags, etc.  It could clash with whatever frag I decide to wear when I happen to have those clothes on.  Same reason I use unscented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

    7/13/13 at 10:25am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    I wouldn't really want my clothes to pick up any scent from linen bags, etc.  It could clash with whatever frag I decide to wear when I happen to have those clothes on.  Same reason I use unscented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.


    Well the items I have the scented linen bags with are my under garments, but I guess the smell could leak through. I'll have to test this theory somehow. So far I've not noticed this at all.

    7/13/13 at 10:40am

    cacio said:



    I also store pefumed stuff in my drawers. For instance, if I buy a perfumed soap, I leave it there - I have an old excellent dirty jasmine soap that has been perfuming my underwear for months.

     

    I also like a lot the carta d'Armenia / papier d'Armenie paper strips (paper strips scented with ambers). They are supposed to be burnt, but if let in a drawer they last forever and emanate a nice smell. Farmacia Santa Maria Novella makes a very good one; Kurkdjian has one too, but less intense. And in France you can find cheap but serviceable ones for a couple of euros in most pharmacies.

     

    cacio

    7/13/13 at 11:07am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Very cool! I like the ideas. In the past I had done potpourri bags, mostly natural scents line Apple cinnamon or a flowery base.

    7/13/13 at 11:23am

    Tony T said:



    never have but it is a thought

    7/13/13 at 12:17pm

    hednic said:



    Perfumed soap sometimes.

    7/14/13 at 5:09pm

    L'eaulita said:



    I have clay discs which I infuse with perfume oils and scatter them under drawer liners and hang them in my closets. I also have one for the vacuum chamber.
    I am going to try an orange and clove pomander at some stage too.

    7/14/13 at 5:14pm

    cacio said:



    Good idea, eaulita. In fact, de Nicolai makes clay disks to put on a lightbulb, I hadn't thought about putting them in drawers.

     

    cacio

    7/14/13 at 7:28pm

    L'eaulita said:



    Of course- the lightbulb rings. Gosh, I haven't seen those in years! I know Crabtree and Evelyn used to do them but I dont see them around much anymore.
    The clay discs are really functional because you can always just change them out if you want a different scent. You can also shove them under sofa cushions, slip them into the hem of a curtain, or in a bowl of potpourri.

    I make my own and emboss them, then dust them with a bit of gold so they look pretty when they're hanging. If you had a mind to, you could probably make a hanging mobile with clay discs and scent them with different notes that compliment each other.