How to scrub a fragrance off your skin

    How to scrub a fragrance off your skin

    post #1 of 12
    Thread Starter 

    I found a method that actually works.

    1. Scrub with soap and water, dry with towel

    2. Wet the skin again

    3. Wet some baking soda and spread it on the skin

    4. Wait 5 minutes.

    5. Wipe the baking soda off with Clorox disinfecting wipes

    6. Scrub with soap and water again, and dry off.

    Works on a fragrance whether it has set in for 2 hours or was just applied a minute ago.

    post #2 of 12

    6 steps seems a bit much..

    I have never wanted to scrub any of my frag's off to begin with.

    post #3 of 12
    Seems a bit excessive but I bet effective! Beats amputation.
    post #4 of 12
    Thread Starter 

    for sure. but it gets it off entirely.

    post #5 of 12

    For me, something that excessive was only necessary when wearing Xerjoff Zafar or HdP Ambrarem, but good to know.

    post #6 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AkahinaView Post

    Seems a bit excessive but I bet effective! Beats amputation.

    LOL

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post

    For me, something that excessive was only necessary when wearing Xerjoff Zafar or HdP Ambrarem, but good to know.

    Agree. + Mukhallat Shams

    post #7 of 12
    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.
    post #8 of 12
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    but there are some fragrances that just dont give up easily. clorox wipes and baking soda do the trick for me

    post #9 of 12

    Thanks for the info, NoirDrakkar.

    I often use rubbing alcohol first, then wash with soap and water,yet some perfumes just wont give up!!!

    post #10 of 12

    Given that those of us who post on Basenoteslikely sample plenty of frags, sooner or later, we'll hit a scrubber. And given our elevated sensitivity to fragrance,when we hit a tenacious scrubber, then baking soda, rubbing alcohol...whatever,are useful. But I've had a couple of frags that just would not give up on my skin. So thanks to another BNer, I would add to the arsenal (short of amputation): Cover up that which you can't scrub off with some type of lotion. Even my supposedly scentless Aveeno have maskedwhat molecules remain. And for that, I am grateful.

    post #11 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    Same here.

    post #12 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    For me too, though the vigorous application of nail brush helps things along.

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    10/18/13 at 3:44pm

    noirdrakkar said:



    I found a method that actually works.

    1. Scrub with soap and water, dry with towel

    2. Wet the skin again

    3. Wet some baking soda and spread it on the skin

    4. Wait 5 minutes.

    5. Wipe the baking soda off with Clorox disinfecting wipes

    6. Scrub with soap and water again, and dry off.

    Works on a fragrance whether it has set in for 2 hours or was just applied a minute ago.

    10/18/13 at 3:46pm

    Tony T said:



    6 steps seems a bit much..

    I have never wanted to scrub any of my frag's off to begin with.

    10/18/13 at 3:56pm

    Akahina said:



    Seems a bit excessive but I bet effective! Beats amputation.

    10/18/13 at 4:03pm

    noirdrakkar said:



    for sure. but it gets it off entirely.

    10/18/13 at 4:06pm

    dougczar said:



    For me, something that excessive was only necessary when wearing Xerjoff Zafar or HdP Ambrarem, but good to know.

    10/18/13 at 4:21pm

    CapriDog said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AkahinaView Post

    Seems a bit excessive but I bet effective! Beats amputation.

    LOL

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dougczarView Post

    For me, something that excessive was only necessary when wearing Xerjoff Zafar or HdP Ambrarem, but good to know.

    Agree. + Mukhallat Shams

    10/18/13 at 4:44pm

    hednic said:



    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    10/18/13 at 5:03pm

    noirdrakkar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    but there are some fragrances that just dont give up easily. clorox wipes and baking soda do the trick for me

    10/18/13 at 11:23pm

    thanks sixx said:



    Thanks for the info, NoirDrakkar.

    I often use rubbing alcohol first, then wash with soap and water,yet some perfumes just wont give up!!!

    10/19/13 at 9:55am

    awayalonealong said:



    Given that those of us who post on Basenoteslikely sample plenty of frags, sooner or later, we'll hit a scrubber. And given our elevated sensitivity to fragrance,when we hit a tenacious scrubber, then baking soda, rubbing alcohol...whatever,are useful. But I've had a couple of frags that just would not give up on my skin. So thanks to another BNer, I would add to the arsenal (short of amputation): Cover up that which you can't scrub off with some type of lotion. Even my supposedly scentless Aveeno have maskedwhat molecules remain. And for that, I am grateful.

    10/19/13 at 12:38pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    Same here.

    10/20/13 at 11:55am

    saminlondon said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Hot water and a strong soap seem to work for me all the time.

    For me too, though the vigorous application of nail brush helps things along.





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