I love the idea of this scent; actually, I love the idea of the entire Demeter fragrance library! They bring back the fun and silliness in the scents I smells I remember from childhood. To me, it's bottled nostalgia, which, if you think of it, is one of the main reasons people wear a scent at all - either to create a memory or evoke one. So, this manages to capture the entire laundromat experience in a bottle; from the soap and fabric softener to the warmth of the dryers! Needless to say, I feel clean and fresh while wearing this. It's the fragrance equivalent of a classic Calvin Klein dress; simple, clean, and fresh. I have taken to wearing it to the gym lately, especially to my spin class. While I'm working hard and breaking a good sweat, I feel comfortable knowing that I smell clean and I am not offending anyone!! I've even gotten some compliments from some of the bodybuilders. LOVE IT!
Laundromat by Demeter Fragrance Library, 2000
When I got the sample, I kinda had ideas of what to expect. I mean, it is called Laundromat so I figured at the very least, it should smell of laundry detergent and/or dryer sheets and/ or fabric softener. Well, it does not smell like any of these to me at least not in the North American laundry/laundromat way. I suppose in that respect Demeter might have failed with this one but imagine my surprise when I sniffed it and it smelled EXACTLY like Omo detergent powder!!!!! The bright blue small granules of Omo!! Oh My Goodness!! I still can't believe it. Most of my boarding school mates used this detergent and I would get some from them when my beloved Klin detergent ran out (gosh I miss my Klin! Nothing like it). Anyways Omo, I mean Laundromat :P, has a non-floral, dark soapy scent if that means anything. It does not have as much lightness/brightness as regular soapy scents and I think this makes it odd to some people who reject it quickly because they don't understand such a combination but it works!!! If someone who likes soapy scents gave it a few more tries to get used to the combo, I am confident they would change their minds and fall for this scent. It is a beautiful scent albeit HEAVILY soapy! I am talking soapiness to the MAX! I suppose this makes sense given that you use more soap when doing laundry than when showering. The scent is linear and stays this way even in the dry down which in this case is a good thing. It lasted at least 8 hours on me. For something more conventionally soapy, Demeter Pure Soap would do though I think Laundromat is worth sampling :).
A lot more than just detergent: there's a clear presence of heat, starch, and steam. A great, SAFE selection if you want to start your Demeter collection.
I have been through at least 5 bottles of this- even bought the big one. This is what I wear alone or as a base underneath other scents. It's what I wear when I can't decide what to wear. It's fresh, clean, and makes me feel pretty. LOVE!!!
Perfectly mimics the smell of the laundromat on Sunday. I find it very appealing, it has a heated soap intro, and then steam iron starchiness to add to it's authenticity! How do they do that? On the finish (which is about 20 minutes in) there is a ever so slight baby powdery note. All in all, the whole experience will last you about . . .oh, the time it takes to do one load of laundry!
Yep, soap/detergent/dryer sheets as a spray. It's very well done, and so familiar to anyone in the world that its the smell of clean. Room freshener, pick me up, and easy way to make less than freshly cleaned fabric smell just laundered. As for wearing on skin? I'm not sure I'd go for it like that. But it's well crafted enough to do so.
If I want to smell like fabric softener, I'll take a bath in Snuggles. This is ridiculous - why buy this when soap is more longlasting and cheaper?
This is one of my favorites by Demeter, beautiful. light and quite fresh. Smells like clean clothes and soap.
ugh. If you hate the smell of laundry detergent and dryer sheets as much as I do, you will hate this as much as I do.
I was a little harsh on this one at first. I was expecting it to smell something like a clean fresh air dryed white cotton jumper, it didn't so i cursed it and put it back in the box, then something magical happened....I engaged my brain and realised that it did smell exactly like a laundromat ! the hot steam iron, the aroma of warm rubber from a busy dryer, hot water, detergent and drying fabric, i finally got it and i really enjoyed it, the scent lasts longer when sprayed on fabric as i do on my bed linen.
Laundromat by Demeter Fragrance Library, 2000
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