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    Default What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    I am tired of the smell of tide I want to get a nice smelling detergent so my clothes will smell good.

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    I personally use unscented as I find smelly clothes interfere with my appreciation of the finer nuances of a perfume. Unscented (body) soap too, for the same reason. Maybe I'm just strange that way or do most BNers try to avoid clashing scents?
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    Dixan Lavander + Soupline Lavender (concentrate) but be careful because this powder is blocking into the washing machine.

    Felce Azzura Classico (softener) is interesting as well but overwhelming.
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    I tend to use unscented products, too. My detergent is Tide Free, which has no scent. Laundry detergent mostly seems overwhelmingly scented most of the time. People I know who don't wear perfume are often smelling of Arctic Power and the likes.
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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    There was a thread on BN awhile ago about the wonderful smell of Tide Simple Pleasures lavender & vanilla. After I tried it, I've been hooked. It really does smell amazing. I haven't found that it clashes w/ my SOTD, either. The scent doesn't seem to hang out on my clothes for that long after they've been washed. It just makes the chore of doing laundry a more fun olfactory experience .
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    I like classic Tide, I would love to have an EdT of it.

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Nancy Boy Laundry Soap. Available in Lavender & Lavender-Verbena. Both smell great.
    Expensive stuff but you don't need softener when you use it & you'll notice your dryer's
    "lint" trap is basically bare after drying a load washed in NB.

    Since Lint represents the destruction of your clothes, towels, etc; I always use the NB on my better/more expensive items

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I like classic Tide, I would love to have an EdT of it.
    Then try Baraja (Acqua di Biella). I swear it's a dead ringer for Tide!

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    Cheer Fresh Linen with Bounce Fresh Linen dryer sheets.

    My clothes have a fresh "line dried" smell that doesn't interfere with my perfume.
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    Has anyone tried Le Labo's Rose 31 detergent. I've been contemplating if it is worth the money. I would only use it to wash my bedsheets mmm talk about sweet dreams...
    Live a wonderfully perfumed life!

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    The Good Home Co. ( www.goodhomestore.com) has some nice laundry products, personally I love Beach Days scent. I have been known to use the vacuum beads as a scented drawer sachet. I was also pleased with the laundry fragrance used like liquid fabric softener, expensive but a little goes a long way when used with unscented detergent.
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    I use 7th generation Bergamot. nice lightly bitter citrus scent that goes with everything.
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    Wink Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    What I want is an Oakmoss scented detergent that would drive IFRA to distraction.

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    Don't know about the detergent, but Lenor Aromatherapy (yap, the name says it all) fabric softener has these lush lavender, as well as almost herbal spicy notes- not synthetic smelling at all, so that projects more than just a fresh and clean, even a refined, almost "perfumy", olfactory sensation.
    Another interesting, although slightly off-topic info: the "vintage" formulation of the Palmolive dish-washing liquid existing around the year 1990, I'm serious, smelled better than most frags I knew (a very sharp, zesty, airy, antiseptic and refreshing cedar, piny and mossy note).
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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I personally use unscented as I find smelly clothes interfere with my appreciation of the finer nuances of a perfume. Unscented (body) soap too, for the same reason. Maybe I'm just strange that way or do most BNers try to avoid clashing scents?
    I second the opinion of SculptureOfSoul in that I use unscented detergent and softener on clothing.

    I do not wish the scent of my clothes to clash with my perfume. Sometimes I spray perfume ON my clothes.

    For the most part, I find scented detergents and laundry items to be very offensive and extremely synthetic smelling. I get nauseated just walking through the aisles of stores.
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    Can some1 help me out. After Im done washing my clothes I can smell the detergent. When I am done drying them I don't smell anything. I also use dryer sheets. I also use concentrated detergent. Can someone help me. I want to smell like my detergent!

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    There's a product line out here called Mrs. Meyers Clean Day that make a nice lavender detergent and drier sheets as well.
    Imparts a nice, but light lavender scent.

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    The new Maison Francis Kirkdijian Laundry Detergent smells amazing and is strong enough to make your bedroom smell and also make your body smell lightly of the scent when you wake up, I am on my third day after washing and my bed still smells like it. I used the detergent and fabric softener, only problem is that it is expensive, but well worth the occasional luxury especially if you only use it on your sheets. Oh and IMO it is way better than two of the Le labo detergents which I couldn't even really smell after using.

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    I say, use any unscented detergent, then smother your clothes with perfume... The fabrics really do become engulfed with it's scent after a while.

    Is quite magical!

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Mostly I use fragrance-free detergent/softener. but occasionally I like Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day in Basil.

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Hi all!

    GAIN detergent. It's been around for decades and I think Demeter's Laundry and Philosophy's Pure Grace picked up on some of the same notes - especially that 'clean' musk smell that in America we think of as freshly laundered and/or freshly showered.

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Ariel liquid detergent (regular) has a wonderfully clean and brisk scent. it also happens to do a terrific job cleaning clothes!

    It is made by P&G and not readily available in the US. We get the mexican import here in SoCal.

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    This is easy. As mentioned above in previous post

    Nancy Boy located in San Francisco. Fantastic products.

    Here is the link if you arr interested:

    Nancy Boy Laundry Detergent

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

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    Thank you for mentioning A&H! I loved the musky perfume they used back in the 80's-90's. Do they still make the original, or is it all Mountian Fresh, etc., now? FYI they used to make a fragrance free-version, too, perhaps still do... Good quality detergent.
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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    I use Dreft & add essential oils as I like, especially high altitude lavender, sweet orange, lemon, tea tree or lavandin.
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    Clean smelling GAIN

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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    I like unscented stuff and spray clothes and sheets with fragrances or essential oil blends I like. There's nothing like a great fragrance on cashmere.

    Here's a link for high quality essential oils and blends:

    http://www.youngliving.com/essential...l-oils?p=1&s=0

    I also burn a lot of palo santo wood. Palo santo is the wood from which guaiac or gaiac oil (often called guaiac or gaiac wood) comes from and is used extensively in perfumery. Palo santo smoke leaves an excellent, slightly citrusy-sweet-balsamic-sandalwoody-frankincense type odor in the air, and it's also great on clothes.

    Palo santo wood:

    http://www.shamansmarket.com/-strse-...ces/Detail.bok
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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    I use Dreft & add essential oils as I like, especially high altitude lavender, sweet orange, lemon, tea tree or lavandin.
    I've been doing the same with ALL free & clear. I tend to add tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender 40/42, orange, and a few drops of lemon myrtle. It works great!
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    Default Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    This is easy. As mentioned above in previous post

    Nancy Boy located in San Francisco. Fantastic products.

    Here is the link if you arr interested:

    Nancy Boy Laundry Detergent
    Thanks for the info on Nancy Boy. I checked out their website and am super excited to try their laundry detergent. Will swing by the store the next time I'm in the city.

    Presently, I use All or Cheer Free for most laundry, and something with a strong fragrance for my son's work clothes, rinse most everything twice, and use downy liquid on some things (even though it's not good for fabric or skin) but usually Bounce or Downy dryer sheets.

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