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    Default Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Here's an interesting one. I am sick to death of my clothes smelling like a summer meadow. I would like something to put in the wash that is more masculine.

    I was thinking of maybe using an unscented conditioner, and adding a few drops of essential oils myself? Maybe even some aftershave? But maybe this is madness and will ruin the clothes

    I found this and might try it as Cedarwood is one of my favourite notes: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilton-Lond...dp/B07NMS8T5V/

    Any other ideas/advice?

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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Washing stuff with untested perfumes is dangerous, it can ruin the fabric. Plus, few perfumes survive the heat of a wash.

    I'd say if you really want to give a certain smell to your clothes, you can use unscented and then spray (the inside, or inconspicuous part) with your favorite perfume.

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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Definitely don't put anything in the wash water. Dangerous, as Cacio says, plus the smell will just rinse away with the water.

    One thing I've done successfully is wait til the clothes in the dryer have cooled down, then spray some perfume on a washcloth or something similar. Add the washcloth to the clothes in the dryer and tumble them on "Air Only" for 5 or 10 minutes. You'll get a light scent that will last quite a while on the fabrics. (I've only done this with bed linens, not with clothing, but the theory should work the same.)

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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post

    One thing I've done successfully is wait til the clothes in the dryer have cooled down, then spray some perfume on a washcloth or something similar. Add the washcloth to the clothes in the dryer and tumble them on "Air Only" for 5 or 10 minutes. You'll get a light scent that will last quite a while on the fabrics. (I've only done this with bed linens, not with clothing, but the theory should work the same.)
    This sounds like something worth exploring further. Thanks for the tip.
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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Use a sport detergent or unscented. Then use linen scented fabric softener or unscented in your dryer. It will either have very little smell but maybe a faint crisp and fresh smell.

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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Do not ruin your clothes. Use unscented laundry detergent and spray your body with your fragrance of choice.

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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    My clothes arent precious. I dump them in the washer with tons of soap. I just want em clean. Ill go darks and lights, even loads out. But i wouldnt worry about ruining your clothes. People worry about their clothes way more than neccesary. If something happens to ruin them I'll buy a new t shirt and jeans. My bath towel isnt the shroud of turin. In 25 years of doing my own laundry, nowadays doing at least 1 load a day for a family of 4, i dont think i have ruined an article of clothing yet. My concern here would be effectiveness. Essential oils in the wash arent going to do much. The scented washcloth in the dryer is a decent idea.
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    Default Re: Making clothes smell more masculine?

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    My clothes arent precious. I dump them in the washer with tons of soap. I just want em clean. Ill go darks and lights, even loads out. But i wouldnt worry about ruining your clothes. People worry about their clothes way more than neccesary. If something happens to ruin them I'll buy a new t shirt and jeans. My bath towel isnt the shroud of turin. In 25 years of doing my own laundry, nowadays doing at least 1 load a day for a family of 4, i dont think i have ruined an article of clothing yet. My concern here would be effectiveness. Essential oils in the wash arent going to do much. The scented washcloth in the dryer is a decent idea.
    This is the same for me for most of my clothes. Jeans and t-shirts mostly. Although, I do have a couple of expensive pieces, which I just get dry-cleaned, as they are mostly coats.




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