When you think of removing odor, you likely think of a foul smell. What happens when you experience a lingering scent from your perfume or cologne, even after it goes through the wash? Many perfumes are loaded with synthetic chemicals and resins, so it's important to pretreat areas that are exposed to your daily spritz, such as the collar and cuffs. Read on to see how to remove both oil-based and alcohol-based perfumes and colognes from your garments.
For added cleaning power, put the affected area under the faucet and let the pressure of the hot water help work the stain.
STEP 3: SOAK
Draw a bath of warm water in the Wash Tub Basin and add 1/4 cup Scented Vinegar – known for its powerful cleansing properties that fight stains, buildup, and odors. Soak cotton and durable synthetics for one hour. For woolens and silk, use cool water and soak for up to 30 minutes.
STEP 4: WASH
Wash as normal with appropriate detergent, such as Signature Detergent. If scent remains, repeat as necessary.