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Many people are looking for a particular smell when they are buying perfume.
For some, this smell is a powerful scent that conjures up images of fancy balls and sparkling jewels, for others it is a musky odor that makes us think of the great outdoors and the forests of the wild beyond.
However, for most people, they would just really like to smell clean with just hints of other fresh extracts.
Basically, that smell when you first pull clean, dry laundry out of the machine or off of the line, putting your face into a pile and taking a big sniff.
That smell is what a lot of people aim for when they look for a perfume, and honestly, we can’t blame them.
So, with that in mind, we have decided to create a list of the best fragrant perfumes that smell like fresh laundry.
OUR TOP PICK
This perfume is a perfume for everyone, male or female, and it is a truly enchanting fragrance.
It is a fragrance that has notes of bergamot and lemon, along with an undertone of a musky woodland.
It is a light, airy fragrance that has been described as smelling like a freshly put on linen shirt, giving the user a constant feel and smell of freshness throughout the day and well into the night.
Furthermore, it is widely available and comes in a variety of different scent strengths and bottles, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the opportunity to buy this wonderful perfume.
The classic. Davidoff Cool Water is the one perfume everyone knows about or remembers.
Released in 1988, it is the most popular, widespread, and most purchased perfume of our time.
Even perfume snobs give credence to this delightful perfume, as its scent is just beautiful.
It combines subtle woody undertones of sandalwood and cedar with musk and amber, before laying on the top notes of fresh lavender, mint, and rosemary to create a sublime scent.
This scent does not shout, but echoes around a room and reminds people of a sea breeze on a summer’s day.
Its near universal appeal makes it a very safe option, but its fresh smell also means it can be worn anywhere at any time.
It is perfect as a little accompaniment to whatever you are wearing or whatever you are doing during the summer and spring months.
This perfume is designed to smell clean in all aspects.
The only things that could possibly smell cleaner than this are an expertly cleaned, brand-new shirt sprayed down with Febreze, but that would be overpowering, whereas this just oozes clean scents gently out into the atmosphere of the person wearing it.
It combines the soft smells of peony and amber with a touch of citrus kick from bergamot to create an odor as pleasant as a freshly made bed.
This fragrance is suitable for almost any occasion, and will be equally at home during an office meeting or when meeting up with old friends.
This is a classic scent that is made by the Mont Blanc company, and it was released in 2003 to the world.
The top notes of the smell of this perfume are a mix of rosemary, coriander, cinnamon, pineapple, lavender, mint, juniper, cardamon, and bergamot, while the middle is orange blossom, jasmine, violet, and geranium, with the bottom being sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, and vetiver, which honestly is a little much.
When you initially smell this perfume, the hit you get can knock you for six, and it can be a little overwhelming.
However, the smell isn’t a bad one, just a little shocking at first, and very quickly the freshness of the vetiver will start to override all the other scents, settling the smell down.
The lingering smell then starts to conjure images in your mind of washing hung out on a line, billowing softly in the breeze.
This perfume is a good one if you want to smell fresh but also want to make an impact.
Say, if you are going on a fancy 3rd date, you may want to give yourself one spray to show how seriously you are taking your relationship.
This is a light, fresh perfume that is made by the Korres company and honestly for us, it conjures up a picture of the islands in the Aegean.
Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Icaria, these are all the places you imagine when you smell this perfume, places with rocky outcrops with reams of grass and the only shade sits under an olive tree watching the sea through its ancient branches.
The top notes of the scent are definitely in the citrus category with kumquat and orange being the main components, but the underlying tones keep it balanced with almond, cashmere, jasmine, cedar, and vanilla.
Overall, it is a beautiful little scent that makes you smell and feel clean while also taking you to far away islands.
This is a powerful scent that many people love to wear, and although the scent does not make us think of laundry on the line, it does conjure up images of getting out of the shower, clean and washed, with a fresh, newly laundered towel waiting for you.
It is a citrus scent that makes the wearer smell almost like a fresh pick-me-up when they walk by, utilizing the notes of lemon, bergamot and pineapple as its opening salvo.
It then tones back the citrus with fresh herb scents of coriander, jasmine, and oakmoss, before pushing hard on the clean scents of sandalwood, cedar, and rosewood.
This perfume is a very crisp, clean scent that is perfect for the warmer months when you want to wear a scent that is very natural.
Named for the color white, this perfume is meant to smell like white, fresh and clean, while adding in hints of other colors for flavor.
It could be considered quite a classic scent in the way it smells and makes the user think of freshly washed linens.
Every smell in this perfume is light, but pervasive and works in tandem with the other, from the white rose and violet to the peony, sandalwood, and pink pepper.
The only real stand out scent is the musk, which only appears subtly and lingers under the surface. It is a pure scent that is not boring, but calming in its effects.
Like Davidoff Cool Water, this perfume has stood the test of time, being launched in 1989, and it could truly be called a classic.
The reason for this is that it doesn’t over do its odor and remains gentle while firm in its scent.
It is a timeless scent that contains top notes of bergamot and lemon, giving its opening smell a slight citrus tinge that makes way for a herby heart.
Being filled with coriander, jasmine, lavender, and juniper, the core of the scent is a warm and bright, with a little spice thrown in.
As the scent passes, and you are left with the linger, you can pick up on fir, musk, oakmoss, and amber.
None of these notes overpower the other, they simply move through the room as you pass by, creating a beautiful, clean aura around you.
Another perfume that is inspired by the Mediterranean. It has a very floral scent that makes the wearer smell like freshly cleaned and puffed pillows.
This scent utilizes a lot of citrus flavors, like orange and lemon, before settling into a rich undertone of caramel, musk, and cardamon.
It is a popular choice for people who want to smell clean and do not want a too-strong cologne.
It is perfect for those who pine for those summer days along the Mediterranean coastline in the comfort of their own lives.
This perfume goes wholeheartedly for the laundry smell, being called ‘Laundromat’ after all, and it really achieves its aims.
The opening smell is slightly soapy, before moving into a comfy, cozy smell that will make you think of freshly laundered linens.
While it is not very powerful or particularly distinct, it is an incredibly comforting smell.
A smell that makes those who wear it feel cozy and warm, like being in a freshly cleaned bed after a shower in new pajamas with someone you love.
Smelling like clean, fresh laundry is a great feeling, and it instantly makes everyone around you think of cleanliness.
It seems to get that scent except from wearing clean laundry, however there are numerous perfumes that could be spritzed on you quickly to give others and yourself the impression of being clean.
In this list, we have covered a few of these but if you can’t find one you like, there are plenty more we weren’t able to talk about.