How to Get Perfume Out of Clothes

Antonia Sorin

Perfume can linger on clothing even after multiple washings. Although this may not be a problem some of the time, there are a lot of reasons why lingering perfume in a garment may not be a good thing. First, if you wear different fragrances on different days, the two scents can interfere with each other. Second, the fragrance can irritate others if you are giving the garment away. Finally, some clothing retailers spritz perfume in the store and on your clothing that may not be to your taste.

  1. Place the perfumed garment in the washing machine, and add the proper amount of laundry detergent, as usual.

  2. Pour 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in the washer.

  3. Run the laundry cycle as usual, and then dry your garment.