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Date: 8/1/12 8:59 AM

Sometimes my fragrances will linger on my shirts for a little while, and sometimes I'll find designer clothing that's scent treated that seems to last for quite a long time. How would I go about doing this to my own clothing? Incense doesn't seem to linger, nor does the fragrance from scented candles. I figure I'll actually have to treat the fabric rather than just expose it to ambient fragrance.

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Date: 8/1/12 10:21 AM

GOOGLE SEARCH Linen Water:

"A time honored device for helping to provide bedding and other types of cloth with a pleasing aroma, linen water is a liquid essence that is sprinkled or misted onto fabric before pressing with an iron takes place. Usually, linen water is prepared with a pleasing scent that is intended to add a hint of aroma. MORE HERE.

I believe Williams-Sonoma, among others, sells it.

Here are L'Occitane LINEN MISTS

Also, one of the many links to making your own with your favorite essences IS HERE.

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Date: 8/1/12 12:09 PM

I put a lavender sachet in the dryer every time I use it - it's not a permanent treatment, but I put (almost) everything through the dryer, so most everything in my house smells slightly lavenderish. It's not strong enough to bother DH, I don't think anyone besides the wearer would notice. Just avoids musty-closet/drawer smell.

Maybe if you put some fragrance on a scrap of fabric, then tumbled it with the fabric you wanted to scent, it would work?

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Date: 8/2/12 10:14 PM

I love these ideas and especially appreciate the link to making one's own linen water. Thanks!! I am fortunate to have an extra bedroom to store my fabrics. It feels a little stale in there sometimes, and these tips can help when I pull out something to use. These natural fragrances appeal to me so much more than store-bought scented sachets or odor solutions.

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Date: 8/2/12 11:34 PM

While I was in France this summer I stopped by a perfume shop and the perfumer who owns the shop explained to me that the way to wear perfume is to spray it on your clothing rather than on your skin. This does work well for me as my skin tends to react badly with most perfumes and they don't smell good after a few minutes. I lightly spray the inside front edges of my jacket or sweater if I want to wear perfume. Perhaps this could work for you.

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Date: 8/5/12 3:20 AM

I used to do this, until my perfume stained one of my favorite clothes, and the stain wouldn't come out in the wash. :(

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Date: 8/7/12 1:00 AM

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While I was in France this summer I stopped by a perfume shop and the perfumer who owns the shop explained to me that the way to wear perfume is to spray it on your clothing rather than on your skin. This does work well for me as my skin tends to react badly with most perfumes and they don't smell good after a few minutes. I lightly spray the inside front edges of my jacket or sweater if I want to wear perfume. Perhaps this could work for you.

I apologize in advance for the incoming overshare, but part of the appeal of a body fragrance is the fragrance lingering on your body during... times... when you might not happen to be wearing clothing. Besides, I own too many fragrances, I'd just end up with a muddy mess on my clothing pretty quickly. My skin is a lot more washable than any fabric.
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