(Closed) Can't Get a Good "Home" Smell :(

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m a huge yankee candle fan, one of my favorite scents is clean cotton.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hum… I can’t help you much, but my mom always puts some “perfume” in the window draps so the house smells really nice; 

Also she uses a really good smelling detergent on the floor.

Hope it helped.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have no advice, but I competely understand what you’re talking about and it would make me crazy as well. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not a fan of all these chemical smells, personally.  I would open the windows every few days to air the place out and bake, and buy fresh flowers.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Do you air dry your laundry? I hang a lot of our stuff to dry and it always smells so good in hear after that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m also a big fan of Yankee candles. The lemon lavender scent is my favorite and has a really fresh and clean smell that lasts a good amount of time. I’d also recommend trying out Glade Plug Ins instead of the Bath and Body Works ones as I’ve found that they last longer and tend to always keep the same scents in stock (as long as you don’t go for the obvious seasonal themed ones).

Other than that, I can’t really think of any specifics that could be causing your problem. I do have one idea though. Assuming this is not a new home, did the people who lived there previously have pets by any chance? If that is the case, maybe there is a place in your home where they had accidents a lot. I know if that is the case, it can tend to ruin even clean looking carpet or flooring (and/or the padding underneath).

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Scentsy warmers are the BEST.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Have you tried candles/oils/incense/flowers/baking? Also, being clean doesn’t mean that your home will necessarily smell nice – just ensures that it won’t smell bad lol πŸ™‚

 

Also, no matter what you do, unless you change it around you /will/ get used to how your house smells. It’s just how our noses are XD I’ve literally filled my room with vanilla scented things and I could barely tell after like a week.

 

(On a personal note I hate Febreeze T.T just smells so fake and sickly to me, but lol kinda irrelevant.)

 

Good luck making your home smelly! πŸ˜€

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When i lived on my own my apt. smell awesome! I used glade plug-ins (one for the whole 2 bedroom apt.)

Since I moved in with Fiance I also had the same issue. It’s a open concept house and bigger then my apt. I tried plug-ins and they work for a week and then they loose the scent.

I bake a lot, so the house smells wonderfully then too. 

What I found works best is highly scented candles in the bathrooms (don’t light them, just let them sit). Keep the doors closed to them so the smell stays in. As for the living area etc… either yankee candles or ones from Bath and Body Works. Both are great quality and will last a while. Have one burning every time you are home.

I have been doing this and people compliment us on how nice the house smells.

But I only found those two types of candles that really work. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh and i wouldn’t use Fabreeze… it’s just an unnecessary chemical.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh and another thing that is also great… put scented dryer sheets in the vents. Not only there is less dust floating around the house, but the air pushes the clean linnen smell to spread all over the house! It’s a trick i learned

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Coral99:  sorry… english is not my native language πŸ˜› It’s that think you put up in front of the windows, curtains? 

My mom puts a zip of house perfume in it, and tha house always smells like that, much more then with candles.

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