Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen in Your Hair
Beauty News
Make Room in Your Beauty Bag — ColourPop Is Launching Concealers AND Makeup Brushes
Tattoos
You'll Fall in Love With These Cute and Chic Temporary Tattoos

How to Remove Perfume From the Skin

Sprayed Too Much Perfume? 5 Ways to Get Scent-Free

We've all been under the influence — under the influence of a stinky fragrance, that is. Perhaps you've been spritzed at the perfume counter by an overly eager salesperson and now you're just as eager to eliminate the offending scent before a headache ensues. Or maybe you had one spray too many of your signature scent. Whatever the case, get a few tips on de-aromatizing yourself when you read more.

  • The most popular: Probably the most widely recommended (not to mention inexpensive) method is to remove fragrance with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.
  • The more unconventional: This one comes from the folks at Now Smell This: First apply unscented deodorant to the affected area. Let sit for a few minutes and wash with an unscented heavy-duty laundry detergent, like Tide Free.
  • Make a paste: Create a paste of equal parts of baking soda and warm water. Rub it into the skin, let sit for several minutes, and rinse away.
  • Straight up with a twist: Not that you'd want to waste perfectly good vodka, but in a pinch, you can use soak cotton balls with unflavored vodka, apply to the skin, and wipe away.
  • Make a dressing: Another around-the-house method is a simple mix of white vinegar and oil. Dab onto skin, let set in, and wash off with soap and water.
Image Source: Shutterstock
Join The Conversation
IchhaKohli IchhaKohli 7 years
Another great trick is to put just a little bit of Purell on the spot. It makes the smell disappear right away and the alcohol-y smell of the Purell goes away quick, too.
Debloating Smoothie
Snack Mix Recipes
Dad Understands Equal Parenting
Are You Getting Enough Iron?
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds