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Laundry Detergent Drawer Sachets

I did a post some time back showing how I soaked the cotton tips of Q-tips in my favorite cologne, put them in a small plastic bag and put the bag in my drawers. Say whut? (giggle). Perhaps I should have said my dresser drawers.
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Well, this does work, but to a limited degree. For a short time, my garments, when removed from the drawers, have a very slight scent of my signature fragrance. Too bad it's very, very slight and fleeting.

I wouldn't mind my clothing retaining the scent of fabric softener. The problem here is that no matter which brand you buy, after a short period of time, the nice scent is gone and all that remains is the not so nice scent of the chemicals that do the softening.

So, I resorted to placing bars of my favorite bath soap in the drawers. This has a much nicer effect, but still not the fresh lined dried scent I was looking for. I thought perhaps my detergent would be best, but how to contain it so that none gets out into the drawer, yet so that the scent is released easily.

I found it. I use Gain laundry detergent. Its scent is nice and fresh and it lasts for a very long time. A tablespoon of the powder placed in a coffee filter, secured with a twist tie and the nice fragrance will permeate the contents of the drawer. I think this is about as close as I will come to removing a garment from a drawer and having it smell as though it was just taken from the clothes line. Not overpowering, just nice.

If you use a liquid detergent, I'm sure a used dryer sheet soaked in the detergent, then dried, would accomplish the same thing.

What would you say is the most appropriately named perfume? I would say Elizabeth Taylor's 'Poison'. (To me), It is so vile, it smells as if it actually is poison.

Long gone are the days of Nettie Rosenstein's beautiful and sophisticated 'Tianne' (1948) and Chanel's Russia Leather (1924) and Evyan's 'White Shoulders' (1932).

Have I lived too long?

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May 1, 20180 found this helpful

I put bar soap in my dresser drawers. Lasts for years. I leave it in its wrapper and tear only a small hole in the wrapper. It keeps my clothes smelling fresh in a place where moldy smell often is in everything. I store winter blankets and sheets with it and put it in my closets too.

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

i can not find a nice strong smelling soap. please tell me what the name of this nice smelling soap is. thank you.

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

i cannot find a strong nice smelling soap. please tell me the name of your nice smelling soap. thank you,

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Anonymous
June 2, 20180 found this helpful

Zote.

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm going to try the laundry powder in a coffee filter.

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I, too, need a nice smelling fragrance for my dresser drawers.

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October 14, 20180 found this helpful

I like to make pretty sachets that can be laid in a drawer or hung in the closet and I give some of them away as small "thinking of you" gifts.

Instead of using a coffee filter or plastic bag to enclose the scented cotton balls, loose soap shavings or dried lavender that I sometimes use , I wrap them in a 6 inch square piece of panty hose. A few drops of paper glue closes the little bundle.

It happens that I like to crochet and I make simple round doilies about 3 inches round, usually white or ecru colored. Two small doilies atop one another with the panty hose packet in the middle, drawn closed with a woven in 1/4 inch wide colored ribbon pretties up the little sachet. The 4 ribbon tails are tied into a bow for hanging the sachet and it also lets you open it up completely when you want to refresh the inside scent packet.

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I like pretty things ... what can I say?

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