How to Remove Perfume Smell From the Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

  • Liquid dish detergent

  • Baking soda

  • Broom

  • Vacuum

Perfume can be overpowering in large amounts.

Perfume is meant to create a distinctive scent with only a small amount of liquid. However, that scent can become overpowering and unpleasant if a large amount of the liquid is spilled. Carpeting absorbs spilled perfume like a sponge and the scent can therefore be difficult to remove. You can remove a perfume smell from carpeting with a few household products.


Step 1

Soak as much of the perfume as you can from the carpet with a paper towel. Press down on the towel. Avoid scrubbing, as this will disperse the perfume further into the carpet fibers.

Step 2

Fill a spray bottle with a 50-50 solution of warm water and white vinegar. Spray the affected area. White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent and also a natural deodorizer that will help eliminate the perfume odor. Allow it to remain for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Soak up the vinegar solution with a paper towel.


Step 4

Mix 1 cup of water and 1 tbsp. of liquid dish detergent in a spray bottle. Shake to combine. Spray the stained area and blot it into the carpet with a paper towel.

Step 5

Rinse the area with cool water and blot the moisture with a paper towel. Allow the area to dry.

Step 6

Sprinkle baking soda onto the affected carpet area if the odor remains. Let it sit overnight.

Step 7

Sweep up the baking soda and vacuum the area. Repeat steps 2 through 6 as necessary until the scent is completely gone.



Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson started writing screenplays in 2003 and has had a screenplay professionally produced. He has also studied martial arts since 1990 and has worked as a licensed security specialist. Davidson has written articles for various websites. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising.