Things You'll Need
Liquid dish detergent
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.
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.
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.
Soak up the vinegar solution with a paper towel.
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.
Rinse the area with cool water and blot the moisture with a paper towel. Allow the area to dry.
Sprinkle baking soda onto the affected carpet area if the odor remains. Let it sit overnight.
Sweep up the baking soda and vacuum the area. Repeat steps 2 through 6 as necessary until the scent is completely gone.
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.