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Why Do Some People Smell Good? (How To Smell Good Naturally)

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Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by Morah Rose

Want to smell good naturally without perfume or over-applying your deodorant?

In this article, we are going to discuss tips that will help you smell good 24/7 even if you are a smoker.

How to smell good naturally without perfume or deodorant

1. Avoid fabrics that make you smell

You have probably come across people who start to smell just a few hours after they have taken a shower, even without being active.

Most people tend to experience this more when they wear synthetic fiber clothes than cotton clothes.


Because synthetic fiber clothes are not breathable (do not allow proper air circulation) and retain odors compared to other fabrics. 

When you wear synthetic fiber clothes, the sweat does not evaporate. Instead, it is absorbed. 

This also explains why some clothes will have a stubborn smell that never goes even after washing them so many times. 

For more information on how to get rid of that annoying smell be sure to read our previous article that has covered this topic in depth.  

2. Eat healthily and drink a lot of water

It is not only about what you wear, what you eat and drink also affects how you smell.

Note: A healthy diet is essential for a good smell or to get rid of bad odor.

According to experts, the type of food you eat plays a huge role in how you smell.

What I recommend is for you to be aware of the foods that contribute to your body odor and eat less of them as you monitor their effects on your body odor.

Personally, I noticed that there is a difference in how my sweat smells when I eat too much of certain food. 

For instance, when I eat too much garlic my sweat tends to really stink even when I haven’t sweated that much.

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3. Watch or be aware of your health condition

As I had mentioned earlier, smelling good outside starts from the inside.

For instance, you might be very clean and even have the best-smelling cologne, but still not smell good because of poor health.

Sometimes poor health can lead to bad body odor.

For example, conditions such as lung infection or tonsil stones can lead to bad breath no matter how many times a day you brush your teeth or use mouthwash.

So, the key point here is to always be aware of your health.

4. Use incense

Personally, I keep or rather burn incense in my closet/dresser. It usually leaves my clothes smelling so nice.

If you don’t have a walking closet, you can wrap them in a paper towel and tuck a few sticks in your drawers. Your clothes will still smell great.

NOTE: The paper towel is to help prevent the sticks from touching your clothes.

This is mostly recommended for people who want to be identified with a certain unique signature smell.

See also: 10 Affordable Fragrances That Lasts Long.

5. Practice proper hygiene

Maintaining proper hygiene plays a great role in how nicely you smell throughout the day.

The following are a few hygiene tips:

  1. Wear clean clothes.

Avoid wearing clothes that you wore before, or clothes that are unclean even if they look clean.

Most of the time when you wear unclean clothes they will not be smelling at first. However, when you wear them for more hours they start to stink once the sweat and dirt from the day before pile up.

  1. Wash your hair several times a week. The smell of dirty hair is unpleasant.
  1. Use minimal scented products.
  1. Air dry your clothes outside once in a while if possible.
  1. Trim or shave off body hair, especially on the armpits and other areas where you tend to sweat more.

Hair traps sweat and bacteria that make it impossible for you to smell good the whole day.

  1. Wash your pillowcases and bedsheets regularly!

See How To Know Your Natural Scent and How To Smell It.

How to smell good the whole day with a perfume 

The following tips will help you smell good the whole day with a perfume:

  1. Get a nice cologne that works well with your body chemistry.

This is because not every fragrance that smells good will smell good on you.

  1. Know the proper way to apply a fragrance.

When it comes to perfumes, sometimes less is more! 

For example, you wouldn’t want to be that person who walks into a room, and immediately everyone is uncomfortable because of how strong the perfume is.

Instead of smelling good the whole day, you will be peasing off so many people!

Though you might think that you are smelling good, have you asked yourself why nobody is complimenting how good you smell?

  1. Learn how you can make the perfume/fragrance long-lasting.

There are better practices/tricks that you can apply to make your fragrance last longer. Be sure to read our previous article that has covered that in detail.

  1. Use hair fragrance.

If you have long hair, scenting it can make you smell good. This is because as you move your hair the scent is spread around you.

NOTE: The fragrance should have a pleasant smell but not an overpowering one.

How to smell good the whole day with a deodorant

The following are some of the best tips for smelling good the whole day with a deodorant:

  1. Do not over-apply the deodorant.
  1. Avoid deodorants that have ingredients that could end up doing you more harm than good.

For example, some deodorants are endocrine disruptors. This may lead to health problems.

If this is a concern for you, you can opt to stay away from chemical deodorants and instead go for natural deodorants.

Personally, I use natural deodorants and they always leave me smelling good after my workouts.

All the best!