Perfume-stained white top

How to Remove Perfume Stains

Coco Chanel said a woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.

The opposite is true for your garments if you spray perfume onto them on a daily basis or you accidentally spill a bottle down your shirt. Remove stains with some help from Tide, and give your clothes a bright future with these tips for getting rid of perfume stains.

Step 1


Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soaking solution by adding 28 grams or 1 1/2 tablespoons of Tide Plus Bleach Alternative Liquid per 4 litres of warm water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 5 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.

Step 2


You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of Tide Plus Bleach Alternative Liquid detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of Tide laundry detergent, and pour it into the laundry detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 3


Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

Load the garment into the washer
Step 4


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s laundry symbols.

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Wash on the usual cycle
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Step 5


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, pretreat using Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid. Pour Tide on to cover stain and let set for 20 minutes. Then, rewash in warm water with 1 use of Tide before drying.