Laundry detergent that smells amazing (5 that we love)

Published by Finn Hayden

We all spend lots of money on sprays and lotions to make ourselves smell better, but probably the easiest way to smell better is to clean your clothes with something which smells great.

There is definitely a lot of choice when it comes to laundry detergent, and there are plenty of these products that we really don't like the smell of. But there are also lots of laundry detergents out there which not only do a great job at cleaning your clothes, they also smell great.

We wanted to round up the best smelling laundry detergent that you can buy, based on our opinion and on third-party reviews. Let's get into it:

Wilton London - Jasmine

We'd describe the laundry detergent from Wilton London as having a very premium feel, and the Jasmine scent definitely contributes towards making it feel like a luxury product. This detergent is made using natural essential oils, including Jasmine Flower Extract, Ylang Ylang Oil, and Cedarwood oil. The smell of this detergent almost reminds us of an expensive candle, it's so pleasant. This detergent is made in the UK and although it's expensive, it smells so nice that we think it's worth it. As a reviewer says on the Sainsbury's website - "I've been using it now for a couple of weeks and am still doing a big ahhhhh when I smell the clothes.". Learn more and buy it here -

Method - Wild Lavender

We love when a laundry detergent has a great smell with minimal use of artificial ingredients, and that's exactly what the team at Method has managed to achieve. Of all the laundry detergents that we've tried from the Method range, we think that the Wild Lavender variety smells the best - it's made using plant-based ingredients, and the scent is really natural but still smells strong enough to last days after your items have been washed. Lavender has the added bonus of being a relaxing scent which can actually help to send you to sleep (which is why so many pillow sprays contain lavender as an ingredient), so this laundry detergent is especially good to use on things like bed sheets and pillowcases. Learn more and buy it here -

Ecover - Waterlily & Honeydew

Another laundry detergent from a brand which uses natural ingredients is the Waterlily & Honeydew scented liquid detergent from Ecover. It's made using plant-based biodegradable ingredients and it's 100% vegan friendly. The Waterlily & Honeydew scent is subtle but lovely, and as one of the reviewers states on the Waitrose website, "The Waterlily and Honeydew fragrance is heavenly". Learn more and buy it here -
Ecover laundry detergent

Ecoleaf Non-Bio by Suma

The Ecoleaf laundry detergent from Suma is made using sustainably sourced plant-derived ingredients, and it has a very fresh smell which isn't overpowering but which lasts for a long time. It's also an all natural scent which is achieved without the use of any artificial ingredients. As one of the reviewers states on the Ethical Superstore website - "No overpowering artificial scent, just a pleasant freshness". Learn more and buy it here -
Ecoleaf non-bio

Bold - Pink Tulips & White Jasmine

We weren't too impressed by the smell of many of the mainstream laundry detergent brands, but the Bold Pink Tulips & White Jasmine laundry gel really impressed us. According to the Bold website, this product is designed to create a scent experience "as enchanting as a walk in a country garden in bloom". We certainly think it gets somewhere near achieving that, as every time we use this laundry detergent our clothes are left with a lovely floral scent. Learn more and buy it here -
Bold laundry gel tulips
We hope this guide helps you to find a laundry detergent which smells great. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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