How Fragrances Interact with Different Fabrics

How Fragrances Interact with Different Fabrics

 For an impactful scenting experience, it’s best to know how fabrics and fragrance products harmonize to determine the strength and throw of a scent. The Scent Throw is defined as how well a scenting product circulates throughout a space. 

The perfect perfume for pillows, clothes, curtains, and cushions, Hotel Collection Room Sprays are the ult-freshener for all fabrics and furniture.

Stitched-In Scenting: Discover a fragrance best suited for every fabric in your house and closet.

Organic fibers

Think of deliciously natural textiles like cotton, bamboo, hemp, and linen. These fibers are breathable and can efficiently air out naturally, allowing you to say Au revoir to persistent odors. Think cotton tee-shirts and classic blue jeans, bamboo sheets and bedding, and linen tablecloths and button-downs. These fabrics feel good to wear, and they fragrance well too. Floral, woody, and spiced notes accentuate natural fibers and feel good on the skin.

Synthetic fibers

This category includes fabrics like nylon, polyester, acrylic, and spandex. These materials have non-polar fiber stitches, meaning it repels water and dries quickly. The downside is that it ends up absorbing oil from our skins and harbor odors much more than natural fibers do. Derived from harsh fossil-fuels, fabrics stitched from these fabrics can irritate sensitive skin and cause pollution. 

Most fabrics are made from a blend of synthetic and organic materials, especially cheaply-made clothes. Since these fabrics may need extra scenting power, opt for stronger fragrances when choosing between room sprays.

Velvet, Fleece, Sherpa, and Velour

Fabrics like these are often made from a blend of materials, but the softness and quality to their touch is determined by the stitch and weave. These materials feel silky, yet sturdy and thick. Many shirts, dresses, and sweaters are made from these textiles, given that they have a more luxe feel to them. Woody and spiced notes go a long way on these garments, as they warm up to the fabric.


Citrus and woody-based scents go great on tough and distinguished leather materials. The accords from sandalwood, vetiver, and amber are drawn into the deep crevices of leather and accentuate its natural smell. Even vegan leather can be spruced up with a Hotel Collection Room Spray.

    Fur, Cashmere, Wool, and Shag

    Whether vegan or not, fur coats and shag rugs are made up of coarse fibers. This allows for more scent to absorb into the material, meaning you can spritz a little heavier than you would on other fabrics. Since furs and wool may naturally have a slight odor, some say sweet, others say musky, it's best to use real organic feeling scents to bring out the earthy, cozy aroma of these organic fabrics.

    Silks, Lace, Chiffon, Embroidery, and other delicate fibers:

    These textiles are usually used sparingly for details, like the hem of a dress, or for intimate apparel, dresses, curtains, and table cloths. The scents you choose should be just as delicate as these materials. A little goes a long way, and lighter fragrances add to the allure of silks and lace.

    Freshen up fabrics with 3-5 spritzes. Do not spray directly. Always spray from a good distance to allow the fragrance to mist fabrics and absorb evenly. Test an inconspicuous area, to ensure that the oils do not stain your furniture. Do not spray directly.

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