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The simple trick that banishes unwanted perfume scents


If you’ve been the victim of an aggressive perfume salesperson while walking through Bloomingdale’s, tested one too many scents while trying to find your perfect match, or emerged from a packed elevator ride in a cloud of cologne, fear not.

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According to Into the Gloss, there’s a super simple trick to banishing lingering perfume scents and it relies on a pantry staple you’ve already got plenty of at home (and possibly the office): coffee grounds.

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The key, the beauty site reports, is rubbing un-brewed coffee grounds onto the affected area (natural exfoliant bonus points!) and then washing the spot with soap and water.

We’ll have to do more research on what to do if your flowing tresses have also soaked up the scent like a sponge. —Emily Karr

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(Photo: Into the Gloss)