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    25 Things That'll Help You Smell A Whole Lot Better

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    1. A pair of bamboo charcoal bags to suck all the nastiness out of a pair of well-loved sneakers.

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    These help to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture. They can be reused for up to two years. Just place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about an hour to rejuvenate them. Read our full review of 'em here!

    Promising review: "My husband's stinky feet after work are nasty, and you would want to hold your breath when he took off his shoes, so we were quite interested to find out if the Mini-Moso Natural Air Purifying bags would help with the problem. THEY DID! After the very first time of leaving these in his shoes, when he took them off, the problem was solved. Now, you can't even tell when he takes his shoes off. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants odor-free shoes." —Que Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A Perfume Surprise subscription so you'll always be the best-smelling person in the room.

    Perfume Surprise

    Each month you'll receive five 2.5 ml spray bottles of designer perfumes, plus a jewelry set based around the month's theme.

    Promising review: "This month's selection was outstanding. I am wearing Elizabeth Arden's 'NYC Lights' today. I am impressed with the variety of scents and I always look forward to receiving this box of perfumes. I don't wear perfume every day but I always have a little left for the next month." —Yvette

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20.83+/month; use code WELCOME to get an extra sample with your first box.

    3. A natural deodorant formulated with coconut and sage oil that actually works to combat stink and sweat — and has a subtle coconutty scent, so your pits can always live like it's an endless summer.

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    If you've been searching high and low for a natural deodorant that comes through on its promises, look no further: This is also one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for best natural deodorant!

    Promising review: "This deodorant is f***ing magic. It smells good, goes on and stays clear, and doesn't leave you smelly at the end of the day. If you do end up sweating, you just smell faintly of delicious coconut. It's obviously pricier than the average grocery-store deodorant but so worth the switch." —FlexLex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    4. An all-natural antibacterial spray you can apply directly to your feet or spritz into shoes to eliminate all traces of stink.

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    The spray is formulated with essentials oils including peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and thyme.

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my life! My husband and son get the most awful foot stench! We use this in their shoes a few times a week, and it's like magic. Honestly, even some of those commercial chemical powders don't even work as well as this. Plus, it smells nice." —Reverie7

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    5. Extra-strength antiperspirant towelettes to tote with you to the gym when you don't have time to get in a shower, or just for everyday use if you need 'em.

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    With over 3,000 five-star reviews, these things are a freakin' hit. Each towelette is designed to keep you dry for up to seven days, so if your odor stems from excessive sweating — or you're just sick of regular pit stains — you'll probably want to give these a try ASAP.

    Promising review: "I'm only writing this review for those that scroll through reviews and think, 'Yes they're good, but it may not work for me.' Trust me, you NEED these. I have a sweating problem with no known cause. I just sweat profusely underneath my arms. I can't wear T-shirts to work anymore (I'm a server) because before I even stepped in the door, I had huge sweat stains. They were embarrassing and unprofessional. I've tried every deodorant: stick, spray, men's heavy duty. Nothing worked. So I ordered these. My underarms haven't sweat all day. Mind you, it was a hot and humid day in Missouri. Not a drop. I'm blown away. Just one use and it's magic. What I will say: do not use this if you've shaved your underarms the same day. There was definitely some burn. I would also suggest using some lotion, because my arm pits are bone dry." —Molly

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

    6. A delightfully scented linen and room mist, so your bedding always smells so fresh and so clean, clean (even if you aren't).

    Free People

    This spray is 100% natural, vegan, and organic.

    Promising review: "I love the power of this. Just a few sprays and it spreads everywhere." —Caffeinatedbabe

    Get it from Free People for $18 (available in eucalyptus, grapefruit, and lavender).

    7. A candle that works to effectively eliminate any trace of eau de dog (or eau de cat litter) stinkin' up the joint.

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    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of this miraculous, delightfully scented candle here.

    Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors even cleaning every day. I have usde other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but One Fur All Pet House Candles do better. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and it was actually commented, 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the BEST answer." —LLL Texas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 20+ scents).

    8. Super-soft and absorbent charcoal-infused bath towels designed to inhibit odors — so you can finally toss those mildewy-smelling towels you've been holding onto for way too long!

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    Promising review: "This towel is fluffy and absorbent even after a few washings. I've found that sometimes fluffy towels are not always that great once you've used and washed them a couple of times, but this towel has been great and continues to retain the absorbency that I expect from a bath towel. I like the two color design (one side is a light tan and the other is charcoal grey).

    This is a GREAT everyday towel that you will use, not just hang on the bar for decoration." —Pixie

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $13–$42 (available as a wash towel, hand towel, and bath towel. and in four colors).

    9. A customer-favorite dry shampoo that'll not only volumize dirty hair, but also make it smell clean as can be when you're in a hurry.

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    Promising review: "This is by far the best dry shampoo on the market. It leaves no icky feeling in your hair and brushes through nicely. The original fragrance smells like a light baby powder and isn't overpowering. I haven't found it any cheaper than on Amazon either. Great product, great price, great seller!" —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89+ (available in seven scents and as three-, five-, or six-packs).

    10. Or a straight-up hair perfume for everyday use that'll have you saying, "Why in the world have I waited so long to buy a hair perfume??"

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    This floral Tocca fragrance includes notes of bergamot, gardenia, and blonde wood and is formulated with delicate moisturizing oils to provide a hint of shine.

    Promising review: "I was in Sephora randomly smelling fragrances, and I came across this one. I instantly fell in love, purchased it, and don't regret my purchase at all! I have been looking for a hair fragrance that doesn't smell too girly and contains healthy ingredients. Florence smells unique and sophisticated, yet fresh. I spritz this on every day and it wears throughout the day very well. My hair is super thick and latches on to scents fairly easily (especially when cooking food), and this is great to combat those smells that I don't want in my hair. A few reviewers noted that this dries their hair out, but I have no problem with that, though of course everyone's hair type is different. I would recommend Florence to anyone, especially those who has the same problem as me!" —Athenaisrad

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    11. A mini bottle of Poo-Pourri to tote in your bag so you never have to worry about leaving a lingering odor behind in someone's bathroom.

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    Promising review: "I have the standard size, a travel-size one, and an extra one to refill all my travel-size bottles. I keep one at home and one with me at all times. I was always too self-conscious about pooping in any public or private bathroom unless it was my own. I would hold it in no matter how long I'd have to wait. Eventually my body got so used to using the bathroom irregularly that I would sometimes go only twice a week. This bad habit put me in so much pain that it landed me in the hospital. When my friend heard about Poo-Pourri, he ordered it for me. It masks almost all of the scent. It has helped me regulate myself by allowing me to relax enough to go no matter where I am and who's around. Little by little I got comfortable enough to say, 'When you gotta go, you gotta go,' and put my health before worries about the stranger in the next stall." —AriQuinn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in eight sizes and 21 scents).

    12. And while we're on the topic: Shittens, the gimmicky-sounding but actually practical mitten-shaped moist wipes designed to clean up poo in the most sanitary way possible — because there is nothing more stinky than actual shit on your hands.

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    Promising review: "I’m kind of annoyed by how well these work for actual kid butt cleaning. At $20 a package I’m embarrassed to be purchasing a second package of these since the first was purchased as a joke to my husband. But here we are. Take my money." —Hannah Zumberge

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A stainless-steel bar that'll immediately eliminate odors that wouldn't otherwise budge from your hands — see you later, stinky garlic fingers!

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    Promising review: "I love it so much that I purchased more as gifts. Nobody likes smelly hands from working in the kitchen. And I have a volunteer job that involves working with animals that eat mouse and quail. There is nothing like the smell of mouse on your hand when you're trying to eat lunch. I originally got one of these as it is able to be used in a zoo facility since it is just steel and isn't something involving harsh chemicals that could harm animals. It has been working very well. Once I had success there, I bought three or four more as gifts for people who cook a lot and often cook with garlic, onions, meats, etc. I highly recommend this product!" —CamilleElise

    Get it from Amazon for $8.09.

    14. Listerine breath strips, so you'll never offend anyone with your breath again, even after a garlic-heavy meal when you're nowhere near a toothbrush.

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    Pop one in your pocket or purse and go forth with confidence!

    Promising review: "I am on a keto diet and the keto breath is unreal. This was perfect! Keeps my mouth feeling fresh, too." —babylicious

    Get a 12-pack (24 strips each) from Amazon for $14.47.

    15. And a tongue scraper to rid your mouth of all the icky bacteria that causes bad breath in the first place.

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    Promising review: "Unfortunately I, like many, suffer from bad breath and have tried so many things. I read that sometimes it's the germs on your tongue that can cause it, so I went crazy trying to brush my tongue. Of course we all know how that ends — gagging, watery eyes, and it still looks like that gross film is on your tongue. I finally decided that maybe it was time to get a tongue cleaner and it had to be a stainless steel one because they are easier to clean and sterilize. This product is really easy to use and I can get very far back on my tongue without activating my gag reflex. Also, it doesn't have the feeling like brushing with a toothbrush does. This cleaner just glides across my tongue, taking all the icky germs and bad breath with it. I really like this product and I love that it came with a travel case. But not more than I love my nice new fresh breath and bolster or confidence!" —jordanlauren

    Get it from Amazon for $5.77.

    16. A best-selling antifungal body wash that'll help un-stink your feet and soothe any dry, itchy skin on your body all in one go.

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    Promising review: "Amazing. My son struggled with athlete's foot and overall very stinky feet. Since scrubbing his feet with this soap, his feet have cleared up and no longer smell!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    17. Deodorizing pet wipes, so you won't smell like you just hung out at the zoo every time you cuddle with your dog or cat.

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    Promising review: "LOVE these grooming wipes. They're larger than most grooming wipes on the market and not overly moist. They get the job done. We purchased these for our cat that we rescued from the shelter. She smelled horrible, yet we didn't want to attempt to bathe her until she had gotten better acquainted with us. To our surprise, she just laid there and let us clean her. The shelter smell was gone, her coat was super soft and some shine was restored after using these on her just one time. So we've made it a weekly thing, she loves them just as much as we do. I've also used these wipes on our Shih Tzu for her in between appointment at the groomer. They removed the much needed smell from her coat and keep her nice and clean." —Krymson

    Get a 100-count pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. Washing-machine cleaning tablets, if you've noticed your clean clothes aren't coming out of the washer smelling so clean anymore.

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    Promising review: "I have a two-year-old Samsung high-efficiency washing machine. I love it!! However, after about six months, my laundry began to smell horrible, especially the towels! I've since learned that this smell is a common problem with HE machines, but at the time I didn't know what was causing the problem, nor did I know how to fix it. I changed my detergent and fabric softener, but the odor remained. This odor caused so much angst. I couldn't do laundry without feeling extreme frustration. I even began to smell traces on my clothes and my kids' clothes when we were out and I cringed at the thought that others could smell it too! I honestly cried one day because I thought that I would never be rid of this smell. A friend said, 'Use Affresh' so I gave it a shot. Affresh has literally changed my life! It worked perfectly! I followed the directions on the package (my stink was so bad that I had to use three doses to get rid of it) and the odor was gone — COMPLETELY! I've used it once a month since June and the odor hasn't come back! This is an awesome product! Honestly, if I hadn't found Affresh I probably would've traded in my washer for a new one." —Megan Boucher

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $13.

    19. A pair of men's jogger pants that work to rapidly remove sweat and eliminate odor.

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    Made with VaporActive technology, these pants with UPF 50 attract moisture at the vapor level and rapidly remove sweat to keep you cool, dry and comfortable; active particles in the fibers attract and trap odor-causing molecules.

    Promising review: "My husband is a personal trainer and I bought these for him. He weighs 185 and is 5'9". I got him a large and they fit great. Very well-made, has survived many washes, although we always hang dry. Highly recommend. He is picky about his pants and these work great for him. We'll be buying another pair or more!!" —addison

    Get them from Amazon for $10.47+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    20. A pack of cedar chip pouches to soak up all the moisture inside your shoes and ensure they smell like nothing but wood.

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    Promising review: "I have to say these little sacks work. I used them overnight in my work/play shoes and switched them around my different pairs of shoes. Within a month, my shoes have no bad odor, only a slight hint of cedar. What's even better — MY FEET NO LONGER SMELL BAD. I'm honestly amazed. I am going to make sure I always have a fresh pack of these shoe inserts. They not only took care of my shoe odor, they cured my foot odor. AWESOME."—joshua d shaw

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A travel-sized perfume dispenser, so you'll never be without your signature scent, even in some far-flung location.

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    Promising review: "So far so good. Traveled abroad, several destinations with no leakage. I am satisfied with these." —Nik

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.50.

    22. A gym bag and shoe deodorizer ball that you can basically toss anywhere to combat stink.

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    Promising review: "Reliable for a long, long time. We use for shoes, gym bags, hockey equipment and have even thrown them under the kitchen sink when there was a mystery smell. Little miracles!" —Rain

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $4.99 (available in eight designs).

    23. And an odor-eliminating spray for any apparel or sports gear that hasn't been smelling its best lately.

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    Promising review: "Seriously. the best odor eliminator ever!! Smells nice, but not sweet. My daughter uses it on her smelly hockey gear, I use it on all of our shoes!" —Debbie Roust

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A Waterpik water flosser to level-up your oral hygiene game and efficiently get all the gunk out of your mouth that regular brushing and flossing might leave behind — eradicating your stinky breath in the process.

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    Read our full review of this game-changing device here.

    Promising review: "I don't normally write reviews for items, however this Waterpik is worth the extra time. I thought it was overpriced when I bought it, but I was desperate because I cannot reach my wisdom teeth with regular floss or those floss/toothpick things and my gums were becoming swollen, painful, and I had bad breath. The Waterpik is extremely easy to use and comes with lots of different attachments. I add a splash of mouthwash to the water and my mouth has never felt so clean. I now enjoy and look forward to flossing every day because it is so fun and just feels great on my gums. It gets food out that is left behind after flossing with regular floss and brushing. I would recommend this product to anyone." —Katy Welch

    Get it from Amazon for $61.99+ (available in seven colors).

    25. And a bidet attachment, because — not making any accusations here! — you can never be *too* thorough when cleaning up after doing your your biz.

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    Read our full review of this device here.

    Promising review: ""Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50+ (available in two colors).

    Everyone, to you, after you've bought all this stuff:

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