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Why do clothes smell so much better when hung to dry outside?


Regardless of where I live (I've lived in two different countries), what kind of laundry products I use, or the temperature/weather conditions outside (except maybe humidity), my clothes always smell AMAZING after I've hung them to dry outside. I used to use a dryer, and they came out smelling fine but nothing special. Here, we don't use a dryer so clothes are hung inside most of the time. When I hang them outside there is a unique and incredibly fresh smell. The smell is the same every time, so it's not nearby flowers or something like that. It even happens on a city balcony. Why?

 

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    Zelkiiro 23 months ago

    Or, y'know, the high artificial heat of a dryer eliminates the smells of your detergent and fabric softener via evaporation, whereas the milder natural heat of the sun doesn't.


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