How To Get Rid Of Perfume Taste In Mouth? [Tested Tips 2024]

Written By Lamaya Mahboob

We all love to spray perfume on ourselves. It gives us confidence and helps us to stand out in the crowd.

However, applying it on the right amount and places of the body is very important.

As pleasant it can be when you smell you beautiful perfume on yourself, it can taste much worse when it gets in your mouth and you get its taste.

There are many reasons for you to taste perfume in your mouth even without over spraying it. I have been in this situation myself and followed some methods to get rid of the taste.

To know reasons and how to avoid tasting it, keep reading till the end.


How to Get Rid of The Perfume Taste in Mouth?

When you are heading out on a hurry, you can use perfume to give you a pleasing aroma.

However, there may be occasions when you spritz your skin with too much perfume. Soap and water won’t be able to remove the perfume odor from your mouth and skin. It can be very frustrating, especially if neither you nor your significant other like the scent of the perfume.

In my experience, several common household items can help you get the perfume smell out of your mouth.

How do You Get the Taste of Perfume Out of Your Mouth?

To get rid of the taste of perfume from your mouth, you can use some specific household products which are readily available at your home.

Here are some ingredients which help to get rid of perfume taste from your mouth:

Clove: It is one of the common spices which helps commendably well to remove perfume taste in mouth. Its antibacterial properties aid in lowering the quantity of bacteria in the mouth as well as the risk of bleeding and tooth decay.

Water: Drinking a small amount of water may give you no result, however, having a good amount of it every day helps the perfume taste to fade away. Water also helps to remove bacteria from the mouth, and in addition, it assists to stop their growth. It contributes to making your breath more fresh.

Drink a lot of water all day long if your breath has a strong perfume taste. To give your breath some zest, squeeze half a lemon into your drink.

Honey and cinnamon: To get rid of bad odor or in this case good odor, both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory are needed.

Honey and cinnamon contain both helps to decrease bacterial growth in your mouth, eliminate perfume odor, and maintain healthy gums. Applying honey and cinnamon paste to your teeth and gums on a regular basis will help prevent tooth decay, gum bleeding, and bad breath.

Cinnamon bark: The sweet taste of it quickly remove any extra perfume smell in your mouth. Cinnamon, like clove, has antibacterial properties that can prevent odor-causing bacteria from growing in the mouth. Keep it in your mouth for few minutes, you will see the result yourself.


Saltwater gargle: Gargling saltwater is always recommended by dentist because it prospects you from harmful bacteria which cause bad breath. Bacteria that produce bad breath find it difficult to grow and be flushed out of the mouth when exposed to saltwater.

Gargle with a glass of water containing one fourth to one second teaspoon of salt.

Brush and floss as per your requirement: Brushing and flossing always help to reduce odor from your mouth. If your perfume aroma has lingered in your mouth, brush and floss regularly to remove it.

Tongue scrapper: Anaerobic oral microbes colonize the tongue on a regular basis. Cleaning the tongue properly can be a critical step in avoiding halitosis because these microorganisms play a key role in giving space for perfume scents to be stored.

Why Can I Taste Perfumes?

Having a taste of perfume in your mouth is never a good feeling. To get rid of it, you do not only have to know how to remove the taste but also why it is there at the first place, so that you can stop it from coming back.

Here are some reason why you can taste your perfume:

Over spraying: It is very easy for the scent of perfume to pass through your nose and onto your tongue if you spray too much of it, especially on your neck or chest, leaving that perfume-like taste in your mouth.

Hormonal change: It can be the reason behind your perfume-like taste y=on your mouth. It happens mostly during pregnancy.

Medication: some certain medicines can make your mouth taste unusual. For instance, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories in medicine may cause your tongue to feel fuzzy or may impart a metallic or floral taste.

Allergies: Some allergies can cause a perfumery taste in mouth, especially, if it is sinus. If you’re taking antibiotics for your sinus allergies and you have an off-putting aftertaste, talk to your doctor about switching to a different drug.

Diabetes: It can lower your body’s level of zinc, making your mouth feel dry and causing strange tastes.

Dysgeusia: This medical disease alters and distorts one’s sense of taste. Salty things turn perfume-like, sour things turn metallic, and sweet things turn bitter.

Dental hygiene: A odd, floral, or metallic taste in your mouth could be a sign that you have a dental hygiene issue.

What Happens if You Inhale Too Much Perfume?

The majority of perfumes contain ingredients that may be bad for your health. Quite a few of these substances are also present in cigarette smoke. Some of these chemical emissions can harm the brain when inhaled, leading to headaches, sinus issues, disorientation, and some respiratory conditions.

Additionally, these substances soak through our skin from our clothing and into the bloodstream when applied directly to the skin. As a result of the narcotic effects of some of these compounds, some people may get addicted to their scents.


What Happens If You Accidentally Taste Cologne?

Your symptoms may resemble those of someone who has consumed a high-proof or highly concentrated type of liquor if you have consumed perfume.

Here are some warning signs of perfume poisoning to look out for:

  • Walking with a limp or having balance issues
  • Slurred speech, tiredness, or a lack of energy
  • Slurred speech
  • tiredness
  • lack of energy


It is never pleasant to taste your perfume in your mouth instead of smell it on your skin. Follow the remedy given to get rid of the scent which has been bothering you for a long time.

Make sure you are not inhaling too much perfume while over spraying as it can to harmful to your health.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to ask them in the comment section, and I would be happy to answer them.

About The Author
Perfume has always been Lamaya's passion as she grew up smelling all the perfumes her mother had. And sometimes she would spray them on her secretly. Lamaya likes doing doodling art as well. If you ever see her in person, you can request a doodle art. You might get one. She wants to be an Environmental & Animal rights activist in the future.

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