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Outdoor line-dry smell when tumble drying?

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Zaphodsotherhead Wed 15-Feb-17 18:37:37

I LOVE the line-dried smell on my bedding, so stripped my bed today and hung it all out. It started to rain before the stuff was dry - it had been out for about four hours and smelled lovely but was damp.

So I finished it off in the tumble drier, only to end up with it all floppy and smelling 'indoorsy'. Does anyone know if there's a way to keep that 'outdoor dried' smell when tumble drying?

e1y1 Thu 16-Feb-17 16:22:05

IME, and despite what the fabric softener manufacturers say, the "outdoorsy" smell, cannot be replicated inside.

e1y1 Thu 16-Feb-17 16:22:49

*replicated if drying inside or in a tumble dryer.

Zaphodsotherhead Thu 16-Feb-17 17:41:06

Thanks, e1y1, that is what I feared. I cannot bear the smell of fabric softener anyway. I shall wait for better weather!

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