Do you love the smell of your cleaning spray? Now you can match it to your signature perfume

Woody? Citrus? Or floral notes? One of our favourite cleaning brands has matched them all so that you can pair up perfume and product

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An excellent-smelling cleaning spray is enough to get anyone cleaning more regularly. Now, thanks to the cleaning brand method, you can match your favourite choice of the best cleaning products to your signature perfume or cologne, and be even more motivated to wipe down the sides after dinner. 

method has done the work to match the scents of its incredibly popular All Purpose Cleaners to classical fragrance notes, so you know which product to pick up next time you’re shopping for anti-bac, shower cleaner, or handwash so that your around-the-house smell matches your going out smell too. 

I’ve tried out two of method’s most popular scents for myself (grapefruit and wild rhubarb - just as wonderful as they sound) to try and create my own personal brand fragrance at home. And if you fancy doing the same, method has an guide to help you conjure up a signature scent of your own. 

How to match your house scent to your perfume

The first thing you need to know is the notes of your signature perfume. You might be able to gauge this from your perfume bottle, which are usually pretty descriptive, but if not, you can use an online tool, like this quiz from Fragrance X. We're not claiming it's an entirely scientific method, but it's a good starting point for you to work out the kind of notes you like. 

Broadly speaking, you can choose from scent families including either woody, floral, citrus, sweet, fresh or musky. Each of these families has top and base notes, which create varying effects. 

Once you've settled on your scent family, you'll be ready to match it up to your absolute fave cleaning product. If this is the scent that you're really sure on, you don't even need to stop there, with method and other cleaning brands also usually having their own range of handwash soaps, so that you can pop one in your bathroom and kitchen, and your guests can get an idea of your signature scent too. 

Below you can find all of the matches that method have created for every signature scent family. These range from floral and woody to fresh and fruity, so that you can nail down the scent to stock up on for your home. 

method's ready made scent matches

There are plenty of other options if those haven't quite covered all of your bases too. Personal favourites include the Pink Grapefruit multi-surface cleaner. which you can bag for £2.70 at Amazon, which is a match for those who covet zesty, fruity notes in their perfumes. 

If grapefruit isn't your thing but you still love fruit-based tones, then you can take a different route with the Green Tea and Citrus Washing Up Liquid from method, which combines a freshly brewed cup with zingy citrus notes for a perfect fresh combination. 

And while method is one of our favourite brands out there for matching your scent to your cleaning product, they're not the only brand that you can manage it with. Our Deputy Editor Rebecca Knight swears by one particular cult-classic Zoflora smell thanks to just how similar it is to one of the most popular perfumes out there. 

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She's one of our go-to experts when it comes to finding high-street dupes, whether that's when it comes to cleaning products or paint colours. 

Rebecca has been a loyal purchaser of Jo Malone's Peony Blush perfume since she was 14, and after some searching, landed upon the Zoflora Peony Blush concentrate, available for £4.00 from Amazon, as a perfect scent match. 

'I like my home to have a signature scent, but I can't afford to burn a Jo Malone candle every day', says Becky, 'which is why I love to spritz a bit of Zoflora around instead.' 

With the knowledge of exactly which cleaning combination suits your favourite all-time perfume, you can now carry your favourite scent inside and outside of the home. Next, we're just hoping and praying method and other cleaning brands will release a perfume of their own!

Molly Cleary
Kitchen Appliances Editor

Molly is Ideal Home’s Kitchen Appliances Editor and an all-around baking and cooking enthusiast. She joined the team in September 2022 as an Ecommerce Editor after working across Real Homes, Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. She's been reviewing products for 4 years and now specialises in weighing up kitchen essentials' pros and cons, from air fryers to bean-to-cup coffee machines. 

She's always been a keen reader, so after graduating from the University of Exeter in 2020 she was thrilled to find a way to write as a full-time job. Nowadays, she spends her days at home or the Ideal Home test facility trying out new kitchen innovations to see if they’re worth a space on your worktop. Her most beloved and hard-working appliance is her Sage coffee machine though she also takes the title of Ideal Home’s in-house air fryer expert after writing about them religiously over the past few years.

When she's not thinking or writing about kitchen appliances, she loves getting around London exploring new places, going for a dip at the Ladies’ Pond and consuming every bit of pop culture she can get her hands on.