Originally Posted by fjm
I like the smell of clean dog - Poppy smells very faintly of henna from her shampoo with mainly slightly peppery clean poodle, and Sophy's natural smell is slightly spicey floral (definitely not shampoo as she is very rarely bathed). Scent is so important to dogs it wouldn't occur to me to spritz them with something artificial - any unbearable pongs when I don't have time to bath them are adequately dealt with by bicarbonate of soda brushed through the coat!
I'm glad you mentioned this! I sometimes feel badly about spraying my boy with something that smells good to me
, but may well be a turn off to him. I've tried to "quit" doing it, but when he nuzzles my husband he soaks up the scent of his aftershave. I guess Chagall is just a poodle who's destined to be artificially fragrant! I honestly wrestle with "scenting" my poodle, when he should be allowed to enjoy the world scented as is. As always, you
make good sense, fjm