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!
Just be nice.
Cabryn Chagall, CGC
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I use Plush Puppy OMG as a grooming aid. It is a detangler and I like the smell too. It does really seem to help with keeping mats from starting in between groomer visits. I also give my groomer Plush Puppy Black Opal shampoo when I take Lily for pre-trial groomings. It deepens her color and covers some of the grays that are starting to be noticed more and more in the coat.
Lily AKC: CGC CD HIT CDX, RN RA RE RAE RAE2 RAE3 RAE4 RAE5 Multiple Rally High Combined, NA NAJ; APDT: RL-1; CPE: CL1-R, CL1-H, CL1-F, CL1-S, CL1
Peeves AKC: CGC BN RN RA
We also enjoy the way Beau smells au natural, especially right after a bath, but even weeks later. The only time he has ever had an objectionable odor was when he developed an ear infection, and I'm glad that wasn't covered up as we needed to know!