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Tide's Original liquid laundry detergent scent has been changed in the past year or so, and now it's unbearably bad. It's the same offensive scent Procter & Gamble uses in a line of car air fresheners and, most recently, Old Spice Pure Sport deodorant.

I first noticed it in Uber air fresheners, then in Tide, then in Old Spice. One by one, it stood out as awful. I discovered the trend in smells before I discovered these products were owned by the same company.

I have permanently discontinued use of Tide Original and Old Spice Pure Sport, which I have been using for decades. I buy detergent and deodorant based on smell and efficacy, and Procter & Gamble made a horrible decision to destroy 50% of these products' worth.

I'm not smell-blind. You've lost me as a customer.

Product or Service Mentioned: Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent.

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Anonymous
#1621143

I grew up with Tide powder and have always used it myself, as have my children. We're all quitting Tide now because the clothes stink.

Just did a load with cheap Kirkland powder and they don't have the old nice Tide smell, but they sure don't stink. Too bad.

Anonymous
#1616512

I have been using a Tide original non-HE detergent and also just have smelled a horrible after-scent. My clothes stink to high heaven.

God, what is wrong with Proctor and Gamble? It's so foul I may need to return it. To say nothing about the fact that you cannot even find the regular bleach non-HE any longer.

I would be willing to bet that most folks don't have the HE machines. I do not like to use the HE in my regular machine.

Anonymous
#1614820

I to get physically sick when I wash with TIDE. WHY did P&G change and what is the chemically that makes it smell sooooo bad?

Anonymous
#1601575

Tide now smells AWFUL. It even smelled up my house during the wash cycle, even my kids made comments about the "gross" smell.

I will be throwing away 3 bottles and will try something new. It absolutely cannot be any worse.

Anonymous
#1592315

Tide smells so bad. We were regular users, but it is disgusting smelling now.

We are no longer buying and I have several bottles that I will have to pitch. I can’t believe they put this product out.

Anonymous
#1586594

I used to treat myself to Tide a couple of times a year because it's so expensive. That stopped a few years ago with the last box I bought. Yep, it definitely smells different, and not in a good way.

Anonymous
#1586162

Agree, This new tide smell is awful. Never buying tide again!

Anonymous
#1580110

I agree with this comment 100%

Anonymous
#1579281

True!! Just bought it on sale at my local Walgreens.

It stinks! I only twisted the cap off to check the smell. Smells ratty!

I swear. I will return it.

Anonymous
#1551734

Yes, I agree. I washed my bedding, and my room smells really bad.

I just rewatched with the scent beads only and hung outside to dry. Really bad!

Anonymous
#1485379

First I noticed my clothes didn’t smell fresh with the Tide pods so I switched back to liquid and now I noticed the same thing. This is a very expensive brand and smells cheap or stall. I am going to switch to something else

Anonymous
#1478599

The Tide Original liquid detergent does smell awful now, as does the Tide Liquid with Bleach. I don't buy either of them anymore.

Anonymous
#1401600

Agree, won't buy it again. New scent stinks

Anonymous
#1386645

I meant in my review it smells like talcum powdered f@rts on your clothes.

Anonymous
#1386383

I think it makes clothes smell like powered ***. I know that sounds childish but that’s the best way for me to describe it.

I just used it for the first time in a longtime because I got a big bottle of liquid tide from my mom. Now all my clothes stinks.

Anonymous
Hearne, Texas, United States #1317390

I think that Tide is one of the absolute worst things to use. I believe that it causes mildew to grow.

We have a 3 year okd washer and have never had a problem with mildew smell. After one week of Tide, the smell over powers the washer area.

We cleaned it and went back to our old detergent for 6 months with no problem. Tried Tide again, and after less than a week...the mildew was back.

Anonymous
to John #1556043

I’ve notice the same thing as well. I was wondering if it was my washer!!

I cleaned my washer w baking soda and vinegar and it still smelled after. I then decided to take my clothes to the laundry mat thinking it was my washer, low and behold, the smell is still there!!!!

Now I know it’s TIDE!!! I guess I’m switching to a new detergent and it WILL NOT be ride because I agree, it stinks!!

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