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The luxury world’s push for the constant refinement of, well, everything, has rendered everything from our grooming routines to our workout gear better and better. And now, that wave has finally landed on our house cleaning routines.
A raft of brands that are better known for their fragrances and skincare products is leading the way, with Diptyque now offering brilliantly scented (and surprisingly effective) multi-surface cleaner, Dr. Barbara Sturm putting out high-end laundry detergent, and even Aesop creating a pet shampoo that’s tough enough for Fido but gentle enough to double as a hand wash. These products have coincided with a group of new brands specifically dedicated to elevating the everyday, including L’Avant collective, which are quickly gaining popularity among everyday users and professional cleaners.
“Treating yourself to luxurious household products brings a bit of joy to the weekly routine,” says Allyson Arneson, a Knoxville, Tenn, cleaning expert with more than 50 years of experience under her belt. Naturally, Arneson counts herself as someone who enjoys cleaning, and these products only further enhance that joy. “Preparing your home for guests with perfumed products will make them feel all the more welcome, and will turn your home into a sanctuary for yourself.”
Herein, we’ve assembled some of our favorite luxury cleaning products. Don’t think of them as options for housewarming gifts—Arneson says others might find them a little passive-aggressive—but rather as a way to treat yourself, or your regular cleaner. And while there’s nothing specifically wrong with a spray bottle of Spic and Span, nothing you’ll find on the shelf at a drugstore smells nearly as good as the options below.
Photo : L'Avant Collective
L’Avant High Performing Dish Soap
L’Avant dominates the luxe home cleaning category, offering everything from its great-smelling laundry detergent, multi-surface cleaner, biodegradable surface wipes, and more. Our favorite is this dish soap, which carries the same floral scent as its fresh linen range. It’s also soft enough on your skin that you won’t need to have to keep a second bottle of hand soap near your kitchen sink. You’ll want to use the contents of its white glass bottle again and again—and thankfully, it’s designed to be refilled.
Photo : Diptyque
Diptyque Multi-surface Cleaner With Vinegar
The cleaning powers of vinegar and the olfactive excellence of Diptyque combine in this multi-surface spray. The contents of its refillable glass bottle will cast a fresh and clean aroma of lavender, fig tree, and cedar into your space.
Photo : Saks Fifth Avenue
Labrazel Lydia Silver Wastebasket
This lavish glass wastebasket is made with flecks of silver leaf. It’s generously sized, but its looks mean it’s best suited for your bedroom, office, or bathroom—whichever space you crave a treasure chest for your trash. It’s part of a larger set from Labrazel, which also includes a silver tissue box, so you can get the whole set if the rest of your space needs sparkling accents.
Bondi Wash Floor Wash Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary
You can get 80 mop buckets’ worth of cleaning power with this biodegradable floor soap. It is 99 percent plant-derived and calls on Australian bush oils, essential oils, and citric acid to polish your floors and leave your space smelling of peppermint and rosemary.
Photo : Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Barbara Sturm Laundry Detergent
It’s a surprise that more skincare brands haven’t entered the laundry detergent game, given how many of them formulate soaps, cleansers, and shampoos around various skin sensitivities. Leave it to Dr. Barbara Sturm to offer a top-shelf, panthenol- and aloe-powered formula, which is right at home alongside her other skin-nourishing staples.
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Williams Sonoma Pop-Up Sponges
These all-natural cellulose sponges are compressed for easy storage, and expand to full size when you submerge them in water for the first time. They’re extremely gentle on cookware and countertops, which has helped make them one of Williams Sonoma’s best sellers. They come in a 6-pack of large or 12-pack of regular sponges, both for the same price.
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Éditions De Parfums Frédéric Malle Dans Mon Lit Linen Spray
While a room spray can brighten up your living space, nothing quite compares to a linen spray. These products, which you apply directly to your sheets, turn bedtime into an aromatherapy session, inducing the most serene slumber. And Frédéric Malle’s rose-musk essence may just have you convinced you’re falling asleep on a bed of flowers.
Photo : Aesop
If you have pets, part of keeping your home immaculate is keeping your furry friends clean. With purifying and antimicrobial ingredients including lemon rind, tea tree leaf, and spearmint leaf, this shampoo is gentle on your pets’ skin and fur—and it won’t dehydrate your hands, either. (In fact, Aesop encourages dual use as a hand wash, should you run out of its bestselling Resurrection Hand Wash.)
Photo : Revolve
DedCool Smiley Face Garden Poop Drops
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and no product proves it quite like DedCool’s pre-poo drops. Its fragrance opens with a dash of rose, then graduates into a woody-neroli medley, and finishes on an ambrous, musky note.
Photo : Williams Sonoma
Brabantia Bo Laundry Hamper
This 16-gallon hamper opens with the slightest touch, and sits flush against the wall where it’s out of the way. It is ventilated to ensure your clothes don’t accumulate bacteria or mold, and you can take out the laundry liner to easily bring everything to your washing machine.