The entire duration of the Nine Days, one is forbidden to wear freshly-laundered clothes, as it is part of the process of mourning for the Churban Beit HaMikdash.

However, are you permitted to use a fabric refresher spray, like this one, to fresh-up your clothes and make them smell nicer?

  • Just a hunch that someone may have asked this. I have to hunt. Offhand, I know that there is a leniency that one may shower to wash off sweat or if he emits an odor. I would assume that if one cannot find any odorless clothes to wear, he should be able to launder what he must wear immediately. If that's true, then, I can't see why he couldn't use deodorant. There is nothing that says that you must smell bad during the 9 Days just because you can't shower or launder. – DanF Jul 24 '17 at 22:31
  • There are many exceptions to your general assumption about cleaning your clothes during the 9 days. For some examples see Mishna Berurah 100:29-30 and Rav Shimon Eider's Summary of the Halachos of the Three Weeks, pg. 10, III D 11. – Yaacov Deane Jul 24 '17 at 23:02
  • Why the downvote? – ezra Jul 25 '17 at 0:51
  • Source for first sentence? Note judaism.stackexchange.com/a/61483/8775. – mevaqesh Jul 25 '17 at 3:37
  • @mevaqesh Did you ever locate the Aruch HaShulchan citation you were looking for? As I was browsing the subject in the Rav Eider pamphlet, he was bringing Aruch HaShulchan quite a bit. – Yaacov Deane Jul 25 '17 at 11:27

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