How to Get Rid of Cigar Smell | Premium Cigar Blog | Cigars Direct

Let's face it - not everyone revels in that glorious cigar smell the way we do. In fact (and we can't believe we're saying this) there are some people who not only don't like it... but they actually HATE it? Can you believe that? What's wrong with those weirdos? Obviously, if people pay hundreds of dollars for cigars, they can't be gross, right? Anyway, here are some methods you can use to get rid of cigar smell when it's getting out of control.

Rooms and Areas

Leave out a bowl of charcoal, baking soda, or cut fruits, like apples. If an area is permeated with cigar smell, bowls of these things actually will soak up a bunch of the smell. If you change the bowl regularly and use enough of them, you can definitely make a dent in a smelly space. And you get some nice cigar apples to munch on, too!


In car detailing, cleaners are often confronted with the need to remove odors. In those cases, many turn to Ozium. It's a powerful spray. Don't use it liberally - a little goes a long way. It's like Febreeze's roided-up big brother that plays line in a D-1 football program. Or, you could use Febreeze itself, but you won't get too far. Cigar aroma is pretty strong, after all.


Get Rid of Cigar Smell in Carpets People swear by baking soda. Sprinkle some baking soda around, let it soak up the smell, then vacuum it up and repeat. Or use a real wet vac with a potent industrial rug cleaner and get the job done right.

Air Filtration

Not a bad idea for your smoking spot. To get rid of cigar smell a decent air filter will do the job. It removes a lot of smoke and smell if you keep it running and change filters regularly.

Your Body

Brush your teeth and shower. No, it won't remove every trace, but it will help a lot. A scrub brush will help get caked in smoke residue off your skin, and a tongue scraper is just a good idea in general. If you don't have time for any of that, we recommend just embracing the aroma and accusing people of being smoke-ist when they persecute you.

Your Clothes

Get Rid of Cigar Smell in Clothes Launder them (hot wash, strong detergent), or take them to the dry cleaner and say you've been puffing harder than Snoop Dogg on re-up day. The professionals will know what to do. Real enthusiasts smoke in the nude anyway.