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Brief Published: 25 Oct 2012

Tumble Dryer with Inbuilt Perfume Unit from Miele


German domestic appliance manufacturer Miele has developed an innovative tumble dryer that fragrances the laundry as it dries. Most consumers choose fabric softeners for their scent, yet the high temperatures of the tumble-drying process neutralise the fragrance. Miele’s new Flacon tumble dryer solves this problem by incorporating a fragrance unit, or flacon, which is fitted directly into the machine.

Developed in collaboration with a family run perfumer in Provence, France, the flacons are available in three scents: Nature, Aqua and Cocoon. The unit is fitted into the door of the machine and as the air passes through, the fragrance is gently transferred onto the laundry. Adjusting the cap on the flacon can alter the intensity of the scent. 

Each flacon lasts for approximately 50 cycles, while the fragrance remains on the laundry for up to four weeks. The Flacon dryer is priced at £1,149 ($1,853) for the standard model, or £2,249 ($3,628) for the Supersonic Flacon Tumble Dryer. The flacons are £10 ($16) each.