Which Scented Cat Litter Is The Best One To Use?

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Scented cat litter either contains a fragrance or the litter may be scent-activated. An added fragrance means the scent will probably be noticeable when you are in the vicinity of the litter box. A scent-activated litter means the scent is only activated when the cat steps into the box. and there is not a continuous fragrance emanating from the cat litter.

Scented Cat Litter

It is worth remembering that it is difficult for a scented litter to successfully mask odor 100% of the time. Regular scooping plays a big part in eliminating odors.

Do you have a preference for the type of litter you are looking for? For example, Fresh Steps Crystals is obviously a crystal litter. If crystal litter is not on your preference list, this is one litter you could eliminate. The other litters reviewed here are all clumping clay litters.

Some Of The Best Scented Cat Litters Are:

1. Fresh Step Outstretch Concentrated Clumping Cat Litter
2. Fresh Step Odor Shield With Febreze FreshnessFresh Scent
3. World’s Best Cat Litter Proven Product
4. Fresh Step Crystals Odor Control, Not Added Fragrance
5. Boxiecat Gently Scented Premium Clumping Clay Litter Not Overpowering

Scented Cat Litter – Reviews

1.Fresh Step Outstretch Concentrated Clumping Cat Litter

Fresh Step Outstretch Advanced Concentrated Clumping Litter with Febreeze Freshness, Lasts 50% Longer, Activated Carbon, 32 Pounds total (2Pack of 16 lb Boxes)

The fragrance in this cat litter is not overpowering, even in a small apartment. This litter lasts longer because it absorbs more waste and odor. These two points have made it very popular for a relatively new product.

Note: When reading reviews, ensure that you are reading the review that matches the product you are using. The reviews of all of the “Advanced” cat litters are together. The litter you want to read about is identified near the top of the review. This is important as you may expect something from a product that it doesn’t actually do.


Controls odors very well.

This litter lasts lwell.

Dries waste quickly.


Sticks a little to the box but comes off easily.

It is a fine litter and some people find it too dust like.


This litter is available in different size options: 18.5 lbs, 32 lbs, and 37 lbs. It is packaged in a box. This product is referred to as Advanced Outstretch. In addition to this product, which has Febreze added, there are other Advanced litter products that also have Febreze added.

These are as follows: Advanced Clean Paws (fights odors without dust), Advanced Extreme and Advanced Multi Cat.

2. Fresh Step Odor Shield With Febreze Freshness

Fresh Step Extreme Scented Litter with the Power of Febreze, Clumping Cat Litter Mountain Spring, 14 Pounds (Package May Vary)

Fresh Step litter has odor control and comes with a 10 day odor control guarantee.

Fresh Steps have partnered with Febreze to add the fresh smelling scent that is associated with Febreze.

It is paw activated so when kitty enters the litter box some fragrance is released. It is a clumping clay cat litter which makes it easy to scoop.

It does track a little, however this litter does have a good reputation regarding low tracking and is a low dust formula. A litter mat under or in front of the litter box is one way to help eliminate further tracking.

To refresh the litter box, every time you scoop just add a little more Fresh Step scented cat litter.

So in a nutshell, as far as odor is concerned this product smells like Febreze, it clumps well, is easy to scoop, is good value, good for multiple cats and has very good odor control.


This litter is a very good value.

Effective odor control.

The fragrance is paw activated when kitty steps into the litter box.


Some people find the scent overpowering.

It does track a little.


This product is also available in a Multi Cat formula and Odor Shield.

3.World’s Best Cat Litter Scented Multiple Cat Clumping Formula

WORLD'S BEST CAT LITTER Multiple Cat Lavender Scented, 32-Pounds

This is the litter that people are generally have in mind when they are looking for a scented cat litter.

It is scented with all 100% natural lavender oil, no chemicals or artificial fragrances.

It is a clumping formula, so the standard procedure of regular scooping and then topping up the litter applies.

This litter is listed as flushable (with precautions), however, check regulations where you live. It is recommended that only 1 to 2 clumps are flushed at a time and the State of California does have regulations against using flushable cat litter.

Being able to flush solid waste is a bonus for many people however it is an argument that has its supporters and detractors. This is information here about how flushing cat litter could impact the plumbing in your home in addition to damaging the environment. Definitely something to consider.

In a nutshell it smells good to humans and the cats while we can’t ask them, seem quite okay with it. It clumps well without sticking to the bottom of the litter box. It is made in the USA.


Very good odor control.

No chemicals or artificial perfumes.

The litter clumps well which in turn helps with cleaning the litter box.



The cons regarding the scent are really a matter of personal preference. We can say that the majority of people like the lavender fragrance but some don’t.

This litter can also have a tendency to track as it is so light.


The litter is packaged in a bag and weighs 32 pounds. The packaging can be recycled where #7 plastics are accepted. The scent is lavender. The litter is made from whole kernel corn.

The manufacturer states that it is flushable and safe for septic and sewer systems. Disclaimer: Flushing of litter is NOT recommended on this site. Some States in the US also prohibit flushing of cat litter. Please check the regulations for your state if you do intend to flush the cat litter.

Some litter is odor controlled and contains sodium bicarbonate or a bio-enzymatic cleaner to provoke an odor reducing effect. This litter may not have any added fragrance or it may have added fragrance with other odor control methods.

4. Fresh Step Crystals Premium Scented Litter

Fresh Step Crystals, Premium Cat Litter, Scented, 16 Pounds (2 Pack of 8 lb Bags)

Love crystal litter or hate it, you may want to try this litter which is a crystal formula as it absorbs moisture quickly and traps odors. This litter does not have a fragrance however it has odor control properties for approximately 30 days.

Crystal cat litter is easy to scoop because the crystals fall through the scoop and only the clumps remain making the product go further.

This is not a clumping litter. Dust is minimized. Crystal litter is light to pick up when the box needs a total clean. The weight of litter can be a deciding factor and this is a lightweight litter that also has odor control.

To get the most out of this crystal cat litter and the odor controlling properties, it is a good idea to stir the crystals every now and then to maximize absorbency which in turn helps with odor control.

Follow the instructions to learn how to use this litter properly.


Crystal litter does not tend to stick to the hair of long haired cats compared to other litters.

When used as instructed this litter is very effective at odor control.


This is not a clumping litter.

The crystals are not great to step on.


This is a crystal litter. It is made from silica gel. Silica gel is a safe substance most commonly used to absorb excess moisture in flowers and food. It’s perfect for safely absorbing cat urine and eliminating odors.

Related: We might know what litter we like as far as scooping and cleaning the litter box. Which is actually best for the cat?

5. Boxiecat Gently Scented Premium Clumping Clay Cat Litter

Boxiecat Gently Scented Premium Clumping Clay Cat Litter, 16 lb, Gently Scented - 16 lb

Boxiecat litter is a scented litter that has been specifically developed to not be overpowering for the cat. At the same time it is pleasant for humans.

It is moisture activated so the scent is stronger when the litter is actually being used.

This is a clumping litter with the clumps forming on the top, not sinking to the bottom of the box. This makes for easier scooping.

Boxiecat litter is soft on paws and is the consistency of fine granules however it still has the weight needed to resist tracking from the litter box.

It is made in the USA. The package is resealable, a necessary feature in my opinion, when handling and storing cat litter. The packaging also has a spout which makes it easier to pour the litter and at the same time have some control over the amount poured.

The larger size 28 pound has a built in handle on the side which is used to tilt the bag for pouring.

The manufacturer says

One 28 pound bag lasts two cats approximately one month. It is perfect for single and multiple cats and all litter box types. Cats take to Boxiecat right away, and it helps attract cats to use the litter box.


Soft on the paws.

Made in the USA.

The scent is moisture activated which means that the scent will become more noticeable when your cat is using the box.

The scent is gentle not overpowering.


Some cat owners fine this litter very dusty. When reading positive and negative reviews it can be difficult to make a decision. If uncertain, always purchase the smallest size available to test the product. There’s nothing worse that having a huge amount of litter that you really don’t like.


This is a clumping clay litter. The clumps form on the top of the box, instantly. This litter does no contain Sodium Bentonite.

cat litter with a perfume
I’d like my litter to smell like roses please!

Cat litter doesn’t smell like a bed of roses however we do have options to improve the fragrance to suit our own homes.

Our Top Choice Is…

1.Fresh Step Outstretch Concentrated Clumping Cat Litter

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There’s a fine line between too much perfume and ”just right” perfume in cat litter. No perfume for you, dear, those allergies!

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