It is reported from Abî Qilâbah that when Ibn ‘Abbâs – Allâh be pleased with him – went out to the masjid, the neighbors knew that he had passed due the pleasant scent [of perfume] that came from him.
It is reported that ‘Abdullâh [Ibn Mas’ûd] used to use perfume that had musk in it.
It is reported that ‘Uthmân b. ‘Ubaydillâh – the freedman of Sa’d b. Abî Waqqâs – said:
I used to see Ibn ‘Umar, Abû Hurayrah, Abû Qatâdah and Abû Usayd Al-Sâ’idî – Allâh be pleased with them – passing by us when we were still in school, and we could smell the scent of amber from them.
It is reported that ‘Abdullâh [Ibn Mas’ûd] could be recognized by the smell of his perfume as he approached.
It is reported from Nufay’ the freedman of ‘Abdullâh [Ibn Mas’ûd] that he said:
‘Abdullâh was one of the most pleasant scented people and wore the cleanest whitest thowb (garment).
It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. Ja’far – Allâh have mercy on him – used to crush musk and apply it in his hair.
It is reported that Umm Razîn said:
I used to gift perfume to Ibn ‘Abbâs – Allâh be pleased with him. He said: “There is nothing the Quraysh like more.” She added, “And he would give us Al-Wars (a plant whose leaves are used to dye fabric).”
Ibn Abî Shaybah, Kitâb Al-Adab, articles 92 – 99.