Chinese people use moth balls!
[REPLY] I know! It'll be great. I promise.
Potpourri or, if you like cedar scent, they sell bottles of cedar oil for wood closet and chests
toss them in the dryer for a bit with a few dryer sheets. you can also hang them outside. the sun is an awesome deodorizer.
I buy a box of fabric softener sheets and open it up and place it inside my closet and my clothes always smell nice.
sprigs of fresh or dried or frozen MINT in the cabinet, replace every so often. Cinnamon sticks, Vanilla Beans....orange peels
SIMPLY RECORD THE SMELL OF FRESHLY WASHED CLOTHES AND PLAY BACK THE TAPE WHEN INTENDING TO OPEN THE CABINET.
I put a solid air freshner in my closet.The vanilla and lilac scent is very nice and not overwhelming. They also have scented shelf paper.