How to Get Garlic Smell Off Your Fingers - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. How to get the smell of garlic off your fingers? I know some people think that it is a lovely perfume, but I am not one of them. So let's say you were chopping garlic and you got the smell all over you. So there is an oil inside the clove of garlic. Oil inside the garlic clove has now made me smell like garlic. Not a favorite smell of mine. So if you are smelly like this with the oil and the stickiness, all you have to do to get rid of that smell and the stickiness is take something made out of stainless steel, pretend it is a bar of soap, and rub it under cold water just like this and the smell goes away. The stickiness goes away, and you are ready to party.