بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Shaykh Salih states: The lack of adorning oneself for the masjid contradicts Allah’s statement
..يا بني آدم خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد
“O Descendants of Adam! Adorn yourselves at every masjid (while going to pray)…” [Al-A’raf: 31]
So the prayer is to bring oneself close to Allah, and so to adorn oneself for that purpose is a due right. Likewise to perfume oneself if possible and to remove all unpleasant smells. These are truly from the highly encouraged adornments (of the prayer).
Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi
Source: المنظار في بيان كثير من الأخطاء الشائعة