Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 21, Page 365
One of them asked Abul-Faraj al-Jowzee:
Which of the two is best: [that] I glorify Allaah ( سبحان الله ), or [that] I seek forgiveness from Allaah ( أستغفر الله )?
[And] he said:
Dirty clothing is more in need of soap than it is of a pleasant scent.