Cats spend as much as 5 hours a day grooming. There are also sharp, hollow spines called papillae on cats’ tongues, which act like a brush that helps remove chunks of loose hair, dirt and other debris from your cat’s fur.
Some foods can certainly cause smelly poops or poor coats in felines. Still, if you’re feeding your cat a healthy diet of digestible animal proteins there’s a good chance she’ll smell good as a result.
The smell of your cat’s clean coat can be calming and reassuring, and, since it’s usually combined with the scents of your own home - there’s a good chance this is why you think your cat smells so good!