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    Posted: 31 Jul 2020 at 8:15pm
I saw a commercial the other day, It makes you clothes stay and have a fresh smell for weeks, It’s these brightly colored
Pellets- you add them to your wash....Perhaps this is the sort of thing that’s adding what sounds to an abundance, of unwanted fragrance?
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Hear hear. I bought a Nanamica goretex jacket a few years back and had to leave it out in the sun and rain for WEEKS before it was tolerable, let alone cleansed, of the previous owner's olfactory wrecking ball.

On the flip side, I find that the used stuff I get from Japan has a pleasant, distinctive, and not-overbearing smell that is probably bound up with some nostalgia from time spent in the country.

I'd much rather smell a human body than the stuff folks wear to mask it.
I make things out of leather.
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

“A tart’s handbag”.


Is this an equivalent ^^^^ ?
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“A tart’s handbag”.
Helixing my inner beanie
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I can hear my father saying it smelled like a French whore house.

I regret not buying the best flannel I have ever seen in a thrift store, you could smell it
From 10 feet away- it wasn’t floral- it was a mix of BO/mold and moth balls.
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"A tart's windowbox" was one I recall hearing back in the day.
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When I was a kid there were certainly fragranced products, but it seems like there has been a steady increase in the power of them which really have accelerated in the last decade or so.
I think someone from anytime before the 60s would be shocked and probably nauseated by how some people smell today who use one or more of these super scented products.
“You smell like a French whorehouse!” Is something I recall my uncles saying when someone was particularly fragrant. Our whole modern western society may smell like a French Whorehouse now...
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It's funny you bring this up. I had never bought any used clothing from Europe before, but I just bought a used LVC henley that I had wanted for quite some time.

When it arrived, the smell was extremely strong. I didn't hate it and I'm glad it was freshly washed rather than smelling like sweat, but wow it's a strong scent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob Dale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2020 at 8:15pm
This reminds me of one of my worst experiences thrifting.

The thrift store was beside a weird cult like cross fit gyms. People were flipping over tractor tires or some shit and maybe 15 bottles of avon cologne and perfumes from the 70s came crashing to the floor. Despitely paying, and leaving promptly i had an almost instant migraine.


As mentioned , a clothesline and sunshine work wonders to remove unwelcome odor from clothes
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You are right on the money there- I’d read that dish soap somehow breaks down the bonds that synthetics form with fabric, and have had success reducing the stench to bearable levels by soaking overnight in a dilute solution of vinegar and unscented dish soap, then machine washing on a long cycle.

But still-

WHY?
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