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How to get a very strong perfume smell out of leather?

Asked by marymmmellen (32 points ) March 24th, 2010

I just got a leather jacket from ebay and wooooo weee it smells so very very strongly like perfume, it is a lovely jacket has a nice cut to it and I think it makes me look like a bad ass but how can I look like a bad ass when I smell like a little ol lady at church no offence little ol lady at church your bad ass too ? All that said dose any one out there have a at home quick fix solution to this problem I will probably end up taking it to the cleaners ,I am just hoping some one may have a suggestion..that could save me a trip and money.
THANKS

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

A weak vinegar and water solution?.go to the cleaners

rebbel's avatar

Make a present to your grandma?

Cruiser's avatar

Try turning it inside out and putting it out in the sun for a few days. UV breaks down chemicals quite effectively and may help to reduce the perfume oils.

meagan's avatar

Take it outside for a while? Maybe it will “air out”? ;P

njnyjobs's avatar

To clean your jacket, wet a sponge or cloth with plain water and a little bit of glycerine soap. Wipe the jacket all over with the cloth, but don’t scrub. Rinse by wiping a damp cloth using plain water untill all of the soap residue is gone.

Next, To clean your jacket, wet a sponge or cloth with a little bit of mild soap or clothing detergent and water. Wipe the jacket all over with the cloth, but don’t scrub. Rinse by wiping a damp cloth using plain water untill all of the soap residue is gone.

Next, cleaning the lining: Vacuum any surface dirt off the lining and out of the pockets. Put 2–3 drops of a high quality shampoo in a mixing bowl, fill with cold water, and mix the solution. Immerse a clean sponge into the mixture and ring it out. Wipe the lining with the sponge.

Sponge up any excess water with a dry cloth, and hang the jacket where it can dry at room temperature.

Vacuum any residue from the lining.

Repeat if scent still lingers.

When you’re done cleaning, treat the leather with a leather conditioner. This guards against drying and cracking. Use just enough to lightly coat the jacket.

faye's avatar

Put it in a garbage bag, throw in a hefty sprinkle of baking soda and shake. Leave it for a few hours and then wipe any residue of with dry cloth.

thriftymaid's avatar

It’s not going to happen.

marymmmellen's avatar

Thanks every one after trying many of these suggestions I am taking it to the cleaners , my grandma said she doesn’t want it either.

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