or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › How to remedy harsh leather smell for bag?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to remedy harsh leather smell for bag?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I just got a bag and it strongly smells of new leather. If it smelled like rich mahogany, I'd probably be okay with it. However it seems to smell like rotten hotdogs. I've aired it out for a few days now but the smell is still quite strong. What can I do?
post #2 of 12
I read somewhere that good leather should smell good.

Perhaps using some leather creams, which have their own not unpleasant scents, might cut the rotten smell? Otherwise burn some incense or something inside the bag (did that to get the funk smell out of a trunk).
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I read somewhere that good leather should smell good.

Perhaps using some leather creams, which have their own not unpleasant scents, might cut the rotten smell? Otherwise burn some incense or something inside the bag (did that to get the funk smell out of a trunk).

Who knows, it may smell good to other people. What particular kinds of leather creams? Plus I can't burn incense inside the bag since it is cashmere lined. Thanks for your help.
post #4 of 12
You know, Saphir Renovateur, or maybe some beeswax-based polish...

Cashmere-lined? Is this one of those Cucinelli things?
post #5 of 12
baking soda...TRUST
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chestercopperpot View Post
baking soda...TRUST

What do I do with the baking soda? Just rub it on?

Btw, yes it is a Cucinelli piece.
post #7 of 12
i would just leave it out and let it air out
post #8 of 12
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=98329

An interesting idea honestly submitted for your consideration. I would never have thought of it for some of things suggested in this thread. A thought.
post #9 of 12
Pee on it. For serious.
post #10 of 12
Pour some dry instant coffee into all the compartments. Place bag in a plastic bag for a week. Remove from plastic bag, then empty coffee grounds. Vaccuum out. It worked for me with a leather jacket only in my case I left the jacket in the bag for 3 months off-season. You could alternatively try rubbing Lexol with a cloth on the leather if you don't want to do the coffee idea.
post #11 of 12
Turn the bag inside out, wipe it down with a wet towel and air it for a day. Spray it with febreze and then put a couple of sneaker ball and seal the bag for 24 hours.
post #12 of 12
While many people enjoy the smell of leather, it can be overwhelming at times. The hide is treated with chemicals and colorings that can produce a strong scent. The smell of leather can be removed with washing, but the oils will need to be replaced to keep the leather piece from drying out.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › How to remedy harsh leather smell for bag?