I just purchased one of the classic pearl strands. I sprayed perfume on my neck and then put the pearls on. I guess my neck was still damp and some of the "pearl" coating started to peel off!It felt sticky. I was totally surprised as I have other faux pearls and this has never happened before. I am going to exchange them today and get another pair because I really like them. I just wanted everyone to be careful with them.