Hi lovely ladies! I've been lurking around the Hermes forum for a while and posting a little.. I've learned and awful lot from you all concerning the beauty of Hermes, but I have a small question. I usually see a specification in most every item for sale on eBay where they say it comes from a pet-free, smoke-free home. Now, the pet-free part I can understand (they might pee on the item, tear it, etc.), but how does smoke affect the item itself, or the material? Other than the smell sticking to it. (That's all I can come up with regarding this.) I would appreciate a little insight! It's been killing me hehe. PS Hope I can soon be a friend to you all!