Okay so one of my favorite things about my Jumbo is the fact that the gold hardware seems a tad faded and not so yellow. I bought the bag at Neimans and it was all brand new and wrapped in everything in the box. Now my mother's best friend just told me that I should maybe wonder why the hardware color looks different than others. She had worked at Saks a few years ago and she said one time in the Gucci handbag department, a woman returned a fake bag and no SA noticed and they put it back in the stock room to sell again as new. They only realized it when someone re-bought it. I'm worried now my bag is not real! Hehe well not REALLY worried but she got me thinking!!! My Chanel bag has a strong leather smell. Do new Chanels have a distinct scent?