This is very good to know! I noticed, too, that some bags have really strong scents of the dye and it got me a little panicked. I feel better knowing that this is common and shouldn't be something to worry about too much.
Question: Does the scent eventually go away and smell more like leather over time? Or does it remain the same?
Thanks for your reply, TXGirlie! It is very appreciated. Fingers crossed that the chemical smell will go away soon. It's too bad that some bags have this scent while others don't, but I guess it makes sense.