literally! i received a bag that reeks of cigarettes and some kind of fragrance (probably used to mask the smell, like febreeze). it's so strong it stunk up my car (i had to open the windows) and i could smell it even if i put stuff in the bag and carried it. the seller says she doesn't smoke (the auction described the bag as coming from a non-smoking house) and that perhaps she used the bag around people who smoked (which makes no sense). the seller seems nice and otherwise trustworthy -- what should i do? i've tried a dryer sheet, airing out the lining -- nothing is working. i am thinking of sending it back to her because if i can't stand to use it because of the smell, i couldn't in good conscience sell it to someone else.