Hi all, I just got a new beautiful Epi Passy GM in red. However, it has a strong "new" smell to it. I mean it doesn't just have a little smell when you put your nose up to it, but I can smell it when it is sitting about 6-8 feet away from me. Is this normal? I called 866 and they basically said that's the way the bags are, but the woman didn't really give me any info. Will the odor lessen like a new leather coat would? Thanks.