Removing smell from a Spontini?

  1. Two months ago I bought a used Spontini from a MPRS on eBay. I love the bag and it's in great condition, but it has a musty/doggy(?) smell.

    I placed the bag in my closet with my other purses, figuring it would pick up the smell of the fresh laundry. Two months on and there is no change, and if anything I think it is starting to make my other bags smell - eeep!

    Ideas on how to get rid of this please? I guess the obvious thing to do would be to air it out outside, but the patina is still so new and pale, I don't want to darken it too much. Help, please?
  2. Try stuffing it full of newspaper, or putting it in a plastic bag (temporarily!) with dryer sheets.
  3. Maybe a light squirt of Febreze to the lining? I have never tried this though.
  4. when we had a house that we rented that smelled like smoke, they said to use newspaper and charcoal (the kind you put in fish tanks).
  5. Thank you for your ideas ladies, I shall try the newspaper!
  6. try put bounce dryer sheet in the bag. I store my luggages and bags with a sheet of bounce . I hope it will help
  7. I think my mom in law sent me this while back:

    My mail carrier told me that the US Postal service
    >> sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a
    >> sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep
    >> yellow-jackets away.
    >> Use them all the time when playing baseball and
    >> soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It
    >> really works. The yellow jackets just veer around
    >> you.
    >> 1. All this time you've just been putting Bounce in
    >> the dryer! It will chase ants away when you lay a
    >> sheet near them. It also repels mice.
    >> 2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in
    >> trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice
    >> from entering your vehicle.
    >> 3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums
    >> that don't get opened too often.
    >> 4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce
    >> through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito
    >> season.
    >> 5. Eliminate static electricity from your television
    >> (or computer) screen.
    >> 6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static
    >> cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet
    >> of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
    >> 7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with
    >> a sheet of Bounce.
    >> 8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an
    >> individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in
    >> the closet.
    >> 9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
    >> 10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded
    >> needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to
    >> sew.!
    >> 11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual
    >> sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
    >> 12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet
    >> of Bounce under the front seat.
    >> 13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a
    >> sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight,
    >> and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently
    >> weakens the bond between the food and the pan.
    >> 14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet
    >> of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
    >> 15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet
    >> of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose
    >> hairs.
    >> 16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian
    >> blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to
    >> prevent dust from resettling.
    >> 17. Wipe up sawdust from drilliing or sand papering.
    >> A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a
    >> tack cloth.
    >> 18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an
    >> individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a
    >> laundry bag or hamper.
    >> 19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of
    >> Bounce in yourshoes or sneakers overnight.
    >> 20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket
    >> to keep the bees away.
    >> 21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent
    >> before folding and storing them. It will keep them
    >> smelling fresh.
  8. Try a pack of coffee beans. I heard it's supposed to soak up the smell?
  9. After reading bagsnbags' post, seems like Bounce works wonder!!
  10. I haven't tried this, but I've always heard that coffee absorbs smells, so maybe set a small bowl of coffee grounds in it for a while.
  11. Try a product like atmosklear--it's used by animal shelters as well as car dealerships (when getting used cars ready to sell).
  12. Ooh, that looks great. It's a shame it's not available in the UK, I'll have to look out for it when I am next in the US.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions, I am currently trying the dryer sheets - I'll let you know how I get on! :love:
  13. You got great advice over here. I know that people sniff coffee grounds to clear the current scent when evaluating fragrances. That's what we soapmakers do when choosing fragrances. Newspaper absorbs moisture great and I think smell too.