I just got this beautiful vachetta bucket. I sprayed it really good twice today with apple spray. I bought it used but it is in perfect condition. I tested the pouch that came with it to see if the spray would help it to not show signs of yuk and it does very well. I am going to carry it proudly and love every minute I do. What is the fun of having a great bag and not using it. I figure that I take very good care of my bags and don't set them were they don't belong or abuse any of them so this will do just fine. Also I don't ever carry the same bag every day anyhow. I wanted to put in the pics so if someone else loves the look of the vachetta they can see what it looks like with the beautiful honey color and for them to know that they aren't so scary after all. Take care of what you have and it will last for almost ever. (I will spray again in a few months for sure). The pics don't show the lovely honey color as I thought it should. It is really a lovely honey. Not too dark and not too light, but just right.