Any ideas on how to get rid of the stench of old perfumes and colognes out of garage sale clothes? Saturday I stopped at one of a few garage sales (an estate sale to be exact) I soaked the clothes in vinegar and laundry detergent and then washed twice. I was really hoping to use these. 3 (2XL) men's VAN HEUSEN SHIRTS and 2 pair ladies plus-size jeans. They total about 4 yds of material for $8.00. Really would like to use them but the smell is still in the clothes (shirts and jeans). Got such a headache and sneezed and coughed til I was so stopped up. Left them outside. The smell is still in my laundry shed. I use unscented dryer sheets so as not to compromise (add to) the odor. The host of the garage sale said her mother and father only had one kind they each wore. Thank goodness! Can you imagine if they would've mixed the flavors?! If I can't get rid of the odor, I'll donate it to the local SA/GOODWILL.