Perfume in clothing

Old 09-29-2010, 10:26 AM
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Does anyone know how to get perfume out of clothing, I found some real nice clothes at Goodwill and can't get the smell out of them ? I am one who doesn't use perfume and don't like the smell of it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:35 AM
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Try adding vinegar and/or baking soda to the wash and letting them soak in it for awhile. Hope that helps!!
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Qbee
Try adding vinegar and/or baking soda to the wash and letting them soak in it for awhile. Hope that helps!!
I agree.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:30 AM
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they sell a special product for getting out odors, can't remember the name but it came in a pink box. Look in the laundry aisle of the store.
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After washing, hang them outside in the fresh air and sunshine for a couple days.

I have also found that Febreeze works great for any kind of odors.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Quilting Di
Originally Posted by Qbee
Try adding vinegar and/or baking soda to the wash and letting them soak in it for awhile. Hope that helps!!
I agree.
Exactly what I was going to suggest. A 1/2 cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar in the wash with your soap :D:D:D

It may foam up a bit, but it doesn't hurt a thing :wink:
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that must be some perfume that lasts through a washing - yuck!! Sometimes when I get clothes at thrift shops I have to wash it just to get icky laundry smells out - fabric softener etc. I can't wear it unless it smells like MY laundry.
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try oxyclean
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try washing in borax
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I can't use scents at all - get a monster headache when I have to be around 'scented people' So I am very glad you asked this question. I think vinegar and baking soda would have been my first choice, too, except that I couldn't have bought the clothing!!!
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