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I have a lovely black leather handbag bought in the States about 10 years ago, but it has started to stink! So much so, that my DH and sister both commented on it. I think it's a damp smell - I keep my handbags in a cardboard box on top of the wardrobe when I'm not using them. I have tried wiping the outside with baby wipes and spraying febreeze on the lining, but that didn't work. I have tried handwashing the lining in Ariel (whilst keeping the leather part out of the water) and leaving it out on the line to dry, but nope… that didn't work either. I really don't want to bin it - any ideas???
Im trying to solve the same thing but bicarb didnt work for mine - really bad smoke stench from previous owner.
If the bicard doesnt work, wrap it in newspaper make sure its absolutely dry and then leave it in a dark dry place for a couple of days, the newspaper will absorb any smells. Didnt think it would actually work as the smell was so bad but its made such a difference!
Arrrghhh…. a dead mouse!! Dear God I hope not! The worst I have found is a decomposing mandarin orange in DS's changing bag several months after he was toilet trained and the bag was no longer being used! Thanks Vix - I'll try that if the bicarb doesn't work.