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Bought a stunner of a coat from eBay, looks divine, stinks like the inside of your granny's handbag (not in a good way). Is dry cleaning the answer or any other ways to get rid of that foisty, charity shop stink?
Not sure how it would work on wool (test) but if it's a very stubborn odour you can mix 6% hydrogen peroxide with water, 50:50. Then add white vinegar, spray or sprinke. Then spread over or sprinkle baking soda. Wait for it to dry (which can take a day or so), then vacuum off. The stink should be gone. Sorry I cannot recall proportions, but if you Google how to remove underarm odour or cat's pee odour, you should be able to find a similar recipe. I used it on a vintage dress (synthetic) with stubborn underarm odour and it worked like a dream, even when dry cleaning had failed.