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O/T How Can I Get Rid of This Terrible Smell in My Jeans?

Started 1341170896.493 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1341424642.673 by HopeReigns
What is the terrible smell in the jeans I received on Friday? They are Denim QV A211032. I got them for $17.16 and S/H. I hate to return them. I usually return them because I can't get rid of that smell. I've used Vinegar. It didn't work. I assume it is from the dye used. My DG2 jeans (the dark ones, have the same thing). I have two of DG2 jeans that are the same way. Please advise. You ladies help me for everything else. Can you help me with this.

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hopi1341170988.87710806 PostsRegistered 11/26/2006

return them

annabellet­hecat1341171902.65313103 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
I guess I will. Every time I buy navy blue or black they stink. I can't believe other women don't have this problem. I have noticed they are the one's that have a band at the waist. I don't smell it on the pull on pants. They'll go back. Thanks!

JeanLouise­Finch1341176080.7610260 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

I think it's something in the dye that gives off the odor. Try washing them, adding a cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda - running them on a full load.

boomerchick1341176829.1071452 PostsRegistered 12/6/2006
Annabelle: I stopped buying DG denim because of that awful smell. I donated the last pair I bought because after 3 washings the smell would not go away. There are some of her denim jackets I would love to try but I don't want to get burned again! If you find a solution, please post! Thanks!

pepes mom1341177016.0975213 PostsRegistered 7/21/2005SW PA

Dang, the blue ones aren't stinky, but guess I'll have to go smell the black ones. Don't want to be stuck with stinky jeans.

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bikerbabe1341177172.638348 PostsRegistered 4/10/2007

i've never heard of jeans that smell? i live in jeans. i always buy levis.

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mima1341181266.72314236 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I got some of those jeans only in the bootcut. The brown ones were the only ones that had the smell. I didn't send them back because I thought I could get the smell out, but I couldn't. I washed them with every load (unworn) to try to get the smell out. I used vinegar also. Yuck.

I tried to wear them one day after they had been washed a bunch and I could still smell it on the jeans during the day. LOL

From now on, if I get a smelly pair I will send them right back.

I didn't have trouble with the blue ones and I bought two different colors of blue.

Mima

champagnep­oodle1341181849.2534879 PostsRegistered 9/26/2011

Hello China..I guess..insecticide?

imaclothes­hog1341182259.2321227 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

Annabelle I would try washing them once more and in your rinse cycle use a fabric softener, it might help. If that doesn't get the odor out just return them.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

rina331341182348.7774634 PostsRegistered 6/17/2008
On 7/1/2012 champagnepoodle said:

Hello China..I guess..insecticide?


Bingo!

"Hello China" ... the toxic manufacturing capitol of the world.

di-mc1341182365.6437117 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

Walmart's fabric department reeks with that odor. It actually will bring tears to my eyes. I feel sorry for anyone who works in that area. It's definitely the dyes or the sizing used in the fabric.

Since you've tried to remove the odor and can't, return them.

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
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wilma1341184237.14313087 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

I bought 2 pairs of Sonoma jeans (dark indigo and black) at Kohl's last year, and had a smiliar problem. I tried everything and nothing worked. If you google get smell out of jeans/denim you will get all kinds of ideas. I think I washed those things at least 10 times 10 different ways. I finally gave up and returned them.

lioness1341185681.16185 PostsRegistered 8/16/2007florida

Try washing them in only baking soda or washing soda or borax, no detergent. Then rinse in white vinigar. I have had the same problem, and after a few treatments it seems to work. You may want to soak them in a strong vinigar solution. Then rinse, rinse, rinse. I am allergic to products with any fragrance, so I do a lot with the natural products. Good luck

Kathleen1341185828.98712451 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

Try a handful of Arm & Hammer washing soda in your next load of laundry.

betteb1341186067.88715863 PostsRegistered 1/1/2008The Land of Oz

I think they make Febreeze for laundry now. Maybe that would work. I know the spray really works on carpets and furniture and such.

Maybe you could just soak them really good with the spray Febreeze and let them sit and then wash?

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mima1341186738.8614236 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

The smell does NOT come out! Return them. Read my post above.

Mima

Rainbows a­nd Roses1341186901.65718545 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

It sounds like the chemical they put on pants and clothes from overseas.........I would wash them 3 more times and if you can't get the smell out with using vinegar each time then send them back........they have probably been in a package a long time......surely they will smell fresh soon?

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1341186973.93718545 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

OP I sure hope you can get the smell out......did you call customer service? Baking Soda and vinegar should do the trick.

"Crying is for plain women, Pretty women go shopping." Oscar Wilde

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy." YSL

dsky1341196988.5431040 PostsRegistered 1/3/2009

I don't remember a bad smell with Dianne Gilman jeans, however her black jeans fade to an ugly gray, therefore I won't buy them again. Did you google ways to remove odors from clothes, maybe something helpful will come up, otherwise send them back, you shouldn't have to go through such hassle just for a pair of jeans, I mean don't they know that their dye gives off a terrible smell.

Sister Gol­den Hair1341197291.5914257 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

I bought a product by Purex to put in with your wash. Downy also makes one. My husband works outside and he sweats and this has helped that sour smell.

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

KatCat11341200373.3616596 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

I would try Arm & Hammer baking soda in the wash (1/2 cup) plus detergent. Then rinse with a good fabric softener. If that doesn't work your only option is too return and complain so you don't pay for shipping.

cammybee1341201838.932076 PostsRegistered 2/1/2009

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meerkitty1341203765.29256 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

An old remedy for removing smells from fabric is vodka. It works for cigarette smoke, but I don't know about this kind of smell. I got the cheapest vodka avail and sprayed it on. This was on something that was not washable (a coat).

These are two things in life that cannot be accomplished: changing facts and unsaying words.

jetts_mom1341204114.5472606 PostsRegistered 4/14/2010

You might try washing them with 1/2 cup of Pine Sol in the water. This is also good for removing grease from clothing.

A year ago my washer was on the fritz and we went to a laundromat that also has a dry cleaning business in it. The woman at the dry cleaning counter heard DD and I complaining about her work pants (she works at KFC) and how we never really get the grease and smell out of them. She came over with a bottle of Pine Sol, told us this solution, and put it in the machine for us. It worked like a charm and we've done that ever since!

You were born an original - don't die a copy.

Cosmetics_­Crazy1341204624.141094 PostsRegistered 5/21/2011
On 7/1/2012 dsky said:

I don't remember a bad smell with Dianne Gilman jeans, however her black jeans fade to an ugly gray, therefore I won't buy them again. Did you google ways to remove odors from clothes, maybe something helpful will come up, otherwise send them back, you shouldn't have to go through such hassle just for a pair of jeans, I mean don't they know that their dye gives off a terrible smell.

Wow, i've had a pair of her black jeans for about 3 years and they still have that wonderful black color. And the blue ones look fabulous as well. Sorry you had that problem.

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