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Woman Without Hat!

I have this suede Australian outback hat that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago, for $6. I didn't examine it closely at the time, but it reeks of mold and must, leather small, and saddlesoap from a stab at self cleaning. Can I dry clean it? Here's pictures of the hat in question: My Poor Hat, two pics of it. It's a Walkabout brand Australian hat, size small. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Onions, begone!

Everyone's hands smell like onions/garlic after chopping them, unless you use gloves. I am no exception. My hands continue to smell like onions for days afterwards, despite multiple applications of soap, water, rubbing my fingers on stainless steel, using anti-bacterial odour-reducing soap, etc. I need something more effective. There's a catch or two. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on May 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Our basement smells like something died in there - who do we call?

Short version: Our basement smells like there is something dead and rotting in there. We think the 'something' might be in the wall dividing out house and the neighbors (duplex) but aren't sure. We've cleaned and moved things, so now we need to call a professional in. The question is - what is the name / type of professional we need? I dont know what to look for in the yellow pages.... Details if you're interested inside [more inside]
posted by darsh on Apr 14, 2014 - 10 answers

I don't want the funk. I don't have to have the funk.

Synthetic funk has set into my clothes. They smell even after washing. These are otherwise good quality clothes. Halp. [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Mar 14, 2014 - 35 answers

Dumpster diving in my own apartment

Nearby dumpster smell is invading my apartment. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by evolvinglines on Mar 1, 2014 - 10 answers

NYC subway trains stink, mold?

I feel sick every time I get on to nyc subway trains. The N train is constantly stinky like urine and mcdonalds and feet, that triggered my multiple chemical sensitivity badly. I noticed 7 train usually have very fresh air which does not trigger my symptoms, as well as #6 train. R train is much better than N train, and E train is much better than F train. I want to know what caused these nasty stinky trains? Are all odor caused by mold? Btw: I can't tolerate PATH smell as well. I'm so confused people in these trains seem do not feel anything. Any information or comment are welcome.
posted by pack2themoon on Dec 19, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I get air freshener smell out of my car?

I just bought a 2002 Honda Civic, and either the previous owner or the dealer who sold it to me was apparently a big air freshener fan. I hate the smell of synthetic air freshener - it makes me feel really nauseated. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Oct 22, 2013 - 20 answers

Watermelon explosion - how to get the smell out of my carpet?!

I had a watermelon sitting on the desk. It was hot and humid, and the watermelon exploded landing watermelon gunk everywhere - on the desk, the walls, the carpet. I cleaned it all up immediately and washed part of the carpet that had the spills with soap and water. All seemed OK, until this morning when its begun smelling, really bad. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by greta_01 on Sep 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Natural Gas Smell

I did something colossally stupid this evening: Put up some pasta on the stove and then fell promptly asleep for a little while on the couch. Woke up to a terrible smell of natural gas. Found the water in the pot had spilled over and doused the flame of the burner it was cooking on. With the gas on high. It was probably like that for about 10 minutes or so. And now, four hours later, the house still has a strong-ish odor. Here is my question: does the smell indicate that gas is still present in the house, and if so, should I be concerned for the health and safety of my small children, who are sleeping a hallway away from the kitchen? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 15, 2013 - 13 answers

What is wrong with the washer?

We have a 9-year-old front-loading Kenmore washing machine that has for the last month been giving off a musty/moldy smell. We've tried everything we can think of, cannot make it go away and cannot identify the source. What's going on and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jun 23, 2013 - 17 answers

How to clean rotten potato smell on a hard wood floor

This morning, my wife discovered a forgotten bag of potatoes that have apparently been our pantry since the Taft administration. The bag burst, leaving rotten potato mush and juice on our old hardwood floors. It smells like death has vomited more death on top of death. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Please help us rid new house of mystery stank

We just bought a new house, yay! It's in suburban NC, less than 3 years old. Starting today, my husband and I noticed a strong musty smell in the front entryway. There is a guest bathroom and a home office just beyond this foyer, but those rooms smell fine to me. The floors are hardwood, no rugs down yet. There is an air vent directly overhead as you enter the house. Could that vent (pushing out a/c for the first time since move-in, now that weather is warm) be the source of the funky smell? If yes, why?? And how do we get rid of it?
posted by little mouth on Apr 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Please help me de-stink my shirts.

How do I get a lingering stealthy BO smell out of my shirts? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I get the burning rubber smell out of my jeans and t-shirts?

How do I get the burnt rubber smell out of my laundry? [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Slightly eggy smelling cooked then frozen chicken ok to eat?

Is cooked then frozen chicken with a mild eggy smell ok to eat? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Nov 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Goodbye, Goodwill funk!

How can I get the Goodwill smell out of dry-clean only clothes? Added complication: I live in a college dorm. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Nov 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Where there's brass...

What is the smell at Bank station? [more inside]
posted by tigrefacile on Oct 12, 2012 - 1 answer

The modulation of our sense of smell

How and why do we become accustomed to smells? What makes some odours personally super-pungent one day and unnoticed 'background noise' later on, despite the smell remaining objectively unchanged? [more inside]
posted by peacay on May 19, 2012 - 7 answers

What's that funny smell from the sauna?

Over the last few months we've noticed a strange lighter fluid/butane scent coming from our home sauna. I need help trying to figure out a possible explanation. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on May 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Metafilter: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's onion-related problems.

You made my house smell like (delicious, delicious) onions! Now please help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by range on May 10, 2012 - 24 answers

What is the best way to deal with a neighbor's smelly dog kennel?

I live in a house in a suburban neighborhood and my neighbor's dog lives full-time in a kennel that is on the line of our property. The neighbors do not clean the kennel regularly and it smells. [more inside]
posted by WhathaveIdonenow? on Apr 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Freezer full of frozen water. Please advise.

Definitive answer please. Why does ice smell? [more inside]
posted by tigrefacile on Mar 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Fresh as a mountain stream?

How do I best deal with this wet, smelly problem? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Jan 24, 2012 - 9 answers

In nose range?

I want to indicate that something is close enough to smell, but I want to do so in a way that matches these examples: "in sight" for close enough to see, "in reach" for close enough to touch, and "in earshot" for close enough to hear. I keep thinking there must be a simple and obvious way to phrase it, but right now I'm drawing a blank.
posted by amyms on Dec 20, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me make my apartment not smell bad

I clean my apartment (and myself) on the regular. So why does it smell like dirty laundry all the time? How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 3, 2011 - 39 answers

Nixing "oily"hair smell

How do you get rid of a chronic "oily" hair smell? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Oh new shower curtains, glossy book pages, and auto-body shops: why do I love your aromas so?

Oh new shower curtains, glossy book pages, and auto-body shops: why do I love your aromas so? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Sep 14, 2011 - 14 answers

A fowl odor. How do I get rid of it?

Shooting for the weirdest food question of the year -- how do I get the smell of varsol out of a chicken? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Sep 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Weird smell after running?

Why do I smell bleach after a hard run? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Sep 2, 2011 - 9 answers

I smell/taste copper when I hit my head

Is it common to experience a taste/smell when one's head is hit very hard? [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Jun 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Mousetraps are working, so how do I get the smell of dead rodents out of my sink cabinet

Dead rodents in every mousetrap in an area with water damage = how to get the smell out? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on May 25, 2011 - 6 answers

The Touch..the smell...of cotton (and silk, and rayon)...

Many new garments have a distinctive smell that disagrees with me. What's the likely source of this odor? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on May 14, 2011 - 15 answers

What should I do about spilt fish sauce?

What should I do about spilt fish sauce? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Can she tell if I smell?

Can I trust my spouse's sense of smell to tell me I have B.O.? [more inside]
posted by Ortho on Jan 25, 2011 - 24 answers

Am I poisoning myself when I drive?

I smell gasoline very strongly in my car. The smell began suddenly when the weather got colder than usual. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 1, 2011 - 15 answers

Could something smell so much that it entirely disappears?

Could something smell so much that it entirely disappears? [more inside]
posted by goethean on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Smelly carpet smells like mildew - eww

How do I get the smell out of this recently flooded carpet? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 5, 2010 - 10 answers

It's said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days... literally?!

What can we do about our stinky house guest? We thought we could tough it out, but it has gotten out of hand. [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jul 16, 2010 - 44 answers

How can we deal with the dead-animal smell?

Something (probably a lizard) has died in a pipe behind a wall, and it's stinking up our house. It's bad and it seems to be getting worse. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Food for the tongue

What foods are most enjoyable even with a severely diminished or completely absent sense of smell (anosmia)? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on May 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Odor-free dry-erase markers

Are any dry-erase whiteboard markers genuinely odorless (or close)? [more inside]
posted by decagon on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

What's that smell?! OMG it's me :(

Ack! I forgot deodorant and I'm starting to smell like B.O. I'm at work and can't get to a store, plus my shirt's starting to smell anyway. Help me smell better asap! [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Mar 17, 2010 - 17 answers

What to do about a smelly workplace?

How can I get my coworkers from compulsively using air freshener, as it gives me a terrible, go-home-early migraine? Asking nicely every day for the last week has been unsuccessful. [more inside]
posted by kella on Mar 5, 2010 - 28 answers

How can I get the smell of smoke out of my room?

I had a party at my place and stupidly let a friend have a smoke. How do I get the smell out? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Feb 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me destink my parents' newly-bought house

My parents have just bought a house and now realize it has a smell of unknown origin. Ideas on things to do or people to contact to help get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

At my daughter's sleepover last night one of the girls said "your house smells bad". :(

How do I get rid of - after first identifying - a weird "animal smell" in my house? [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Jan 31, 2010 - 19 answers

What is this horrible smell emanating from my refrigerator?

What is this horrible smell emanating from my refrigerator? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Jan 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Babies, smell, and hunger

When your your brain identifies a smell as yummy/edible, is it a learned or instinctual phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jan 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Nobody light a match!

Why do I smell gasoline when I'm in my car? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 16, 2009 - 17 answers

I don't want to smell like an ashtray!

How can I mask or block the smell of my neighbor's smoke in my closet? [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Oct 27, 2009 - 20 answers

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