Asked on Aug 28, 2017

Smelly leather purse.

Chubby58Fix It JenLouise Pittman


I recently purchased a high end leather purse, obviously a heavy smoker owned it before it was donated to Goodwill. Anyone know how to get rid of that odor?

7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Aug 28, 2017

    place a open box of baking soda inside
  • Julie M.
    Julie M.
    on Aug 28, 2017

    charcoal absorbs odor well. If you like the smell of coffee, fresh ground coffee works well too. (Do not brew it!)
  • Mandy
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Thanks, I do love coffee. I've been hanging it outside & just being out in the fresh air has helped some.
  • Random Chance
    Random Chance
    on Aug 28, 2017

    You can try spraying the inside of the purse with rubbing alcohol. Dont get it on the outside.
  • Louise Pittman
    Louise Pittman
    on Aug 28, 2017

    I sprayed mine with white vinegar and left it in the sun to dry and air out, then wiped it down with some leather cleaner. The vinegar left a white residue that the leather cleaner took off.
  • Fix It Jen
    Fix It Jen
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Febreeze spray, even the generic kind, will help. But airing it out is key as well!
  • Chubby58
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Put the purse outside for a couple of days. The odor will dissipate.
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