A couple of months ago, I bought some jeans at Lane Bryant. Actually, I bought two pairs of jeans–one black, and the other dark blue. My problem is with the dark blue ones. You see, they have a strange smell. It’s rather chemical, kind of sulfury and kind of musty. I didn’t notice the smell when I bought them, but I did kind of notice when I wore them the first time. I’ve washed them several times, and the smell doesn’t go away! When I wear the jeans, the smell seems to get worse throughout the day.
I have also tried Febreze. I sprayed the Febreze on and left them overnight. In the morning, they smelled like Febreze, so I wore them to work. Big mistake. As the day wore on, the smell came back. (Fortunately, no one at work seemed to notice!) At the end of the day, the Febreze smell was gone and the nasty funky smell was in full force.
I’ve never noticed this smell on any of my other clothes, or on the other jeans I bought that day. I’m guessing that it has something to do with the dye. Is there anything I can do? Unfortunately, the receipt seems to be long gone. I can try to take them back anyway, but, other than the smell, I really like the jeans, so if there is something that can make the smell go away, I’m willing to try.
Anyone have any suggestions?