Thank you one-and-all for the tips! I initially tried alcohol but maybe not ENOUGH! And no, Pieter--I don't have a wife, I'm gay. But I could see how one could infer it--it is a suspicious "problem" to have. I just can't stand 1) the perfume and 2)the amount of it clinging to the seatbelt. I like the subtle mysterious woody perfumes you can only discover when you're really close and intimate with someone. I think it should only be worn directly on the skin in small amounts but enough to interact with the body's chemistry. Of all the cities I've lived in, LA is the loudest perfume-wearing of all. I suppose it stands to reason given the general nature of this place. I've had to move to another table in restaurants several times because I could smell someone as they arrived to take the table next to mine. Despite all the $$$ here, subtelty and class are rare and can't be bought in this town. Sorry, I'm bitching because I miss Northern California. Thanks again everyone!