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    Default how do I remove perfume from car's shoulder strap

    I've had someone in the passenger side of my car who wears a strong perfume on her shirt and it's clinging onto the nylon shoulder strap in my car. How can I get it off or reduce it?

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    Maybe rubbing alcohol? pour some on there I think that should do the trick

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    Drive with the window open.

    As Pugsley_f5 said, drench it in rubbing alcohol, but also try blow drying it dry. I think the high heat will help evaporate the scent.

    It may have to just wear off. Some of my stronger scents linger on my shirts even after a couple washings.

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    Try spraying it with Febreeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugsley_f5 View Post
    Maybe rubbing alcohol? pour some on there I think that should do the trick
    Yup, that's how I clean my decant bottles and old sample vials. Works like a charm, but you'll have to really drench the belt in it.
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    White vinegar (apply liberally), then Febreze
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugh View Post
    I've had someone in the passenger side of my car who wears a strong perfume on her shirt and it's clinging onto the nylon shoulder strap in my car. How can I get it off or reduce it?
    Is your wife getting suspicious?
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    If the belt is any other color than black or dark gray, I would advise against putting any kind of liquid on it.

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    I would also advise against any harsh cleanser that might compromise the belt itself.

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    I wouldn't recommend Febreeze. I used that on a coat once after someone recommended it to me, and the smell of the Febreeze never really came out, even after dry-cleaning. Yikes.

    I second the rubbing alcohol ideas.

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    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!

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    Unscented deodorant?

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    Hello Hugh,

    Welcome to basenotes. I noticed you're on the west coast. Do you happen to have a Dollar Tree store close to you? If so, they sell a wonderful fabric refresher. It's called Powerhouse Fabric refresher, and it works like Febreze, but it doesn't leave the perfumey wallop behind.

    I would try the rubbing alcohol, and then a spritz with that stuff. I use it on jackets that have a cigarette smoke smell on them and it makes them fresh without interfering with other fragrances like Febreze does.

    Hope this helps!
    Mike
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