What’s worse than having a fur coat in your closets that you love… but smells bad? A beautiful fur coat that satisfies your pleasure of touch and sight, certainly, but not the pleasure of smell!What’s worse than having a fur coat in your closets that you love…
And the article of the day is precisely devoted to this nightmare of the nostrils: how to deodorize a fur coat?
All fur coats are more or less equal to odors, be it rabbit, mink, fox, chinchilla, sable, coyote… I put aside the case of synthetic fur, since it is washable, and so it is not concerned with the problem.
We will see what solutions exist to fight against the different unpleasant smells on your fur coats, but just before that, I must warn you that the bad smell is a consequence… I invite you to take the opportunity to find the cause because in such case, it can be synonymous with a fur that is being damaged.
To identify the different families of bad smells that we can meet on the fur:
- Musty smell
- Odor of dust
- The smell of mold, moisture
- Smell of perfume
- The smell of “wet dog”
- Odor of perspiration
- Smell of tobacco
First… the causes
Each of these bad smells is a particular evil, as I told you above. Let’s face these consequences, the most probable causes:
Musty smell, musty, damp
The fur has been locked up for too long in a confined space, and it has probably absorbed moisture (we do not realize it, but it is not enough, it is not obligatory to live at equatorial latitudes for that it happens…). If the moisture could not be removed by ventilating the fur, then the leather acts as a sponge and molds grow.
Odor of dust
We do not particularly realize it, but the air of our houses is full of tiny particles, and this dust just waiting to be deposited everywhere, and, therefore … on your furs. If they are never ventilated, aired or shaken… You have won a beautiful dust nest instead of this beautiful mink coat or this pretty fox vest.
Smell of perfume
If it’s your scent and you do not mind, nothing serious. If on the other hand, this perfume is that of another person, it may be annoying. The fur have the particularity to retain perfume very well and to impregnate very easily. At first, it can be very nice, but some “change” over time and leave only a very unpleasant odor. If you bought used fur and it’s not your perfume, it’s downright unpleasant…
The smell of “wet dog”
Here we are a bit in the same problem as the smell of moisture, but much worse! The fur was wet, probably to the leather, and it dried badly, creating this particular unpleasant wet dog smell. This is amplified by the fact that the fur is of the animal source, so it takes little for these famous animal origins back to your nostrils.
Odor of perspiration
If the wearer or carrier has neglected to wear deodorant, or if she has spent the night in this fur, there is a great risk of marking the lining of a terrible smell of sweat. If you are the culprit, there is little risk that you realize it, often one does not identify its own smell of perspiration… By cons if it is the smell of another person, the damage caused to the fur is terrible and really unbearable, personally, I think it’s the worst smell!
Smell of tobacco
A little in the same logic as the perfume, the fur was exposed to cigarette smoke. This smell is very stubborn and is naturally noticed by nonsmokers. So today it is not uncommon to see the mention “non-smoking house” on fur classifieds, as well as cars or houses for sale!