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  • bearhedded
    ... use a urine ... incontinent at ... pet and child ... carpet or our beds (I ... but I also hate ... question out in ... detect ... body odor. Oh ... using
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 7, 2004
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      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com,
      Alainngeal@a... wrote:
      > >> My girlfriend swears by "OUT!", an enzyme odor remover.  I'd
      use a urine
      > smell remover from the pet store.  They are very effective on
      > organically caused odors.
      >
      > Ana<<
      >
      > That's a great idea! I have an elderly cat who is either
      incontinent at
      > times or very angry at me for some reason. LOL. I've used the
      pet and child
      > safe odor removers with good success when she goes on my
      carpet or our beds (I
      > know--eeewww). I loathe the strong orange scent that remains,
      but I also hate
      > the chemical smell of Febreeze. I find that airing the item in
      question out in
      > the sun after treatment helps remove the secondary odors.
      > For those without pets, a "blacklight" is an excellent way to
      detect
      > organic odor sources, especially urine. I'll have to test it on
      body odor. Oh
      > boy, what a fun experiment. Heh.
      > Thanks for the idea Ana--this has been a big problem when
      using
      > secondhand clothes (which I love).
      >
      > ~Fairchild
      >
      >
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    • bearhedded
      We use Odorzout at the Children s theatre (odorzout.com) ...a powder that you sprinkle on, then brush or vacuum off... but I m wondering if you may be
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 7, 2004
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        We use 'Odorzout' at the Children's theatre (odorzout.com) ...a
        powder that you sprinkle on, then brush or vacuum off... but I'm
        wondering if you may be dealing with a garment made of a
        synthetic that is decomposing. I have come across several
        examples of garments/ fabrics from the late 60's, early 70's that
        produced a really unpleasant sour odor, seemingly all by
        themselves. They were usually nubby plaids, imitating wool,
        that I think were acetates. Nothing got the smell out...had to
        toss 'em!

        BH
      • Michelle Davidson
        Thank you, all--I knew I could count on you! I will try everything and let you know what happens, but I have a sinking feeling that Bearhedded is right and I
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 7, 2004
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          Thank you, all--I knew I could count on you! I will
          try everything and let you know what happens, but I
          have a sinking feeling that Bearhedded is right and I
          have a synthetic that is decomposing. It is actually
          a nubby solid imitaing wool and the smell is quite
          unbelievable, plus I think it is reacting to the
          actress's natural body oils and making something even
          more atrocious! We are already at work making a new
          costume. We open tomorrow, so it may be a long
          night...Thanks again. --Michelle

          --- bearhedded <bearhedded@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > We use 'Odorzout' at the Children's theatre
          > (odorzout.com) ...a
          > powder that you sprinkle on, then brush or vacuum
          > off... but I'm
          > wondering if you may be dealing with a garment made
          > of a
          > synthetic that is decomposing. I have come across
          > several
          > examples of garments/ fabrics from the late 60's,
          > early 70's that
          > produced a really unpleasant sour odor, seemingly
          > all by
          > themselves. They were usually nubby plaids,
          > imitating wool,
          > that I think were acetates. Nothing got the smell
          > out...had to
          > toss 'em!
          >
          > BH
          >
          >


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        • Alainngeal@aol.com
          Not to be gross, but what about some essential oils to cover the odor? A tiny dab of patchouli (or a thousand other scents) might make the difference on stage.
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 7, 2004
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            Not to be gross, but what about some essential oils to cover the odor? A tiny
            dab of patchouli (or a thousand other scents) might make the difference on
            stage. Obviously few people want to go around reeking of strong scents, but it
            could help temporarily.

            ~Fairchild


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