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    • daska
    • By daska 25th Feb 09, 11:58 AM
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    • #2
    • 25th Feb 09, 11:58 AM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 11:58 AM
    do you use biological powder or non-bio? if the latter it might be worth trying a bio soak
  • Teria
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    • 25th Feb 09, 12:14 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 12:14 PM
    Normally non bio, but my partner uses bio, and I also threw them in with his jeans on a hot wash.
  • FelinePrincess
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:17 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:17 PM
    Just curious, what do they smell of? Also did you happen to notice if the rest of the jeans in the shop smelt the same?
  • Teria
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:42 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 3:42 PM
    Just curious, what do they smell of? Also did you happen to notice if the rest of the jeans in the shop smelt the same?
    Originally posted by FelinePrincess

    Yes, all of the black and dark blue ones smell the same.
    The best I can describe the smell is kind of burnt chemicals, i guess its the dye or something.It's not pleasant!
  • picklepick
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:07 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:07 PM
    have you tried febreezing them?
    do u use a nice smelling fabric conditioner?

    or you could just wear them and douse yourself in body spray!
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    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 25th Feb 09, 4:14 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:14 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:14 PM
    its probably to do with the dye. We bought cloth that had a smell very like old pee and found out it was to do with the dye process as it had been done abroad. I soaked the cloth in the bath with warm water and lots of stardrops. It helped and by the second wash (after soaking a second time) the smell was gone.
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    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 25th Feb 09, 4:16 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:16 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:16 PM
    Don't know if it would work, but bicarb is good at getting rid of smells, so I'm wondering if you could make up a solution of bicarb and water and soak the jeans in it.

    Failing that, I think I'd take them back to Primark and complain.
  • newlywed
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:19 PM
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    • 25th Feb 09, 4:19 PM
    I find cheap black jeans always smell funny, as has been said I think it's the dye they use. I've found in the past Asda and Primark black jeans have a strange smell.

    So I buy blue jeans now
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    • foreign correspondent
    • By foreign correspondent 25th Feb 09, 4:19 PM
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    I had some black stretch jeans that smelt like burnt matches - is it that sort of smell? I never managed to get rid of it!
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    • kazmeister
    • By kazmeister 25th Feb 09, 9:26 PM
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    Weird that - I bought a pair of pyjamas from Primark. I dont mind value clothing but first time I'd bought in there. When I washed them they smelt funny and I thought I'd left them in the washing machine too long before drying it was that kind of damp too long smell. Rewashed several times now and always use fabric conditioner but they still stink so I think are destined for the bin. What do Primark clothes smell of ? :confused: wish I knew (actually probably glad I dont)
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  • Raychee
    I can't help with the smell, but I buy my cheap jeans from New Look @ £10. (And they're lovely!) I've never got on with Primark stuff.

    Hope you find a solution.
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    • foreign correspondent
    • By foreign correspondent 26th Feb 09, 12:33 AM
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    I can't help with the smell, but I buy my cheap jeans from New Look @ £10. (And they're lovely!) .
    Originally posted by Raychee
    Same here - and every now and again those 20% off vouchers do the rounds - I bought 4 pairs for £32 last time! they are really nice, comfy jeans too! (have a black pair from there and they do not smell!! woohoo!)
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  • starflower
    Matalan do fantastic jeans, all styles, colours, leg lengths etc, I got 2 pairs for £15 a while back.

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    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 26th Feb 09, 7:16 PM
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    Speaking of Matalan, I remember years ago you had to become a member to buy things in there. Has that changed?
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