Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
How do you remove perfume smell from dresser?
By joey from Plymouth, IN
I had that same problem and nothing I tried worked. Finally, a friend of my husband who makes furniture said about the only way he knows of removing that smell is to paint clear polyurethane over it. He said while it may not remove the smell, it seals it in and you can't smell it any more. I tried it and it worked. No more smell!
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
How can pine furniture be repaired if perfume has been spilled on it?
Karen from Martinsville, IN
Try baking soda. Put it in a shallow dish and leave in a closed drawer for a couple days. (01/19/2008)
White vinegar placed in a shallow bowl & left for a day or two, is supposed to neutralize ANY nasty smell. If that doesn't work, buy OUT! ($4 at Walmart) it's sold in the "Pet" area & is made to clean up cat urine. It's also made to clean up other household stains and odors. It works by using good bacteria and enzymes to "eat" up the smell, odor, and stains. Of course, you can always try "Febreeze" but then you'll only be adding another scent to the perfume, it's to bad they don't make an unscented version.
You can also try a shallow dish of coffee grounds. It will also absorb odors, so may be worth a try. (01/21/2008)
By Louise B.
If the vinegar doesn't work you might try setting it outside in the sun for a couple of days. Of course you will want to do this on a very clear day. (01/21/2008)
Put a bowl of charcoal briquettes in the drawer it will absorb the odor. Use the kind for barbecues like Kingsford. (01/21/2008)
By LEONA LABINE