Get Rid of That Vintage Smell

Love getting a new vintage frock, but hate the stench that comes with it? Well, today is your lucky day! Husband is sort of like the Goodwill Whisperer. While getting his MBA, he also acquired a closet full of sport coats from the finest tailors in town–all for a going rate of about $5 each. But the vintage smell (don’t act like you don’t know) was a bit much, so, after doing some research, he found a great solution.

The secret? Vodka. It’s not just for martinis anymore…


  • Mix 2 parts vodka with 1 part distilled water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray on your garment.
  • It will dry quickly. Then, just take it to the dry cleaner for cleaning.

On second thought, the real Secret of this Belle may just be to get yourself a husband that helps with the laundry after making you a martini.

2 thoughts on “Get Rid of That Vintage Smell

  1. Thank you for sharing the two-thirds Vodka and one-third water spraying mixture. Is there any fabric that should not be sprayed with this mixture? Thank you for your helpful hints and suggestions for thrift shops while visiting Asheville. Know one except me and God have no idea how much I need to win this house and the location is “perfect” for me. Please pray I win this lovely home. Thank You. God Bless.

  2. Sounds like a good, effective treatment but I wouldn’t let my Vodka to to the racks! I’d use Febreeze. I really don’t see the practicality of treating a garment before taking it to the cleaner. I’m already paying them to get the smell out. For a quick fix – perhaps. Thanks for the tip!

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