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    My web site has a new article about this very topic. See:

    Removing Odors from Smelly Belly Dance Costumes

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmendances View Post
    i went to the fresh again web site FRESH AGAIN Deodorant Sprays and ordered it directly. a bit pricey. but hopefully it will work. thanks for the recommendation. i will let everyone know once i get it shipped how well it works.

    other than this remedy, i have just been fabreezing or steaming my costumes.


    it has been a while since i've been on this forum, but i wanted to make a follow up on this Fresh Again spray.

    it's a bit pricey, compared to say fabreeze, but it seems to do the job. i dance three nights a week in restaurants, so my costumes wreek of restaurant smells and cigarettes. i evenly and generously sprayed my costumes with this stuff and the smells seemed to be neutralized. they dont smell like the combination of sweat and restaurant.

    one downside to Fresh Again is that the solution itself has a strong, potent smell. i am not sure the ingredients of this solution, but it is strong and i would advise to spray your costume outdoors and let them hang to air out. the overpowering smell with go away after a while when it dries.

    if anyone else has used this spray, i would be interested to see how it worked for them.

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    Does the strong chemical smell come back when the garment gets damp from dancing in it again, or is it truly gone after the garment dries?

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    hmmmm...i have yet to wear the costume that i sprayed this stuff on, i was testing it on one costume just in case. but so far the chemical smell has gone away. i dont think it will come back. i will post an update, hopefully with an answer to your question, later after i've worn the costume again.

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    i wore the costume that i used the freshagain on and the chemical smell did not return when it was damp due to sweat.

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    I have removed stubborn perspiration smells/marks with ammonia diluted 50/50 with water. I haven't used it on dance costumes yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmendances View Post
    it has been a while since i've been on this forum, but i wanted to make a follow up on this Fresh Again spray.

    it's a bit pricey, compared to say fabreeze, but it seems to do the job. i dance three nights a week in restaurants, so my costumes wreek of restaurant smells and cigarettes. i evenly and generously sprayed my costumes with this stuff and the smells seemed to be neutralized. they dont smell like the combination of sweat and restaurant.

    one downside to Fresh Again is that the solution itself has a strong, potent smell. i am not sure the ingredients of this solution, but it is strong and i would advise to spray your costume outdoors and let them hang to air out. the overpowering smell with go away after a while when it dries.

    if anyone else has used this spray, i would be interested to see how it worked for them.
    I have tried most remedies for odor removal, and some work better than others. The Fresh Again spray works great for my costumes. After a show, I spray my costume and hang it to dry outside. But you have to let it dry completely or it doesnt work to it's full potential. If I dont have time to do this, then fabreze is my next option. Here is some more info I found on the Fresh Again spray and how it works.


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    I've been steaming my costumes for years using a domestic steam cleaner and it works great. Some of my costumes are very old but have no slightest track of smell.

    After a sweaty gig, I let the costume dry in an open space for overnight, then steam it thoroughly the next day and let dry again for a couple of days. NEVER put the costumes in plastic bags - the smell will be guaranteed!

    Steam is probably not enough for old odours, though...
    But steaming the costumes regularly will prevent them from smelling and you will be able to wear them much longer and still feel fresh.

    I also use steam cleaner to polish crystals, it makes them shine.

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    You might try to rub the inside of the costume with deodorant. It's just a temporary fix, even if it's washed and will smell when it's dry, the deodorant should cover the smell and you won't notice.

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    Oooo, careful with that- some deoderants stain horribly.
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