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  • #108990
    rod-wagoner
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    I recently purchased a folk harp to return to learning on. I didn’t notice it until I got it into my study but it smells quite strongly of the previous owner’s perfume. It seems to be centered where the harp rests on your shoulder.

    Does anyone have a good suggestion for helping remove the smell?

    As an aside, it’s probably good that I’d told my wife where I was going first!

    -Rod

    #108991
    diana-day
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    I once rented an older pedal harp that had a musty smell. I tied a partially filled box of baking soda inside the harp and the smell was gone in a matter of days. Now that I think about it, this might not have been the safest thing to do for the harp, but it definitely worked. It seems it might work for the smell of perfume, too.

    #108992
    Liam M
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    Hmmm!! A likely excuse!

    Buy your wife a bottle of the same perfume.

    #108993
    rod-wagoner
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    Liam,

    That’s a non-starter.

    #108994
    Liam M
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    LOLOL!!

    Oh well, just trying to help!

    #108995
    Audrey Nickel
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    It may take a few days, but the scent will in all likelihood eventually go away.

    I’m often surprised at how easily harps pick up odors (or maybe we just notice it more, because they rest near our faces).

    #108996
    jane-jung
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    I had the same problem.

    #108997
    rod-wagoner
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    Thanks, everyone, for your posts.

    #108998
    barbara-brundage
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    If you don’t need to play the harp right away, you can stuff dryer sheets or the new febreze sheets into the cavity (in addition to cleaning any residue off the outside), but you won’t like playing it while they’re in there–they may smell worse than the perfume at first. It takes a while for them to work.

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