Or something smelly.
I’m allergic to a lot of perfumes. They make my nose run, they make me sneeze, they give me migraines. There are few floral scents that I can tolerate. My world is filled with products labeled “Unscented”.
I should have sniffed the scarf before I bought it. I wore it once and realized hours later that the sudden constant need for Kleenex was due to the scarf smelling of perfume or perfumed soap or perfumed lotion…
I aired it out. For days.
I should have returned it, but I thought it just needed a little air. Wrong.
I put it inside a ziplock bag filled with baking soda. For weeks.
It is now outside again. It was expensive. And my favorite faded green color. The lace is lovely. I don’t know what it’s made of.
And I can’t wear it. Not yet. Maybe never.