The real question is "Which smells worse"?
1. Herd of geese taking a bath in a sauna?
2. Herd of Thru Hikers hiking into Hot Springs?
Thought I'd just add that my HG new top quilt arrived without any real smell to it even if I bury my face in it. Smells like the under quilt does after it'd aired for a while. Both are now living in cotton pillow cases so I don't foresee any smells returning.
FWIW, I ordered a several HG quilts a few weeks ago, and they do have a smell to them, while my older HG quilts do not (and never did). Have considered washing them, but have taken a "wait and see" approach so far.
Hmmm - wonder if I just have a dead nose!
My quilts are probably aired out enough that I don't have to worry about it.
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