If you get something really smelly on your hands, like mustard, garlic, or cheap cologne, try rubbing your hand on some stainless steel under running water. This combination should mostly wipe out the bad smells.
Another tip for removing odors from fish, onions, or garlic is to
rub your hands across the blade of a stainless steel knife. You can
even buy stainless steel 'soap', which is just a piece of stainless
steel about the same shape and size as a bar of normal soap.
There is not much scientific data about how stainless steel removes
odor and other types of odors are not affected by contact with the
Aug 13, 2011
Here is a trick that some realtors use to get rid of unpleasant odors and make a house smell better. Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the microwave or the oven at 300 degrees for about one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells pleasant. If it gets too strong, turn it off sooner. I found that cooking bacon has the same pleasant effect for many people.