What is that futon smell?
Every futon I have ever been near has presented what I find to be an offensive smell. I have a much more sensitive nose than most people, so perhaps most people don't notice it. But as far as I can tell, all futons have a very strong smell which I cannot identify (not just new ones either... a futon can be brand new or ten years old, and it will have the same strong smell).
Can anyone tell me what it is about futons that gives them that smell? I assume it is a treatment, perhaps for fire retardation? Or maybe it is the materials.
Any hints would be appreciated.