I picked up this pipe on Ebay of a design that pleases me more than any other style I have seen before. Well, when it came it stunk. Not like a nasty old pipe but like it had been sitting in either an old lady's stinky candle drawer or next to something I don't want to think about in an antique store. So I reamed it and blew a couple blows of 5 bros. through it. Still smelled like hell. So I reamed it a little more and gave it a salt/booze treatment. Still stunk. So I reamed the **** out of it until I could start to see wood and then gave it a several day salt/booze treatment. Damn thing still smelled like bad old lady candles! So I tossed it in the basket where I keep the rest of my pipes and decided to think about it later. I took it out a couple days after to demonstrate for someone how bad it smelled and low and behold, the smell had noticeably decreased. So I brought it back to my "tobacco to be smoked trunk", opened up an 8 Oz. bag of STOE, stuffed the bowl full and buried the pipe in the tobacco. That was Saturday. I'm now smoking the pipe and there is very little trace of the smell left. Hopefully it will go away after a few lat bombs are doped on it. If not does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get the bayberry candle stink out? And No, I'm not going to just dedicate the pipe to aero's.