The smell is horrible. I have soaked mine in borax and Charlie’s soap three times and they still smell. I’ll be returning them most likely. Spent a fortune in laundry detergent just trying to make them wearable :/ I’ve never had this issues with any clothing before. Usually the weird chemical smell goes away after one wash or soak.
It did take a long time to get my jeans but it was so worth it. They are the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn. I love them.
Mine did not smell. I got the lighter denim.
I am 5’3 and 155lb and wear a size 2 in these jeans and other jeans. Maybe we are proportioned different check the sizes on the chart for these jeans before you order.