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22 February 2016 @ 09:58 pm
Hello,

I have seen one other post with a similar issue, but as it was from a while ago and I have some extra questions, I thought I would post again. I have been really excited to receive my Lunette as based on trial and error and some research, I'm thinking it might be my 'goldilocks' cup. I haven't tried it yet, but after opening the package I am a tiny bit concerned as the cup itself has a distinct plastic-y smell (the smell is even almost a bit sweet). From what I understand, silicone shouldn't really smell, and neither of my previous cups smelled anything like this when they were new (I have the Diva and Mooncup UK - currently selling in the MC_Sales community if you're interested). I am kind of trepidatious about using the cup now because of the odd smell. I even ordered a clear Lunette specifically because I wanted to make sure my cup was purely silicone as I am paranoid about what goes inside me! Lol.

The cup arrived with quite a bit of dust on it, as well as some bluish flecks that I'm thinking might be residue from the box (it is blue-coloured on the inside). I guess the smell might be related to the dust/residue? Has anybody else had a similar experience with a Lunette or any other cup? I have heard a lot of great things about the Lunette so I wasn't really expecting it to smell like a 'cheap' cup.

On a kind of unrelated note, I noticed my Lunette has slanted air-holes. I have read about a few other cups having slanted holes, but haven't been able to find anything on the Lunette's holes being slanted; I don't mind, but am just curious if this is a new thing for Lunette cups or if the holes have always been this way.

Thanks for any input! :)
 
abw033 on February 24th, 2016 07:19 am (UTC)
Just an update - I heard back from the Lunette company about my questions/concerns (they were really fast and got back to me in about a day). They didn't seem worried about the smell and said the plastic-y smell can sometimes occur during shipping because the cup is not sealed away in an airtight package and can pick up some smells from packaging. They said the smell should go away after washing/boiling, so I'm hoping that is the case.

They also confirmed that the airholes for Lunette are now slanted as their manufacturing process has changed, so that is good to know as well. All in all, I feel pretty comfortable about the cup now and am just hoping that they are correct about the plastic smell disappearing after boiling.

If I have any problems, I will post an update, but I'm hoping things will go okay after the initial cleaning of the cup :).