Using a room deodorizer is a great idea, Sherrine! In fact, I just bought a nice apple-cinnamon scented one--nice for the Fall. Thanks for the idea. Much more of a pleasant scent, for sure.
Debbie: Glad to know I'm not the only one. The soap aisle in the grocery stores used to really bother me, but not so much anymore. Where this "smokey" scent thing came from, I have no idea! It does seem to be tapering off a bit, so it could even be some kind of a sinus-related issue. Yes--so weird!
Have a great weekend, everyone.