Has anyone else come across this weird thing?? My Mum is obsessed with washing towels - like every other day or something, but often when I visit their house and dry myself on a clean towel, it smells really really vile, like a horrible unwashed smell. My Mum, of course, gets really offended if I say this and whips another one out the airing cupboard (which often still smells the same when it gets wet) I always put this down to her just washing them too often. We use the same powder and fabric conditioner as her, but our towels always smell clean - even though we don't wash them half as often as my Mum does! When I went up there to stay recently, I took some of our sheets and towels to wash (as we only have a little machine and just a little drying rack) and this morning, when I used one of those towels for the first time, it smelt that same vile smell And I know that towel doesn't get the wash-beatings that my Mum's ones do. We both live in really hard water areas so that can't be it either. What on earth does she do to the things?!?!?!?