I never had new gloves that smelled bad. But Brooklyn teacher knows what he's talking about. It's maybe just a question of breaking into them.
Then they'll smell old sweat and the stench will fill the room every time you'll open your bag. But that's a good smell just as long as it's your own sweat.
That's how I find my boxing gym even with my eyes closed, the smell of my sweat, mixed with my boxing mates sweat...mmm, delicious!
Harden up, will ya!!! Ha, ha!