From finding the perfect travel containers for your perfume to the best practices for storing perfumes at home, how to identify vintage perfumes and how to spot the counterfeits from designer perfumes, and plenty more - read on to find all the tips you need to know about perfume bottles!
If you are the type of person who likes perfume on the go, you will find that buying smaller sized perfume bottles becomes more expensive than buying a full-sized bottle of perfume. By giving you less perfume in a more portable size, manufacturers end up making more money. However, if you already know what perfumes you like, but you just need a more economical way of taking your perfume with you, here are some tips in making your current perfume more portable without jeopardizing the fragile notes that you enjoy.
If you want to find a cheap way of transporting small amounts of your perfume, you might find plastic atomizers to be the least expensive option. Even though plastic may save you money now, your expensive perfume has a greater chance of spoiling do to exposure to excess air or the ethanol in the perfume may slowly dissolve away the plastic to change the smell of your perfume.
If you are planning on keeping your perfume in a small atomizer for long periods of time, the best material is glass. Since glass does not breathe or dissolve, the perfume should not spoil. However, clear and frosted glass can still let sunlight in. To prevent from light and heat spoilage, keep out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperature changes.
Perfume specialists and collectors everywhere agree that there are best practices in storing perfume. If you are concerned about how to correctly store your perfumes for longevity without spoiling, make sure you follow these three easy steps;
1. Keep perfumes out of direct light
2. Store in dark and cool areas
3. Try to keep excess air exposure to a minimal
While following all three storage practices, you can be more creative in showcasing your perfume or storing your organized perfume for future use. Here are some handy perfume storage tips that involve using items you may already have around your house:
If you are a collector of perfume bottles or an avid wearer of different scents, you probably need a way to organize your perfume bottles. By having some sort of organizational system for your perfume collection, you will find that your search time will be reduced and your space will become less cluttered. Here are some tips on how you can easily organize and categorize your perfumes today. You can organize by:
For tips on how to store your organized perfume bottles, see the Perfume Storage tips.
The making of perfume bottles used to be more labor intensive than it is now. Today we can mass produce perfume bottles with machines in mere minutes, when it used to take hours to make them by hand. If you have acquired some perfume bottles and you want to know if they are considered a vintage and worth some money, here are some things to look for:
Does your perfume bottle have any of these qualities? If so, there is a possibility that your perfume bottle might be a vintage Czechoslovakian, Victorian or French bottle of perfume. For more tips on how to find more information or prices on your perfume bottle, please see the Perfume Bottle Collecting category within this page.
When shopping online or in a discount store you might find brand name perfumes at drastically reduced prices. When you see deals like these, you should automatically become questionable as to “why is this perfume selling for 50% off the original price?” There are actually many reasons for brand name perfumes to sell at discounted prices. Here are a few things to look out for when you come across a brand name perfume with a sale price that is too good to be true:
When you find out "why" then it is up to you if you really want to spend the money on a counterfeit perfume or spend a little extra for the authentic brand name perfume.
If you like to use perfumes and are always eager to try new fragrances, there is a good chance that you have an overflow of empty or half-filled perfume bottles, one-ounce glass samples and even the folded perfume cards from magazines. Here are a few unusual tips on how you can use those drops of perfumes in different ways around your house, car and office.
There are numerous ways to reuse perfume bottles, samples and perfume cards. Be sure that you are not allergic to any perfumes before attempting any of the above tips.
Ever wonder why perfume bottles are shaped the way they are? Perfume designers and manufacturers use bottle designs and packaging to catch shoppers’ attention before smelling the fragrance. Designers choose colors, designs and bottle shapes that they believe are true to the fragrance, brand and their wearer's personalities. A common type of perfume bottle is the atomizer cologne perfume bottle.
If you find that you are drawn to a certain perfume bottle style, there is a good chance that there will be fragrance notes in the perfume that appeal to your personality as well as your sense of smell.
For example, if your personality type is elegant, mature and a little flirty, you might like the scent of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique. The Classique perfume bottle is made of molded glass in the shape of the female form. The hourglass shape speaks to the elegance of mature women and the dangled embellishment shows a bit of flirty playfulness that keeps women young.
Millions of Americans take to the skies for travel every year. For students and professionals alike, everyone has to adhere to the 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage enforced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The rule states that anyone wanting to carry on liquids, such as perfumes or lotions, must follow these guidelines:
What this means for people with only carry-on luggage who want to smell their best at their final destination, is that miniature perfume bottles should be purchased. Short of dousing yourself with enough perfume to last the ten hour flight and making everyone on the plane, along with yourself, sick, you can pack a few perfumes in your carry-on for a quick refreshing spritz when you arrive at your final destination.
For your favorite perfumes that contain more than 3.4 fluid ounces, you can still bring them by packing them in your checked luggage. Due to unregulated changes in pressure within the storage cabin, it is best practice to place all perfumes and other liquids in one or two zip-top plastic bags. That way, in the rare case that a perfume bottle leaks, all of your clothes will be dry and perfume free.
What do you do with hand-me-down bottles of perfume from friends or family members? Do not throw them away. Instead, why not start your own perfume collection or sell your unwanted perfume and empty perfume containers to collectors.
There are actually many people around the world who collect new and rare perfumes as well as empty perfume bottles. If you want to start your own collection or sell your unwanted perfumes, here are a few tips on how to get involved in the online perfume collecting community.
A perfume atomizer is a device that allows your perfume to be sprayed as a fine mist. Perfume atomizers can come in a variety of shapes and designs depending on the perfume maker. These perfume bottles are generally glass based but are sometimes plastic based. Perfume atomizer bottles usually produce a subtle fragrance because they contain a mixture of scented oils along with water or alcohol.
An atomizer consists of four basic parts – a perfume atomizer bottle to hold the perfume, a nozzle, a thin tube and a screen. Perfume atomizer bottles come in many different shapes depending on the perfume designers and manufacturers. Some well-known perfume atomizer bottles include the diamond encrusted bottle of Elizabeth Taylor, the female torso-shaped glass bottle from Jean Paul Gaultier Classique and the multi-faceted pale blue or pink glass bottle for the Britney Spears Curious Perfume.
A perfume atomizer is a simple device. It works by drawing the liquid perfume from the bottle up through a tube and dispensing it via the nozzle. The nozzle has a screen. This screen is what forces the liquid to spray as a fine mist. To work the perfume atomizer bottle, the user must press the nozzle or the bulb. This transforms the pressure inside the tube connected to the nozzle and quickly pulls up the perfume through the tube. As the perfume hits the nozzle at the tip of the tube, it hits the screen and is forced to come out in a myriad of droplets.
Bottled fragrances can cost anywhere from $20 for an unknown brand, to $500 for a designer fragrance. When you finally find the perfect scent, you might want to make sure that you can keep it smelling the same as the day you purchased it. Whether you like to use Escada perfume or a high-end fragrance, here are some simple tips to keep your perfume fresh till the very last drop.
If you follow these tips, you can keep the fragrance from fading and keep using the same perfume until the very last spritz.