Whether you’re new or an old hand at decanting, there are decanting supplies and accessories that everyone should readily have at hand. I like to get a bit creative with my bottles and bottle shapes while still keeping the shapes beautiful and classic. After all, perfumes do come in gorgeous bottles from the manufacturer! I think that’s a good part of the beauty and allure after all. So to me, when a 1/4 Oz atomizer looks like the bottles that Jean Patou used to fill with Joy Parfum, I’m all for it!
Now, you may be surprised that I promote open mouthed bottles more than roll-ons or atomizer bottles. There’s a few very good reasons for that. With Roll-on bottles, there is always a bit of juice that will remain on the top of the applicator. This precious perfume may very possibly evaporate, no matter how tightly closed the bottle is. Also, it’s plastic, and can absorb some of the material. If you don’t use the roll-on for a long time, it get’s very sticky and can even get stuck. Running it under hot water will usually un-stick it, or leaving it in alcochol will do the same, but who wants to introduce a foreign liquid into the perfume composition?
As far as atomizers go: The way I look at it… I’m a bit spoiled.. if possible, I like to get the highest concentration of a perfume whenever possible.. this means perfume or extrait, if it’s affordable.. Just a little bit is necessary, applied to the right spots, neck, temples, below my ears, between my breasts, behind my knees. And even if I’m applying Eau de Parfum or Cologne, if it’s a spray, I don’t know of one bottle where the spray stream is thin enough that there isn’t overspray when I spray my wrists, my knees or possibly behind my ears… That’s wasting precious, expensive perfume! To me that’s just sinful… so…
My favorite supplies are the following:
Small Glass Sample Vials in one or two sizes: These are easy to find. Many sites sell them. You should be aware, however that what many sites call a 1ml Vial, is in fact a .7ml vial and will only contain .7ml of perfume when filled.
Small Glass Bottles with Plastic Screw on Caps: These too are quite easy to find, and they come in many shapes and sizes. I recommend you choose at least 2-3 of the following:
2ml, 1 dram (3.7ml or .125 Oz), 2 dram(.25 Oz), 5 ml or 10 ml sizes..
of course, there are others in between!
Larger Glass Bottles with Screw on Caps:
10ml = 1/3 Oz
15ml = 1/2 Oz
30ml – 1 Oz
Glass Mini Atomizers
2ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml
Glass Roll On Bottles
2ml 3ml 5ml
In my Next Post, I’ll Cover the Devices for Extracting the Juice from the Original BottlesRead More