Half Sprays?

    Half Sprays?

    post #1 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Question for you guys. Is it possible that you could let in more oxygen into your fragrance by only spraying halfway? Sometimes if you have a good spritzer than I dont want full sprays on my wrists, so I do half ones. However, next time I have to pump a few times to get a full spray again.

    Any thoughts on this affecting the fragrance?

    post #2 of 21
    Truthfully never thought about this. I just depress the atomizer all the way all the time. Hard to imagine what you're doing is affecting the fragrance, but I'm not sure.
    post #3 of 21
    There's already air in the bottle.

    What you're introducing, assuming you even are, will not harm it more than what's already, naturally, in there.
    post #4 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Yeah, I guess I just don't know the science behind a spritzer. I would think its possible for extra air to enter through the nozzle if a substance exits from it?

    Where does this gap of air come from then? I did this on my Aventus. Someone give it a shot. It takes a few sprays to get a full burst again. If I push down halfway, then next time I need to push out some air before I get a full spray again. How does the air get in there if the plastic is submersed in the juice? From the air already inside the bottle? That doesnt make full sense to me since the tube is submersed in liquid.

    post #5 of 21
    It's not April Fools day is it? The juice comes out when you push down, the air goes in when you release it.
    post #6 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prince BarryView Post

    It's not April Fools day is it?

    It's not April, but there is a fool. Just use the damn bottle, half-spray or full. You won't hurt anything.

    post #7 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prince BarryView Post

    It's not April Fools day is it?


    I'm wondering if the OP has found a new way to compress air.
    Now he can use his bottle to breathe underwater like the man from Atlantis
    undecided.gif


    Edited by martinijo - 7/13/13 at 3:12pm
    post #8 of 21
    I think I just sharted.....
    post #9 of 21
    This thread is somehow way funnier than it should be!
    post #10 of 21
    We need to assemble a focus group to study this question.
    post #11 of 21
    I just sharted again....Damn Taco Bell Chalupas....
    post #12 of 21

    To be honest, I've wondered about the mechanics of air getting into the bottle too.

    If the sprayer sprays on the very first pump ( which is what happens most times I spray) that would mean that "replacement air" is not going back down the sprayer tube, or like the OP said, you'd find yourself doing a bunch of non-productive pumps each time, to get past the air that was hanging out in the tube.

    Does that mean that somehow air gets in via some other entry way, other than coming in through the spray nozzle ?

    Whatever the case, common sense would indicate that in totality, no more air will be in there than what a person actually sees in the bottle. I suspect that could mean that in bottles that were close to empty, there would be more air for the remaining juice to react with than in fuller bottles. But my assumption is that the air that is in there has already been well-saturated with gas from the perfume for quite a while, and is probably pretty inert.

    No matter how it gets in there in the first place.

    post #13 of 21

    uh ya'all, in splash bottles air gets in every time ya open it - it's ok, keep calm and spray away happily, half sprays or full sprays or "double taps" if you want with a clear mind and light heart and as someone said, there is already some air in the bottle anyway

    post #14 of 21

    never thought of it. not a big deal

    post #15 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    Figured this forum has many people far more experience than I who could take a crack at it. My chief concern was the fragrance going bad somewhere down the road earlier than it should (this is hard to measure I know). No, I dont think its a huge deal, but if I spend hundreds of dollars on fragrances, I look to take all necessary precautions. Plus, it was bugging me that I didnt know the answer.

    post #16 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpstudioedgeView Post

    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    No actually you are right, you should definitely ask questions like these--as some of the other responses show, they are not actually dumb questions; somebody had to think about them to design bottles in the first place.

    I think some of the members were poking you in the ribs a bit, which they shouldn't do especially in light of the fact that you are new to the site. Curiosity is an intellectual value!

    post #17 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpstudioedgeView Post

    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    Figured this forum has many people far more experience than I who could take a crack at it. My chief concern was the fragrance going bad somewhere down the road earlier than it should (this is hard to measure I know). No, I dont think its a huge deal, but if I spend hundreds of dollars on fragrances, I look to take all necessary precautions. Plus, it was bugging me that I didnt know the answer.

    Personally I think that was a pretty legitimate question. I actually enjoy reading a fragrance question every now and then - it breaks up the "What should I buy next?" "What should I wear next?" "Is my bottle of ___ that I bought on eBay fake?" We get plenty of those.

    post #18 of 21
    Quote:

    7/13/13 at 10:58am

    jpstudioedge said:



    Question for you guys. Is it possible that you could let in more oxygen into your fragrance by only spraying halfway? Sometimes if you have a good spritzer than I dont want full sprays on my wrists, so I do half ones. However, next time I have to pump a few times to get a full spray again.

    Any thoughts on this affecting the fragrance?

    7/13/13 at 12:23pm

    hednic said:



    Truthfully never thought about this. I just depress the atomizer all the way all the time. Hard to imagine what you're doing is affecting the fragrance, but I'm not sure.

    7/13/13 at 12:35pm

    hedonist222 said:



    There's already air in the bottle.

    What you're introducing, assuming you even are, will not harm it more than what's already, naturally, in there.

    7/13/13 at 1:43pm

    jpstudioedge said:



    Yeah, I guess I just don't know the science behind a spritzer. I would think its possible for extra air to enter through the nozzle if a substance exits from it?

    Where does this gap of air come from then? I did this on my Aventus. Someone give it a shot. It takes a few sprays to get a full burst again. If I push down halfway, then next time I need to push out some air before I get a full spray again. How does the air get in there if the plastic is submersed in the juice? From the air already inside the bottle? That doesnt make full sense to me since the tube is submersed in liquid.

    7/13/13 at 1:51pm

    Prince Barry said:



    It's not April Fools day is it? The juice comes out when you push down, the air goes in when you release it.

    7/13/13 at 1:57pm

    maarken said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prince BarryView Post

    It's not April Fools day is it?

    It's not April, but there is a fool. Just use the damn bottle, half-spray or full. You won't hurt anything.

    7/13/13 at 1:59pm

    martinijo said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prince BarryView Post

    It's not April Fools day is it?


    I'm wondering if the OP has found a new way to compress air.
    Now he can use his bottle to breathe underwater like the man from Atlantis
    undecided.gif


    Edited by martinijo - 7/13/13 at 3:12pm

    7/13/13 at 2:01pm

    FSU92grad said:



    I think I just sharted.....

    7/13/13 at 2:59pm

    gtsb said:



    This thread is somehow way funnier than it should be!

    7/13/13 at 3:38pm

    knightowl said:



    We need to assemble a focus group to study this question.

    7/13/13 at 4:28pm

    FSU92grad said:



    I just sharted again....Damn Taco Bell Chalupas....

    7/13/13 at 4:51pm

    Birdboy48 said:



    To be honest, I've wondered about the mechanics of air getting into the bottle too.

    If the sprayer sprays on the very first pump ( which is what happens most times I spray) that would mean that "replacement air" is not going back down the sprayer tube, or like the OP said, you'd find yourself doing a bunch of non-productive pumps each time, to get past the air that was hanging out in the tube.

    Does that mean that somehow air gets in via some other entry way, other than coming in through the spray nozzle ?

    Whatever the case, common sense would indicate that in totality, no more air will be in there than what a person actually sees in the bottle. I suspect that could mean that in bottles that were close to empty, there would be more air for the remaining juice to react with than in fuller bottles. But my assumption is that the air that is in there has already been well-saturated with gas from the perfume for quite a while, and is probably pretty inert.

    No matter how it gets in there in the first place.

    7/13/13 at 5:07pm

    Katana said:



    uh ya'all, in splash bottles air gets in every time ya open it - it's ok, keep calm and spray away happily, half sprays or full sprays or "double taps" if you want with a clear mind and light heart and as someone said, there is already some air in the bottle anyway

    7/13/13 at 5:15pm

    Tony T said:



    never thought of it. not a big deal

    7/13/13 at 5:37pm

    jpstudioedge said:



    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    Figured this forum has many people far more experience than I who could take a crack at it. My chief concern was the fragrance going bad somewhere down the road earlier than it should (this is hard to measure I know). No, I dont think its a huge deal, but if I spend hundreds of dollars on fragrances, I look to take all necessary precautions. Plus, it was bugging me that I didnt know the answer.

    7/13/13 at 5:42pm

    gtsb said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpstudioedgeView Post

    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    No actually you are right, you should definitely ask questions like these--as some of the other responses show, they are not actually dumb questions; somebody had to think about them to design bottles in the first place.

    I think some of the members were poking you in the ribs a bit, which they shouldn't do especially in light of the fact that you are new to the site. Curiosity is an intellectual value!

    7/13/13 at 5:44pm

    dougczar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpstudioedgeView Post

    Some of the comments against my post were ridiculous and kind of offensive. In principle, I will never stop to ask a question regarding something I don't understand. So, I stand by my original post.

    Figured this forum has many people far more experience than I who could take a crack at it. My chief concern was the fragrance going bad somewhere down the road earlier than it should (this is hard to measure I know). No, I dont think its a huge deal, but if I spend hundreds of dollars on fragrances, I look to take all necessary precautions. Plus, it was bugging me that I didnt know the answer.

    Personally I think that was a pretty legitimate question. I actually enjoy reading a fragrance question every now and then - it breaks up the "What should I buy next?" "What should I wear next?" "Is my bottle of ___ that I bought on eBay fake?" We get plenty of those.

    7/13/13 at 7:23pm

    Katana said:



    Quote:





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