Vintage Splash bottles......do you decant into an atomizer?

    Vintage Splash bottles......do you decant into an atomizer?

    post #1 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    I'm very happy to have just won 2 vintage classics off ebay.....Hai Karate and Shulton Old Spice. For those of you who've purchased old splash bottles like these, do many of you decant to an atomizer, or do you do the old school splash as they were intended?

    Also, I'm looking for suggestions on the best site to purchase glass atomizers, since I haven't bought any in about 6-7 years. I'm looking at sunburstbottle.com, but I'm a little worried about having to cut the dip tube as described on their website. I'm guessing shipping is going to be pretty high regardless of which vendor it is for glass atomizers, correct?

    post #2 of 14

    It depends, for many vintage I do - given the rising prices, splashing seems excessive.

    As for the best website, I think the two most cited websites here on BN are bestbottles and accessoriesforperfume . I usually buy at bestbottles; it's somewhat cheaper but requires a larger minimum order.

    Prices of vials are so low that it makes sense to stock up and buy in the hundreds, together perhaps with bigger atomizers for travel or storage (like 5 ml, 30ml). Pipettes are also useful for filling vials (though I don't recall bestbottles having them). And dark pouches also work well to protect box-less bottles from the light.

    cacio

    post #3 of 14

    Usually yes. Done that with Davidoff, Armani Eau Pour Homme, VC&A PH, Drakkar Noir.

    I buy the decant bottles with atomizers at eBay. I use 25 ml bottles.

    post #4 of 14
    ^^^^ Unfortunately, Best Bottles do not offer pipettes. When I asked about them, they recommended I get them from accessoriesinfragrance.
    post #5 of 14
    I decant one of my vintages in an atomizer but only because the top is like a glass stopper that fits into the neck of the bottle. It's not an airtight seal so I fear it might evaporate.
    post #6 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks all for your input.

    I'm going to try and research some more on where to buy. I've used accessoriesforfragrances in the past for a whole lot of plastic atomizers (I used to sell sample decants), but never for glass. I just went and looked how much 8- one ounce atomizer bottles would cost, and it wasn't bad except when I got to the shipping calculation, nearly $20. So, I'm still going to keep looking......I know they're probably all going to be high, just not that high.

    post #7 of 14
    Yeah transfer to an atomizer.
    post #8 of 14

    I keep almost all (vintage) perfumes in their original containers. Excepts are some bottles that did not close very well (or not at all in two cases, just some aluminium seal and nothing else!) and one 17oz bottle.

    post #9 of 14
    I think transferring it into an atomizer is much better for the fragrance. It doesn't get contaminated and you practically eliminate accidentally splashing on too much.
    post #10 of 14

    yes

    post #11 of 14

    Contaminated? You realize that your perfume contains around 80% ethanol, a very effective sterilizer? I have heard people talk about it, saw a bottle that was called contaminated once but those were just particles floating around, most likely badly filtered leftover from an absolute, and completely harmless. I think it's a myth.

    post #12 of 14

    I ordered once here: http://www.pilotvials.com

    post #13 of 14

    I try not to buy the economy size

    post #14 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by markcView Post

    I'm very happy to have just won 2 vintage classics off ebay.....Hai Karate and Shulton Old Spice. For those of you who've purchased old splash bottles like these, do many of you decant to an atomizer, or do you do the old school splash as they were intended?

    Also, I'm looking for suggestions on the best site to purchase glass atomizers, since I haven't bought any in about 6-7 years. I'm looking at sunburstbottle.com, but I'm a little worried about having to cut the dip tube as described on their website. I'm guessing shipping is going to be pretty high regardless of which vendor it is for glass atomizers, correct?



    I like the range in Sunburstbottle, and the shipping was reasonable (far more reasonable than Accessoriesforfragrances, tbh). I've also bought the 30ml atomizer size for which you have to cut the tube, and it was extremely easy - just a quick snip with your standard scissors - just make sure you cut at an angle so the tube isn't blocked if it presses against the glass.

    I sometimes transfer to an atomizer, it depends on the scent.

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    7/26/13 at 9:16am

    markc said:



    I'm very happy to have just won 2 vintage classics off ebay.....Hai Karate and Shulton Old Spice. For those of you who've purchased old splash bottles like these, do many of you decant to an atomizer, or do you do the old school splash as they were intended?

    Also, I'm looking for suggestions on the best site to purchase glass atomizers, since I haven't bought any in about 6-7 years. I'm looking at sunburstbottle.com, but I'm a little worried about having to cut the dip tube as described on their website. I'm guessing shipping is going to be pretty high regardless of which vendor it is for glass atomizers, correct?

    7/26/13 at 11:39am

    cacio said:



    It depends, for many vintage I do - given the rising prices, splashing seems excessive.

    As for the best website, I think the two most cited websites here on BN are bestbottles and accessoriesforperfume . I usually buy at bestbottles; it's somewhat cheaper but requires a larger minimum order.

    Prices of vials are so low that it makes sense to stock up and buy in the hundreds, together perhaps with bigger atomizers for travel or storage (like 5 ml, 30ml). Pipettes are also useful for filling vials (though I don't recall bestbottles having them). And dark pouches also work well to protect box-less bottles from the light.

    cacio

    7/26/13 at 12:12pm

    dofa91 said:



    Usually yes. Done that with Davidoff, Armani Eau Pour Homme, VC&A PH, Drakkar Noir.

    I buy the decant bottles with atomizers at eBay. I use 25 ml bottles.

    7/26/13 at 12:12pm

    PalmBeach said:



    ^^^^ Unfortunately, Best Bottles do not offer pipettes. When I asked about them, they recommended I get them from accessoriesinfragrance.

    7/26/13 at 12:23pm

    VintagePoison said:



    I decant one of my vintages in an atomizer but only because the top is like a glass stopper that fits into the neck of the bottle. It's not an airtight seal so I fear it might evaporate.

    7/26/13 at 12:29pm

    markc said:



    Thanks all for your input.

    I'm going to try and research some more on where to buy. I've used accessoriesforfragrances in the past for a whole lot of plastic atomizers (I used to sell sample decants), but never for glass. I just went and looked how much 8- one ounce atomizer bottles would cost, and it wasn't bad except when I got to the shipping calculation, nearly $20. So, I'm still going to keep looking......I know they're probably all going to be high, just not that high.

    7/26/13 at 3:21pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Yeah transfer to an atomizer.

    7/28/13 at 8:05am

    gido said:



    I keep almost all (vintage) perfumes in their original containers. Excepts are some bottles that did not close very well (or not at all in two cases, just some aluminium seal and nothing else!) and one 17oz bottle.

    7/28/13 at 6:59pm

    ScentBound said:



    I think transferring it into an atomizer is much better for the fragrance. It doesn't get contaminated and you practically eliminate accidentally splashing on too much.

    7/28/13 at 7:25pm

    heperd said:



    yes

    7/29/13 at 12:04am

    gido said:



    Contaminated? You realize that your perfume contains around 80% ethanol, a very effective sterilizer? I have heard people talk about it, saw a bottle that was called contaminated once but those were just particles floating around, most likely badly filtered leftover from an absolute, and completely harmless. I think it's a myth.

    7/29/13 at 7:31am

    Graphite said:



    I ordered once here: http://www.pilotvials.com

    7/29/13 at 7:55am

    Tony T said:



    I try not to buy the economy size

    7/29/13 at 10:15am

    chypre said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by markcView Post

    I'm very happy to have just won 2 vintage classics off ebay.....Hai Karate and Shulton Old Spice. For those of you who've purchased old splash bottles like these, do many of you decant to an atomizer, or do you do the old school splash as they were intended?

    Also, I'm looking for suggestions on the best site to purchase glass atomizers, since I haven't bought any in about 6-7 years. I'm looking at sunburstbottle.com, but I'm a little worried about having to cut the dip tube as described on their website. I'm guessing shipping is going to be pretty high regardless of which vendor it is for glass atomizers, correct?



    I like the range in Sunburstbottle, and the shipping was reasonable (far more reasonable than Accessoriesforfragrances, tbh). I've also bought the 30ml atomizer size for which you have to cut the tube, and it was extremely easy - just a quick snip with your standard scissors - just make sure you cut at an angle so the tube isn't blocked if it presses against the glass.

    I sometimes transfer to an atomizer, it depends on the scent.





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