Mini Sprays..

    Mini Sprays..

    post #1 of 22
    Thread Starter 

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    it seems more houses are offering them at ok prices..

    I hate the mini dabs..

    are more ppl hesitant about buying FB'S??

    are you guys interested in these??

    post #2 of 22
    Never have.
    post #3 of 22

    Good idea IMO. Better than purchasing a full bottle of something you don't really like..

    post #4 of 22

    I always try to buy the smallest size spray bottle they have available. Trying to stay away from buying rollerballs or miniatures though, I like spraying better. Also, sometimes the miniatures don't give you an accurate idea of what the fragranceshould really smelllike.

    post #5 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KiliwiaView Post

    I always try to buy the smallest size spray bottle they have available. Trying to stay away from buying rollerballs or miniatures though, I like spraying better. Also, sometimes the miniatures don't give you an accurate idea of what the fragranceshould really smelllike.

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?
    post #6 of 22
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by williampaul1969View Post

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?

    I think Kiliwia is referring to the one's you have to dab not the sprayers

    the size of these are 10 ml. priced from 10 bucks on up..

    sometimes you can find better deals on the Bay

    post #7 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by williampaul1969View Post

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?

    I think Kiliwia is referring to the one's you have to dab not the sprayers

    the size of these are 10 ml. priced from 10 bucks on up..

    sometimes you can find better deals on the Bay

    Thank you Tony, yes, that is what I meant, sometimes when dabbing it's different. That's why I like spraying the best, dabbers and rollerballs, just don't do the fragrance justice. They seem more linear and flat to me.

    post #8 of 22

    Minis are nice, as long as they have sprayers. Most of the time, if they're available, they're just right for me -- I already have so many bottles in my collection, I'll never finish even the smallest size in most cases. 10-15ml sprays are perfect.

    post #9 of 22
    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.
    post #10 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Just buy a bunch of empty 2.5ml spray decants. You can pour vials into them for sampling, if a spray sample isn't available. Works great, and pretty cheap if you buy the plastic ones in quantity.

    post #11 of 22
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Unfortunately not available in packs

    I have bought the entire Lacoste 12.12 line this way. Noir - Rogue and the others

    they are not decants

    they are from the actual House

    post #12 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Just buy a bunch of empty 2.5ml spray decants. You can pour vials into them for sampling, if a spray sample isn't available. Works great, and pretty cheap if you buy the plastic ones in quantity.


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.
    post #13 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-187/%2850%29-Plastic-Atomizers--dsh-/Detail

    50 of them for $21. Easy to order, won't leak, use them and then toss them. I'll gladly cough up a $.42 disposable atomizer, if it allows me to adequately use my $4 sample and decide how the fragrance really smells.

    post #14 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-187/%2850%29-Plastic-Atomizers--dsh-/Detail

    50 of them for $21. Easy to order, won't leak, use them and then toss them. I'll gladly cough up a $.42 disposable atomizer, if it allows me to adequately use my $4 sample and decide how the fragrance really smells.


    Thanks for the link Nay, I'll probably at least try it. Can't adequately argue against it if I haven't.
    post #15 of 22
    I just can't justify the price per ml with minis. $10 (most of the time more) for 5ml is like paying $100 or more for a 1.7oz bottle. Just can't bring myself to do so.
    post #16 of 22
    I am with Kiliwia and Naylor here, I love small bottles, for the reasons they said, plus they are more portable and will fit in my purse when I go to work, etc. One of my favourite fragrances, Osmanthe Yunnan, I currently have in the 15 ml bottle. The 100 ml is just too cost prohibitive for me right now. I wish all houses would do 15 ml bottles.
    Edited by Wingie - 8/26/13 at 9:39am
    post #17 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-jView Post

    8/15/13 at 3:00pm

    Tony T said:



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    it seems more houses are offering them at ok prices..

    I hate the mini dabs..

    are more ppl hesitant about buying FB'S??

    are you guys interested in these??

    8/15/13 at 3:04pm

    hednic said:



    Never have.

    8/16/13 at 11:09am

    sjg3839 said:



    Good idea IMO. Better than purchasing a full bottle of something you don't really like..

    8/16/13 at 11:22am

    Kiliwia said:



    I always try to buy the smallest size spray bottle they have available. Trying to stay away from buying rollerballs or miniatures though, I like spraying better. Also, sometimes the miniatures don't give you an accurate idea of what the fragranceshould really smelllike.

    8/16/13 at 12:19pm

    williampaul1969 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KiliwiaView Post

    I always try to buy the smallest size spray bottle they have available. Trying to stay away from buying rollerballs or miniatures though, I like spraying better. Also, sometimes the miniatures don't give you an accurate idea of what the fragranceshould really smelllike.

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?

    8/16/13 at 2:37pm

    Tony T said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by williampaul1969View Post

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?

    I think Kiliwia is referring to the one's you have to dab not the sprayers

    the size of these are 10 ml. priced from 10 bucks on up..

    sometimes you can find better deals on the Bay

    8/18/13 at 1:34pm

    Kiliwia said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by williampaul1969View Post

    Just curious, why would they not give an accurate idea of what the scent smells like?

    I think Kiliwia is referring to the one's you have to dab not the sprayers

    the size of these are 10 ml. priced from 10 bucks on up..

    sometimes you can find better deals on the Bay

    Thank you Tony, yes, that is what I meant, sometimes when dabbing it's different. That's why I like spraying the best, dabbers and rollerballs, just don't do the fragrance justice. They seem more linear and flat to me.

    8/18/13 at 2:27pm

    naylor said:



    Minis are nice, as long as they have sprayers. Most of the time, if they're available, they're just right for me -- I already have so many bottles in my collection, I'll never finish even the smallest size in most cases. 10-15ml sprays are perfect.

    8/18/13 at 2:48pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    8/18/13 at 3:07pm

    naylor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Just buy a bunch of empty 2.5ml spray decants. You can pour vials into them for sampling, if a spray sample isn't available. Works great, and pretty cheap if you buy the plastic ones in quantity.

    8/18/13 at 3:12pm

    Tony T said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Unfortunately not available in packs

    I have bought the entire Lacoste 12.12 line this way. Noir - Rogue and the others

    they are not decants

    they are from the actual House

    8/18/13 at 3:15pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post

    These are the only way I'll sample direct from the manufacture. Like you, Tony, I won't do the "dabs" as you cask them. I find them incompetent in allowing for proper analysis of a frag. So is these or decants from sampler packs.

    Just buy a bunch of empty 2.5ml spray decants. You can pour vials into them for sampling, if a spray sample isn't available. Works great, and pretty cheap if you buy the plastic ones in quantity.


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.

    8/18/13 at 3:21pm

    naylor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-187/%2850%29-Plastic-Atomizers--dsh-/Detail

    50 of them for $21. Easy to order, won't leak, use them and then toss them. I'll gladly cough up a $.42 disposable atomizer, if it allows me to adequately use my $4 sample and decide how the fragrance really smells.

    8/18/13 at 3:25pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylorView Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    I've thought of doing this, but seems like there's more to know than just this. Like good bottles that don't leak, how, where to find. And how to reuse, if can be reused with a different frag. How to clean them, do I have to replace the spray nozzle. If can't be reused seems like a waste of money. Even if can sounds like a waste of time and effort. I'd rather just blind buy FBs quite frankly.

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-187/%2850%29-Plastic-Atomizers--dsh-/Detail

    50 of them for $21. Easy to order, won't leak, use them and then toss them. I'll gladly cough up a $.42 disposable atomizer, if it allows me to adequately use my $4 sample and decide how the fragrance really smells.


    Thanks for the link Nay, I'll probably at least try it. Can't adequately argue against it if I haven't.

    8/26/13 at 9:20am

    timmy-j said:



    I just can't justify the price per ml with minis. $10 (most of the time more) for 5ml is like paying $100 or more for a 1.7oz bottle. Just can't bring myself to do so.

    8/26/13 at 9:29am

    Wingie said:



    I am with Kiliwia and Naylor here, I love small bottles, for the reasons they said, plus they are more portable and will fit in my purse when I go to work, etc. One of my favourite fragrances, Osmanthe Yunnan, I currently have in the 15 ml bottle. The 100 ml is just too cost prohibitive for me right now. I wish all houses would do 15 ml bottles.
    Edited by Wingie - 8/26/13 at 9:39am

    8/26/13 at 9:29am

    Birdboy48 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-jView Post





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