The Actuator Came Right Off...

    The Actuator Came Right Off...

    post #1 of 6
    Thread Starter 

    Erm... help?

     

    I have a bottle of 4711 cologne here at work, for use after lunchtime workouts. When I went to pull the top off today, to reveal the actuator/spray mechanism, the actuator stuck to the cap and came off the bottle entirely. It's jammed in the cap so hard that I cannot get it out. Even if I could, I also cannot put the cap back on the bottle - it rests on there, but no longer seals. I'm thinking I stripped the thread.

     

    Suggestions to save the fluid itself? I don't own any other perfume bottles that are either empty or large enough for the 3oz of liquid I now have stinking up my office. :lol:

     

    For now, I'm thinking I'm just going to carry it home. Very carefully.

     

    I mean, it's not an expensive fragrance, but I like it. If I can save it, that'd be great. Any ideas for what I might do once I get home? I do have some plastic bottles, like travel bottles one might put shampoo in - would those work?

    post #2 of 6

    Maybe take it home and wrap it with seran wrap. Then order a cheap atomizer and transfer when you get it.

    post #3 of 6

    Rubber-band a plastic bag around the neck and carry it home upright, if you think you can avoid spills.  Otherwise leave it at work for now (sealed as best you can against evaporation), then take a clean empty jelly jar to work and decant it into that to bring it home.  The inside of the lids of these jars is rubberized to create a seal, but put the jar into a ziplock type bag to play it safe for travel.

     

    This site sells empty atomizers, although the 3.5 oz seems to be out of stock at present:

     

    http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com/

    post #4 of 6
    Thread Starter 

    I didn't dare leave it at work over the weekend. I was afraid either the cleaning staff would accidentally spill it, or it'd evaporate; either way, I'd fragrance the office in a slightly stronger manner than might otherwise be desired. So I very carefully brought it home, then took pliers to the top. I ended up destroying the overcap itself, but saved the actuator, and was able to get it to screw back onto the bottle. So now I am happy!

    post #5 of 6
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post

    Maybe take it home and wrap it with seran wrap. Then order a cheap atomizer and transfer when you get it.


     


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    post #6 of 6

    Just get a little cheap travel bottle at any shop and pour it in I have my Agua Lavanda and my Florida water "refreshers" in those they are like a dollar in the travel section

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    9/5/13 at 1:34pm

    RoaringMice said:



    Erm... help?

     

    I have a bottle of 4711 cologne here at work, for use after lunchtime workouts. When I went to pull the top off today, to reveal the actuator/spray mechanism, the actuator stuck to the cap and came off the bottle entirely. It's jammed in the cap so hard that I cannot get it out. Even if I could, I also cannot put the cap back on the bottle - it rests on there, but no longer seals. I'm thinking I stripped the thread.

     

    Suggestions to save the fluid itself? I don't own any other perfume bottles that are either empty or large enough for the 3oz of liquid I now have stinking up my office. :lol:

     

    For now, I'm thinking I'm just going to carry it home. Very carefully.

     

    I mean, it's not an expensive fragrance, but I like it. If I can save it, that'd be great. Any ideas for what I might do once I get home? I do have some plastic bottles, like travel bottles one might put shampoo in - would those work?

    9/5/13 at 5:46pm

    mjones602 said:



    Maybe take it home and wrap it with seran wrap. Then order a cheap atomizer and transfer when you get it.

    9/6/13 at 1:04pm

    30 Roses said:



    Rubber-band a plastic bag around the neck and carry it home upright, if you think you can avoid spills.  Otherwise leave it at work for now (sealed as best you can against evaporation), then take a clean empty jelly jar to work and decant it into that to bring it home.  The inside of the lids of these jars is rubberized to create a seal, but put the jar into a ziplock type bag to play it safe for travel.

     

    This site sells empty atomizers, although the 3.5 oz seems to be out of stock at present:

     

    http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com/

    9/10/13 at 1:54pm

    RoaringMice said:



    I didn't dare leave it at work over the weekend. I was afraid either the cleaning staff would accidentally spill it, or it'd evaporate; either way, I'd fragrance the office in a slightly stronger manner than might otherwise be desired. So I very carefully brought it home, then took pliers to the top. I ended up destroying the overcap itself, but saved the actuator, and was able to get it to screw back onto the bottle. So now I am happy!

    9/10/13 at 2:09pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post

    Maybe take it home and wrap it with seran wrap. Then order a cheap atomizer and transfer when you get it.


     


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    9/10/13 at 2:16pm

    Katana said:



    Just get a little cheap travel bottle at any shop and pour it in I have my Agua Lavanda and my Florida water "refreshers" in those they are like a dollar in the travel section