, the NEWBIE
, back again w/more silly questions:
I just went through my (not-so-impressive) collection of samples (uncarded or without-package/box) plus my decants in spray-vials and those-other-vials-that-don't-spray (I've forgotten what they're called). I wrapped all the caps w/plumber's tape, a tip given to me from a great lady on the fragrance boards at MakeUp Alley
. However, I did not do the same for the carded/boxed samples, which does not make sense b/c they are exposed to the elements, as well.
ANYWAY...I have a few questions (well, five questions, as Questions 1 & 2 each have two parts, PLUS! there's a bonus super-newbie question):QUESTION 1
I came across a couple decants in vials I cannot find in the Fragrance Directory
or The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread
. They are labeled w/handmade labels - please clarify fragrance house/brand if anyone can:
a) "CD Vanille Chocolat
The reason I started my obsessive-compulsive plumber's-tape-party with the vials is because as I was updating my Sample Wardrobe, I noticed the vial labeled "POTL
" was nearly empty with only a dark residue remaining. I would like to know if:
a) sealing the vials w/plumber's tape (or electrical tape...or whatever tape) is indeed helping to slow the processes of chemical breakdown, oxidation, evaporation, etc?
b) there exists a solution to "thin-out" fragrance residue, to make it "usable" again (like a nail lacquer thinner can give aged thick polish new life)?QUESTION 3
What are they called: "those-other-vials-that-don't-spray" (of which I've forgotten what they're called)?ANSWERS
(if you have them...PLEASE!):
...yeah, I'm anal-retentive like that...
Thanks so much for your kind consideration, patience and assistance!
Originally Posted by teeavigee
...O.K., I just finished updating my wardrobe...and it is NOT as impressive as I thought it was - woah, I am delusional...I don't believe I am worthy of membership to this awesome community...