Very good ideas. I think I'll only keep the really nice ones and throw away the rest, but keep all the caps. Are stores really willing to sell testers? I never thought of that-what a great idea to save money! This passion of mine just gets soooo expensive! All my friends think I'm crazy to have so many bottles of perfume, which is nothing compare to what some members have here! Thanks so much for your posts )
I like the smell of Angel and Alien on others, but it doesn't work for me personally, however, if I have empty bottles that look like that, there is no way I'd throw them out and I am not a keeper type person. Some perfume bottles are as pretty as any nic nac or even prettier.
Most of mine are spray bottles and can't be refilled, I guess I'll just keep my favs and recycle the rest. I regret so much throwing out my Coco Chanel bottle with the stopper! This was before I developed my perfume mania (
You seem new to the idea of purchasing testers, so let me clarify a bit...
These testers are available through online stores, and listed as such. They usually come with a plain or no box, and many times do not come with a cap. Otherwise, the product is usually identical. I have never heard of retail stores selling their testers, though. They are available at a discount compared to even normal internet prices, which are usually much lower than retail.
If you like a bottle for its design or even for a sentimental reason then keep it. I cannot stand decorative 'homeware' ornaments as such but ironically I do appreciate the design of some perfume bottles. I have kept my JPG Classique eau de parfum and Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant bottles because I like their design. I also have an empty bottle of Roma, my wedding fragrance, which I have kept for it's sentimental value. The bottle still smells wonderful and brings back happy memories.