Originally Posted by wicozani
Hogwash! Please allow me to be a dissenting voice! I have many splash bottles of cologne and EDT, many of them vintage and even 200ml sizes. There are few things more satisfying than to tip that bottle and splash your scent-of-the-day into one's palm, and then apply wherever you desire. I've been doing this for years with no ill effect. Indeed, when I first joined BN I read some of the posts like Trebor has posted links to, and wondered if perhaps I was all wrong about this. I fumbled my way to acquire pipettes and empty bottles, before awakening one day and realizing my folly! I've been happily splishing and splashing ever since, and I encourage every red-blooded man to do likewise. Sometimes you just have to put your foot down and say "Enough's enough!"
Satisfying it may well be, but you are not splashing it on. Instead, you are rubbing it on, and consequently wasting all the scent that gets stuck on your hands and around the fingers ( a fairly large area) which goes down the drain when you wash it off.
If you splash from the bottle directly, it may not go exactly where you want, but at least most of it will get stuck somewhere on one's body.