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    Default sprays per unit volume

    At the risk of being anal: Has anyone ever tried to estimate how many sprays one gets per ml of fragrance?

    I expect there is some variance among pump mechanisms, and of course different fragrances need to be applied more liberally than others, but a sprays-per-unit-volume factor would allow one to calculate roughly the number of applications per unit currency.

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    i think i read a topic like this before on these boards and i remember the number 300 being put out (although this could be completely wrong). id assume thats for a 1.7, but again i might not be remembering correctly

    of course, you could always figure it out approximately by how much you yourself use; id say it takes maybe 10 months to waste a 1.7oz, so going at 1 spray a day that would be around 280 sprays/1.7oz, or a little less than 3 sprays per ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by wajt
    i think i read a topic like this before on these boards and i remember the number 300 being put out (although this could be completely wrong). id assume thats for a 1.7, but again i might not be remembering correctly

    of course, you could always figure it out approximately by how much you yourself use; id say it takes maybe 10 months to waste a 1.7oz, so going at 1 spray a day that would be around 280 sprays/1.7oz, or a little less than 3 sprays per ml
    I tried to search for such a thread, but terms like "sprays" and "ml" yielded too many irrelevant results.

    So is your recollection 300 sprays per 1.7-oz (50-ml) bottle? This would be about 6 sprays per ml, which is close to my initial rough estimate of 10 sprays per ml. I have reason to believe my estimate is high; I suspect the average is probably closer to 6.

    By my calculation, 10 months for a 1.7-oz bottle equates to about 5 ml per month. At one spray per day that's actually 6 sprays per ml (once again).
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    I know a little about decanting from which I can answer your question. It depends on the output of your bottle's spray mechanism, but a 1ml vial can usually be filled with anywhere from 7 to 12 sprays, the average being around 9 or 10. Trust me on this one; I've done it thousands of times.

    scentemental

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental
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    I know a little about decanting from which I can answer your question. It depends on the output of your bottle's spray mechanism, but a 1ml vial can usually be filled with anywhere from 7 to 12 sprays, the average being around 9 or 10. Trust me on this one; I've done it thousands of times.
    I trust you completely. One of these days, not long from now, I have a feeling you'll be spraying into a few vials for me.

    So it turns out my rough estimate of 10 sprays per ml was pretty good! Here's how I did it:

    I measured the diameter of a cylindrical sample spray vial (6 mm) and the height of the column in the vial (42 mm). Then, after 3 sprays, I measured the height of the column again (32 mm). Geometrically I calculated the difference was approximately 0.3 ml, ergo 0.1 ml per spray or 10 sprays per ml.

    It's reassuring to know this is consistent with an expert's experience!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d4
    [quote author=scentemental link=1138758065/0#3 date=1138761155]
    I know a little about decanting from which I can answer your question. It depends on the output of your bottle's spray mechanism, but a 1ml vial can usually be filled with anywhere from 7 to 12 sprays, the average being around 9 or 10. Trust me on this one; I've done it thousands of times.
    I trust you completely. One of these days, not long from now, I have a feeling you'll be spraying into a few vials for me.

    So it turns out my rough estimate of 10 sprays per ml was pretty good! Here's how I did it:

    I measured the diameter of a cylindrical sample spray vial (6 mm) and the height of the column in the vial (42 mm). Then, after 3 sprays, I measured the height of the column again (32 mm). Geometrically I calculated the difference was approximately 0.3 ml, ergo 0.1 ml per spray or 10 sprays per ml.

    It's reassuring to know this is consistent with an expert's experience![/quote]


    LOL,

    You've got to love the ingenuity of human beings.

    My experience-based knowledge is caveman stuff compared to your sophisiticated empirical observations and calculations. It nice to see that we both arrived at the same number, though.

    I am please to make your acquaintance d4; welcome to the board.

    Best regards,

    scentemental




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    Yep, that explains why it takes about a year to go through a 100ml bottle for me.

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    Default Re: sprays per unit volume

    Quote Originally Posted by d4
    [quote author=scentemental link=1138758065/0#3 date=1138761155][color=#0000cc]
    I know a little about decanting from which I can answer your question. It depends on the output of your bottle's spray mechanism, but a 1ml vial can usually be filled with anywhere from 7 to 12 sprays, the average being around 9 or 10. Trust me on this one; I've done it thousands of times.
    I trust you completely. One of these days, not long from now, I have a feeling you'll be spraying into a few vials for me.

    So it turns out my rough estimate of 10 sprays per ml was pretty good! Here's how I did it:

    I measured the diameter of a cylindrical sample spray vial (6 mm) and the height of the column in the vial (42 mm). Then, after 3 sprays, I measured the height of the column again (32 mm). Geometrically I calculated the difference was approximately 0.3 ml, ergo 0.1 ml per spray or 10 sprays per ml.

    It's reassuring to know this is consistent with an expert's experience![/quote]




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat
    This man has a future! [smiley=beer.gif]
    A past, too; but never mind that. :-X
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