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    Default Decanting 4711 Cologne From Gigantic Bottle

    So I bought this gigantic bottle of 4711 cologne splash for $9.99 (was I out of my miiiind? LOL) at Filene's the other day with hopes of refilling my 4 oz. spray size. Any suggestions as to how to accomplish distilling 4 ounces of 4711 from a half gallon bottle into a little 4 oz. spray bottle?
    Where can I find a functional funnel in the Chicagoland area? And is it a better idea to pour the fragrance into a plastic cup and pour from cup into funnel to avoid spillage?
    Or does anyone have any better ideas?

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    Default Re: Decanting 4711 Cologne From Gigantic Bottle

    Hi Rita,

    I personally would use a syringe or pipette, but then again, I work in a lab.

    So I would suggest making your own funnel. You can make it out of tin foil. Cut a disk out, say around 6 inches or so. Fold in half, and then in half again. You'll find that you can open it up into a "funnel". You may want to tape the seam, just in case to prevent leakage. Then cut the very tip off with a scissors, and presto! [/macgyver]

    Hope that helps!

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    Default Re: Decanting 4711 Cologne From Gigantic Bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by Octothorpe
    I personally would use a syringe or pipette, but then again, I work in a lab.
    Since I am clumsy and tend to make messes when trying to use funnels and such, I purchased syringes from a medical supply company. I don't have any right now, so I forget the sizes I used, but some were very slender and long and some were larger. No mess for me! I didn't buy the needles, just the syringes. If there's no medical supply company near you, you could check your local pharmacy to see if they can sell to you.

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    Default Re: Decanting 4711 Cologne From Gigantic Bottle

    Thank you both! Lo and behold I DO own a syringe! I bought it to flush out a clogged ear, but the ear opened up before I could use it, and it's just been sitting around in its plastic bag, untouched.
    Thanks for reminding me - it never occurred to me that the syringe method would be easiest.
    If all else fails I will construct my own tin foil funnel.

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