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    Default What to do with empty bottles?

    I feel a little silly asking this question, but is there any point in keeping empty perfume bottles? When I finish my L'eau de Cartier...it'll be hard to throw out such a beautiful bottle!

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    They make nice keepsakes. I keep the important ones. Besides... how often do you finish a bottle. I doubt they'll be piling up in your draw or closet shelves. It is hard to let go of these things...

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    Keep the cap, throw out the bottle, and if planning to replenish your supply of the fragrance in question, buy the tester (which usually come without caps) and save money !
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    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 )

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    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.

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    All my bottles are ugly and plain, ie: rochas man, paris hilton man, acqua di gio, dolce&gabbana.

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    If anyone has an empty 1/2 oz or bigger White Linen perfume bottle (with a glass stopper top) I'd love to buy it from you.

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    I save none. There are great vintage and antique Baccarat and Lalique (and other) bottles, true, but that's different.

    I save, rinse with Everclear, and reuse all my spray and splash decant bottles, though. Once they're dry, I use them for decants to send out and/or give to friends.

    All larger scent bottles that can be refilled and reused I give to a friend who makes her own bay rum. All other modern and non-reusable bottles go straight into my recycle bin.
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    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 (

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    im buying empty chanel parfum bottles, let me know by IM!

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    you may use some as paper weight i guess. be creative. don't throw beautiful bottles away.
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    Default Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    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.
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    I haven't had any bottles used up yet. I doubt I will have any for a while. I would only keep the pretty ones and throw the rest out. The only pretty bottles I have are Visit and maybe obsession.

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    Unless they are singed by the Perfumer like my Creed's Feuillle Verte, I just throw them out. I have a bottle of Geir signed by Geir Ness himself too! I plan on keeping that one as well.
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    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.

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    Thank you Perfectfeet for tip and the clarification )

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