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    Default Traveling With Your Fragrances

    Hi All,

    I'm looking forward to traveling alot this year; some for business, some for pleasure.

    I'd like to take a few of my fragrances with me but:
    1) I don't want to try and take more than a few ounces through security as 'carry-on' and have it confiscated.
    2) I don't want to put a 4oz bottle of Creed in my checked bag and have it lost or stolen.

    I suppose I could find a few small vials somewhere and decant my own.

    So how do seasoned Basenoters travel with a variety of their favorite fragrances and not run into loss issues/airport security issues, etc?


    Best,
    Serendeep

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    The ideal thing would be a decant because it is small and easily managable. You can control the tightness of the lid, making you feel much more safe about its contents staying inside. It will also go through customs. I would put it in a plastic ziplock just to be sure it doesn't leak anywhere.

    I usually just take one or two bottles with me on a trip, being that it is for a week at most. Those should be tightly packed in their boxes and surrounded by socks and soft apparel. That can go in checked stuff. You can really take any bottle with you. The maximum amount you can take on in a carry-on is 3.4 ounces and that it the size of most bottles, excluding Creeds. So, go all carry-on and grab a bottle or two. Bring plastic bags just in case they get really hard on you. They will not confiscate the bottles and you should be fine!! Remember the plastic bags though. They have weird issues with liquids being in bags on the plane.

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    Default Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Serendeep
    I suppose I could find a few small vials somewhere and decant my own.

    So how do seasoned Basenoters travel with a variety of their favorite fragrances and not run into loss issues/airport security issues, etc?
    Just like that . I use vials/decants to travel with. I wrap them in a plastic bag and secure them in my luggage.
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    If I take bottles, I usually take bottles I know won't break; John Varvatos, Body Kouros...

    Next, I pack them in my checked luggage. Almost a 100% chance they won't get confiscated.

    Third, I would recommend decanting.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I saw something on here about a source for small vials, etc.
    I'll check it out.

    Of course, If anyone has a recommendation for a vial (or better yet mini sized atomizers) I'd appreciate the lead.

    Best,
    Serendeep

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    Default Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    Get some of the mini plastic atomizers with lids and you can't go wrong with decants of your faves.

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    Default Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Serendeep
    Thanks for the replies.

    I saw something on here about a source for small vials, etc.
    I'll check it out.

    Of course, If anyone has a recommendation for a vial (or better yet mini sized atomizers) I'd appreciate the lead.

    Best,
    Serendeep
    I get my decanting atomizers from:

    http://stores.ebay.com/Accessories-F...Q3amesstQQtZkm

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    I haven't had any personal experience with these purse sprays. However, they appear easy to use and are inconspicuous.



    http://www.madinaonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chêne
    I haven't had any personal experience with these purse sprays. However, they appear easy to use and are inconspicuous.



    http://www.madinaonline.com
    I got a decant in one of these and it has worked very well. It is a little bit more expensive then the completely plastic atomizers but it has some advantages, mainly that glass is inert where as plastic is not but also with the plastic shell around glass I think it will likely be more resistant to leakage from crushing, though I've had no problems with the completely plastic atomizers.
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    Default Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    Thanks again for your replies.
    Much appreciated.

    Serendeep

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    Default Re: Traveling With Your Fragrances

    i am going to paris in the spring...
    i amprobably going to bring those lipstick-sized atomizers from home..
    does the 3.4 oz max apply to international flights as well?

    and what about buying bottles from france to the US?
    tips....advice...?
    is it possible...
    i should bring a hard box or something...huh?
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    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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