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    Default What is a flacon?

    Besides being a large container, how does a flacon work. Particularly from the house of Creed. Is it a spray? Is there a trick to using it properly?

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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    It's usually a bottle with a stopper closure. Stopper as in a glorified plug, as in glass usually. That's just usually. I'm sure a bottle with a screw top cap has been called a flacon by some producer down the line. Also, it can be a small bottle. Pure perfume often comes in small flacons.

    About the Creed flacons, they're certainly big bottles. They don't have sprays, they're so big they're meant to be poured into a re-fillable Creed atomizer from which you spray onto yourself. Those atomizers are expensive, about US$100, but you can go cheap and find an ounce or two ounce size (or other size) atomizer elsewhere. I don't know where though, and they're usually cheap.

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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    You can get small atomizers at Sephora for $10 US, but I am guessing they are only about 15 ml. They work reasonably well.
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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Yes - what Chris said above. ^

    Here's a picture of a Virgin Island Water flacon:


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    Yummm, the flacon looks so good I'd splash it straight from it.

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    Yes, what Chris and Mike said.

    That, or any perfume's or cologne's bottle when the frag in question is priced $100 and up. (LOLOLOL -- like the difference between a "vase" and a "vahz," or "damaged" and "as found.")

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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Flacon means, "a whale's vagina" in French.
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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    Flacon means, "a whale's vagina" in French.
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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    Flacon means, "a whale's vagina" in French.
    This gives a completely new dimension to the phrase 'the flacon has arrived'.


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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Better yet, "My new flacon just fell off the bedside table and broke." Or "Wow, look how the light catches my flacon."
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    No, I don't want to go out tonight, I'm going to stay home and polish my flacon.
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    Default Re: What is a flacon?

    Curiously enough, the second part of "flacon" does have something like this meaning in French, although it is more usual to use it as a term of abuse, something like "a**hole" or "s**thead" in English. It can also be used as an adjective to mean "stupid" or "idiotic." The French like this word and its variant "connard," which is generally used to mean something like "fool" or "idiot." A more polite word for the female part is "chatte," which has the more endearing feel of "pussy" in English, kind of warm and furry.

    The French word for whale, however, is "baleine," so I don't see where the whale comes into it... (Ahem [cough cough]). "Blanc de baleine " is spermaceti. (Don't get nervous, boys, this is just the stuff they used to burn in those whale-oil lamps they used in great-grandpappy's day.)

    BTW, a lot of the French-speaking SAs I've encountered in the States don't use the word "flacon" at all when referring to the container; they say "bouteille" (bottle), perhaps under the influence of English. Hélas... ce qu'ils font de notre belle langue!
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