Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Merbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Stuck stopper - this really worked

    Last night with little drama, I got my stuck glass stopper freed from a lovely bottle Lanvin Pretexte, and here is how I did it.

    Early in the day I tightly wrapped the bottle up to the neck in "Stretch Tight" plastic wrap to prevent the label from being dampened or, heaven forbid, the bottle shattering in the process. It then went into the freezer for several hours. I then wrapped it in a towel and placed the neck and stopper at the spout of a rapidly boiling tea kettle. The resulting steam freed the stopper within a couple of minutes. Using the steam kept the heat precisely at the neck, never raising the temperature of the bottle and perfume significantly.

    Pretexte smells quite good. I'll write a review once I figure out how to describe the most surprising almond note.
    Don a wig of larks and fly!

  2. #2

    Default Re: Stuck stopper - this really worked

    Great application of knowing how heat expansion works.

    The only time I used a similar technique is not perfume-related, but rather, trying to wedge 2 metal IKEA pieces together where some WD-40 plus heat expansion from dipping it in hot water helps.

Similar Threads

  1. How to open stuck glass stopper from the perfume bottle?
    By ultranova3 in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 29th January 2012, 07:02 AM
  2. Help - Stuck Stopper!
    By Merbert in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd May 2009, 12:48 AM
  3. Mayday....broken stuck stopper
    By Skib in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28th March 2009, 05:37 PM
  4. Broken glass stopper on my Chanel No. 22
    By kasae in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 7th June 2007, 04:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •