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    Question How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    Hey guys....

    I am tried rotating the cap anti clockwise but the thing does not move.
    Is there any particular procedure I need to follow to be able to open this?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    My flacons have ground glass stoppers not screw caps.

    Try 'rocking' the stopper by pushing upward on one side and then the opposite side. Keep doing this until the stopper budges. This is what has worked for me in the past.
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    Default Re: How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    My flacons have ground glass stoppers not screw caps.

    Try 'rocking' the stopper by pushing upward on one side and then the opposite side. Keep doing this until the stopper budges. This is what has worked for me in the past.
    Thanks for your advice Tworoads.

    I think this stopper is made of glass too and is not really a screw top (it's without a thread).
    I'd give it a shot in the morning. For now, I've put it in the refrigerator thinking that it might ease up things a bit.

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    I had this problem with my Bois De Santal Flacon.
    I thought i was going to break it trying to twist it out.
    I couldn't get it out by hand, so I got one of those rubber pads, no luck.
    I was putting a huge amount of pressure pulling up on it,
    trying to twist clockwise, then counter, with no avail.
    I tried scraping into the crevice between with a pick, nothing there.
    I finally tilted the entire flacon upside down, in hope that a little of the juice could work itself into the tight fit between the neck and stopper. I then put lighter pressure pulling up on the stopper, and twisted more lightly counter-clockwise, and held that light pull for a good 15seconds, before the stopper finally budged a tiny bit.
    I'm not sure if it was sustained, lighter upward/counter-clockwise pressure....
    ....or just all that I did cumulatively...
    ...but i felt so relieved when I did get it open without breaking it.
    I was genuinely worried for that 15 minutes, thinking I had a default factice. LOL
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    Hey Gupts! I remember reading a post about this a while back and the solution was establishing a temperature difference between the flacon and the stopper, causing the bottle to expand a little and the stopper to shrink a little. something along the lines of gently warming the flacon and putting ice (frozen peas or something) around the stopper.

    Good luck! As we both know, I have a very personal interest in this!

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    With stuck glass stopper - use something to tap it - with cloth or something soft wrapped around it... tapping the stopper makes it go loose and you'll be able to open the bottle. Just keep on tapping!

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    ^^^ As Billy Madison says, "Just tap it, tappa tappa tappa"
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    Default Re: How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    I had a tough time with my flacon today. But finally got it. Key it to have the flacon on solid ground or a stable surface when you tap it.

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    Default Re: How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    Care must always be taken when opening these IMO.

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    ...throw the bottle as hard as you can against a ferro-concrete wall: the knife will cut both ways: a. you've got the cap, and b. you got rid of a mediocre product...!

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    This method also works for Dutch people that have views like a stuck record. To get rid of the mess on the wall afterwards you can wash it away with a common acid like Estee Lauder - Beyond Paradise for Men.

    To mop up the liquid simply use Toilet Roll/Luca Turin books (they are the same product)

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    Default Re: How to unscrew the cap on a Creed Flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    Hey Gupts! I remember reading a post about this a while back and the solution was establishing a temperature difference between the flacon and the stopper, causing the bottle to expand a little and the stopper to shrink a little. something along the lines of gently warming the flacon and putting ice (frozen peas or something) around the stopper.

    Good luck! As we both know, I have a very personal interest in this!
    I tried all the other methods and, either I was too scared to force it, I was too impatient to pull for 15 minutes, or the methods didn´t work!

    This temperature-differential method worked like a charm!

    I filled the sink with hot water, put the flacon in the sink with an ice pack on the lid, and took a nice bubble bath. When I got out of my bath, the lid easily came off - as though it were actually designed to! Crazy that a thing could be so expensive and so stupidly designed. I guess Creed makes more money if the customer gets frustrated and breaks the stopper in two. Unfortunately, Creed makes the only scent I really love.

    Thank you Trufflehunter!
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    Wow.

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