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    Default How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    I have this problem, and it just annoys the hell out of me to not know how much of a fragrance I have left. I had this issue with Czech and Speake #88, and have it now with Silver Mountain Water and Emporio Armani He. Particularly with SMW, it's a pretty heavy bottle in itself, so it's a little bit tricky determining the remaining juice. Anyone have any tips?

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Hold it next to a lamp, you will see it's partly shine through.
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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Weight the bottle when it is new. Most perfumes weigh somewhere around 0.85g/ml (for alcohol-based products) and that will give you a reasonable estimate, but you can, of course, weigh a sample of the specific product (perhaps as you decant some into a small bottle for travel or as a gift for a friend) and note the exact weight of the specific product for a more perfect measurement. One suggestion I would like to make for basenotes.com is to add to its impressive and extensive Directory, measurements of the weight of each fragrance and also the weight of the empty bottle. These data would aide in just the problem you have but could also be helpful in detecting counterfeits too.

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Shake it and listen to it's sound. maybe it works

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereotomy View Post
    Hold it next to a lamp, you will see it's partly shine through.
    This works for SMW, definitely. The white coating is but a thin sheet over a transparent bottle.

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollnick View Post
    Weight the bottle when it is new....
    This is a very good idea. I have been doing this for a while now.
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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    You could try refrigerating it overnight, then take it out and see where the condensation line is.
    Worth a shot...

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    This works for numerous bottles. GIT, Antaeus, and other's as well. Hold a flashlight right up against the back of the bottle, and you can see It's content's.
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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Put a flashlight at the back of the bottle with SMW. You can also do this with Zino Davidoff. You will see liquid inside.

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Any advice for Narciso Rodriguez For Him? Flashlight don't work.

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Mmm I wonder how much my Kenzo Power bottle weighed when I bought it...

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    Default Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Shake it,baby,shake it!
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