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    Hey!

    I keep my colognes in a drawer, inside the box..but I find it annoying to have to open one every time..most the time I'm rushing out of my house to work. I also feel it takes away from the bottle designs... I was wondering how many of you keep your original box?

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    Default Re: Do you keep your boxes?

    I keep the boxes in case I ever want to sell or give away the bottle-- people like getting the box. But I don't store the bottles in their boxes.

    Since you already have them in the drawer, they are out of the light. There is no further gain from keeping them in the boxes.



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    I keep the boxes for the same reason as above (in case I need to make a sale), but also for display purposes. I don't store the bottles in the box, but I often arrange the box behind the matching bottle on the shelf I keep them all on. I just like the way it looks I guess.

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    I keep everything in original boxes as added protection (temperature and light) for the juice. Keeping the box in good shape is good in the event of sale, swap or gifting. Recently I have started to keep the cellophane (just open the top of the cellophane). This protects the box a bit more. I have also become more aware of some impressive box designs, like the previous version of the Dreamer, which features a beveled edge and silvery top flap. Drawbacks: inconvenience and you can't display the bottles.

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    I keep boxes in old suitcases and display the bottles on shelving in my (dark and cool) closet. I too, have also taken to keeping the cellophane... maybe just getting obsessive.

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    I must admit that I don't, as a rule, keep the boxes. However, my Encre Noire came in a wide-ish box, so I kept that to keep all my decants in. Now you all have me thinking about how I keep my bottles displayed in the open. They're not near a window, but they're beautifully displayed on a three-tiered glass/chrome unit.

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    The wall type cabinet I keep my fragrances in is deep enough for me to display the boxes just behind the bottle. I find this display method to be appealing and a bit of a pleasant surprise when someone else views my collection.
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    Throw away the boxes immediately upon opening them.

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    I keep a couple of little bottles of parfum inside their boxes, but otherwise the boxes go right away. It might be nice to have the boxes to sell them, but that means storing the boxes. I keep my perfumes in a cloth box, so I can recognize the tops of the bottles when I open the lid, and reach them quickly and easily.

    I have boxes for a few minis as well as I find it hard to find the right mini looking at them top down. Clearly I have too many to remember them all, and I might get around to cleaning house one day. I wear perfumes that aren't stored in their boxes more often.

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    Every single one, opened fully and flattened out. Stacked and stored in gallon ZIP-LOCK baggies.
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    Yes I keep the boxes in a container in my cabinet.

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    I keep my boxes, too.

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    Discarded immediately.

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    I keep the bottle in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rompip View Post
    I keep the bottle in the box.
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    I also keep bottles in their boxes. Though I have to say, briefly running my fingers over the bottle in admiration every morning, before spraying and then replacing it, represents the best part of my day.

    Well, that, and every time I pass in front of a mirror.

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    I have started keeping my bottles in their boxes, to keep them out of the light etc...
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    Yes, I even keep the cello wrap on and open the boxes only from the top.
    I consider the whole package and the presentation as an art (some better than others) and just don't feel whole if the box is missing.

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    I always keep the boxes.

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    I find my boxes useful for storing and stacking the frags. And also while I know it's all about the juice, I do appreciate the packaging, which to me the box is as important as the bottle as part of the experience of using the frag. I rarely even buy bottles off hte B&S if they don't have their boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Every single one, opened fully and flattened out. Stacked and stored in gallon ZIP-LOCK baggies.
    Love this idea.

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    I also keep mine, but store them separately than my bottles. Some of the boxes are quite nice and worthy of display.
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    I only have a few FBs so far, but mostly what I've been doing is decanting about 10ml into a spray atomizer which lives in a lipstick divider-storage-tray in the bathroom cabinet, and then the bottle, inside its box, goes into a dark cool drawer. Other (less expensive) FBs live in the bathroom cabinet in the guest bathroom, and their boxes live in a storage box in my office. The reason I'm keeping the boxes is in case I decide to sell or swap the bottles, or in case I decide to pack them all up in a larger box, e.g. for moving, that way I can stack them. I'm sure I will evolve this system as I get more FBs and as I get more confidence with my wardrobe to decide what I want to keep and how many bottles I want as a whole.

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    Default Re: Do you keep your boxes?

    I keep the boxes but dont store them in their boxes. Its good to have them if you wish to sell a fragrance.

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    I store my bottles in the top of my wardrobe, and the boxes in 2 drawers at the bottom of the wardrobe.

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    I store mine in their boxes in a drawer. I feel it provides a little extra protection against light, heat and the possibility of my clumsily clinking glass bottles together due to early morning inattentiveness.

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    If the bottle came in a box I keep it in there. I don't have drawers to keep them in, so the box helps protect the bottle from light. I usually like the boxes just as well as the bottles anyway.

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