I can understand why splashes were around back in the day ... like 1935 or whatever. But since the advent of sealing atomizers, what's the point? I prefer spraying to splashing in every way I can think of.
Why are splash bottles still produced?
I hate splashes, very annoying.
I used to think my splash Polo was bomb when I was 16. Although it did seam kinda girly putting it on.
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Some people actually prefer to splash fragrance on. Different strokes...
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I like to dab for expensive and pure parfums and to splash for cheap and refreshing EDCs
Last edited by MonkeyBars; 21st January 2012 at 05:58 AM.
I don't mind a splash, mine are Egoiste, Bois des Iles parfum, and Fille En Aiguille. Just takes longer to get the right amount but you can be more precise on where you put it.
I like to dab concentrated things - export SL for instance. For edc (eg Chanel eau de cologne) I decant - actually, I like the splash because I can make many decants to leave around, give away etc, which is quite hard with sealed-on sprays.
Whenever I dab I cant get over feeling like the frag is being contaminated with dirt and oil and skin cells. I hate seeing nasty little floaties in vials. All large splash bottles I have are decanted into 1oz atomizers for use.
If you have sensitive skin and you want to avoid getting perfume on your face then splash bottles are better than atomisers.
I think splashes are made for the S&M crowd ... the smacking and slapping when applying is a real turn-on ...
Lol somehow that photo does not say S&M to me.
It does make quite a difference for some fragrances (mostly extraits). Splashing/dabbing reduces sillage and renders them darker in mood (best candidate here is En Avion). In fact, I'm more annoyed to find an atomizer, whose top I can't screw off than having to decant into an atomizer from a splash bottle. In general, I would like to see most EdTs and EdPs in atomizers (unless the perfumer wants to have it differently) and extraits in splash.
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I like spray because it gives me a clearer picture of the notes. Although I can see it from the point of view like MikePerez, who I know likes to splash.
Its kinda cool when you are given both options, like Fahrenheit Aqua.
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Splash bottles must serve some purpose. Why else would Amouage use them for their attars?
I luuuurrrrrrrve splash bottles. It makes me feel all old Hollywood glamour fancy. Plus the way the frag kinda rolls down my décolletage feels naughty (in a good way)!
Never been a fan of splash bottles myself. I've owned (and actually still own) several over the years, but usually they've been gifts, or in at least one case something rare/discontinued, when it was splash or nothing....