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    Default Ever broken a bottle?

    Never happened to me yet, but then again I'm new. I had one moment where I accidentally flung my bottle of L'Instant Extreme over my shoulder, watched it sail past me in what seemed like slow motion, then saw it hit the ground behind me, perfectly intact. The cap rattles now, and there's a tiny notch in the glass, but that's it. Gotta credit the house of Guerlain for sturdy design.

    Have you had any near-misses (or complete tragedies) with your FBs? Please relate.

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    I have had a few bottle breaks over the years, but luckily they were with very low-cost scents and easily replaceable.

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    How hard is it to actually clear the scent from a room when a bottle breaks? I always imagined it to be a hopeless task, with all that concentrated scent in that small space.

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    It can be really hard depending on the fragrance. In my case, they all broke in a basement vault, so the smell was confined to an isolated area.

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    I dropped and smashed a sample recently, but that's all I can think of. Thankfully!
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    Haven't broken any yet, though I might break my Coco Figue in frustration intentioanlly, worst blind buy ever...would be totally vindicating lol

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    Yes !
    1. Chanel no 5 extrait . 15 ml bottle . Managed to save some of it .
    2. My entire perfume contents of my LAG bag at security , whilst travelling one time. Broke my heart and I cried on the person behind me in the security queue . Hundreds of dollars worth .

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Haven't broken any yet, though I might break my Coco Figue in frustration intentioanlly, worst blind buy ever...would be totally vindicating lol
    Lol. I've felt like that before about scents!!

    Mimi - so sorry to hear that. Must have been heart-breaking :-(

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    Has not happened yet, although I admit that lately some bottles have gone down (without breaking). I guess it's my progressing age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Lol. I've felt like that before about scents!!

    Mimi - so sorry to hear that. Must have been heart-breaking :-(

    Oh Rum
    - thank you so much ! yes, it was a nightmare. This is the first time I have actually said this on Basenotes. Too heartbreaking to think of it. I was carrying Caron extrait, Carnal Flower,Joy in extrait. To add insult to injury , I had to endure the combined smell of all these perfumes all the way to my destination on the plane. I still have all the broken pieces and the bag it was in......*sob*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    I was carrying Caron extrait, Carnal Flower,Joy in extrait. To add insult to injury , I had to endure the combined smell of all these perfumes all the way to my destination on the plane. I still have all the broken pieces and the bag it was in......*sob*
    Mimi! that's such a terrible story...I'm going to take a lesson from you though and only bring decants if I go fly. At least your story can warn others and bring about some possible good.

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    Absolutely, Starship !
    Though I am normally very careful carrying perfume- I have carried Vol de Nuit and Mitsouko 30 mls in extrait on my travels many times before. In this case, there was a huge crush at security and with the confusion and jostling, the LAG bag ended up on the marble/ granite floor tiles.....
    You just never can say never when you travel so I am extra vigilant now. Before anything else, make sure you put your LAG bag in the tray first !
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    Horror story!

    I once dropped a full Amouage Gold Man bottle on the sidewalk. Luckily, it's a sturdy bottle.

    As I mentioned in other threads, the reference "broken perfume bottle" scene is a Mitsouko round bottle with Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour. Required watch for perfume lovers.

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    Most bottles seem really tough. I knocked a bottle of YSL LHomme out of a cabinet and it fell and chipped the sink and bounced onto the floor. I had a bottle of Linstant extreme shipped to me from Oman in a envelope with zero padding, like a plain manila envelope. It survived just fine.
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    I've dropped and accidently stepped on a few sample vials-

    Crunch- scent fills air- Oh, that's where it went- dang my shoe smells great!!

    Mimi dearest, what is a LAG bag????
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    Hey Knit- a LAG bag is an airline safe carry on zip lock transparent bag of 1 quart size ( like your regular kitchen baggies really... ) .L A G stand for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels . It's what is permitted on flights these days for security reasons.
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    our help/maid broke my bottle of YSL M7 a few years ago - i never bought it again but now regretting it.

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    Mimi- sounds just awful! Sorry to hear that! What a crappy thing to happen! Hopefully, you have gotten some replacements.
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    Thanks Kalli - yup - just gotta suck it up . I did replace one or two .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Yes !
    1. Chanel no 5 extrait . 15 ml bottle . Managed to save some of it .
    2. My entire perfume contents of my LAG bag at security , whilst travelling one time. Broke my heart and I cried on the person behind me in the security queue . Hundreds of dollars worth .
    Terrible Mimi! Heartbreaking I know.

    In have not broken a full bottle yet (touch wood) but did break a 10ml decant of Back to Black on the bathroom floor. It slipped out of my hands and landed on the hard tiles. I lay on the floor next to the puddle trying to work out how I'd scoop up what I could into a cup I had on the sink. It was a pathetic sight to see!!!! LOL

    I almost broke a 50ml Cuir de Lancome but stuck my foot out and it landed on my big toe. Toe was sore for a day but the Lancome was saved!!!!
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    Mimi, so sorry to hear about that! That would be truly devastating (I love my Carnal Flower). I really don't know what I would do in that situation...

    My brother lost a vintage bottle of Dolce & Gabanna pour Homme. He was storing it at our dad's house, and our step-mom was cleaning the bathroom. She dropped it on the tiles, and that was that. There were a bunch of cheap fragrances there, like Cool Water, Stetson, Aspen (ah, high school), but she dropped the one bottle worth a damn.

    When I met up with Brian Chambers in New York, I carried a messenger bag filled with precious bottles. I had probably 7 or 8 full bottles in my bag, and I had a constant concern that I'd drop the bag and smash my big Cuir de Russie or Patou pour Homme. I felt like one of those guys that has a valuable briefcase locked to his wrist.

    Ha, it's funny, I even carried that bag to a (sort of) date before the meetup. I'm not sure what I would've said if they saw the contents of that bag...

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    Ive dropped a heavy bottle in the bathroom before. I thought it was over but all it left was a small indent in the glass. Very well made.

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    Luckily I was in the Middle East , the airport security men were very lovely , kind , gentlemanly - they know their perfume . One said ' I can smell that is expensive perfume !! 'They rushed around and got me a special Emirates washbag and put everything inside for me and double bagged that with a duty free bag , taped it all up . Still the smell of the perfumes was very strong .
    If you have to break your perfume bottles ( touchwood , never !!!!!! ) whilst traveling , the Middle East is the nicest place to do it .
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    I knocked a 1oz bottle of Pi edp off the dresser. It broke on the carpet, and left an oily stain that perfumed the room for months. The real kicker, is that I had just bought it the weekend before, and I payed nearly $60 for it. Another time, I broke a bottle of Monsieur Musk by dropping it in the bathroom sink.

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    Worst I've had was a broken 5mL decant of Cadjmere, got to try it on my skin once before I dropped it a few days later.

    Shame, as it was a really nice scent.

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    Not yet (knock on wood) Hope its something pleasant though if I do!

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    Givenchy Oblique Play love the scent although lack of longevity.
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    I've got decants of Aventus and TV broken in my LAG bag as well! It was supposed to be on a carry-on bag but it was a full flight and I had to check in my bag. Totally forgot about my LAG bag inside and well, when I arrived at KL airport, I swear my luggage smelt nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post

    Oh Rum
    - thank you so much ! yes, it was a nightmare. This is the first time I have actually said this on Basenotes. Too heartbreaking to think of it. I was carrying Caron extrait, Carnal Flower,Joy in extrait. To add insult to injury , I had to endure the combined smell of all these perfumes all the way to my destination on the plane. I still have all the broken pieces and the bag it was in......*sob*
    Well I suppose your luggage smells good now. Seriously, we need to get some sort of insurance organised for travelling basenotes.

    I recently went on a trip abroad with multiple Creeds (OV and MI) and AdP. I was contemplating taking Aventus but thought it would be too risky so gave up on the idea.

    Miami I suggest you put tape around your bottles. Either around the cap or on weak points.

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    Two:

    Creed Tabarome Millesime and Boucheron pour Homme Fraicheur (2006). The Boucheron is still my favourite of the house. Both dropped off my hands at different times unto a stone floor.
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