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    Default Creed Flacon Storage

    Hello all!

    This is for the Creed veterans, what is the best way to store a flacon? Is the leather patch sufficient or do any of you wrap it up in Saran wrap to make it as sealed tight as possible? I'm just a little paranoid of such an expensive and exquisite scent going sour. Anyone have any suggestions of minimizing exposure to air? Maybe decant to another container with pump?

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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    I would suggest decanting the fragrance into atomizers. This would prevent potential evaporation and leakage.

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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    I personally do not wrap mine with Saran wrap. Because of the place where all my bottles are stored, the leather patch is sufficient.
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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    We had someone post just a couple of months ago that the level of the juice in his flacon was noticeably lower since the last time he looked at it. So, yes, evaporation DOES occur and we know the flacons are NOT airtight!

    That's also why there are so many stories of them leaking during transport.

    The safest thing to do is to decant the remaining juice into smaller atomizers, or transfer the left over amount to a larger, airtight bottle. The larger bottle can be found at www.ebottles.com. They look like a laboratory bottle with a screw-on cap.

    Nice atomizers can be found at www.bestbottles.com

    Also, your idea for wrapping in saran wrap would help, but here's an even better product. Parafilm.....

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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    Interesting ideas. Haven't thought of using parafilm. The swing top flask seems like a great solution to keep the juice airtight.

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    I just use a little teflon tape & wrap the glass stopper once or twice. Haven't experienced any evaporation in my flacon yet.
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    dark & cool
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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    I agree
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    I would suggest decanting the fragrance into atomizers. This would prevent potential evaporation and leakage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    I just use a little teflon tape & wrap the glass stopper once or twice. Haven't experienced any evaporation in my flacon yet.
    Yep, that works, too!
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    Teflon tape seems to be cheapest and easiest suggestion. Awesome rec!

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    I keep the flacons in the box, with the leather cover, in a dark closet. I've never had any issues with evap or quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte84 View Post
    I keep the flacons in the box, with the leather cover, in a dark closet. I've never had any issues with evap or quality.
    I'm sure the man who reported evaporation in his flacon of Windsor took good care of his as well.

    I think it's pretty apparent that some of the glass stoppers that fit down into the flacons simply don't all fit tightly, or as they should. That's really the only feasible way to explain why some juice evaporates within the flacon and some doesn't.

    It would also explain why, during transport, some flacons leak and some don't.

    Like many other quality control problems involving Creed (i.e, batch differences, loose caps), it appears that you never know what you're going to get with the stoppers in the flacons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    I'm sure the man who reported evaporation in his flacon of Windsor took good care of his as well.

    I think it's pretty apparent that some of the glass stoppers that fit down into the flacons simply don't all fit tightly, or as they should. That's really the only feasible way to explain why some juice evaporates within the flacon and some doesn't.

    It would also explain why, during transport, some flacons leak and some don't.

    Like many other quality control problems involving Creed (i.e, batch differences, loose caps), it appears that you never know what you're going to get with the stoppers in the flacons.
    I should also mention that I don't store for long term either. I give a lot out to friends and family, so I don't have full flacons sitting for long periods of time.

    True about not knowing what you are getting with Creed flacons. I've lost a ton of juice the other day with a flacon. Luckily the last 3 I received have been good. They were actually quite difficult to open.

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    Default Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    I noticed when opening a new creed flacon it seems like they use some kind of sealant. You can hear a slight crack when you twist the stopper. Anyone else notice this?
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