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    Default What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I actually keep it but now considering throwing it all away.
    Is there a market where people actually buy empty bottles?

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Yes, l sell mine on ebay.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Have thrown all I've had over four decades away.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Some are collectible, some not. Check completed listings on eBay.



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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Trash.
    for swap/sale:



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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Keep some if I like 'em.


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    Chuck 'em

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Have thrown most I've had till end 1970 away. Now all bottles inclusive box are collected and stored.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I only keep them if they are particularly interesting or there's a likelihood that they will at some point be considered 'different' enough to be collectible.
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    Put them in clothes drawers until they don't smell any more then chuck. Unless they are really beautiful then I see no point in keeping them. What do people do with ordinary empty perfume bottles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Keep some if I like 'em.

    Nice how you saved the wax seal for the Sous Le Vent. I give mine away to relatives who use them to decorate their bathroom vanities.
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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    As soon as it's completely empty, it gets thrown away, unless someone else collecting empty bottles wants to have the respective bottle, but still kept when the fragrance content is around 1% or even less.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Like a lot of people said, I keep the beautiful ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    Put them in clothes drawers until they don't smell any more then chuck.
    What a great idea! It'll make your clothes smell fragrant.

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    just keeping my acqua di parma sterling silver bottle and big costes bottle.

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    I see lots of empty bottles on ebay. I doubt there are many collectors for empty 'One Million' bottles etc. I always assumed people were buying these so they can sell fakes.
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    I haven't been able to finish a whole bottle yet . Lol.

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    Like outline, I kept a big Costes bottle. I'm not sure what to do with it though. I use one of the big blue Villoresi bottles to spray water on my clothes when I iron.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    i've never had one. but that's an interesting question.

    what i think i would do is add it to a swap as a deal sweetener.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I've just been to clear out my rather messy OH's bedside cabinet and found 11 empty eau de toilette bottles. Now I have to ask him whether he's just too lazy to throw them out or whether he wants my empties too.
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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I hoard certain things. Screws, nuts and bolts, small containers including cologne bottles, prescription meds and women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I see lots of empty bottles on ebay. I doubt there are many collectors for empty 'One Million' bottles etc. I always assumed people were buying these so they can sell fakes.
    Never thought of this. I thought people bought empty bottles to put their decants in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Never thought of this. I thought people bought empty bottles to put their decants in?
    How is this possible?
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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    reverse decant with a syringe and needle?

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I'm keeping my Chergui bell jar when it's empty, to fill with more Chergui.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I've always thrown away the empties and I'll probably keep doing that. But in the past, I've given away the bottles with perfume still left that I tired of. I have definitely quit doing that!

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    I have kept a few pretty empty perfume bottles on the 2 windowsills of my bedroom and the rest I stored in the garage in boxes.

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I do not remember finishing any!

    But I think i would trash them

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    Sometimes there are fragrances frequently sold on "that auction site" as testers without the caps. So a cap from an empty bottle could come in handy. It would be great to have a "cap request" thread somewhere. If someone is going to toss away a bottle, why not send the cap to someone who needs it as long as they cover shipping?

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    I have tended to hold empty bottles till they have been replaced and then pass them on to friends as markers for what they should try/buy.
    Have bought a couple of empties from the "website" as reminders of stuff I should buy an try (but only for a few pennies)

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    Default Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    If they have screw-on atomizers or glass dabbers I clean them and fill them with my own creations. If they have a crimp top I just cry over them moaning "Why Why?"

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