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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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    Trash.

    for swap/sale:





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    Keep some if I like 'em.


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    Chuck 'em

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    Have thrown most I've had till end 1970 away. Now all bottles inclusive box are collected and stored.
    My ten favorites in September (fragrances alphabetical)

    Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri Collezione Privata
    Cedre Ambré Pierre Cardin Collection
    Eau de Cologne of Turnball & Asser Penhaligon's
    Eau de France - Rue Rancé Rancé 1795
    Eau de Santal Floris
    Homme Marbert
    No. 88 Czech & Speake
    Pour Homme S.T. Dupont
    Royal Arms Diamond Edition Floris Private Collection
    The Dreamer Versace

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    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.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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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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    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.
    'I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.'

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

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    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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    I do not remember finishing any!

    But I think i would trash them

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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    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?
    Keep them, with their boxes, and then sell them on ebay, or esty or ruby lane if they are vintage.

    Some are highly collectable.

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    Default Empty fragrance bottles

    What do you guys do when your bottles are empty?Does it depend on how nice the bottle is?I just finished by memoir man bottle and I just cannot throw it away.

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    Default Re: Empty fragrance bottles

    I throw them away..
    Try to sell on Ebay or here..
    a lot of people are into collecting bottles- not fragrances..

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    Haven't finished a bottle in a while. I would give or throw them away.

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    Here are some ideas

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/331...-empty-bottles

    We'll move this thread to bottle collecting & merge it with the one linked above.

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    I arrange flowers in some of mine use them as decorative pieces in my bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    Is there a market where people actually buy empty bottles?
    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I always assumed people were buying these so they can sell fakes.

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    I've kept a very few empty bottles that were kind of special to me. The others were usually thrown in the trash. My sister though likes to collect all her empty bottles.

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    I throw all mine away in the recycling bin as I have a tendency to hoard things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 勝美! View Post
    This cant apply to all bottles though, for example the Mugler series you cannot take the tops off the bottles to refill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc1987 View Post
    This cant apply to all bottles though, for example the Mugler series you cannot take the tops off the bottles to refill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 勝美! View Post
    Ingenious!
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