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    I also has juice running on my fingers and the bottle after spraying from my MI and tabarome
    Currently wearing: Brut by Fabergé

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal1973 View Post
    I also has juice running on my fingers and the bottle after spraying from my MI and tabarome
    I really wondered!!!
    and if so, very awful...
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Versace Man by Versace

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    Can't really name the worst, as there are many awful ones.

    But in terms of bottle design and packaging, I'd have to name Lubin, Acqua di Parma (simple yet classy), Tom Ford Private Blend, Dior's Private Blend, Armani's Blend.

    Among the Bond No 9, there are a few interesting looking bottles, but overall their bottles are pretty goofy. Montale bottles I also don't like.

    Although I didn't want to name the awful ones, I gotta say the A-Men flacons have - by far - the worst sprayer in the fragrance game. Almost pathetic, since I really enjoy their scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Neela Vermiere bottles are soooooooooo poor.
    They changed the bottle designs for all of them recently, I also felt so.

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    Best sprayers I own: Narciso Rodrigues for Him and Dior Homme
    Worst sprayers I own: Eau de Rochas pour Homme and Benetton Colors for men

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    Creed Aventus: Loose cap; bad sprayer; rugged paper instead of leather coat; tacky box; poor design of the flask; evident intention to impress.

    Ormonde Men: Cool design and box with magnetic close.

    Guerlains: They don´t know where they want to go (suitcase, bee, wood)
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    I think that Creed takes the cake for ugly bottles. My favorites currently would probably be Chanel's Exclusifs and Dior's Collection Privee bottles. Cartier's Les Heures as well.

    More generally, not a fan of opaque bottles, so some of the Chanel men's line, in my view, would fall into the homely bottle category as well.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    Well... if we are including the cap as part of the bottle, I would say that Maître Parfumeur et Gantier offer a disappointing contradiction.
    The men's bottles are a beautiful red glass that feels solid to the hand.
    Not as simple as Chanel, but still understated in an elegant way.... BUT then they add an incredibly tacky bulbous plastic "gold" cap with an even tackier large plastic "ruby" on the top.
    Like I said, a disappointing contradiction: great juice, beautiful glass and a tacky cap that spoils the visual imagery.

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    perry ellis 360 lines sucks. i have had plenty and they all spray about half the juice and the other half is on your hands

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    Best: ysl they spray perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    Thierry Mugler
    That rubber flask is so annoying to use. I'm still yet to master it. Sometimes, I only get spurts. Then if I do another spray, it's gonna put out too much juice. So hard to control.

    Chanel
    Am I the only one who thinks it sprays too much juice? Too powerful in my opinion.
    Agreed on both. Rubber A*Men and flanker sprayers have to be the worst. I feel a bit stupid saying this, the bottles are quite attractive with the star design, but does anyone else that has a few of them get confused which is which? Taste Of Fragrance and B*Men are almost identical, ive confused them a few times, the shade of the bottle itself is the only clue but its quite subtle.

    Tauer caps are really tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    Caron's "urns" are very well balanced and hand-friendly. Nautica's heavy glass bottles are quite handsome and have a pleasant heft. I like Eau Sauvage’s iconic deco-ish design. Elsa Peretti's pinch bottle for Z-14 is a nice hold.

    Many Chanel bottles are rather utilitarian and meh. Calvin Klein's medicine bottles for the One line are ugly, though easy to hold. Fragonard’s light-proof aluminum flasks, though effective, are uninspiring.
    I enjoyed reading this post very much. Gives a very unique perspective on the topic.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Well, this thread is addressing two totally different things, namely aesthetics and utility.

    No real opinion on aesthetics. I like almost every bottle in some way. I can appreciate a bottle like Green Irish Tweed or Silver Mountain Water (especially standing side-by-side on my dresser). That blue for Chanel is my favorite color, and the magnetic cap is inexplicably cool.

    But for quality:

    1. Creed is bizarre. The caps often don't fit right. Further, the bottle quality is usually substandard -- who hasn't had an Aventus label peel off -- but for my bottles, the sprayers are fantastic. Never had a bad sprayer, unlike some, and the atomizers deliver a perfect amount of product. I wish all houses had atomozers like that.

    2. Guerlain's atomizers are not good at all. Weird feeling, to me. Have to pump them to get any amount of product delivered. For that matter, the new Guerlain bottles for SDV are just plain ugly -- rectangles with a fake goldish plate stuck on the side. Why spend all that money to package the scent up in a heavy box without making the bottle something to enjoy, too?

    3. Mugler's bottles could have been a positive -- the rubber is kind of neat, and has a utilitarian purpose in preventing breakage -- but for God's sake, how hard would it be to modify the top so each spray isn't an adventure?
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Best sprayers IMO are Creed. Worst spayers IMO are Thierry Mugler (Nice design with the bottles but those sprayers are horrible).
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Nasomatto have poor leaky bottles w over sized tops

    Original penguin has excellent bottle and sprayer for cheap
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    Best design bottles: Chanel bottles for classic scents. Based supposedly on Coco's lover's ("Boy" Capel) dressing case bottles.
    Worst design bottles: Diesel fist decanter
    Best sprayer: Guerlain and Caron
    Worst sprayer: Jaguar
    Best packaging quality: Guerlain parfums, Chanel and Cartier exclusives
    Worst packaging quality: For the price, Creed. Just a paper board box with an insert boasting of the lineage of the line
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    I gave it further thought, and if we're talking just aesthetics, I think Tom Ford's bottles appeal to me the most. Those "pharmacy style" brown private blend bottles are very pleasing to my eye. Simple, classic, and handsome.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    I beg to differ. My Creed bottles are beautiful and the sprayers are fine. Far prettier than my very simple Chanel bottles. All my Chanel bottles look the same - rectangular, except that Chance is round.
    Both Byredo and Frederic Malle bottles are kind of simple, but the juice inside is awesome
    My Work of Art bottles are vintage Carons and my one Guerlain

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    Best bottle Amouage/worst Neela Vermiere

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    Nicolaï need to fire/sue their designers, if indeed they have designers and aren't working from an HP home printing decal set.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Yes they do look quality

    But they're bloody heavy!

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    Worst packaging/bottle/sprayer compared to price? Creed, hands down. Caron isn't great but they typically cost 1/5 to 1/10 as much as Creeds.

    My personal favourite packaging is Armani Privé, the lightweight opaque wood bottles are gorgeous and the asymmetric caps are made of beautiful materials.

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    I am also struggling with the sprayers on my Mugler A*Men flankers - bought from the firm directly.

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    Default Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    But they're bloody heavy!
    Quality and weight go hand in hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Quality and weight go hand in hand
    Jimmy Hill!

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    Best: ysl they spray perfectly
    this, my l'homme bottle is amazing.
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    Get your fingers on a Dior Homme, Homme Sport, Intense or any of the Fahrenheit bottles and see how smooth and precise the atomizer is.
    By far they are the best.

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    My Aventus bottle came with a loose top and dodgy wrapping... a bottle that cost me £187.

    By Kilian destroy every other fragrance house when it comes to the quality of the packaging IMO. But you do pay for it.

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    A men's plastic flasks, the tops stop working well after so many sprays.

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    Default Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    I think Amouage and MFK have the best bottles, good thick glass and nice overall look. I do have some issues with my JXXV sprayer though, it shoots out a stream usually if not used for a couple days, instead of a spray. I have had no problem with the Creed sprayers, the ones I have are actually very good.

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