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    Default Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    Hi, all. I just got a beautiful vintage perfume bottle that I'm totally in love with. It's clear glass with an art deco silver overlay and a glass stopper. I wanted to decant my SDV split into it, since I like dabbing SDV vs. spraying it. Do you think that's ok? Or is this type of bottle really best just for display? I'd really like to use it, but I don't want to ruin the bottle nor the fragrance. Thoughts?
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    Default Re: Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    My only concern (assuming you cleaned it out so there was no residual odor from the original fragrance) would be the potential for evaporation if the glass stopper is not a snug fit.


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    Default Re: Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    Thanks, 30R. I didn't clean it out, but it came to me not smelling of any previous fragrance. Hmmm....will have to think about the evaporation issue and check how tight the stopper is.
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    I'd clean it out to be on the safe side, then I'd use it. I transferred a pure perfume several years ago when I accidentally broke the neck of the bottle and the perfume is as wonderful as it ever was!

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    I would suggest filling it with some alcohol to clean it out before transferring your perfume.

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    Default Re: Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    & maybe find some of the plastic stoppers Andre Moreau posted about the other day?
    They used to be very commonly used.

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    if you have an antique silver overlay flacon, these can be quite problematic as these bottles usually have small cracks in between the overlays. You are better off getting a gorgeous antique Czech glass perfume bottle, extremely elegant with daubers.
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