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    Default Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    I bet you'd be wondering what's the connection, but here is the question.
    How on earth does one know how much juice is left inside the bottle?

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Break the bottle and see if any juice remains . Just joking. I think I used to see content of Encre Noir in front of a bulb's light.

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Sometimes depending on the opaqueness of the bottle, you might be able to hold it up to a bright light or shine a bright light on it. Definitely hard though to judge accurately I would think.

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    I only have Encre Noir and VC&A pH, so the Lalique is not totally opaque and it's possible to see the liquid against a lamp, for example. The VC&A that is not possible. One can judge by weith, maybe.

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    As the lyrics to the Outkast song "Hey Ya" state, shake it like a Polaroid picture!

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Yeah, the title of post had me wondering if maybe you were posting stuff for sale in this forum

    Anyway, good question. I just have VC&A PH, and I shake it and try to guesstimate. But to be sure I don't run low or out of this great juice, when one of my daughters asked me what I want for Xmas, I told her a new 100 ml bottle of VC&A from fragrancenet. :-)
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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    I hold my thumb and forefinger to try to find the "centre of gravity" on the bottle. I know it's not precise but it works for me.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I hold my thumb and forefinger to try to find the "centre of gravity" on the bottle. I know it's not precise but it works for me.
    Me too - great way to estimate if you have nothing fancier on hand. It's a very intuitive calculation, but it really works, almost like those modern GPS algorithms that build up a workable start point by just gathering enough data. In a short time, tipping the bottle around, you can almost "see" where the liquid level should be to behave as it does.

    Best answer ever was on some earlier thread. MEGA-kudos to the guy who came up with it, whoever it was.

    Just cool it off in the refrigerator, and then bring it out and set it on a counter in a humid room. Within minutes, condensation on the outside will mirror the liquid level. Brilliant answer!
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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Me too - great way to estimate if you have nothing fancier on hand. It's a very intuitive calculation, but it really works, almost like those modern GPS algorithms that build up a workable start point by just gathering enough data. In a short time, tipping the bottle around, you can almost "see" where the liquid level should be to behave as it does.

    Best answer ever was on some earlier thread. MEGA-kudos to the guy who came up with it, whoever it was.

    Just cool it off in the refrigerator, and then bring it out and set it on a counter in a humid room. Within minutes, condensation on the outside will mirror the liquid level. Brilliant answer!
    I have used the thumb-and-finger method for years on my opaque bottles.

    Some bottles are dark, but are really clear glass when held to strong light. You can even see the liquid in the Tom Ford Black Orchid bottles.

    I have to try the refrigerator method, Red! Makes sense!
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Hold up to a bright light.

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Encre Noire you don't even have to hold up against a strong light; you can see almost right away how much juice is in it! Can't believe the OP cannot see it himself
    VC & A PH, latest leaf pattern bottle on the other hand is only to be guessed indeed! Shake shake shake.............
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    If you have a smart phone, download a free flashlight app. take the flashlight up to the back of the bottle and you should be able to see through it with it. I've been able to see into Green Irish Tweed, Double Black, and most others. The only bottle impossible to look through that I've come across is CK Be.
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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    I just put a small bright flashlight behind my bottles of Encre Noir and Van Cleef and Arpels PH, and held each against my eye. The flashlight dimly shone through and I could identify where the liquid line was in each.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    If shake and hear liquid, is OK.

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    @Renato, Op

    You really can't see the juice in Encre Noire without using a flash light? Weird...................I can easily with my (older) bottle (little day light is enough).
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    @Renato, Op

    You really can't see the juice in Encre Noire without using a flash light? Weird...................I can easily with my (older) bottle (little day light is enough).
    Well, it's night time here. The indoor lights weren't good enough, but the flashlight was.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Ok, I see, but you will see that day light is enough as well (for Encre Noire that is).
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Ok, I see, but you will see that day light is enough as well (for Encre Noire that is).
    It's daylight now - I can't see anything through my bottle of Encre Noir..
    Regards

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Get some glasses then! (Just kidding)
    Strange as for me it's no problem. Maybe u have the newer formulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    It's daylight now - I can't see anything through my bottle of Encre Noir..
    Regards
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Get some glasses then! (Just kidding)
    Strange as for me it's no problem. Maybe u have the newer formulation?
    I bought it in Dubai six weeks ago.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    I just checked my bottle again and a little day light is really enough to see even the juice from 30cms distance in the bottle. From close by you can see it is completely black/grey transparant even! My bottle is a few years old. I guess you have the reformulation bottle but I never saw that one. The Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme (leaf pattern) is still impossible to see how much is in it, even with the flash light trick.
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    If you have a weighing machine you can use the principle of Archimedes. I never tried, but may works.

    1- Find a recipient and put water until the top of it, the maximum limit of overflow.
    2- Put you perfume bottle in a plastic and weight it.
    3- Emerge it into the recipient with water.
    4- Take the water that overflowed and weight it. Compare it with the bottle weight.

    overflowed water is about the same weight of bottle weight (glass+liquid+plastic bag)
    Last edited by voidvader; 27th December 2013 at 04:59 AM.

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    Refridgerator
    Keep Smelling Good
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