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    Default Refilling bottles

    Hi,

    I was just about to buy a flacon of Creed Aventus but have naively just realised that I can't actually refill my existing Creed bottle. It strikes me as odd that a company would sell what are essentially refill bottles but not allow you to actually refill your standard bottles. Is this just a counterfeit precaution or is there more to it? Do people who buy the flacons or get splits just buy an atomizer and throw away their original bottle?

    Do other fragrance houses do this?

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    Default Re: Refilling bottles

    Basically all houses crimp the atomizer to the bottle - and this is, as you say, as a counterfeit precaution. Only Lutens, as far as I can think, has atomizers that can be removed.

    Most people who are interested in splits and the like simply decant into other bottles and atomizers, which are very cheap. Typically, they also don't care about the bottle per se - the perfume is kept in the dark not to expose the perfume to light.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Refilling bottles

    IIRC, By Kilian bottles the atomizer can be removed.
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    Default Re: Refilling bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Basically all houses crimp the atomizer to the bottle - and this is, as you say, as a counterfeit precaution. Only Lutens, as far as I can think, has atomizers that can be removed.
    Atelier Cologne also have atomizers that can be removed.
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    Default Re: Refilling bottles

    Before big businesses engage in new practices -such as offering refills - they usually engage consulting firms to assess feasibility.


    Or maybe they just want people to pay full.
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