Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 35
  1. #1

    Default Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    I was thinking about purchasing one of these to use as a display case for a few, pretty empty bottles. May paint it another colour. I consider it a non-perfume perfume related purchase. What are some of your non-perfume perfume related purchases, e.g. trays, shelves, journals, or whatever? Extra points for snaps.

    Lantern.jpg
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  2. #2
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    249,236

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    That's a very interesting looking item.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Thank you, hednic. Actually, it was made to function as a candle lantern, but I think it would make a nice display case, too.
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    20,242

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    How big is the piece? ie what type of bottles does it fit? I think it will look good with some old style, art noveau ones.

    I haven't bought much for my perfume collection. Just plain plastic drawers to keep the bottles, and a few little plastic boxes to keep sample vials.

    cacio

  5. #5

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    ^^^ It is 12" X 9 1/2". I think tall slender bottles would work well in it due to its shape. It definitely cries out for beautiful old bottles. Art nouveau style bottles would definitely compliment it. Good idea, cacio.
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  6. #6

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Tray.jpg With a little TLC your cabinet should look really nice. Do you have a color in mind if you paint? White with some lightly applied gold paint here and there for an antique effect would look great. Here's a framed and mirrored tray I found at a second hand store that I use for my Creed atomizers which sits on my dresser.
    Last edited by Jazznpool; 14th January 2018 at 01:09 AM.

  7. #7
    Basenotes Institution
    sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    38,378

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Very unique piece.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

  8. #8
    Sillage Monster
    Trilby Lark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    3,509

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Oriane, your proposed display cabinet has a vintage Steam Punk look about it. I kind of like the metal finish.
    SEPTEMBER ROTATION
    Diptyque! Eau de Lierre, Eau Lente, L’Ombré Dans L’Eau, Olene, Oyedo, Tam Dao, Vetyverio, Volutes Edp, Volutes Edt
    Plus Amazing Grace...

  9. #9
    Always be smelling

    epapsiou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Oud Forest
    Posts
    5,176

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    Tray.jpg With a little TLC your cabinet should look really nice. Do you have a color in mind if you paint? White with some lightly applied gold paint here and there for an antique effect would look great. Here's a framed and mirrored tray I found at a second hand store that I use for my Creed atomizers which sits on my dresser.
    Very handsome
    Beauty needs no morality or righteousness.
    It, like nature, does not give a shit

  10. #10

    rogalal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Berkeley, California
    Posts
    3,594
    Blog Entries
    33

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    I've been rather drawn to this lately, especially now that it's on clearance. It's a bit over the top and gilded, but it's for perfume, so why not? It looks like the shelves aren't high enough for tall bottles, but it could be a cute way to display my nicer bottles. Still thinking it over...

    Also, it's cool to learn that a wall mounted perfume display case is officially called a "vitrine" - this will make my googling easier...

    NMH7ZGV_mu.jpg

    If you're curious, here's the link
    Last edited by rogalal; 14th January 2018 at 06:34 AM.
    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

  11. #11

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    Tray.jpg With a little TLC your cabinet should look really nice. Do you have a color in mind if you paint? White with some lightly applied gold paint here and there for an antique effect would look great. Here's a framed and mirrored tray I found at a second hand store that I use for my Creed atomizers which sits on my dresser.
    Those look lovely on that tray, Jazznpool. Best of all, they look safe from light which is always a concern.

    Actually, I thought I might paint my case gold and then overpaint it a cream colour and distress it so that the gold peeks through in spots. So, you came very close to reading my mind re colours!
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  12. #12

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Very unique piece.
    Thank you. Actually, this type of candle lantern has been pretty popular for a few years now. I am not sure if this one came from Pier 1 or not, but Pier 1 sells a lot of this sort of thing in various sizes and designs. The glass protects candle flames from breezes, HVAC vents, etc., and the piece is quite decorative at the same time. I love whence functionality and beauty are combined.

    The idea is hardly new, though. I have seen many antique candle holders that were more plain than this one, but they too were crafted with glass panes and either a wooden or a metal frame. I like the little feet on this one. They give it a slight Victorian flavour
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  13. #13

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Oriane, your proposed display cabinet has a vintage Steam Punk look about it. I kind of like the metal finish.
    Yes, I agree, thank you. Metal pieces can be very attractive indeed. One is only bound by one's imagination in how to use these pieces. In fact, I was thinking this morning that it could even be used with flowers to make an eye catching centrepiece for a long table be it a dining table, sofa table, etc.
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  14. #14

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    I've been rather drawn to this lately, especially now that it's on clearance. It's a bit over the top and gilded, but it's for perfume, so why not? It looks like the shelves aren't high enough for tall bottles, but it could be a cute way to display my nicer bottles. Still thinking it over...

    Also, it's cool to learn that a wall mounted perfume display case is officially called a "vitrine" - this will make my googling easier...

    NMH7ZGV_mu.jpg

    If you're curious, here's the link
    I LOVE it!! You should get it! I do not think the gold is over the top at all. It looks rich, and it certainly would show off your bottles. I imagine smaller extrait bottles would fit perfectly! Thank you for posting this! I may have to get one of these myself!
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  15. #15

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    That piece (vitrine) looks outstanding!

  16. #16

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Actually, a vitrine is simply a display case. It need not be wall mounted. It can be a tabletop piece or a full size display case several feet high. These are often referred to as curio cabinets, too.
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  17. #17

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    I like these cute stickers and will probably order a few sheets. They would be a nice addition to letters, journals, etc.

    il_570xN.1233420181_d6d5.jpg
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  18. #18

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    This scent of the day diary is cute, too.

    https://www.scentoftheday.co/
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  19. #19

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Oh, I love this thread! The whole aesthetic of displaying perfume enhances the enjoyment of it so much. The ideas and uses shown are all beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them!

    Over the years I used many different trays and I used to change them from time to time--until one day a couple of decades ago, in the Salvation Army, I found this one for 25 cents. It is an authentic Art Deco tray made in France. I just love the way the bottles are mirrored in the orange background and I have used it exclusively ever since. I change the display depending on the scents being worn.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  20. #20

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Oh, I love this thread! The whole aesthetic of displaying perfume enhances the enjoyment of it so much. The ideas and uses shown are all beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them!

    Over the years I used many different trays and I used to change them from time to time--until one day a couple of decades ago, in the Salvation Army, I found this one for 25 cents. It is an authentic Art Deco tray made in France. I just love the way the bottles are mirrored in the orange background and I have used it exclusively ever since. I change the display depending on the scents being worn.
    Thank you. Your tray looks great and it's so functional with the handles. The fact that it is a true Art Deco piece adds to the interest! Cool thread so far.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    I love the idea Oriane!
    Have you done a search for 'wardian case' yet? That's the proper name for those style enclosures I believe. There's some stunning Victorian vintage ones out there.
    Another search for 'glass terrarium' will produce vintage looking ones like the one pictured, as well as more modern versions.

    I have mine on a platter tray but have been looking for a small tabletop enclosed case as well.
    Last edited by Opiate; 15th January 2018 at 01:38 PM.

  22. #22
    Lian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    2,088

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Oriane View Post
    I like these cute stickers and will probably order a few sheets. They would be a nice addition to letters, journals, etc.

    il_570xN.1233420181_d6d5.jpg

    I love these, where did you find it?
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: Imitation Woman by Amouage

  23. #23
    People of Zee Wurl, Relax
    IsoESuperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    3,616

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Not as cool or visually pleasing as the storage pieces, but I've had a few recently.

    My 6th and 7th sample cases, which are actually made for ammo storage...how American! Each case stores 100. My current cases are filled mostly with dauber vials like those from LuckyScent, but some spray samples fit as well (the 2ml size from DecantShop and IndieScents, and some carded samples like those from Mugler and a few other houses). I wanted a separate case for oud/attar/mukhallat/sandal/etc. as those are being accumulated fairly quickly. So far I have 2 dedicated cases for EO/CO2/absolutes & synthetic materials and 3 for perfume samples.

    They make these for shotgun ammo too, which should fit larger/wider decants but I haven't tried any of those yet. I should, because a few hundred decants in ziplock bags isn't the greatest method. I'd like to keep everything upright if possible.

    They're sturdy as can be, compact, snap shut very securely, and are very cheap on Amazon ($4.99). Highly recommended for anyone with a lot of smaller samples.



    I also put in a bulk order for more decants because swapping with other Basenoters is the best. I think I've gone through about 150 sprays and 30 dab/swipes in the past 18 months. I won't post pictures because, well, they're just empty bottles. All are glass. Purchased from BestBottles.com:

    1ml dab/swipe vial x100
    3ml spray x300
    5ml spray x24
    50ml spray x5
    Currently wearing: Sova by Slumberhouse

  24. #24

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    ISOES, those boxes also have the advantage of protecting the samples from excessive light. It's sort of like turning guns into ploughshares—turning ammo boxes into perfume receptacles!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  25. #25

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    Not as cool or visually pleasing as the storage pieces, but I've had a few recently.

    My 6th and 7th sample cases, which are actually made for ammo storage...how American! Each case stores 100. My current cases are filled mostly with dauber vials like those from LuckyScent, but some spray samples fit as well (the 2ml size from DecantShop and IndieScents, and some carded samples like those from Mugler and a few other houses). I wanted a separate case for oud/attar/mukhallat/sandal/etc. as those are being accumulated fairly quickly. So far I have 2 dedicated cases for EO/CO2/absolutes & synthetic materials and 3 for perfume samples.

    They make these for shotgun ammo too, which should fit larger/wider decants but I haven't tried any of those yet. I should, because a few hundred decants in ziplock bags isn't the greatest method. I'd like to keep everything upright if possible.

    They're sturdy as can be, compact, snap shut very securely, and are very cheap on Amazon ($4.99). Highly recommended for anyone with a lot of smaller samples.



    I also put in a bulk order for more decants because swapping with other Basenoters is the best. I think I've gone through about 150 sprays and 30 dab/swipes in the past 18 months. I won't post pictures because, well, they're just empty bottles. All are glass. Purchased from BestBottles.com:

    1ml dab/swipe vial x100
    3ml spray x300
    5ml spray x24
    50ml spray x5
    Brilliant!

  26. #26
    Basenotes Plus

    Cook.bot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Carolinas
    Posts
    3,134

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    ISOES, those boxes also have the advantage of protecting the samples from excessive light.
    Was thinking the same thing.

    IsoE, what's the tallest sample bottle these cases will accommodate? For instance, will they hold the 3ml spray size bottles you just ordered?

  27. #27

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Was thinking the same thing.

    IsoE, what's the tallest sample bottle these cases will accommodate? For instance, will they hold the 3ml spray size bottles you just ordered?
    I'm not IsoE, but I own many of these boxes(for ammo). Absolutely they'll fit.
    The boxes for pistol ammo will be short(around 2"), rifle ammo will be tall(around 4", possibly more) & smaller diameter, shotgun versions will be about 3" tall & larger diameter(about nickel size diameter).

    You should be able to find these in any gun store, or sporting goods store that selling hunting/shooting gear.

  28. #28
    People of Zee Wurl, Relax
    IsoESuperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    3,616

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    ISOES, those boxes also have the advantage of protecting the samples from excessive light. It's sort of like turning guns into ploughshares—turning ammo boxes into perfume receptacles!
    Indeed! I never thought of the light thing because I'm such a nut about in the first place. All of these (and 95% of my wardrobe) are stored inside of a dresser or cabinet. Most of them in a windowless half of a finished, dehumidified basement that stays around 63-65F year round.

    Quote Originally Posted by Opiate View Post
    Brilliant!
    Thanks, best sample storage solution I've come across.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Was thinking the same thing.

    IsoE, what's the tallest sample bottle these cases will accommodate? For instance, will they hold the 3ml spray size bottles you just ordered?
    The 3ml definitely don't fit, but their width is the limiting factor. Their height would easily work. I've got a couple of what I believe are 2ml dab vials which are very tall and skinny, and those still fit. I bet they'd fit perfectly in shotgun shell case.

    The box itself is 7x7x7 according to Amazon, which sounds about right. It's fairly symmetrical, but you probably lose a few millimeters inside due to the width of the plastic.
    Currently wearing: Sova by Slumberhouse

  29. #29

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    IsoESuperman, yours is the no-fuss, masculine choice for samples! Good on you! I have found that storing samples is indeed a bit of a challenge. All of mine sleep in various little boxes. For example, friends often send me candies and other sweets in pretty little boxes of various shapes and sizes. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, I keep some of them to store samples. The tin boxes are the most sturdy, and they have the advantage of maintaining a slightly cooler temperature. I love them all, though. Some examples.....

    DW-PX12-Elegant-Bow-Tie-Wedding-Gift-Colorful-Box-for-Candy-Packaging-5.jpg

    447a22013b3a11d7cd76a7f8ef1d8a6c--gastro-candy-boxes.jpg

    2c774ebbeab759fd9f71ef3f87ea3301--valentines-hearts-be-my-valentine.jpg

    ae3a1cf040c2698adfdd56def7f9c6bc--valentine-box-vintage-valentines.jpg

    il_340x270.1348413341_9ie2.jpg

    5279d3ecfab5f497c359644e290c5c03.jpg

    Another problem I have with samples is that some of them evaporate relatively quickly. Recently, I discovered four samples completely evaporated even though they were stored in my cool, dark, closet. I must remember to put plumbers tape around the remaining samples to try to protect them better. I have a goal now to use up at least four samples per month before they overtake my closet! Perhaps putting a few in a small covered compote on the vanity will help me to remember to do this. I suppose I do not give my samples enough attention because I have so many full bottles screaming for attention!
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

  30. #30

    Default Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    ISOES, those boxes also have the advantage of protecting the samples from excessive light. It's sort of like turning guns into ploughshares—turning ammo boxes into perfume receptacles!
    I like this thought.
    Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.

    Gregory David Roberts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 24th June 2017, 03:07 AM
  2. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 22nd November 2015, 05:59 PM
  3. Suggestions for online perfume purchases please?
    By drleekyong in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th January 2008, 09:40 PM
  4. CB I Hate Perfume: perfume absolute vs. water perfume
    By zestyfresh in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22nd November 2006, 05:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000