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    Hello, first time poster- hopefully this is in the correct section. I purchased these decants 1.5 years ago and there wasnt anything off about the juice. The seller has his own website and I know most of the fragrances I ordered were authentic but these two I cannot confirm. Either way this is very strange. One of them is separating and turning cloudy on the top and the other has developed a neon green liquid that is separating from the juice. The decants are in glass with a plastic sprayer.

    I contacted the seller and he says they were probably stored on its side and had a reaction with the plastic sprayer. Is that a thing? What could be happening?
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    Default Re: Cloudy and strangely colored decants

    I don't know what it is, but it must have reacted with something.
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    Very strange. I agree with the above.

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    I've seen this happen when samples and small decants are kept for long periods of time. One possibility is that there's air exposure in the container which allows for the alcohol to evaporate over time. One way to slow it down is to seal off the threads around the neck with PTFE tape and the atomizer head and neck with some parafilm or plumber tape. Given that it's a smaller volume there's a higher chance of evaporation and eventual turning. Second possibility is that the plastic materials has interacted with the fragrance. I don't recommend keeping samples in plastic atomizers for long periods of time. Glass would be the ideal material to keep samples and small decants with proper sealing to preserve them for longer periods of time.
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    Decants are always problematic from my experience, whether glass or plastic. Air, and particles in the air find a way to seep in, and tamper with the juice inside. Sometimes altering the smell, usually just altering the look, or breaking it down and evaporating. As long as it smells the same, I wouldn't worry about it, but once you notice it starting to go down in volume, it's because it's either evaporating or becoming more concentrated, the alcohol evaporates before the fragrance oils do. Keep an eye on your decants, and try to wear them fast, because if not, odds are, they are gonna go bad at some point. Option 2, wrap the inside grooves with plumbers tape, or for even more security (but a much uglier look) electrical tape. Both of these work very well in sealing off any small openings.

    Take it from somebody who had 10 ml of Patou pH evaporate before he could even try it. Never again!

    To clarify, if you're doing the electrical tape method.. you wanna seal it where the screw on cap meets the bottle. Imho, electrical tape is the ideal best method, because it expands to whatever you're putting it on, the materials are vinyl and stretchable, so it's almost like rubber. I've had plastic atomizer decants that are 7 years old do perfectly fine with this method.
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    It happens to me. Especially after I’ve had them for a while.
    Still smells fine. My Jubilation XXV went like this in the cold weather recently.
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    It's the air that seem to get into the plastic decant. As previously mention, it's best to put some type of plumbers tape or something to seal them so that air does not get inside.
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    Default Re: Cloudy and strangely colored decants

    The only one that ever went cloudy on me was a bottle of Nautica Oceans, which is fully water based. The fragrance itself smells and performs just fine though.

    Decanting as a source for fragrances kind of makes me think of those rural breeders people go to to buy overpriced dogs and cats. The nature of the product itself is its only selling point. There's nothing about its introduction into the stream of commerce that's going to make you think adds to its value. In fact, the less you know, probably the better.

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    I don’t mind darkened fragrances but I don’t trust cloudy ones...
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    Wow looks ... interesting!
    Agreed I guess small volumes deteriorate and/or are more vulnerable to going bad.
    Haven't seen nothing like this splitting though!
    Cloudy is probably its age + some pollutants.

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    Default Re: Cloudy and strangely colored decants

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I don’t mind darkened fragrances but I don’t trust cloudy ones...
    I wouldn't use it either.




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