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    Default Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Some of my bottles have a lot of fingerprints. Can I take damp cloth to wipe them off or am I risking moist coming in to the bottle, thus worsen the fragrance?

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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Sure you can! There's no way that will have any effect on the stuff inside, so clean away.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffjonas View Post
    Some of my bottles have a lot of fingerprints. Can I take damp cloth to wipe them off or am I risking moist coming in to the bottle, thus worsen the fragrance?
    I don't see any problem doing that.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Buy 70% rubbing alcohol. It will have better effect by cleaning, degreasing, disinfecting and wont leave water marks

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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I think it's completely fine.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I clean up my bottles from time to time, especially the common bottles I leave on my counter. A little bit of water or maybe a few drops of windex.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Microfiber cloth works also. I desinfected two bottles some days ago and they are fine...
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Most likely not. Having cleansed the outside of recently purchased or gotten bottles-especially given the current situation-sometimes with water as well in addition to the the disinfectant.

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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Haven't had an issue so far.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I think you should be fine so long as no label is attached.
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    As long as you use appropriate grip strength.

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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    I think it's completely fine.
    Same here
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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Damp cloth or eye glass spray with micro fiber cloth would do the trick especially if you have some grim on there you need to get off.

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    Default Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    You should have no concern about glass (or even plastic) bottles being penetrated by moisture when you clean them.




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