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    Default Evaporation with splits

    Hi,

    I'm relatively new with fragrances. I have however gathered a collection of about 10 fragrances so far. I think fragrance splits are a great idea because then you don't have to pay too much nor will you have 100ml of that fragrance which will take forever to go through. However I'm aware of fragrances evaporating if they are sitting for a longer time. Is there a bigger risk with evaporation when dealing with splits than when dealing with original bottles. I store all bottles in a dark place.

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    Default Re: Evaporation with splits

    I have noticed that some smaller atomizers evaporate faster than others. If you are concerned about your decants, I would suggest that you seal them well with a few wraps of plumber’s tape or parafilm (a laboratory wax sealant)
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    Ok, thanks! Have you noticed any difference with plastic or glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard99 View Post
    Ok, thanks! Have you noticed any difference with plastic or glass?
    I do think that the plastic ones evaporate more, but this is just my feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard99 View Post
    Ok, thanks! Have you noticed any difference with plastic or glass?
    As grayspoole mentioned,plastic seem to evaporate at a faster rate.

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    Thanks. Will get glass if it's an option then

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    Default Re: Evaporation with splits

    Even with good storage they evaporate. From my own experience, it’s hard to find really good bottles and sprayers that won’t let the fragrance evaporate. If you’re going to buy a decant, I recommend to use it often and so you won’t waste your money.
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    If you use plumbers white tape on the threads of the bottle the risk of evaporation is a lot less of a chance. The grand parfums decant bottles are very nice and most splitters use these for that reason and they seem to not have evaporation issues when the white tape is applied to the threads.
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    Default Re: Evaporation with splits

    I have found over time evaporation occurs as the scent is capillary-ized through the spritzer on both plastic and glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayspoole View Post
    I have noticed that some smaller atomizers evaporate faster than others. If you are concerned about your decants, I would suggest that you seal them well with a few wraps of plumber’s tape or parafilm (a laboratory wax sealant)
    In addition to the above, I'd add PTFE tape around the threadings of the atomizer with parafilm wrapped around the neck. When not in use I would apply parafilm around nozzle of the atomizer sprayer.
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    Default Re: Evaporation with splits

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard99 View Post
    Will get glass if it's an option then
    Best option IMO.
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    Default Re: Evaporation with splits

    Tending to second the opinion that if properly sealed and stored in glass vials, the risk of evaporation might become almost nonexistent




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