Buying The Perfect Perfume Bottle
Even though your favorite scent comes in a perfume bottle you hate, you don't have to leave it there. There are hundreds of beautiful perfume bottles you can try instead, some portable, others designed to decorate your vanity, and some actual collector's items. You can get a pretty perfume bottle at kiosks in many malls, or you can buy a cut-glass perfume bottle at perfume stores and many retailers. Perfume bottles come in many different shapes and sizes, and the perfect bottle for you exists somewhere. You can see examples of historic perfume bottles at the International Perfume Bottle Association website, perfumebottles.org. But many people don't have the time to look for the perfect perfume bottle - which is why we look online. You can find specialty perfume bottle stores gathered together on the World Wide Web. When purchasing a perfume bottle, be certain to ask yourself a few questions: - Do I want an atomizer perfume bottle, or one that I dab on? (I recommend atomizers only for eau de cologne or eau de toilette; more concentrated perfumes can clog your atomizer because they are sticky and oily.) - Has this perfume bottle a collector's value, or am I buying it just for fun? - What is this perfume bottle made of, and will it react with my fragrance? (Glass and ceramic perfume bottles are fine, as are plastic - but if you have a metal perfume bottle, the metal will sometimes change the scent of your perfume. You should inquire at the perfume counter before putting perfume in a metal bottle.) - Are my kids going to break this perfume bottle (very important, I found out the hard way - perfume does NOT come out of carpet easily!)? - How will this perfume bottle look with my bedroom or bathroom decor? A perfume bottle is not just a container for fragrance; it is a work of art in itself. Your perfume bottle should blend with your personality, the fragrance, and your decor. Consider also the fragrance color that you are putting in any clear glass perfume bottle; especially with cut glass, fragrance color will change the look.
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