Thursday, August 09, 2007

Decanting

Once you enter the realm of fragrance love and develop a perfume collection worth talking about, you will undoubtedly discover that full bottles are no longer practical. For one, if you like to travel, they are cumbersome to pack into a suitcase and heaven forbid they break in transit. Second, it may not be humanly possible to single-handedly utilize all the juice you have collected. Therefore, decanting some of your favorite fragrances into smaller containers, for yourself or to share with a friend becomes a fantastic idea! In addition, you can purchase smaller amounts of fragrances you like from several e-tailers who specialize in decanting from their fantastic collections. I highly recommend doing both.

First of all, let us discuss your own collection. I have found this website to be a fantastic resource for all decanting supplies. Their inventory changes frequently and the supplies they send to you will make any virgin decanter more comfortable! I also purchased my own label maker for my decants to speed up the process of identifying each fragrance. They also look much better with a professional label but it is certainly not necessary. A handwritten label will do but definitely make sure you do not forget to label. I think most of us have experienced the frustration of spraying an unidentifiable fragrance.

Now, for purchasing decants, this link from our friends at Perfume Posse offers an exhaustive list of decant e-tailers. I personally have had excellent experiences with Fragrant Fripperies, Bois*Bois, Dragonfly00 and Fishbone96. In addition, I am considering creating my own decanting website since my collection has now grown out of control.

[Please don't take this as solicitation, but in case anyone is craving any of these scents, this is some of my collection:

  1. Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien

  2. Annick Goutal Quel Amour

  3. Annick Goutal Songes

  4. Bvlgari BLV For Her

  5. Bvlgari Omnia

  6. Calvin Klein Eternity Summer 2005

  7. Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon perfume

  8. Chanel Coromondel

  9. Chanel No. 5 EDP

  10. Creative Scentualization Perfect Nectar

  11. Cristiano Fissore Cashmere for Women

  12. Escada Collection

  13. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

  14. i Profumi di Firenze Caterina de Medici

  15. Jean Patou Enjoy

  16. L'Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz

  17. Laura Mercier Tarte Au Citron

  18. Nasomatto Absinthe

  19. Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

  20. Stella Rose Absolute

  21. The Different Company Un Parfum D'Ailleurs & Fleurs

  22. Tocca Florence
If you would like anything from my collection, please don't hesitate to contact me directly!]

Decanting provides a convenient, hassle free and cost-effective avenue for collecting and traveling with your favorite fragrances. If you have not ventured into the world of decants, try it. You might like it!

6 comments:

lindabd said...

Hi, T! Crazy busy here the last week or so, but I wanted to stop by and say hello. :)

Hope you're feeling well!
L

TMH256 said...

Hi Linda!

Great to see you. I understand crazy weeks, that's for sure. Thanks for stopping by and I'll talk to you again soon!

xo,
T

SVChick said...

Decanting looks fun with all that paraphernalia, now that I know where to get them! Gosh, it's making me want to buy more perfumes so I can decant them... Thanks for the super useful posting, as usual. Have a great weekend!

scentcity said...

good work thank you information

tmp00 said...

You're willing to share your Tubereuse Criminelle?

Wonderful collection! As you might know, I live in earthquake country, so I keep my bottles in their boxes on the bottom shelf of the linen closet and decant into 5ml bottles that I keep on the dressers. It's great for three reasons: the bottles aren't subjected to temp and light, the bottles never get any possible contamination from skin contact, and as you pointed out, if you are going away for the weekend or even a day you can grab a decant and go.

Great read!

TMH256 said...

T,

Now THAT is ingenius!! What a fantastic idea to decant all of your full bottles to have them handy. And yes, I'm willing to share Tubey Crim. I just can't wear it, unfortunately.

Thanks for the comment and have a great day!

xo,
T