Thursday, February 21, 2008

YOU! You guys will know.

I'm fairly confident in stating that, at the core of my readership, reside some people who are very crafty/ingenious or health/beauty savvy or both. Here's my dilemma, and feel free to pipe up with a proposed solution:

Being the dapper bon vivant that I am, I generally swan about wearing a very light dose of a manly fragrance. However, these days I have only found my manly fragrance of choice (Polo Blue) in the abominable spray bottle configuration. What I used to do in happier times was decant a fluid ounce of my manly fragrance of choice (it used to be Monogram, but that was discontinued) into a small sterling flask. Thence I would dispense said manly fragrance and I would be ready to lock horns with a world axle deep in entropy and barbarity.

But there is no way of spraying the fragrance into the flask without unacceptable loss, and spraying the fragrance directly upon my person is absolutely out of the question. (So don't go there. In fact, resist the temptation to delve into the matter at all.) The question then do I transfer the fragrance from the spray bottle to the flask with no loss?



Posted by Joke at 10:45 AM


  • Blogger Poppy Buxom posted at 11:33 AM, February 21, 2008  
    Put a funnel into the neck of your bottle, and spray the eau-de-musk-ox-package into the funnel.

  • Blogger Joke posted at 11:59 AM, February 21, 2008  
    Alas, no. That creates unacceptable losses of about 20%.

  • Blogger Joke posted at 11:59 AM, February 21, 2008  
    P.S. I never properly thanked you for the bottle of eau-de-musk-ox you gave me.
  • Blogger blackbird posted at 12:38 PM, February 21, 2008  
    I'm not getting how using a perfume funnel would result in such high losses.
    Perhaps you need to reduce your expectations as I don't see an alternative to decanting.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 12:55 PM, February 21, 2008  
    It's the spraying that causes the losses. Spraying into the walls of a funnel will only create a "bounce" that will send additional aerosolized content into the ionosphere.

  • Blogger Badger posted at 1:51 PM, February 21, 2008  
    I don't think you're doing it right. Or you're not using a large enough funnel.

    Do you have a glass cutter? Can you cut around the neck of the spray bottle, tap it off, then POUR it into the funnel and thus into the flask?

    OR, depending on the configuration of the spray mechanism dealie, you can pry that up out of the bottle and then use a pipette sort of thingie. Or an eyedropper. Or whatev.
  • Blogger daysgoby posted at 1:51 PM, February 21, 2008  
    Knock the top off the bottle and pour into funnel.

    (Sharp heavy knife. Be careful.)

    Also, how is the spray bit stuck on? If it has the metal around the edges you can peel those up (church key, but gently) and then pour.
  • Blogger daysgoby posted at 1:52 PM, February 21, 2008  
    Holy crap, B! I read your mind! Or something....
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 3:55 PM, February 21, 2008  
    what badger said.

    and get a grip, man!
  • Blogger Badger posted at 4:55 PM, February 21, 2008  
    HA, daysgoby! It's like WE SHARE A BRAIN. Which should scare the hell out of YOU (I'm okay with it, personally).
  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 8:02 PM, February 21, 2008  
    My first thought was snap off the top with a sword like they do for cham-pawn-ya.
    I am assuming you have called or emailed and inquired about a different container...
  • Blogger louise posted at 3:00 AM, February 22, 2008  
    Sorry but I don't this any of the above will work. Definitely don't try to whack the top off.
    I think you need to find a new perfume.
  • Blogger Kim posted at 3:19 AM, February 22, 2008  
    It's posts like this that keep us ladies coming back for more.

    And um...
    unscrew the spray bit...

    Or pull the spray bit off, then jam the end of a spoon or knife or chisel into the top bit and then just tip it out.
  • Blogger Kim posted at 3:20 AM, February 22, 2008  
    I can't believe you've got us discussing this.

    I mean, seriously, what's on the agenda for next week? Every time you cut a slice of bread it produces crumbs, discuss?
  • Blogger Joke posted at 8:10 AM, February 22, 2008  
    Breadcrumbs are desirable. Wasting 20%-30% of my fragrance is not.

  • Blogger Poppy Buxom posted at 7:34 PM, February 22, 2008  
    This is what you do with bread crumbs: stuffing (a/k/a dressing,) meatloaf, bread crumb cookies, and use them as tiny sponges to sop up spilled eau de musk ox.
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