Guide On How To Open Perfume Bottles

If you are a perfume hoarder, we’re sure you’ve had a mishap or two with perfumes. Most perfumes are uniquely designed in ways to attract your attention. They need to look good and at the same time be easy to use.

Brands like Calvin Klien, Gucci, Versace, Armani, or even YSL are designed lavishly and have openings with caps that look downright stunning.

On certain occasions, due to a slip of the hand, or if you’re in a hurry and you tend to get a little clumsy, you may end up breaking the perfume or struggle even to open the fragrance.

In this blog, we’ll tell you how you should correctly open a perfume bottle to avoid such mishaps and not let your perfume go down the drain (quite literally). As long as you know your scents and you know how to open them, you’re good to go.

Read on to know more about how you can protect your perfume collection by just learning how to open perfume bottles correctly! We hope you find this blog, fun and at the same time, informative! So read on and spray along!

 

How To Open A Perfume Bottle The Right Way?

When you buy a perfume bottle, it may come across as relatively easy and straightforward to open at first. And in most cases, it may be so. However, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry.

All perfumes are sealed. Some are closed with a metal or a plastic layer of coating with a stylish designer nozzle. This feature adds a look to the perfume bottle.

Here, we will tell you how to open two types of perfume bottles.

  • Metal Sealed Perfume Bottles
  • Plastic Sealed Perfume Bottles

 

Metal Sealed Perfumes

Metal Sealed Perfumes

Opening perfume bottles that have a plastic seal requires a tad bit of effort. Keep a toolset of pliers, nippers, and a couple of tissues.

In the first step, take the tap off carefully and then remove the sprayer. The nozzle or the sprayer will now be exposed. Do this step with the pliers. Be careful while you use the pliers. They come across as quite efficient and easy to use. It will ensure the job is done efficiently. All you have to do is pull with the pliers back and forth.

At the end of this step, the nozzle or the sprayer will be completely visible.

Then, the next step is removing the base of the sprayer. This part is a little complicated. Pay a little attention to this part of the process. Now the nipper and plier will come to use. The sprayer base is sealed under high temperatures to ensure that there is no leakage of the perfume. Try and loosen up the bottom using the pliers and nippers. It could take a couple of minutes to loosen up, but be patient.

It is imperative that you are beyond gentle in this procedure, as if you handle the bottle roughly, it may break. So do not hold the bottle with the pliers and the nipper tighter than you should.

In the last step, use a tissue and wipe the bottle. In case any fine particles of glass have come to lose, they will be wiped off with the tissue. Wipe the bottle clean around the neck and the body of the bottle.

Your metal-sealed perfume bottle is now open! Most branded perfumes have a metal seal. Thus, it is essential to know how to open them. Once you are acquainted with opening the metal-sealed scents, you can open the rest with great ease!

 

Plastic Sealed Perfumes

Plastic Sealed Perfumes

Opening plastic-sealed perfumes are pretty similar to opening metal-sealed perfumes. But opening plastic-sealed perfume bottles are relatively more comfortable when compared to metal-sealed perfumes.

The first step of opening them is to remove the sprayer right after you open the cap.

So take off the cap and remove the sprayer.  After this, you will see the plastic sealing that lies right on top of the bottle’s neck.

Then, pull off the string that is attached underneath. In this step, you will need a pair of scissors. You can cut the string loose using scissors. It usually depends on how thick the string is and depending on that you can tell how much time it will take for the string to come off. Be patient and remove this string with maximum gentleness and ease.

Also, make sure you have a good grip on the bottle, but at the same time, you don’t hold the bottle too tightly. Once the string is loose, gently pull it out.

Use a tissue to wipe the bottle clean just in case there is any leakage and just to be neat and on the safe side.

This is your last step, and you are done. You have successfully learned to open a plastic-sealed perfume bottle. Say bye-bye to breakage and spillage.

 

Conclusion:

It is an easy process to learn the process of opening both metals sealed & plastic sealed perfume bottles. Once you know how to open them, you are good to go. It may take a couple of tries and patience before you get it right. But practice and practice opening them with ease and gentleness. You can prevent slip of the hand on certain occasions, or if you’re in a hurry and you tend to get a little clumsy, you may end up breaking the perfume or struggle even to open the fragrance.

This is why you need to know how to open your perfume bottles and how you should correctly open a perfume bottle to avoid such mishaps. We hope this article was informative and has helped you learn more about handling and taking care of your colognes rather than letting them go down the drain.

Like someone famous said, “Perfume is the art that makes memories speak.”

Protect and safeguard your perfumes while you cherish your memories!

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Author

  • Maximo is the ideator behind Gertrude.co. He graduated from the Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP) in France in the year 2003. His learnings in the field of perfumery have been immensely educative and helpful in creating new fragrances at a creative centre in Manhattan where Maximo works as a perfumer. He has a fine appreciation for incense's art, and his colossal passion for perfumery reflects in his discussions. He has managed and led teams in his past working experience researching scents with its key clients.