Perfume is an unnecessary luxury because of the high price of a bottle in a high-end department shop. A lot of folks don’t want to spend the money if they’re just going to get tired of it in a few months. Even if you can’t afford to buy expensive bottles, you can still enjoy the limitless joys that perfumes have to offer by experimenting with them. Explore this fragrant and exciting world without breaking the bank. The key is in the samples.
Knowing that you are entitled to free perfume samples is the first step towards making the request without feeling intimidated, even in a commissions-driven environment. Perfume smells different on various people, thus it’s your right to try every scent and see how it works for you; sampling is built into the system and the industry’s romantic mythology. Any decent salesperson would get it and work to make it happen.
When your perfume bottle is empty, it’s a sad reminder that you’ve reached the end of your journey together. How can we find a new purpose for these empty bottles?
There are some perfume bottles that are so beautifully designed that discarding them would be a waste. Not an ecological disaster, but close to it.
Unused Perfume bottles
Empty perfume bottles from classic brands can fetch a high price from collectors.
Some major stores will give you a discount on a new fragrance if you return your empty bottles.
When used to hold dishwashing solutions, discarded perfume bottles make lovely accents in the bathroom or on a shelf. Since dish detergent has a vibrant hue that doesn’t fade over time, you can fool others into thinking your perfume bottle is still half full.
Empty perfume bottles of varying sizes
Some of the most stunning works of art we’ve seen are made simply by gluing together empty perfume bottles. Pick up some lovely bottles of varying sizes and shapes, and put them together to form a totem. Build a wide and sturdy foundation with bottles; as the structure rises, the bottles will be arranged more and more vertically, and a single bottle will perch precariously atop it all.
Turn empty perfume containers into flower vases or holders for scented candles. A suitable tool can be used to saw off the top of the bottle, making it wider at the top and accommodating a smaller bouquet of flowers. One bottle might contain a rose; another might include three or four sprigs of lavender, and so on.
- Spray paint the bottles gold or silver, and decorate them with sticky lace, rhinestones, pearls, feathers, or jeweler. The sky’s the limit. Alternatively, you could simply paint your bottles black to add an air of mystery.
- Paint them gold, silver, or crimson and use them as accent pieces in your design. For the holiday season, you can decorate your tree.
- Put some house fragrance into your empty perfume bottles and store them in a drawer, a cabinet or the bathroom. You can take advantage of their aroma if you leave them open.
- Fill them with glitter or beads of various colors (like blue) and hang them on a string.
- Fill a perfume bottle with pink shampoo and adorn it with fabric flowers in the shape of cherry blossoms.
White vinegar is an excellent pre-treatment for any perfume bottle. There’s a new trend in the fashion industry: DIY (do it yourself) and recycling. There are better things to do on a rainy afternoon than macramé or patchwork. Don’t waste those lovely discarded perfume bottles; instead, put them to good use in your creative endeavors.