Buying perfumes is easy, but finding the right decanting perfume bottles can be tricky. How many times have you decanted a perfume into a bottle only to find a drop missing after a couple of days? Or perhaps, you decanted a pump’s worth of perfume and noticed a third of it evaporated in just a month? It can be frustrating, right?

Today, we present the most comprehensive guide to choosing perfume decanting bottles, such as glass perfume bottle which will ensure you never make a mistake again. Like, share, and bookmark this article for your future reference.

⚠️ Please note that currently, all decanting bottles are prone to some level of evaporation. The rate of evaporation varies from slowest to fastest as follows:

Screw Cap Bottle < Push Spray Bottle ≈ Pump Spray Bottle < Screw-on Cap Bottle < Roll-on Bottle < Direct Fill Bottle

Now, let’s discuss the pros and cons of each type of decanting bottle along with some recommended options. Combining the textual information with accompanying images will provide the best understanding.

1️⃣ Screw Cap Bottle

This is the most common type of decanting bottle available in the market. It’s affordable and straightforward, with metal heads being of better quality than plastic ones. The trick to using this bottle effectively is to tighten the cap as much as possible, which can help reduce evaporation.

However, there’s a fatal flaw with the cheapest and most common version: the transparent plastic bottle with a small white spray head. Any perfume decanted into this bottle tends to turn into a foul smell, akin to dried seafood, especially at the bottle’s mouth and the first spray. The solution is to opt for the same bottle but in brown color, as this has been tested and proven not to alter the scent.

2️⃣ Push Spray Bottle / Pump Spray Bottle

These small bottles are commonly found in various decanting shops. They evaporate slowly, and their price is budget-friendly. However, removing the cap can be a bit painful. One drawback is that they lack a spray head, so you can only dab the perfume for testing purposes. If possible, pair it with a small piece of cloth to make removing the cap easier.

3️⃣ Roll-on Bottle

Roll-on bottles have an extremely fast evaporation rate, and after a few uses, you can clearly see dust and debris floating in the perfume liquid. Not recommended.

4️⃣ Direct Fill Bottle

These bottles are beyond the realm of evaporation; they can leak out all the liquid in a matter of minutes, leaving none behind. They are both expensive and inconvenient to use. Not recommended.

5️⃣ Screw-on Cap Bottle

If you have an exceptionally expensive perfume, I highly recommend using a screw-on cap bottle for decanting. The only downside is that you need tools and a specific bottle neck to seal it completely, making it impossible to remove the cap afterward. However, this near-perfect seal minimizes evaporation significantly.

For sealing, you can choose between manual tools (ranging from 20r to 200r, requiring considerable effort) or machines (costing over 200r, providing easy sealing, suitable for stores or wealthy individuals with large decanting needs).

Keywords for this type of decanting bottle + tools: screw-on perfume bottle, screw-on glass bottle, crimper for vials, collar/locking machine for atomizer bottles.

Finally, an essential tip: always decant small amounts of perfume multiple times. The moment the perfume liquid leaves the sterile and sealed environment, it starts deteriorating, changing its scent, and evaporating quickly. With just 1ml of perfume, you can spray around 20 times, and 3ml is enough for a short trip. Develop the habit of using it up before taking more to avoid wastage.