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DeCANting or DeCANTing?

Hello all.

I have several aftershaves, and a few of them are in glass bottles. The ones that are in plastic bottles, mostly my clubman products, aqua velva classic, and old spice original, I have been told can be improved if transferred to a glass bottle.

My logic tells me that if a chemical leaches from the plastic that once it's in the liquid the damage is already done.

To those of you who have tried, in your experience, can this have a noticeable effect or can't you tell any difference at all?

If it does have an effect, is there any specific bottles I should use and where can I buy them?
 
Hey @Jbird45 , is this a quiet thread or what?!

I decant to picante sauce bottles a lot. Cholula is very convenient. We like it as a family, the labels soak off easily, and the restrictor is glass. Nice looking wooden top, too.

I also decant AS (and make badger blends) into small (2 oz?) brown glass eyedropper bottles. I bought two dozen on Amazon.

Decanting gives me more AS choices in the same footprint. The big bottles go into the cool, dim basement.

I really can't say that I notice a big difference. However, I decant generic witch hazel to glass and finally I can smell its distinctive scent. So I'm guessing the other decanting changes things, but I haven't put the effort into 'nosing' the difference.
 
I found that Pinaud Clubman became positively unpleasant if left in the plastic bottle in which it is sold, so much so that it was unusable for me. Decanting into a glass bottle avoided the deterioration, but I am not aware that it could restore an already spoiled product. It is for this reason that I would not purchase Pinaud as it is sold in packaging that is not fit for purpose and which contaminates the product. No other aftershaves that I own which were sold in plastic bottles exhibit this tendency to spoil, I have only seen it with Pinaud Clubman.
 
I decided earlier today to decant some original Clubman and some VIBR into small glass bottles (liquor samples) and keep the remaining product in the plastic so I can do side-by-side comparisons. I will certainly post results, but obviously it will take some time.
 
Not a chemist, can't tell you what happens with the stuff while in contact with plastic or if that contact makes a permanent change or not, but...

Exposing the liquid to oxygen and other atmospheric gases while being transferred from one bottle to another, perhaps it's the process of decanting itself that changes the scent?.
 
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The experiment begins!
I cleaned the bottles thoroughly and made sure no residual scent remained of the original contents.
I will note these aftershaves are fairly new, but not brand new. So some of the deterioration people talk about may have started to occur, but probably not much.
 
Hey @Jbird45 , is this a quiet thread or what?!

I decant to picante sauce bottles a lot. Cholula is very convenient. We like it as a family, the labels soak off easily, and the restrictor is glass. Nice looking wooden top, too.

I also decant AS (and make badger blends) into small (2 oz?) brown glass eyedropper bottles. I bought two dozen on Amazon.

Decanting gives me more AS choices in the same footprint. The big bottles go into the cool, dim basement.

I really can't say that I notice a big difference. However, I decant generic witch hazel to glass and finally I can smell its distinctive scent. So I'm guessing the other decanting changes things, but I haven't put the effort into 'nosing' the difference.

It has been a quiet one. But I'm glad some people are chiming in!

As a lover of hot sauce, and Cholula, I have quite a few bottles I will be able to thoroughly wash and try. Thanks for the tip!!!
 
I decided earlier today to decant some original Clubman and some VIBR into small glass bottles (liquor samples) and keep the remaining product in the plastic so I can do side-by-side comparisons. I will certainly post results, but obviously it will take some time.
My Pinaud Clubman became tainted within a few months of opening and storing it in the original plastic bottle so you should not have long to wait. It was just the smell in the bottle and the initial smell on application that was off, the powdery dry down a few minutes later was fine as far as I recall.
 
Kind of accidently learned from a hospital plastic misting bottle containing a cleaning agent & wanted to put witch hazel into this mister bottle.
I put a little alcohol into it to clean it first, after dumping after rinsing it still left the cleaning scent agents that had leached into the plastic. I tried with witch hazel by filling it about 1/3 up and tried to use it and discovered the leached scent went into the witch hazel (not a pleasant scent)so I came to the conclusion that glass is superior to plastic because glass is inert and does not allow leaching of scents into the glass.
Use glass if possible because it is a lot superior & great perfumers is all they use because it retains the scent the manufactures want you to enjoy.
The only reason they went to plastic bottles because greedy ignorant cheap fragrance manufactures bottom line financially, they don't break easily and it reduces weight when transporting so saving money even if it does not work ideally as a container for fragrances. General public really don't know any better and keep pouring plastic leaching stuff on them and don't complain so they will not change until people stop buying it.(likely not to happen)
 
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