Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.
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You guys have any recommendations on how to fix an atomizer that gets stuck after every spray? I spray the atomizer and it gets stuck so I have to pull it back up with my fingers. It's also leaking juice around the rim of the button.
Not directly related, but an atomizer question as well -
When making my own Nordy samples, I'll sometimes find that the atomizer won't spray after I push it in to seal the vial. Instead it will shoot just a slight stream of juice instead of "gassing" it out. Any way to fix that (literally fix it, rather than just for future reference on decants)?
Is it a bottle or a home made atomizer? Really no way to fix them short of breaking it open and fiddling around. And at that point you can't put it back like it was. Best to just transfer it to a new bottle. If its a retail bottle you could take it back to the counter and ask them to give you a new one. Especially if its sold at a high end store like Neiman's.
Does it do that no matter how much is left in the vial? Sometimes, if you over fill them, they won't work properly, but will resume once you empty out some space. Otherwise, it could just be a bad batch.
Today, Royal English Leather
Kanebo Eroica today. For a Japanese scent, which usually would be light, fresh, and "friendly", this one is wonderfully stinky. Imagine Mouchoir de Monsieur in an EdC version mixed with Chanel PM. So, a lovely citrus chypre with some civet-y poudre/babyshit at the bottom. Unfortunately, it's quite light and short lived, and hasn't aged particularly well (it's still in production in Japan, so my bottle isn't vintage). I personally enjoy it's stink, but it's definitely "grandpa."
It was obviously meant to channel French scents of the period, and it does that very well. It probably was not striking or original in 1970, but since most all of the manly citrus stinkers have been discontinued or heavily reformulated, it's left all by itself. Thank God for the Japanese and their dislike of changing things (for example some of the best, most "French" pastries and breads are in Japan... because they learned how to do it in the 1800's and never changed, while many of the ones in France slowly cheapened ingredients or modernized their techniques).
I kind of suspect overfilling, but even after getting some out, it will most often remain jammed.
Yeah, once they get fucked up you can't rescue them. At least that's been my experience.
There's nothing like an obsessive application of Western/European tastes by the Japanese, with no corners cut and no restrictions on ingredients.
It's an interesting place, for sure. I have two true "gourmand" colleagues (both older British gentlemen) and both of them really don't necessarily like Japan all that much, but have both said (independently) that some of the best european cuisine, pastries, etc. have been here. During the Meiji era, they imported european EVERYTHING en masse and kept up all the traditions. It's interesting that you'll find some tiny, random bread shop in the middle of a suburb that has been making bread the same way since some French chef taught the great-great grandfather in 1885.
Parfumerie was never as developed, because Japanese (at least in my experience) tend to associate deep/heavy smells with funerals and temples. So, most of their parfumerie is quite light (think DG LIght Blue, Bulgari The scents, etc.) That they've still got this one in production is surprising, because it's really quite stinky. Nevertheless, it is quite light and powdery, so perhaps that is what keeps the "DEATH" associations at bay.
It's also very reasonably priced (assuming you can find it)... 1300 yen or so (less than $20). Considering how hard Mouchoir is to find (and how pricey), it's a very decent alternative for the gentleman who wants to smell like lemons, talcum powder, and baby shit.
Yeah, I was thinking I'd have to buy a new atomizer. It's from a decant so it's a 'third party' atomizer.
A shame, because the atomizer is quite nice.
For all you civet fans, it looks like the new Tom Ford Signature Series release will feature the note. It's called Tom Ford Noir and it should be out in October. I'll definitely try that as soon as it's out.
Cologne du Maghreb? Don't be curious. It's the most boring one I've tried so far. All I get is lemon verbena/lemongrass. Nothing else. For two hours. And then it's gone.
Nice! Definitely looking forward to trying it!
Speaking of Tom Ford, the day before yesterday I wore Tom Ford's Amber Absolute again. Yesterday's scent of the day was Tobacco Vanille. For the evening, I wore Guerlain's Mitsouko vintage parfum. Nice.
Yep, I'd get a new atomizer. The leaky part kind of makes it unrecoverable. If it was sticky but not leaky I'd suggest pulling the cap off and treating the innards with a light machine oil - but that leak means there's a crack somewhere in the system.
Today, Acqua di Parma again.
Which one exactly? Colonia Intensa or Colonia Essenza or..?
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