I like to take perfume with me when I travel, and I was traveling a lot this winter. No big deal, I thought. I’ll just decant some of my favorite perfume into a little container. Not so easy, I discovered. I found out that I can’t unscrew the top of the spray bottle. It’s sealed to prevent air from getting into the perfume and changing the scent.
I went to Barney’s where I purchased my perfume to try to see if I could persuade a salesperson to give me a small sample vial to take with me. No such luck, which was rather disappointing since the perfume a bought there a couple of months ago was very expensive. Instead, he tried to sell me a refillable travel perfume spray device for $25. Puh-leeze! I was annoyed at him, so I passed on his suggestion.
Enter Travalo. I found this little gem on Amazon, and the price was right: under $10. It comes in several different colors, and of course I chose red (I’m an Aries!).
At first, I was a little concerned about how to operate it, but it was a cinch! Take off the cap of the perfume bottle to reveal that little round top, and remove that too. (That was the scary part for me. I was afraid it wouldn’t go back on, but of course it did.)
Fit the hole at the bottom of the perfume vial onto the plastic feeder tube on the top of the perfume bottle, and pump the perfume vial till you see it’s filled. (Ha!)
My Travalo travel spray worked like a charm, and I saved more than $15 by passing on the Barney’s refillable travel spray and going with the Travalo from Amazon. Their website is www.travalo.com, and I just noticed they sell worldwide.
If you don’t own one of these, buy one! What a great invention. 🙂
Do you own one of these travel vials? Or what do you use for your fragrance when you travel?
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