Poll: Aftershave bottles...
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 11-17-2017, 07:44 PM
#1
  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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After a near fatality from dropping an aftershave bottle (wish I had the catch on video!), it reminded me how much I don't like glass bottles in the bathroom.  Is there a specific reason splashes come in glass?  Most balms seem to come in plastic.  Brut, Aqua Velva, Skin Bracer, Old Spice and Clubman all come in plastic.  Why can't the "artisans"? 


What say you?

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 11-17-2017, 09:07 PM
#2
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The only explanations I’ve come across that make any sense to me:

1. Glass imparts a feeling of higher quality
2. Glass is used in perfumery to keep the scent/oil/water/alcohol mixture stable over time.

I prefer glass for splashes & tonics, plastic for balms. Btw, your balms still reign supreme in my den - any plans to release an unscented version?

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 11-17-2017, 09:28 PM
#3
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I deliberately WON'T put mine in glass for that very hazard reason  and have stated so on numerous occasions. Glass has no place in the bathroom. I have transport containers that are capable of being dispensing containers, but I also have what I consider to be the storage/dispensing containers made of SS. Neither container is a hazard in the BR.

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 11-18-2017, 02:21 AM
#4
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I voted plastic.

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 11-18-2017, 03:28 AM
#5
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why not glass with a rubber/plastic coating?

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 11-18-2017, 05:22 AM
#6
  • Mouser
  • Senior Member
  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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(11-18-2017, 03:28 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: why not glass with a rubber/plastic coating?

"Or a rubber ball for shipping oil?"...Cosmo Kramer circa early 1990s
Personally I really like glass but I am very aware and extremely cautious.  
But there's no logical justification  and I'm bring very foolish about it I know.

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 11-18-2017, 08:41 AM
#7
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
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I voted plastic strictly for safety’s sake. However glass is classier imo.

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 11-18-2017, 08:45 AM
#8
  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(11-18-2017, 03:28 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: why not glass with a rubber/plastic coating?

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 11-18-2017, 11:27 AM
#9
  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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(11-17-2017, 09:07 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: The only explanations I’ve come across that make any sense to me:

1. Glass imparts a feeling of higher quality
2. Glass is used in perfumery to keep the scent/oil/water/alcohol mixture stable over time.

I prefer glass for splashes & tonics, plastic for balms. Btw, your balms still reign supreme in my den - any plans to release an unscented version?

Thank you very much! I had unscented back with v1, but nobody seemed interested.

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 11-18-2017, 01:30 PM
#10
  • JRRIII
  • Blossoming Addict
  • East Coast
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I voted glass, no question

I wouldn’t buy an aftershave that wasn’t in a glass bottle, same with a balms (Nivea from the drug store still comes in glass, and that’s what I use if I feel the need). With all the potential toxic things in plastic like BPA, I wouldn’t want that somehow being leeched into my aftershave. Or during hotter months in the mail or my travel bag I wouldn’t want the scent to have a plastic smell to it.

Not to mention glass just feels and looks more luxirous.

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 11-18-2017, 02:19 PM
#11
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I like the feel and presentation glass offers, if folks are afraid of dropping the bottle plastic is the way to go.

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 11-18-2017, 04:49 PM
#12
  • Lando
  • This deal is getting worse all the time
  • Bellevue, WA
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I have glass, porcelain, ceramic on the bathroom counter.  I prefer such materials to plastic for tactile and aesthetic reasons.  Cant imagine Dr Harris or alt Innsbruck splash in a plastic bottle.

I keep buying wine glasses even though my wife keeps breaking them...

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 12-08-2017, 08:49 AM
#13
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love the look and feel of glass but ....  just sacrificed a nice Japanese scuttle bowl to the monster toilet bowl in the middle of a muddled night. gonna miss that guy.

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 12-08-2017, 10:44 AM
#14
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Plastic is permeable unless it’s a very expensive plastic. Cologne certainly has to be in glass. Aftershave probably not as much but no reason to avoid it. We’re already dealing with razors and I’m barefoot nearly full time in the house.

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 12-10-2017, 03:52 PM
#15
  • Rufus
  • Senior Member
  • Greater Toronto Area
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It doesn’t matter to me; it’s what’s in the bottle that matters.

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 12-12-2017, 11:49 AM
#16
  • vuk
  • Senior Member
  • Virginia
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I prefer glass bottles for scented aftershaves. Aside from feeling cheaper plastics are gas permeable and the scents can change or turn over time. Pinaud aftershaves are known for this phenomenon. It's more of a problem if you have a large aftershave collection and keep them for years. That being said I wouldn't let plastic stop me from buying an aftershave I like.

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