The Essence of Perfume Bottles

  • The raw materials used in the manufacture of perfume are essential oils and aroma compounds. They are used to sooth the human body. Perfumes should be stored in airtight bottles to prevent evaporation. Specific bottles used to store perfume in a way that prevents evaporation are Eau de toilette and Eau de cologne.

    These are safe thermos travel mug used in storing perfume because they contain lids or stoppers. There are other bottles, which protect the perfume from sunlight's damage because they are either made from opaque, colored or faceted glass.

    The early civilization regarded perfumes very highly. We know this is the case because remains of perfume bottles were found buried inside the tombs of Egypt. In Venice, small and decorative glass perfume bottles were made during the renaissance period.

    Since these bottles were very decorative, in the 16th and 17th centuries they were widely used across England, France and Silesia. Perfume also continued to be made in Italy whereby manufacturers such as the famous Murano came up with many decorative designs.

    Decorating the glass with strands that contrasted in color attained the lattice color effect. However, in Germany, they preferred using white coffee tumblers of different designs with embellishments and enamel. On the other hand, perfume bottles were widely used by the people of England during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    This was because there were many materials that could be used to make them such as enamel, silver and porcelain. The bottles made from enamel were made in such a way that they contained glass vials or lids to prevent the perfume from evaporating.

    They were also decorated with faintly painted flowers, landscapes and classical scenes. Porcelain is also used to make perfume bottles. These bottles are manufactured in many shapes and styles, which look like nuts, golf clubs, and even shells.

    Perfume bottles that were made in the Victorian styles had a delicate feminine touch because they were specifically designed for the women. They can still be found and are a valuable for many women who enjoy collecting the most exclusive perfume bullet vacuum flask.
    In the last 10 years or so, plastic (or PET) bottles have become increasingly popular among home brewers. This is partly to do with the fact that a lot of home brew kits these days include them as part of the set-up, and it's partly to do with the fact that it's getting near on impossible to find beer in crown seal bottles at the liquor store.

    But are PET bottles as good as glass? Depends.

    Standard PET bottles aren't impervious to odours and oxygen over long periods, making them unsuitable for bottling wine. However, for beer brewing - particular those brew types that don't require an extended fermenting and storage period - they can be just as good as glass bottles. For higher gravity brews though, a lot of brewers prefer glass. This is because oxygen can start to penetrate PET (and carbon dioxide escape) after a couple of months. There are however, PET bottles available that have been designed specifically for brewing. Coopers for instance, sell dark brown 740 mL/25oz PET longnecks that have a nylon coating which they claim prevents the entry of oxygen and escape of carbon dioxide for up to 18 months.

    Things to look out for - after a while the threads on the vacuum flask neck or inside lid can wear away, leaving gaps for air to enter the bottle. I have had this happen on one or two lids that have been used maybe half a dozen times. It was easily solved though, as I was able to replace the lids with ones from soft drink bottles.

    Differences - glass doesn't scratch, whereas cleaning PET bottles with a scourer or something similar can result in tiny grooves being left in the surface of the bottle. Bacteria can breed in these grooves, resulting in an infected brew. On the plus side, PET doesn't explode like glass, meaning you won't run the risk of the infamous bottle bomb effect.
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