Saturday, October 4, 2008

In which our heroine takes drastic measures...

for a bottle of Scandal.

So this is my report from the Round Top Antiques Show. After a hard day's scrounging and slogging through booth after booth, I brought home my treasure: a few cool old prints (two Buffon natural history prints and a book illustration of a ship on a stormy sea) and the precious: a full 1 oz of Lanvin's Scandal. But here's the rub: those old Lanvin bottles with the ground glass stoppers are notorious for the stoppers breaking off in the bottle. Yep, there was just a black stub wedged inextricably in the bottle.

But did that stop me, for a 6$ bottle of Scandal? Hells no. I found myself spending an hour sitting on the floor in my living room drilling a hole through the stopper with a special glass and tile bit on my trusty DeWalt drill. Basically acting like a maniac and practically demolishing the bottle. But success! I've safely decanted the precious into another bottle. I can sit back in satisfaction, knowing two things: I've really gone 'round the bend, and being crazy smells awesome.

6 comments:

Divina said...

Huge smile on my face after reading this - How COOL! And how cool are you to work your power tools? :) I'd have probably been intimidated and handed the job to dbf ;)

Aimée L'Ondée said...

I was really worried about getting glass dust in the perfume, but I ended up accidentally cracking the neck instead of drilling all the way through, so the contamination was minimal :^)

After two years of owning an old house, I have plenty of experience with the power tools!

ScentScelf said...

Gone around the end, or genius?

At $6 for your precious juice, methinks...genius.
:)

Congratulations on all your finds. May you study the images whilst Scandalously fragranced.

lady jicky said...

Now most people in the world who don't really "get" perfume loving -they would think you Insane but for people like me who adore scent - you come off perfectly intelligent and lucky to find that bottle! Bravo.

Abigail said...

"being crazy smells awesome"

I love that line!

carmencanada said...

I also get medieval on bottles. I got at stoppers with plyers. Not a one has resisted so far. So I can well identify with your DIY! And Scandal, well... what can I say? Yessssssssssss!