How To Refill Perfume Bottle

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Perfumes are more than just fragrances. Perfumes are about the whole experience of owning that specific perfume. That includes the perfume bottle.

How To Refill Perfume Bottle

From an outside perspective, perfume bottles might not seem like something to fuss over. However, certain brands are known for their perfume bottles.

For example, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume is recognizable because of the daisies on the lid of the bottle. Chanel No5 is known for its sleek and clear glass bottle. 

Owning the bottle becomes just as important as using the perfume. So, when the perfume in that bottle runs out, it can be hard to part ways with the perfume bottle. Especially, if you have spent a lot of money buying that perfume. 

However, keeping an empty bottle might seem a little strange. That is why there is the option to refill that perfume bottle.

If this is something you would like to do but don’t know how to do, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we are going to walk you through the steps on how to refill a perfume bottle. 

Why Refill A Perfume Bottle?

Aside from saving a bottle that is extremely pretty, there is also an environmental reason as to why you would save a bottle by refilling it. 

There are refillable fragrances that are available currently on the market. The idea with refillable fragrances is once the original bottle is empty, you would refill that bottle with a refillable fragrance that comes in less packaging.

This means that you are wasting less but you are also helping to cut down the production of bottles. Also, by refilling a perfume bottle you are saving money as the price of the refillable fragrances is cheaper than the original perfume bottles.

Equipment For Refilling A Perfume Bottle

Before we start to look at how to refill a perfume bottle, we need to know what equipment we will need in order to refill a perfume bottle. So, we’ve created a list of things you need to gather so this task is as smooth as it can be. 

  • The original perfume bottle
  • Funnel
  • Pliers
  • Tissues
  • Scissors
  • Spare empty bottle

You are now ready to start learning how to refill your perfume bottle. 

Steps To Refilling A Perfume Bottle

Here are the simple steps on how to refill a perfume bottle. 

Step One

The first thing you need to do in order to be able to refill the perfume bottle is to get rid of the cap of the bottle and get rid of the sprayer in the bottle. To remove the cap of the sprayer, just pull it off.

To disassemble the sprayer from the bottle, you need to use the pliers. Grab the sprayer with the pliers and then start to move the pliers side to side.

This should start to loosen the cap sleeve of the sprayer from the bottle. You should continue this motion and gently pull on the cap sleeve of the sprayer on the bottle until the bottom of the sprayer can be seen by you.

How To Refill Perfume Bottle

At this stage, if you want to completely save the original perfume bottle from being damaged or scratched then you can wrap the part where the pliers will be touching in the tissue. 

Step Two

Now that you can see the seal of the sprayer, you can take the cap sleeve of the sprayer off completely. This is where it can get a little tricky.

There are two types of seals or bases of a sprayer, a metal and a plastic one. How easy this process is, depends on the type you have. 

If the perfume bottle you are refilling has a plastic base then the process will be easy for you.

All you have to do to remove the plastic seal of the sprayer is get a pair of scissors and slide the sharp point of the scissors underneath the plastic seal. This should loosen the plastic seal, so you can pull it away from the glass. 

Some plastic seals can seem more stubborn than others, so use the pliers to free them from the glass bottle. Do this by moving the pliers side to side and pulling the pliers up at the same time. 

However, if the original perfume bottle has a metal seal, then this is harder to remove. This is because metal is more sturdy than plastic and is not able to bend as easily.

In order to remove the metal seal, you need to get the pliers and start to wiggle the metal seal side to side. 

At this stage, you need to be very gentle and careful with the amount of pressure you are applying. If you end up squeezing the pliers too hard, then the glass bottle is going to break.

After a while, you should notice the metal seal is starting to loosen. Once it has, remove the metal seal. The spray stem is usually connected to the plastic and metal seal.

Step Three

If any glass has broken, then wipe it away and make sure there is no glass inside the bottle. 

Step Four

Grab your funnel and the perfume you are going to fill the bottle in. Place the funnel in the neck of the bottle and pour the perfume into the original bottle. 

Step Five

Now it is time to reseal the bottle. To do this you need to take your plastic or metal seal and put it back on the neck of the bottle. Then take the sleeve of the sprayer and place that on top of the plastic or metal seal.

The cap sleeve should screw onto the seal of the sprayer. Then add your cap back onto the sleeve, it should just slot back into place. The bottle should be refilled. 


Refilling a perfume bottle can be easy if you follow these simple steps. We hope this guide has answered all of your questions relating to refilling your perfume bottle. Please share this guide with others who might be interested. Thank you for reading!