After presenting about nine different bottles/sizes to the Guild members via a photo gallery in our private Yahoo group, bottles G and J were selected by those participating in the buy. I forgot to mention there was also a purse spray bottle offered, but I don't think anyone selected that.
I also particpated, in a way. As Elise and I poured over the supplier's offerings, I found the perfect bottle for the soon-to-launch Food and Drink line. Ironically, the bottle is called the Elise!
The perfumers benefiting from the buy, which includes Elise, as she's revamping her packaging, are splitting cases. Some may be buying only 50 bottles - and what artisan perfumer doesn't know the agony of not being able to buy the bottle they want, because the only ones available were in cases of 200 or more? One buyer is in South Africa, far from any source of perfume bottles. It's really gratifying to know we're able to provide this service to our members.
Our next buy will be in a month or so, because the Italian glassworks shut down for the summer. In the Fall, we're going to look into crystal glass-stopper bottles and crimp top bottles for sprayers.
Elise is really to be thanked for this, because she put many hours, and two visits to one nearby glass company (70 miles from her house, one way) to establish relationships, suss out the lingo and procedures and otherwise make this buy painless for the Guild members. Thanks so much Elise!
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