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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Travalo Atomisers: Review & Giveaway!

Whether you're someone who enthusiastically likes to carry their perfume everywhere (gym, holidays, strolls etc) but feels a little encumbered by the sheer weight, bulk and risk of a whole bottle in one's purse or a perfumista on a shoestring budget who likes to test lots of scents rather than settling on bigger bottles, you will be thrilled to hear that a new type of refillable atomiser has arrived and I am hosting a giveaway of 5 items for our readers: Travalo Refillable Atomiser doesn't necessitate you end up with climber's fingers (ie.titanium strong!) from spraying directly the nozzle of your bottle into those little glass or plastic vials ~which is usually the practice if one wants to decant from a spray bottle into a smaller purse vial; nor does it end up in wasted precious liquid in the process, which unfortunately happens all too often. Its patented pump fill valve technology makes refills a breeze eliminating any mess or fuss because Travalo refills itself directly from the mechanism of your bottle. (People who have used the resourcante bottles of Angel and Alien are familiar with the concept, it's the same thing in small scale)

Travalo stands 8cm long and weighs 12g, made from durable aircraft grade aluminium, so durable enough to withstand drops and bumps without spillage. It holds 4ml which is the equivalent of 50 sprays (so they say, I haven't actually sprayed as many times myself), so perfect for a weekend getaway. And perhaps of importance these days, it's airflight approved, which means you can carry it with you onboard.



How to Use the Travalo:




Travalo refillable atomisers come with a lifetime warranty for normal use (more at http://www.travalo.com/), they're available in 3 shades (pink, golden and silver) and they all include an integrated fill level window from which you can gauge how much is left in your container. They retail at 9.99£ each in the UK online and for 14.88 euros in Greece. I found them very practical, if a little expensive if you want to have multiples for your whole collection (I guess it all depends on just how vast that collection is!)
So, on to the giveaway: The company has kindly offered to gift 5 Travalo atomisers to our readers in the colour of their choice! You simply need to comment if you'd like one and I will pick 5 winners who will be sent their atomisers by the manufacturer.

In the interests of full disclosure I was sent one Travalo sample. The winners will be mailed theirs directly from the distributor. Both photos by Elena Vosnaki

63 comments:

  1. Ooh, very spaceage looking and practical, too. I'd love to be in the drawing, thank you!

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  2. Monski22:33

    I'd be most grateful to be considered! I can go nowhere without extra perfume about my person.

    You mention climbers fingers & I had not before wondered if my current bout of RSI in what I consider to be my spraying (rather than my right) hand is due to my decanting activities & juice habit?!

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  4. Whoops apologies I forgot to sign in...

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  5. Funny gadget. Atomizer with a quality? Well - it would be nice to try and play with. So, I am in.

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  6. I'd love to try it out, so please enter me in the drawing!

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  7. smartylicious23:44

    Looks great and practical! I'd love to be entered in the draw, thank you!

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  8. A couple of months ago, I caught a tiny piece of a rose thorn in the knuckle of my right index finger. Decanting has been problematic ever since. I would love to try one of these! Please enter me.

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  9. maureenc23:53

    I have been searching for a good atomizer for the past two months. I would love to give this one a try. Count me in.

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  10. Yes please, count me in! Thanks :)

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  11. I would love to be part of this giveaway!

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  12. Beautiful package, looks just right for tucking in your purse! Pink or silver, which to choose...I'll be keeping an eye out for these!

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  13. it looks like a great tool. i once managed to share some of my perfume with a friend by filling a tiny sample bottle. it was not the easiest thing to do- it makes me appreciate atomizers even more :)

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  14. Anonymous03:07

    What a great idea, please count me in.

    Thanks for this and all the wonderful writings.

    Ross Urrere
    http://olfactoryrescueservice.wordpress.com/

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  15. Please add me to the draw - and thanks very much!

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  16. I'd love one of these! Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks!

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  17. PhinClio03:56

    These look very useful. Please enter me in the draw!

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  18. What a great product idea! I hate waste and decanting spray bottles has always been a painful process especially as I watched precious juice being sprayed away.

    Please enter me into the draw.

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  19. Brilliant! I would like to be in the draw.

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  20. That ia a great concept for an atomiser! I'd love to be in the draw!

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  21. Fiordiligi08:35

    Hello my dear! I would love to be included, please. You know how I like to travel....

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  22. They look lovely and are definitely practical. Please enter me in the draw. :)

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  23. Anonymous11:39

    Clever idea - would love to try it - in silver. - hvs

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  24. Just what I need. Please enter me into the draw. :)

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  25. Anonymous12:15

    Hi, I would be very glad to get one of the 5 atomizers. Alica - alica@cleis.net

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  26. Margot13:22

    Very appealing...
    I always bring along a plastic baggie with a few spray samples to spritz through the day - this seems so much more elegant and efficient.
    Please include me in the draw, and thank you!

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  27. Oh yes, please!
    This is exactly what I need- very useful, and good design. Thank you for your generosity, Elena!

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  28. These looks amazing! I'd love a pink one. Please enter me in the drawing. Do they sell these in the US?

    Thanks...

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  29. Stephan15:37

    What a great idea. I'd love to have one in silver to accompany me.

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  30. Very cool - I would love to try the Travalo! Please enter me into the drawing.

    Marko

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  31. gautami16:50

    I think it is a great idea and would like an opportunity to try one; so please enter me in the draw.

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  32. I would love to have one of these, E.

    Thank you so much!

    Hugs!

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  33. I've been seriously interested in trying these ever since I first heard of them!
    Please include me in the draw :)

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  34. I want one! Great idea!

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  35. Anonymous18:29

    Oh, I really need this...Thank you for including me in the draw!
    Karen G.

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  36. I'd love to be included too. Thanks!

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  37. Put me in the drawing.

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  38. I read about these on Now Smell This a while back, and I thought that while the design was extremely clever (finally, a way to decant with no change of spillage or overspray), it seemed kind of expensive for something that it would probably be impossible to clean out and reuse for a different scent, which means you'd have to have one for every scent you want to travel with.

    But who am I kidding--I'd probably have a bunch of them anyway, because I never leave home without three or four different scents (usually sample vials) just in case.

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  39. Alatariel20:17

    This looks like a brilliant idea - I'm a fan of anything that stops me losing those tiny sample vials at the bottom of my bag!

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  40. Iggy22:12

    I have a lot of different atomisers for all my fragrances and no one is good enough. Please, enter me in this draw, maybe I'll have some luck and will try this one. Thank you.

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  41. Anonymous02:04

    Please enter me too! (Pink, gold, whichever!) Does it come filled with Mouchoir de Monsieur? ;)

    Thanks,
    Laura M

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  42. Chris G03:14

    Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

    Chris G

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  43. Me! Me! Pick me!

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  44. Anonymous03:39

    Please enter me in the drawing. What a smart little object!
    -- Gretchen

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  45. I would love to be entered into this drawing. If I was chosen I would give this atomizer in gold to my best friend. We are just starting to learn about perfumes together. Thanks!

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  46. Oh, this looks gorgeous. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you, Klara.

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  47. stella p08:43

    What a clever design! Would love to be the owner of one, in gold!

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  48. I love the design of this! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you! Elizabeth

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  49. Count me in too!

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  50. Oh you cute atomiser
    sparkling scents atoms
    to my nose becoming wiser

    oh you cute atomiser
    in my purse hiding
    companion to my voyage
    ever morning a new begining.

    Yes I'd like one Travalo Atomiser:)
    Please add my name in your contest.
    Cheers ! V

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  51. The reception has been enthusiastic, to say the least. :-)
    I am leaving this be for another day (till Wednesday midnight, all entries are eligible).
    Everyone commenting so far is of course included and hope you win!

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  52. Boy--beats anything I've seen!!If they're easy to decant to, they'll sell like hotcakes!!

    Thanks for the draw!!

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  53. Please add me to the draw. Thanks Elena!!

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  54. Thanks for hosting this give-away. I would definitely like one.

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  55. 2scents16:33

    I would love trying on of these contraptions out.

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  56. I'm late to the party, but please add me to the draw. I've been eyeing these ever since NST posted about them. THe idea is neat, but I'm very curious about the actual use. Only a test will tell!

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  57. Roberto C.16:20

    Please add my name to the draw, I'd love to try one!

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  58. If the giveaway is still open, please add me to the drawing. Thank you. :)

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  59. These atomisers are exactly what I didn't know I needed! I wonder how one can clean them if you want to reuse the atomisers with a different scent?

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  60. You're all included and I will announce the results shortly.

    @Sophie,
    to answer your question (a very valid one, I should say) I don't think they're designed to accomodate that.
    However, I think I should add that my personal experience is that one is not advised to do the refilling even with regular atomisers (i.e. without the pump valve system). The reason is that although the glass parts wash magnificently in the dishwasher after a little alcohol bath/steeping to get rid of the scent, the plastic parts of the atomiser always retain some hint of the previous fragrance no matter what. So unless you have spare plastic parts, you'd be advised not to.

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  61. I've been looking for something like this! Please count me in the drawing. Thanks!

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  62. Anonymous16:17

    I would LOVE one of these. My favourite scents all give up on me after about 2 hours. Aside from touch ups is there anything else I can do to keep them on? Special cream, additional layers etc?

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  63. Wendy04:57

    I would love one! Please enter me, thank you. :)

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