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How do you unstick a perfume bottle nozzle?

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11213 points ) July 13th, 2010

I have a favorite bottle of perfume and it is half-full. It’s a spray perfume. I can push it to spray, but nothing comes out. No perfume seems to be entering the tube to come to the nozzle. I’ve tried to unscrew it (it won’t unscrew——it seems to be attached). I’ve tried to prick the opening with a pin, no luck.

I can take the small nozzle off…and did wash it, but nothing happened.

Any ideas what I might be able to do to fix it? What if I can’t? Any other way to use the perfume?

Thank you!

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4 Answers

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Do you have a similar nozzle from elsewhere. If so, see if it works on bottle of perfume.
Let us know!

MaryW's avatar

Use rubbing alcohol and a Qtip. or you can even set the perfume bottle upside down for a bit in a little container ( like a lid of something) with rubbing alcohol that covers the cap of the perfume bottle.
Then when you get the lid off be sure the long clear tube that goes down into the bottle is in the proper hole in the lid. Screw everything back together and pump the sprayer until it works.

MissA's avatar

You might be able to return the perfume where you purchased it from, or where you know it is sold. It would bad PR for the company if they don’t satisfy a good customer.

As far as removing the top, there are times when it is difficult to impossible. Many times, the tops that were made to be non-removable are glued/pressed so as not to budge. If you do succeed in removing the top, be prepared to put it in a different container if the one you removed does not seal completely. Perfume evaporates rapidly.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’ve always run mine upside down under hot water when they do that and work the gunk out with a pin. It’s always worked.

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