This is a handy item to have if you are going travelling - I had no problem filling mine up via the valve on its base (the simple pictorial pictures are on the box) with my favourite perfume. It takes about 5ml of product, you simply take the spray part off the perfume bottle you want to fill and pump. The bottle is pretty well made and it sprays well; you can see how much perfume is left easily as its transparent, I''m not sure if it''s the 65 sprays as billed but it''s certainly enough for a short holiday. The only downside to this item is that if you want to fill it once empty with a different perfume it might be a problem, also when filling there was a little wastage both from the bottom of this product from the valve and from me having to put the nozzle back on the bottle I was filling from which in the case of the perfume I used (Beautiful in eau de parfum) was not as easy as it sounds - still, a handy thing to have for holidays, so if you have the need for one because you don''t have a small perfume spray then I would recommend it.
I know that perfume atomisers have been around for a long time but over the last year or so I've always wanted a Travalo. The only thing I didn't like about them was the design with the small window as it wasn't really clear how much perfume was in it (and some of them looked quite tacky) but the Travalo Pure Essentials Refill Perfume Spray completely changed that.
Available in red (the one I have), gold and silver it's only the tops that are coloured with the clear refill base and delicate design on the bottle. Although Travalo's are perfect for men and women I think the filigree design is bit more girly than perhaps the previous design had. It does make it a great gift idea though and although I've found some atomisers to look a bit tacky I wouldn't say this one is.
There are really only two steps to use the Travalo - 1. Remove the spray top from your perfume bottle and 2. Place the bottom of the Travalo on it and push down so the perfume enters the Travalo. It's quick and easy and I didn't have any trouble with spillage although I did wipe the base of the Travalo once I was done.
The Travalo has a lot of benefits too. I would always carry either a rather large perfume bottle around (thankfully it never smashed) but it would also be quite heavy or those little perfume samples which may not have been one of my favourite scents but were a lot handier. With the Travalo it's about the same size as a lipstick and can be filled with any scent. The spray on the Travalo is decent and claims you can get 65 sprays out the bottle (definitely doesn't take that many to fill it).
I ended up filling my Travalo with my everyday perfume but then wondered if it would be possible to clean it to use with a new perfume as the spray top doesn't seem to unscrew. I ended up on the Travalo site and found they don't recommend cleaning it so best to stick with a perfume you're likely to have for a while although if needed, they say you can get a water bottle with a spray top and fill it the same way as you would with perfume then just keep spraying it to flush it out or when it is empty of perfume just fill it with a new one and the first few sprays will clean it out.
Priced around £7 it's good quality and should last years so it does seem worth the money as it would be a lot costlier to carry around a £30 glass perfume bottle wondering if it's going to break. The design is girly but would make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift. I would still keep it out of reach of children though as my 2 year old niece found mine and I had to convince her 1 spray was enough.
With the 3 colours you can buy one of each to have different perfumes in them but it's not as easy to distinguish which is which if buying more of the same colour.