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The Travelo is quite simply an amazing invention for anyone who has favourite fragrances in beautiful bottles on their dressing table, but doesn't want to take them out, as they simply are too bulky or too heavy. In the last few years more and more perfume manufacturers are making their scents in beautiful bottles, which whilst looking gorgeous on a dressing table, are simply not practical to take to work or when travelling. The Travelo is a small atomizer that you fill with your favourite perfume which you then take out and about with you. It is so simple - so lightweight - and for me is a dream come true for travelling. My favourite perfume- Deseo by Jennifer Lopez is sold in an absolutely gorgeous bottle that resembles an uncut diamond, but in moments I can syphon of enough of the fragrance for a week's holiday in my Travelo!
3 Different Types
The Travelo is made from aircraft aluminium so is virtually unbreakable and is available in many different colours. There are three sizes to choose from- "The Essential" which dispenses 50 sprays, "The Excel" which dispenses 65 sprays, and also comes with a case, and "The Rollerball" which dispenses the perfume by this method. I have the basic version and this is perfectly adequate for me. You can also buy sets of two or three with matching cases which allows you to select multiple fragrances and carry them all together. Amazon carry the ranges and you can expect to pay from £6.95 for the basic model. I think the sets make wonderful gift items too.
To use is simplicity itself. You simply remove the protective cap from the spray nozzle on your perfume, turn the Travelo upside down where you will see the opening is there, and simply insert the Travelo into the perfume and pump as many times as you require sprays, up to the capacity stated on the Travelo of your choice. The Travelo has a see through area to facilitate accurate measuring, which is excellent if you forget to count. It takes seconds to do this, and then all you have to do is to pop this into your handbag. It is an absolute doddle and in moments you can have your favourite perfume with you wherever you go. There is no mess as there is no funnel, so none of the perfume leaks at all during the filling process.
There are some beautiful colours to choose from. I actually purchased mine from the discount website Cheap Smells some time ago and mine is a pretty gold with a decorative finish. There are some more suited to men as of course aftershave can be dispensed in this way too!
Due to the capacity of The Travelo being under 100mls they are approved for airline cabin baggage, as long as they are presented at security in the clear bag needed for all liquids. At only 8cm tall and 13g in weight these are so easy to slip into your handbag. Furthermore they are made to withstand changes in aircraft pressure so that they will not leak during the flight.
I love mine so much and have used it on aircraft, and on my most recent car journey which took over 16 hours. It was so lovely to be able to freshen up and to be able to use my favourite perfume on the way, as normally I would take perfume samples with me that I collect through the year. Whilst I enjoy trying these there is nothing like your favourite scent to lift your mood on a very long motorway journey.
Before purchasing this item I did a lot of research and generally I would say that most people are of the same mind as myself and can't praise this item highly enough. A very enlightened Amazon reviewer had emailed Travelo asking about how to clean the device and apparently they replied in minutes, which I think is excellent customer service. According to their advice cleaning is a simple - in most cases simply emptying the Travelo completely and then refilling with an alternative perfume will mean that the new perfume is completely free of contamination from the old within 4 days. Alternatively the company recommend filling a perfume bottle with water and a touch of nail varnish remover and put this through the Travelo. It is also possible to buy small spray bottles in the travel section of chemists, and by filling one with water and pumping through the Travelo this would also work. I haven't tried any of these methods as I just love my favourite perfume so much I am really enjoying the ability to take it wherever I go. I think I am going to purchase another Travelo shortly as I have another Jay Lo perfume that I also adore so that will finally be able to go on my travels!
All in all this is a fantastic product. It's simple, easy to use and offers a fantastic method to take your favourite fragrance out of its adorable bottle and off to distant lands or just to the office.