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  • Petals
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    I have received a message from Michele asking that everyone should be
    alerted to the silica gel packages which can be found
    with many of the new solids.

    She advises that these can cause discolouration of the enamel and also
    dry out the perfume.

    Check under the foam padding at the bottom of your solids and throw this item away. These may have been left in by the factory and could
    cause problems with your solids.

    I myself, do not understand the workings of silica gel packets, but am
    checking mine just in case.

    VEGAS LADY

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    Jacky….. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Thanks for the warning, I better get all the boxes out and check….. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    Margaret

    Sandra
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    Hmmm !! Interesting !! Thanks Jacky, thanks Michele.

    How did this come to light? <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    katita
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    Thanks so much – I'm gonna check it out. How did it come to light? (good question, Sandra <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> )

    Katita

    PS – One of the many reasons I love this site is shared info like this <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

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    P.E.Parry
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    Maybe I am off base altogether on the purpose of these little packs. It has been my belief that gel or similar packs, were to prevent moisture from accumulating in the package, box or whatever. by attracting any moisture to the pack. This would keep moisture away from other items in the package. If that is so it would seem to indicate that it could indeed cause the perfume to dry out. Since I, and I know many others, keep the solids in a display case would it be better to keep the gel packs in the empty boxes or throw them away? Would it matter one way or the other? Have we any scientists in this group? Does anyone know an expert on this subject? Maybe someone less lazy and more adept than I could research this on the internet? <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ /> [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    Sandra
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    Uh-huh !! We come a little closer to solving the puzzle . . . . possibly !!

    Good deduction 99! Makes sense . . . or does it? <img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />

    greyhound
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    I don't know anything. Not scientifically inclined. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    Solids come with silica packages? I haven't bought much of anything this year, so I don't recall if I have these things with my solids. I haven't even checked —

    I live in a very humid climate and silica gel packs usually help keep stuff dry. I remember getting some with shoes.

    Sandra
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    Yeah – we get them with everything here too !

    Astrid
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    Hello all,

    I'm not a scientist so I do not know if they really will affect the solid perfumes in any way but am familiar with silica gel packages coming along with electronic stuff (computers etc.). At the office, we leave the silica packs in the boxes while we store them in the cellar where it might become humid. So they stay in good condition until we need them again.

    Therefore, I would suggest to keep the silica packs in the EL boxes as long as the solid perfumes are in your display case. This way your boxes will not suffer (so far our computer boxes did not discolor or melt down <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> )
    Remove the silica gel packs when you put back your solids in their boxes. Meanwhile keep them somewhere else but avoid that children or animals “find” them – I think a warning like this is on the packs anyway.

    Hope that helps <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />

    Astrid

    P.E.Parry
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    Thanks Astrid.

    That sounds like the correct thing to do. I'm going to follow that method. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Phyllis

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    I know silica is great for cat litter <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
    In the solid box <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> I don't know <img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />

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