Solid Perfume Forums General Lauder Solids Talk Which Closure Do You Prefer?

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  • Lisa
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    My preference is the newer magnet closures because they are easier to open, prevents nail marks in solid and doesn't hinder the design by being invisible. Just my opinion though.

    Martha C
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    I'm a big fan of the magnetic closures, mainly because of the accidents with the traditional clasps. An example is the Strongwater Dragonfly, which bears my fingernail print in the perfume. This happened the first time it was opened. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ /> So far, no accidents with the magnetic closures, and I've sniffed quite a few. <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ />

    2cute4u2
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    I prefer the newer magnetic closure because it's easier to open and I think it is better for the hinge. I've noticed that on older solids the hinge mechanism is loose and I'm afraid to cause any damage by opening the solid. It just seems to me that opening an older solid somehow puts a strain on an already old hinge..or are the hinges supposed to be like that? <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> (Is my inexperience showing again?) <img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />
    However, and this is JMHO…if one shouldn't use the solid if it is a collectible, then theoretically, the solids never need to be opened….well..maybe just once to check that the solid is there and to take in the lovely aroma. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    Ach! Better call me old fashioned – but I like the older style clasps with hinges – a more 'solid' closure . . . . I still can't figure out how people get their fingernails in the perfume when they open them . . . .

    Ann and Ken
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    This is a hard one for me.

    I like the new closures for the same reason that has been stated BUT I dislike them for the reasons I already posted.

    If I had to choose I would take the new ones. I am really on the fence about this.

    Fingernails are not a problem if you do not have them. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

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

    Lori B
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    I prefer the magnetic closure. I am not sure what year EL started using these, but I think it was fairly recent, so…only time will tell if themagnetic closure will preserve the perfume or not. Guess they jury is still out for the answer to that… Any thoughts?

    Lisa
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    I think no matter what closure a solid has it will almost always shrivel up, discolor and dry up a bit as it is exposed to air even if not opened and then there is always the reaction to the actual container. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    I am a smeller and have long nails!!!! <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    greyhound
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    I prefer the newer ones as I mentioned the other day. I've been lucky about nail accidents. The only problem was the cherry. My thumb slid across the solid. This is my hardest solid to open, so I loose my grip. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    Petals
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    I prefer the older ones. I think the magnetic ones cheapen the solids. Just a matter of choice!

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    VEGAS LADY
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    I LIKE THE NEW MAGNETIC CLOSURES, BUT TIME WILL TELL WHICH IS BETTER FOR THE PERFUME.

    I TOO HAVE LONG NAILS LISA, VERY HANDY THINGS FOR OPENING DIFFICULT SOLIDS. MY MOTHER ONCE SAID TO ME. ” MARGARET, SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEAUTY, YOU GOT NAILS !! ”

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

    Pamela
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    I prefer the older closure type. Every time I see the new magnetic closures, I think “Trinket” & “Cheap”. Although I have long fingernails, I've somehow managed to keep from making marks in the perfume.
    Since Estee Lauder is putting less and less perfume in the solids and has changed to “trinket type” closures, I may start buying some of the beautiful trinkets that are available for far less money. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
    Pamela
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