how do you get the perfume smell out of an old perfume bottle?

I found a little glass perfume bottle with stopper but the smell in it is hideous. What can I do to get the smell out?

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Koosie7 years ago
Vinegar should do the trick, or maybe lemon juice.
C.J.H Koosie2 years ago

If it were only this easy, but thanks for the idea.

cdubnbird7 years ago
 dump some hydrochloric acid in it or you could just melt off a layer of glass in the inside with hydrofluoric acid
Burf7 years ago
Crunch up some charcoal into pea sized chunks.  Fill the bottle with some of the smaller pieces and bury the bottle and stopper with the rest of the charcoal in a sealed Tupperware type container for a couple of weeks.
Re-design7 years ago
Soak it is hot soapy water.


Fill it with alcohol let is soak over night


Fill it with olive oil and let it soak overnight


Then soak it in hot soapy water again


Fill it with baking soda.


Empty out all of the baking soda.

If that doesn't do it then I don't know what will.

P.S. Our local feed and seed store sells something called "RatSorb".  What you do is put a few drops on a cotton ball and place it near where a rat has died in the wall and is smellin up the place.  In a day or two the smell is gone and it usually takes 2 weeks.  You might try putting some in the bottle.