Looks nice and filling the Travalo is very easy. So shortly after my first Travalo, I bought two more in a sale.
But unfortunately, they leak!! Send a photo/complaint to Travalo, got a new one (number four). Great service. But my new one leaks even worse. Full to empty in about a week!!
I'm not putting any more of my expensive perfume in these.
Refill with a different perfume is also not an option, the scents will mix and become awfull.
Nice idea, but a big fail if you ask me...
I own 8 Travalo's, I know I went over board when I first heard about it couple of years ago. I love that I can take the perfume I'm wearing that day with me to freshen up. I love how easy it is to transfer the perfume into the Travalo, no mess like other atomizer where you need a funnel and it gets all over. I label each one so I know what scent I have in it. I don't think it holds 50 sprays, more like 25-30 sprays. I love the design and how small it is, just perfect to put in your purse. Now they actually carry more fun colors and so with the leather case. I'm thinking of buying the larger size the Excel.
After reading all the rave reviews I had to double check if I was being too critical... But honestly, the only good thing about Travalo is the concept and the easy pumping.
Who doesn't want a sleek and discreet way to carry around a fragrance that doesn't last long, but it's still lovely? I know I do! Which is why I purchased Travalo (I have one with the old packaging- half clear plastic, the lid a metallic color; and one with the newer packaging- all a metallic color with a clear slit to see how much fragrance there's left)
The positive thing about Travalo is the ease of taking off your perfume's cap, and simply pumping the fragrance. It's quick, practical, and mess-free. Also, it looks pretty and small.
Now, the bottom of the Travalo (which has a tiny hole through which you fill it up) is plastic. This means that your fragrance will seep into the plastic and you won't be able to put a different one unless you don't mind mixing formulas. This is why I got two- to be able to have one for a day scent and another for a night scent. There's no way of cleaning the inside of the tube.
Also, it will evaporate. Yes, evaporate. I just loooooove having a small "sample" of my fragrances for quick fixes throughout the day, so at first I chose to overlook this. I thought: either way, the amount it holds isn't too much to worry, you do use it up in a couple of days if you spray it as often as the fragrance disappears on your skin (btw I was using Nina by Nina Ricci. Lovely, but ZERO lasting power.) It's supposed to last 50-ish sprays, but I find it's much less, actually. About 25-30.** This is "good" because you use it up before it's gone, and it's even better if you don't fill it all up at once.
Next point. It leaks. Every time I remove the lid I can see that the spray is wet. I smear it on my wrist just to use as much of my beloved perfume as I can. So far the leaks haven't proven an inconvenience in regards of staining my purses or other items, but just how much fragrance am I supposed to lose to use this thing???? That is enough, I'm ditching this. If anyone knows about a similar product that actually works, please let me know!!
**So, between the evaporation, and the leaks, I'm surprised I have any fragrance left to spray on me throughout the day!
ps- I do use it to hold mists like the victoria secret or bath & body works ones because they're much more inexpensive (and I've yet to use one up, so I feel slightly less bad about having it evaporate) and I still get to smell nice. But all the waste still drives me nuts.
I am so unhappy I bought this product. I've had it a few months, and when I first bought it, filled it to the brim with my regular day perfume, Chanel Chance. I went to get it out of my bag a few weeks later, and it was empty. I kind of assumed I had used it up. WRONG ASSUMPTION!!!! Last week I filled it again and put it in my bag. I was sorting out my bag today, took the atomizer out and it is EMPTY again!!!!!! I am really not happy. What a damn waste of perfectly good perfume. I read in one of the reviews below that you can put tape over the hole to stop it evaporating or leaking. Why on earth should we have to do that? Surely a perfume atomizer should not leak?! I'm really cross about this and I definitely will NOT repurchase another one. Really bad design. :(
I grabbed one of these a couple weeks ago when it caught my eye at Shopper's. Apart from being super-cute (purple zebra print!), it's really handy. It's easy to fill, just make sure you align the bottom of the atomizer properly with the scent dispenser straw and don't pump too fast. I love that my printed one has a little clear window so you can see how much is in it I currently have Gaga's Fame black perfume in mine and I can clearly see that barely any is gone, though it's been filled for almost 2 weeks and I use it daily, which means there is little to no evaporation. The contraption itself is quite sturdy, so it's unlikely to get broken and the lid is secure, meaning it's unlikely to fall off and leak. I haven't experienced any leakage around the valve that I've noticed, so if it has at all, it's so minimal so as to not be a problem.
Only drawback is the price/size ratio, which is why a lippie came off. Mine was about 15$ CAD plus tax , so about $17 altogether for something the size of my thumb (though I have long fingers xD). But I really do like it and would probably get more to be able to have multiple scents with me while travelling.
Very handy but not necessary.
The gasket can have a bit of evaporation, I use a small patch of medical tape to seal it.
I love this product, it has never let me down. I usually fill it with my VS Beauty rush body mists (because the scent tends to fade pretty fast and I need to reapply) and it's so easy to use it during the day. I forgot I had it in my bag for a couple of months and the container was still almost full so obviously the liquid didn't evaporate. The only problem is that I don't think I can fill it with my Gucci Rush 1&2 fragrances because the bottles have a weird square design and I don't think the top can be removed. I think the Travalo is pretty cheap for how well it works and that it makes a great gift.
Loved the idea of this. It looks so sleek and comes in so many pretty colours! Sadly, it leaked in my makeup pouch and the alcohol in my perfume totally ruined the packaging of a lipstick. It was the first time I noticed that it leaked even though I'd been carrying it around in my bag on and off for about 2 months. Not sure if I'll be bringing it with me anymore now that this has happened...
I wouldn't use this even if I got it free. First, it is a great concept but I can tell you from experience this is too good to be true. Although these cute colorful little atomizers seem like a great innovation in travel containers, there are some major flaws. They do not hold very much product. If you are going away for the weekend you might not run out. Anything longer and you will most likely have to be without your perfume. They are not easy to fill in the first place. Depending on your bottle you could easily lose perfume when it spills out over the side of your bottle instead of going into the atomizer. Worst case scenario, it might leak and you could lose a whole atomizer full of perfume. Sadly all of these things happened to me with a favorite expensive perfume. It is definitely not worth it. Nordstrom has equally cute little colorful atomizers that you can transfer your perfume into by spaying into them. They hold quite a bit more product. I have never had one leak and they cost $5. No-brainer..
I so wanted this to work as promised! How it fared so well in other reviews and on YouTube is a mystery to me. Did the people at Travalo comp everyone??? It should be noted that I purchased three of these with my own money. While it's easy to fill and I appreciate the concept wholeheartedly, I have two issues with the Travalo:
1. The one-way rubber valve means super-fast evaporation of my pricey fragrances.
2. It isn't 100% leakproof.
Basically, when put to the test, it's nothing more than a gimmick.
I put Chance Eau Fraiche, Au The Blanc, and Light Blue in my 3 Travalos, and it was money down the drain. I forget where I read it, but someone else online had reviewed Travalo and shared the same experience with super-fast evaporation. As for the leaking, I found that there is some ever-present moisture around the nozzle - it seems like a little bit of perfume (in addition to the mist that sprays outward) is leaked with every pump, and remains around the nozzle. Also, if anything comes in contact with the valve while it's in your purse - even if it's in that adorable little case - it leaves a little trace of perfume. Gently brush your finger around the valve once there's perfume in there, and tell me you consistently find no trace of perfume.
I wish this had worked as all the reviews said it would, but that just wasn't my experience. I've heard of something called sen7 that I'm going to try next.. it comes in an "easyfill" option like Travalo's valve, but after my experience with Travalo, I'm going to go with sen7's metallic screw at the bottom instead of the rubber valve. Like Travalo, they come in a bunch of colors.. Hopefully it will do a better job of housing my beloved perfumes.