I Finally Bought a ‘Travalo’

I’ve wanted a Travalo, a travel sized refillable perfume bottle, since it first came out, and a few weeks ago, I finally decided to go purchase it. But then I saw the price… €10 per bottle+shipping is a bit too much for this little piece of plastic if you ask me. Especially when you want to buy two or three of these. Now, you already know what I did next, don’t you? Yes, I went on ebay. I first tried to find the original ones for a lower price, but since I had no luck, I decided to get non-original, but really similar ones from this seller for only €4 per piece, which basically means that I got three bottles for the price of one. Pretty good deal, huh?

I’m sure most of you already know how to fill up and use these as there are plenty tutorials on youtube, but in case you haven’t heard about travel-sized refillable perfume bottles before, I have a quick step-by-step tutorial for you. 

To fill up the ‘travalo’ with your current favorite perfume, you’ll first need to remove the cap off of your perfume bottle – don’t worry, this won’t break your perfume – and then place the bottom of the travalo on the top of your pefume bottle. Then you’ll just have to pump up the bottle with the same movement you would use to spray perfume on you, and that’s it! Now you can pull off the travalo cap and use it just like your regular perfume. 

I have to say that I’m really happy I ordered these. I know I’ll be using them a lot, especially on my travels. I now finally don’t have to worry anymore about my perfume bottles breaking in the luggage, my suitcases being too heavy or running out of space because of the stupidly huge perfumes. Any other travalo lovers out there? 

27 Comments

  1. ♥ Sara || Pretty In Pink || Beauty || Fashion || Music || UK ♥
    August 30, 2012 / 10:10 am

    I bought a very similar one for 79p in Home Bargains, and a bargain it was!!http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

    • Sandra
      August 30, 2012 / 10:38 am

      Amazing!

  2. Deja
    August 30, 2012 / 10:24 am

    eBay ftw 😀 Tele flaške pa so handy. Super za v torbico in ko cel dan letaš kje in da se osvežiš. Razmišljam o nakupu :Dxo DejaDeja Zu

  3. Rebeka
    August 30, 2012 / 10:51 am

    I'll get one as well :)) Thanks for sharing, Sandra!! Just can't decide what colour…? :)))

    • Sandra
      August 30, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      I know, they have so many pretty ones! And they look much better in person. 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    August 30, 2012 / 11:56 am

    I've always wanted to buy this but I think I found a problem. If you only have one…when you finish one perfume and fill it with another one…I think the smell of the second one would be different then is actually is because the smell of the first perfume would still be in the bottle.

    • Sandra
      August 30, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      To avoid this, you just fill up the bottle with water spray (I have the one from Evian) after you finish with the first perfume, and then spray out the water until it's all gone. I repeated this process twice and then put another perfume in it and it was fine. 🙂

  5. Lucia
    August 30, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    only 4€?? that's great! I'll be ordering those instead of "real" ones now haha

  6. wishlistdiary
    August 30, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Wauw, I had never even heard of "travalo" (I'm from Belgium, those things always take ages to become known here!). Either way, thank you for this post!

  7. With love, Ana.
    August 30, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    Jaz ga imam na WL, skrbi me samo to, če ga lahko večkrat uporabiš? A ga lahko spereš, da se vonji ne pomešajo med sabo? 🙂

    • Sandra
      August 30, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      Ja lahko, samo vodo not nafilaš pa pač tokrat posprejaš, da gre vsa ven. Sem že probala. :)Uporabla sem pa Evian vodo v spreju, pa 2x sem ponovila postopek za vsak slučaj.

  8. Sophie Isobel
    August 30, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    Nice find! Real travolos are pretty overpriced!x

  9. Chloe Mia
    August 30, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    I have wanted one they seem like they would come in very handy!

  10. Vicki
    August 30, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    I love my travelo. So handy & its great not having to take your big bottles of perfume with you on holiday. Love the pink one :o)

  11. Kerys Marie
    August 30, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    I'm buying one of these! My perfume bottle is sooo heavy, it actually really make a difference to the weight of my bag if i throw it in there!xxxwww.littleboblab.blogspot.com

  12. Sharlxo
    August 30, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    i have one of these and think theyre brilliant!good idea snapping it on ebay 😀 xxx

  13. Francesca.
    August 30, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so handy! Such a great bargain compared to the original price, too xx

  14. MissGreenEyes
    August 31, 2012 / 12:19 am

    Brilliant, I didn't know there were cheaper versions available, I'm always trying to win them on the facebook page!!

  15. Heather
    August 31, 2012 / 12:30 am

    I have one too and I love it for traveling! 🙂 great page!

  16. Fragancia
    August 31, 2012 / 6:15 am

    I need to get one travalo too <3New follower here 🙂 Love your blog. I'd be really happy if you follow back 🙂 <3 <3http://cosmopearls.blogspot.com

  17. Stella
    August 31, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Travalo is great! I always have it in my bag!

  18. LucyyLou
    September 2, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    Great find, I'm off to look for a couple :)Lucyhttp://lucyywrites01.blogspot.comx

  19. Mancina
    September 16, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    oo supeer! kako si zadovolna? deluje normalno? =)

    • Sandra
      September 16, 2012 / 9:34 pm

      Ja, super dela. Sem zelo zadovoljna. 🙂

  20. Colorful Harmony
    October 5, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Jaz mam pa original, sem ga kupila na Švedskem, ko so lih ven prišli. Ne vem, a je samo moj tak, al je to običajno, da se mi dela "kondenz parfuma", ko odprem pokrovček, je zgornji del (pumpica) vsa v kapljicah – dejansko mi hlapi iz dozice, ampak ne izhlapi ven skozi pokrovček. :// Če drugi niso taki, so definitivno bolj vredni teh štirih evrov kot ta za 10…

    • Sandra
      October 6, 2012 / 8:07 am

      Meni tile nič ne hlapijo. Kdo bi si mislil, da je kopija boljša od originala. Še k sreči, da sem tele kupla.

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