You may have noticed that one of your fragrances suddenly smelled different after it had been in the bathroom for a long time. Or maybe you heard from a friend that she keeps her perfumes in the fridge. Did you know that the conditions in which you are storing your perfume affect how long the fragrance lasts? But how do you do that, correctly store your perfume? We are happy to help you!
The influence of heat
There are some factors that have a lot of influence on the fragrance of a perfume. For example, temperature fluctuations are very bad for your perfume; these accelerate the “aging process” causing the fragrance to change. Therefore, it is not recommended to keep your perfumes in the bathroom. Every time you shower or take a bath, the temperature in the room rises and then cools down again. Also, do not put your perfumes in the sun, for example in front of a window, and do not store them in warm places, such as the car.
Why light is dangerous for a perfume
Another reason not to store your perfumes near a window is because sunlight will make your perfume smell less strong. And if you are really unlucky, your perfume will smell even worse.. For example, you can choose to leave the cardboard packaging around the bottle. But the very best remains: put your perfumes in a dark place!
Take care with oxygen
Do you still have all the caps of your perfumes? If this is no longer the case, it can also affect the fragrance of your perfume. In this way, oxygen can quickly get to the perfume, and then the fragrance can change. This is due to the oxidation. So make sure you always close your perfume well after every use.
The shelf life of perfume
How do you know if your perfume can no longer be kept? You can often recognize this by the colour of the liquid. This can change and often becomes a bit darker. This can also occur if you do not store a perfume properly. You can also recognize this by the smell. Some scents become deeper and more intense as they age, which sometimes benefits the scent. Therefore, always use your nose to determine whether your perfume is still good.
What Otentic Perfumes recommends
We recommend that you always store your perfumes in a room with a stable temperature; ideally this place is cool and dark. A drawer or cupboard in your bedroom is ideal for this. Because a bathroom is hot and humid, we do not recommend keeping your perfumes in the bathroom. Does your perfume have a transparent glass bottle? Then it is a good idea to keep the perfume in the packaging. Want to prevent the aging of your perfume? Then enjoy your perfume to the full and use it every day!