The bottle design caught your eye-you knew it would look great on your vanity table but is that the right place? Believe it or not, it might not be. According to some fragrance experts, an unopened bottle of perfume can keep its original scent for 18 months but once you’ve enjoyed that first spray, the potency diminishes. As it turns out, outside influences like heat and lighting have some effect on your fragrance. Top notch perfumes aren’t cheap; protect your investment by placing your sprays and colognes in the correct location.
How to Properly Store Fragrance
If you want to keep that essence in the bottle and not evaporating in the atmosphere, keep the cap on it. After you’ve applied your perfume, seal it back promptly. When your perfume makes contact with the air, oxidation occurs; this process weakens the perfume’s distinctive attar. Also, for better protection from heat, humidity and light (which diminish the bouquet), store the product in the original box. Chances are it’s just as gorgeous as the bottle anyway. If you happen to knock over your perfume, you’ll also have a little added protection from breakage.
You may love the way that bottle looks on your vanity table but it’s not always the best place to store it. If your vanity is near a window with bright lighting, you need to move it. The darker the room, the better, as a matter of fact, storing fragrances in a drawer is best. Your perfumes don’t belong in an area where there is high humidity (like in the bathroom) or near a moisturizing humidifier.
Tips for Purchasing Perfumes
Looking for a long-lasting perfume? Try the amber or musky-based perfumes, not the citrus flavors. Take a peek at the “Best Used By” date when making a purchasing. If you do buy a scent beyond the expiration date, you might notice that the product is a little weaker than a fresh product. Contrary to popular belief, storing your perfume in the refrigerator isn’t a good idea. Cold temperatures are just as destructive as high temps. Leaving the perfume in a car is never a good idea!
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