Knowledge and Proper storage are the keys to making your perfume last longer. You may also want to pay attention and know that all perfumes have their own expiry dates and they all degrade over time no matter how well you store it – the difference just lies in their speed of degradation.
Keep It Closed After Use
Ever had times when you forget to cap back your perfume bottles after using it? Or forgetting to place it back to its original ideal storage location? Because I have committed them before and suffered the consequences, that I could be here to tell you the lessons I have learnt.
If you leave the perfume bottle uncap, the fragrance aromatic compounds in the perfume undergoes a chemical reaction called oxidation which could very likely change the fragrance profile of the perfume.
Furthermore, the more obvious reason is that more fragrance can escape when it is left unclosed. Hence try as much as possible to keep the bottle closed after using it to maintain its fragrance profile.
Do place your perfumes in a location where its shaded and away from any heat source. Perfumes are delicate creatures especially so to heat and it is best to place them in a cool and shaded corner of your room.
However, do not mistake cool as cold and put your perfumes in the refrigerator. This is due to their tricky and complex composition of perfumes and extreme cold can cause a disruption to the fragrance chemical composition which could hasten its degradation process as well.
Ever heard of people recommending toilets as a good place to store their perfumes? This is a one of the express ways to hastening the perfume’s degradation process.
This is due to the fact that toilets can accumulate heat and water vapour from our showers or baths. This build-up of humidity in the toilets from the steam or vapour evaporation and condensation are also factors that negatively affect our perfume quality.
Back into Its Own Box or a Dark Place
Despite how inconvenient it is to store your perfume every time after you are done using it back into its original box, this box serves as an extra protection to the sunlight it may be exposed to.
UV rays are harmful not just to us humans but also to delicate and scented creatures as well. These rays upon hitting the aromatic compounds in the perfumes can cause much changes to it profile and accelerate the perfume degradation as well.
Therefore, usually, perfume bottles that are opaque last longer if stored properly as compared to perfume bottles that are transparent.
Smaller Size Perfumes
If you know you do not use perfumes on a daily basis and only on certain formal occasions, or use during your travels, choose the smaller size perfumes.
As mentioned before, if you keep opening the bottle, it will more easily be expose to oxygen and cause more risk in oxidation process to occur, inducing unwanted changes to your perfumes.
Ideally, store your perfumes in a dry, cool, and dark places and always opt for the smaller size perfumes if you would like to limit as much degradation to the perfume as much as possible.
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