Finding your favourite scent might be hard, but what’s worse is having them expired after you’ve finally found the right scent! It is proven that yes, perfume indeed has an expiry date.
The typical shelf life of a perfume ranges from 3-5 years, and there are many factors that can affect it as well. If stored incorrectly, perfumes can evaporate and turn bad even faster.
While most perfume uses alcohol as a solvent, the others might use carrier oils such as sweet almond or olive oil. Oil based perfumes tend to expire faster as they contain fats in them .
Determining if your perfume has expired
#1 Check the packaging
While they don’t put an expiry date on the perfume, most perfumes packaging comes with a period-after-opening (PAO) label. They can typically be found on the bottom of the perfume or on the box that came with it.
#2 Test how it smells
The most obvious way to tell if your perfume has gone bad is to smell it. You should know how your signature scent smells like. Take a test strip and spray your perfume on it. If you find that it smells drastically different from when you bought it, you can be sure that it has expired.
#3 Judge from the appearance of the perfume
Perfumes left for a long time would become darker and opaque due to the oxidation. If you find these signs in your perfume, you can deduce that your perfume is expiring.
So can we still use perfume that has expired? Your favourite scent could be giving off an unpleasant smell and causing skin irritation when applied, so is highly advisable to test before you use it.
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