So you found a new fragrance! Now, let’s make the most of it.
Most fragrances can last years simply by storing them properly.
Here are 5 easy tips and tricks to increase your scent’s shelf life:
1. Take your fragrance out of the bathroom.
It’s a popular place to keep bottles, since you can easily access them while getting ready. But the consistent humidity and temperature fluctuations from the shower will actually turn the juice faster.
2. Avoid direct sunlight.
If your fragrance sits atop a vanity or dresser, make sure it isn't next to a window or exposed to direct sunlight. You can further protect scents you keep on these countertops by leaving them in their original boxes.
3. Store in a cool, dark place.
A cupboard, drawer, or closet are all ideal storage locations. Some people even store their signature scent in the fridge. (But if you do this, make sure to leave it in there.)
4. Cap the bottle after each use.
Spraying a fragrance allows oxygen into the bottle, which initiates its gradual degeneration. We all forget once in a while, but recapping the bottle will slow down this process.
5. Keep the fragrance in its original bottle.
Although some people enjoy repouring their fragrance into a new bottle to achieve a certain aesthetic, we advise against this. Pouring into a new decanter will expose your juice to a lot of unnecessary air. Plus, perfume bottles are designed to prevent excess oxygen.
Don’t forget: fragrances are made to be worn—not sit on your shelf—so use and enjoy.
There’s always more.