Perfume is a luxury item and as a result it can be quite expensive. Therefore, people are always trying to look for ways to save money on this type of purchase. One way to get a good perfume deal is to buy your perfume in large sizes or to buy multiple containers at once. However, perfume can spoil so it is important that you store your perfume appropriately if you are not going to use it right away.
In addition to saving money, you might buy multiple bottles of one perfume for another reason. Maybe your favorite perfume is being discontinued and you find a website with old perfumes for sale
and they have a few bottles of your scent. With that in mind, the first rule of long term storage for perfume is that you should never remove the perfume from the original packaging. Perfume normally comes packaged in some kind of box and you should keep in there even if it takes up more room than you would like. The outer packaging protects your perfume from being exposed to sunlight, air, and to some extent temperature fluctuations which are all important to preserving fragrances. Air exposure can be bad because as oxygen starts to fill the air space above the perfume in the bottle it will chemically react with some of the ingredients and permanently alter the scent. The first time you spray a perfume this process of degradation starts because you have broken the air tight seal.
Whether your favorite perfume costs less than thirty dollars like a DKNY parfume
, or more than two hundred dollars like a Creed perfume, it is important to you that it not get ruined. That is why you should store your extra perfume boxes in a cool, dark, and dry place where the temperature will not fluctuate very much. It is important that it be dark because studies have shown that sunlight can actually cause a perfume to break down and the scent can be completely changed if it is exposed to sunlight on a regular basis.
It is important that your fragrances be stored somewhere cool and dry where the temperature doesn’t change very much, because large temperature variations can also have a negative effect on the quality and longevity of your scents. Certain ingredients can break down at high temperatures and if the temperatures get hot enough, flammable perfume could catch fire or explode. The dryness is most important because you do not want water to destroy the outer packaging which in turn could expose the perfume to the elements.