We’ve spoken before on the topic of how fragrances can expire and what you can do to detect when your bouquet is about to “go off.” Now, that’s all well and good, but we’d be remiss not to explain how you can store your fragrances to make sure they last as long as possible.
Having a signature fragrance can be a hugely beneficial experience for anyone and allows you to present yourself, or your home, in a unique way that feels all the more authentic as well. If it begins to expire, there’s a crucial element to your experience that goes missing, making the function of perfumery less inviting.
So, with that in mind, we’ve decided to go all-in and give you the best tips we can muster to help you store your fragrances as well as possible.
One of the significant elements of fragrance decay is heat. A higher temperature can be hugely destructive to your perfume, as the added heat causes the ingredients inside to react with one another more readily.
Thankfully, heat can be controlled, most readily by controlling the amount of light that your perfume or cologne is being exposed to. Ideally, it’s best to keep your fragrance in a dark spot of the house, like a cupboard or a chest of drawers.
Humidity often comes part and parcel with heat, as anyone living in predominantly sunny weather will tell you. As a result, it’s vitally important to make sure your fragrances aren’t being exposed to large amounts of humidity as well.
If you are the type of person that prefers to store your perfumes in the bathroom, then we’d probably advise you to get them out of there sooner than later.
Humidity can play a massive role in the degradation of your perfume, with more fruity and floral scents often struggling to reach their potential when exposed to humid environments. Similarly, colored bouquets can often lose their color when exposed to high humidity levels, with the added moisture forcing the pigmentation to recede.
Storing your perfume always feels like a good idea, but the truth is that it’s arguably one of the worst places to store perfumes and colognes.
For one, heat rises, with the upper half of any room becoming more readily warm during sunny spring and summer days. With that comes the added pressure of humidity, with moisture often being pushed upwards during bouts of warm weather.
As well as that, placing your prized perfume or cologne bottle way above where you can reach always feels like a sure-fire way to have it drop from its lofty position after you’ve tried, and failed, to go for it. Instead, try to keep your fragrances stored somewhere safe and secure where you can easily reach them.
Places like hallway cabinets and bedroom chests work flawlessly, with both storage solutions having enough exposure to good airflow and reduced sunlight to make them ideal spots for your growing fragrance collection.
That’s it for today’s blog, be sure to check back in the week as we delve deeper into the exciting world of luxury barrel-aged scents for the home and personal use.