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Perfume Storage Tips From Team Familia

We hear it all the time at Fragrance Familia - a first-time shopper purchases their debut perfume or cologne, and the collection begins and keeps growing and growing. At this point, it becomes very important that you properly store your luxury fragrances to preserve and maximize their lifespan. 

We have some important storage tips for you!

Understand the Enemies of Fragrance

Before we dive into storage tips, it's crucial to know what can harm your fragrances. Heat, light, and air are the main culprits that can degrade your scents. Exposure to these elements can alter the fragrance notes, reducing the quality and lifespan of your perfume or cologne.

Choose the Right Spot

  1. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Store your bottles away from windows or areas that receive direct sunlight. UV rays can break down the fragrance molecules.
  2. Keep It Cool: Heat can cause your fragrances to deteriorate. Avoid storing them in bathrooms or other warm areas. A cool, dry place, like a bedroom drawer or a closet, is ideal.
  3. Maintain a Consistent Temperature: Fluctuations in temperature can affect the scent’s composition. Try to keep your storage area at a steady temperature.

Original Packaging Matters

The box your fragrance came in is not just for aesthetics; it's designed to protect the scent from light and heat. Whenever possible, keep your perfumes and colognes in their original packaging.

Minimize Air Exposure

Every time you open a fragrance bottle, air gets in and can gradually oxidize the scent. To minimize this, opt for spray bottles over open-neck bottles and ensure caps are tightly closed after each use.

Special Storage Tips

  • Travel and Sample Sizes: Smaller bottles are more prone to evaporation. Store them in airtight containers to prolong their life.
  • Vintage and Rare Finds: For particularly valuable or sentimental bottles, consider investing in a fragrance fridge or a temperature-controlled display case.

Keep Track of Your Collection

If you have an extensive collection, it’s easy to forget what you have. Keeping an inventory helps you rotate scents, ensuring each one gets used before it expires.

When to Let Go

Finally, be aware of your fragrance's shelf life. Most last between 3 to 5 years. If you notice a change in color, consistency, or scent, it might be time to say goodbye.

By following these perfume storage tips, you can ensure that each spritz of your favorite fragrance is as perfect as the first. Remember, how you store your scents is just as important as how you wear them.

Happy spritzing,

Fragrance Familia!

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