And find out where you shouldn’t keep them!
A lot of people like to put their bottles of perfume on display. And why not? The bottles usually are small pieces of art with their colors, shapes and accessories. But it turns out that there might actually be a downside to keeping your perfumes in your bed- or bathroom. So where should you keep them?
The worst place to keep perfume is the bathroom. Surprising right? This is because of the changes in temperature and humidity in that particular room of the house. If you keep your bottled fragrances in the right place, they will last around one to three years. Some even keep their scent for over fifteen years. Unfortunately, the bathroom is not a place that will make your perfume last that long. If you keep perfume in a place that is light and that faces a lot of changes in temperature, it will ‘age’ faster, causing the scent to disappear or change.
So where should you keep your perfume? They should be in a place where the temperature is lower. Around 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit). If you keep your perfume bottle in the little box that it came in, it will also add to longevity of the fragrance. If you really want to make your perfume last, you can put it in the fridge. That might even add two more years of scent! Just make sure you keep it inside of the door so it doesn’t get too cold. Another way to keep your the bottles cool and covered is by wrapping them in tin foil and placing them in a dark cabinet or in the basement. Just make sure your basement isn’t too humid.
For the people who like to display their perfume bottles as part of their aesthetics this might be bad news. But if you really want to make your perfume last; keep it out of the sun, away from warmth and from humidity. You can always display the bottles after they are empty.
Source: Max Vandaag | Image: Unsplash, Ulysse Pointcheval