How many times has it happened to you that, after a while, your perfume no longer retains its original characteristics? Its smell seems changed and distorted compared to the first sprays. .. perhaps your bottle of perfume has not been kept well and has lost its olfactory characteristics.
In today's BonPils let's see how to properly store a perfume so that it keeps all its fragrant facets unchanged up to thelast spray!
Perfumes can last without alteration for a long time, we are even talking about many years. The worst enemies of fragrances are:
So let's dispel the first myth: our eau de toilette or eau de parfum must absolutely not be kept on display in our bathroom. Admit it, how many of us do this?...
The best way to preserve your perfume is to keep it in its original box:
- protected from light and UV radiation,
- in a place cool and at a constant temperature (such as the drawer at the bottom of the refrigerator or alternatively in our bedroom),
- away from heat sources such as radiators and humidity.
Even the composition of the perfume plays its role: the more volatile (top) notes such as hesperidates or aromatic are more sensitive to oxidation than base notes such as amber, wood and resin; therefore a floral or citrus scent will need more attention than a perfume with amber or woody notes.
In conclusion, there is no written rule to predict the duration of a perfume in qualitative terms, the best judgment remains yours: spray the perfume in a mouillet (cardboard tester) or on your skin and if you feel an unpleasant and persistent smell of vinegar, plastica or a metallic note then the perfume is “passed”.
Remember that the fragrances are products with a high alcohol content, therefore microbiological pollution is not possible. Therefore the risk of using a badly preserved perfume is only olfactory, not sanitarymedical.
Now that you know how to best preserve your perfumes, all you have to do is run and save them! = )
Dott.ssa Federica D'Incà - COSMAST Master in Cosmetic Science and Technology
“Every woman has the right to be beautiful” - Elizabeth Arden