We have been asked frequently What’s the best way for keeping a perfume? so that its components and smell are better preserved.
This might sound strange but the best way to keep a fragrance is to put it on the refrigerator. A perfume is affected by high tempetures or the sun exposure, or the heat of light bulbs.
The worst thing we can do is to put it close to a window because the fragranfce is exposed to the sun or under a light bulb in a bathroom.
How long does a perfume last? Does it expire?
The life of a perfume depends of the fragrance, there is not a general “expiration”. It is like food, where some things last longer than others, but for general rule, perfume houses launch fragrances that can be well kept for about two years.
How can I know if my perfume is expired?
A fragrance that changes its color is a way of telling that the perfume has evolved but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it doesn’t smell well! The best way to know when a perfume is old its odor, when something smells diferent than we are used to: it can be rusty or stale.
There’s no doubt that the best advice we can give you is to keep your perfume in the refrigerator, this way it will be kept for two years without any problems. It also helps to keep your fragrance in its box because it protects the perfume from the light.