Although it’s uncommon, it is possible for perfume fragrances to go bad. Typically, the rate at which your fragrance will go bad depends on the notes. According to experts, if a certain perfume has a lot of naturals, like citrus or other fast-evaporating ingredients, it’s more likely to turn bad much faster than a fragrance with lots of musky or woody elements.[i]
Usually the tell-tale signs that it’s time to ditch your fragrance is if smells off when making contact on your skin or if you notice a change in the appearance of the fragrance in the bottle. Most experts say that you should consider buying a new one after a year. [ii]
If you want your fragrances to last longer, the good news is you can prolong their life through proper storage. Here are some tips:[iii]
- Keep air out of the bottle which can oxidize the scent
- Store fragrances in a cool, dark area as both light and temperature will cause the scent to break down faster (particularly if the bottle is clear)
- Store your fragrance in the fridge. Less temperature fluctuations mean less stress to the scent and, ultimately, a longer life span!
If you suspect that your fragrance has gone bad, there is no better time than the present to start anew! See our entire line of fragrances at Terranova! 🙂
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[i] InStyle.com “How to tell if your fragrance has gone bad” by Marianne Mychaskiw
[ii] The Perfume Shoppe “Can Perfume Go Bad?” http://blog.theperfumeshoppe.com/2013/04/can-perfume-go-bad.html
[iii] InStyle.com “How to tell if your fragrance has gone bad” by Marianne Mychaskiw