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The Four Best Ways to Store Perfumes

Perfumes don't come cheap and the last thing that you wish when buying expensive perfumes is for them to lose their aroma or fragrance completely following a few days or months. So are there any ways to prevent this from happening? Well, there are quite a few and this article summarizes four of the best ways by which you can store perfumes so that they retain their smell for a longer period of time.

Even the most cheap perfume and expensive perfume can lose its potency due to exposure to light, heat and air. Therefore it is necessary that you keep your perfumes as much away from these elements as possible.

The first step towards storing perfumes is to completely eliminate their exposure to sunlight. Though it may be easier to keep it on the dressing table for easy retrieval, refrain from doing so. Sunlight contains harmful UV rays which can not only alter the fragrance but also change the color of the liquid and make it darker over a period of time. So the best way to prevent sunlight from affecting your cheap perfume or expensive perfume is store it inside a drawer which would prevent the sun's rays from coming in contact with it.

Of light, heat and air, the last one is regarded as largest factor that leads to the degradation of perfumes. Oxygen has a property of oxidizing fragrances at molecular levels which alters perfume odor over a period of time. The best way to combat this problem is to use a sprayer for an open bottle or buy spray perfume bottles. With spray bottles, one never has to remove the lid due to which oxygen is prevented from coming in contact with the fragrance. The other benefit of using a sprayer is that the perfume won't come in contact with the skin which is known to cause contamination.

Immediately replace the perfume cap once you have finished spraying because fragrances are known to evaporate through extremely small openings in the perfume bottle which includes the nozzle of the spray. When you pay a premium for a fragrance, it is necessary that you utilize it fully. Therefore following use, replace the perfume cap instantaneously.

Always store your perfume in a cool, dry place. Many people have a tendency to store their perfumes in bathrooms which are exactly not the right places for fragrances as they cannot stand humidity and heat. There are people who are known to store their perfume bottles in refrigerators but it does look odd and moreover there is a chance that the perfume smell may spread onto the fruits and vegetables. Therefore it isn't advisable to keep perfumes in the fridge. Instead stacking perfumes in shady places where the temperature fluctuations aren't rapid is the best way to increase the longevity of your perfume.

Always remember that though perfumes don't require intricate care, total ignorance can lead to reduction in the shelf life of the product and when you are paying a good chunk of your money in buying fragrances, you as well take proper care of it.