Here are some useful tips from Carlos Ugalde, Founder of Sasha Varon Luxe Parfums about the shelf life of your fragrances:
Many people ask if refrigeration can prolong fragrance shelf life and the camps are definitely split.
Here are two views:
1: From thegloss.com : "Keep essential oil perfumes in the refrigerator to slow oxidization (but this depends on the carrier – oil or wax-based scents can go bad faster than alcohol based ones)."
2: The Fragrance Foundation. This is the premier resource for expert fragrance information. Here is what they have to say: "It's important that you keep your fragrance protected against extreme cold or heat. Only colognes and toilet waters should be stored in the refrigerator. Perfumes should not be exposed to extreme cold or heat because either may upset their delicate balance. Notes can be affected by extreme temperatures."
So, if not the refrigerator, where should you store your fragrances?
Do store fragrances in cool, dry spaces away from sunlight:
- Dresser drawers
- Dark closets
Don't store fragrances in:
- Bathrooms (generally moist and warm)
- Direct sunlight