In order to keep your fragrance(s) as fresh as possible for as long as possible you must know how to properly store them. By the end of this post you will have the proper knowledge to keep your beloved fragrances smelling just the way they're supposed to!
1. Keep Your Fragrance(s) In a Consistent Cool Place
Heat is the number one enemy of all fragrances! Heat will degrade the oils that make a fragrance and leave it smelling different, not lasting as long, and not projecting as much as it should. You should not store it in a place that has temperature fluctuations either *hence a "consistent" cool place*. The rapid change between hot temperatures and cold temperatures will have detrimental effects on the fragrance as well. Many people argue that storing scents in the fridge is the best storage and in many cases it is a good bet, but for all intents and purposes it might be best to avoid the fridge due to many different characteristics and temperatures of different fridges.
2. Keep Your Fragrance(s) In a Dry Place
Humidity is right up there with heat on the list of fragrance destroyers. So with point one and two we immediately see that you should be evacuating your fragrances from the bathroom that you may or may not be storing them in currently. Every single time you or your family runs a shower or bath, the temperature and humidity rise rapidly. So the bathroom is neither cool, dry, or consistent making this one of the absolute worst places to store fragrances!
3. Keep The Lights Off
Both natural and manmade light can breakdown the oils in fragrances much like heat and leave them not performing as well as they should. This is why fragrances should be kept in a dark place. 1000 Scents outer twist up bottles are opaque and therefore let no light access the bottle, but if you hate variety for some reason and have elected to buy massive bottles that take forever to finish, you likely have a clear or at least somewhat clear glass bottle that will allow light to destroy the fragrance. You should be storing these bottles in a drawer or box (that isn't in the bathroom) that will block any light from entering unless opened to use.
4. Keep The Bottle Closed/Capped
Air exposure, as unfortunate as it may be, degrades fragrances as well due to oxidization. Although it is very difficult to cut air exposure to nothing, efforts should still be made in order to minimize it. Keeping 1000 Scents outer twist up bottle twisted down when not in use will help to minimize air exposure to the nozzle of the atomizer and therefore the fragrance.
5. Do Not Shake!
It might seem like shaking your fragrance and "mixing it up" before spraying will provide a more even and therefore better smelling cologne/fragrance, but this is definitely not the case. We promise you, the fragrances you are wearing are properly blended and will stay that way. We're talking about your fragrances here not the orange juice that you just pulled out of the fridge. Shaking fragrances introduces bubbles and agitates the oils which introduces more oxidization much like exposure to outside air. Really there is no point in shaking a fragrance because it only ruins the scent and does nothing beneficial in return.
6. Never Use Plastic
Plastic has harmful effects on the environment, but it also has harmful effects on fragrances! The problem with plastic is that it is a great deal more porous than glass and can absorb the scents where as glass doesn't at all. Another reason why glass is used for fragrances as opposed to plastic is because it doesn't react with what you store in it. This is why chemistry labs are outfitted with glass instead of plastic. Some people use smaller plastic bottles of fragrance for convenience in traveling, but glass is the much better choice. Really, the best of both worlds here is a 1000 Scents order which is both smaller and convenient for travelling and is made out of glass in order to properly preserve the fragrance within. Additionally it is a great way to build your fragrance collection quickly and affordably.
Hopefully this post helped some of you out and has shown you some better storage practices that will help your fragrances last longer! If you ever have any questions never hesitate to contact us!