Does perfume go bad? Yes, perfume will go bad in a while. As you know, perfumes don’t come with an obvious sell by dates, but most perfumes have a maximum shelf life of 3 to 5 years from their production date, but some perfumes last more than that.
There are some clear signs of expiration due to changes in their composition through years. You can easily spot them if you know the right signs to look.
Look Out For these Signs,
- The main reason you shouldn’t use expired perfume because they can cause allergic reactions such as headaches and skin irritation. Not only that smell will be different than it used to before and scent will fade away almost instantly.Sadly, if you believe your perfume bottle is expired there is nothing you can do about it. But you can prevent it from happening again.
Try these tips to extend the life of the perfumes.
- The reason you should store fragrances in a cool, dry place because if you expose them to extreme temperatures (hot or very cold), their composition will change much faster. You can use a small container to store them properly.
- Moisture in the bathroom will trigger chemical reactions much faster, that’s why you should not store in there also make sure to close perfume bottle tightly after you are done using them.
- There are some perfumes that we don’t like, instead of keeping them without using we can swap it with a friend, or we can sell it for some extra cash.
Tip- Use your Perfumes in order if possible starting with oldest one first.
Finally, you should not use up your old perfume bottles if you believe that they are out of date. Even though it’s a little bit sad to throw them away, you don’t want to take any risks by using them. What you can do is prevent from happening this again.
Hope you enjoyed this article.
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Thomas Wilson is a professional perfumer, who has more than 4 years of experience in the field.