How to Store Perfume: The Ultimate Guide (2023)

If you’re like most people, you probably love the fragrance. It’s a great way to smell good and feel confident throughout the day. However, if you’re not storing your perfume correctly, it won’t last as long as it should.

In this article, we will discuss how to store perfume so that it lasts longer. We will also give you 9 tips on how to make your fragrance last longer!

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Store Your Fragrance

1. Keep your perfume in a dry and dark place

The first step to properly storing your perfume is finding a dry place for it. Many people make the mistake of keeping their perfume in the bathroom, which is one of the worst places for it. The humidity in the air can cause the perfume to deteriorate quickly. Instead, try storing it in a closet or drawer.

Another important tip for storing perfume is to keep it out of direct sunlight. The sun can cause the fragrance to fade and change over time.

2. Choose a place where the temperature is constant

Another important factor to consider when storing your perfume is the temperature. You want to find a place where the temperature is relatively constant and cool. This will help to prevent the fragrance from deteriorating.

The heat rises to the top of the room, therefore it is not recommended to store perfume on high shelves.

3. Store fragrances in their original bottles and packaging


The original bottle is designed to protect the fragrance from deterioration. By opening the bottle, you are exposing the perfume to the air, which can cause it to evaporate.

If you must transfer your fragrance to another container, make sure that it is airtight. You can find airtight containers at most stores that sell perfume.

4. Rules are sometimes meant to be broken

I love having an elegant corner of fragrances. Although at the same time I want my perfume collection to last as long as possible. The solution to this situation is sorting scents according to seasonality or frequency of use.

If you want your off-season or rarely used perfumes to last, put them in a dark, cool, and dry place. And create an oasis of beauty from the current scents. You can store your fragrance in an elegant cabinet with glasses, or on a small marble table. You can also invent perfume trays for your dressing room. Head to luxury fragrance shops for inspiration.

5. Always keep the bottle closed

Once you have found the perfect place to store your perfume, it is important to make sure that you always keep the bottle closed. This will help to prevent the fragrance from evaporating.

6. Avoid shaking your perfume bottles


Shaking your perfume bottle can cause the fragrance to deteriorate. This is because shaking breaks up the molecules of the perfume, which changes the way it smells.

7. Check your fragrance for a change in color or consistency

It might be normal for your perfume to change color over time. However, if you notice a sudden change in color or consistency, it could be a sign that the scent has gone bad.

The same goes for perfumes that have become thick or clumpy. These changes can indicate that the fragrance has degraded and will not smell the same.

8. Only travel with a small perfume bottle

When you’re packing for a trip, it’s important to only bring small bottles of perfume. This will help to prevent the fragrances from breaking and spilling inside your luggage. You can purchase special travel-sized bottles of perfume or decant your perfume into a smaller bottle.

If you are traveling by plane, be sure to store perfume in your carry-on luggage. This will help to prevent the pressure changes from damaging the perfume.

9. Perfume doesn’t last forever


No matter how well you store your perfume, it will not last forever. The fragrance will eventually begin to change and fade over time.

If you are just discovering the world of perfumes, it is better to order perfume sets in small quantities. This way, you will be able to experiment with lots of different scents and save money at the same time. And if there’s a scent you don’t like, it will be easier to get rid of.

If you have a favorite perfume, make sure to buy the smaller bottle that you know you will use within a few years. This will help to ensure that you’re getting the most use out of your perfume before it starts to change.

The expiration date on your perfume does not begin until the bottle has been used at least once because it is oxygen that will gradually alter the scent over time. Pay attention to markings similar to 24M on the packaging, which means that the perfume is recommended to be used within 24 months from the first spray. Products without this symbol should be stored in their original packaging in a cool, dark, and dry place for an average of 30 months.

How to Store Perfume: Best and Worst Places

The best places to store perfume are in a cool, dark places with low humidity. There are some examples of it:

  1. Inside a cabinet with a door that you close after each use. In the drawer, your perfume will experience unnecessary shaking every time you open it. Store out-of-season and less frequently used perfumes there.
  2. Create an inspiring corner from your current perfume. It can be a cabinet with glasses, a marble table, or a perfume tray.

The worst places to store perfume are:

  1. On the windowsill or in a sunny spot. Direct sunlight will cause the perfume to deteriorate quickly.
  2. In the bathroom. The humidity and heat can damage your perfume.
  3. Next to the stove, radiator, or any other source of heat. The heat will cause the perfume to evaporate quickly.

What is the Best Temperature to Store Perfume?

The ideal storage temperature for perfume is 60° Fahrenheit or 16° Celsius, but a cool room temperature between 55-70° Fahrenheit or 13-21° Celsius is also fine.

Storing perfume in a fridge – is it worth it?

Some experts say that storing perfume in the fridge can prolong its shelf life, while others say that it isn’t necessary.

There are some factors to consider:

  1. If you decide to store your perfume in the fridge, make sure to put it in a box to prevent the scent from being absorbed by other foods.
  2. Store perfume in the fridge only if you have a stable, consistent temperature. Wide fluctuations in temperature can damage your perfume.
  3. Too much moisture in the fridge causes bacteria to grow more quickly. Under these conditions, bottle stickers can get damaged, and bacteria will start to build up under the cap.

Overall, it is best to store perfumes in a separate small fridge that is not used for food there can regulate the temperature and humidity.


Storing your perfume properly is the best way to keep it smelling amazing for as long as possible. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your favorite fragrance longer.

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