Perfume should be stored in a cool, dry place. The best place to store it is in the original container. Avoid storing it on high shelves. It will lose its efficacy if exposed to light.
Keeping Cologne in the Dark Place
Store your perfumes in a dark cabinet or drawer to prevent oxidation. Light is the number one enemy of fragrances and will cause them to degrade. Therefore, even though they look lovely on display, they should not be kept in direct sunlight or exposed to extreme temperature changes.
Many expensive fragrances by Nautica come in beautiful bottles. However, they do not have to be displayed for long. Exposure to light and heat will alter the fragrance, causing them to fade and become less enjoyable.
Keeping it in a Refrigerator
One way to keep cologne fresher for longer is to store it in the refrigerator. Perfumes have a higher alcohol content and fewer essential oils than water, so storing them in the refrigerator can keep them fresh for longer. Also, a fridge that’s at a moderate temperature is ideal. Excessive heat or cold can cause oxidation. This way, you can use the perfume for as long as possible.
Avoid storing them in bathrooms, as heat will alter the chemical makeup.
Reputable retailers like FragranceX store perfume in a cool room, avoiding direct sunlight or heating. It would help if you kept the perfume bottle tightly closed with a lid. This will prevent humidity from degrading the scent. If you’re storing a sentimental perfume, you might want to keep it in a refrigerator to keep it fresh.
Keeping it on a Cake Stand
Cake stands are small pedestal trays that can hold several small objects. They’re a great option if you’re limited on kitchen counter space or have little room in drawers. They’re also functional storage for various beauty products, including cologne. Cake stands come in many styles, including tiered pastry stands, which can be an attractive accent piece or functional organizer for small items.
A cake stand is a classy and affordable display of your perfume collection. You can find them at thrift stores, online, and even in antique stores. Alternatively, you can store your perfumes on a shallow wall shelf if you’re short on space.
Avoiding High Shelves
You should avoid putting the bottles on high shelves when storing cologne at home. Not only will this put them at risk of falling, but it can also expose them to more heat and humidity. Instead, keep them close to the floor, away from unsteady surfaces and objects. Another mistake people make when storing cologne at home is leaving the fragrance caps off. Caps can be easily lost or misplaced, so they should be secured to the bottle. Without caps, perfumes are also more susceptible to exterior humidity and temperature.
The perfect place to store your cologne is in a closet, which is away from light and maintains a constant temperature. Please keep it away from a kitchen cabinet or bathroom, which can get very warm while cooking or showering. Alternatively, you can use a closet in your living room or hallway.
Using a Dehumidifier
Using a dehumidifier can help preserve your expensive cologne or perfume. Perfumes are prone to moisture can ruin the fragrance. Humidity changes the makeup of perfume and can initiate a chemical reaction. For this reason, you should not store your perfumes in the bathroom. If you must store your perfumes in the bathroom, you can use a dehumidifier to maintain the right temperature.
A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air and traps it inside a small container. The best dehumidifiers are those that have a 70 percent humidity or higher. However, dehumidifiers don’t work in freezing temperatures, so you should invest in climate-controlled storage units instead. To prevent musty odors from developing, ensure the air-tight container has been cleaned and is free of debris. Then, spray the container with an odor-neutralizer. A vinegar-water mixture will work well for this.