So I Googled “How long can perfume last?” The answer across numerous sites: it can be last between 3 to 5 years depending on how it’s stored. Some more expensive ones can last a little longer. Hummmm well, that eliminates over half of the perfumes I currently have! As a lot of them are a few years old. Goodness!! Time for an early spring cleaning.
There is one bottle I know I won’t be able to dispose of. It’s my White Diamond by Elizabeth Taylor. I know you can find it anywhere, but this bottle is special. It’s the perfume my aunt Connie used to wear. It’s also the last gift I think she gave me. She passed away from breast cancer in 2001. It was her signature perfume. She LOVED it. I’m sure she had like 10 bottles on hand! Come to think of it, she always did have a lot of perfumes… Maybe that’s where I got my perfume-love from.
Other things I found out about perfume in my search:
- Perfume, if properly stored, can last for three to five years. To guarantee this life span, store your bottles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Spoiled perfume -Perfumes that have overstayed their welcome will have darkened in color and smell of alcohol. The scent will smell rancid once applied to the skin but will fade quickly. That’s when it’s time to toss it in the garbage.
- Solid perfumes which come in sticks or pots that is rubbed on the wrists and neck are a long-lasting fragrance and a good alternative for perfume lovers like me that keep them for a long time.
Anyone else have a perfume addiction?? Or any really good smelling perfumes I should try?? What’s your favorite perfume?