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Unlocking the Secrets: When does a Perfume Expire?

Fragrance, a timeless expression of identity, holds the power to evoke memories and captivate the senses. But, like any exquisite creation, it isn’t immune to the passage of time. In this guide, we unravel the mysteries of fragrance expiration, shedding light on how long your scents last and offering insights, especially for those rare gems – discontinued fragrances.

Understanding Fragrance Expiration:

Shelf Life of Fragrances:
Fragrances don’t last forever. On average, a fragrance’s shelf life is around 3 to 5 years. However, this can vary based on ingredients and storage conditions. At FOMO Fragrances, we’ve experienced fragrances that are 20+ years old that show no signs of deterioration. 

Factors Influencing Expiration:
Expiration is influenced by factors like light, heat, and air exposure. Discontinued fragrances may be more vulnerable due to potential changes in their formulations.

Preserving the Essence:

Optimal Storage Conditions:
Store your fragrances in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. A closet or drawer is ideal. Discontinued gems, being rare, deserve extra care.

Avoid Temperature Extremes:
Extremes of heat or cold can alter the composition. Steer clear of storing fragrances in bathrooms or windowsills.

Seal Them Right:
Ensure the cap is tightly sealed to minimize air exposure. This is crucial for discontinued fragrances that might not be easily replaceable.

Checking for Signs of Aging:

Color Changes:
If your fragrance turns darker, it might indicate oxidation. This is more common in fragrances with natural ingredients.

Altered Scent:
If the fragrance smells off or has a different undertone, it could be a sign of expiration. Trust your nose.

Reviving Discontinued Fragrances:

Explore Reputable Sellers:
If your beloved fragrance is discontinued, explore reputable sellers or online platforms specializing in rare finds, such as FOMO Fragrances. Check for proper storage conditions.

Fragrance Restoration Services:
Some services specialize in restoring fragrances. While not always a guarantee, it’s an option worth exploring for truly treasured scents.

Fragrances are a delicate blend of art and science, and understanding their lifespan is essential for preserving their magic. Whether you’re savoring a contemporary favorite or cradling a discontinued gem, treat each bottle as a time capsule, unlocking memories and indulging in the timeless allure of scents.

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