I've heard that storing perfumes in the refrigerator preserves them. What are your thoughts on that? I've only ever had one perfume go bad on me. It was a cheap perfume that I kept for around 3 years until finally it smelled like citrus and wet dog (and that's a nice way of putting it). That was the one time I hated being gifted a perfume. Do you like Ralf Lauren or Paris Hilton perfumes? I like the pink & blue from RL and I like all of Paris's Perfumes. They all smell wonderful.
From what I can gather it’s not necessary to keep perfumes in the refrigerator. To keep perfumes fresh all that is needed is that they be kept in a cool dark place away from sunlight.
Perfumes technical “use by” date is 3 years, exposed to direct sunlight I found perfumes with volatile ingredients are more likely to go bad. Citrus perfumes, light fruity florals, rollerballs, and “all natural” perfumes tend to go off quicker than an oriental perfume or spray bottle would for examples. I’ve had Daisy by Marc Jacobs go bad on me twice I’m ashamed to say! But I would like to add that in my experiences, perfumes can last a very long time if stored well. If a perfume is nearing it’s end it’s best to use it up because of the increased surface area exposure of the liquid to air, as perfumes can be oxidized and spoil that way too- the last 2-3 mL of perfumes have gone bad quite a few times on me, which is frustrating!
Ralph Lauren would be a wonderful brand for perfumes I think if it weren’t for perfume longevity issues. Every single perfume match the all-american preppy style of the brand very well. I just think none of them last well for me to purchase any of their perfumes. I was gifted Lauren which I like but it’s too heavy to lug around and to refresh the scent with, so I don’t wear it much.
I haven’t tried any Paris Hilton perfumes but I’ve been meaning to. I want to try Heiress because it supposedly smells like bubblegum, which is a smell I like.