We all fret about perfumes turning, we protect them from sunlight and heat, we are diligent about hygiene when decanting, we try to treat our babies as good as possible. And still we worry…
I want to hear from you today how often it really happens that a perfume turns bad, falls apart, evaporates.
Have you ever lost a fragrance this way?
Did you do anything “wrong” or do you think it was through no fault of yours?
I have had one perfume fall apart, unfortunately it was one of my favorites (Frapin 1697), I have later heard from the perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour, that this is not uncommon with this particular perfume, and he blames the davana essential oil in it, which has a tendency for instability.
One other scent is unwearable in my collection, a vintage Shalimar EdT, that I already received in this state (from ebay). Well, that is the risk we all take with vintage perfumes.
But so far no recently made scent has turned while in my possession, I do keep my perfumes in a cool and dark closet and only rotate them out to be worn now and again.
Let’s see how often it really happens that perfumes go bad. I am very curious about your responses!