- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:43AM
Got a bottle of expenny perfume for Christmas or just own too many to count? You'll need these tips.
HudaBeauty queen Mona Kattan shared her top tips for making your perfume last as long as possible- because NOONE wants to spend their hard-earned coin on a bottle, just for it to go to waste!
1. Store Away from Direct Sunlight
Direct sunlight breaks down fragrances, so always try to keep fragrances away from windows or store them on shelves, in boxes or somewhere dark. Look for bottles with dark or opaque glass packaging, which will help protect the perfume from sunlight.
2. Store at the Right Temperature
Hot temperatures affect the chemicals in fragrance, and cold temperatures can also degrade the fragrance more quickly. The ideal room temperature for storing perfume is between 16 to 22 degrees..
3. Avoid Humid Environments
High humidity breaks down particles in your fragrances, which means storing perfume in your bathroom where the constant steam from showers and baths can penetrate the bottles. Avoid keeping them here and inside try cupboards or cooler spots of your house.
4. Never Shake the Bottle
While some people may suggest shaking your perfume bottle, DON'T! Shaking it will expose the perfume to excess air, which can speed up the breakdown of your fragrance over time, and you won't get as much use out of it.
5. Know your Colour Changes!
Colour changes in fragrance are nothing to freak out about. Usually, the change in color is down to the natural changes in raw materials like vanilla, tuberose, and white flower. While the colour may deepen over time, the scent remains the same, and it's still safe to use!