Although it’s scent that holds much of the power, just as much thought goes into the bottle that holds it. Decorative perfume bottles of the past are so ornate because they were treated almost like pieces of jewelry. In fact, even with modern perfumes it can actually take longer to design, create and perfect the vessel than the fragrance itself. Not only must it look good (#Instagram), it should protect the perfume too.
How To Store Your Perfume:
Don’t want your perfumes to go to waste? Treat them like bottles of fine wine.
Your initial reaction may be to toss the box it comes in, but it’s actually the best way to keep your fragrances fresh. If you must remove it, make sure you keep your perfume away from sunlight and at a consistent temperature. Room temperature is ideal. Shifts from hot to cold or even changing environment can trigger chemical reactions between the ingredients causing your perfume to age - and therefore expire - faster.
You might find some fragrances encased in tinted bottles, like MEMO Paris, Hermetica and L'Artisan Parfumeur, designed to protect the fragrance from UV light. So, if you usually keep your perfume bottles sitting decoratively on your windowsill, put them somewhere else. Now.
Sleek bottles may now be more prevalent than the jewel-encrusted, gilded bottles you’ll find in beauty collections and museums, but that’s not to say we’ve done away with extravagance completely.
Our Favourite Display-Worthy Fragrances: