Do Fragrances get Corrupt When Stirred or Shaken?

    Do Fragrances get Corrupt When Stirred or Shaken?

    post #1 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    I just bought my new fragrance yesterday and i had it on the back of my motorcycle baggage and i was driving around for 50 miles till i got home. Could that have messed it up or altered with the fragrance composition? I dunno but i was worried the whole time!

    post #2 of 14

    Don't worry, no harm done.

    post #3 of 14

    Double post

    post #4 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

    post #5 of 14

    No harm done. You're fine.

    post #6 of 14

    Been doing that for years. No problems here.

    post #7 of 14

    As the others were saying, not a problem. They are very stable. What damages frag is being kept for weeks under sunlight, or at a very high temperature.

     

    cacio

    post #8 of 14

    Nope.

    post #9 of 14

    Mr 007 prefers will tell you not to stir them, but that's his personal preference.

     

    Shaking/stirring will expose more of the juice to the air in the bottle, which will favor oxidation. Unless you're doing so 24/7, it shouldn't alter things in any way noticeable.

    post #10 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

     

    A bit of physic and chemistry always comes in handy to make someone feel confident! smiley.gif.
     

    So, the only things that could change or ruin your perfume can be:

     

    1. separation of components- i. e distillation: you heat up your fragrance-open- and the more volatile components leave the mix. The speed and the shaking you're referring to couldn't possibly have a Joule effect (i.e. warming) on a fragrance! So, unless you put your bottle-open- right on the engine,grin.gif, it should be safe.
    2. Chemical reactions between components or with oxigen: as Cacio says, the juices are very stable and components generally don't react with each other or break down at "normal" temperatures. The amount of oxigen in a sealed bottle is just the same there was when the bottle was prepared, and evenly dispersed in the liquid, so I don't think that shaking or stirring should increase the risk of oxidation...

     

    Hoping to have given you reassurance.... enjoy your ride & your perfumes!

    post #11 of 14

    Fragrances are shipped hundreds or thousands of miles from manufacturing facilities, so it's incredibly unlikely your trip affected it at all. Fragrances are generally pretty stable concoctions.

    post #12 of 14
    Pretty stable my guess. I hope you don't plan to do it intentionally though smile.gif
    post #13 of 14
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

    I said; no harm done.

    post #14 of 14
    Thread Starter 

    Thanx guys for your answers, i dont plan on making it a habit, but i wanted to rest assured that what ive done didnt affect it in a negative outcome. Thank You all for your input and iodine for providing with the detailed analysis.

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    5/16/13 at 12:54am

    therock003 said:



    I just bought my new fragrance yesterday and i had it on the back of my motorcycle baggage and i was driving around for 50 miles till i got home. Could that have messed it up or altered with the fragrance composition? I dunno but i was worried the whole time!

    5/16/13 at 1:21am

    David Ruskin said:



    Don't worry, no harm done.

    5/16/13 at 1:21am

    David Ruskin said:



    Double post

    5/16/13 at 3:01am

    therock003 said:



    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

    5/16/13 at 5:59am

    hednic said:



    No harm done. You're fine.

    5/16/13 at 6:07am

    sjg3839 said:



    Been doing that for years. No problems here.

    5/16/13 at 6:10am

    cacio said:



    As the others were saying, not a problem. They are very stable. What damages frag is being kept for weeks under sunlight, or at a very high temperature.

     

    cacio

    5/16/13 at 8:24am

    treeman5823 said:



    Nope.

    5/16/13 at 8:28am

    juanderer said:



    Mr 007 prefers will tell you not to stir them, but that's his personal preference.

     

    Shaking/stirring will expose more of the juice to the air in the bottle, which will favor oxidation. Unless you're doing so 24/7, it shouldn't alter things in any way noticeable.

    5/16/13 at 9:36am

    iodine said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

     

    A bit of physic and chemistry always comes in handy to make someone feel confident! smiley.gif.
     

    So, the only things that could change or ruin your perfume can be:

     

    1. separation of components- i. e distillation: you heat up your fragrance-open- and the more volatile components leave the mix. The speed and the shaking you're referring to couldn't possibly have a Joule effect (i.e. warming) on a fragrance! So, unless you put your bottle-open- right on the engine,grin.gif, it should be safe.
    2. Chemical reactions between components or with oxigen: as Cacio says, the juices are very stable and components generally don't react with each other or break down at "normal" temperatures. The amount of oxigen in a sealed bottle is just the same there was when the bottle was prepared, and evenly dispersed in the liquid, so I don't think that shaking or stirring should increase the risk of oxidation...

     

    Hoping to have given you reassurance.... enjoy your ride & your perfumes!

    5/16/13 at 10:02am

    Tappio said:



    Fragrances are shipped hundreds or thousands of miles from manufacturing facilities, so it's incredibly unlikely your trip affected it at all. Fragrances are generally pretty stable concoctions.

    5/16/13 at 11:21am

    kimo said:



    Pretty stable my guess. I hope you don't plan to do it intentionally though smile.gif

    5/16/13 at 11:44am

    David Ruskin said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

    Thanx for your answer but has this been proven in a way that will make me feel confident so i can know not to worry every time i need to transport my fragrances for a long way on my bike?

    I said; no harm done.

    5/17/13 at 1:50am

    therock003 said:



    Thanx guys for your answers, i dont plan on making it a habit, but i wanted to rest assured that what ive done didnt affect it in a negative outcome. Thank You all for your input and iodine for providing with the detailed analysis.