How long before it goes bad?

    How long before it goes bad?

    post #1 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Or does a fragrance even go bad?

    And what's the point of all this decanting in colognes? Does exposure to oxygen enliven or enrich the scent somehow, like in wines?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #2 of 11

    foolishness. just keep em out of light and heat

    post #3 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    Or does a fragrance even go bad?

    And what's the point of all this decanting in colognes? Does exposure to oxygen enliven or enrich the scent somehow, like in wines?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    Some people dedicate seperate refrigerators to store their beloved fragrances
    post #4 of 11
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    Originally Posted by Tony T View Post

    foolishness. just keep em out of light and heat

    This

    post #5 of 11

    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.  As for decants, it's just a way of splitting up bigger bottles into other, smaller bottles.  Mostly this is for trading portions of your bottles to others for portions of their bottles.  If you don't mind not having the original bottle, it's a great way to expand your collection at minimum cost.    

    post #6 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Very good news! Thanks all

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #7 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.   
    Simple.
    post #8 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.   
    Simple.

    What would "properly" entail, exactly? Refrigeration? Low light? Cryogenics in a secure facility with guards posted at the doors and windows?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    post #9 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    What would "properly" entail, exactly?
    Just away from constant bright light and extreme high temperature.
    post #10 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    What would "properly" entail, exactly?
    Just away from constant bright light and extreme high temperature.

    Sooooo anywhere indoors then? Lol

    I now see what a ridiculous question this was. Lol
    post #11 of 11
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    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    Sooooo anywhere indoors then? Lol
    Just about.
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    7/11/13 at 3:09pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Or does a fragrance even go bad?

    And what's the point of all this decanting in colognes? Does exposure to oxygen enliven or enrich the scent somehow, like in wines?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/11/13 at 3:19pm

    Tony T said:



    foolishness. just keep em out of light and heat

    7/11/13 at 3:23pm

    perfuma72 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    Or does a fragrance even go bad?

    And what's the point of all this decanting in colognes? Does exposure to oxygen enliven or enrich the scent somehow, like in wines?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!
    Some people dedicate seperate refrigerators to store their beloved fragrances

    7/11/13 at 6:12pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony T View Post

    foolishness. just keep em out of light and heat

    This

    7/11/13 at 7:13pm

    naylor said:



    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.  As for decants, it's just a way of splitting up bigger bottles into other, smaller bottles.  Mostly this is for trading portions of your bottles to others for portions of their bottles.  If you don't mind not having the original bottle, it's a great way to expand your collection at minimum cost.    

    7/11/13 at 7:53pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Very good news! Thanks all

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/11/13 at 9:51pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.   
    Simple.

    7/12/13 at 12:04am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Yeah, just store them properly and your fragrances will be fine for as long as you keep them around.   
    Simple.

    What would "properly" entail, exactly? Refrigeration? Low light? Cryogenics in a secure facility with guards posted at the doors and windows?

    Word to ya mutha,
    and I'm out!

    7/12/13 at 11:13am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    What would "properly" entail, exactly?
    Just away from constant bright light and extreme high temperature.

    7/12/13 at 11:47am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    What would "properly" entail, exactly?
    Just away from constant bright light and extreme high temperature.

    Sooooo anywhere indoors then? Lol

    I now see what a ridiculous question this was. Lol

    7/12/13 at 12:29pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post

    Sooooo anywhere indoors then? Lol
    Just about.