Originally Posted by MadScientist
[quote author=Octothorpe link=1122920177/0#9 date=1122924206]I personally would not store them in the fridge. Not only would I worry about them acquiring other smells from the fridge's contents, but I would also be concerned about the chemistry of the juice. There are some compounds that can fall out of solution at colder temperatures and won't go back in very easily. Also, there is no doubt in my mind that these companies do shelf life experiments at ambient to warmer temperatures to make sure there is no big issue with longevity.
The *big* enemy to our precious juices is light. As long as you keep them in a dark place, they should last a long time.
Just my $.02
I agree completely. Ever been told by a SA "Hang on....I'll have to get THAT one out of the fridge" -- I don't think so.
I have a few precious bottles that I have vacuum-packed in seal-a-meal bags, replaced in the original boxs, & stored at room temperature. I fully expect these to last as long as I do (i'm 30ish).
Actually, the Frederic Malle boutiques use coolers! Michael Edwards, the fragrance guru/specialist, uses a series of refrigerators to store his many thousands of scents. He stores them upside down ,(I would think to keep the seals lubricated..???).
I think keeping the scents cool and dry, at a steady state temp. is the key.
I have had many a scent go off stored in a cool dry place in their boxes but I have yet to have one go bad with refrigerator storage. I use a dedicated, small fridge kept in the bedroom, set at it's highest temp. It looks too cool all full of bottles. I was going to go for a wine cooler but every one I saw had a clear front door and light is the enemy too so I went with the gloss black and silver fridge. Our bedroom does get quite hot even with the central a/c because it doesn't make it to the upper floor too well so I really needed a cooler option for my bottles.