Originally Posted by Made in California
What about this bottle of Tom Ford Extreme
The bottle's very dark, but it's not solid. Can I leave this out on the counter in not-quite-direct sunlight in a warm room for 5 years and not suffer ill effects?
My guess is that it would be fine. First - it's a strong fragrance. Small change would be hard to notice. Brown bottle will definitely help, too. And it generally takes more than 5 years for a bottle of fragrance to go bad even under nasty conditions.
However, just remember that you may change your mind about using it up. I've found that when bottles get old, and have an older, richer, better formulation in them, I find myself wanting to hang onto them. I wanted to kill my old bottle of Polo a long time ago, but now I want to keep what's left. It's SO rich - amazing stuff.
Also, you never know if Extreme will be on the market in 5 years, so those last few mL are going to be precious if it's not.