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    Luca Turin mentioned something about 4 degrees celsius being a good temperature. Is a regular refrigerator ok? Is there an optimum temperature and humidity? Differences between storing citruses and others? etc etc

    I live in the Pacific Northwest so I've never had a problem with it (average summer temp of 73 where I live) but as I spend more money on fragrances I would like to preserve them for as long as possible.

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    Default Re: What's the best way to preserve fragrances?

    For starters, keep them all out of the sun light no matter what. That is the easiest thing to do because everyone can do it. I think that a regular refrigerater is too cold. I think they just need to be kept cool. They don't need to be cold enough to drink on a hot summer day. That is just my impression from what I have learned. Sun for sure and keep them cool. I'm sure someone else will be able to give you a better suggestion on how cold they should really be kept at. I've had success with them in my closet...

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    Default Re: What's the best way to preserve fragrances?

    I keep out of rotation scents in a footlocker on the floor where it stays cool.
    Refrigeration of scents seems like a bad idea to me. Avoid high shelves since thats where all the heat goes, and avoid sunlight of any kind, even indirect.

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    check out the FAQ. but basically cool and dark. fridge is fine, but overkill imho. low temps are generally good for preserving anything. don't freeze it though. lol
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    Default Re: What's the best way to preserve fragrances?

    It's very cool here and they're definitely not in the sunlight. They're in a dark room. I still like to ensure the longest life possible. I used to smoke a lot of Cuban cigars and had an excellent walk-in humidor that stayed at about 70 degrees and 70% humidity. It seems like there would be an optimum temp, humidity, etc for most fragrances.
    "...The history of perfumery before this subdivision of niche was manufactured, both literally and imaginatively, is a long one, with thousands upon thousands of fragrances. The true fragrance lover takes each fragrance one at a time, and examines it preferably outside of the imaginatively manufactured categories and, in doing so, builds up a steady, informed basis for seasoned comparative judgments based on the sampling and information gathered from such sampling. This is why any one on the board who ever has anything particular interesting to say about fragrances as fragrances rather than as categorical constructs always has an abiding interest and passion for all kinds of fragrances and not just a narrow niche of fragrances. Conversely, the "niche whores," the more and more narrow their interests become, the more and more they mimic the ad copy of the very companies they worship. I know whose posts I like to read..."

    “Perfume is decidedly not about two things: it isn’t about memory and it isn’t about sex. Perfume is about beauty and intellect,” .......... “A perfume is a message in a bottle—not a smell—and the message is written by the perfumer and read by the person who smells it.”

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    Default Re: What's the best way to preserve fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by liquid
    check out the FAQ. *but basically cool and dark. *fridge is fine, but overkill imho. *low temps are generally good for preserving anything. *don't freeze it though. *lol
    i've got the low temps and dark room. i definitely wouldn't freeze them.
    "...The history of perfumery before this subdivision of niche was manufactured, both literally and imaginatively, is a long one, with thousands upon thousands of fragrances. The true fragrance lover takes each fragrance one at a time, and examines it preferably outside of the imaginatively manufactured categories and, in doing so, builds up a steady, informed basis for seasoned comparative judgments based on the sampling and information gathered from such sampling. This is why any one on the board who ever has anything particular interesting to say about fragrances as fragrances rather than as categorical constructs always has an abiding interest and passion for all kinds of fragrances and not just a narrow niche of fragrances. Conversely, the "niche whores," the more and more narrow their interests become, the more and more they mimic the ad copy of the very companies they worship. I know whose posts I like to read..."

    “Perfume is decidedly not about two things: it isn’t about memory and it isn’t about sex. Perfume is about beauty and intellect,” .......... “A perfume is a message in a bottle—not a smell—and the message is written by the perfumer and read by the person who smells it.”

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    Default Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    Just store it inside a wardrobe cabinet where its cool and dark. That would do it.

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    store them in a cool, dark, dry place.. your refridgerator is not ideal
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    Default Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    the refrigerator doesn't seem ideal. keeping it a cool, dark place is a lot easier.
    "...The history of perfumery before this subdivision of niche was manufactured, both literally and imaginatively, is a long one, with thousands upon thousands of fragrances. The true fragrance lover takes each fragrance one at a time, and examines it preferably outside of the imaginatively manufactured categories and, in doing so, builds up a steady, informed basis for seasoned comparative judgments based on the sampling and information gathered from such sampling. This is why any one on the board who ever has anything particular interesting to say about fragrances as fragrances rather than as categorical constructs always has an abiding interest and passion for all kinds of fragrances and not just a narrow niche of fragrances. Conversely, the "niche whores," the more and more narrow their interests become, the more and more they mimic the ad copy of the very companies they worship. I know whose posts I like to read..."

    “Perfume is decidedly not about two things: it isn’t about memory and it isn’t about sex. Perfume is about beauty and intellect,” .......... “A perfume is a message in a bottle—not a smell—and the message is written by the perfumer and read by the person who smells it.”

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    Default Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    Scent Classifier and Expert Michael Edwards supposedly stores all his thousands of bottles upside down to maintain the seal. So I store my bottles upside down where possible, or on their sides (which would maintain their seals for at least some of the time I owned them).

    I always like it when bottles are made such that the spray is in the upside down position, when the bottle is upright e.g. Rochas Man, Nautilis Aqua and Black Marlin.
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    Default Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    That's very interesting and makes sense. I wish I had all those bottles he has. ;D
    "...The history of perfumery before this subdivision of niche was manufactured, both literally and imaginatively, is a long one, with thousands upon thousands of fragrances. The true fragrance lover takes each fragrance one at a time, and examines it preferably outside of the imaginatively manufactured categories and, in doing so, builds up a steady, informed basis for seasoned comparative judgments based on the sampling and information gathered from such sampling. This is why any one on the board who ever has anything particular interesting to say about fragrances as fragrances rather than as categorical constructs always has an abiding interest and passion for all kinds of fragrances and not just a narrow niche of fragrances. Conversely, the "niche whores," the more and more narrow their interests become, the more and more they mimic the ad copy of the very companies they worship. I know whose posts I like to read..."

    “Perfume is decidedly not about two things: it isn’t about memory and it isn’t about sex. Perfume is about beauty and intellect,” .......... “A perfume is a message in a bottle—not a smell—and the message is written by the perfumer and read by the person who smells it.”

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    Default Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    I don't really see how keeping the bottles upside down makes sense. For an atomizer, wouldn't there still be juice in the tube, and since it is a pump spray, shouldn't that maintain the seal? Maybe it is just superstition to have the bottles upside down? :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW
    I don't really see how keeping the bottles upside down makes sense. *For an atomizer, wouldn't there still be juice in the tube, and since it is a pump spray, shouldn't that maintain the seal? *Maybe it is just superstition to have the bottles upside down? :-?
    Maybe it is. But since I'm not sure which part of the entire mechanism can fail, I'll keep it wet.

    This technique should not be used with Lorenzo Villoresi and MPG bottles, they leak - small amounts for the former, more for the latter.
    Renato

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