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    Default Re: Need storage suggestions for my fragrances

    How about something like this? Might be a little smaller but maybe you can get 15-20 in here.

    http://www.shoptronics.com/ko12vomidefr.html
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    Default Re: Need storage suggestions for my fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Herb_Lady
    Scentemental, I love the idea (and thank you for the suggestion), but as I'm still trying to convince my husband that we seriously need a second refrigerator/freezer for entertaining (and the added electrical costs), I know that a fragrance fridge would just about send him over the edge. We'd also have to keep it in our basement, as the living areas of our home are too small, so I wouldn't have the ready access I'd like. But I'm saving the idea for when we finally find our next, larger house!

    Thanks again,
    Herb Lady

    P.S. Actually, now that I think about it - he's been talking about a small wine fridge (he makes wine) for the house.....maybe we could do a wine/fragrance combo thing.....hmmmmm.
    the smell of the frags will affect your wine

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    Default Re: Need storage suggestions for my fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental

    What about a small, say 4 cubic feet, refrigerator. Most of them are whisper quite and quite cheap these days. You could keep it in the bathroom, the bedroom, or even the walk in closet, and the top of it can be used to provide more "placement" or decorative space. The added advantage would be guaranteed longevity of your fragrances protected as they are from light and heat.

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    im gonna go buy a small fridg actually next week, whats the best temperature to store frags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleman
    Dammit, people -- enough smart remarks! I'm in a situation here! They're discontinuing Zino!!!
    Okay, I'm a smartass enough on BNotes I guess I deserve all the hoohah. But I am seriously asking the question. Seems like so far we've got two votes for fridges are good, and one vote for they're not good. Anyone else have an opinion?
    And I'm sure one bottle would last long enough okay at room temp, but I'm looking at getting enough to last the rest of my days -- 50 years, as Dr. Creed says. I suppose since I'm always going to have 20 bottles + of various fragrances at all times (or perhaps much more than that!), I guess I don't need like fifty bottles of Zino -- I figure six'll probably be all I'll be able to use up. Or what do you think? How many should I get?
    here again, the solution is: NITROGEN-BLANKET!!!
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    That is terrible! Where did you read this? Zino was the first fragrance I actually fiended for in high school. It was the first scent that I purchaced because I really wanted it and not because I thought it would be popular. I can remember receiving a scent strip in Sunday newspaper advertisement for what was at the time Hudsons. I just couldn't wait until the next weekend to spend my hard saved allowance money on Zino!


    Quote Originally Posted by Coleman
    Awright, after hearing that awful news about the discontinuation of Zino, I'm seriously considering buying a few EdTs and keeping them in their boxes in the fridge. So I'd like some guesstimates from some of you cats with experience/knowledge in this area -- how long will they last in that environment? Five years? Ten? Twenty? Forever?
    What do you all think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mentallo
    How about something like this? Might be a little smaller but maybe you can get 15-20 in here.

    http://www.shoptronics.com/ko12vomidefr.html
    Wow - mentall, I think that's the most space-age fridge I've ever seen!


    [QUOTE=czesc]the smell of the frags will affect your wine[/QUOT


    Seriously? Even if the wine is corked and the fragrances properly sealed?

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    How do you store your fragrances to make sure that they´ll last for as long as possible?

    Thanks

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    I keep my colognes in a cabinet in the basement away from light. It seems that a lot of basenoters keep their frags in original boxes in cool drawers or storage spaces. Essentially, if you keep heat and light away from your prized scents, they should last a long time. (some basenoters even have mini fridges for their frags, but I havn't gone that far...yet)

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    I used to keep them in a drawer right next to my computer desk. I do have a fridge and use it to only hold liquids so I put the ones I really use into a slot in the fridge. It works out quite nice.

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    I got these from Ikea! there perfect!

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    This is great, but won't work for me. Part of my enjoyment comes from looking at the beautiful displays. I may make many of them, however, what is prettier than looking over at all these works of art and much work has been put into these bottles. They look to me like well placed works of artistic and most precious jewels. So my sense of sight is nourished as well as my sense of smell. They may not last as long so I buy fewer of them.

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    I'm kinda with you, TDDanae. To me a significant part of the pleasure is the beautiful bottle. I'm thinking that I might focus on miniatures, so I'll use it up quicker and enjoy the best of both worlds. The miniatures are rarely as nice, though...

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    For those of you who live in hot, humid climates, is it better to keep the fragrances in the fridge or is it enough just to keep them away from sunlight?

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    Question Frag storage and light exposure

    Quarry's post of her beautiful frag cabinet reminded me of something I often wonder, and thought I'd start a separate thread to ask: do you store your fragrances where they're exposed to light, or no? Sunlight or artificial - does it matter? Do you worry about light exposure or not? And finally, has anyone read anything definitive about the effect of light on fragrances? I can't find much at all. Thanks in advance!

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    the only perfume house that doesn 't fear light is Caron
    I 've asked tips to Salons Shiseido and F. Malle in Paris both advised me to keep fragrances in bedroom drawers or any cool dry places away from light and extreme temperatures.
    Salons Palais Royal Shiseido doesn 't believe in the fridge storage for summer but editions Malle do.
    Consequently all my perfumes are in drawers mixed up with lingerie, Tees etc lol, I think it 's the best thing to do, my oldest bottle is Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens in pink label pre-2000 and it has not turned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bois et Musc
    the only perfume house that doesn 't fear light is Caron
    I 've asked tips to Salons Shiseido and F. Malle in Paris both advised me to keep fragrances in bedroom drawers or any cool dry places away from light and extreme temperatures.
    Salons Palais Royal Shiseido doesn 't believe in the fridge storage for summer but editions Malle do.
    Consequently all my perfumes are in drawers mixed up with lingerie, Tees etc lol, I think it 's the best thing to do, my oldest bottle is Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens in pink label pre-2000 and it has not turned!
    Thank you for the info! I've been afraid of buying more juice than I can use before it turns, so I'm encouraged that your SdM is still good... hm, I think that means I can buy at least 7 years' worth of perfume

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    In true Aussie style mine are stored in an esky in my wardrobe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue
    In true Aussie style mine are stored in an esky in my wardrobe.
    Pardon me, but what's an 'esky'?

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    Default Re: Frag storage and light exposure

    I second that question, to anybody from Australia, what's an esky? Is it a little desk? Is it an eskimo cooler? These are my only guesses......?

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    Sorry ladies no idea what an 'esky'is... but I keep all my frags out of direct light - in fact I prefer to keep them in a semi-darkeness... and mostly an even temperature that's cool.
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    Thanks Goddess for sharing that because you have so many fragrances. I don't have nearly as many, but I worry about them going bad and I don't want to put them in a refridgerator. So just keep them cool and dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvergirl
    Pardon me, but what's an 'esky'?

    Excuse me, but since it seems Sue is not answering, I took the liberty to look it up.
    It must be this: http://www.nylex.com.au/esky/history.htm

    And humble apologies to Sue for hijacking a question
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    Thank you! Yes, that must be it--and a fine idea it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Excuse me, but since it seems Sue is not answering, I took the liberty to look it up.
    It must be this: http://www.nylex.com.au/esky/history.htm

    And humble apologies to Sue for hijacking a question
    Where would we be without our mothering librarian to answer all our questions - not only about frags but "stuff"!!! Many thanx to the benevolent dragon for this info - and to Sue for the idea!

    "Esky" = "Eskimo", the popular cooler here in the USA?? (Only problem, you can't enjoy the beautiful bottles - appreciation of bottles is something else I picked up from Riannon!)
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    Ah, ok, thanks Riannon! I guess that would certainly work, but somehow the idea doesn't appeal to me... oh well, I'll keep searching for my ideal storage method. For now my pretty boxes with their pretty bottles will stay in their little gathering on my desk.

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    No light. No light at all.
    Mine are lined up beautifully in the dark, in a drawer known as the Perfume Shrine. (See the photo on my profile.)
    When my bottles are empty, I want to pry sprayers off, fill them with colored water, put them on a vanity, and ENJOY LOOKING AT THEM for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7
    No light. No light at all.
    Mine are lined up beautifully in the dark, in a drawer known as the Perfume Shrine. (See the photo on my profile.)
    When my bottles are empty, I want to pry sprayers off, fill them with colored water, put them on a vanity, and ENJOY LOOKING AT THEM for once.
    How true!!! I know it's for the better that we're keeping them in the dark, but still, it would be great if we could actually have a look at our little miracles 24/7. I'm definitely doing that when they run empty!
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    An esky looks like a great idea and I do have some, but maybe I'm not so smart. I like to look at my perfumes. The bottles are so pretty. Not being able to see them would take some of the enjoyment away for me, but then I don't keep hundreds of fragrances.

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    my fragrances sit on top of my set of drawers in the corner that gets no sunlight...when the time comes that I have too many to fit in that corner, then I'll have to find something new to do!! maybe stick them in my drawers..dunno..i'll figure that out when the time comes

    oh, and yes, you are correct Riannon. An esky is a portable cooler. Did you know us Aussie invented portable coolers?? How cool is that?? (pardon the pun!)

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