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    Default Storing fragrances in hot countries

    I've been in Greece for a few weeks now and I'm wondering if leaving my fragrances in a dark cabinet is good enough? The rooms here get really warm during the day when nobody is in, the bottle never feels cold even in a dark cabinet. I'm especially worried as one of the bottles is Hermes UJEM which I've seen so much about it's colour changing tactics lol

    Outside the temperature is around 37/99. Not sure about indoors though.

    My fridge is the only bet right?
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    It should be fine. If you're really worried about it, sure, whack it in the fridge.
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    ...right...!

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    I never thought I'd get to the day where I grab a bottle and say "this isn't cool enough... Must find optimum temperature" LOL
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    My wife and family keep bottles in Thailand, with temperatures in mid-30s, and as long as they're kept in a dark place they last well enough - but some of her favourites and/or more delicate ones are in the fridge.
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    As long as they're in the closet they'll be fine.
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    Default Re: Storing fragrances in hot countries

    The dark cabinet should be fine; there is no need for them to feel cold.
    However, if you are really concerned about delicate fragrances, then, refrigerate those.

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    It's alcohol. Only reason to put it in the refrigerator would be if you like the sensation of it being cold on your skin.
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    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    I experience tropical/humid weather almost all year round. So far I only keep my fragrances in a dark cabinet and it seems to be working fine.
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    Ok good. My family look at me sideways when there's fragrances next to the watermelon lol Back to the cupboard they go
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    They will be fine in the closet.
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    I keep all of my fragrances in the fridge after having a few start to go off at room temp.

    The arguments against storing them in the fridge don't make any sense. The Osmotheque stores all of their fragrances at 53 F.
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    Default Re: Storing fragrances in hot countries

    My wife and her family have kept their fragrances inside of a dark closet in the sweltering heat of Brazil, during the summer. None of the fragrances have gone bad. I think it is more important to keep your frags out of direct sunlight than to keep them in lower temperature.

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    Room temperature should be fine. Fragrances aren't shipped in air-conditioned container ships, are they? Or stored in air-conditioned warehouses...

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    Default Re: Storing fragrances in hot countries

    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    I keep all of my fragrances in the fridge after having a few start to go off at room temp.

    The arguments against storing them in the fridge don't make any sense. The Osmotheque stores all of their fragrances at 53 F.
    They also use argon gas and they have air tight seals in a laboratory environment. There's not a study that proves a regular bottle of fragrance benefits from storing it in cooler than room temperature. Sunlight is the only thing that has been proven to degrade a fragrance.
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    Default Re: Storing fragrances in hot countries

    If you care about them - Keep them cool (below room temperature at least) and away from light and humidity.

    I live in a cool climate so mine stay in the 50's-60's all year long.

    Almost all of the big online perfume stores now have climate-controlled warehouses where they keep their extra stock at temperatures in the mid-60's. Many ebay stores included. And yeah, the Osmotheque and many others will tell you to keep them in the 50's-60's, dry, and away from light. Have enough bottles go off and you'll start keeping them cool, dry and dark.
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    I keep mine in my bedroom with minimal light exposure and an average temp of 68 degrees. The hallway closet I used to keep them in is the same temp and I've had no problem with any of them. Just keep them out of the light! And try to keep them out of the temps exceeding 75 degrees...or so.
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    I live in Vegas and it's hot as hell, day in and day out. I keep my frags in a mini-fridge where they stay cool and in the dark. If that adds some degree of longevity, fantastic, as I have more juice than I can probably use in ten years. If nothing else, they're not cluttering up my night stand or desk and they're in a place where I'd be hard pressed to domino them or accidentally break one.

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    You should be fine

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