Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Default Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    Has anyone ever decanted a fragrance and then after a while found it to be cloudy or the chemicals inside kind of separated? What causes this? Is the fragrance damaged? TIA

  2. #2
    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    The south of England
    Blog Entries

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    Have you decanted them into plastic atomisers? Some say that plastic can cause fragrances to deteriorate in various ways. l'm not sure how long this would take, though.

    l've not seen fragrances separate, but l have known them to go off or evaporate when kept in plastic vials, so l would advise against storing them this way for long periods.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
    Currently wearing: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

  3. #3

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    Thanks for your reply. I use the small glass ones with the plastic sprayer top.

    More than one decant has done this but it did take over 6 months.

  4. #4
    Dependent danieq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Southeastern Arizona

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    I didn't know that this could happen. Thanks for the info.
    Currently wearing: Great Lady by Evyan

  5. #5
    Dependent PalmBeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    South Florida

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    My gut feeling is moisture is getting into them. I use the same ones for my samples. If I would throw one that I had used into water, the water will be very cloudy, so I am thinking this is doing the same in reverse where moisture is getting in there.

    Since it is taking 6 months or so for this to happen, and living in South Florida where it is always humid, it would make sense that over time for moisture to affect them.

    Try keeping them in your fridge and see what happens.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    Makes sense. I thought the fragrance was possibly reacting with the washer.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Blog Entries

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    only from vials if I use my finger to dab on..
    sometimes it gets cloudy but not from decants

  8. #8

    Default Re: Cloudy Fragrance Decants?

    how odd. unless you add water. this shouldnt happen

Similar Threads

  1. EO dilution is cloudy
    By Graphite in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 19th November 2014, 08:12 AM
  2. my perfume blending gets cloudy..
    By braveheart89 in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18th October 2011, 03:25 PM
  3. Cloudy/Milky Vetiver Tonka.....anyone else?
    By morrison74 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 18th June 2011, 06:41 AM
  4. Cloudy Montale juice
    By ultranova3 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th March 2009, 05:36 PM
  5. Cloudy vintage Lanvin--Spoiled?
    By kumquat in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 24th February 2007, 12:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000