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    Default How long does an attar stay good for?

    Big question here! Typically, how long will an attar last before it goes bad? Someone on the board pointed me to a thread where someone mentioned that attars do not stay as long as other perfumes due to it's non-alcohol composition. I was wondering if people have had any experience with this and how long theirs have lasted. I JUST received a 30ml bottle of Tribute Attar in the white box, want it to last as long as possible!

    Also, in regards to general storage of attars. I keep all of my perfumes on the floor of my closet in their original boxes, figuring that they are out of the light and away from a radiator. I live in New England, and the room changes temperatures with the seasons. I chose the base of the closet when I read of one individual who lost power in their house, and the dramatic changes in temperature within his mini fridge resulted in his fragrances all going bad. The temperatures in the closet won't be that dramatic.
    Current favorites:
    1. Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    2. M by Puredistance
    3. Epic Man by Amouage
    4. Jeke by Slumberhouse
    5. Hard Leather by LM Parfums
    6. Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle
    7. Tribute Attar by Amouage

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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Tribute should last for a very long time indeed - the lower quality ones may not.
    Drying up when there is little left may be an issue, so maybe decant into a sample vial when it gets to that stage.
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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Tribute should last for a very long time indeed - the lower quality ones may not.
    Drying up when there is little left may be an issue, so maybe decant into a sample vial when it gets to that stage.
    Due to the lower amount of air in the sample vial? Also, do you think how I am storing my perfumes/attars will be sufficient to make them last?
    Current favorites:
    1. Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    2. M by Puredistance
    3. Epic Man by Amouage
    4. Jeke by Slumberhouse
    5. Hard Leather by LM Parfums
    6. Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle
    7. Tribute Attar by Amouage

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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Yes, rouj, evaporation seems to affect them when the bottle level is very low indeed.
    Mine are kept boxed in a cool place.

    They should be fine kept as described - they're from Oman, so they must have developed the knack of making them keep well in heat by now
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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    I wore oud oil the other day that's 25 years old.
    We have plenty like that.

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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Personally I find that Attars aged smells a lot more finer than a fresher batch and depending on how well looked after the oil is, it should age extremely well. ....even more so than an alcoholic EDP. My family still uses the attar bought back by my great grand father from his Hajj pilgrimage, on special occasions such as Eid and still smells complex and lovely....it's most certainly a special way to honour him :-D
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    Default Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    That's lovely, sultanpasha
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