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    Default How often do you replace old materials for fresh materials?

    Been messing around with perfume materials now for 1.5 years...
    of course, some of the citrus materials have lost a little bit of sparkle.
    How often do you replace your synthetic and natural materials?

    Is these below timeline approximately "correct,":

    top notes: every year
    middle notes: every 2 years
    base notes: every 3-5 years (while some base notes actually get better with age)

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    Default Re: How often do you replace old materials for fresh materials?

    Why is it improving
    Currently wearing: Patch Flash by Tauerville

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    Default Re: How often do you replace old materials for fresh materials?

    A variety of things can cause degradation. When the smell is not right, change them

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    I believe if it's a pure natural top note it can go bad in a year or 2, but if it's a synthetic I see no reason why it shouldn't last 4-5 years if stored properly, and mids and base note synthetics can probably last much longer. It all comes down to keeping them out of light and cool.

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    Default Re: How often do you replace old materials for fresh materials?

    Many naturals actually improve over the years... Patchouli comes to mind.

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    Default Re: How often do you replace old materials for fresh materials?

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpLess View Post
    I believe if it's a pure natural top note it can go bad in a year or 2, but if it's a synthetic I see no reason why it shouldn't last 4-5 years if stored properly, and mids and base note synthetics can probably last much longer. It all comes down to keeping them out of light and cool.
    yes, i painted my mason jars with black acrylic paint, these mason jars contain my glass bottles ( a cheap/easy way to seal up materials)
    my materials are sealed away...away from too much light too much air




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