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    Default What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Hello all!

    I specifically joined this great forum to ask this question so I hope some of you are willing to share your experience and knowledge with me

    I am collecting fragrances for a couple of years now and always stored my bottles in their packaging and in my closet. Now the temperature during this summer is extremely hot which made me think. Isn’t it better to buy a refrigerator to store my fragrances? I have purchased a refrigerator that is not going warmer than 8-9 Celsius or 46-48 Fahrenheit. Do you guys think this is too cold to store fragrances? I can see a little condensation on the bottles.

    I would hate to see some fragrances such as my Dior Ambre Nuit go bad since I am in loved with some of them. Hope some of you can share your experience with me! Thank you.

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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Welcome to you DiorParfum! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes! I have the temperature of the vault where I have my fragrances stored, set at 57 degrees which works well for me.
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    I store mine in the coldest room in the house (usually around 20 degrees celsius) and never had one go off. I think what's more important is to keep them out of direct sunlight and heat.

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    Mainly just no real sunlight, but if you have a room in the basement maybe around 65 degrees, I think that would be ideal!
    Personally, I wouldn’t put them in a refrigerator.

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    Thank you for your replies

    I have them for almost 2 days in there. I can see that the boxes (from travelsets) are getting wet. I’m starting to think it’s too cold. What do you suggest I do? I think get them out of 49 Fahrenheit and put them back in the room where it runs up to 82 Fahrenheit might do some damage.

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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Anything room temperature or below should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Anything room temperature or below should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Anything room temperature or below should be fine.
    This applies for my bottles. Never had an issue.
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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Anything room temperature or below should be fine.
    I've stored my fragrances (most of them in their boxes) in a closed wooden cabinet at room temperature for decades, and none of them have suffered. We turn on air conditioning on the hottest days of summer, but that's for our benefit - the perfume would be fine either way, as long as they're protected from UV light.

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    Should be okay, even in the heat, as long as they are out of direct sunlight. I don't see a fridge as necessary.
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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    The Osmotheque in Versailles (a perfume repository) stores their perfumes in the dark at 12 Celsius, or 54 F, so pretty much as hednic is doing. But 49 is pretty close to.

    what you are describing seems more a matter of controlling humidity or temperature fluctuations. Especially if the refrigerator is small, it is difficult to control these elements. Not sure what damage, if any, temperature and humidity fluctuations can do to perfumes.

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    I appreciate the amount and quick replies. I have come to the decision to not store them in the fridge any longer. If I do buy a wine cooler I will store them in there. For the meantime my closet will do just fine .

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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiorParfum View Post
    I appreciate the amount and quick replies. I have come to the decision to not store them in the fridge any longer. If I do buy a wine cooler I will store them in there. For the meantime my closet will do just fine .
    Perfect.

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    Whichever temperature interval room temperature actually is, has helped-at least based alone on personal experience to store fragrance over 20 plus years of owning, using and keeping- fragrances in near optimal conditions, with nearly or even absolutely no cases of spoilage.

    Also adding that this room temperature was easily reached and maintained through the simple storage conditions existing in any cool, dark, dry but not refrigerated nor air conditioned/climate controlled cabinet or nearly any other mundane and inexpensive piece of furniture available pretty much anywhere in the world.

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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    I like to keep mine in a dark space and temperatures lower than 75F, light is the main thing you want to avoid. Excessive heat is best avoided so if you can’t control the inside temperature always, a wine cooler is always a good choice.

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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    If your house gets up to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, that may be kind of too high. Probably won't hurt it any if it's kept in a dark place or at least kept out of sunlight. Just keep it at room temperature or ideally a few degrees below that and you will be totally fine.
    Keeping them refrigerated shouldn't hurt them but I think it is also unnecessary. If your bottles and boxes are collecting condensation, I would be concerned. In the fridge with a proper seal, there shouldn't be any water collecting around them. If you take them out of there and into a humid environment, then yes, you could be affecting the quality in some way. Not a drastic change in quality but still.
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    Default Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiorParfum View Post
    For the meantime my closet will do just fine .
    That should work fine.
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