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    if i store my back-up bottles in the boxes that they came in (both inner and outer boxes) is it correct that i dont need to worry about the external room temperature. meaning that with them being in their boxes the perfume wont be affected by high or low temperatures?
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    Away from light and extreme heat temperatures they should be fine, I have mine in a shipping box in their original boxes away from light as long as it’s not constant 90+ degrees all should be fine.
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    Default Re: back-ups storage question

    I store mine in their original boxes, cellophane (if any) intact, alongside my current bottles in a closed wooden cabinet, at room temperature. I have not found heat to be much threat to perfume, but prolonged exposure to light definitely is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Away from light and extreme heat temperatures they should be fine
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    Default Re: back-ups storage question

    Some of mine came boxless, but otherwise are kept in a dark cabinet with a fair amount of climate control.
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    Personally keeping most if not all backups along with regular (mostly one time, no duplicate fragrance) bottles, all in the same place, dark, airy but not ventilated, cool but not refrigerated nor otherwise temperate controlled, dry but not automatically moisture controlled either-pretty much just a regular wooden cabinet, actually designed far ore for the storage of clothes, shoes, accessories etc. rather than fragrances, but unexpectedly well suited to store scents mainly in their original cardboard bottles
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    The box will protect against the light, but it won't do much for temperature.
    Still, it's not that you need to keep at perfect temperatures. Simply avoid places that get too hot (>30C) or are very humid, like a bathroom.

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    Default Re: back-ups storage question

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Away from light and extreme heat temperatures they should be fine
    This. I read they may not be stored in humid places too.

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    As long as it's not extreme heat, you're good to go. I'm not sure what temp would be an extreme temperature. But I would personally be worried if my frags neared the 90 degree mark consistently.
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    This. I read they may not be stored in humid places too.
    Humidity may rot those cardboard boxes over time but I doubt it affects the bottled content.
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    In my fragrance shelf cabinet inside my closet, which is dark most of the time and a constant temperature of 68 degrees.

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    Like all of my other bottles, I store the backups away from direct lighting and from warm room conditions. Haven't had any problems.
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    ok thanks for everyones replies

    due to lack of space i have 2 storage options:

    1) in the draws under the bed in the bedroom where the temperature can vary depending on the time of the year and depending on whether the central heating is on (in winter).

    2) on a shelf in a cupboard in the spare room. this room is generally on the cool side and can be quite cold in winter as the central heating doesnt work too good in that room.

    which of the 2 options would be better?
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    Default Re: back-ups storage question

    From the standpoint of your perfumes, either storage option would be fine - but it might be more convenient for you to store them at eye level on the cupboard shelf (assuming it has doors).

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    bonnette yes i understand what your saying but these are backups and the next bottle will only be needed when the current bottle in use runs out, so its not really a problem how accessible they are are not,im more concerned about them being in the best place i have available storage wise. i have my regular everyday use bottles elsewhere easily accessible.
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    which of the 2 options would be better?
    I'd go with option 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    bonnette yes i understand what your saying but these are backups and the next bottle will only be needed when the current bottle in use runs out, so its not really a problem how accessible they are are not,im more concerned about them being in the best place i have available storage wise. i have my regular everyday use bottles elsewhere easily accessible.
    I'm showing my age, because I forget where I put things if they're not where I can see them! So I just like to keep all of my bottles together. But from the standpoint of protecting your perfumes and making efficient use of space, either option1 or 2 would be fine.

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    Option 2 sounds best. Cooler temps are better than warmer.
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    If they are in their boxes, your only problem would be protecting them from the heat. Keep them in a cool area and you should be fine.
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    Default Re: back-ups storage question

    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    ok thanks for everyones replies

    due to lack of space i have 2 storage options:

    1) in the draws under the bed in the bedroom where the temperature can vary depending on the time of the year and depending on whether the central heating is on (in winter).

    2) on a shelf in a cupboard in the spare room. this room is generally on the cool side and can be quite cold in winter as the central heating doesnt work too good in that room.

    which of the 2 options would be better?
    Option 2 sounds perfect for fragrance storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Humidity may rot those cardboard boxes over time but I doubt it affects the bottled content.
    I read here it does! I found it exaggerated indeed, but like we say here “Safe people die of old age.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    ok thanks for everyones replies

    due to lack of space i have 2 storage options:

    1) in the draws under the bed in the bedroom where the temperature can vary depending on the time of the year and depending on whether the central heating is on (in winter).

    2) on a shelf in a cupboard in the spare room. this room is generally on the cool side and can be quite cold in winter as the central heating doesnt work too good in that room.

    which of the 2 options would be better?
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    i dont know if im thinking about this too much but i moved the backups to option 2 above, and am now thinking about getting a drinks cooler and putting them in there at a constant 14C. do you think thats a bit overkill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abu abdullaah View Post
    i dont know if im thinking about this too much but i moved the backups to option 2 above, and am now thinking about getting a drinks cooler and putting them in there at a constant 14C. do you think thats a bit overkill?
    How hot can it get inside your house in the summer? Do you live in an oven? I think you are overthinking it. I doubt most long-term collectors here have coolers to all their bottles and I hardly see someone coming here to complain about a fragrance going bad.




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