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    Default Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    I have a bottle of Teint de Neige and the color of the fragrance used to be translucent. Now it is light brown. Very light, but definitely not translucent as it was.

    Is the perfume wasted? Does a change of color always mean that the perfume was destroyed?
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Ive had this happen to 2 profumum roma fragrances - antico caruso and dulcis in fundo

    They both turned to an ambery darker color but i did not notice any change in the scent or performance

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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    I have had a few fragrances of mine very slightly darken, but no change in smell or performance.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrei Bolkonsky View Post
    Is the perfume wasted? Does a change of color always mean that the perfume was destroyed?
    No, and no.

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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    I wouldn’t be too concerned. If it smells good, that’s the only marker that counts.

    Some materials will visibly change over time: natural jasmine for example will darken to give a perfume a reddish, pink or amber cast over time, if it’s present in sufficient quantity. Many of the resinous materials will darken, too. Nothing to worry about.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    No these things happen whether becoming darker or lighter in color, the fragrance if stored correctly won’t be damaged.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    I wouldn’t be too concerned. If it smells good, that’s the only marker that counts.
    This.

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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Most likely not.

    Also noticed a similar change of the liquid in vintage bottles towards a minimally, almost indiscernible shade, but the actual performance as well as the scent were not affected.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Happened to a few of fragrances that I have. Luckily, they all smell the same.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    I've that happen with Chanel EDTs, and they smell better now than when I bought them. I don't think there's anything to worry about, Andrei.

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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Thanks guys, I feel calmer now.
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    Default Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrei Bolkonsky View Post
    Thanks guys, I feel calmer now.
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