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3 Reasons You Need a Mini Fridge for Perfume Storage

By Huib Maat, creator & co-founder of Pairfum London

What do you normally store in your fridge? We bet it’s just your regular dairy or food items, like milk, ketchup, eggs, mustard and much more.

It may sound unusual but many perfume enthusiasts have hopped onto the trend of storing fragrances inside a mini fridge. There has been a lot of debate about whether or not it’s safe to store your perfumes inside a fridge. We wanted to shed some light on what is the most ideal perfume storage option.

When it comes to fragrances, toilet waters and colognes, they have higher levels of alcohol in them and lower levels of essential oils. This makes refrigerating fragrances one of the best ways to extend their life and keep them just as fresh as the first day you used them.

Just like you may store your skincare products in a mini fridge, you will be able to take maximum advantage of your perfumes if they are refrigerated. The cold helps keep the ingredients potent and extends their shelf life.

Let’s explore the reasons why you should consider a mini fridge for perfume storage.

1. Keeps Perfume Degradation at Bay

First reason why you should have a mini fridge for your perfumes

When you purchase a perfume or fragrance, it starts to degrade the moment you open the box and expose it to the outside air. The minute you unwrap your perfume and take it out of the box or case it came in, perfume degradation begins. 

The case that your perfume comes in serves an important purpose. It primarily keeps the perfume bottle away from light, prevents oxygen from getting inside it and maintains a stable temperature.

Once the perfume is exposed to the outside environment, the chemicals start to react with the elements in the outside environment and this causes degradation. There is no way to prevent this other than storing the perfume properly. 

This is why it’s beneficial to use a mini fridge for perfume storage. A mini fridge will provide a cool, dark environment, allowing the perfume to maintain its internal properties and stay fresh for longer. 

2. Provides Ideal Environment for Perfume Storage

If you want to get the best out of your favorite perfume and cologne, there are some rules that you’ll need to follow. Perfumes are made up of different ingredients, which can be chemical or natural. Some of them include flowers, animal secretions (like musk), spices, roots, coal and more. 

This is why it’s so important to store your perfume the right way. One thing to keep in mind is that your perfumes need to be kept in a dark and dry place. This protects it from its main aggressors, which are heat, light and humidity. 

Moreover, perfumes are also required to be stored in a cool place. A sunny place, like your windowsill or a cabinet near a heater, will quickly destroy your perfume. A fridge, however, ensures that your perfume stays away from heat, light and humidity, which makes it a good option for perfume storage. 

Additionally, if you store your perfumes in your bathroom, you need to stop immediately. It may be more logical, as you’re likely to get dressed for the day in the bathroom, but it is not ideal for perfume. There are changes in the bathroom temperature multiple times a day, for example, when you take a shower. It is also wet and humid for the most part, which causes perfume degradation.

3. Increases Shelf Life

3rd reason why you should have a mini fridge for your perfumes

All types of perfumes have a lifespan. No matter what fragrance you are using, it will have a lifespan of about three or four years, depending on its composition. Usually, stronger perfumes that have a powerful scent and musk are said to last longer—both on the shelf as well as on the skin.

Cleaner fragrances have shorter shelf lives as they are made without the use of stabilizers or fragrance extenders. These fragrances might require additional care when it comes to perfume storage. Refrigerating these types of perfumes can help extend their shelf life. Besides that, they will last longer when you wear them and feel more refreshing.

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Choosing a perfume is an incredibly personal journey. From the way the initial notes of the perfume hit your sense of smell to the way it settles on your skin, only you can tell what suits you best. 

Pairfum London makes unique fragrances that will stay with you for a lifetime. Its in-house expert perfumers work hard to ensure that you receive quality perfumes that complement you. 

Browse through our extensive range of perfumes for men and women, and home fragrances.

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