How To Store Your Perfumes & Colognes To Make Them Last Longer

We all love to smell great. That spritz before work or a hot date gives you the boost and confidence to tackle any situation. It then makes sense that we take care of our perfumes and colognes to preserve its contents so they last longer. Here are some easy tips on how to store your perfume and cologne:

Avoid humidity

We know that the bathroom is a convenient hang out place for your perfume or cologne but it is probably the worst place to store it. Humidity and heat both affect the physical properties of your scents and so alter the aroma. This is especially true with perfumes and colognes that use essential oils. Keep them in a place in your home that has the least humidity.

Keep it cool

As mentioned above, heat can alter your perfume or cologne. While taking it our of the bathroom is best, its also wise to consider where the new location is. Areas that receive direct sunlight or close to radiators should be avoided.

Dont shake it

Shaking bottles of perfume or colognes may seem lke an intuitive must do to amp up the scent however it can render your perfume or cologne in bad shape. Scents have delicate chemical bonds that can be altered when shaken too much. Furthermore, shaking produces bubbles which contain oxygen. Oxygen can agitate the chemicals and lead to oxidation and further breakdown of those delicate chemical bonds. Leave the shaking for the dance floor.

Stay original

Don’t decant fragrances into other bottles. Perfume and cologne bottles are created specifically to keep scents stable and safe. Even the pump bottle is made from special materials that won’t corrode from the alcohol content. Play it safe and keep it in the original bottle.


Any travel is going to include unstable temperature and humidity variation – both of which can put your perfume or colognes’ aroma and ability to last at risk. Instead, opt for smaller bottles in your favourite scent. Dolma Vegan Perfumes and Colognes offer a handy 10ml in perfumes and a 9ml in mens colognes. Both ideal for travel.


There is much debate as to whether fragrances can be stored in the fridge. It comes down to what scent you have. That is perfumes and eau de parfum are more delicate whereas colognes and eau de toilette are more concentrated and robust making them safe for the fridge. For perfumes, a cold, dry dark space is best.

Safe storage means your perfumes and colognes last longer

There is not just the financial and material reason to making yuor product last longer. At Dolma we encourage conscious consumerism. This means that the things you buy are ethical and considertae to humans, animals and the earth. It also means that consideration comes into how you take care of your things.

By taking care of all the things you own with conscious care, it inevitably means they will last longer and the need to buy more will be reduced. Collectively this relieves some burden on the requirement of raw material in creating more.