Saturday, April 23, 2011

A good question...

"What is the shelf life of a nice (Creed) cologne?"

I had a customer as me this morning and here is the answer:

The shelf life of most perfume, from production date, and if stored properly, is a maximum of 3 to 5 years.
Perfumes with higher content of essential oils have a longer shelf life. Essential oils contain no fatty acids, and are not susceptible to rancidity like vegetable oils.
Perfumes made with quality ingredients will last longer.

It is interesting that nicer colognes, although they have less preservatives and alcohol added, actually have a longer shelf life. I've also read that your cologne does not necessarily go "bad", but the notes will change a little. You may actually like it better as it ages!

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