Topic: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

Is it possible to tell when a fragrance is not to be used anymore? Does it smell stronger, alcholic or does the perfumes just get weaker? I got a used bottle of Dior Diorissimo EDT from an The Bank of England, it was not her type of perfume. It smells okay to me, but very liniar. It smells just lily of the valley and nothing more to my nose. I wonder if that's how it supposed to smell.

My oldes bottle of perfume is Cool water, it was my favorite when I was younger. I never use it anymore. I have probably had the bottle for ten years, but I really can't tell if the fragrance is ruined. To me it smells the same as always...

I really want my perfume collection to last as long as possible, so all the bottles are standing in my bed room in their boxes. I hope this makes them last longer than they would without care.

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

I gave my bottle of diorissimo to my mum! It's indeed a very liniar, very synthetic liily of the valley! Nothing more! My mom's bottle was almost empty, not kept in a box or dark place and over 10 years old. Mine was new, and both smelled the same.

I know you keep your bottles in the boxes. I do to! I have some perfumes that are over 15 years old, still good, not ruined! I keep mine in my unheated utility room downstaires (so I can sniff them more often during the day), dry, and definitly ALWAYS dark!

Like BVLGARI Femme keep it out of his box, ruined after a year! been there, I've learned my lesson!http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/glad.png

Last edited by anne (2008-12-28 15:07:47)

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

Boggi, try also storing the bottles in a cool, dark place, like a closet. They do better away from both heat and light.

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

is it only sunlight that hurts the perfume,
or electric light also ??

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

Well some of my perfumes are older then 8 years and they still smell the same. Nothing has changed..nor colour, nor the scent
I keep all of my perfumes in their boxes in my bedroom (which is not very warm)
Only a few of them do not have their original box, and I hope that they will not go bad after some longer time..

BUT - a colleague of mine had a Nina Ricci sample...left on the sun for a while - when I sniffed it - it was terrible - a very sharp scent - you can tell that it is spoiled...
Also, the colour has changed into a dark yellow one... http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/usch.gif

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

annehke wrote:

is it only sunlight that hurts the perfume,
or electric light also ??

Well Annehke TL light (the long tubes, I don't know the proper name) even change the color of plasic! I not sure about electric light

Perfume that turns bad all changes in a the same horrible bitter smell (like almondliqueur without the sugar).

The pefumes without a box, I put together I one giftbox (the ones you get for Christmas with the additional bodymilk)
O, and definitly keep your bodymilk dark, they turn bad even faster!
The fridge is actually the best place!!http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/glad.png

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

I am afraid that some of my perfumes might gpne bad during the summer, but I cannot keep all of them in a fridge..my parents would think that I have gone completely crazy http://fimgs.net/b/richedit/smileys/YahooIM/35.gif

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

I would also be afraid that my cheese would start to smell like perfume after a while. http://fimgs.net/b/img/smilies/rodna.gif

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

the cheese, the chocolate.......

the humidity would ruin the perfumes toooo.......

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

Yes, all light, and heat, and humidity . . . it is too much to keep a handle on!

Re: How can you tell a fragrance is too old to use? (Dior Diorissimo)

Boggi,

Diorissimo is supposed to be a single-flower muguet, it is good for years...I have new and vintage bottles as I have worn it since age 15! A favorite of the late Princess Diana too... if you don't like it let's swap!

I keep my perfumes in a dark closet, boxed if unopened, and have a dormitory-sized mini fridge for extraits with an air purifier made for regfridgerators inside, also in my closet. a few favorites on my vanity table.

Belle de Sud

Last edited by belle de sud (2008-12-30 10:07:22)