Every perfume lover’s worst nightmare: you go to add a spritz of your most beloved fragrance before running out the door, only to discover the scent you once loved has turned from sweet florals to a musty mess. While all good things must come to an end, we’ve got some steps you can take to keep your perfume in peak condition.

If you want to preserve the quality of your favorite perfume, you need to identify the three main enemies of a fragrance: heat, humidity and light! UV rays, high temperatures and humid atmospheres could speed up natural reactions of the fragrance’s aging.

So, in order to give the longest possible life to your fragrances, follow these 3 guidelines below:

  • Protect your perfume from light.
  • Prevent change by keeping your perfume away from heat sources.
  • Preserve your perfume by storing it in a cool, dry place.