Refrigerator Perfume

@DianneN (103097)
United States
February 12, 2019 6:44am CST
Do you wear perfume, cologne, or after shave? I wear perfume or cologne every single day except when exercising. I learned a little trick years ago about keeping them fresh and lasting longer. Put them in the refrigerator! To me, keeping perfume in the refrigerator isn’t convenient, but I do put all my good ones in the refrigerator when we leave for Florida and when we return to Connecticut. My favorites are those made by Bond No. 9 New York City. I love Madison Avenue, New York Nights, and Riverside Drive. I also love Courtesan by Worth. Do you use scented products and lotions?
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
I love a lot Cologne and my favorite perfume is "Chamade Extrait" by Guerlain.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
I have some Guerlain, but I'm not familiar with that. Is it new?
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@DianneN Chamade Extrait was launched in 1968, that was the gift I asked for that Christmas and I still love this perfume.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@LadyDuck I'll look to see if they sell it here. Quite often they don't. If I like it, I will buy it, and then we can be twins in the smell department, too.
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@WorDazza (10957)
• Manchester, England
12 Feb
I tend to use cologne every working day and if we're going out in the evening at weekend. I did know that exposing perfumes and cologne to light can diminish their effectiveness but I've never heard the refrigerator tip. Glad you don't use it when exercising. There's nothing worse than coming up for air in a swimming pool and getting a lung full of perfume from some heavily scented passing swimmer.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Glad to hear you use cologne. You are right about exposing it to light. A big no-no! I gasp for breath at the gym if anyone is wearing any scent. That's when it hurts the most. Ewwww!
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@WorDazza (10957)
• Manchester, England
12 Feb
@DianneN I have actually seen people applying it in the changing rooms before going into the gym! Takes all sorts I suppose.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@WorDazza Now that is nuts!!!! Deodorant would work just fine.
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@allknowing (77150)
• India
12 Feb
I use talcum powder after my bath -Yardley - Lavender and dab a perfume while going out - Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
I know Yardley Lavender soap. It was advised for women not to use talcum powder.
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@allknowing (77150)
• India
12 Feb
@DianneN I have no reason not to use talcum powder. I have been doing that for years. My soap is also Yardley Lavender.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
I like scented lotions, but I don't wear perfume often. I have it. I didn't know it stayed better in the fridge.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Live and learn. It should also stay out of direct sunlight, too. Carol uses scented lotions instead of perfume. I'm going to check those out, too.
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@just4him (140921)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Feb
@DianneN A friend from church got me some great hand soap scents from Bath and Body Works - Frosted Coconut Snowball. Love the scent on my hands. Limoncello, can't wait to try that one and Winter Candy Apple. Sounds delicious. I can't tell you the fragrances I have for perfume.
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• San Jose, California
13 Feb
@just4him I like nice scented soaps
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@Sheali (3824)
• India
12 Feb
I wear perfume every day.. makes me feel better
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
So glad to hear it! It's the finishing touch to getting dressed.
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@Sheali (3824)
• India
12 Feb
@DianneN definitely
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@playertwo (2985)
12 Feb
@DianneN yes it really is i love the way that english leather feels on my skin.
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@florelway (2523)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb
I wear perfume or cologne everyday. It's become a part of the routine, like applying lotion and putting on deodorant. It completes the daily outfit.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Me, too! I just showered after my morning walk with scented body wash, matching lotion, and spritzed with a matching cologne!
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@florelway (2523)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb
@DianneN they are every woman's best friends
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@florelway Yes, those and diamonds!
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
12 Feb
I love perfume. My favorite is Carolina Herrera Good Girl.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Oooooo, I have to try to find that one and give it a sniff. I adore perfumes!!!
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
12 Feb
@DianneN It's a great perfume, but it's very expensive for me.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@Nevena83 I'm sure it smells wonderful!
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@LeaPea2417 (23800)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Feb
I do wear a daily cologne. And, really, I never knew to keep them in the fridge to keep them lasting longer! I learn something new everyday!
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
So glad I can be helpful! . I'm sure you already know to keep them out of direct sunlight, too.
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@LeaPea2417 (23800)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Feb
@DianneN Yes, I knew to keep them out of direct sunlight.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
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@BelleStarr (41389)
• United States
12 Feb
My favorite is Carolina Herrara and I also have a jasmine that I bought when I was Ireland that I like for every day.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Most scents are so pretty smelling. I bought an oil perfume in Istanbul which I adore, but will never ever be able to replace. It's home in CT.
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@BelleStarr (41389)
• United States
12 Feb
@DianneN Luckily I bought the Jasmine at the Kilkenny Store so I should be able to replace it. I love Jasmine and it is so hard to find.
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@fluffy69 (2291)
12 Feb
No ms. Dianne, i dont use them. What is your favorite perfume?
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
I have so many, but the ones I mentioned above are my all time favorites.
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@fluffy69 (2291)
12 Feb
@DianneN is it true that mixing dior with chanel gives you the best fragrance ever?
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@fluffy69 I never heard that, but wouldn't try it. Each has so many different fragrances, it would be difficult to know which ones to mix.
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
I think I have some perfume stashed away somewhere.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Yeah, in a hole in the yard.
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Feb
@DianneN Is THAT why I can't find it?
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@sunrisefan (23005)
• Philippines
13 Feb
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@moonandstars (10519)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Feb
That's a great avice, thank you. Was it because I was allergic since my childhood, I'm sensitive to strong scents like perfume; I only use a mild and flower deodorant and neutral lotions.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
I worked with a woman who was allergic to strong scents, so only wore light scents around her. Sometimes, when I smell perfume on others, I don't like it. Too much gives me a headache, too.
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• San Jose, California
13 Feb
@DianneN So I assume she wasn;t a smoker.Otherwise she would be a hypocrite
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
13 Feb
@Aquitaine24 You assume correctly. If she were a smoker, I would have spritzed on my heavy scented perfumes and every 14 minutes.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
12 Feb
Yes I kept mine in the frig when I wore it. Now I use lotions.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Why no more perfume? I use lotions, too, especially if they match the perfume.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
12 Feb
@DianneN I just like the lotions better. Estee Lauder has some great ones.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@CarolDM Thanks. I will check them out.
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@UncleJoe (12162)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 Feb
I use an After Shave/Cologne called Jovan Musk. It turns my Beloved on.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
. I know how it goes. When my husband wears cologne, I could lick him!
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@UncleJoe (12162)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 Feb
@DianneN WHOA!!!
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
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@JohnRoberts (73128)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Feb
Isn't perfume ladies and cologne men?
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
No. Men usually wear cologne or after shave. A woman can wear perfume, cologne, or eau de toilette. Actually, some are interchangeable in that one scent can be used by men or women. Remember Canoe and Ambush back in the day?
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@JohnRoberts (73128)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Feb
@DianneN Never heard of Canoe and Ambush. My knowledge is limited to Chanel!
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@JohnRoberts Chanel is good, too!
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@Hate2Iron (9774)
• Canada
12 Feb
I have 2 bottles sitting on my dresser... haven't touches them in years! One is a warm spicy scent which I should get out seeing that today is nasty... the other is a more flowery scent. I will think of the name in a minute but I'm drawing a blank right now!! Same company but can't think of the name!
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Lol! That's okay! If it's that old, I'd toss them both. They do get rancid and stinky after a while.
• San Jose, California
13 Feb
I like spicy scents
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• San Jose, California
13 Feb
@DianneN Under the right conditions,they can keep for decades.
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@shaggin (42329)
• United States
12 Feb
I never heard to do this. I don't have high quality perfume so I won't bother but sounds like a good idea for you
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
I'm sure it would work on all perfumes. I only go to the trouble 2 times a year.
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• San Jose, California
13 Feb
Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson have good perfue that are inexpensive.
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@shaggin (42329)
• United States
13 Feb
@Aquitaine24 I have so many perfumes. Many I bought years ago at the Dollar store. Many others I was given as a gift. I just don't think they are anything worth worrying about making last anymore. If I had some really nice kinds like Diane wears then I would be using this advice for sure.
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@sofssu (21525)
12 Feb
That is one thing can't be without. I always carry my perfumes with me. I never knew you could keep them longer by putting them in the fridge.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
Glad to meet another girly girl!. Yes, and it works. I'm sure you also know not to put them in direct sunlight as well.
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@sofssu (21525)
12 Feb
@DianneN I am not exactly a girly girl, but I love my perfume. No I never keep it where there is direct sunlight.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
@Fleura (8317)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb
My favourite is J'adore by Dior. I don't use it every day though. Maybe I should put it in the 'fridge!
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
That’s a classic. Keep it out of direct sunlight, too.
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@debjani1 (4414)
12 Feb
Yes I do use both scented products and lotions. But I never keep these things in the fridge. Yes its effective.
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@DianneN (103097)
• United States
12 Feb
And no direct sunlight!
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