Has anyone's Flower Bomb Changed Color?
Hi everyone. I have had my Flowerbomb for several years (maybe 4 or 5 at the most) and it still smells fine (as far as I can tell) but it has really darkened in color. It's not light pink anymore, but more like a light brown with a hint of pink. I don't store it near the light. I know perfume doesn't last FOREVER, but I think it's supposed to last many years, right? Has anyone had this happen or know how long you should/can keep perfume? TIA :)
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Change of color doesn't necessarily mean the perfume has gone bad. Flowerbomb has an insane amount of ethyl vanillin which is known to change the color of any final product over time; the fact that the color of this perfume is light pink makes it even more noticeable. This was the reason for the infamous change of color in older bottles of L de Lolita Lempika and Angel. Keep your perfumes away from sunlight and constant change of temperature (bathroom steam is just as bad).
Are you storing your perfume in direct sunlight? Sometimes sunlight can cause the ingredients in perfume to undergo chemical changes. Keep it in a cool place out of the sun, if you can.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
I've often wondered myself how long an opened bottle of perfume will keep. I looked up the answer on a few different sites and they pretty much all said 3 - 5 years, and the 1st indication that a perfume has "turned" is a change in the color. However, a few sites also mentioned that as long as the fragrance doesn't smell "bad", there's not harm in continuing to use it. I also came across a good hint for getting "rid" of perfume that looks like it's run out of shelf life...the article suggested mixing the perfume in with your favorite lotion, adding some to your perfume or conditioner, or spraying some directly onto the wet towels in your dryer before you dry them. (You wouldn't want to spray any on wet clothing that could be ruined by the oils in the fragrance).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Are you insane? Perfume is extremely volatile. The better, the less likely to last. It separates and deteriorates until it's mostly a chemical compound -- the residue of the main scent being gone. That 5-yr.old bottle is Something, but it's no longer Flowerbomb. The breakdown attributes to the discoloration and acrid effect. I have a bottle of Lauren from 1987 that I love to look at but the smell is "ew".
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
If any of your frarances change color you need to get rid of them bc that means they are old and/or expired!
Get rid of it if it's that old!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
My husband purchased a bottle at one of those carts/kiosks in the local mall. It cost less yet it smelled fine. Within 6 months it turned that funky pink/brown you mentioned. I still wear it, but only if I'm doing yard work. There is a very slight sourness to it. The new bottle that I purchased mysef, is kept in the refrigerator right next to my E-1 cold pressed Sandalwood oil. Both are precious to me :) I hope I was some help.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
The longest I've had a bottle was two years and the pink did get a little darker... but more of a peach than brown.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Mine never did, maybe temp. stored is factor of color change, or time?. Its still good if fragrance is still same.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago