Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Saturday Question: Where Do You Keep Your Fragrance?
There is so much theory and talk about where to keep your fragrance. Cupboard, drawers, boxes, refrigerator, bathroom, vanity, dressing table, wardrobe, handbag, glove box, windowsill, gym bag, wet pack. Does it need to be kept at a certain temperature, out of the light, cuddled, cuddled or cuffed?
Well, I have two answers today. The first is for Jin who built some shelves at the back of half his wardrobe, above the drawers. It is quite cool there but does get some indirect light if he leaves the sliding doors open (read ALWAYS). It looks very nice, neat and it’s easy for him to decide because everything is on display. Without going there to count I think he may have 20 full bottles ranging from Nautica and M&S to Neela Vermeire Creations and Serge Lutens. It’s perfect for the way he wears fragrance.
My answer is I have an office/perfume room. There is a large glass doored cupboard about the width of a queen size bed, two metal shelving units and two sets of drawers. Most fragrances are still in their original boxes, the ones that aren’t are put together in groups in open boxes that work like drawers in the cupboard and shelves for easy access. There are also 4 boxes that fit nowhere and they float around. My desk is also usually awash in bottles and samples being used, written about or waiting to be sniffed. It’s fairly chaotic but has a mad order and I can usually find something within two minutes if you ask.
This room is not temperature maintained but over summer it rarely gets over 25C and in winter it doesn’t go under about 10C. The changes aren’t quick either because we are the middle level of cement floor and ceiling apartments, built in double brick and the outer wall only gets prolonged direct sunlight in the cooler months.
I had a fridge but found that it was sucking the juice out of my spray fragrances noticeably.