I’ve read that after a few years the fragrance of these products break down and so they don’t smell the way they were intended to smell. Have you set aside your fragrance because you love it so much you want to save it for special occasions? Wear it now! Even if it is just around the house or you spray some on your pillow, why deny something you enjoy?
What about if you disliked the fragrance? If it isn’t old, ask around if anyone would want it. Could you spray it on your patio furniture or on the carpet? Or, just toss it because the smell turns your stomach.
Holding onto it serves no purpose. What if someone saw the bottle in your room and decided you like this fragrance and bought you a new bottle for your birthday?!
If you can’t enjoy it, get rid of it.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.