What to do with that old fragrance


Have you ever wondered what to do with that old bottle of perfume that’s lost its kick – but you can’t seem to throw it away, check out my lovely friend, and forensic cleaner, Lee Iordanidis tips below…..

“First you can actually use the perfume as a room freshener. There are a couple of ways to do that. First of all, you can add a few drops to water and simmer in an oil burner. The scent will infiltrate the room. Test it alone first to make sure that the heating does not enhance any beginning of the expired scent spoiling. The steam helps the scent to travel throughout your home and give it a hint of that fragrance you just couldn’t bring yourself to get rid of. Use as much or little as is necessary; you will likely have to make adjustments as you go along.

Another option is to use it to revive potpourri. You know you have had that pot of potpourri over in the corner for three years and it no longer smells like anything. It has become nothing more than a bowl full of wood chips and dried out scentless flowers. Add a few drops, or more.

Thirdly, use it as a way to add a kick to that personal memo. If you add just a dab to your stationary, you will draw attention to every work note or personal message you send. In today’s email and text message age, the hand written note is somewhat of a dinosaur. You can make a statement by not only hand writing notes and memos on stationary, but also by adding a dab of scent that will immediately let everyone know who the note is from. Scent is closely related to memory, and you can invoke that memory easily with just a touch to the corner of a note.

If you think the scent is still pretty stable for your perfume, you can lighten it up and still get the benefit by putting just a drop or two in your bath. The small amount can set a great baseline of fragrance. The drops can act as a sort of aromatherapy bath scent.

Best of luck, Lee”