Where’d That Stain Come From?

Your favorite perfumes or colognes make you ‘scent’-sational, but their high alcohol content can stain your garments. When you apply the fragrance, the alcohol evaporates quickly, leaving the oil scent base.  If your clothing comes in contact with the alcohol before it’s dry, a chemical reaction can occur, leaving faded or discolored spots. On white clothing, it can leave yellow or brown spots caused by oxidation. (Think of biting into an apple and leaving it sit for a few minutes). The best way to prevent staining caused by perfumes or colognes is to apply them before getting dressed and then waiting until completely dry, and have the garment cleaned regularly.

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