Customer Questions: How Long Do Pheromones Last?

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Happy Friday, Love Scent fans!

Today, we’re going to answer a question that comes up regularly with pheromone users, especially people new to the world of pheromones: how long do pheromones last?

Now, when anyone asks this question, they may mean one of two things: (1) what is the shelf life of pheromones, i.e. how long do they last in storage; and (2) how long do pheromones last after you apply them to your skin?

Let’s dive right in with answers to both questions!



When you buy a bottle of pheromones, you want to make sure that it will be around a while–especially if it’s a potent formula that you won’t be using much of at a time. Luckily, pheromones have a very long shelf life! Just remember that you’ll need to make sure they’re properly stored for that shelf life to reach its maximum.

When properly stored, pheromones have a shelf life of at least 5 years. But what is “proper storage?” Don’t worry: you don’t have to buy a special pheromone storage system!

To properly store pheromones, follow these 4 easy guidelines:

  1. Keep the bottle tightly capped. This prevents evaporation loss, especially in alcohol-based formulas which are more susceptible to it. It also prevents spills if the bottle tips over.
  2. Store the bottle standing upright. This prevents slow leaks over time. Even a capped bottle can experience some leakage if a bottle is lying on its side.
  3. Keep the bottle out of direct sunlight. This not only prevents oil-based carriers and fragrances from degrading, but also prevents evaporation loss. Bottles stored in sunlight will be warmed by the sun’s rays and the formula will begin to evaporate.
  4. Store the bottle at room temperature. This prevents evaporation loss and degradation of the carrier liquid. Note that it’s worse for pheromones to get too warm than too cold: if you like a cool room, don’t worry! Cold temperatures don’t hurt pheromones, but hot temperatures certainly can.

An ideal place to store your pheromones is in a cupboard in your bedroom. Easy, right?

In truth, if you follow the guidelines above, your pheromones will likely last longer than 5 years. And the carrier liquids and fragrances will likely spoil long before the pheromones do! So don’t worry about getting a potent pheromone that you’ll only use a drop at a time every few days. It will last as long as you need it to–as long as you store it properly!



Of course, pheromones aren’t meant to just sit on a shelf all the time. The point of having them is to wear them! So how long do pheromones last after you’ve applied them?

The thing to know here is that once you put anything on your skin, whether it’s a pheromone, body spray, lotion, or your favorite fragrance, your skin will immediately get to work breaking it down. This is just part of your body’s natural process of defending itself: your skin, after all, is your first line of defense against a lot of germs! Because your skin doesn’t distinguish between germs, dirt, and stuff you actually want to be there, it will break down anything you put on it.

So, when you put pheromones on your skin, they last as long as your skin allows them to. In general, this is about 6-8 hours. If you’re sweating a lot, the pheromones will probably last closer to 6 hours; if the weather is fair and your skin remains dry, they’ll last closer to 8. (As we’ve said before, oil-based pheromones tend to last longer than alcohol-based because they’re harder to sweat off.)

If you need your pheromones to last longer than 6-8 hours, you can simply re-apply them to freshen them up! Read up on using pheromones on the go if you need tips on freshening your pheromones while out and about.

We do recommend washing the areas where you applied pheromones at the end of every day. While the pheromones have been broken down, you might notice a residue from the carriers, especially oil-based carriers. Good old-fashioned soap and water is enough to remove this residue, and you’ll have a nice clean spot for your next application of pheromones!


There you have it, Love Scent fans! We hope this has answered any questions you have about how long pheromones last. We aim for all of you to feel as confident as possible when using these products!


Do you have any other questions about pheromones’ longevity? Let us know in the comments! Also feel free contact us directly to share your comments and questions. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get free samples and to hear about coupons, new products, and more!


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