How long does a open scent bottle last?

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How long does a open scent bottle last?

Post by MGTom » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:45 pm

I have an older Atlas Mike's lunker lotion and a couple pro-cure water soluble scents. Realistically how long does it last once open. I keep them in frig, and in cooler, but inevitably it gets left out in the boat, or carried in my vest all day. Thx
I date my worms, I guess I should do these to. How do you know when they go bad, it all smells awful to me?

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Re: How long does a open scent bottle last?

Post by Mike Carey » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 pm

I have bottles going back years. Still use them, still catch fish. I bet the scent manufacturers will tell you one year...

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Re: How long does a open scent bottle last?

Post by BentRod » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:58 am

Same here....I'd be more worried about the oils going bad, but frankly, it's mostly about covering up the human scent in my opinion. I've had luck with scents that are 5-10 years who knows what the shelf life is. The Anise scent I've had forever still smells like Anise.

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