Stability tests on perfume raw materials, such as so-called aroma chemicals, essential oils, bases and specialties, number among the routine tasks that a perfumer or applications technologist performs during the course of his professional life. The acceptance of a perfume composition is not determined by fragrance alone. Color stability, good solubility and the maximum possible olfactory stability in the finished product also play a crucial role.
Essentially, the stability of a composition in the product depends upon the following Factors:
The nature and quantity of the perfume raw materials--or, to put it more aptly, the components or fragrance elements—that were employed in creating the perfume composition,
The chemical and physical nature of the market product to be perfumed, and
The storage conditions, such as time, temperature and packaging.