Perfume and Cologne Stains
Alcohol is used in perfumes and colognes. This alcoholic content will cause some dyes to bleed or run. This will leave the stained area either lighter in colour, cause it to changed shade or leave a darker ring around the damaged area. To avoid further damage, never apply perfumes or colognes to your clothing—instead, place it on the skin in areas that are not likely to come in contact with your clothing.
Alcohol damage is usually permanent on fabrics and can seldom be removed, even by your cleaner. The characteristic odour of perfume is often noticeable in the damaged area of the garment.