What a frag! Part 1
You may have guessed that I am a fragrance fanatic! I love perfumes. I never finish a bottle (especially when I don’t have it in my collection); I always like to keep a centimetre of juice just to be able to smell it over and over again without wearing it.
As I may have mentioned in my earlier articles I have around 131 different bottles at home from Miracle de Lancôme to the latest Million or Beauty by Calvin Klein.
Do u want to bid?
A few weeks ago, I received an invite for an auction sale at Neret-Minet (Auction specialist founded in Paris in 1691) hosted last Friday in Paris. Serge Albisetti (don’t ask me who he is, I just don’t know. He might be a collector of ancient fragrances and might need a lot of money as his fragrances are so expensive) is selling some bottles (empty by the way) from his collection with estimations starting from €50 to €15,000!!!
Can you imagine that!!! Oh la la! My 130 bottles multiplied by (let’s say) €8000 equals MILLIONS!!! God!! That is the best investment ever!
But, I love my bottles too much for this sacrifice. “J’ai une idée” I’m gonna buy all my fragrances in pairs: one for my collection and one for my future auction sales in 50 years. I do think that it is a nice idea even if I might be too old to have much fun with the money.
Anyway, let’s have a look on what was sold at Neret-Minet Tessier last Friday.
This is the most expensive bottle estimated at €15,000!!! This white glass bottle has lizards’ ears (I wonder why?) and it was launched in 1912. It’s a fragrance from René Lalique. My dream would have been to smell the scent!
Another one from Rene Lalique named ‘trois guêpes’ in English ” Three wasps “ is valued between €7,000 and €10,000.
Posted on April 14, 2011, in Elixirs & Fragrances and tagged 1912, Albisetti, ancient scent, attitude, auction sales, beauty, cosmetics, fashion, fragrance french, luxury, Neret-Minet, parfum, paris, René Lalique, serge, stephanie, Three wasps, trois guêpes, wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.