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Perfumes

Fragrances have the power to incite raw human emotion and can captivate, even intoxicate. Designer perfumes have olfactory notes that evoke a sense of nature's landscapes, like a wildflower-strewn prairie or baskets of spices on display at an exotic public market. With a spritz or splash, one is transported through time, place, and even memory.

Among the world’s most notable fragrances is Chanel No. 5, originally created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1921. The stock and custom creations of the House of Creed are also prized for their notoriety and beautiful fragrance. Notably, the House of Creed’s signature Fleurissimo scent was commissioned by Prince Rainier of Monaco for his bride, actress Grace Kelly, to wear on their wedding day.

Complex blends of ingredients such as musk, citrus peel, and ginger are crafted by the leading noses of the world’s most storied ateliers and have an undying appeal, always blooming at auction.


Quick Facts

  • According to Guinness World Records, the world's most expensive perfume is designer Clive Christian's limited edition No. 1, which has a staggering $250,000 price tag
  • Full, partially filled, and even empty early 20th century Art Deco perfume bottles by celebrated French glass designer René Lalique often sell in the five-figure range at auction
  • At the International Perfume Perfume Bottle Association's 2013 convention auction, a 1920s miniature wood, silk-lined Victrola cabinet with 27 blown glass perfume bottles sold for $9,600

Recommended Items at Auction

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Dior Lanvin Chopard Perfume Cologne 3PC LOT
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Dior Lanvin Chopard Perfume Cologne 3PC LOT
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$406 Bids
De Paris Perfumes, Mini Samples
Oct 05, 4:30 PM CDT
De Paris Perfumes, Mini Samples
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
Panthere de Cartier Perfume Fragrance 30ml Vintage
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Panthere de Cartier Perfume Fragrance 30ml Vintage
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$62 Bids
Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau De Cologne SEALED
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau De Cologne SEALED
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$11 Bid
bordeaux rode stropdas, merk: Patek Phillipe -in originele verpakking-
Oct 06, 7:00 PM CEST
bordeaux rode stropdas, merk: Patek Phillipe -in originele verpakking-
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
AVON BETSY ROSS JULY 4 PERFUME IN BOX
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
AVON BETSY ROSS JULY 4 PERFUME IN BOX
by Converse Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$100 Bids
Lot of 6 vintage perfumers
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 6 vintage perfumers
by King Galleries
Est: $200- $250
$1000 Bids
Lot of 5 vintage perfumers
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 5 vintage perfumers
by King Galleries
Est: $200- $250
$1000 Bids
(3Pc) Perfume Factice Display Grouping
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
(3Pc) Perfume Factice Display Grouping
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Camp Beverly Hills Perfume Spray Bottle
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Camp Beverly Hills Perfume Spray Bottle
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$10 Bids
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DIOR UND JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, 3 PARFUMFLAKONS
Oct 04, 2:00 PM CEST
DIOR UND JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, 3 PARFUMFLAKONS
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF200
CHF1000 Bids
A Chloe? Perfume Bottle
Oct 08, 1:00 PM EDT
A Chloe? Perfume Bottle
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $225- $2,250
$2250 Bids
Ernest Trova TROVASCOPE & Niki de Saint Phalle PERFUME BOTTLES
Oct 10, 7:00 PM EDT
Ernest Trova TROVASCOPE & Niki de Saint Phalle PERFUME BOTTLES
by Kensington Estate Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$900 Bids
AVON COLOGNE NEVER USED LOT 1187
Oct 09, 5:00 PM EDT
AVON COLOGNE NEVER USED LOT 1187
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids
Guerlain Perfume Bottle, Paper Label Shalimar
Oct 22, 1:00 PM EDT
Guerlain Perfume Bottle, Paper Label Shalimar
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$400 Bids
A sundry lot of Avalon perfume bottles, compacts and vintage toys etc.
Oct 05, 6:00 PM BST
A sundry lot of Avalon perfume bottles, compacts and vintage toys etc.
by Laganside Auctions
Est: £0- £0
£50 Bids
Hermes 24 Faubourg Factice Perfume Display Bottle
Oct 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Hermes 24 Faubourg Factice Perfume Display Bottle
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
red door perfume
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
red door perfume
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
lot of 3 perfume/frangrances
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
lot of 3 perfume/frangrances
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
Nina Ricci mini perfume bottle
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
Nina Ricci mini perfume bottle
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
lot of 2 mini perfume
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
lot of 2 mini perfume
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Giorgio mini perfume
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
Giorgio mini perfume
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Perfumes


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Theodore Bruce

Theodore Bruce