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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7 Perfume Bottles; Christian Dior, Cartier, Givenchy...
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
7 Perfume Bottles; Christian Dior, Cartier, Givenchy...
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $50- $75
$251 Bid
Perfume container
Oct 23, 3:00 PM EDT
Perfume container
by Bob Stutler's Auction
Est: $0- $0
$21 Bid
Joseph Morel Perfume Bottle
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Joseph Morel Perfume Bottle
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Matson footed perfume
Oct 20, 11:00 AM CDT
Matson footed perfume
by Jaremos
Est: $50- $150
$300 Bids
China bronze tripod perfume burner, china, Ming brand Sizes: H = 245mm Weight (K): 4,037kg
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
China bronze tripod perfume burner, china, Ming brand Sizes: H = 245mm Weight (K): 4,037kg
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Asia burns bronze perfume decorated with different animals Mark under the piece Sizes: H=130mm
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
Asia burns bronze perfume decorated with different animals Mark under the piece Sizes: H=130mm
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €500- €800
€5000 Bids
Large Nina Ricci "Nina" Perfume Bottle
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Nina Ricci "Nina" Perfume Bottle
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$400 Bids
Vintage Christian Dior Deadstock Perfume
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Christian Dior Deadstock Perfume
by Main Auction Galleries
Est: $80- $200
$400 Bids
5 Perfume Bottles/Refill Cases
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
5 Perfume Bottles/Refill Cases
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
6 Perfume Bottles; Chanel, Galanos, Van Cleef & Arpels...
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
6 Perfume Bottles; Chanel, Galanos, Van Cleef & Arpels...
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
2 Large Chanel NO. 5 Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
2 Large Chanel NO. 5 Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
4 Chanel Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
4 Chanel Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$750 Bids
4 Chanel Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
4 Chanel Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
4 Chanel COCO Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
4 Chanel COCO Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
Diary of Horror #1 - Avon 1952 - Golden Age
Nov 03, 11:00 AM EDT
Diary of Horror #1 - Avon 1952 - Golden Age
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $200- $300
$100 Bids
Natural lemon citrine hand carved perfume oil bottle, weight 270.35 cts
Oct 19, 7:00 PM EDT
Natural lemon citrine hand carved perfume oil bottle, weight 270.35 cts
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
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Lalique Les Introuvables Perfume Set
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Lalique Les Introuvables Perfume Set
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
HARAJUKO LOVERS LOVE EUA DE TOILETTE
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
HARAJUKO LOVERS LOVE EUA DE TOILETTE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $20- $30
$50 Bids
Two silver top perfumes, approx 22.5cm and smaller (2)
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Two silver top perfumes, approx 22.5cm and smaller (2)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD100 Bids
2 Perfume Bottles, Bvlgari & Tom Ford
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
2 Perfume Bottles, Bvlgari & Tom Ford
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
7 Perfume Bottles; Anne Klein, Monteil, Balos...
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
7 Perfume Bottles; Anne Klein, Monteil, Balos...
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$750 Bids
Marcel Franck & Swan Perfume Bottle
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Marcel Franck & Swan Perfume Bottle
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $50- $75
$250 Bids
3 Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
3 Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$750 Bids

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