Originally Posted by frelkins!
i have a bad habit of letting some things hang around, and i realized today that scattered -- decoratively -- about the house i have about 50 empty bottles: many guerlains, lutens, chanels, fresh, rosine, nicolai, artisan, acqua de parma etc. etc. for some i still the boxes as well.
how does one determine which ones to keep and which ones to sell to the mad collectors on ebay? how do you know what a fair price for them might be? do the common ones like the artisans have any value at all?
Most of those: without value. Guerlains, certainly older ones without atomizer: could be. Watch that vintage Shalimar extrait bottle if you have one!
Serge Mansau designs can be of value for a collector.
Normally a empty spray bottle, even niche, is hardly interesting for a collector. But beautiful shaped bottles with a stopper: that is something different.
And Lutens: empty bell shaped bottles have some value, the others only when they were part of, let's say, the "Fauves Royaux" collection and you still have the box. For an example, look at this site: http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...3/1857369.html
I would also recommend a search on eBay to see if you can find your bottles listed. Sometimes all you need is that one collector who wants a 'complete collection'. Just ask yourself: do you think it is worth the effort and the money going on eBay for them.