When I first began, app 4 years ago, to collect perfume, I zeroed in on vintage first, just because I love old things. The thrill of the hunt is addictive too!
Just off the top of my head-app 60%. My prizes are two full bottles of vintage Djedi-one to wear (sparingly, on special occasions or when I really really feel like it) and one unopened to keep. One full bottle of Nombre Noir, the black bottle, and a couple of the 4ml clear bottles. A coffret of vintage Guerlain Mitsouko, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, and L'Heure Bleue, and back-up bottles. Vintage Guerlain Guerlinade. Lots of vintage Lanvins. A coffret of vintage Balmain-Vent Vert, Jolie Madame, and Miss Balmain, with back-ups of the Vent Vert and Jolie Madame. Vintage Joy. Loys of vintage Diors-Diorella, Diorling, Miss Dior (still looking for Diorama). Vintage Chanels (still looking for 22 in parfum). Vintage Apres L'Ondee in crystal bottle. A few vintage Jickys. Caron N'Aimez Que Moi (husband broke the bottle trying to get stopper out so had to decant into many decanters-it was a huge bottle!). Millot Crepe de Chine (when I read that it was Mary Pickford's perfume, I had to have it
) Vintage Emeraude in a little set from the Forties with small clutch, lipstick, jeweled atomiser, comb, and compact. A Rochas set from the Sixties from Air France. A Carven set-eau de Vetiver and Ma Griffe-a little card says the case is tobe used for cigarettes, LOL. Balenciaga coffret with Le Dix, La Fuite Des Heures, and Quadrille. Old Houbigant set of sprays-Chantilly, Quelques Fleurs, Ideal, and Tea Rose. Old set of Faberge Aphrodisia, Woodhue, and Tigress. Vintage Rose Jacqueminot and very very old Coty Chypre. Don't laugh-the trio of perfumes that Barbara Cartland put out in the Seventies through Helena Rubinstein (The Heart Triumphant, Love Wins, and Moments of Love) and the more upscale one she had in the Nineties-The Scent Of Romance. Avon Emprise (nostalgic-the first perfume my mother bought me. It smells pretty good too
). Estee Lauder Celadon and Cinnabar. An ancient bottle of something called Eau de Cologne Imperiale Carnivale de Venise that I tracked down just because Anita Loos recounted in one of her books that all the rich South American playboys in Paris in the Twenties wore it, and she loved it so much she wore it herself. I was intrigued by a perfume that could so intrigue Anita Loos
A coffret of Robert Piguet-Baghari, Bandit, and Fracas (there's one perfume missimg from the coffret). Opium parfum from the Eighties in tassel bottle, still in box unopened (I have tons of Opium in every strength and form going back to the Eighties, it was all I wore because my husband bought it as my first bottle of "good" perfume on our honeymoon, and he still loves it. So do I, but I finally got bored. Don't tell Opium-I still love her, but Djedi rules in my heart now).
And various sundry other odds and bods which I would have to dig out to remember, and I haven't had enough coffee for all that yet!
Thanks for this question, it made me go through my perfume and remember many that I had just forgotten, being in a rut right now of a few of my modern perfumes