As I was visiting one of our local perfume dealers earlier today with my wife, I spotted a nondescript perfume tester on the shelf somewhat hidden on the backshelf that had "Amouage" written on it. It went with two heavy green cardboardboxes that held heavy leadcristal bottles like this (see attachement). It was not Silver as on the picture however. The box just said "Amouage, the most valuable perfume in the world" without telling which one. And it was a male perfume. So I tested it. I am not really familiar with Gold. I had sampled the current version only once but this was how I remember it. A heavy floral with a huge amount of civet and some incense lurking in the background. Perhaps a little less powdery and more floral thant the actual version and unbelievable potent. But the most pleasant surprise was the prize which was less than half of what they charge at the other perfume shop just across the street who sells the actual line. 125 swissfranks for 50ml instead of 350 franks. I was asking the owner about it and he told me, that he had these bottles for a long time. Can it really be, that I accidently stumbled on two vintage Gold flacons for a unbeatable prize? This is a regular licenced perfume shop. Fake is out of the question I think. I didn't buy it since I could never wear Gold but for the prize I am challenged to go back and buy them. Do you know that bottle style? Do you think it's genuine? What should I do? Go and buy it even if I will never wear it?
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12/31/10 at 7:04am