Anybody care to speculate which vintage fragrance(s) will soon go from being difficult and costly to find to being next to impossible and unattainable for all intents and purposes?
Got mine last year for 50 €, the year before it was peaking at 35, last week one went for 81 and buy me now is already at 200 (i think) .
I believe it truly has PatouPH potential.
After 2012, all of 'em
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Here in Saudi Arabia it is available almost everywhere Dior products are sold. These bottles may be old stock and the shops may not be getting new ones, but there are plenty of them around, at least for now. I have several bottles stockpiled and may get a few more if it does indeed look like Jules is becoming more rare.
It is a really good fragrance, and pretty much fits the profile for discontinuation.
Are you looking for a good investment opportunity? Any of the above could become unattainable in the near future, some of them are already very hard to find (vintage n88, Blend 30, Dukes of Pall Mall..) but none of these will become as costly as Patou PH, IMO. The current ebay price of PPH has a lot to do with all the hype created on BN by reviewers of PPH - if someone reads these reviews they might get the impression it'll cure cancer or make a deaf man hear the sound of rain against the window...
Many vintage femme perfumes however, have become even costlier - vintage Tabac Blond, Bois des Iles, some Guerlains...esp. the extraits.
A good investment would be a quality east Indian sandalwood oil - if you can find any.
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" Only wimps swim with the current "
Kouros Fraicheur seems to be getting year by year more rare. I feel sad for this, for me it`s the best kouros fragrance so far.
And considering 10,15 years ahead, i wouldn`t be surprised if Dior Homme gets discontinued and rare to find.
From the feminine aisle, Kingdom, Nu Edp and Black Cashmere are fragrances that will also become very rare as the years pass us by
Nahéma (extrait) Guerlain. A beautiful underrated "dusty" rose fragrance. I have been assured that the extrait has been discontinued. I can really see this becoming the next Djedi - (depending on how much stock was produced and is still floating around out there).
Also, although most people are not aware of it, YSL Paris (extrait) has not been produced in over 15 years. Although it´s not the most popular of perfumes, once word gets around I think it could go way up. It is already extremely hard to find.
" Only wimps swim with the current "
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Seems that many of the perfumes mentioned are already rare vintages (Derby), and Jules is already rare in the US [side note: once can still pick it up easily in Paris and whenever a friend goes I have them bring me back a bottle]. If you look at most desirable vintages they are often limited-edition flankers (i.e. Antaeus Sport) or fragrances that were ahead of their time and were discontinued (D&G By Man). Something like Fahrenheit Absolute, if it were d/c'd, in a few years could be such a fragrance. Any of the Mugler LE scents, from the Pures to Angel Liqueur and the LE extraits are candidates. Tough to say.
Guerlain's Plus Que Jamais is already selling for nearly triple it's retail cost in 2009, and Attrape Couer was d/c'd in 2010 and it can sell for nearly double it's retail cost. I'd guess that almost any of the Les Parisienes, plus the d/c'd Sous le Vent and Vega, will be collectors items quickly.
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Some seem to come and go. For example, I've seen Vetiver de Puig prices high, then low, now high again. Nobody can say for sure, it seems. I'd grab something special yet still occasionally selling very reasonably, like Acteur. If you have to "grow into it," so be it, but you can always swap it or sell it off a year or two from now and at least get your money back. I don't think BN is going anywhere! It's likely to just get bigger and bigger.
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I agree about Paris parfum: I've never seen a photo of the bottle. I thought perhaps it was only ever made as EdP! I'd classify that one as simply impossible to find, along with Apres l'ondee parfum. Even the EdT is hard to find.
I think the following are also getting difficult:
Plus que Jamais
Donna Karan signature (even the reissue)
Feminité du bois