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Thread: Best fragrance to invest in?
If you were looking to invest in a perfume i.e. buy something that would appreciate in value over the years what would you get? Maybe something like nemo or antidote that are discontinued or maybe a limited edition creed from their royal exclusives e.g. Jardin D'Amalfi or Spice and Wood.
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I'd buy a bottle of Patou, as I think the price and rarity of it will only continue to rise.
If I could, Clive Christian No. 1 Pure Perfume Imperial Majesty
I just bought a bottle of Gucci pour Homme yesterday. I bought it for myself, however, I can see the price skyrocketing over the next ten years or so when it really becomes more of a rarity. Also, if any of the favorite Chanel Exclusifs get reformulated of discontinued I could see those bringing in top dollar as well. I'm speaking of the newer released Exclusifs: Sycomore, Coromandel & 31 Rue Cambon.
Pick bottles where there are changes going on with the company
Gucci pour homme if you can get it (agree with rynegne above, prices will rocket due to rarity)
Dior Leather Oud - it's acquiring a cult reputation (get it before any kind of reformulation)
Most of the L'Artisans as there are changes going on there
From the few you mentioned, Jardin D' Amalfi is a good one. But the price is cray though.
Patou pour Homme Prive
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I wouldn't recommend GPH. It's already richly priced IMHO and there are enough "similar" scents that this is already close to an upper limit.
You want to go for something that is unique and still within the original price range. A few years ago I would have recommended L'Occitane 4 Voleurs or Creed Vetiver 1948.
Patou PH & PH Prive are already discontinued and hard to find - prices are already over the roof unless you hit jackpot and find someone selling it unknowingly for a cheaper price...
So your questions is like asking which is going to be the next Patou PH - no one can probably answer it!!!
Parfums created in higher concentrations like parfum extracts / attars tend to be made in limited quantity - these will always be in demand but supply will be limited & if its discontinued, value tends to go up...
These come to mind immediately, but, again, not all BN will like the boldness of their parfums - Nasomatto / Slumberhouse
Both these houses tend to make exceptionally strong concentrations with the latter being a real potent force, so i dont see them making huge batches like other fashion house frags / designer frags...There are many here on BN only who are hunting for Ore made by Slumberhouse and which is now discontinued...
(hypothetically) Other parfums that come to mind with regards to being in production now, but a sudden discontinuation that can up their prices are - Invasion Barbare / Guerlain Muguet's / By Kilian's Arabian Night series & their limited edition or middle east only release oud extreme / Chanel Egoiste - already hard to find in N America / Knize 10 / Mazzolari Lui / Andy Tauer's / Tom Ford Private Blends to name a few...
It's too difficult to say... perfumery is a fashion and changes very quickly
Just yesterday I saw some Patous in the bargain bin, sold for pennies, and tomorrow? who knows.....
Was thinking of picking up more tin can Rive Gauche since people here have started reformulation talks with the new bottle...
Calling something "vintage" lets you double the price lol.
No huge profits though, since Rive Gauche is pretty cheap to begin with.
Amouage Gold for women; Ubar; vintage l'Heure Bleue parfum; vintage Mitsouko parfum; vintage Diorella parfum; Vetiver pour Elle; Sous le Vent; Attrape Cours; etc.
Never bought as an investment, though paradoxically I might have stumbled upon some underrated discontinued scents which might somewhat increase their value over time, were they sold instead of worn. Possibly, some good value investments could be some vintage Guerlains or some limited edition (preferably vintage and/or discontinued) vaulted Creeds.
Early formulations of Serge Lutens, Histoires de Parfums and Amouage if you can. Good collectors' line imo.
Gucci pour Homme (original 1976) is another great one. Can still be found.
I wouldn't buy perfume as an investment, but if I did, I'd go with Slumberhouse. The scents are ever-evolving, Josh discontinues the ones he's bored with, and the fanbase appears to be both growing and enthusiastic.
Are any of the recently discontinued Creed EdT's expected to reach Vintage Tabarome status?
Creed Aventus lid wanted: please pm if you can help
Dior Homme Intense (orignal formulation)
Dior Homme (Orignal formulation)
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Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 3rd May 2013 at 07:37 PM.
"Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam
Please keep in mind that -during the last years (approximately since 2005)- there was a flooding of new perfumes.
There is too much offer, the more appreciated perfumes will be the ones produced earlier.