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david

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It's always difficult to put a price on vintage fragrances. Ebay and etsy are of course different planets when it comes to realistic prices.
It's also a lot to do with how much you crave a certain vintage discontinued perfume...and the prices are partly dictated by supply and demand.

So what would you think are fair prices for the following, (ramdonly chosen) designer vintages :

Iquitos/ Macassar/ Jules/ Fahrenheit/ Envy for Men (based on 100 ml size) ?

...or others that spring to mind.
 

Redfish365

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Iquitos, Macassar and vintage Jules are all on my wantlist and all hover around the $300 to $500 range in my experience. They go higher but very seldom lower.
 

hednic

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I already own all of them, but if I were seeking them for my collection and I wanted them badly enough, price wouldn't matter to me.
 

Redfish365

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I own all of them, but if I were seeking them for my collection and I wanted them badly enough, price wouldn't matter to me.
I definitely want them badly enough for my collection but unfortunately price is a factor I have no choice but to consider.
 

relus

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Get some minis andput them in a decant, jules minis are sometimes cheap, way cheaper than a 100 ml. Then again jules and iquitos are masterpieces. Macaser i maybe score some minis if possible.
 

Bavard

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So what would you think are fair prices for the following, (ramdonly chosen) designer vintages :

Iquitos/ Macassar/ Jules/ Fahrenheit/ Envy for Men (based on 100 ml size) ?

...or others that spring to mind.
Whatever the market can bear. Given the cost of niche fragrances, I would say at least that.
 

Paddington

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Depends whos selling, sometimes bids for certain frags go really high cause there are etsy store owners on the hunt for stuff to list on there own stores for crazy prices
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

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I think it depends on each individual scent like Patou Pour Homme, Jules, Derby, Antaeus, Bel Ami...etc. Some will have higher premiums than others. It will depend on how far the individual is willing to go for pricing, some prices will be better than others of course.
 

WarmJewel

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As you say it's not easy valuing vintage fragrances and as others rightly say a lot is down to supply and demand. Even still I've seen some shocking prices for some vintage fragrances and Etsy seems far worse than ebay in my experience. Like the recently seen Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Eau de Toilette 200ml mid 80's on Etsy for wait for it... £750! I'm not sure what planet the seller of that one is living on. Mid 80's Eau Sauvage EdT's aren't that rare and partial 100ml bottles and 50ml bottles can be picked up on ebay for £50 odd.

I recently saw a vintage Guerlain Derby going on ebay for £125 that didn't get a bid!

The only one of your list I have any knowledge of in terms of having tried it and watched prices is Gucci Envy for Men. 100ml EdT's of those generally go for around £150-200. Smaller bottles and partials obviously less. Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche the old tin can version generally go for £200-300.
 

stuigi

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There are thousands of intentionally inflated prices out there on numerous sites, where sellers are waiting for that one sucker.
 

WarmJewel

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There are thousands of intentionally inflated prices out there on numerous sites, where sellers are waiting for that one sucker.
Yes indeed, that is very true.

There's certainly an element of opportunism in some of the pricing, sellers just waiting for that one person who doesn't know any better. I cited one recent example I came across a bottle of Eau Sauvage for £750 which in my opinion is ludicrous. I doubt even a 1966 launch bottle would be worth that much.

There's certainly bargains to be had too from those willing to put the work in, do their research and be patient. Quite a number of sellers simply don't know what they have because if they did they'd be selling an item for a far higher price than they do. Some sellers seem to think they know what they have but don't because there's a fair amount of disingenuity and dishonesty around as well from sellers deliberately misstating vintage dates in an attempt to inflate the price. It's definitely a case of caveat emptor, do your research and know what you're buying rather than relying on sellers to provide accurate descriptions.
 

Schnitter

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I've just been selling my discontinued backups on ebay by searching "completed" listings and putting them up for around the lowest.

I've noticed one weird thing. Some Fragrance store in Arizona has bought like 12 Gucci Pour Homme II bottles from me. I put them 4 at a time @ $300 each (after taxes and shipping they pay around $340 each), and they've been really quick at buying them all.

I wonder if they are selling them for a profit that fast, or if they are just stocking up and waiting for them to dry up to sell them for more. Like how much higher can GPHII go for past $350?
 

nosey74

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I've just been selling my discontinued backups on ebay by searching "completed" listings and putting them up for around the lowest.

I've noticed one weird thing. Some Fragrance store in Arizona has bought like 12 Gucci Pour Homme II bottles from me. I put them 4 at a time @ $300 each (after taxes and shipping they pay around $340 each), and they've been really quick at buying them all.

I wonder if they are selling them for a profit that fast, or if they are just stocking up and waiting for them to dry up to sell them for more. Like how much higher can GPHII go for past $350?
Wow you had 12 bottles of Gucci pour homme II? I think I know who bought your fragrances and yes they are probably going to hold on and re-list for double.
 

Schnitter

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Wow you had 12 bottles of Gucci pour homme III? I think I know who bought your fragrances and yes they are probably going to hold on and re-list for double.
Yeah I bought 30 total back in the day (before I knew there were so many good fragrances so I stocked up on the few I rated 10/10) because the store I found them in put them on sale and I really like it, so bought them all even the ones they had in warehouse. I still have like 10 more and my brother who now lives in Germany stocked up on several too. I just don't see how they can go for that much more if GPH (brown juice) sells for 400?
 

nosey74

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Yeah I bought 30 total back in the day (before I knew there were so many good fragrances so I stocked up on the few I rated 10/10) because the store I found them in put them on sale and I really like it, so bought them all even the ones they had in warehouse. I still have like 10 more and my brother who now lives in Germany stocked up on several too. I just don't see how they can go for that much more if GPH (brown juice) sells for 400?
They’re going for close to $600 now by some eBay sellers.
 

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