Saturday, 25 June 2016

Another Bonkers perfume putsch!

It's been a while since my last perfume bottle cull, which you may remember was prompted by a major decluttering exercise at the end of last summer. I do need to have periodic putsches, mind, for even though I am very strict with myself when it comes to buying new bottles, I still seem to be in a permanent SABLE situation (Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy).

Then work has been patchy this year, compounded most recently by the Brexit verdict, which has led to a major project being kicked into the long grass.  So I am trying to sell all manner of stuff to keep myself busy and help cash flow. So far this has included small hand knitted garments (you know who you are!), jewellery, bits and bobs of foreign currency I found down the back of the sofa (figuratively speaking), and now perfume. Old handbags, evening dresses - and a couple of Edwardian chimney pots! - may be up next, though mercifully for readers, not on the blog...;) I fear the postage on chimney pots might be punitive.

Right, so all prices are net of postage. Add on £4 within the UK for second class recorded, and 'at cost' for anywhere else in the world. I would pre-weigh items and let you know upfront. Various postal options are available on request, also discounts on multiple bottle purchases. Free samples come with every purchase!

If you are not familiar with some of these scents, feel free to check out the reviews to see if they might be something you fancy.  I know Boisdejasmin, Katie Puckrik Smells, and The Non-Blonde have featured some of them. (Examples in the links.)

Partial bottles

Kenzo Eau de Fleur de Magnolia EDT (boxed): c10/50ml - £10

Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT (boxed): 70/100ml - £41

Oscar de la Renta Esprit d'Oscar EDP (boxed): 49/50ml - £15

Jo Malone Lotus Blossom & Water Lily Cologne (Kohdo Day) (discontinued): 65/100ml - £36

Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne (Kohdo Night): 12/30ml - £12 [SOLD]

(Clock not included...)

Donna Karan Gold EDP: 32/50ml: £23

Annick Goutal Grand Amour EDT: 60/100 ml - £31

Lostmarc'h l'eau de l'Hermine EDT (boxed): 64/100ml - £25 [SOLD]

L'Agent Provocateur L'Agent EDP (boxed): c40-45/50ml (hard to tell, obviously!) - £20 [SOLD]

L'Agent Provocateur Strip EDP (boxed): c20/50ml (best guess, given the shape!) - £20 [SOLD]

(Higher price of Strip reflects its relative scarcity vs L'Agent ;) )

The Different Company Bergamote EDT (refill bottle) (boxed): c20/50ml - £16

La Perla by La Perla EDP (boxed): 25-30/50 ml - £16 [SOLD]

B by Boucheron EDP (Calling osmanthus lovers! Box available but a bit bashed, sorry): 45+/50ml - £21

Coty L'Aimant Flacon Mist 50g (vintage, unopened till a couple of years ago): nearly full (see photo) - £12

Sonia Rykiel Rykiel Woman - Not for Men! EDP (boxed) (discontinued): 17/40ml - £20

Emporio Armani White For Her EDP (boxed) (discontinued/rare): guess at least 35/50ml but hard to tell! - £26

L'Eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo pour Femme EDP (boxed): c28/50ml - £18

Hugo Boss Deep Red Limited Edition EDP: guess at least 20/30ml but hard to tell! - £11 [SOLD]

Estee Lauder Intuition EDP (boxed): c17/30ml - £10

I do additionally have a number of decants I may sell at a later date, plus job lots of samples etc. But I thought I'd see how the bottles fare first.

Perfume-related 'merchandise'

And finally, an item which should appeal to petite Caron fans everywhere! A rare perfumista T-shirt - tried on a couple of times, but not worn. Size S / Small: £20. One of a limited edition made by a Basenotes member whose name escapes me. Let me know if you would like precise dimensions. [SOLD]

So yes...urn, spend. And if you are not urning, sell!

Drop me a line at flittersniffer at gmail dot com if you are interested in anything featured.


  1. Great idea to distract and busy yourself with selling off unwanted items and raise a bit of cash. Rotten old Brexit. Good luck with the sale!

  2. Sorry, can't get to my e-mail now, but if it's still not taken, I'd like to call dibs on Deep Red.

    Should I share this post on Twittet/FB, or do you prefer to keep it "local"?

    1. Hi Undina,

      Your name is on it, no problem!

      And by all means share on other social media - thank you for thinking of that. ;)