Arcachon auction house, Toledano recently held an auction of rare and precious perfume bottles in the city of Arcachon, southwest of France. The auction that took place under the presence of French fragrance expert Bernard Gangler featured over 250 bottles of perfumes. The sale witnessed a great response from bidders who definitely didn’t hold back when it came to acquiring some of the rarest perfume flacons. An engraved Guerlain bottle from 1870 set a new world record by fetching a whopping €45,600 ($55,600) at this sale. The precious Guerlain flacon engraved with the original address of the Guerlain boutique “Rue de la Paix” was originally estimated at 20,000 € to 30,000€ ($23,950 to $35,891).
Besides the antique Guerlain bottle, a lesser known perfume flacon, Depinoix by Julien Viard (from 1920), broke a “world record,” fetching €32,400 ($38,765).
The auction that saw participation from bidders across the globe including, India, Russia, China besides France was a success courtesy the record-breaking sales.