Here we have some of my vintage lead crystal & cut glass perfume bottles that were all procured from my beloved charity shops – how lovely are they? I love all the different shapes & patterns.
- Fit for Princess Kate Middleton
These take pride of place on my bathroom window cill as the above photo shows – look at the grey Manchester rain on the window – it certainly is grim up north!
I didn’t get these bottles all at the same time, they have been collected over the years. The smallest three on the right all range from 50p to a pound. The largest, and by far the nicest, was a fiver, which is expensive in my book! However, it is made of heavy lead crystal & really is beautiful so I didn’t mind paying that bit more. I remember getting it from a charity shop in Glossop, Derbyshire.
The funny thing is…I don’t even wear perfume! I can’t stand the stuff! I used to wear it in my twenties but I could no longer wear it once I had children. The horrendous morning sickness that I suffered with both pregnancies is to blame. I had the most heightened sense of smell at the time & things like perfume & aftershave just made me want to hurl! Thankfully, my husband has never worn aftershave so that was not an issue.
The ‘perfume thing’ has stayed with me & I can no longer wear it as the smell all day long drives me insane. I used to have Gucci Rush, Yves Saint Lauren Paris, Nina Ricci L’air Du Temps, & something by Clarins. Do you know what I did? I flogged the lot on ebay! Yes, the bottles were open, half used, & had no box but they literally flew off the ebay shelves. So, if you have any bottles of perfume that you no longer use, why not have a go at making some cash from them? Someone, somewhere, will snap them up if they use that particular perfume regularly. Or, the actual bottle may be collectable. You never know…