Despite being inconspicuous in the world of collectibles, perfume bottles have high investment value. Abroad, perfume bottles have repeatedly achieved good results in auctions and have also attracted many investors. In recent years, perfume has become a fashionable consumer product favored by the fashion-conscious crowd, and a large number of well-known foreign perfume brands have gathered in the vast consumer market of China, unveiling the mystery of perfume that was once shrouded in secrecy.
Of course, as an important component of cosmetics, in addition to its alluring fragrance, the packaging of perfume has become a major attraction for consumers. Any manufacturer pouring a great deal of effort into the custom cosmetic containers for storing perfume - a perfume bottle - is undoubtedly the main selling point of perfume sales. These exquisitely crafted and unique perfume bottles can be considered as exotic products. Although there was a traditional use of fragrance in ancient times, there was no real perfume industry until the westward migration in the 19th century brought a large number of Westerners to China, gradually introducing perfume to the Chinese. This also allowed many of the then wealthy and elite to appreciate the cultural connotations and exotic sentiments of perfume. By the 1930s, perfume had officially become popular in major cities in China; and after the 1990s, the popularity of perfume in China significantly increased, and it is now becoming the main force in the cosmetics market.
Because this is in line with the law of "matching a good horse with a good saddle". Collectingperfume bottles has become an important category of collectibles internationally. Many people even invest systematically in perfume bottles. For example, a perfume bottle dating back to 1870 was sold for 45,600 euros at an auction in France a few years ago, twice the previous estimate and breaking the record for the auction price of perfume bottles. In the world of collectibles, perfume bottles are classified as miscellaneous items. As perfume continues to become more popular and prevalent, the value of collecting perfume bottles is being increasingly recognized by more and more players.
Internationally, customised perfume bottles have repeatedly achieved good results in auctions, attracting many investors. For example, in Cheltenham, England, 150 types of 3,000 perfume bottles were made between 1750 and 1780, of which 30% were reserved and have become the focal point of auctions. Especially theperfume bottles made between 1750 and 1760 have seen astonishing price increases. From 1920 to 1994, the auction price of these bottles rose by 120 times, and in recent years, their prices have continued to rise at an average rate of 10%, making them a stable investment target for perfume bottles.