Hi folks – it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here. My health has been improving slightly in recent months, and I have new glasses that are helping me use a computer again. Hallelujah! However, my troubles are far from over, and in the long process of trying to work out a cause for my symptoms, sadly I discovered that I am allergic to many fragranced products. Oh the irony and the cruelty! The sad fact is, if I inhale certain fragrant substances, my sinuses and my eyes flare up.
For over two months now I’ve been fragrance free – that means no fragranced products around the house, no perfume, no burning of oils or candles, and using fragrance free body products, cleaners and washing powder. I have to avoid spending too long in public places where there are strong smells, such as cosmetics shops and perfume counters, and I can’t even inhale essential oils or fragrant flowers! Natural or not, strong smells can still cause me harm.
I do worry that years of super-intensive sniffing has actually been bad for my health and until a couple of months ago, I couldn’t bear the thought that my beloved perfume collection might actually be contributing to my flare ups, but I had to admit that it was. I am a sensitive flower (pardon the pun) and my body is simply reacting to too many things right now. My health must come first, which sadly means cutting out all fragrance for a while.
As a result, I can’t justify keeping all of my perfume collection. It’s huge and vast, and I’m only keeping my favourites, in the hope that one day I’ll be able to wear and enjoy perfume again without getting sick as a consequence.
But it’s not all bad news, Dear Reader, as you get to benefit from my misfortune! I’m selling some rather lovely niche/designer/rare and discontinued fragrances on Ebay currently. For those of you who may have trouble accessing my Australian Ebay account, I will list the items below and their current starting prices. These are in AUD (Australian Dollars). Please get in touch if you wish to buy anything. I can issue invoices through Paypal if you wish to purchase privately.
Overseas sellers might have issues with shipping – surface mail with a minimum weight of 2kg is the only way to legally send perfume out of Australia. It’s slow and expensive, but if you want to give it a go, I’m up for it. Contact me for more info.
Melbourne and Victoria people – I may be able to meet up with you personally if you wish to buy anything, rather than send your precious cargo through the mail, though I do package things extremely well!
My Ebay shop is located here. If you’re overseas you might have to tick the worldwide button to see my items, or see the list below the images…
NOTE: All prices indicate the START PRICE for auctions. Please also bear in mind that this is the only kind of paid work I can do right now, so I’m setting fair prices but not bargain basement clearout prices!
4160 Tuesdays – What Katie Did at Weekends – Discontinued RARE 30ml – USED (50% remaining) – NO BOX – $25
Guerlain – Samsara Shine – Limited Edition Flanker – 30ml EDT – Lightly Used RARE – With Box – $35
Histoires de Parfums – 1876 / Mata Hari EDP – Almost Full 120ml – With Box – $120 SOLD!
Hermes – Rouge – Pure Parfum 7.5ml 1/4 oz – Super RARE in box – Almost Full – $179 SOLD!
Annick Goutal – Myrrhe Ardente EDP – Old Formula 100ml – No Box – Almost Full – RARE – NO BOX – $159
Guerlain – Terracotta Voile d’Ete Vintage (1999) – Ltd Ed. EDT With Box – RARE 100ml – Lightly Used – $149
Hermes – Hiris – 100ml EDT Old Formulation (blue bottle) – RARE – Almost Full in Box – $149
Etat Libre d’Orange – Jasmin et Cigarette – 100ml Old Flat Bottle Design – Lightly Used (80-85% left) – No Box – $120
Hermes – Un Jardin Sur Le Toit – 30ml EDT – Almost Full in Box – $45
Hors La Monde – Shiloh – RARE – 50ml Approx. 50% Full – EDP – No Box – $45
Diptyque – L’Eau Des Hesperides Cologne – Old Formula/Bottle – Tester 200ml – Used (About 40% left) – No Box or Cap – $60
Ralph Lauren – Safari Women’s EDP – 75ml Almost Full in Box – $50
Badgley Mischka – Pure Parfum – 15ml Used Refill w/Satin Pouch – RARE – lightly used – no cap (80%+ left) – $35
Tocca – Florence – 50mL EDP – No Box – Used (approx. 50-65% left, hard to guess amount due to bottle shape) – $50