Sunday, June 7, 2009

Amazing find: 105 year old rose oil

Here is something interesting I have found, an antique item which is located not more than 200 km from where I live. It is an unopened canteen shaped container of rose oil, distilled in 1904 in Bulgaria by a distillery by the name of Guintcho Batchvaroff. The measure by weight is roughly 1.5 kilos. It is truly amazing to find such a specimen ! Probably it was a gift, which was never opened as it was considered too precious - Now it is being offered by the seller on ebay for 245,000 US dollars. I am not sure how one would accuratley price such an antique, so I am interested to follow this see if there are any takers on the auction :)

Unfortunately, during the various political changes in the history of the country of Bulgaria, much of the information regarding these old distilleries was lost. I have not been able to find out anything about the company itself yet.


Anonymous said...

The fragrance is still for sale on eBay. The price, however, has jumped to $490,000.

Parfum said...

really, thats an interesting move... considering no one was biting at a quarter of the price.

with all the internet coverage of this ebay auction I'm sure the seller will accept anyones best offer of the old price anyways

I wonder how long this will take before it moves - if ever.

a very very interesting piece though!