It’s hard to say where my Avon bottle collection started. I found one in the trash, the first two pictured I found at goodwill, and I discovered that a pretty bottle I bought at a yardsale when I was a kid was also Avon. Unmarked bottles that I find at thrift stores, after some investigating, turn out to be Avon.
I never set out to collect them, but without even trying, that’s exactly what I was doing. I became curious and began looking up other old Avon bottles online, and quickly fell in love with almost every one I saw. From the charming and cute shaped ones to the pretty glass ones, I was hooked. But what was even more alluring was the low, low price tags. Finally I committed to it and found this cute frog bottle on eBay.
The bulldog wearing a deerstalker was the first to catch my eye at Goodwill. Shaped like a pipe, how unusual! It once contained Avon Oland aftershave, and you can still smell it if you open it up. Dreadful scent, but awesome bottle! It cost fifty cents.
The giant pocketwatch was instantly charming. It once contained Avon Wild Country aftershave lotion. It smells even worse than Oland. It cost fifty cents.
The cute little frog once contained Avon To A Wild Rose solid perfume. Like the others… smells awful. But I don’t buy them for the scent! I don’t remember how much it cost, but it was a few dollars. Maybe 3-5?