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Sweet smell of excess - Woman's incredible collection of Jean Paul Gaultier perfumes up for auction...<br />
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Alexa Du Vivier's stockpile of over 4000 fragrances cost well over £100,000 and took over her two bedroom cottage in Lymington, Hants.<br />
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The late photographer began collecting in 2004 when she saw a Jean Paul Gaultier Classique perfume bottle at an airport duty free shop that reminded her of her childhood hero Madonna's iconic cone bra which was also designed by him.<br />
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Belgian-born Alexa, who moved to Britain as a teenager, spent the next nine years amassing as many perfumes by the designer as possible along with other merchandise and even counter displays.