Overview of the Most Expensive Perfumes in the World
Fragrances form the core of our identity- often certain aromas take you back to treasured memories or people. The more expensive the fragrance you wear, the more unique and sophisticated you feel. The world’s most costly perfumes come with stories of their own.
Chanel Grand Extrait can be purchased for a modest sum of $4,200 per ounce and is the fifth most expensive perfume in the world. A collaboration between Coco Chanel and Ernest Beaux; the fragrance is well-known to be an exceptional face of high-end perfumes. The bottle leaves viewers awestruck once its initial veil of simplicity is lifted.
The next perfume on the list has only three bottles to have ever been released. The Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes sold for a considerable price of $6,800 per ounce. Baccarat is known for its skill and experience of crystal making for over three centuries and released this fragrance in the 90s with an amethyst cap to bolster its exquisite demeanour.
At number three, we have Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty, a perfume that sells for $12,722 per ounce. Crafted by Roja Dove; a renowned British perfumer. A sophisticated combination of rose oil, jasmine and Tahitian vanilla, the perfume radiates an aromatic floral scent. To top it all off, the bottle’s neck was crafted with an 18-karat gold… set with a 5-carat diamond!
Smelling good is expensive, but where would you draw the line? Golden Delicious by DKNY, the second most expensive perfume in the world, sells for $1,000,000 apiece. Astonishingly, the perfume was designed for a charitable cause - ‘Action Against Hunger’.
The bottle is a jaw-dropper, the result of over 1500 hours of work, 2,700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, a Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, a turquoise Paraíba tourmaline from Brazil, 4 rose-cut diamonds and 15 pink diamonds from Australia.
A renowned perfumer from Dubai - Asghar Adam Ali, skilfully crafted the most expensive perfume in the world. With only one bottle in existence, it made its debut at the Armani Ballroom of the Burj Khalifa. The bottle is currently valued at $1,290,000 and is a blend of sandalwood, Turkish rose, Indian agar wood, musk and other undisclosed exotic ingredients.
Boasting a leather case nearly two metres high, the bottle is ornamented with the heritage of the UAE. At the base exists a trio of gold Arabian thoroughbreds and three silver clamshells; each housing authentic pearls. Pink gold and diamond dust combine to form three roses. Marble pillars; three of them, support a golden dome that seats a diamond-studded falcon.