10 of the most expensive perfumes in the world (2016)
Perfumes are have been a part of many ancient traditions and cultures including Egypt, Messopotamia and India. A few decades ago, perfumes came to be recognised as a thing of luxury. Today, this industry is not only the synonym of luxury but is ever flourishing. The progress and unique ideas that have evolved within the trades of perfumery and bottle designing has left people amazed.
Here are 10 of the most expensive perfumes in the world. Find out what makes them worth their price!
DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle
Price: $1 Million/per bottle
This million dollar golden apple is a part of DKNY’s Delicious Collection. The company collaborated with the renowned jewellery designer, Martin Katz, for the production of this precious perfume.
The bottle is created with 14 karat yellow and white gold, and is embedded with 183 yellow sapphires. Other stones that have been adorned in this marvel include, 2. 43 carat yellow Canary diamond, 4. 0 3carat rose cut diamond, 3.07carat oval cut ruby, 15 Australian pink diamonds, 1. 6 carat of turquoise Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline and 7. 18 carat oval Sri Lankan Cabochon sapphire. These gems have been hand placed and it took the designers almost 1,500 hours to craft the bottle.
The fact that the proceeds from the sales of this one-of-a-kind perfume were donated to the charity, Action Against Hunger and was only up for sales to perfume enthusiasts. .
Clive Christian Perfume Imperial Majesty
Price: $2,15,000/16.90 ounces
The majestic perfume comes in a 16. 90 ounce of crystal bottle with an 18 karat gold collar around it, adorned with 5 carat diamond. Only 5 of it’s kind are available in the world! An anonymous Chinese businessman, who wishes to keep his identity hidden, has purchased more than one of Imperial Majesty. The perfume certainly does justice to its name.
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes
Price: $6, 800/per ounce
The perfume is produced by Baccarat, which is originally a luxury crystal glassware company. It is sold at a high price because of both, the quality and fragrance of the perfume as well as the design of the bottle, which is in a shape of the Egyptian Pyramid.
The name itself, when translated in Arabic means “Sacred Tears of Thebes”. This Egyptian- themed perfume is a blend of rose, amber, jasmine, Egyptian cassie, myth and frankincense. Only 0. 25oz of this rare perfume is sold in small containers. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes is the finest and one of the most luxurious symbol of Middle Eastern essence.
Chanel Grand Extrait
Price: $4, 200/per ounce
Luxury is first nature to Chanel and the price shouldn’t come as much of a surprise for one of their purest, finest and rare perfumes available. Grand Extrait has been crafted by a world famous perfumer Ernest Beaux and only a few of them have been produced. Grand Extrait is one of the Chanel No. 5 perfumes. The fragrance of this perfume is essentially feminine as it has a floral essence, a combination of rose and jasmine, which are imported from Chanel’s very own fields in France.
Clive Christian No. 1
Price: $2, 150/per ounce
When Clive Christian was launched in the year 2001, it was considered as the most expensive perfume in the world and held the record until 2006. It’s worth lies in and on the bottle as it has been crafted from lead crystal and is decorated with 1/3 carat diamond on its neck. This fine perfume is a blend of sandalwood, extracts of ylang ylang, vanilla, orris, gum resin and bergamot. It is available in two varieties, Floral Oriental for women and Woody Oriental for men.
Hermès 24 Faubourg
Price: $1, 500/per ounce
This love portion with French origins was launched as a limited edition in 1995 and is named after Hermès’ original store in Paris: 24, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The perfume was a creation of famous Maurice Roucel. Only 1000 bottles of it were produces and packaged in crystal. Jasmine, vanilla extract and oranges are some of the fragrances used to create Hermès 24 Faubourg.
Price: $1, 000/per ounce
Launched by Michel Morsetti the perfumed in not only famous for its price but also for having one of the strongest scents in the world. Because of the unique touch of black and red pepper added to this perfume, it appeals to women and men alike. Its name follows the fiery qualities it is known for, translated into French the “Poivre” refers to pepper. The crystal bottles with a white gold collar of this ever-so-strong perfume is also designed by Baccarat.
Joy by Jean Patou
Price: $800/per ounce
Created for the French courtier in the year 1936 by the perfumer Henri Almeras, the perfume was voted as the “Sent of the Century” at 2000 FiFi Awards. Joy has a special history attached to its creation as it was named and made with the motive of cheering people and spreading positivity during the time frame of The Great Depression. Because of the motive attached with it, floral scents were chosen to make this perfume. An estimate of 10, 000 jasmines and 336 roses are used to produce one ounce of Joy.
JAR Bolt of Lightning
Price: $765/per ounce
JAR Bolt has a floral fragrance specially crafted for women. The ingredients that go into making this perfume include flowers of various kinds, freshly cut plants, ripe fruits such as grapefruit and musk. Each of its bottles is individually crafted and hand cut. JAR is named after its creator whose initials are Joel A. Rosenthal.
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien
Price: $441.18/per ounce
A blend of citruses such as grapefruit, Sicilian lemon, ylang ylang, mandarin, orange, aldehydes and citron the perfume has a tangy scent. Annick Goutal produced the perfume in collaboration with Francis Camail. It’s intrinsic essence got it recognized into Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame at FiFi Awards.