The primary reason why people started wearing perfumes was to keep away unpleasant body odors and to smell fresh. However, over the years, the usage of perfumes has changed from merely offering fragrances to being associated with sophistication. Perfumes are generally expensive and prices of the high-end ones are worth thousands per bottle. Let’s have a look at the top 10 most expensive perfumes that money can buy.
1. DKNY GOLDEN DELICIOUS MILLION DOLLAR FRAGRANCE BOTTLE – 1 MILLION
The most expensive perfumes ever sold was for one million dollars. It was the famous designer DKNY that had teamed up with the renowned jewellery designer, Martin Katz to design and create the most beautiful and expensive perfume ever. The bottle features 2,909 precious stones that include 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 striking pink diamonds from Australia, 4 rose-cut diamonds, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 3.07-carat oval-cut ruby, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose-cut diamond and a 2.43-carat flawless, yellow Canary diamond that beautifies the cap. The stones were hand-placed for 1,500 hours in a way to resemble the skyline of New York City. After the sale of the perfume, its proceedings were donated to the Action Against Hunger Charity organisation.
2. CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO. 1 IMPERIAL MAJESTY PERFUME – 12,721.89 PER OUNCE
Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty is the second most expensive perfume in the world and is priced at 12,721.89 dollars. The fragrance of this perfume features an enchanting scent of Tahitian vanilla, along with a hint of rosa centafolis, reminiscent of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty
3. BACCARAT LES LARMES SACREES DE THEBES -6,800 PER OUNCE
Known for their impeccable quality crystal, the perfume company of Baccarat offers the third most expensive perfume in the world, that costs 6,800 dollars per ounce. It is one of the three limited-edition fragrances and comes in Baccarat’s newly designed, pyramid-shaped crystal bottle and its fragrance is frankincense and myrrh.
4. CHANEL GRAND EXTRAIT – 4,200 PER OUNCE
One of the highly-sought after perfumes by Chanel, this is the fourth most expensive perfume in the world and comes with a price tag of 4,200 dollars per ounce. Its scent is like that of a bouquet of abstract flowers and has a touch of femininity. The bottle that contains the perfume is a masterpiece of artwork by itself and features a unique look.
5. CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO. 1 – 2,150 PER OUNCE
One of the high-end perfume designers and creators, Clive Christian has designed the No1, one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. It was launched in 2001 and 2006 and was then known as the most expensive perfume in the world. It comes in two kinds of fragrances, Oriental for men and Floral for women.
6. HERMÈS 24 FAUBOURG – 1,500 PER OUNCE
The reason why Hermès 24 Faubourg is considered one of the most expensive perfumes in the world is that only a thousand bottles of it were ever created. It features a unique fragrance and is a combination of a number of scents. It has a hint of orange blossom, jasmine, tiare flower, patchouli, ylang-ylang, vanilla, ambergris, sandalwood and iris.
7. CARON POIVRE – 1,000 PER OUNCE
In order to mark their 50th year of creating fragrances, this perfume of Caron Poivre was created by Caron. The bottle that contains the perfume is handcrafted and is a masterpiece by itself. One of the most unique perfumes in the market today, Caron Poivre features a spicy peppery scent with a hint of floral heart along with a base of woody. The box that holds the bottle is a replica of a spice boX
8. JOY BY JEAN PATOU – 850.00 PER OUNCE
Joy is an extravagant perfume created by the renowned brand, Jean Patou. While making it, double the quantity of the ingredients that are otherwise required in order to make a scent was used. 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozens of roses were used in the creation of this perfume.
9. JAR BOLT OF LIGHTNING – 765.00 PER OUNCE
The Oriental floral fragrance of Jar Bolt of Lightning features a mix of oriental flowers. It is devised of tuberose and green notes and comes in an elegantly designed bottle. The perfume was launched in 2001 and is known as one of the most expensive as well as one of the most popular ones in the world.
10. ANNICK GOUTAL EAU D’HADRIEN- 205.00 Per Ounce
Launched in 1981, Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien features woman’s fragrance, blending together ylang ylang, basil, sweet and herbal, along with splashes of citrus. The bottle that contains the unique perfume reminds one of the citrus fruits. One of the most expensive perfumes in the world, it costs 441.18 dollars per ounce.
By Cynthia Lowell