The most expensive perfumes in the world come in luxury bottles and give us the satisfaction of smelling incredibly good and like no one else around. Perfumes are part of human’s life since ages. It was one of the first cosmetics ever invented and in time, creating a new, astonishing perfume became not only an art but an ambition of world’s greatest perfumers as well. Here are some of the most expensive perfumes in the world:
1. Imperial Majesty by Clive Christian ($215,000)
The most expensive perfume in the world, Imperial Majesty by Clive Christian is truly unique. The price is justified by the superb bottle, decorated with a five carats diamond and an 18 carat gold collar. The price of the fragrance itself is of$ 31, 650, which is still stunning.
2. Idylle by Guerlain ($45,000)
Created by Ora Ito, his perfume has “woman” written all over it. The scent is romantic and it is a combination of the most beloved flowers on Earth, such as lilies and roses. The stopper is entirely made of gold, while the bottle is plated with 18 carats gold and is drop-shaped, being also inspired by the curves of a woman’s body. One interesting detail is the fact that the bottle is placed inside a precious Baccarat crystal bubble which needs to be broken into pieces in order to get the perfume out.
3. Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes by Baccarat ($ 6800)
The perfume that bears such a beautiful name is very refined and was very popular from the moment of its release. The bottle has an elegant pyramid shape and it features an amethyst crystal on the top. It also sits on 4 pieces of amethyst and a bubble of yellow crystal inside the pyramid contains the precious liquid.
4. 24 Faubourg by Hermes ($1,500)
Even though it was created 16 years ago, “Hermes” remains one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. Its price, of $1500 is for only 1 fl oz (30 ml.) of perfume. However, the bottle is this time as well more expensive than the perfume itself. It is made out of St Louis crystal.
5. Notorious by Ralph Lauren ($3,540)
Apparently, the deluxe edition of this perfume is available at Harrods, London, only. It has an oriental type of scent and was inspired by the sexy women of the Hollywood’s most glamorous films, such as Ingrid Bergman.
6. Femininde by Sahlini ($ 3,590)
Femininde is a spicy perfume, containing notes of cardamom, black pepper and cinnamon, as well as orange, rose and sandalwood. The precious bottle is adorned with Swarovski crystals and a golden medal. The price of this perfume is also increased by the 0.16 carats diamond placed inside the bottle.
7. Bond No. 9 New York ($3,500)
One of the most expensive perfumes in the world is the Bond No. 9 which comes in a limited luxury edition. It features a wonderful, elegant amphora bottle covered with 16,500 Swarovski crystals that make it shine incredibly beautiful. This unique bottle was designed to contain 32 different scents, so as to satisfy all tastes.
8. Dream de Rachel Elbaz perfume ($ 2,446)
Apparently, this is a more mature fragrance and is recommended for the age group of 40+. Created in the world’s famous land of perfumes, the south of France, this fragrance, with its patchouli and jasmine notes, will transport you to the exotic orient in an instant. The beautiful Swarovski crystals that decorate the bottle are the “luxury factor” that caused the price to go up.
9. Poivre by Caron ($ 2000)
Poivre is a classic fragrance that was invented back in the 50s. The fact that it is still sold, and at this price, says everything you need to know about it. The fragrance is destined for both men and women and it is contained in a chic bottle made of Baccarat crystal that represents a work of art in itself.
10. Joy by Jean Patou ($ 800)
Henri Alméras created this divine perfume, in 1929. Since then, it has been loved by countless women. This is not surprising since this luxury perfume is expensive not because of the bottle, but for the liquid itself: one fluid ounce (30 ml.) of perfume is made out of 10,000 jasmine flowers and 24 dozens of roses! Thus, it is justly considered the greatest floral perfume in the world.