Here is the updated list of 10 most expensive perfumes in the world today in 2016. These perfumes cost over a thousand to lakh dollar and uses by men and woman. Good smell has always been an ancient mood lifter which plays on the mind psychologically to soothe nerves and relieve stress. Over the years, humans have found the art of perfume making evolve from being a healer to a luxury item every individual yearn for. Perfumes have been introduced to the world by the people of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and India where spices, herbs and fragrant flowers were found in abundance and in varieties.
List of Most Expensive Perfumes
The art of preservation and chemical sciences led to the advancement of producing finer perfumes, bottles in extravagant style and perfection. Let’s take a peek-a-boo into ten most expensive bottled perfumes of all time.
DKNY Golden Delicious
Shaped like the golden apple of Eve, this one of a kind rare edition perfume was introduced by the famous brand DKNY in collaboration with jeweler Martin Katz in 2011. Priced at an amazing $1 million for an ounce, the bottle sure speaks a thousand words about its rare make. 2909 precious stones are used to design the New York cityscape on the bottle. Precisely the crystal bottle adorned with 14 carat white and yellow gold is also studded with yellow sapphires, rose cut diamonds, yellow canary diamond, oval ruby, turquoise and a whooping 183 yellow sapphires. It took around 1500 hours to create this masterpiece with the signature perfume bottled inside. It was sold to an anonymous Chinese businessman and the profit was donated to Action Against Hunger Global Charity.
This tall piece of Clive Christian No.1 perfume bottle went on to being the most expensive perfume in the world and was included in the Guinness Book Of Records in 2005. There are only 10 pieces available and was auctioned in London and New York. The bottle is made with Baccarat crystal studded with a 5 carat diamond on its solid gold collar. Designed by Roja Dave, the scent speaks of rose, jasmine, cinnamon and orris root and is priced a approximately $12721 per ounce amounting a remarkable $215,000 for 16.9 ounce bottles! The crystal is extremely delicate and stands a chance in three to break during production and needs expert hands to mold and design it into shape.
Les Larmes Sacres de Thebes
Shaped and based on Egyptian theme, this pyramid shaped amethyst capped bottle of perfume is priced $68,000 per ounce. Translated as the Sacred Tears of Thebes, the perfume is available in 0.25 oz tiny bottles as well. A yellow crystal bubble is blown into the fragrant liquid comprising of an amalgamation of few of the finest jasmines, roses, cassie, frankincense, myrrh and amber. The edition comprises three fragrances and was introduced in 1998.
Priced at $4200 per ounce, this limited edition perfume elixir was introduced by Channel in 1921 made by Ernest Beaux. Three variations include perfumes labeled Gardenia, N 5 and Mademoiselle in different molds infusing rose and jasmine from Coco Chanel’s own flower field in France. It contains 1% extra aliphatic aldehyde which adds to the zest of the perfume and has become the signature style.
Clive Christian No.1
This bottle of exquisite aroma was introduced in 2001 and was produced till 2006. Labelled as Woody Oriental and Floral Oriental, the perfume came in bottles lead crystal bottle meant for both men and women. Priced at $2150 per ounce, the fragrance spoke of vanilla, ylang ylang, gum resin, bergamot and orris. The neck is made of sterling silver which is gold plated and is studded with a single diamond.
Hermes 24 Faubourg Extrait
This perfume was introduced by Bernard Bourgeois and Maurice Roucel in 1995 and is priced at $1500 per ounce. The perfume was specially crafted for beautiful women with a floral oriental scent including orange blossom, tiare flower, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vanilla, iris and ambergris. The perfume is named after the address of its flagship store in Paris. The bottle has a curvy design and made with St. Louis crystal. Only 1000 bottles were produced which made it a rare possession.
Priced at $1000 per ounce, this perfume dates back to 1904, but was introduced in 1954 by Michel Morsetti. Meant for both genders, the aroma is spicy and fiery involving black and red pepper, clove and spices. Poivre means pepper in French and is truly a reflection of the same. The bottle is made of Baccarat crystal with a beautiful white gold collar.
Introduced by Jean Paton, this bottle amounts to $800 per ounce. Only 50 bottles are manufactured every year since 1936. This scent was particularly designed during Great Depression for elevating the mood of people. 10,000 roses and 336 jasmines from the gardens of Grasse, France, goes into making of one single bottle.
Labeled as a Bolt of Lightning, this perfume is handcrafted by Joel A. Rosenthal and was introduced in 2001. The perfumer claims to bottle up the smell right after a thunder, but majorly the scent includes mature blooms, tuberose, musk, grass and ripe fruits. One ounce is priced $765 dollars.
Eau d’ Hadrien
Introduced by Francis Camail and Annick Goutal, this bottle of divine scent amounts to $441.18 per ounce. It was introduced in 1981 and has gained its popularity for its citrus tangy smell comprising of cypress, grapefruit, lemon, ylang ylang and mandarin. The bottle is shaped like a lemon and this perfume went into the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame in 2008.
The list has surely left you dizzy. It’s time to go and sniff up your humble old perfume bottles for feeling better. They are not bad after all and more importantly less heavy on the pocket!
|1||DKNY Golden Delicious||$1 million|
|3||Les Larmes Sacres de Thebes||$68,000|
|5||Clive Christian No.1||$4,200|
|6||Hermes 24 Faubourg Extrait||$1500|
|10||Eau d’ Hadrien||$441|