When it comes to Christmas gifts, we all think of fragrances. The average cost of a 100ml fragrance is around the $100 dollar mark, but would you pay thousands of dollars for just ounces of the most expensive fragrances in the world? Let us shed some light on the most expensive fragrances, so you can make up your own mind.
Fragrance industries are always looking for the next big thing to wow perfume buyers of the world. There are a number of factors that justify the prices of the most expensive perfumes on the market. These include the company behind the design, the bottle used to house the fragrance and how pure the scent is.
If you think the average perfume is pricey then wait until you see what some of these fragrances are worth… Keep reading, as Red Scout counts down the most expensive fragrances of all time.
4. Chanel Grand Extrait - $4, 200 per ounce
Ever since 1921, when Coco Chanel famously launched Chanel No. 5, the label has been synonymous with luxury. The aim was to create a fragrance that smells like a woman, rare and powerful. This limited edition Parfum was released as the most rare and pure original No. 5 scent. Rose and jasmine from Chanel’s own fields in France go into the perfume making it a choice for the true fragrance connoisseurs. Factoring the expense of this perfume, Chanel see’s this fragrance as more of a collectors piece, for show rather than for use. Each bottle was also created with the intention to be produced with a glassmaker’s individual touch, adding to its value.
3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes - $6, 800 per ounce
Translating to the “Sacred Tears of Thebes”, this Egyptian themed perfume was manufactured by Baccarat, a luxury crystal glassware manufacturer. This glass bottle producer is a leading choice for high-end perfume companies around the world. This fragrance was released in 1998, and the cost for just 0.24 ounces (7.3mL) is $1, 700 USD. The bottle is shaped as a pyramid, which increases its value significantly. The scent includes a blend of amber, myrrh, frankincense, jasmine, ylang-ylang, basil, sandalwood and musk to evoke the smell of the Middle East.
2. Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty Perfume - $12, 721. 89 per ounce
This fragrance currently holds the Guinness World Record title for the most expensive perfume in the world. No. 1 Imperial Majesty was released in 2005 as an exclusive, limited edition scent with only a 10-bottle run. The crystal French Baccarat bottle holds 16.9 ounces (795mL) of perfume meaning it would cost $215,000 USD to purchase the whole bottle that is decorated with 5-carat white diamond and an 18-carat solid gold collar. The scent contains rose oil, orris root, jasmine and Italian cinnamon.
1. DKNY Golden Delicious – Million Dollar Bottle
In 2011, DKNY teamed up with jewellery designer Martin Katz to design the most elegant, expensive, one-of-a-kind perfume bottle, ever. It contains a total of 2,909 precious stones, which were hand placed on the bottle. This took a total of 1,500 hours and the end result was the skyline of New York City. This perfume was estimated to be auctioned for $1 Million US Dollars, with the proceeds to be donated to the Action Against Hunger charity organisation.
Now these perfumes may not be in everyone’s price range, but a girl can dream can’t she? No need to feel guilty when you spoil yourself with a new scent any longer!
By Mikayla Tabone.