From exclusive inventory to ornate bottles, there are many reasons for a fragrance to cost a pretty penny. While some brands up prices for star studded marketing campaigns, others use their profits to fill their bottles with some of the rarest ingredients known to man. Taking these factors into consideration, it’s easy to see how a fragrance can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Today we are going to take a look at the five most expensive fragrances in the world -- you won’t believe which fragrances made the cut!
5. Clive Christian No. 1
Clive Christian’s most popular fragrance makes the list at number 5. In fact, when it was first released, the No. was the most expensive in the world of fragrance. Retailing for $2,150.00 an ounce, the fragrance is contained in a hand-made crystal bottle with a neck of 24K gold plated sterling silver and set off by a single solitaire --talk about luxurious! The contents of the bottle are just as fabulous as their container. The fragrance is a concoction of Sicilian mandarin nutmeg, lime, and bergamot top notes. Heart notes of lily of the valley, rose jasmine, ylang-ylang, and heliotrope, and finally base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood, amber wood, vanilla, and vetiver.
4.Chanel Grand Extrait
This list couldn’t be complete without adding in some Chanel. Like all Chanel bottles, this one is a simple, yet elegant work of art. At $4,200.00 an ounce, this fragrance exudes luxuriousness and femininity. The main ingredients include superior ylang-ylang, Rose de Mai, and Grasse jasmine. In addition, it has one element that truly sets it off from the rest: a 1% overdose aliphatic aldehydes. This is a chemical known to improve scents.
3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes
Because Baccarat was originally a maker of fine crystal products, you can expect all of their bottles to be impeccably designed. This one in particular even has a lid made of amethyst crystal. This fragrance was one of three limited edition perfumes that were first introduced in the 1990’s. The price of this fabulous piece of artwork is $6,800 an ounce.
2. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume
As a big contender in the perfume industry, Clive Owen is expected to be on this list more than once. This particular scent was the creation of Roja Dave --a well-known industry perfumer. His fragrance features tahitian vanilla, ylang-ylang, rosa centerfoils, italian cinnamon, jasmine, osiris root, and rose oil. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? For this fragrance, the true masterpiece, is the bottle which is home to both a neck of 18 carat gold, and a 5 carat diamond on top. This price of this beauty is $12,721.89 an ounce.
1.DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle
Finally, we are down to number one. The funny thing is, the price tag on this million dollar fragrance has nothing to do with its contents. The price is actually due to the extravagant bottle. Just like the other fragrances in the Be Delicious line, the bottle is an apple shape, the difference is that this one contains a 2.43 carat yellow Canary diamond in the cap, 4.03 rose-cut diamond, 3.07 oval-cut ruby, 1.06 carat Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, 4 rose cut diamonds, 15 australian pink diamonds, 7.18 carat oval-cut sapphire from Sri Lanka, 2,700 white diamonds, and 183 yellow sapphires. In total, these stones take about 1500 hours to hand place and the end result is a wraparound image of the New York City skyline -- talk about a delicious view!