Perfumes!! They have been a part of us from the ancient human civilizations from when in the ancient times people used to use natural aromas to make perfumes. The oldest form of perfumes was created by burning different herbs, plants and tree barks and was burnt to create fragrances for religious rituals.
It all started with the Egyptians who started the trend, followed by the Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Romans the Greeks! Then the Egyptians invented glass and these were in turn used to keep the perfumes in unharmed!
A perfume is known to say a lot about a man or a woman wearing it, as it is believed that perfumes are bought according to the taste of a person! Ah! In that case, people should be thinking I am crazy, as I use a mix of three different perfumes at a time!! And, finally, perfumes are an expensive affair! The world’s most expensive perfumes can easily find place in the museums due to the use of rare and costly raw materials which goes into making them.
It is obvious though that the people who own these expensive jewel embedded perfume bottles containing heavenly odour which are enough to mesmerize the olfactory senses, are among the richest. No commoner can buy that kind of expensive stuff which makes me feel even more inferior in terms of the money that I earn. The list goes on for the worlds expensive of the perfumes that are effectively known for their longevity apart from the fact that they are hundreds of years old, and are still managed to be found and used.
I wish, I could get in touch with just one such person with this kind of affordability to just satiate my nasal desires once in a lifetime. I hope, all of you must be thinking the same, but only if we could.
Follows the list with the most expensive fragrances around the globe :
#1: DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle (Price- $ 1 million)
This DKNY perfume was made with the help of renounced jewellery designer Martin Katz and is the costliest in the world till date. Apart from the mesmerizing perfume the bottle holds, the outer layer of the bottle is made up of 14-karat yellow and white gold, 2,700 white diamonds, 183 sapphires which are yellow colored, a yellow Canary diamond, 4 rose cut diamonds, a 1.6 carat turquoise, a 7.18 carat Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka and 15 pink diamonds from Australia to describe it a bit. Come ‘on, I am yet to get married and I have not been able to gather even 1% of these mentioned jewels for my wedding collection which are crafted on this perfume bottle!!!!In total the bottle has 2909 jewels which are placed in a way to replicate the New York City skyline! Can you believe that this perfume bottle took a whooping 1500 hours to complete by the craftsmen?
But the silver lining is that the company will donate the full money to a charitable trust if someone wishes to buy this expensive stuff. Museum stuff, eh?
#2: Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty (Price $ 215,000)
Renounced perfumer Roja Dove created this perfume with jasmine extract, rose oil, orris root and Italian cinnamon’s! This perfume is held in a bottle made of 18-carat gold along with a five-carat cut diamond and weighs 16.9 ounce. Only five bottles are made in a year due to its mind boggling price! I am thinking, who are those five people who buys these expensive pieces?
#3: Baccarat’s Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes (Price $ 6800 per ounce)
Also known as “Sacred Tears of Thebes”, as it is translated, is an Egyptian- type perfume filled in a pyramid shaped bottle of crystal. This perfume was designed by Christine Nagel and the fragrance has the odour of amber, jasmine, myrrh, geranium, cardamom, basil, sandalwood, musk and et al. The bottle was crafted by Baccarat artisans and has amethyst crystal too!
#4: Chanel Grand Extrait (Price $ 4200 per ounce)
Chanel has been a name which has been graded as a luxury brand, and so when they came up with this perfume, it had to be a rare and pure one and thus the high price tag! This perfume is said to be produced in limited numbers per year and is floral in odour. It is mainly made of jasmine and rose extracts from Chanel’s own farm in France.
#5: Clive Christian No. 1 (Price: $ 2150 per ounce)
The next on this list is famed to be one of the most lavish perfumes in the time frame of 2001 to 2006 around the planet. This perfume comes in two variations, where the Floral Oriental is for women & Woody Oriental is for the men. This perfume is created with the help of gum pitch, orris, sandalwood, vanilla and yland with bergamot securely filled in a precious lead stone embedded with jewels!
#6: Jean Patou’s Joy Baccarat Pure Limited (Price $ 1800/ 1 oz.)
One of the acquisitive of the lot, it takes 10, 600 flowers to make just one bottle of this perfume and the flowers are specially harvested in France! Only fifty such bottles are made in a year and it contains jasmine extracts, Bulurian rose, tuberose and ylang-ylang.
#7: Hermes 24 Faubourg (Price $1600/ 1 oz.)
Created by the duo of Bernard Bourjois and Maurice Roucel, this fragrance contain vanilla, ambergris, jasmine, ylang, sandalwood and orange blossom. It was created in the year 1995, and only 1000 bottles have been constructed.
#8: Annick Goutal’s Eau d’Haidrien (Price $ 1500)
This perfume was created by perfumer, Annick Goutal with fresh extracts of grapefruit, cypress and Sicilian lemons!
#9: Calon’s Pivre (Price $ 2000/ 2 oz.)
This strong perfume was created by Michel Morsetti in the year 1954 and is said to have woody, floral and spicy tone in it. It comes in a Bacarrat bottle with gold and crystal work on it. This perfume contains lavender, rose, jasmine, cedar, sandal wood, musk and Tonka in it!
10: Jar Bolt of Lightning (Price $ 765 per oz.)
This was created by the designer Joel A. Rosenthal and it has the characteristic smell of the air just after a lightning strike with a floral touch. It was released in the year 2001 and was made of plants, fruits, tuberose, musk, and mature flowers!