The Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes
10: JAR Bolt of Lightning – $765 per ounce
Each bottle of this perfume is hand-cut which isn’t strange at all if one bear in mind that its creator is Joel A. Rosenthal, a famous jeweler. The name of the brand is the acronym of the author’s name. As for the name of the perfume, it is supposed to suggest the smell of the air after the storm, which is how Rosenthal claims that the perfume smells. In reality, it is more of a flowery scent and freshly cut grass. Very long-lasting as rated by users, this perfume lives up to its price.
9: Joy by Jean Patou – $800 per ounce
The exclusiveness of this perfume is confirmed by the fact that it is produced in one-ounce bottles with specially inscribed Patou’s signature. Joy by Jean Patou is popular among Hollywood stars. Its famous scent is mostly floral, followed by the musky aroma. For making just one ounce of this luxurious perfume 10,000 jasmine blossoms are required. In 2000 the perfume even got the award of being the scent of the century, defeating Chanel No. 5
8: Caron Poivre – $1,000 per ounce
The bottle of Caron Poivre suggests its luxury. Designed to resemble a little goblet, one can truly feel like a medieval cavalier or a queen, since the fragrance is unisex. The marvelous bottle is a hand-carved crystal with white gold details. The scent is powerful and mainly spicy. To make this exclusive perfume company uses red and black pepper, clove, and carnations.
7: Ralph Lauren Notorious $1,029 per ounce
Notorious is a women’s fragrance inspired by old Hollywood movies. It got its name from Hitchcock’s movie Notorious and is supposed to bring back its owner to the times of Old Hollywood and glamour stars like Ingrid Bergman are synonymous for. The main aroma is floral enriched with spices such as Italian bergamot and red pepper.
6: Hermès 24 Faubourg – $1,500 per ounce
The perfume was designed in 1995 by Maurice Roucel, a famous perfumer already mentioned in this list. The name of the perfume hides the address of the Parisian Hermès flagship store. The exclusive Exstrait edition was made in only 1,000 copies of one-ounce bottles. The design on the bottle depicts a breeze blowing through the flowers. The main notes are ylang-ylang, orange, peach, and bergamot.
5: Clive Christian No. 1 – $2,150 per ounce
No sparing here! The bottle of No. 1 is made from crystal enriched with 18-karat gold inset. The cap of the bottle is in fact a 5-carat brilliant-cut to form an adequate closing for luxurious bottle. The perfume itself is also exclusive since some of the rarest and most expensive ingredients were used to create a distinctly strong aroma. Top notes are citruses, cardamom, nutmeg, and caraway with base notes being Virginia cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver.
4: Chanel Grand Extrait – $4,200 per ounce
When this perfume appeared it was announced as the purest Chanel No.5 scent. Grand Extrait has in fact the same aroma as famous and more affordable No. 5, but this luxurious version is way more long-lasting and intensively smelling. The producer claimed that not many of these bottles are produced per year, which makes it even more exclusive. Main aromas are jasmine and rose grown on Chanel’s fields in France specially nurtured to make one of the best perfumes in the world.
3: Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes – $6,800 per ounce
This perfume comes in a limited edition and that is the reason for its price. Not only that the ingredients are rare and expensive, but the design of the bottle is also unique and plays its role in the final price of the product. Crystal container is shaped like a pyramid and handcrafted by some of the Baccarat’s greatest artists. At the top of the bottle lies an amethyst crystal. The aroma is strong myrrh, frankincense, and amber mixture.
2: Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume – $12,721.89 per ounce
The exclusive edition of Imperial perfume was released in 2005. Only ten (ten!) bottles were produced and put to sale. The design was kept traditional in the manner of other Clive Christian bottles, only this time Baccarat company was in charge of carving the crystal containers. The cap is in the crown shape, embellished with white diamonds and other precious stones. The whole design is completed with golden details. The scent is achieved by using rose oil, Italian cinnamon, jasmine, and orris root.
1: DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle – $1 million
Donna Karan company released in 2011 an exclusive 1 million dollar perfume bottle made out of yellow and white gold. The bottle is in the shape of an apple, typical for DK perfumes. But this apple is special because it is decorated with sapphires, turquoise tourmaline, and lots of clear white precious stones handset to recreate New York skyline. Perfumer Martin Katz designed a strong and improved version of the company’s most loved aroma.