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Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World




A good perfume reflects not just your personality but is also a fashion statement. The price of a perfume depends on many factors like quality of raw material used to make it, brand promoting the perfume, expensive ornaments like platinum/diamond studded on the bottle, limited edition stock among others.

It is popularly believed that Scent is one of our strongest senses and a perfect aroma will indeed make a bold statement in the mind of people which is implausible to forget. Keeping all these things in mind, here are the world’s most expensive perfumes for your perusal.

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World

Below is the list of the 10 most expensive perfumes in the world.

1. Shumukh

Shumukh perfume is the world’s most expensive perfume costing a whopping USD 1.29 million. Shumukh is known for registering its name in Guinness World Record for having the most diamonds set on a perfume bottle and the tallest remote-controlled fragrance spray product.  It was launched in the city of Dubai at the Armani Ballroom of the Burj Khalifa. It was designed by Asghar Adam Ali who is chairman of Nabeel Perfumes group and also a great master perfumer.

Shumukh is bundled with Indian agarwood, sandalwood, musk, Turkish rose, and several many other ingredients which is not disclosed by the company to the public. It is estimated that its fragrance lasts for more than 12 hours on human skin and around 30 days when used on fabric. There is just one bottle available presently making it one of the rare and exceptional perfumes which will add more to its value over time.

2. DKNY Golden Delicious

DKNY Golden Delicious which had the prestige of “The most expensive perfume in the world” earlier is now in second place this year. There is just one piece ever produced which was actually made to raise money for Charity. It took more than 1,500 man-hours by a team of expert jewelers to make this perfume. The bottle comes bundled with 2,909 precious stones, 2,700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, a 7.18 carat Srilankan Cabochon sapphire, a 1.65-carat Brazilian turquoise Paraiba tourmaline, four pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, and fifteen Australian pink diamonds. The cost of this perfume is USD 1 million.

3. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty

Clive Christian appears twice in this list as a manufacturer of the world’s third most expensive perfume. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty is designed by the famous British perfumer Roja Dove. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty is priced at USD 12,722 per ounce with just ten perfumes made till date. This luxurious perfume boasts a pleasant aromatic floral blend that is bundled with rose oil, jasmine, and Tahitian vanilla.

Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty perfume comes packed in a Baccarat crystal bottle which is embellished with a 5-carat white diamond set in an 18-carat gold collar. And to your surprise, the crystals we are talking about here are the real hand-crafted crystals. So, all these crystals, diamond, and gold packing makes it obvious for the perfume to be so expensive.

4. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes

Founded in the year 1764, Baccarat company which has a great reputation for making fine crystal forayed into the world of perfumes in the ’90s. The end result was Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes perfume which is one of the world’s most expensive with just three bottles released till date. The pyramid-shaped bottle is made of handcrafted crystal with an amethyst cap costing USD 6,800 per ounce.

5. Chanel Grand Extrait

The N°5 Chanel Grand Extrait is a deluxe limited-edition perfume that offers the now and forever fragrance in its rarest form. N°5 Perfume is the epitome of feminity, thanks to its abstract fragrance that unfolds like a bouquet of abstract flowers. The perfume comes packed in a majestic faceted glass bottle which has been crafted like a monumental diamond and has a baudruchage sealing to keep the purity of the legendary scent intact. Coco Chanel and perfumer Ernest Beaux collaborated in the year 1921 to make high-end perfumes. Chanel Grand Extrait costs USD 4,200 per ounce

6. Clive Christian No.1

Clive Christian, a world-famous British designer is known for its gorgeous and designer stylish kitchens. Introduced in 2001, Clive Christian No.1 perfume is available in two different scents designed exclusively for men and women. Clive Christian No.1 costs USD 2,150 per ounce which comes in a beautiful crystal bottle that is hand-crafted. The silver neck of the bottle is plated in 24-carat gold. The No 1 Masculine Edition Oriental Perfume comes packed with 20% perfume concentration.

7. Hermes 24 Faubourg

Hermes 24 Faubourg perfume is made by French luxury goods maker Hermès International S.A. The company not only is specialized in making renowned perfumes but also stylish leather bags, fancy watches, lifestyle accessories, and jewelry. Hermes 24 Faubourg, was launched in the year 1995 and it derived its name from the address of the brand’s flagship Paris store. This limited edition perfume costs USD 1500 per ounce and the company released only 1,000 bottles of this ultra-rare perfume which is made using orange blossom, St. Louis crystal, and vanilla.

8. Caron Poivre

Caron Poivre is made by famous French company Parfums Caron which is more than a century old and also one of the oldest French perfume houses. Caron company did not diversify into other fields and decided to be dedicated in making world-class perfumes and Caron Poivre perfume is its signature brand.

Caron Poivre perfume was launched after the second world war by Félicie Wanpouille who was the business partner of founder Ernest Daltroff. Caron Poivre, an explosive spicy oriental perfume is a unisex perfume suitable for both men and women. There are only a few exclusive stores in the world where you can find this perfume. The cost of Caron Poivre is USD 1,000 per ounce.

9. Joy by Jean Patou

Joy perfume is designed by famous French designer Jean Patou. In the year 2000 Joy perfume was voted as “Scent of the Century” at the Fragrance Foundation FiFi Awards. Joy perfume is made with exceptional quality ingredients which include different types of roses and 10,000 jasmine flowers. The cost of Joy is USD 850 per ounce.

10. JAR Bolt of Lightning

Joseph Arthur Rosenthal, a Paris-based American jeweler is the founder of jewelry firm JAR. JAR, a shortcut name derived from the combination of the first letter of his name, is a very popular and well-known brand for its distinctive variety of fragrances. The most expensive perfume from the bouquet of fragrances is “Bolt of Lightning” which costs USD 765 per ounce. The fragrance features Tuberose, Oriental flowers, and green notes. A beautiful hand-cut shaped bottle is the unique feature of this perfume bearing in mind the history of the brand.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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