There are several things that make a perfume expensive. First of all, the rare ingredients: some flowers or roots are either hard to find or hard to process, and those synthetic ingredients might be hard to create. Not to mention, the whole process of making a perfume is not easy, and that costs money.
Here’s a countdown of most sweet-smelling and expensive fragrances.
5. CHANEL “GRAND EXTRAIT” – $4,200 PER OUNCE
Chanel says No. 5 is still made with care and precision, and rose and jasmine go into the fragrance from its very own fields in France. The classic Chanel N°5 is now in a new, special edition called “Grand Extrait”. With a very limited quantity available, the grand bottle is a treasure for the fragrance collector.
4. BACCARAT LAS LARMES “SACREES DE THEBES” – $6,800
Les Lames and Baccarat worked together on this perfume (the first one on the fragrance, the second one on the bottle) and in 1998 they released it. Inspired by Egypt and the wares of King Tut’s tomb, it contains Jasmine, Sandalwood, Musk, Ylang Ylang and Myrrh.
3. CLIVE CHRISTIAN “IMPERIAL MAJESTY” – $12,721.89 PER OUNCE
This brand was named “the world’s most expensive perfume” in 2003, and in 2010 they introduced this new fragrance. The bottle is decorated on the top with a 5-carat brilliant cut diamond.
2. CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO.1 PASSANT GUARDANT – $228,299 PER OUNCE
Honoring the opening of his new store in 2014, Clive Christian released the newest fragrance… for nearly $250,000 an ounce! The bottle has been hand made of fine 24-carat gold, with over 2000 white diamonds embellishing the neck of the bottle and the crystal cap.
1. DKNY “GOLDEN DELICIOUS MILLION DOLLAR FRAGRANCE” – $1,000,000
It had to be number one! This one costs exactly one million dollars. The bottle is decorated with 2909 precious stones, which have been placed to mimic the New York City skyline. The fragrance is a combination of Orange Flower Water, Mirabelle and signature Golden Delicious Apple, with a bucket of White Rose, Casablanca Lily, Vanilla Orchid and Muget, and the finish spices up the freshness with Musk, Sandalwood and Teakwood.