What makes a perfume bottle so expensive? Is it because of the rarity and quality of the flavors or the reputation of the brand that makes them? Probably both.
The most expensive perfume bottles in the world come from high fashion houses and are created from the most expensive and scarce ingredients. In addition, these products are all taken care of the design of the outer shell. Most of them are studded with glitter and are sold in limited quantities.
Here are the 7 most expensive perfumes in the scent world.
Joy by Jean Patou – $800/ 30ml (about 18 million VND)
Joy by Jean Patou was created in 1929 and became one of the most high-end perfume bottles to date.
At the 2000 FiFi Awards, this perfume was voted “Scent of the Century” by the Fragrance Foundation, beating even the legendary Chanel No. 5.
Joy has a sweet floral scent intended to boost morale during the Great Depression. This product uses 10,000 jasmine flowers and 336 roses for 30ml of perfume, totally worth the $800 price tag.
Caron Poivre – $1,000 per 30ml (about 23 million VND)
The product was introduced to the market in 1904 by the Parfums Caron company, one of the most famous perfume companies in the world. It is one of the most famous perfume companies in the world and Caron Poivre is the most expensive product that this company has ever produced.
It is a bi-sexual perfume line whose scents are suitable for both men and women. It comes in a limited edition jewel encrusted bottle designed by Baccarat.
Hermès 24 Faubourg – US$1,500 per 30 ml (about VND34 million) This limited edition perfume was launched by the haute couture house Hermès in 1995. It is named after the address of Hermès’ boutique in Paris: 24, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Hermès 24 Faubourg is the product of legendary perfumer Maurice Roucel. It is also one of the rarest perfume collections as it is only produced in 1,000 bottles. The fragrance comes in a square bottle with a soft curve and is studded with a Saint Louis motif. Chanel Grand Extrait – $4,200 per 30 ml (about VND96 million) Chanel is a brand associated with high-end perfume lines as it launched its legendary bottle, Chanel No. 5, in 1921. Chanel Grand Extrait is a limited edition that is rare and pure in the world, carrying the classic scent of the original No. 5. Each perfume bottle is handcrafted by a master glassmaker using individual molds. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes – US$6,800/30 ml (approximately VND155 million)
The value of this perfume bottle comes from the origin of the fragrance and the design of the bottle. Baccarat is the company that makes the most luxurious gems, often used in the design of high-end perfumes. 1998 saw the launch of three limited edition perfumes, with Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes being the least, rarest and most expensive.
The name “Sacred Tears of Thebes” means “Egyptian perfume in a pyramidal gem”. Today, you can only buy this product in small jars of about 7 ml (0.25 oz).
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes is a blend of amber, jasmine, rose and Egyptian acacia. In addition, there are nectarine and other aromatic resins.
Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume – $12,721.89 per 30 ml (approximately VND296 million) The product once held the Guinness record for the world’s most expensive perfume. Launched in 2005 in a quantity of 10 bottles, the perfume is a limited edition, extremely rare high-end fragrance sold at the prestigious Harrods department store in London and Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York.” No.1 Imperial Majesty” is actually just Clive Christian No.1 in a luxurious and expensive tin. The bottle was designed by Baccarat and has a 5-carat diamond set in the neck, surrounded by 18 carats of gold.DKNY Golden Delicious Limited Edition – $1 million/30 ml (about VND22 billion)
In 2011, DKNY launched a fragrance with a golden apple design worth thousands of dollars. The company collaborated with renowned jeweler Martin Katz to create this one-of-a-kind limited edition fragrance.
The perfume bottle is set with 14 carats of yellow and white gold, 183 jasper, 2,700 white diamonds, 1.6 carats of Paraiba turquoise imported from Brazil, Cabochon sapphires from Sri Lanka, 15 premium pink diamonds from Australia, 4 rose diamonds, 3.07 carats of oval rubies, 4.03 carats of rose diamonds and a cap-set 2.43 yellow Canary rough diamond.