Perfume is a mixture of aroma compounds and fragrant essential oils, which human beings love to use. Natural fragrances and perfumes have been an integral part of human beings since ages, as the art of perfume making began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, and later Romans and Persians took it further.
Today, perfumes are much more than just natural fragrances because a lot many artificial fragrances also have been developed. Perfumes have become so important for both men and women, that some find it hard to survive without them. People are even ready to pay outrageous amounts to buy the right perfume. There are some perfumes today, that are too expensive and it make all wonder if the price of fragrance can be that exuberant. Probably the ingredients in a perfume decide its price, the brand, or the fancy bottle. Whatever reasons make a perfume expensive, the following perfumes are the priciest in the entire world:
Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle by DKNY
DKNY Golden Delicious is a million dollar perfume both quality wise and price wise, as it actually costs $1 million. DKNY asked the famous jewelry designer Martin Katz to design bottle for its highest selling fragrance. The bottle is unique and beautiful, and is made of 14-carat yellow and white gold. It contains 183 yellow sapphires, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline, 2700 white diamonds, 15 pink diamonds, a rose-cut diamond, 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire, 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, and a 2.43-carat vivid yellow Canary diamond that adorns the bottle’s cap. Overall, the bottle contains 2,909 precious stones and all the stones have been hand placed in order to give it a shape of New York City Skyline.
Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume
It seems that the whooping price of$12,721.89 customers will pay for the bottle and not for the perfume, as the bottle contains only 16.9 ounces of Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume. The bottle is so pricey because it is not an ordinary bottle rather it is a bottle that is made of Baccarat crystal that has an 18-carat solid gold collar, and a five carat white diamond adorns the bottle. Only ten perfume bottles were ever made that made it a highly sought-after collectible.
JAR Bolt of Lightning
JAR is a contraction of Joel A. Rosenthal, a person who designed this perfume. JAR was released in the year 2001, and the Rosenthal marketed the perfume with a claim that the fragrance is like the smell of air just after a lightning strike. Bolt of Lightning is a fragrance for women, as the perfume has a combination of smells like that of a mature flower, ripe fruit, freshly cut plants, tuberose, and musk. Every bottle of Bolt of Lightning has been hand cut and designed.
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes
Since the perfume comes from the house of Baccarat, and is costly equally because of the unique fragrance and the lavish design. Baccarat came up with its three limited edition fragrances in 1998, and this one was the least produced of all three and is the priciest. The Baccarat Las Larmes Sacrees de Thebes, which reads “Sacred Tears of Thebes”, is a perfume that has an Egyptian theme. It is a pretty crystal bottle with a shape of a pyramid. Baccarat wanted to come up with a fragrance that reminds us of the ancient Middle East, so they chose Myrrh and frankincense to design this limited edition perfume. Other ingredients include Jasmine, Egyptian cassie, and rose.
The rare ingredients, brand, and the perfume bottle are some factors that make a perfume so expensive. The prices range from acceptable to outrageous, but then they are meant for those who put a premium on luxury.