Gone are the days when perfumes were created and worn to cover up unpleasant body smells. Now, the public’s perception has totally changed. Today, perfumes are not just a tool to mask unpleasant smells but are also associated with class, elegance, and sophistication.
The price of a perfume depends on the quality of raw materials used, kinds of ornaments used, brand promoting the perfume, or limited stock edition. Here is the list of the top 5 luxury and expensive perfumes in the world for your perusal.
1. Shumukh- $1.29 million
Launched in 2019 in Burj Khalifa, Shumukh was designed by the chairman of Nabeel Perfumes group and master perfumer Asghar Adam Ali. It is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most diamonds set on a perfume bottle and being the tallest remote-controlled fragrance spray product. It comprises of scents of Indian agarwood, sandalwood, musk, Turkish rose, and several many other ingredients. The perfume bottle is a tribute to the legacy of the United Arab Emirates. Its fragrance lasts 12 hours on human skin and around 30 days when used on fabric. There is only one bottle of Shumukh available making it one of the rarest and exceptional perfumes in the world.
2. DKNY Golden Delicious- $1 million
Designed by the team of DKNY and renowned jewelry designer Martin Katz, DKNY Golden Delicious is just one piece ever produced and that too to raise money for charity. It consists of 2909 precious stones, 2700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, 15 Australian pink diamonds, a 3.07-carat ruby, a 1.65-carat Brazilian turquoise Paraiba tourmaline, four pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, and a 2.43 carat yellow canary diamond on the cap. It took more than 1500 hours by a team of jewelry experts to resemble the iconic New York City skyline.
3. Chanel Grand Extrait- $30,000 per 30.4 oz
Released in December 2018, Chanel Grand Extrait N°5 Perfume is the epitome of femininity. The bottle is made of pure crystal and sealed with a time-intensive technique known as “baudruchage”. It is basically a method used to keep the perfume as pure as possible. It is a limited edition perfume that offers the best fragrance in its rarest form. This floral fragrance embraces purity, simplicity, and luxury in every spray.
4. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty- $12,722 per oz
Designed by famous British perfumer Roja Dove, this perfume boasts a majestic ingredients list and is composed of rose oil, jasmine, and Tahitian vanilla. It is packed in a real hand-crafted Baccarat crystal bottle with an 18-karat gold neck and a 5-carat diamond cap set. It is designed primarily to invoke a fragrance reminiscent of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love.
5. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes- $6,800 per oz
Founded in 1764, this perfume comes from the legendary crystal maker Baccarat. It comes from the legendary crystal maker Baccarat company which has a great reputation for making fine crystals forayed in the world of perfumes in the 90s. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes comes in a pyramid-shaped bottle made of handicraft crystal. Its cap is adorned with amethyst making it a pricey and luxury addition to the most high-end of perfume collections.
Needless to say, all these perfumes are not just perfumes but an extension of the personality. Perfumes with the right fragrance are enough to make a bold statement that you are unlikely to forget.