Smell like a million bucks! Most expensive perfumes in the World
In keeping with the 2nd edition of the Middle East Fragrance Summit 2012 which took place this week, Kipp sniffed out some of the world’s most expensive perfumes in the world.
May 30, 2012 3:31 by Jyothi M.V.
Bond No.9 Queen Elizabeth II – London Celebration Fragrance
Price: $462,000 for 60 ml (Dh 1.69 million)
Creator: Bond No.9 (New York based perfume house)
Why? This exclusive floral perfume, created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, will be launched on June 2, 2012 at Harrods. The 100 ml EDP bottle is covered with an image of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Carriage. So what is so special about this perfume? Well, it features notes of Lantana leaves, dry dates, nutmeg, orange roses, tuberose, iris roots, sandalwood, musk and amber - all natural and rare ingredients.
Clive Christian No 1 Imperial Majesty
Price: $215,000 for 16.90 oz (Dh 789, 587)
Creator: Clive Christian, British perfumer
Why? Clive Christian, who held the Guinness Book of World Record for the most expensive perfume called 'Clive Christian No 1,' created a limited edition perfume called No 1 Imperial Majesty a couple of years back. Only 10 bottles of this one-of-a-kind perfume have been released worldwide, of which 7 were sold off.
This Clive Christian creation comes in an 18-carat gold collared bottle topped with a 5-carat cut white diamond that takes the shape of a crown. What is more, the hefty price tag includes delivery in a Bentley-no we are not kidding!
In keeping with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, Christian has created a special perfume for the Queen. Well, the Queen is not the only royalty to have a perfume dedicated to her by Clive Christian. Prior to this, Christian has created a special fragrance for William and Kate Middleton.
If you can’t imagine splurging $215,000 on the perfume, you can opt for the more affordable $1,300 for 30 ml of No 1 Imperial Jubilee which is apparently more concentrated and intense version of No 1 Imperial Majesty.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million 18 Carats - LUXE Edition Perfume
Price: $57,000 for 100 ml (Dh209,330)
Creators: Christophe Ravnaud, Oliver Pescheux and Michel Girard.
Why? Closely following some of the most expensive perfumes in the world, comes Pacco Rabanne’s 1 million 18 carrats LUXE edition perfume. With notes of blood orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, mint, rose, spices, light leather, white wood, patchouli and amber, this 100 ml perfume bottle comes in a sparkling gold-bodied case with a diamond crown on top. Each bottle has a special designated number unique to that bottle alone. How is that for exclusivity?
Ora Ito Perfume Bottle – Guerlain, IDYLLE
Price: $45,000 for 100 ml (Dh 165,262)
Creator: Ora Ito, son of Paris’ most famous fashion designer Pascal Morabito and Thierry Wasser, and produced by Guerlain
Why? This special artistic edition of Guerlain is the epitome of Ito’s simple and elegant style. The golden tear drop-shaped bottle is made out of 18-carat gold and comes encased in a Baccarat crystal-encrusted bubble box packed in a lacquered wood box.
Royal Arms Diamond Edition
Price: $23, 515 for 60ml (Dh 86,360)
Creator: One of the oldest perfume house in Britain, Floris.
Why? This exclusive adaptation of Royal Arms perfume was concocted to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It is available in six antique bottles, this perfume is limited by the rarity of its ingredients, which include bergamot, rose, ylang ylang, vanilla, patchouli, amber, musk, jasmine, violet and lemon. The bottle has a delicate 18-carat gold chain around the neck with a 50 point Fairtrdae white diamond crafted by a London jeweller.
Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes of Baccarat
Price: $6,800 for 7.5 ml (Dh 24,974)
Why? This perfume is old-school; launched earlier in 1998, Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes of Baccarat is composed of a delightful mixture of Jasmine, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Pepper, Cardamon, Basil, Myrtle, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood and Myrrh.
Hermes 24 Faubourg Perfume
Price: $ 1,500 for a 1 oz bottle (Dh 5,509)
Creator: Maurice Bernard Roucel and Bourjois
Why? With only 1000 bottles sold worldwide, this exclusive perfume from the house of Hermes is available in a 1 ounce bottle of crystal St. Louise.
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