Let us look at the below list of Top 10 Most Expensive perfumes In The World in 2016 and 2017. The art of making perfumes started in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The art was refined by ancient Romans and Greeks. The world’s first-recorded perfume artist was a chemist, a woman called Tapputi. She was first mentioned in a cuneiform tablet from the 2nd millennia BC found in
Mesopotemia. It was the distilles product of flowers, oil with other natural aromatic compunds, filtered and then double distilled into a clear liquid. In India, the art of perfumery also existed since ages, ever since the Indus Valley Civiliztion.
One of the earliest perfumes mentioned in the history is of Ittar or Atar was mentioned in the ancient scientific texts of the Hindu literature Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. Read on to know about the top 10 most expensive perfumes in the world in this year by the most famous perfumers.
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- 10. Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien (Price $441.18 per ounce)
- 9. JAR Bolt of Lightning (Price $765 per ounce)
- 8. Joy by Jean Patou (Price $800 per ounce)
- 7. Caron Poivre (Price $1,000 per ounce)
- 6. Hermès 24 Faubourg (Price $1,500 per ounce)
- 5. Clive Christian No. 1 (net worth $2,150 per ounce)
- 4. Chanel Grand Extrait (Price $4,200 per ounce)
- 3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes (Price $6,800 per ounce)
- 2. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume (Price $12,721.89 per ounce)
- 1. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle (Price $1 million)
List of the world’s top 10 most expensive perfumes in 2016-2017
10. Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien (Price $441.18 per ounce)
The perfume was launched in 1981 when master perfumers Francis Camail and Annick Goutal, both French. The perfume is unisex and thus can be used both by women and men. Its a citrus scented perfume, and the product is made by refining the artificial scents of mandarin orange, lemon, Silician lemon and grapefruit, cypress, and citron and countless other plant extracts grown in Sicilian forests. It is sold at a price tag of $1500 for a 3.4mL bottle. The product didn’t gain popularity and prominence until 2008. It was that year when it was raised to the Hall of Fame of Fragrance Foundation’s.
9. JAR Bolt of Lightning (Price $765 per ounce)
The JAR of this label stands basically for Joel A Rosenthal. The brand is also known for its luxury jewellery. The bottle oozes sophistication. Even the bottles they come in the designed to win you over. The essence, almost rightly called Bolt of Lightning is designed to smell like the air just after lightening has struck. Unlike the previous one, this perfume is not unisex. The brand produces two types of perfumes, one for women and one for men. The women’s version has a more oriental flowery fragrance. The product was unconfined in markets in 2001. The complex scent is manufactured with the essence of freshly cut plants, mature flowers, ripe fruit musk and tuberose thus giving it a very round smell.
8. Joy by Jean Patou (Price $800 per ounce)
This particular perfume is not named after its manufacturer, but for its customer. The designer Henri Almeras created the floral scent for the courtier Jean Patou in the 1929s in France. The product was commercially released in the market in 1936. A single ounce of the floral perfume around ten thousand of specially produced jasmine flowers and around 350 roses. The perfume adds up to the hype. It was named the perfume of the year and even beat the ever popular Chanel No. 5 out of the park.
7. Caron Poivre (Price $1,000 per ounce)
The fragrance was released in the 50th anniversary of the perfume company Parfums Caron which was established in 1904. The perfume comes in an inadequate edition Baccarat crystal bottle with collar of white gold. The scent has spicy and dark undertones. It includes clove, red and black pepper, giving it a fiery flavour.
6. Hermès 24 Faubourg (Price $1,500 per ounce)
The fragrance was launched by Hermes for women. The perfume is based on jasmine, tiare flower, ylang ylang, patchouli, vanilla, iris and ambergris and sandalwood, thus giving the product a very light, free, sunny and floral scent. This is a limited edition product with only thousand bottles ever made. Even the bottles are exquisite and made from St. Louis crystal and kept in a lenient curvy square.
5. Clive Christian No. 1 (net worth $2,150 per ounce)
The perfume comes in two variations for men and women. The men version is woody oriental and the woman version is Floral oriental. The bottle is shaped from expensive prime crystal and has a .34 carat diamond on the collar. The nature of the fragrance is heavy in spite of using natural elements like ordinary gum resin, bergamot, vanilla, oris and sandalwood and even abstracts of ylang ylang.
4. Chanel Grand Extrait (Price $4,200 per ounce)
Chanel made its mark in the perfume industry with ever popular No 5 Chanel perfume. This product is one of the limited edition products released which has the rarest and the purest version of the original No. 5 created by legendary chemist Ernest Beaux. The jasmine and rose in these bottles come from the Chanel farms in France. Each of the bottles is made from moulds.
3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes (Price $6,800 per ounce)
This fragrance is almost more famous for its bottle than it is for its scent. The name which literally translates into ‘Sacred Tears of the Thebes’, is a floral scent which is obtained from processing the essence of amber, rose, jasmine, cassia, myrrh, frankincense. The product comes in a bottle with a crystal pyramid on top manufactured by Baccarat. This is one of the three Baccarat perfumes which were least produced and thus rarer.
2. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume (Price $12,721.89 per ounce)
The No. 1 Imperial Majesty perfume, as it is dubbed, is just a bottle of the Clive Christian No. 1 in a fancy bottle. Only ten bottles of this perfume was ever made and sold only in the Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Harrods store in London. The bottle was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive perfume since 2005. The bottle is made by Baccarat and the bottle has an 18 carat gold collar and a 5 carat flawless diamond on the neck.
1. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle (Price $1 million)
The company collaborated with jewellery giant Martin Katz and made this one kind of product with the company’s highest selling cologne. The bottle is made out od14 white gold and yellow. It also contains a hundred and eighty three sapphires along with 2700 white diamonds and other tourmalines, sapphire, rubies, and pink diamonds from all over the world all hand positioned to recreate the New York City with a Canary diamond cap. All profits from the flask would be contributed to charity.
These most expensive perfumes are a daily part of high living. If one is out in public, socializing, one always always has to smell nice. The smell is an essential part of your appearance when you are presenting yourself in closed quarters.