Perfumes have been around for thousands of years, the first recorded time perfume was used for personal enjoyment was by the Egyptians. The word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, meaning “through smoke.” Below we have compiled a list of top five most expensive perfumes in the world.
5. Hermes 24 Faubourg Perfume – Price: $1,500 per ounce
Named for the address of the first store in Paris, Faubourg Saint Honoré, 24 Faubourg. Created by Maurice Roucel in 1995, this feminine scent is light with floral notes. Only 1000 of the square St. Louis crystal bottles were created.
4. Clive Christian No. 1 – Price: $2,150 per ounce
The crystal bottle, is decorated with an 18-carat gold inset containing a 5-carat brilliant cut diamond. This sophisticated scent is created from the rarest, finest ingredients: bergamot, natural gum resin, orris, ylang ylang extract, vanilla and sandalwood.
3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes – Price: $6,800 per ounce
Baccarat, better known for its pure and high-quality crystal, decided to create a fragrance to go with their signature crystal bottles. The perfume consists of a mixture of Egyptian Cassie, Pepper Flower, Pink Pepper , Jasmine, Geranium, Rose , Balsams, Myrrh and Amber.
2. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume – Price: $12,721.89 per ounce
The bottle is made of Baccarat crystal is decorated with a beautiful white diamond weighing five carats. The scent is as precious as the bottle, with only 10 bottles each made for men and women. Each bottle is delivered in a Bentley.
Designed by jeweler Martin Katz, this perfume is not just a fragrance but a collector’s edition item. The bottle is carved from polished 14-karat yellow and white, adorned with 2,909 precious stones: white diamonds , yellow sapphires and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamonds. The scent features notes of orange flower water, golden delicious apples, white rose, vanilla orchid, sandalwood and musk.