If you think a 300 USD bottle of perfume is already very expensive, then surely you do not know the existence of scents worth up to thousands to 1 million USD.
Let’s have a look at the most expensive perfumes that money can buy.
How does a 1 million USD perfume bottle smell like?
DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar (1 million USD)
DKNY surprised perfume fans when they launched a bottle worth up to 1 million USD. The bottle itself is made of 14-carat gold along with 2700 white diamonds (15.17 carats).
The bottle base is made from Brazilian turquoise tourmaline stone, weighing 1.65 carats. Besides, with a combination of diamonds and 183 yellow sapphires, DKNY created the miniature New York sky on the bottle surface.
In terms of scents, the Golden Delicious always aims towards the elegance and splendor of the Golden Delices apples along with the scent of orange blossom and Mirabelle plums. Donna Karan’s DKNY Golden Delicious instantly reminds us of juicy fruits with the fresh opening fragrance of green apples.
The middle layer of scents is like a fragrant forest of flowers with white rose, Casablanca lily, bell orchid and vanilla orchid.
The most subtle and impressive for the user is still the flexibility of the scent rising from the fibers of sandalwood and teak, they caress the skin together with musk. It is a familiar warm scent, pulling people’s sense to balance.
Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty (12,722 USD)
Clive Christian is referred to as the definition of elegance, because its scent is popularly used among the British royal family. Just holding the perfume bottle in your hand, you can feel the regal right on the packaging design with the bottle neck made from 18 carat gold and sparkling diamond worth 5 carats.
Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty is refined from fruits that bring aristocratic and aromatic scents: bergamot, Amalfi lime, cardamom and Paprika. However, that is just what people feel first if they just pass through this scent.
Stop for a little longer, surely you will not be disappointed by the intense attraction of oriental floral scents like ylang ylang, iris, sandalwood, and musk in the end.
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes (6,800 USD)
Baccarat is the most luxurious gemstone manufacturing company, often used in high-end perfume designs. The company has launched three limited edition fragrances and Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes is the rarest and most expensive product due to its ingredient and bottle design.
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes means The Tears of the City of Thebes. Because the perfume bottle is a limited edition, only 6 bottles are produced in the world. This rare perfume bottle is designed in the shape of a pyramid – one of the symbols of ancient Egypt.
The smell of frankincense and myrrh fragrances of ancient Egypt has created a kind of fragrance that is still not out of date to this day. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes is a blend of Egyptian amber, jasmine, rose, acacia trees. In addition, there are also myrrh and other oils to help the scents stay for a long time.
Chanel No. 5 Grand Extrait (4,200 USD)
In every era, Chanel No. 5 Grand Extrait is always honored to place itself in the collection of trendy ladies and the royals. Without the high demands of Gabrielle Chanel, there probably wouldn’t be a legacy like today. She did not want the woman’s skin to smell like a rose or jasmine, it had to smell like their own body, a… very feminine smell.
Inside that square glass jar is the essence of roses from the largest field of Grasse. Besides, there are also the presence of jasmine, neroli, sandalwood and most importantly aldehyde. This is just an artificial fragrance, but it has made a big difference, creating a multilayer aroma for the overall fragrance without separating layers.
Although Chanel Grand Extrait comes in 5 different types, the strength of aldehyde droplets remains in the formula up to now. The only difference is that they are replaced from metal aldehydes to orange-flavored aldehydes and lemon-like flavors that grow under the sun.
Hermès 24 Faubourg (1,500 USD)
24 Faubourg is very popular with the late Princess Diana. Although born in 1995 at the hands of Maurice Roucel, this scent still retains its modern character today. Perhaps people love the smell of wood in a golden afternoon, bringing a fragrance that is not overwhelming noisy but not quiet at all.
The beginning of 24 Faubourg is the scents of lilies and incense, interspersed with the sweetness of ripe peaches. When this layer of incense subsides, the beauty of the white jasmine wings and orchids will spread. Maurice was very delicate when decorating the middle layer with a few drops of iris flower – the fragrance that makes people dream about the peaceful suburban life in France.
After all, what stays on the skin will be gentle fragrance from patchouli and amber, plus the richness of sandalwood and ambergris.
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien (441.18 USD)
How funny when people can encapsulate love in something as simple as a bottle that smells good. In 1981, Annick Goutal tried to recreate her feelings when reading the novel Mémoires d’Hadrien by writer Marguerite Yourcenar, so Eau d’Hadrien was born.
Eau D’Hadrien is a combination of fresh lemon scent with a slight sourness of grapefruit scent, combined with pure citrus and strong cypress. All make a perfect combined scent.
The top layer is like a candy – the combination of passionate lemon and light pink tangerine creates a sweet, elegant, not harsh sweet scent.
A few minutes later, you will feel the ylang ylang flowers and synthetic aldehyde fragrance which complete the smell. In general, Eau D’Hadrien has the personality of a gentle, simple girl but attractive enough to make a man fall in love.
Killian Forbidden Games (394 USD)
Killian Forbidden Games is one of the four scents in the ‘In the garden of good & evil’ collection launched in 2012. It can be said that Killian is a perfume brand with the most famous identity and design language in the world, as from its box to its bottle shell, all exudes a flashy appearance.
Killian stimulates users not only by its scent but also by its look. So, there’s nothing wrong with describing Forbidden Games as the garden of Eden that has both the flavor and the beauty. In that garden, there is a tea party where apples, apricots and black plums were appetizers.
After treating you with sweet fruits, the scent of roses and jasmine gently will lull you into a nap in the garden full of flowers and sunshine.