Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World

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Typically, when watching a television show or flipping through your favorite magazine, you are going to come across a large number of perfume advertisements. Of course, most of these advertisements simply have a celebrity’s face plastered across the front of the label. These perfumes, however, are more of a product of the time, which is why it uses the most popular celebrities to launch the perfumes or to model for it. If you are looking for true elegance, and along with it the most expensive performed in the world, you need to locate other options that usually don’t have celebrities hawking the goods.


10. Chanel No. 5

 Chanel No. 5

$121.71 per ounce

Alright, this might be one of the few exceptions that actually uses celebrities to sell the goods. However, it is one of the few on the list that needs to do this. It is such a popular brand and perfume type that it usually is able to bring in enough attention. The perfume has been around for a while now, as it came into circulation way back in 1921 and is actually now the most popular perfume in the world. It has two different varieties now, with the Eau de Parfum and the Eau de Toilette


9. Shalini


$409.90 per ounce

So there is a rather significant jump between number 10 and number 9 on the list, but it is just going to get more expensive from here. This perfume is designed to smell incredibly exotic, as it uses a combination of sandalwood, tiara flower, neroli, musk, and tuberose. It is produced and sold by Maurice Roucel.


8. Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien

Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien


While this is growing in price, it is actually a unisex perfume, designed for both men and women. It is also one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. It has been around since 1981 and brought into existence by the Frangrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame. It utilizes several different citrus scents to produce the aroma, so for someone who enjoys the lighter, citrus notes of the perform, this might be a desirable option to check out.


7. JAR Bolt of Lightning Perfume

 JAR Bolt of Lightning Perfume

$765 per ounce

If you hear about a bolt of lightning inside of a bottle, you can expect to pay a good amount. At $765 per ounce, you are going to be paying well more than what you would have for any of the other options. In fact, you could purchase almost seven ounces of Chanel No. 5 and end up paying the same amount. That is why JAR is on the list of most expensive perfumes in the world. The perfume is produced by a jeweler by the name of Joel A. Rosenthal, it is designed to smell exactly like what the air smells like when lightening strikes.


6. Jean Patou Joy Perfume

 Jean Patou Joy Perfume

$800 per ounce

This is one of the longest running perfumes in the world, as it has been around since 1936. It actually was called “Scent of the Century” by Fragrance Foundation in 2000. In order to produce one ounce of the perfume, a total of 336 roses and 10,000 jasmine flowers are utilized in order to produce a single ounce of the perfume. This is why it is listed on the most expensive perfumes in the world list.


5. Caron Poivre

Caron Poivre

$1,000 per ounce

Now it is breaking into the four digits per ounce for the perfume, but the price is only going to continue to go up. This is a unisex perfume that is designed for both men and women. Of course, when you are paying for one of the worlds most expensive perfumes, you expect to receive some bonuses as well. With the Caron Poivre, you receive a Baccarat crystal bottle that has a while gold collar as well. The perfume is produced with clove, spice, and pepper, so it has a rather festive, yet strong perfume to it. It is a bold aroma for someone who is looking for one of the very best and most expensive perfumes in the world.


4. Hermes 24 Faubourg Perfume

Hermes 24 Faubourg Perfume

$1,500 per ounce

Hermes might be best known for their handbags, but Hermes also make perfume as well, and for individuals who know how expensive the handbags are, it is no surprise what the perfume costs as well. This is a limited edition fragrance designed for women and is part of the Maurice Roucel creation line. Of course, the price is rather high because only 1,000 different St. Louis crystal bottles were created. So, if you have this perfume and it is one of your favorites, you better save it, as there is not very much of it available.


3. Clive Christian No. 1

Clive Christian No. 1

$2,350 per ounce

For the price, you are almost paying double what you would for the Hermes offering. However, it is nowhere near what you are going to pay for the top two most expensive perfumes in the world. Of course, the Clive Christian is a perfume that is made with vanilla, sandalwood, bergamot and other spices, and it comes in a lead crystal bottle with a 1/3 carat diamond on the neck. So, at least you are receiving a diamond that is going to increase the value of the bottle and is something that you can actually use for jewelry and decoration later.


2. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes

Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes

$6,800 per ounce

You are now able to purchase every other bottle of perfume and not spend this amount of money for all of the other offerings combined. However, you are paying not only for the perfume but for the bottle as well (as is the case with many of the other top most expensive perfumes in the world). There are several different fragrances in this line, but each comes with a very specific crystal bottle. There are some that utilize both frankincense and myrrh and have been around for the last 20 years, which makes it that much more desirable to purchase.


1. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume

 Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume

$12,951 per ounce

The perform is the most expensive in the world by a good margin. In fact, only 10 bottles of it actually exists, so you are paying the money to have a bottle of perfume that is unlike anything else in the world and is something that just about nobody else is going to have. The bottle is again created by Baccarat and Baccarat crystal, although it also has a five carat white diamond and an 18 carat solid gold collar around it, so you are getting your money’s worth and the bottle itself is going to be worth a pretty penny when it is all said and done. The bottle looks like something you would drink a fine spirit out of, so if you are looking for something that is the most expensive perfume in the world, this is the option for you.

Of course, there are many other perfume options out there that do not require you to spend thousands of dollars, but when you want to live life large and to the fullest, these are the current top 10 perfumes in terms of price found in the world.


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