Having a nice and pleasant smell always makes a good impression. In fact it may even leave a lasting memory since the sense of smell is very good at keeper memories. Putting on perfume is the best way to have a nice scent that lasts hours. It is made from a mixture of oils and fragrances that are supposed to mix with the body’s chemistry and compliment it. Extracting the best ingredients for the right perfume is costly which is why some perfumes can cost more than an arm and a leg. But the good news is that even though a couple of ounces may cost a couple thousand, only a few drops are necessary to smell good throughout the day.
Here are the top 10 most expensive perfumes for women.
10 JAR Bolt of Lightning Perfume ($765)
This perfume was designed by Joel A. Rosenthal, hence the name. Its scent was meant to smell just like the air that circulates after lightning strikes. Perhaps its name comes from the way the perfume reacts with the body. Its scent transforms very fast but is tuberose. It starts off smelling like flowers, fruits, and newly cut grass but in the end it becomes sweeter and there is a hint of musk. The fragrance lasts a very long time. It is packaged in a hand-cut bottle that was designed for this French fragrance.
9 Joy Parfum by Jean Patou ($800)
This perfume could give Chanel No. 5 a run for its money as it was voted “Scent of the Century,” by the Fragrance Foundation in 2000 although it has been around since 1936. The scent is a very strong floral one and it is said to have more than 300 roses and about 10,000 jasmine flowers. It is a hit in Hollywood as it is one of the most popular scents which many actresses carry and is available in 1-ounce bottles.
8 Shalini ($900)
The strong floral scent of Shalini is meant to evoke flowers that are in full bloom. And like most expensive perfumes, it comes in a small bottle. Its scent has a strong white floral tone with a mix of tuberose and tiare flowers. It has base notes of musk and sandalwood. The complexity of this fragrance is not the only thing that makes this perfume a success. It is known for having a long lasting fragrance that transforms from a heavy floral one to a flower that is in full bloom.
7 Hermes’ 24 Faubourg ($1,500)
This is a limited edition perfume created by Maurice Roucel. Only one thousand bottles were created and they were only sold per ounce. Its bottle, made out of crystal, is shaped like a square that has some contouring as it is meant to convey movement. The scent is light with floral notes. The reason why it comes in one ounce bottles is because the scent lasts a long time and not much is needed to smell good.
6 Annick Goutal’s Eau d'Hadrien ($1,500)
The citrus scent of Eau de Hadrien suit both men and women. Its fragrance is mostly citrus because of the mixture of lemon, mandarin orange, Sicilian lemon, cypress, and grapefruit although it has a hint of floral thanks to the ylang ylang extracts. Because of the heavy notes of citrus, it is great on the skin. It has a refreshing scent, too which is perfect for the day. The designer of the fragrance, Annick Goutal created this scent because of her love for Tuscany and because of the inspiration from the novel Memoirs of Haiden.
5 Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes ($1,700)
Baccarat is the only crystal manufacturer that has entered the perfume industry. After making bottles for the Clive Christian scents, the company decided to come up with a scent for its own brand. The scent was meant to have a middle eastern aroma which is why it is a concoction of frankincense and myrrh. It comes in a crystal bottle that is made out of crystal, of course, and is shaped like a pyramid.
4 Chanel No. 5 ($1,850)
At the fourth spot is Chanel No. 5, a well known perfume that has been around for decades. Aside from it being the most fabulous perfume known to the world of high fashion, it was the first ever perfume by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. It has heavy tones of jasmine. Though it was once given for free to some of Chanel’s most valued clients, it is now sold at $1,850.
3 Caron’s Poivre ($2,000)
Included in the top three is a fragrance by French perfumery Caron, even if its price is less than 10% of the number one most expensive perfume. Caron’s Poivre is a unisex fragrance that has been around since the 50’s. It has a top note of spicy pepper which is what makes it appeal to both men and women. A veteran perfumery in France, Caron is best known for having a ‘nose’ or a master perfumer who ensures their perfumes smell amazing.
2 Clive Christian No. 1 for women ($2,150)
Costing 90% less than the most expensive perfume in the world is by Clive Christian again. Clive Christian No. 1 has a scent for men and for women. What makes it expensive is the bottle, made out of crystal, it has a neck that is made out of 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver. Aside from that, it is made from a combination of bergamot, orris, sandalwood, natural gum resin, vanilla, and ylang ylang extract. But since these ingredients are not available year round, it is not so easy to come up with this brilliant fragrance.
1 Clive Christian Imperial Majesty ($215,000)
The most expensive perfume is not only pricey, it is also fancy. From the bottle to the way it is delivered, there’s no wonder it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. The bottle’s design is meant for royalty with a collar made with 18 carat gold. It does not even end there, a five carat diamond is stuck to the fabulous golden collar. Each bottle is delivered in a Bentley. Interested buyers ought to order one now since it is a limited offer.