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Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes

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A wide variety of perfumes is available these days in a highly fluctuating price range. Perfumes can go as low as $10 (or even lower) but how high could the prices go? Here is a list of top 10 most expensive perfumes of all times that will definitely leave make your jaw drop.
10. CHANNEL NO.5
Channel No. 5 was launched in on 5th May, 1921 and since then it has maintained its position is the best selling perfume. Created by Ernest Beaux and launched by Coco Chanel, it is a classy feminine fragrance that combines Jasmine, Mayrose, and ylang-ylang to form a complex combine notes which are hard to isolate from the other. It is said that every minute, approximately two bottles of this amazing fragrance is sold. Originally it was launched as EDT but now EDP form is also available.
9. SHALINI
Maurice Roucel combined tiara flowers, vanilla, tuberose, neroli, coriander, and ylang-ylang that lie on the base of sandalwood and musk to create this floral fragrance. It is a graceful feminine expensive fragrance that stays for a long time. Wear it in the morning and enjoy it throughout the day. The fragrance is not very sweet but extremely lovely to wear.
8. ANNICK GOUTAL EAU D’HADRIEN
After dedicated research, Annick Goutal came up with the idea of combing Sicilian lemons with grapes to form an outstanding citrusy fragrance. Other ingredients include citron, cypress, and mandarin orange. Launched in the year 1981, it is a unique unisex fragrance which is best for both the genders. The perfume made its place as the winner of FiFi Award Hall Of Fame in 2008.
7. JAR BOLT OF LIGHTNING PERFUME
Created by Joel A. Rosenthal, this perfume smells just like the air that has been struck by lightning. It is a strong perfume with a long lasting fragrance. Bolt of Lightning was launched in the year 2001 and is for women. The bottle is made up of hand cut glass and the liquid in it combines dark tuberose with green notes.
6. JEAN PATOU JOY PERFUME
Brilliantly designed by the Henri Alméras, it was launched in 1929 and enjoys being a bestseller perfume for women. In Fifi Awards 2000, it was called as the “scent of centaury” by Fragrance Foundation. A single ounce of Joy is prepared by using 336 dozen roses and 10,000 jasmine flowers and this is the reason for it being so expensive.
5. CARON POIVRE
Poivre was launched in 1954 with Michel Morsetti being the nose behind it. It is a unisex perfume which combines fresh spice and warm spice like red pepper and black pepper, cloves, and woody and floral notes to form an attractive perfume that makes you look really classy. The bottle, designed by Félicie Bergaud, is decorated by white gold collar and crystal that adds to its high price.
4. HERMES 24 FAUBOURG PERFUME
This is one of the highest costing perfumes for women and is created by Bourjois and Maurice Bernard Roucel in 1995. Only a 1000 bottles, which are made up of St. Louis crystal and are square shaped, were created. It has a long lasting floral aroma. It is a classy, elegant, and sophisticated perfume that combines jasmine, ylang-ylang, iris, and orange blossom among others to form a powerful fragrance that is elegant yet classy
3. CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO. 1
This is a “regular” version of Clive for those who cannot afford the most expensive one. The handmade bottle is made up of lead crystal and the neck is decorated with a tiny diamond. It combines natural gum resin, bergamot, sandalwood, vanilla, and orris along with the ylang ylang extracts. The perfume is scarcely available. Its lovely aroma is simply incomparable with any other perfume.
2. BACCARAT LES LARMES SACREES DE THEBES
This is the second most expensive perfume which is rare and is available in pyramid shaped crystal bottles created by Baccarat. It symbolizes the scent of ancient Middle East. The perfume begins with pepper flower, Egyptian Cassie, and pink pepper and develops into the floral heart of rose, geranium, and jasmine that lies perfectly on amber, myrrh, and balsams base. The cost of this amazing fragrance along with the stylish bottle makes it the second most expensive perfume.
1. CLIVE CHRISTIAN NO. 1 IMPERIAL MAJESTY PERFUME
And now we come to the most expensive perfume ever created for both the genders. Its price might be higher than the annual earnings of most people out there! It is hard to afford even for the richest one out there. The bottle is made by Baccarat crystals and is ornamented by an amazingly cut 5 carat dazzling diamond and a collar of 18 carat gold. This amazing fragrance, as expected, is extremely rare. As a matter of fact, only 10 bottles has been created till date! The fragrance is the flawless blend of carnation, bergamot, cardamom, benzoin, lemon, and jasmine. Everything about this amazing fragrance is (obviously) flawless. The bottle along with the liquid in it defines perfection.

Felix is a lifestyle and perfume writer who loves delicate fragrances. He is the founder and editor of 'the perfume review' which he started to let people know about the latest fragrances and perfumes available on the shelves.

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