The word Perfume is derived from a Latin word ‘Per fume’ which in English means ‘through smoke‘. The most ancient known perfumes were available in the form of aromatic herbs or incense normally used during a religious service. Egyptians were known to be the first ones to use perfumes. Later, Arabs, Greeks, Romans and Chinese were the next to follow. Perfumes, then, were a status symbol – most of them costing a fortune. Talking about today, its easy to find an enticing perfume that rightly fits you budget. Spend a few thousand bucks and you can bring home a perfume with the most pleasant fragrance. But, the expensive ones ought to have all the attention. Listed below are some of the most highly priced perfumes on the planet.
1. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty
Voted by Guinness Book of World Record as the most expensive perfume ever produced, this one comes with a price tag of $215,000 which turns out to be a whopping Rs. 1,07,50,000. The perfume is available in a Baccarat crystal bottle, with a 5 karat diamond stuck into the 18-karat gold collar. Only five bottles are released every year, owing to its expensive price tag. The scent is a perfect blend of cardamom, lemon, bergamot, benzoin, carnation and jasmine.
2. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes
This limited edition perfume comes in pyramid shaped sparkling crystal bottles. The mixture of myrrh and frankincense takes you back to the ancient Middle East when the royal Pharaohs ruled. At $ 6,800, it is definitely not that expensive compared to the Imperial Majesty but obviously won’t go easy on your pocket either.
3. Clive Christian No. 1
Another amazing one from Clive Christian. Priced at $ 2,150 an ounce, the perfume includes a pure mix of mandarin, sandalwood and Indian jasmine. Handcrafted from lead crystal, the bottle has a 24-karat gold-plated silver neck. To adore the neck is a diamond that weighs a third of a karat. The perfume includes notes of bergamot, orris, vanilla and sandalwood. Most of these ingredients are not available during the entire year making it precious.
4. Caron Poivre
This limited edition perfume will cost you $1,000 an ounce. It is available in crystal bottle with a collar plated with white gold. Caron Poivre gives out a very strong and an aggressive fragrance. The prime ingredients included are red & black pepper and cloves. Meant for both men and women, this one, though expensive surely deserves to be your next pick. So, if you are ready to splurge a few extra bucks, go for Caron Poivre.
5. Jean Patou’s Joy
Created by a renowned fashion designer Jan Patou, this one is highly popular among Hollywood celebrities. Created out of rare flowers including jasmine and rose, the perfume gives out a heavy floral scent. If living a celebrity life is what you look forward too, you ought to go for Jean patou’s Joy.