Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty
Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty

The primary reason why people started wearing perfumes was to keep away unpleasant body odors and to smell fresh. However, over the years, the usage of perfumes has changed from merely offering fragrances to being associated with sophistication. Perfumes are generally expensive and prices of the high-end ones are worth thousands per bottle. Let's have a look at the top 10 most expensive perfumes that money can buy.

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in 2021/2022

10. JAR Bolt of Lightning - USD 765 per ounce

9. Joy by Jean Patou - USD 850 per ounce

8. Caron Poivre - USD 1,000 per ounce

7. Hermes 24 Faubourg - USD 1,500 per ounce

6. Clive Christian No.1 - USD 2,150 per ounce

5. Chanel Grand Extrait - USD 4,200 per ounce

4. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes - USD 6,800 per ounce

3. Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Majesty - USD 12,722 per ounce

2. DKNY Golden Delicious - USD 1 million

1. Shumukh - USD 1.29 million

10. JAR Bolt of Lightning - USD 765 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

JAR is the brainchild of Joseph Arthur Rosenthal, a Paris-based American jeweler whose works have drawn comparison to those of Faberge. The brand is also known for a unique range of fragrances, the most famous (and expensive) of which is Bolt of Lightning. The perfume has strong floral overtones with ingredients that include Oriental flowers and tuberose. Perhaps its most distinctive feature, in keeping with the history of the brand, is a beautiful hand-cut bottle, according to Luxuryproperty.

9. Joy by Jean Patou - USD 850 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

Joy is an extravagant perfume created by the renowned brand, Jean Patou. While making it, double the quantity of the ingredients that are otherwise required in order to make a scent was used. 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozens of roses were used in the creation of this perfume, according to Luxhabitat.

8. Caron Poivre - USD 1,000 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

The house of Parfums Caron is one of the oldest French perfumes houses. It was established in 1904 and fifty years later, it would produce what has become its signature fragrance - Caron Poivre. While the bottles of Caron were typically designed by the business partner of founder Ernest Daltroff, Poivre features a stunning bottle crafted by Baccarat. It has an unmistakable scent with dominant spicy notes and is only available in select stores around the world.

7. Hermes 24 Faubourg - USD 1,500 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

The reason why Hermès 24 Faubourg is considered one of the most expensive perfumes in the world is that only a thousand bottles of it were ever created. It features a unique fragrance and is a combination of a number of scents. It has a hint of orange blossom, jasmine, tiare flower, patchouli, ylang-ylang, vanilla, ambergris, sandalwood and iris.

6. Clive Christian No.1 - USD 2,150 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

This perfume is created by one of the high-end perfume designers and creators of the world, Clive Christian. The perfume was launched in 2001 and 2006 and is available in two fragrances- Oriental for men and Floral for women, according to Industryleadersmagazine.

5. Chanel Grand Extrait - USD 4,200 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

Created in 1921 through a collaboration between Coco Chanel and perfumer Ernest Beaux, Chanel Grand Extrait holds a very high pedigree in the world of high-end fragrances. The bottle itself is a masterpiece of design, with a look that appears to be quite simple at first glance but carries with it several layers of artistic complexity.

4. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree de Thebes - USD 6,800 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

This is the third most expensive perfume created by the perfume company Baccarat. This perfume is one of the three limited-edition perfume fragrances and is bottled in a pyramid-shaped crystal bottle. The fragrance of the perfume is frankincense and myrrh.

3. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty - USD 12,722 per ounce

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

Clive Christian makes a second appearance on this list as the maker of the worlds third most expensive fragrance. The perfume was crafted by noted British perfumer Roja Dove and features an aromatic floral blend that includes rose oil, jasmine and Tahitian vanilla. The bottle has a design befitting the name, with a neck made of 18 karat gold and set with a 5 carat diamond.

2. DKNY Golden Delicious - USD 1 million

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

The most expensive perfume in the world until being dethroned earlier this year, this special edition of the Golden Delicious range is the only one of its kind ever produced. The perfume was actually designed for a charitable cause, with all proceeds from its sale donated to ‘Action Against Hunger’. The result of over 1,500 hours of painstaking work by expert jewelers, the bottle features 2,909 precious stones, including 2,700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, a Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, plus four rose-cut diamonds and fifteen pink diamonds from Australia.

1. Shumukh - USD 1.29 million

Top 10 Most Expensive Perfumes in the World in 2021/2022

Unveiled in March at the Armani Ballroom of the Burj Khalifa, Shumukh is a stunning combination of ingredients that includes Indian agarwood, sandalwood, musk, Turkish rose and several others that have not been publicly disclosed. It was designed by Dubai master perfumer Asghar Adam Ali. The packaging is a work of art, featuring a leather display case that stands nearly 2 meters high and opens to reveal a bottle that has been adorned with symbols of the UAE’s heritage.

The base features a trio of gold Arabian thoroughbreds along with three silver clamshells housing a real pearl each. There are also three gorgeous roses in pink gold and diamond dust and a mini globe with gold continents. Three marble pillars rise from the base to a golden dome atop which a diamond-studded gold falcon sits. Needless to say, there is only one bottle currently in existence, making it exceptionally rare and no doubt, will only add to its value as time goes on.

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