The art of making perfumes was born in Egypt. It was in France, around the fourteenth century, where flowers were grown to make the fragrances. This nation became, since then, the European center of design and trade in perfumery. Whereas in 18th century Europe perfume was used by the nobility, in the East, especially in Japan, using it constituted an art, called kōdō or art of incense, also practiced by the bourgeoisie, explains the page Mundobelleza .com. The perfume is one of the accessories of any woman. In fact, the French designer Coco Chanel said the following about the essences: "The perfume announces the arrival of a woman and lengthens her march". Likewise, he affirmed that "A woman without perfume was a woman without a future". Perhaps for these assertions, the most exquisite fragrances have been created. According to La Vanguardia, in 1929, Jean Patou, French fashion designer, decided to create one of the most expensive perfumes, containing 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses. From that moment, some brands were given the task of designing the most select perfumes in the market. The Forbes.com site compiled the 10 most expensive essences in the world. Discover why its value and be surprised with its prices.
A perfume that can be used by men and women, due to its mixture of red and black pepper, cloves and other spices. The French company Caron, with more than 101 years of age, was responsible for the design of this fragrance. The bottle is limited edition and is made of Baccarat crystal. Its price for 2 ounces is 2 thousand dollars.
Eau d'Hadrien, Annick Goutal.
Created by the perfumer, former model and European pianist, Annick Goutal in 2005. It is a fresh fragrance made with citrus fruits, Sicilian lemons, grapefruit and cypress. The glass bottle of Baccarat is limited edition. The price of perfume, which contains 3.4 ounces is one thousand 500 dollars.
24 Fauborg, Hermès.
The fashion house produced this perfume with a hint of essence of orange blossom and an elegant floral combination, which contains roses, lily, jasmine and patchouli. It was introduced to the market in 1995 with only a thousand limited edition bottles. Its cost per ounce is one thousand 500 dollars.
Shalini, Shalini Parfums
This exclusive and original fragrance is composed of neroli, ylang ylang and cilantro that combine with sweeter aromas such as tuberose, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. It was created by the perfumer Maurice Roucel. Its presentation is a limited edition glass bottle found only at the exclusive New York store Bergdorf Goodman. Only 900 bottles were produced. The cost per 2.2 ounces is $ 900.
Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes, Baccarat
Lovers of mystical scents will enjoy this fragrance designed to evoke the ancient Egyptian spirits. It is composed of incense and myrrh, which distinguishes it from other aromas. Baccarat, best known for its pure and high quality glass, decided to make this perfume in 1990. The limited edition bottle comes in the form of a pyramid. The price of the bottle with 0.25 ounces is one thousand 700 dollars.
Bolt of Lightning, JAR
Renowned jeweler Joel A. Rosenthal, decided to venture into the design of fragrance, and that's how he created this perfume that comes in a glass bottle hand-engraved by Rosenthal himself, and that can only be found in his small fashion store from Paris. The ounce is priced at approximately $ 765.
Joy, Jean Patou.
What makes this fragrance so special is its combination of odors and its concentration, which is higher than most commercially available perfumes. It is composed of 10 thousand 600 jasmine flowers and 336 Bulgarian roses. Your container is made of Baccarat crystal. The Joy brand introduced this perfume to the market in 1930, positioning itself as the most expensive in the world. The ounce has an approximate value of 800 dollars.
No.1, Clive Christian
The bottle is made of lead crystal, handmade with a diamond of 0.33 carats in the neck. Production is limited by the scarcity of its ingredients, which include ylang ylang grown especially in Madagascar, vanilla, orris, natural rubber resin, sandalwood and bergamot. The price for an ounce is 2 thousand 150 dollars.
Chanel No. 5, Chanel
Maybe this fragrance is the best known in the world. It was the first perfume to carry the designer's name, which added extra value and made it one of the elite fragrances since it went on sale in 1921. Gabrielle Chanel wanted an aroma that really had "the smell of a woman" , and that is how Ernest Beaux incorporated natural scents of May rose and jasmine to a composition of synthetic substances to make the famous designer's request come true. The 15.2-ounce bottle has a value of $ 850.
Imperial Majesty, Clive Christian
Only ten bottles of collection edition were created. It is made of Baccarat crystal with a solid 18 carat gold neck and a white diamond top. The bottle contains about 17 ounces of the Clive Christian fragrance, No.1. It is considered the most expensive perfume in the world. Its value is 215 thousand dollars.