Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents, usually in liquid form, used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living spaces an agreeable scent.
The word “perfume” comes from the Latin word “per fumum”, meaning “through smoke”. This is because perfumes were originally made by burning fragrant materials and inhaling the smoke.
Perfumes have been used for centuries to enhance personal appearance, attract attention, and create a sense of luxury and sophistication. They are also used in a variety of other applications, such as aromatherapy, food flavoring, and air freshening.
Perfumes are typically classified according to their strength:
- Eau de parfum: The strongest type of perfume, with a concentration of 20-30% essential oils.
- Eau de toilette: A lighter version of perfume, with a concentration of 5-15% essential oils.
- Eau de cologne: The lightest type of perfume, with a concentration of 2-5% essential oils.
Perfumes are also classified according to their notes, which are the different aromas that make up the fragrance.
The top notes are the lightest and most volatile, and they evaporate quickly. The middle notes are more complex and long-lasting, and they give the perfume its main character.
The base notes are the heaviest and most tenacious, and they provide the perfume with its lasting power.
Perfumes can be customized to create unique and personal fragrances. This is done by blending different essential oils and aroma compounds.
Below are the most expensive perfumes in the world in 2023. Note that the prices quoted are estimate at the time of writing:
1. Shumukh – $1.3 million
The Shumukh is considered as the world’s most expensive and luxurious perfume, valued at $1.3 million.
It is a unisex fragrance created by The Spirit of Dubai Parfums by Nabeel, an ultra-luxury fragrance brand from the UAE.
The Shumukh bottle is a masterpiece in itself, standing at 1.97 meters tall and weighing 18 kg. It is set with 3,571 sparkling diamonds (totaling 38.55 carats), topaz, pearls, 2.5 kg of 18 karat gold, and 5.9 kg of pure silver.
The bottle design is inspired by the seven key elements of Dubai: pearl diving, falconry, Arabian horses, roses, luxury, Arabian hospitality, and Dubai’s stature as a city of the future.
The fragrance itself is a complex and luxurious blend of the finest natural ingredients, including pure Indian agarwood, patchouli, incense, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, pure Turkish rose, and amber. It is said to have a lasting power of over 12 hours on the skin and up to 30 days on fabric.
2. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle – $1 million
The DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by celebrity jewelry designer, Martin Katz.
It is the most expensive perfume bottle ever created, valued at over $1 million.
It is carved from polished 14-karat yellow and white gold, and it is encrusted with over 2,900 precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and turquoise.
The stones are arranged in an intricate design that depicts the Manhattan skyline and the world’s continents.
The bottle is topped with a golden apple-shaped stopper, which is also encrusted with precious stones. The stopper is removable, and it can be worn as a pendant.
3. Imperial Majesty – $215,000
Imperial Majesty perfume is a unisex fragrance created by Clive Christian. It is the most expensive perfume in the world, with a price tag of $215,000 for a 500ml bottle.
The bottle is made of Baccarat crystal and features a 5-carat white diamond in the 18-carat gold collar. Only 10 bottles of Imperial Majesty perfume have ever been made.
The fragrance itself is a complex and luxurious blend of bergamot, Sicilian mandarin, ylang-ylang, neroli, sandalwood, musk, clove, vanilla, and vetiver.
4. Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes – $6,800
Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes is a limited edition perfume created by Baccarat in 1998. It is a unisex fragrance that is inspired by ancient Egypt.
The name translates to “The Sacred Tears of Thebes”.
The perfume is housed in a beautiful pyramid-shaped bottle made of Baccarat crystal. The bottle is decorated with gold leaf and semi-precious stones.
The fragrance itself is a complex and luxurious blend of exotic flowers, spices, and woods. It is said to be a blend of jasmine, rose, lotus, sandalwood, musk, and amber.
5. Clive Christian No. 1 – $4,200
Clive Christian No. 1 is a complex blend of over 200 rare and precious ingredients, including bergamot, mandarin orange, ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla.
6. Chanel Grand Extrait – $4,200 per ounce
7. Hermès 24 Faubourg – $1,500 per ounce
8. Caron Poivre – $1,000 per ounce
9. JAR Bolt of Lightning – $765 per ounce
10. Jean Patou Joy – $700 per ounce
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