The perfumes’ price usually reflects the quality or rarity of the natural materials used, the ornaments on the bottle, and the craftsmanship behind it—and the finest scents made from some of the world’s rarest and natural ingredients can be yours to bask in and enjoy—at a premium.
People who can afford to spend don’t mind paying extra money for the best night’s sleep on a luxurious mattress. They can splurge on the rarest cheeses and wines with the best vintage while smelling like a million dollars. Below are the top seven most expensive perfumes in the world.
Alaïa Paris Eau de Parfum
Alaïa’s Paris Eau de Parfum exudes fresh florals mingled with warm musks, providing a unique and diving scent. The freesia and peony flowers give the fragrance its lighter notings, while the musk offers the perfect ‘dark’ contrast, balancing the scent perfectly. It was released in 2015, inspired by the designer’s childhood in Tunisia, reminiscing cold water being poured over hot brock walls, making this $2,500 perfume one of the most lauded fragrances on the market today.
Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum
Jean Patou’s Joy fragrance line was created in 1930 and is some of the most expensive perfumes you can get thanks to the sheer extravagance of its flora content—containing 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen of roses per bottle. This limited-edition $1,800 perfume marvel ups the ante more with a stunning Baccarat bottle.
House of Sillage Cherry Garden
Luxe perfumery House of Sillage goes above and beyond with its limited-edition scents, packaging each fragrance in ornately-designed bottles, made to be a collector’s item, with each one containing precious gemstones. The Cherry Garden is a sweet and floral scent infused with subtle notes of almond, vanilla, Sicilian bergamot oils, rose, and jasmine. This $1,200 perfume provides a hint of musk that perfectly balances these different scents at play.
Les Royales Exclusives Jardin d’Amalfi Fragrance
Popular British perfumery Creed and loved by Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly launched their Royal Exclusive scent line in 2011, celebrating the house’s 250th anniversary. This $995 perfume notes are an olfactive evocation of a traditional Italian garden—bright citrus, rose, apple, cedar, and cinnamon, all bottled up in a gorgeous hand-blown Pochet bottle, featuring an open-neck pout, providing lavish slathering.
Original Collection No. 1 Feminine
The Original Collection No. 1 Feminine by Clive Christian provides a complex yet enticing fragrance combining the unique scents of white peach, jasmine, rose, carnation, and plum. Plus, its base is represented by sensual and seductive notes, consisting of vanilla and Tonka bean, creating a passionate scent, making this $850 perfume very alluring and tempting.
Casablanca Lily Extrait de Parfum
Byredo crafts some of the most prestigious and favored fragrances from beauty editors, and the $550 Casablanca Lily Extrait de Parfum is no different. The scent is inspired by that fleeting moment you feel when the sun goes down, and flowers such as rose, jasmine, and lily are at their peak, providing a concentrated perfume that’ll remind you of a relaxing summer night. It also features notes such as black plum, honey, rosewood, and world gardening, evoking a sensory experience like no other.
Christian Dior Balade Sauvage
The Christian Dior Balde Sauvage provides a unique and irresistible fragrance that reminds you of the tropical vacation you deserve right now. This $450 scent was inspired by the island of Panarea, featuring a formula of bergamot, fig, and sea breeze—a unique combination mimicking the different olfactory sensations you experience while being close to the ocean. While the scent is dominantly fresh and citrusy, it still feels like a warm hug on a cold day thanks to the amber wood and vanilla’s subtle notes.
One of the ‘strongest’ senses of a person is the scent, and having the right fragrance can leave a lasting impression on others—and adorning one of the most expensive perfumes mentioned can help you make a bold statement one fragrance at a time.