Since the ancient times, perfumes and natural scents have been around, bringing lovely and reminiscent smells to living spaces, skin and hair. Although, we have had the ability to create perfumes as we know them today since the 1800s.
A great perfumer – or a ‘nose’ – is thought to be both a chemist and an artist, putting together chemicals and ingredients. In today’s society, cologne and perfume is worn by both men and women; it is a luxury market, and people normally expect to give a pretty penny for a beautifully decorated bottle and classy scents. It is a safe gift choice and indulgence that remains popular even in modern times.
Obviously, most people would not expect to spend anything near to the cost of the fragrances on this list. From light, flowery scents to strong musky smells, the art of perfume making is an always-evolving practice and mostly expensive and not-easy-to-come-by ingredients rise the price of the finished product. The outstanding prices of the 10 most expensive perfumes and colognes on this list are influenced by current trends, design of the bottle, and the rarity of ingredients involved. Luxurious perfumes are bought by ounce, not the bottle, in the commercial fragrance industry. Because of that, we have listed the perfumes’ prices according to this.
10. Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien – $441.18 per ounce
This perfume was released as a result of a Annick Goutal and Francis Camail working together back in 1981. Eau d’Hadrien can be used by both men and women. This perfume is a citrus fragrance, made up ingredients including mandarin orange, lemon, grapefruit, Sicilian lemon, cypress, aldehydes, citron and extracts from a plant grown in Madagascar called ylang ylang. It is also sold in a $1,500 3.4 ml bottle. The perfume gained fame and popularity when it was raised to the Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame at the FiFi Awards in 2008.
9. JAR Bolt of Lightning – $765 per ounce
JAR is the short form for the jeweler who designed this perfume, Joel A. Rosenthal. Every bottle of Bolt of Lightning is personally hand cut and designed. Joel advertized this scent as having the smell of air just after a lightning strike, however, it is more specifically for women as an oriental floral fragrance. Some of Jar complicated ingredients are smells of mature flowers, ripe fruit, freshly cut plants and dashes of green notes, musk and tuberose.
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