Most Expensive Perfumes in the World

Who wouldn’t want to wear perfumes with appealing fragrances that’d make an impression? Perfumes add a certain vibe and dab to our lives. They speak sophistication, luxury, and class. Though perfumes started as a means to an end, a damage control mechanism to help people with disturbing body odor to manage their problem. Now, people pay a fortune to own peculiar and distinct fragrances. And by fortune, I mean millions of dollars for an ounce. So if you’re curious to know how expensive these perfumes are, here are the 10 most expensive perfumes in the World.

10. Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum, limited edition by Jean Patou – US$850.00

On our list of most expensive perfumes in the World, Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum takes the 10th position. Known for its floral fragrance, Joy Baccarat pure perfume was created in 1930 and has held the position of the most expensive perfume in the World. This perfume is known for the pure extravagance of its floral scent. It features 10,600 jasmine flowers and about 28 dozens of roses in a baccarat bottle. Joy was created by the renowned perfume brand Jean Patou and still holds the glory of floral extravagance. It is a great fit for women and is sold at $850 per ounce.

9. Caron Poivre – US$1000

On our list of most expensive perfumes in the World, Caron Poivre takes the 10th position. The perfume is known for its very distinct fragrance. It was first created in 1954 by the perfume house of Caron as a way to mark their 50th anniversary in perfumery. This perfume is known for its spicy and peppery nature. It is bold and unique. One peculiar thing about this perfume is how it represents the name it bears. The word “Poivre” is French for peppery, and you cannot wear this perfume without noticing its peppery, spicy scent. It also has a hint of floral heart and a woodsy scent. This perfume is pretty much a masterpiece. An ounce of this perfume costs a whopping $1000. Caron Poivre is a unisex perfume packed in a baccarat crystal bottle with a crystal-decorated white gold collar. If you try this perfume, you will fall in love with its unique fragrance.

8. Hermes 24 Faubourg – US$1500  

Hermes 24 Faubourg is another quite expensive perfume designed by the famous partisan perfumers Hermes. It features a combination of scents like a hint of jasmine, Tiare flower, orange blossom, patchouli, vanilla, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and iris. These scents add to what makes the fragrance a unique feminine light scent. Its case is a classy styled bottle made of St. Louis crystal and has a satin gold top. Apart from its catchy fragrance, one other reason why this perfume is on the list of most expensive perfumes in the World is that only a thousand bottles of this perfume were ever created. Hermes 24 Faubourg was named after the main store address of the perfumery in Paris and is sold for $1500 an ounce.

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7. Clive Christian No. 1 – US$2150

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Like other costly perfumes on this list, Clive Christian No. 1 is famous for its many fragrances, oriental for men and floral for women. It was created by one of the most famous and high-end designers Clive Christian. When this perfume was launched in 2001, it gained traction and in 2006 became the most expensive perfume in the World. This perfume comes in a nicely handcrafted crystal bottle with a sterling silver neck plated in 24 karat gold. Clive Christian No. ! goes for a selling price of $2150. This perfume can serve any purpose. All you need do is buy the fragrance that suits your taste.

6. Roja Haute Luxe parfums – US$3500

Roja Haute Luxe Parfums is another expensive perfume created by the perfumer Roja Dove. This chypre oriental fragrance features ingredients like jasmine, rose ylang-ylang, and spicy base notes of ginger, clove, cinnamon, woods, cedarwood, resins, patchouli, and ambergris. You should know that this perfume is limited to 500 bottles produced yearly. The bottle also has unique packaging. This perfume goes for about $3500.

5. Chanel Grand Extrait – US$4200

Chanel Grand Extrait is the 5th on our list of expensive perfumes in the World. This masterpiece is one highly sought-after product from this brand. Its fragrance is compelling. If you try this perfume, you’ll draw scents like a bouquet of abstract flowers, which also have a touch of femininity. It is distinctive has a flair of classical elegance. The bottle case is a piece of art as it gives off a unique look making it a masterpiece in itself. Chanel Grand Extrait is still highly sought after and is priced at a staggering $4200 per ounce. It was created by the famous Chanel, known to produce fabulous perfumes. Chanel Grand Extrait is your best bet if you want to get a feminine scent perfume that smells like a bouquet.

4. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrées de Thèbes – US$6800

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Another pretty costly perfume is the Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes. This perfume was designed by Baccarat and is one of the three limited editions. The name of this perfume is itself a hint as to its significance. When translated, Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes means “the sacred tears of Thebes”. This baccarat perfume has unique packaging. It is presented in an unusually clear crystal pyramid, capped with an amethyst colored crystal. Inside the case is a golden crystal bubble that is used to house the perfume. The two key ingredients of this perfume are frankincense and myrrh. These ingredients hold historical significance. One reason why it is so expensive. Other ingredients include musk, sandalwood, amber, and some floral notes. This perfume is unique. If you loved it, you should be willing to spend $6800 for an ounce of this.

3. Clive Christian No. 1 imperial majesty – US$12,725

You may be wondering why Clive Christian perfume has been mentioned for the second time on this list. Well, this top brand produces some of the most expensive perfumes in the World. Clive Christian No. 1 imperial majesty is another prestigious perfume from this perfumery. It is created with intriguing ingredients such as Tahitian vanilla, lily of the valley, rosa centafolis, and cardamom. This perfume has been attributed to having a therapeutic effect on the skin. This perfume also has unique packaging. The bottle is a handcrafted crystal design, followed by the neck, made of 18 carat gold on silver, decorated with solitaire and a 5-carat diamond. It is sold at a whopping $12725. Interestingly, this perfume comes in two fragrances; oriental for men and floral scent for women.

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2. DKNY Golden Delicious perfume – US$1 million

This is the second on our list of most expensive perfumes in the World. Previously, it held the position of the World’s most expensive perfumes until Shumukh took it over. DKNY golden delicious is a perfume famous for its unique and luxurious nature. It features about 2,909 precious stones, which includes 2700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires, 15 striking pink diamonds from Australia, a 7.18-carat oval cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, a 1.6-carat turquoise paraiba tourmaline, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose-cut diamond, a yellow canary diamond and a 3.07-carat oval-cut ruby that decorates the cap. It is quite an expensive perfume and was sold for $1 million. This million-dollar fragrance bottle took over 1,500 hours for the jewelers to produce. It is most definitely worth its selling price. The sale from this perfume was donated to “Action Against Hunger”.

1. Shumukh – US$1.29 million

Shumukh is the most expensive perfume in the World. It is a stunning perfume created by the renowned perfumer Asghar Adam Ali from Dubai. This perfume combines musk, sandalwood, Indian agarwood, Turkish rose, and others to create this distinctive fragrance that you cannot help but notice. The packaging alone is a piece of art. It features a leather case, an Arabian thoroughbreds trio gold, and three silver clamshells to house each pearl.

What’s more, there are three beautiful roses in pink gold and diamond dust, as well as a mini globe with gold continents on the case. You would also notice a diamond-studded gold falcon and three marble pillars on this perfume. Shumukh is a beauty to behold. It was first unveiled at the Armani ballroom of Burj Khalifa. Interestingly, this perfume is rare and has only one bottle in existence at the moment. It goes for a selling price of a staggering $1.29 million. Are you willing to pay to own one?


These perfumes are the most expensive in the World, and looking at how they are created, they are definitely worth their selling price. They do not only have appealing fragrances, but they also are well packaged and are a perfect definition of luxury. If you’re looking to get something pretty classy, then you can get any from this list.


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