It’s a well-known fact that designer fragrances can be costly so what about the world’s most expensive perfume? The creator of such a perfume is Clive Christian. A fragrance house that has been developing the world’s finest fragrances and perfumes since 1872.
Studying his signature bottle alone, this one was created more so for collectors than for its content and was designed for the celebration of its latest boutique in London.
Clive Christian has a vision for exquisite and unique taste and doesn’t see perfume as just a fragrance in a bottle. It goes way deeper than that.
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Clive Christian developed a beautiful bottle from his signature fragrance ( no 1 Passant Guardant) and decorated it with 24-carat gold lattice-work, with over 2000 individually set white diamonds.
With a flawless finish, two yellow diamonds set an eye for the magnificent lion and a rare pink diamond embedded and used for the lion’s tongue, this signature bottle is a true work of art.
Coming in at $175,000 per ounce, it is the second most expensive perfume in the world. So why does this perfume house stand out from all the rest?
It’s clear to see that with such an exquisite bottle there will surely be an exquisite perfume. This particular bottle named number one Passant Guardant has become officially recognised as the world’s most expensive perfume.
Every bottle in the collection has a distinctive crown symbol for the cap of the perfume. The right to have such a unique symbol was first granted by Queen Victoria herself in 1872. Impressive stuff!
There isn’t anything like Clive Christian‘s creations on the market today and certainly no attempts at trying to copy his brand. We’re often swayed to purchase a designer bottle because of its beautiful design as well as its fragrance.
We already know that fragrances adapt to the wearer’s skin but what makes Clive Christian’s fragrances unique is their ability to create a unique scent on every individual. A scent that develops gradually over hours, this truly sets the standard high for the perfect fragrance.
Each of his perfumes is designed using possibly the costliest ingredients but also the finest available. Unlike traditional designer fragrances that more often than not will contain 16% perfume oil, here we have the use of 20-25% perfume oil being used. This ensures that we have a longer-lasting fragrance.
Very clever too, that Clive Christian has created a collection with the letters of their name engraved on each bottle for a more distinctive appearance.
With such unique bottles, each one adorning the crown cap, there’s an element of taste and elegance with this design that leaves us in awe that such beauty has been created.
Let’s take a look at just what each of these fragrances contains that makes them stand out from any other.
The C.L.I.V.E collection
C for CREATIVITY,
L for LUXURY,
I for INGENUITY,
V for VIVACITY,
E for EXCELLENCE
So within each of these unique bottles, what kind of fragrance will we find? For starters, each of these perfumes will set you back £310.00 when you purchase directly.
Creativity – C WOODY LEATHERWoody fragrances are a much-loved scent by many and this one is no exception. Often the perfect fragrance to wear during the autumn and winter months, this fragrance oozes smokiness with its well-thought-out notes of saffron and tobacco. The added scent of mandarin gives this fragrance a balance of freshness whilst the skin is embraced with amber and oud.
LUXURY – L FLORAL CHYPREWith a bottle that stands for luxury, we surely wouldn’t expect anything less with this fragrance. Luxury certainly does ooze perfection when it comes to this scent.
The respect and admiration inside this bottle capture pure elegance with its combination of rose and jasmine. When a perfume also contains dry orris, you know the price tag for this ingredient alone is going to be heart-stopping and expensive.Orris is left for a minimum of three years before it can be used, as at first it is odourless. For the scent to develop, it is stored in jute bags. Natural fibre bags are made from plants and are spun to create a course and strong threads.Added notes of frankincense, musk, honey and vanilla give this fragrance a sophisticated and classic aroma to make it the highest level of luxury.
INGENUITY – I WOODY FLORAL
A combination of floral and woody fragrance notes gives this perfume unique creativity with a hint of nature and the great outdoors. Having top notes of mandarin from the citrus family with red fruits and spices gives this woody fragrance a superb kick of strong wood and floral scents.
Topped with a base of patchouli, jasmine and a touch of oud, this perfume is the perfect scent for those who love strong floral fragrances. That’s me sold!
VIVACITY – V AMBER FOUGERE
With amber fougre notes from the oriental family and added vetiver, which is an essential oil obtained from the root of Indian grass, this gives the perfume its stunning quality.
Added peppers give a great contrast to its amber base. A refreshing and lively fragrance that dances on the skin. A smoky feel to this fragrance brings the notes to life.
EXCELLENCE – E GOURMANDE ORIENTAL
If you are a lover of sweet fragrances, this unique bottle fits the bill. With top notes of peach and fruity rum, the extraordinary scent in this bottle will capture the hearts of those who have a preference for sweet perfumes. Also, containing cinnamon, cloves and labdanum at the heart of this fragrance, gives it an elegant aroma with its exceptional ingredients.
The creation of the most expensive perfumes in the world
Clive Christian uses the rarest and most natural ingredients when it comes to creating their perfumes. The journey starts with pure expertise and exceptional and international training from a selection of perfumers based in Britain. All of their perfumes are created here too. Incredible to learn that each perfume contains between 100 and 300 different ingredients!
Sourcing rare and exotic ingredients makes them as unique as they are. The finest of ingredients have to be grown in the perfect condition. Using so many ingredients makes Clive Christian’s perfumes even more unique and each one goes on its journey before it can be sold. Sometimes this can take several years.
What’s even more incredible is that their perfumes are created with such technology that every wearer will have 8 hours of fragrance that pops through the skin throughout the day, giving the wearer a selection of different notes to enjoy.
None of the usual re-applying during your lunch break! A powerful breakthrough in the art of fragrances and every drop that is sprayed has been created with pure complexity.
Of course, there will be a certain kind of market and person who could afford such elegance in a bottle and spending such a large amount does have its limits when looking to own one. Like everything else, there is a place for expensive clothing, exquisite food and jaw-dropping perfume.
One will certainly be remembered for the unique scent that’s left behind and just the same as the fragrances you currently use, it’s even more important that you follow the tips when applying your perfume to get the most out of your scent.
Pure perfume at its finest
Alongside creating unique and beautiful perfumes, Clive Christian has created The Absolute range which is made to order and contains 100% perfume oil! Wow! What’s even more is that one of these bottles will set you back £3,500!!
It would be the chosen few who would buy such a perfume but wonderful to have one made to order and containing pure oil. A bottle that would be kept for prosperity after the perfume has been used.
Containing such a high amount of oil will give you around 12 hours of pure perfume fragrance. One spray will surely be enough of one of these stunning bottles just for its concentration alone. With over 200 of its finest ingredients too it’s no surprise that these perfumes are hugely expensive.
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