The worlds most expensive perfume
It’s a well-known fact that designer fragrances can be costly. But what about the most expensive perfumes in the world?
Well, the creators of such 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‘s has clearly had 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 and stunning 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 a eyes for the magnificent lion and a rare pink diamond embedded and used for the lions 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 worlds most expensive perfume.
Every bottle in the collection has a distinctive crown symbol for the cap of the perfume.
The rights to having such a unique symbol was first granted by Queen Victoria herself in 1872. Impressive stuff!
There really 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 the beautiful design as well as it’s fragrance.
We already know that fragrances adapt to the wearers 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 a period of hours, this truly sets the standard high for the perfect scent.
Each of his perfumes are 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.
With such unique bottles, each one adorning the crown cap, there’s definitely an element of taste and elegance with this design.
Let’s take a look at just what each of these fragrances contain that make 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 direct.
Creativity – C WOODY LEATHER
LUXURY – L FLORAL CHYPRE
The respect and admiration inside this bottle, captures pure elegance with its combination of rose and Jasmine.
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.
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 an Indian grass, this gives the perfume its stunning quality.
Added peppers gives 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 to sweet perfumes.
Also, containing cinnamon, cloves and labdanum at the heart of this fragrance, gives it an elegant aroma with its exceptional ingredients.
The Creating of the most expensive perfumes in the world
Clive Christian uses the most rare and 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 100-300 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 own 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!!
Clearly the chosen few who would buy such a perfume but how wonderful to have one made to order and containing pure oil. Definitely 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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Wow, I taught my taste of perfume was already breaking my bank account and my husband thinks so to as I love good smelling perfume. The price of Clive Christian that has 24 carat gold lattice work is surely expensive, if I paid that much would not use and just lock the bottle away for save keeping. I know of a perfume collector and have shared on social media for them to check out your blog.
Certainly an eye watering price for such a beautiful bottle and definitely one to keep on show and never used !
Perfumes can cost a fair amount in general and Clive Christian shows a true passion not just for a unique fragrance but also for incredible detail within their bottles.
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Great article! The scent of perfumes are fascinating, especially knowing how strong the smell is when grasping a whiff. The creator of the perfume that you described in the article sounds amazing, he is really passionate about mastering his craft of producing high-quality perfumes. The smell of perfumes can be mesmerizing and can make an entire room smell good.
Hey Terence! Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed reading it. This one was one of my favourites to write as I was in awe of such incredible workmanship and creativity in such perfumes.
He certainly shows how unique perfume can be and his bottles would most certainly be a signature scent if one could afford them !
There are so many beautiful scents available today and they can lift our mood immensely as well as make a statement.
Thanks for reading,
Great article you have here. I have always enjoyed perfumes and the many ranges of scents that are out there. With all the choices out there I find it interesting people pay thousands for a oz of perfume. To me it’s not worth it. However I know that these perfumes be so great and smell wonderful. I see the creator of these wonderful perfumes does a great job with the scents. Maybe one day I find someone that be interested so I can purchase such fine smells.
Thank you ! It’s incredible how much perfume can cost and these ones are certainly for the chosen few with no limits on a budget.
Perfume brings out the best in us, whether it’s men or women wearing a scent. It’s also about finding a fragrance/ fragrances that suit our skin and our purse/wallet.
That’s one of the reasons why FM World was created. The company wanted to produce unique fragrances that were not only long-lasting but also affordable for the majority of us.
Thanks for reading and sharing your views,