Enticing and impressing people by not only dressing well, but also smelling nice has been a priority ever since ancient times, where natural fragrances and perfumes have been used. However, it wasn’t until the 1800s when the perfume industry as we know it today truly blossomed. Today, in order for a great perfume to be created, a chemist with the help of an artist mix a ton of chemicals and ingredients in order to create some of the best smells known. However, the price of the perfume sometimes comes from its brand or the bottle and not only the smell. Without further adieu, here are 10 of the most expensive perfumes and fragrances from around the world.
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien – $441.18 per ounce
Launched back in 1982 and the result of a collaboration between the infamous Annick Goutal and Francis Gamail, Eau d’Hadrien is one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. The citrus flavored perfume, which captures the smell of lemon grapefruit, cypress and mandarin orange sells for as much as $1,500 for a 3.4 oz bottle.
JAR Bolt of Lightning – $765 per ounce
Designed by the jeweler Joel A. Rosenthal, the Jar Bolt of Lighting perfume smells, as marketed, of air just after a lightning strike. Released back in 2001, the perfume costs as much as $765 per ounce.