Millionaire scents: 5 scents that scream money
The perfume one chooses to wear can tell a lot about their personality, taste and social status. Choosing the right perfume to wear to an occasion can mean the difference between exuding class, status and privilege and smelling like the average Joe. For one to truly standout among the social elite, smelling great is not good enough one has to wear a fragrance that exude wealth and class. For a scent to truly standout it has to be rare and tantalizing, it has grab people’s attention, and turn heads whenever one walks into a room. Below is a list of five perfumes that are bound to make an impression.
Clive Christian imperial majesty
Earning its place in the Guinness book of records as the worlds most expensive perfume this scent truly screams money. Created by Clive Christian in 2006 only ten bottles of this perfume were ever made making it a very rare collector’s item. Of the 10 bottles ever made 7 were acquired by private collectors, and of the three retained by Clive Christian two are on display at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie with the final bottle travelling the world as an exhibition piece.At $215,000 a bottle, this perfume is truly one of a kind.
Probably one of the world’s most iconic fragrances this perfume has stood the test of time and emerged as one of the most coveted scents. A perfume by the Parisian couturier Gabriella “coco” Chanel, the fragrance was created by the chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. Ever since its creation in 1921 Chanel no.5 has become a benchmark by which all other elite perfumes are created. Chanel no.5 epitomizes how a woman should smell a scent that oozes femininity, class and grace, a true olfactory delight.
Les larmes sacrees de thebes
This perfume was commissioned by baccarat to commemorate the new millennium in 1998. The signature scent was created by the perfumer Christine Nigel. The perfume was inspired by the Egyptian pyramids and the wares found in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh king Tutankhamen. The Federico Restepo designed bottle containing the perfume is pyramid crystal with intricate designs and a small bubble blown on its top to hold the perfume. The perfume retails at $6,800 per bottle and has peppery top notes which eventually settle to the more resinous and balsamic base notes which are very pleasant and long lasting.
Clive Christian No.1
Another great perfume from Clive Christian this perfume costs about $2,150. It is made with some of the world’s rarest ingredients in terms of fragrance used as well as materials used to make the bottle. The bottle is made in collaboration with Baccarat one of the world’s top crystal makers. The bottle is a lead cut crystal bottle that has a 15-carat gold enriched insert and a 5-carat brilliant white diamond. The fragrance is to die for with a mixture of Indian jasmine, sandalwood and mandarin notes. On application, the perfume slowly settles into its vanilla and sandalwood base notes which last throughout the day.
Jean Patou’s Joy
Jean Patou’s joy was created in 1929 with the help of the perfumer Henri Almeria. Considered to be one of the best perfumes ever made it was voted perfume of the century by the public at the fragrance foundation FiFi awards in the year 2000. This perfume is primarily made using jasmine and rose flowers. Each 30ml bottle requires about 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses and other flowers such as the Ylang Ylang. Due to the combination of flowers used to make the perfume no one flower smell dominate, and the final scent is a fusion of the many flowers used to make the perfume.