People are incredibly discerning about fragrances, and everybody wants a signature scent, but how much are you willing to pay to get it? We've already covered Clive Christian No. 1 Pure Perfume ($735), the world's most expensive fragrance, which is still selling despite the recession. And while that might just seem laughably costly, what about Creed's new Acqua Fiorentina ($130), or even this Juicy Couture Parfum ($300)? What say you — is an ounce of this stuff worth it?
While we're on the topic of ultra-expensive face creams, check out this story from Women's Wear Daily about the growing market for "uber-luxurious" fragrances and beauty products. Headlined "Costly Concoctions," this story makes a $150 moisturizer sound like a bargain, finding beauty products with price tags that "rival those of sports cars or fine jewelry":
Take V1, a fragrance created by London-based designer Arfaq, which has a starting price point of $170,000 per platinum, gold, ruby and diamond-bedecked bottle. ... Clive Christian, based in London, claims to sell the world's most expensive juice, with its No. 1 fragrance weighing in at £1,260 per ounce.
The article also points to Estee Lauder's Re-Nutriv creams, which can cost more than $300. I can understand that a bottle covered in precious gems would cost a pretty penny, but a face cream? It all seems a little bit ridiculous to me. Even if you had all the money in the world, would you pay this much for beauty?
This sleek crowned and superbly smelling No1 Perfume by Clive Christian is in fact the world's most expensive perfume. For $735 you can purchase a 50ml bottle of perfume spray in a luxe gold bottle that was awarded by Queen Victoria for its excellence and quality.
It is available in limited quantity by year due to the extravagance and rarity of its ingredients namely: ylang ylang, gentle Tahitian vanilla, pineapple, plum, mirabelle, white peach, rose, jasmine, orris, carnation, benjoin balm, tonka seeds and Indian sandalwood.
The delicate fragrance takes approximately six months to crystallize until it has reached its desired stage of spiciness. Save your pennies and enjoy every cent of this decadent scent!