Scents Value Tens of millions – WWD

From particular version releases of fan-favorite scents to distinctive new bottles adorned with treasured gems, the perfume trade has hit excessive notes within the luxurious house.

Customers with a nostril for opulence can anticipate to see an increase in fragrance gross sales because the trade has been considerably affected by the purchasing habits of post-pandemic customers, WWD reported. After years of decline, customers have returned to purchasing fragrances once more, producing vital gross sales development within the class.

Luxurious retailers, auctioneers and collectors have taken full benefit of this pattern. Beneath, see 12 of the world’s most costly perfumes, customized bottles and singular scents that mix exclusivity with ingenuity.

Cry Child Fragrance Milk by Melanie Martinez, $275 (greater than $2,000 from resellers)

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Melanie Martinez Cry Child Fragrance Milk

Melanie Martinez Store

Launched in 2017, the perfume is housed in a container made to resemble a milk bottle, a form consistent with musician Melanie Martinez’ child-like visible aesthetic. When in inventory, the two-ounce bottle of fragrance options notes of wealthy fruit, strawberry milk and lipstick. It initially retailed for $275, however it now fetches greater than $2,000 from resellers.

Pleasure Parfum Baccarat Version by Jean Patou, $1,800

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Pleasure Parfum Baccarat Version by Jean Patou


The restricted version Pleasure fragrance by Jean Patou was launched in 1929 and was housed in a Baccarat crystal memento model bottle. The extreme floral scent was created utilizing the essence of greater than 10,600 jasmine flowers and greater than 28 dozen roses per bottle. Whereas the favored scent was a favourite amongst customers of luxurious fragrances, the fragrance is now not being produced and might solely be bought by way of on-line resellers.

Flowerbomb Haute Couture by Viktor & Rolf, $2,700 

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Flowerbomb Haute Couture by Viktor & Rolf 

Viktor & Rolf 

Created in 2020 to have fun Viktor & Rolf’s bestselling scent’s fifteenth anniversary, the intricate Flowerbomb Haute Couture 3.4-ounce bottle was 3D-printed in gold within the likeness of a rose. Although solely 15 bottles had been produced, the basic scent from Viktor & Rolf will be bought for below $100 in its authentic bottle.

Roja Haute Luxe by Roja Parfums, $3,500

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Roja Haute Luxe by Roja Parfums

Roja Parfums

Solely 500 limited-edition 10-milliliter bottles of Roja Haute Luxe fragrance are launched yearly. The scent has notes of rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and earthy contents of ginger, clove, cinnamon, ambergris and patchouli. The perfume was restocked earlier this yr, and it’s out there for buy from Roja Parfums and different on-line retailers.

Marilyn Monroe’s Chanel No.5 by Chanel, $10,000

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Marilyn Monroe’s Chanel No.5 by Chanel

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Beforehand owned by Marilyn Monroe, the 6.8 ounce bottle of Chanel No.5 was offered in a 2017 public sale from Julien’s Public sale for $10,000. Whereas the field has by no means been opened, the scent has been credited as one in all Monroe’s most beloved fragrances. New bottles of Chanel No.5 sometimes retail for $250.

Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes by Baccarat, $16,800

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Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes by Baccarat


As one of many main producers of luxurious crystal, Baccarat has a historical past of artisan bottle creations. In 1998, the corporate launched three of its personal signature scents. Considered one of them, Les Larmes Sacrées, was produced in a restricted amount, ensuing within the fragrance having the very best worth of all three. The quarter-ounce fragrance is housed in a pyramid-shaped bottle comprised of Baccarat’s signature crystal and is scented with notes of amber, jasmine, rose, Egyptian cassie, myrrh and frankincense.

Pleine Lune sur le Nil by Parfums De Burmann, $30,000

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Pleine Lune sur le Nil by Parfums De Burmann

Fragrance Bottles Public sale

Pleine Lune sur le Nil was shortly discontinued after its launch in 1934 after the manufacturing prices proved to be too costly by the Burmann fragrance firm. The fragrance is housed in a black glass bottle that options enameled hieroglyphics and a gold-painted steel pyramid cowl. 

1 Million Luxe Version by Paco Rabanne, $57,000

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1 Million Luxe Version by Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne

Credited as being one of the costly perfumes for males, the three.4-ounce perfume highlights notes of blood orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, mint, rose and leather-based. Whereas a brand new bottle of the perfume is now not out there to buy, every limited-edition bottle will be refilled with the identical musky scent.

J’adore L’or Status Version by Dior, $75,000

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A limited-edition J’Adore bottle.

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Redesigned to incorporate contemporary notes, the limited-edition 3.4-ounce bottle of Dior’s bestselling scent was launched in 2016 to have fun the model’s historical past of vogue and perfume. With solely a choose variety of bottles out there worldwide, the perfume is adorned with a big bow that options 30 round-cut diamonds and 10 pear-cut diamonds. Conventional bottles of J’Adore, housing the method initially launched in 1999, retail for $150.

No. 1 Majesté impériale by Clive Christian, $215,000

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No. 1 Majesté impériale by Clive Christian

Clive Christian

Crafted by British perfumer Roja Dove in 2006, solely 10 bottles of the 16.9-ounce perfume had been produced. Combined with notes of vanilla, musk, bergamot, Sicilian mandarin, ylang-ylang, and honeyed neroli, the fragrance is housed in a hand-cut crystal bottle that makes use of 18-karat gold on the neck and is adorned with a five-carat white diamond.

Golden Scrumptious by DKNY, $1 million

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Golden Scrumptious by DKNY


The particular version 3.4 fluid-ounce bottle of DKNY’s bestselling fragrance was designed in 2021 with 2,909 treasured stones by movie star jewellery designer Martin Katz for a very good trigger. The fragrance’s signature gold orbe bottle was adorned with 1000’s of uncommon gems to boost cash for the worldwide humanitarian group Motion Towards Starvation. Shoppers should buy an authentic version of the model’s signature scent for below $50.

Shumukh by Nabeel, $1.29 million

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Shumukh by Nabeel


As one of the costly perfumes on the planet, Shumukh by Nabeel has spared no expense. The product’s three-liter crystal bottle is adorned with pure silver, 18-karat gold and greater than 3,571 treasured stones. The scent, a mixture of pure Indian agarwood, patchouli, incense, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, pure Turkish rose and amber notes, is claimed by the model to have taken three years of analysis and roughly 500 exams to realize the outcome. 

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