23 December 2015
Looking to wrap up a bottle of scent for that special someone this year? You'll want to make it something truly extraordinary - so perhaps instead of going the tried and tested route, go the extravagant one instead, with your pick of the world's most expensive fragrances! Sure it'll cost a little more, but with a jackpot from GiantLottos.com by your side, you'll be able to afford each item on our list, and then some. The festive season never smelled so good!
If you're looking for a scent that appeals to both men and women, you won't find better, or more pricy, than Caron's Poivre. Created in 1954 by Michel Morsetti, this glorious fragrance is worth a staggering $1,000 per ounce - far more than the usual Eau de Toilette you're used to buying. Instead, this scent boasts spicy top notes, a rich floral heart and a woody base, with a heady blend of pepper, cloves, jasmine, carnation and more. So no matter who it's intended for, they'll smell delicious every day.
Launched in 2001, this intoxicating fragrance has the distinction of being 2006's most expensive perfume - unsurprising when you consider that a single ounce is worth an unbelievable $2,150. What's more, even the bottle itself is a work of art, decorated with an 18-carat gold inset and a white diamond. Crafted from only the most rarefied ingredients, the No. 1 for Women features an aromatic combination of Indian jasmine, Tahitian vanilla and rosa centafolia, while the No. 1 for Men boasts a bold blend of Indian sandalwood and Arabian jasmine sambac. Pop one of these under the tree and you'll instantly be No. 1 in the recipient's eyes!
You've heard of Chanel No. 5, but have you heard of Chanel Grant Extrait? No? Many people haven't, which is a shame, as this fragrance is one of the most luxurious, and expensive in the world. In fact, it's so exclusive that it's only offered as part of a limited edition - which is most likely why it's not as well-known as its more popular sister fragrances. Offered in three varieties, including the world-famous No. 5 at $4,200 per ounce, this Chanel is sure to invoke excitement, delight, and a wellspring of brownie points!
Sold at Harrod's in London (which should give you a clue as to the price), Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes is another limited edition fragrance, this time with an eye-watering price tag of $6,200 per ounce. Of course with a lottery jackpot in your bank account, paying the bill will be no problem whatsoever - and a good thing too, because with a pyramid-shaped Baccarat crystal bottle on the outside and a blend of frankincense and myrrh on the inside, this could be the most appropriate fragrance ever for a Christmas gift. Wrap it in some gold paper, and you'll have the yuletide trifecta!
Of course since you do have oodles of lotto millions to play with, why not go for broke and splash out on the most expensive perfume in the world? That title belongs to the Clive Christian Imperial Majesty Perfume - an extravagance in every way at $12,700 per ounce. And what do you get for such an exorbitant price tag? Only a bottle crafted from pure crystals, a 5-carat diamond and 18-carat gold, with three individual scents for both men and women. If you've ever wanted to give the gift of opulence, this is it - and one that lingers in the most delightful, aromatic way possible. Merry Christmas!