Short of sharing a leaflet about your achievements and accomplishments in every room you enter, there are only so many ways in which you can communicate how rich and successful you are as a man. One of those ways is your perfume. The more distinct and unique your smell is, the more likely it is that people will consider you successful. If you are a man and you intend to smell rich, owning some of the most expensive perfumes in the world is one way to do so.
And it is not just about the price tag. For several of the priciest perfumes in the world for men, they are made out of precious, rare materials that ensure you stand out wherever you are. If you are also the type to show off, especially on Instagram, they tend to come in specially made packaging that reflects the thousands spent on acquiring them. We checked out ten of the most expensive perfumes in the world. Take a look below.
Most Expensive Perfumes for Men
1. Clive Christian’s No. 1 Imperial Majesty
Price – $435,000
Branded on the Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty bottle is the distinguishing fact that it is the most expensive bottle of perfume in the world for men. It comes with a whopping price tag of $435,000, which places well above every other perfume on this list.
With just 500ml of perfume inside the bottle, the Imperial Majesty doesn’t last due to the level of concentration in one drop. The fragrance is made out of a mixture of mandarin oranges, cardamom, tonka beans, cedarwood, and a few other notes that give this perfume a distinctive smell.
Aside from its smell, the number one most expensive perfume for men further distinguishes itself through the bottle. It is made out of Baccarat crystal embedded with five carats of white diamond. The neck of the bottle also sports 18 carats of gold, making this truly a luxurious buy.
2. Gianni Vive Sulman Parfum VI
Price – $89,000
There is plenty to say about the Gianni Vive Sulman Parfum VI. But, it is perhaps best to lead with the fact it was the favorite fragrance of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. While that itself is enough selling point for the Gianni Parfum, it also has other traits and features that justify its $89,000 cost price. One of them is the packaging. It is made out of gold and it has a key, which is also made out of gold, diamond, and rubies.
As for the perfume itself, it is made out of several natural ingredients, as well as a combination of jasmine rose, and other ancient recipes. Not only would owning this perfume set you apart as a man, but you will also be sharing something in common with one of the greatest names in the history of music.
3. Paco Rabanne LUXE Edition Perfume
Price – $57,000
Perfumes have been one of the defining products of the Spanish fashion designer, Paco Rabanne. From dresses to perfumes of men and women, it has emerged as one of the standout brands for luxury. That is why it is no surprise that one of his products, the LUXE Edition Perfume is one of the most expensive perfumes for men.
The perfume comes in a bag-shaped case. It is made out of 18-carat gold in tandem with the bottle, which is also made out of gold, with a diamond topper. As for the fragrance, it contains notes like amber, white wood, cinnamon, orange roses, mint, and spices.
To say the smell of the Paco Rabanne LUXE Edition Perfume would make you irresistible would be understating the quality of this $57,000 perfume.
4. Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition
Price – $4,600
Because those who can afford a Bentley deserve to have a perfume brand that goes with the luxury and class of the Bentley brand, this perfume was created for them. Lalique took up that challenged and partnered with the iconic car brand to make this perfume. The casing for the fragrance is made out of wood, and its content also comes in similar exotic packaging.
The bottle is made out of crystal, with angel wings firmly placed as the top of the container. The perfume comes in 40 ml, is made out of a combination of cedar, patchouli, leather, and wood notes. If you are wondering if buying a Bentley would get you this, the answer is no. You will still have to shell out $4,600 to own this perfume.
5. Caron Poivre
Price – $2,800
We started this list with perfume worth more than $400 thousand. But, halfway through the list, we have gotten to more affordable luxury options. Caron’s Poivre is the fifth most expensive perfume for men, at a cost price of $2,800 for the bottle. It is also believed to cost as much as $1,000 per ounce.
The bottle, as you would expect of any perfume bottle in this price range, is made out of Baccarat crystal. In the bottle is a perfect blend of several notes from red and black pepper, cloves, rose, lavender, lily of the valley, sandalwood, cedar, musk, and several more natural ingredients.
While it makes this list of perfumes for men, it can also be used by women, allowing you to maximize the financial outlay needed to own this perfume.
6. Clive Christian No. 1 Pure Perfume
Price – $2,150 per ounce
Clive Christian made three out of the last five perfumes in this list. The first one is the No. 1 Pure Perfume, which sells at $2,150 per ounce. Compared to the first Clive Christian on this list, there is a lot of trade-off in luxury, but you will still be getting that unique quality of the Clive Christian perfume line.
The packaging comes with the official royal badge, and the bottle is made out of Baccarat crystal. However, the real value for money of the No.1 is inside the container. The perfume is made out of a combination of notes like nutmeg, paprika, cardamom, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, lime, grapefruit, and more.
It is one of the popular perfumes among royalty and celebrities, and at $2,150 per ounce, it can be yours too.
7. Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien Perfume
Price – $1,500
If you cannot afford the entire bottle of the Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien perfume, you can shell out $448 for an ounce. However, the entire bottle costs $1,500, placing it at number seven among the most expensive perfumes in the world for men.
It comes in a stylish bottle made out of Baccarat crystal that is sure to be admired by men who are in touch with their feminine side. The perfume itself continues that diluted masculinity theme with notes like cypress, grapefruit, and Sicilian lemons. It also contains ylang-ylang and mandarin, all mixed into 3 ounces of perfume.
8. C for Men Clive Christian
Price – $350
The second Clive Christian in the bottom five and the third overall to make this list is C for Men. It was modeled after the success of the female version which comes in similar packaging, and the bottle is made out of Baccarat crystal. It also comes with the customary official Royal badge.
As for the fragrance, it is made out of a mixture of amber, tonka, green leaves, jasmine, rose, and more. It is believed that using this together with the female version can last up for 24 hours, making this one of the better His/Her options in the expensive perfume category.
9. Clive Christian 1872 Perfume Spray
Price – $300
Number nine most expensive perfume for men in the world and fourth Clive Christian perfume is the 1872 Perfume Spray. At $300, it is one of the cheapest options available for anyone looking to smell like a million bucks. The bottle is made out of all the trademark qualities of a Clive Christian product. From the official Royal badge to the vertical bottle shape as well as a box to hold the bottle.
However, this particular Clive Christian has a green bottle and contains just 50 ml of perfume. The fragrance is made out of a mixture of several pleasant notes such as spicy, sweet, floral, woody, and vegetable notes. Do not let the cheap cost fool you. This will be one of the smartest decisions you will make in your mission to smell good.
10. Ambre Topkapi 60ml
Price – $250
Last but not least is Ambre Topkapi’s perfume. This perfume, which was specially designed for men, comes with a fragrance made out of a host of ingredients. It contains ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, pineapple, grapefruit, thyme, lavender, ginger, oakmoss, vetiver, leather, musk, villa and more.
While the long array of notes might suggest conflict in smell, this perfume maintains a perfect blend that makes it worth the $250 price per bottle. As for the packaging itself, the Ambre Topkapi 60 ml perfume does not come with any precious stones or overly stylish design. But, it does come in a cylindrical bottle made out of Baccarat crystal. The cover is made out of a Resin bust.
Pierre Bourdon made Ambre Topkapi Eau de Parfum for Parfums MDCI Paris. He has worked with luxury brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Canali, and others. He is widely considered to be one of the best perfumers in the modern-day.