Selected Perfumes: Luxury and Extravagance that Comes in Drops

J.M. Towers

Three of the most select, rare and sophisticated fragrances in the world created from unique aromatic blends in stunning presentations.

It is said that the history of perfumery is as old as the history of mankind. In fact, historical documents prove that scents, ointments, essences and perfumes were part of ancient cultures and civilizations like the Mesopotamian, Egyptian and PhoenicianThese are three of the most select, rare and sophisticated fragrances in the world, created from unique aromatic blends that come to us in stunning presentations.

Imperial Majesty
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The No.1 Perfume by Clive Christian, in a flask decorated with a diamond, made the Guinness Book of Records, in 2003, as the most expensive perfume in the world. Later, in 2006, Clive Christian presented the Imperial Majesty, a very special and sophisticated version of the No.1 Perfume, in a limited edition of only 10 units. Each bottle of the Imperial Majesty is handcrafted using Baccarat crystal with diamond ornaments and 18K gold neck. This exquisite perfume features, among other ingredients, a touch of the best vanilla fermented in Tahiti with a light mixture of lemon, cardamom, jasmine, bergamot and laurel. Clive Christian is the proud custodian of the great British Crown Perfumery, the legendary London house founded in 1872, and the only label with the privilege to use the image of Queen Victoria´s crown. The price of the Imperial Majesty perfume: $215,000.

Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes
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This wonderful scent stands out for its original composition of rare and mythical elements such as frankincense and myrrh, definitely designed for those who love mystical aromas. In 1990, Baccarat was commissioned to create an impressive pyramid-shaped container with the purest and highest quality crystal. The price of a bottle of 0.25 ounces of this truly luxurious fragrance is $1,700.

24, Faubourg
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The prestigious Parisian fashion house Hermès produces 24, Faubourg, an unforgettable fragrance that recreates the most elegant and intimate aspects of feminine sensuality using citrus and floral essence. This perfume made its debut in 1995, and since then its loyal following has grown steadily. 24, Faubourg by Hermès contains jasmine, ylang-ylang, patchouli and hints of sandalwood, ambergris, vanilla and musk. The bottle was designed by the Compagnie des Cristalleries de St. Louis, a French company founded 1767 that is currently owned by Hermès International SA. The price of this subliminal essence is $1,700 per ounce.  ■

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