8. Joy by Jean Patou – $800 per ounce
It was created in 1929 for French courier Jean Patou, Henri Almeras being the perfumer. Launched in 1936, Jean Patou has become one of the most highly-regard fragrances ever created. It was voted “Scent of the Century” by the Fragrance Foundation at the 2000 FiFi Awards, beating out the more popular Channel No. 5. Joy. This perfume is exemplary of the floral type, and it was made to raise people’s spirits during the Great Depression. The ingredients add to its sky-high price since an exceptional 10,000 jasmine flowers and 336 roses are required to just create a single ounce.
7. Caron Poivre – $1,000 per ounce
Parfum Caron was founded in 1904 and is one of the world’s most prominent perfume companies. 50 years later, in 1954, they released the Caron Poivre, the most expensive perfume the brand has ever made. It is bottled in a limited edition Baccarat crystal bottle with a white-gold collar and is described as a perfume for both men and women. Caron Poivre has dashes of clove, and a number of spices including black and red pepper. It has a very spicy and fiery scent, which is definitely appropriate since Poivre is French for pepper.
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