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Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty: Price $215,000

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British designer Clive Christian’s creation has recently been voted in the Guiness Book of World Records the most expensive perfume in the world. The 16.9-ounce perfume bottle is stuck into the 18-carat gold collar that is adorned with a five-carat diamond. Only five bottles are made annually, justifying the eye-popping price.

2. Clive Christian No. 1: Price $2,150 (2 oz.)

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This perfume is an extravagant combination of Indian jasmine, mandarin and sandalwood. Its bottle is handmade from lead crystal, while the neck is 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver, set with a solitaire.

The stopper is designed after the original pattern granted by Queen Victoria.

3. Caron’s Poivre: $2,000

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The peppery unisex fragrance of Caron Poivre is a snip at $2,000 (for 2 oz).

This perfume is a concoction of lavender, jasmine, rose, Lily of the valley, carnation, cedar, sandalwood, Tonka and musk.

The maker of this perfume, Caron, is one of the last perfume houses to still have an in-house ‘nose’ (Monsieur Fraysse) — also called a master perfumer.

4. Chanel No 5: Price $1,850

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One of the world’s most famous perfumes relies heavily on jasmine. It was the first fragrance from Parisian couturier, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.

History has it that Chanel commissioned renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to make six perfumes. They were labelled No. 1, No. 2, etc. through No. 6. Chanel liked No. 5 the most and that became the chosen formula.

5. Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe: Price $1,700

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Baccarat, better known as the maker of high-quality crystal, entered the fragrance business in the late 1990s with three limited-edition fragrances of its own.

Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe combines frankincense and myrrh. The perfume comes in exquisite Baccarat crystal bottles.

6. Annick Goutal’s Eau d’Hadrien: Price $1,500

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Annick Goutal is a European perfumer, former model and prize-winning pianist. Her Eau d’Hadrien is a fresh, citrus blend of Sicilian lemons, grapefruit and cypress.

7. Hermes’ 24 Faubourg: Price $1,500

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This women’s perfume, which comes in 1-oz bottles, is made by French fashion house Hermes International.

Hermes started its fragrance line in 1951. Over the past 57 years, the company has created several fragrances for both men and women.

8. Jean Patou’s Joy: Price $800

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This is quite a popular fragrance among Hollywood stars. It comes in 1-oz bottles and is a heavy floral scent, based on the most precious rose and jasmine, created by French fashion designer Jean Patou.