The jaw-dropping price tags of luxury items are often associated with things like bags, haute couture, and jewelry. These fashion splurges are the easiest to justify thanks to their tangibility, and that won't be changing any time soon. Luxury does come in different packages, though, and fragrance has a steady place in that list. After all, buying luxury perfume is investing not just in the scent itself, but the sensory experience that comes with it—the prestige, the memories, and everything else you make of it. It's really no wonder so many people are willing to cash out for their favorite ones.
But with every high-ticket purchase, not every pricey perfume will be worth your while. To save you the trouble, we rounded up some well-loved luxury fragrances that can be worthy of being your next splurge.
8 Most Expensive Perfumes You Won't Regret Buying
1. Roja Parfum Diaghilev (P60,610)
Perhaps one of the most opulent fragrances in the market, Roja Parfums' Diaghilev boasts of 33 raw materials. It was initially created by perfumer Roja Dove for a Ballet Russes exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it was sprayed on the venue's drapes before the show. It treated patrons to a luxurious whiff of the earthy, fruity, and leathery blend that felt like the pinnacle of luxury. In fact, the scent was so lauded that the demand landed it in Roja's perfume range and remains one of his most well-loved creations.
Diaghilev, P60,610, ROJA PARFUMS, lookatme.com.ph
2. Xerjoff Alexandria II Parfum (P29,700)
Italian fragrance house Xerjoff is known for many of their luxurious blends, but Alexandria II stays a steady best-seller for its unapologetic allure. The combination of the Laotian oud, amber, and vanilla in this fragrance has made it a hit for both male and female clients alike, regardless of its obviously hefty price tag. Perhaps the bottle has merits as decor?
Alexandria II Parfum, P29,700, XERJOFF, lookatme.com.ph
3. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum (P22,350)
There's no question why Baccarat Rouge 540 has achieved signature scent status for many. The ambery floral embodies seduction, but did you know that it isn't even the strongest in the brand's line?
In the Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum, the popular fragrance's signature jasmine and ambergris are intensified with new elements to create a whole otherworldly experience. Worth almost ten grand more than the EDP, it's the bottle you'd want to save for extra extra special occasions.
Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum, P22,350 (70ml), MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, Adora Greenbelt 5
4. Creed Aventus (P19,000)
Aventus by Creed has practically cemented itself as one of the best men's fragrances to date. It's the ultimate compliment-getter, characterized by notes of blackcurrant, pineapple, patchouli, plus the ever-sensual musk and ambergris. The compliments will set you back almost 20 grand, though, but its legion of fans would guarantee that it's worth the splurge.
Aventus, P19,000 (100ml), CREED, Rustans.com
5. Tom Ford F-ing Fabulous (P18,000)
The price of Tom Ford's perfumes is without a doubt one of the most polarizing things about the range. However, this doesn't stop the brand from having a long list of highly-coveted bottles—F-ing Fabulous being one of the fastest to become one. Launched in 2017, the fragrance piqued everyone's interest with its explicit name that translated into a warm and spicy gourmand that's nothing short of addictive. You'll love it, too, if you're a fan of leather, tonka bean, almond, and an orris accord in your scents.
F-ing Fabulous Eau de Parfum (50ml), P18,000, TOM FORD, Rustans.com
6. Hermès Galop d'Hermès Parfum (P18,000)
As a house renowned for their leather goods, it's no surprise that Hermès doesn't disappoint with their leather-inspired fragrances either. Galop d'Hermès, one of the few parfums in the brand's lineup, smoothly injects femininity into the spicy note by putting it in tandem with rose. In this blend, the rose mellows the kick of the leather, allowing its natural elegance to shine through.
Galop d'Hermès Parfum, P18,000, HERMES, Rustans.com
7. Parfums de Marly Delina (P16,995)
Parfums de Marly centers on reviving the lavish lifestyle embodied by the 18th century Château de Marly. And if you had to pick up one bottle from their collection, you can't go wrong with Delina. While it's not their most expensive, Delina's charm comes from its vibrant and youthful vibe and clean, musky drydown. The scent's incredible sillage also sets it apart from just any fruity floral and rose, not to mention its bottle that's a work of art on its own.
Delina Eau de Parfum, P15,995, PARFUMS DE MARLY, lookatme.com.ph
8. Bulgari Allegra (P14,800)
Bulgari's Allegra collection makes the art of scent layering less daunting for fragrance fans. It composes of five perfumes from varying scent families, all of which you can combine with any of their "magnifying essences" (rose, bergamot, patchouli, vanilla, and musk) to create your own signature blend. That said, the perfumes are definitely distinct enough to wear on their own, being made with materials of the highest quality and packaged in gorgeous, colorful flacons.
Allegra Eau de Parfum, P14,800; Magnifying Essence, P11,800, BULGARI, Rustans.com
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