June 17

The most expensive perfume in the world

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Every now and again I am blown away by something so very unique and unusual that it makes me do a double-take. I am talking about a £64,000 double-take. And that’s the starting price. Meet V1, the most expensive perfume in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

V1 contains 1400 of the most refined essences and rare flowers from all over the world. It took the designer Arfaq seven years to create it with renowned parfumeur Arthur Burnham. The bottle was designed by Arfaq and assembled by Pierre Dinand of the famous Ateliers Dinand, Paris. Each bottle is made of pure platinum with 18 carat gold and ruby crystal and bears the recipient’s name, individual number and hallmarks.

Rolls Royce were commissioned to make the case of precious wood which is lined in the finest Connolly hide. Each case is a result of thirty hours of craftsmanship. Graff were commissioned to produce the 18 carat yellow gold key, set with brilliant cut diamonds and rubies, which opens the box. Each key is numbered.

Only one hundred and seventy-three bottles were made. Only twenty-two remain.

If you are intrigued, inspired, interested, email baronessva@v1onenightonly.com to arrange a viewing. Oh, I almost forgot… it smells simply divine.


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