Good fences make good neighbors. But who’d pay for the wall?
Picking a scent that suits your personality is hard. With so many fragrances to choose from, it can be overwhelming. But for the world’s richest men, the choice is obvious: a 500ml-bottle of Clive Christian’s No. 1 Imperial Majesty at £115,000.
Housed in a handmade Baccarat crystal bottle accentuated with an 18-carat gold collar and a dazzling 5-carat diamond on the front, it’s no surprise why C.C.’s No. 1 is the world’s rarest, most expensive men’s cologne.
The contents of each bottle are also incredibly rare. Do Indian sandalwood and Tahitian vanilla ring a bell? Let’s say, both ingredients require intense labor to harness.
British kitchen designer and perfumer Clive Christian rose to the challenge of creating the best possible perfume with complete disregard for price. This sophisticated scent in a bejewelled bottle is the result. And the world noticed.
If you think £115,000 is a whole lot of money for a bottle of fleeting fragrance and no one in his right mind would buy it, you’re sorely mistaken. Rumor has it that only three bottles of C.C.’s No. 1 are left. For huge fans of the scent (or the perfume bottle), the money seems well spent.
But not everyone understands. It is quite insane to spend all that money on a single unimportant purchase. Off the top of my head, I could think of ten other ways to spend the money instead of throwing all of it at once in a cologne.
Like you can go to the world’s most expensive restaurant and splurge on a trip to Ibiza with that money. And still have more cash left. If you love sandwiches, you could buy the priciest burger everyday for a month without trouble. Or if you’re into music, maybe you’d like to own the world’s most valuable saxophone. Or take home a classic mini-cooper. I could go on, but you get my point.