Time to talk luxury fragrances.. how important is smell to you? What is the most expensive perfume?

I remember people, places and situations when I can feel a fragrance in the air. Here I have selected some of the most refined fragrances on the market nowadays, by rarity and definitely price (all around or above 500 GBP a bottle except for Tom Ford.. But hey, thanks to Mr JayZ, the nowadays king of hip-hop, this brand has the hype of the moment).

Let’s start with the main picture above. Versace: an ultra-feminine floral bouquet is at the heart of the fragrance; sambac jasmine, velvety heliotrope and gentle almond blossom, blend with base notes of tonka, woody patchouli and sandalwood to create an intoxicatingly seductive scent.


24 carat gold dusting powder -hand-made in the Ormonde Jayne London studio and housed in a lavish puff made from French satin and hand sewn with a beautiful champagne coloured marabou feather trim. Lightly dust this sumptuous powder over your décolleté to leave it deliciously fragranced with an elegant shimmer.


This one is a sensual, leathery chypre from Roja Parfums. Fresh and spicy with voluptuous
floral notes. A rich, deep, mossy base is warmed by a blend of precious woods.


A wonderful gift from Estée Lauder, this striking compact opens to reveal Beautiful fragrance in long-lasting solid perfume. Wear your favourite luxury perfume everyday.


Terryfic Oud is a distinguished and mysterious fragrance with woody, resinous, balsamic and smoky notes, created in Grasse by Jean-Michel Santorini.


Acqua Di Parma – has a bottle holder made of fine, soft dark brown ostrich leather to enhance the uniqueness of this Eau de Cologne Concentree. Opens with a citrus aroma before revealing its extraordinary personality of a heart full of precious ingredients such as agarwood, Russian coriander and Haitian amyris wood.


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Boadicea The Victorious – has top notes of lemon, orange and green accord– underlined by a base of oud, patchouli and soft amber to maintain a sensuous quality of indulgent luxury.






Tom Ford – available to buy exclusively from the new Sloane Street store for six months, before going on sale internationally. The fragrance features top notes of saffron, black pepper oil and coffee oil; a heart of incense, geranium Egypt and jasmine; and base notes including cedarwood Atlas, Tonkin musk and Dominican Republic torchwood.

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This is CHICoverdose,

the perfume of Luxury

by Xenia Tchoumitcheva