As always, we have saved the luxury edition for last, and once again the items are listed in order from what-a-bargain to holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding.
Starting off slow, from Thierry Mugler, Alien Essence Absolue in the Crystal Collection bottle: "Encrusted with Swarovski Crystals, the bewitching Alien nectar is captured inside an everlasting drop of gold that radiates a divine mystical energy. Alien Essence Absolue is a modern and decadent interpretation of Alien that will indulge the solar goddess in every woman." 30 ml for $138 at Thierry Mugler.
From Robert Piguet, Oud in a limited edition gold bottle: "Like Scheherazade’s tales, Oud de Robert Piguet takes its wearer on an enchanting fragrance journey." £180 (about $280) at Selfridges in the UK.
From Memo, Shams Narcissus edition: "Memo's limited edition Shams Narcissus fragrance features invigorating notes of pepper oil, rose, oil of ginger, saffron, cypriol heart, cashmeran, tonka bean, tolu balsam absolute, styrax absolute, labdanum absolute, oud accord and narcissus. Set in a leather case, this fragrance comes with a book composed for the occasion; it inspires a fragrant story with touching illustrations that linger in our hearts and minds." 75 ml Eau de Parfum for £495 (about $777) at Harvey Nichols.
From Bond no. 9, Scent of Peace in the Amethyst Swarovski Shooting Star edition: "Not only are the entire front and back of this 100ml limited edition flacon replete with Fancy Stones, but even the transparent oval lid displays a ring of delicate, gleaming amethyst cabochons. After all, peace is a precious, precious thing." $1,000 for 100 ml at Bond no. 9.
From Clive Christian, No. 1 Imperial: "containing the richer, more complex and concentrated version of No 1 The World’s Most Expensive Perfume". Available in the men's and women's versions, £1,000 (about $1,570; a bargain compared to the Passant Guardant edition) for 50 ml at Harrods. (via fashioninsight.co.uk)
From Yves Saint Laurent, Paris in a special bottle by Murano glassblowers Verrerie Venini. 10 bottles were made, they are around $7,500 each. (via news.yahoo)
From Guerlain, Shalimar in the Indian Nights edition: "Thanks the tour de force of glass maker Waltersperger, the format and colour take the beauty of this exceptional bottle, whose multiple facets attain their full glory, to a new level. Guerlain commissioned Gripoix to put the sublime finishing touches on this amazing work of art. A perfect pairing between the perfumer, a devotee of craftsmanship since 1828, and the Paris couture jewellery maker. Jewels in hundreds deep blue glass and iridescent pearls mounted on fine 24 carats gold adorn he neck of the bottle. A finery fit for a prince and a symbol of the mystery and sensuality of the Shalimar legend." 40 were made, 1.5 liters for around $12,000 at Guerlain.
Another option from Guerlain, the reissue of Coque d'Or, the fragrance created as a tribute to Diaghilev and housed in a bottle shaped like one of his bow ties. The new version (29 were made) features a blue Baccarat bottle painted with gold, inside an oak case with gold fluting. 90 ml for €17,000 (about $26,700) at Guerlain.
From Roja Dove, the one-off "By Appointment" fragrance. The scent is an oriental; the bottle features "diamonds, amethysts and 18ct gold, shrouded in a custom-made alligator leather case also set with diamonds and gold, all housed within a clean, white presentation box." £75,000 (about $118,000) for 100 ml + 2 refill bottles, also at Harrods. (via centurion-magazine, theluxurychannel)
From Cartier, La Panthère in a carved rock crystal bottle with solid gold vial and obsidian cap. One was made, reportedly €156,000 (about $245,000). (via vogue.fr)