The most expensive colognes in the world range from high-quality and rare ingredient-filled scents to extravagant gold-encrusted bottles by famous jewelers.
For centuries, women have been misting themselves in luxurious perfumes to enhance their natural scent. Because body chemistry plays a large role in selecting the perfect fragrance, women have long-valued the process of researching and testing various body sprays.
But the realm of scents and fragrances doesn’t just belong to the feminine culture. In fact, many companies produce high-end colognes made, especially for men. Many people actually believe that men spend more money on products and luxuries than women.
Long gone are the days of drug store shelf body sprays. It’s time to stop dousing yourself in Axe and Old Spice and delve into a cloud of luxury that includes the finest of men’s fragrances.
Prepare to be amazed – and probably slightly shocked – at the selection and prices of these scents containing cedarwood, jasmine & juniper berries.
Here are the 17 most expensive colognes in the world (Men’s fragrances)
Table of Contents
- Here are the 17 most expensive colognes in the world (Men’s fragrances)
- 1. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume for Men
- 2. Clive Christian No. 1
- 3. Creed Aventus
- 4. Roja Parfums Musk Aoud Absolue Précieux
- 5. Caron Poivre for Men
- 6. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte Eau de Parfum
- 7. Bond No. 9 New York
- 8. Creed Spice & Wood
- 9. Penhaligon’s The Tragedy of Lord George
- 10. Baccarat Rouge 540 Perfume
- 11. Frederic Malle Superstitious Cologne
- 12. Clive Christian Original Collection 1872 Masculine
- 13. Parfums De Marly Pegasus Eau de Parfum
- 14. Giorgio Armani Bleu Lazuli
- 15. Penhaligon’s The Blazing Mister Sam Cologne
- 16. Louis Vuitton Sun Song
- 17. Tom Ford Oud Wood
1. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume for Men
Price: $435,000 per 16.9oz bottle
To answer the first question that popped into your head: no, that number is not a typo. Clive Christian is known for creating wildly expensive colognes and perfumes, but this one certainly takes the cake by far.
This 16.9 oz bottle is filled to the brim with rare, high-quality ingredients. However, it’s the design of the bottle itself that bolsters the price.
Clive Christian worked directly with Baccarat – perhaps the most respected name in the crystal industry – to create a magnificent bottle that probably costs more than your house. Using a solid gold piece at the top and a total of 5 carats of white diamonds, this is more of a jewel than a bottle.
Some of the fine ingredients include cedarwood and tonka beans. In fact, a little known tidbit about the latter component is that it is quite literally banned in the U.S. in food. So, while we don’t recommend tasting this cologne, you’ll definitely feel like a rare gem yourself if you ever get the chance to wear it.
At $435k, Imperial Majesty tops the list of most expensive colognes in the world!
2. Clive Christian No. 1
Price: $2,150 per 1oz bottle
Compared to the previous Clive Christian cologne we just talked about, this one seems cheap. Unless, of course, you’re an average citizen with an average income. In that case, it still seems unbelievably expensive.
Available all around the world, this high-end cologne is worn by only the richest, most successful, and probably most image-concerned men across the globe. This is a scent used most often by celebrities and other famous, powerful men.
The $2,150 bottle comes with 1 oz of luxurious British liquid fragrance. Production made no exceptions based on cost and collaborated with Baccarat to create the limited edition bottle. Baccarat, which is the most prestigious brand in the crystal industry, contributed one of its famous English designers to complete this crystal bottle.
The cologne is rated by its users as very long-lasting with an enormous sillage, invoking top notes of citrus, middle floral notes, and base notes of cedar and musk.
With its rare and expensive materials, this cologne is probably worth more than most items in your household.
3. Creed Aventus
Price: $1,055 per 16.9oz bottle
Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum Flacon is quite literally a men’s fragrance created to portray traits of power, strength, and success. In fact, its Sixth Generation Master Perfumer concocted this mix to reflect the life of a historic emperor.
Despite its steep price, this scent has actually become the best-selling fragrance of the brand. It is made in France for men who intend to live a driven life, demonstrated through its sophisticated blend ingredients.
The top notes of this scent include blackcurrant, apple, pineapple, and bergamot, while the heart of the scent drives home the fragrance of patchouli, juniper berries, jasmine, and birch. At the bottom of the smell, wearers will detect hints of oakmoss, musk, vanilla, and ambergris.
While the 16.9 oz bottle comes at this eyebrow-raising price, you can opt for the 8.4 oz bottle at $670.
4. Roja Parfums Musk Aoud Absolue Précieux
Price: $1,050 per OZ
At a whopping $5 cheaper than the Creed Aventus, this Roja Parfums scent sells at $1,050 per 1 oz bottle. Sold by the high-end store Bergdorf Goodman, this bottle presents only the finest ingredients composed by Roja Dove himself.
Luxury meets sensuality when it comes to this fragrance. The top notes keep things simple with just bergamot and lemon. In the heart of the middle notes, we can find rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. Finally, the base notes include an intensive mix of nutmeg, precious woods, vanilla, musk, and more.
5. Caron Poivre for Men
Price: $1,000 per 1oz bottle
While this price is a significant jump from the Clive Christian collection, it’s still a pretty penny for your average male.
Caron Poivre for men, has an exciting and rich background, given that it was initially created and marketed towards women. However, the unique personality of its aroma has grown very popular with men since its inception in the 1950s.
This 1 oz crystal bottle invokes white gold entrustments and contains ingredients from around the world. The scent is certainly an acquired one, with seemingly odd portions of hot, spicy, and peppery notes.
6. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte Eau de Parfum
Price: $860 per 8.4oz bottle
While Tom Ford has other colognes that are not quite this elegant and expensive, their Neroli Portofino spray is one of the higher-priced scents on our list.
The 8.4 oz bottle boasts a deep, evergreen color accented with a gold band and plate. Its inconspicuous design is simultaneously simple and classy – though the scent held inside a closer akin to bold and vibrant.
This cologne is a vibrant blend of coastal Italian woods, smooth leather, basil, lemon, oakmoss, and bergamot. The elements combine beautifully for a deep and exhilarating fragrance designed to empower men.
7. Bond No. 9 New York
Price: $650 per 1.7oz bottle
For a grand total of $650, you too can own 1.7 oz. of the sparkling Bond No. 9. The bottle itself is a work of fine art, appearing in a star shape and covered in sparkling crystals to boot. This New York fragrance promises to awaken your senses with a burst of city-style energy.
The fragrance is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, making the price a no-brainer. It’s filled with a beautiful blend of citrus, exotic flowers, and fresh greens with a touch of oakmoss and musk at its base.
The famous Swarovski elements make this a highly coveted and expensive cologne.
8. Creed Spice & Wood
Price: $545 per 2.5oz bottle
Creed makes a second appearance on our list with its Spice and Wood fragrance. Although this scent is half the price of the aforementioned concoction, it’s still a hefty blow to the bank account.
The 2.5 oz bottle hits around the $500 mark, but the 8.4 oz bottle skyrockets up to $995. Of course, if you long for a combination of lemon, sunshine, warm clove, and aromatic apple, you may not mind forking over the cash.
9. Penhaligon’s The Tragedy of Lord George
Price: $533 per 2.5oz bottle
The name alone is something to capture your attention in this Penhaligon scent. For a hefty $533, you too can bask in the fragrance of Alberto Morillas creation that includes a masculine spice and woodsy scent.
The 2.5 oz bottle strips away the average luxurious, jewel-ridden, crystal design and swaps it for a simple bottle top with a deer head. This bold trade is enough to make any self-conscious man feel empowered by using the attractive yet manly cologne.
10. Baccarat Rouge 540 Perfume
Price: $424 per 6.8oz bottle
Considering the high prices, it’s no surprise that we, once again, have run into a Baccarat collaboration. Created by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, this unisex fragrance features a beautifully crafted Baccarat bottle that holds 6.8 oz of perfume spray.
The blend of scents puts forth an oriental aroma constructed of floral notes and an earthy base. Hints of cedar, fir resin, and amber wood combine with jasmine and saffron in this oriental garden mix.
Not only does this soft fragrance capture people’s attention without filling a room, but it’s part of a brand that boasts over 40 aromas today.
11. Frederic Malle Superstitious Cologne
Price: $390 per 3.38oz bottle
The Frederic Malle Superstitious by Dominique Ropion sells for $390 per 3.38 oz. – though you can buy it for less in smaller sizes, including a travel size that retails for $78. How’s that for an airplane bottle?
The elegant fragrances make this cologne what it is today, integrating scents of Turkish rose and Egyptian jasmine with a hint of peach. The base of this cologne rests on amber, Indonesian patchouli, and Haitian vetiver.
The sharp urban edge at the very end of this scent wraps it all together in a luxurious fragrance comparable to the taste of fashion designer Alber Elbaz.
12. Clive Christian Original Collection 1872 Masculine
Price: $350 per 1.7 bottle
This 1.7 oz bottle is a part of the Clive Christian Original Collection 1872. Evident from its name, this scent was made to capture the essence of masculinity by incorporating touches of spicy citrus, earthy and woody notes, and fresh green resins.
The deep green of the bottle paired with the gold accents makes this bottle feel absolutely royal, with the cost of some of the other scents from Clive Christian.
A man looking to portray a sense of mystery, manliness, and richness could indeed find those feelings within the depths of this fragrance.
13. Parfums De Marly Pegasus Eau de Parfum
Price: $310 per 4.22oz bottle
Parfums De Marly’s Pegasus Parfum comes in an elegant, silver, and shiny bottle with 4.22 oz. of the fragrance. The bottle, though beautifully designed and classy, takes on a look similar to a flask, making it an excellent choice for your typical manly man.
Hidden within this boastful bottle are top notes of cypress and violet leaf paired with hints of lavender and jasmine. You can then bask in the afterglow of the amber and vanilla base notes for a timeless and intense yet sensual aroma.
14. Giorgio Armani Bleu Lazuli
Price: $310 per 3.4oz bottle
Giorgio Armani is another well-known name in men’s fashion, so of course, their cologne had to be a part of our list. At $310, you can get yourself a 3.4 oz bottle of their famous Bleu Lazuli. Or, for a slightly cheaper cost, you can opt for the 1.7 oz bottle.
With Bleu Lazuli, Armani sought to capture Indian spirituality and mysticism, making it a rare and intriguing scent to own. In fact, the scent was even dedicated to India by Giorgio Armani.
Though most often promoted as a men’s cologne, it’s actually a unisex fragrance that’s meant to represent power, strength, and a connection to the universe. The essential scents are pulled from incense and Indian spice markets, all compiled into a unique blue bottle with a handmade resin lid.
15. Penhaligon’s The Blazing Mister Sam Cologne
Price: $278 per 2.5oz bottle
Aside from creating luxurious fragrances, Penhaligon’s has certainly mastered two things: unique names and eye-catching bottle designs. Again, this brand has gone beyond the typical to develop a bottle that men can enjoy. This one, in particular, features the head of a sheep.
The Blazing Mister Same cologne comes in a 2.5 oz bottle imported from London. The top notes exude a sense of reassurance, warmth, depth, and sexiness through cardamom and cumin, while the heart of the scent deepens with black pepper.
As the base, you’ll find atlas cedarwood and patchouli. All of these come together to create the perfect blend of hot and cold spices with hints of cashmere, tobacco, and sensual woods.
16. Louis Vuitton Sun Song
Price: $265 per 3.4oz bottle
When you think of high-end, Louis Vuitton is undoubtedly a brand name that comes to mind. The name alone practically shouts expensive, and it’s definitely a top-contender among celebrities and the upper class.
LV’s Sun Song cologne comes in a 3.4 oz bottle for this price, but you can also upgrade to a 6.8 oz bottle for $390.
If you’re looking for a splash of summer and a bright scent, this is the one for you. It encompasses sunlight and warmth with orange blossom, lemon, and musks tied together. Plus, you can get your bottle refilled in stores that feature a perfume fountain!
17. Tom Ford Oud Wood
Price: $250 per 1.6oz bottle
Even the last on our list is a cologne that’s a little too pricey for most of us average individuals. However, if you’re looking to improve your fragrance game without going completely overboard, this Tom Ford scent might be a good place to start.
This 1.6 oz bottle features a simple, dark, and classy design. It’s described as rare, exotic, and distinctive, giving men a scent that combines both precious and expensive ingredients such as exotic rosewood and cardamom.
This smoky blend uses rare oud wood, sandalwood, and vetiver paired with tonka bean and amber for a wonderful cloud of warmth and sensuality.