Bulgari sold their most expensive perfume – Opera Prima – last week for the jaw dropping sum of €200,000. The fragrance was crafted by master perfumer Daniela Andrier, “Opera Prima” and was bottled in a flacon created by celebrated glassmaker Venini. The bottle itself was inspired by Roman amorpha and was adorned with 250 carats of citrine, 4.45 carats of amethyst and 25 carats of diamond.
Opera Prima was unveiled in 2014 and has since been on display at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann department store in Paris. It was purchased by a private client. The perfume itself was inspired by Mediterranean scents and featured notes of lemon, orange blossom, musk and florals.
€200,000 is by no means a conservative sum. It amounts to just under US$250,000, which begs the question, what’s the most you would spend on a signature scent?