WHY IS PERFUME SO EXPENSIVE?
The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.
- COCO CHANEL
#1 THE PERFUMERY INGREDIENTS
Unlike budget-friendly perfumes, expensive fragrances have a more well-rounded scent made up of top notes, heart notes and base notes. To achieve this, scents are blended using a multitude of ingredients, which all add to the perfume’s cost.
#2 THE COST OF MANUFACTURING PERFUME
Whilst some of the larger fashion houses such as Chanel, Guerlain, Dior and Hermès have their own in-house master perfumer, many outsource their scents to large fragrance corporations.
Niche perfumes are the ultimate luxury fragrances and some of the most expensive perfumes around! They are less readily available and made by smaller companies whose efforts are entirely dedicated to the art of perfume making, and this is typically reflected in the cost.
#3 NICHE FRAGRANCES: A WHOLE OTHER STORY