The world’s most expensive perfume – the Bulgari Opera Prima – has been sold for €200,000

A scarce scent

After sitting for four years in a display case at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris, the Bulgari Opera Prima has finally been sold. The only one of its kind, the scent – created by master perfumer Daniela Andrier – was unveiled in 2014 to celebrate Bulgari’s 130th anniversary (as well as high-end Italian craftsmanship) and was crafted to smell like a Mediterranean summer, with notes of lemon, orange blossom, musk and cypress.

The one lucky buyer will now be able to enjoy the one-of-a-kind scent for themselves, but the value of the Bulgari Opera Prima is not just in the elixir but in its vessel. Created by master glassmaker Venini from Murano, the flacon was inspired by a Roman amphora – an ancient container mainly used to transport wine – and is decorated with 250 carats of citrine, 4.45 carats of amethyst, 25 carats of diamonds and finished with gold leaf. The price for all this decadence? A mere €200,000 (RM960,000).


Sign up for our Newsletters

Stay up to date with our latest series