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Four Most Expensive Fragrance Ingredients

Have you ever wondered why some premium fragrances are so expensive? The cost of premium fragrances is high because they have rare ingredients. The fragrance, quality, and availability of elements are the three most significant factors determining perfumes’ cost.

Mainly, flowers, wood, and animals are the biggest sources of ingredients for many perfumes. Some flowers are plucked once a month or year, while others are plucked at a specific timing. Wood has to undergo a procedure in which it is infected with a particular type of mold. And then some rarest of rare fragrance ingredients come from the animal glands and whale gut.

In this article, we put together the four most expensive fragrance ingredients used in premium quality perfumes, such as men’s coach cologne. Check them out below!


Who doesn’t love the fragrance of Jasmine! Its delightful and divine fragrance is enough to hypnotize anyone on the earth. That’s the reason why most women and even men love to have Jasmine perfumes.

Jasmine flowers are very much concentrated, and so it takes around 2000 pounds of flowers to produce one pound of pure quality fragrance oil. Moreover, they are delicate and need to be processed immediately, or else you cannot get the desired quality. These are some of the reasons why Jasmine fragrances are expensive.

There are two different types of Jasmine fragrances available in the market- synthetic Jasmine and natural Jasmine. The cost of natural Jasmine in mens perfumes sale is relatively higher than the cost of synthetic Jasmine.


Jasmine can be found in most perfumes, but iris is rare, and so it’s one of the most expensive fragrance ingredients. It is used to produce Orris- one of the world’s three rarest and most expensive ingredients found in perfumes.

Because it takes a lot of effort and time to plant and grow iris plants and tons of iris bulls to produce highly concentrated oil, it is expensive to buy Orris.


Musk is an aromatic substance mainly found in musk deer. It is used as base notes in many premium perfumes. These days, natural musk is rare due to the strict regulations related to the slaughter of musk deer implemented around different parts of the world. You will find synthetic musk in most musk perfumes.

The natural musk is expensive as one needs to kill musk deer to produce musk fragrances.


Oud (also known as Oudh and Agarwood) is another most expensive fragrance ingredient. It is extracted from the Agar tree in the form of the dark, fragrant resin. The Agarwood undergoes a procedure in which it is infected with a particular type of mold. Once the wood gets into contact with the mold, it starts producing the Oud.

The rarity and time-consuming process of producing Oud make it too expensive. Moreover, only 2% of Agar trees produce Oud oil.


All four fragrance ingredients included in this article are the world’s rarest and most expensive compounds. Their qualities, fragrance, and rarity make them so special to wear on ceremonial occasions.

Although they are expensive, you can afford them if you buy them from an appropriate perfume store.


Source: Fashion Ghana

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