French designer brand Chanel is famous for chic couture, luxury handbags, and classic perfumes like No. 5 and Coco Mademoiselle.
No one could ever accuse the brand of being cheap, however. All that oh-so-French effortless sensibility comes at a cost, and a high one at that.
If you’d like to know why Chanel perfumes are expensive in general, you can take a peek at this article here. However, here we’ll not be concerning ourselves with why Chanel perfumes are expensive, but rather with which Chanel perfumes are the most expensive.
In this list, you’ll find five of the most expensive Chanel fragrances. From reimagined classics like No. 5 Grand Extrait to new haute luxury staple like Coromandel, the Chanel catalogue offers more than a few eyebrow raising price points.
Want to know more? Let’s take a look at the five most expensive Chanel perfumes.
5. Bleu de Chanel Parfum – $155
The original Bleu de Chanel EDT started a whole new trend of masculine perfumery when it was released back in 2010 – the “blue wave” which is still alive and kicking.
The parfum edition of Bleu de Chanel kicks things up a notch, adding more depth, richness, and warmth than is found in the eau de toilette and eau de parfum.
Eau de toilette, eau de parfum, parfum – what is the difference between them anyway? Why not take a look here and find out?
Of course, all that added richness comes at a cost. A 3.4 oz (100ml) bottle of Bleu de Chanel Parfum will set you back $155 USD, or $1.55/ml.
4. No. 5 Parfum – $340
You’ll find that most anything related to No. 5 in the Chanelverse is going to be expensive, and for good reason. This classic 1921 release is the keystone upon which the Chanel fragrance empire was founded, and hasn’t really diminished in popularity even after 100 years due to some very clever marketing on Chanel’s part.
The parfum concentration of No. 5, like Bleu de Chanel, is the deepest and richest on offer. For that reason, of course, it’s also the most expensive.
A 1 oz. (30ml) bottle of No. 5 Parfum perfume oil (it doesn’t come as a spray) retails for $340 USD, or $11.33/ml.
3. Coco Mademoiselle Grand Extrait – $2,050
Now let’s start talking some serious cheddar.
Coco Mademoiselle is a landmark release for Chanel. After hitting the markets in 2001, it quickly became one of their best selling feminine fragrances, and remains so to this day. Of course, given that it’s one of the most popular Chanels, it inspired a host of flankers, including Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée, Coco Mademoiselle Intense, and Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Toilette.
But for true fans of Coco Mademoiselle, look no further than Coco Mademoiselle Grand Extrait.
A perfume oil, Coco Mademoiselle Grand Extrait is housed in a big ol’ honkin 7.6 oz. (225ml) thick glass bottle.
The price? For the 7.6 oz bottle, a mere $2,050, or $9.11/ml. Of course, you could also opt for the massive 30.4 oz (900ml) bottle for the low-low price of $4,600, or $5.11/ml.
2. Coromandel Parfum and Maisons d’Art Coffret – $10,000
Coromandel is a beautiful perfume from Chanel’s haute luxe Les Exclusifs line, a glorious blend of white chocolate, patchouli, resins, and incense. In its eau de parfum concentration, it’s already expensive at $200 for a 2.5 oz (75ml) bottle. In the parfum concentration, it’s even more expensive, at $240 for a 0.5 oz (15ml) bottle.
But for the essential luxury experience, why not splurge and get yourself the Coromandel Parfum in the beautiful Maisons d’Art coffret?
Coming with a 1.7 oz (50ml) Baccarat crystal of Coromandel Parfum in a lavishly designed coffret inspired by Chinese Coromandel screens along with a jeweled golden tree, the whole lot will set you back a cool $10,000 USD.
1. No. 5 Parfum Baccarat Grand Extrait – $30,000+
But for the deepest, most ardent devotees of Chanel, the ultimate, most expensive Chanel could only be this, No. 5 Parfum Baccarat Grand Extrait.
Made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of No. 5, this version comes in a massive crystal 2021 ml bottle designed by Baccarat, along with a crystal wand and a leather case. This exclusive piece, of which only 55 were made, is evidently one of the largest perfume bottles ever created.
I couldn’t find a price, but if the price of the limited-edition red 30.4 oz (900 ml) bottle of No. 5, which cost $30,000, is any indication, this bottle likely costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Final Word
Of course, these are the exceptions to the rule. For the most part, Chanel fragrances are slightly more expensive than the average designer perfume, but are still accessible for most budgets.
However, for the true Chanel connoisseur, there are more than a few rich, luxurious, and expensive perfumes for you to choose from.
In this list, we’ve seen five of the most expensive perfumes produced by Chanel. From masculine staples like Bleu de Chanel Parfum, to new interpretations of classics like No. 5 Parfum Baccarat Grand Extrait, these fragrances are some of the most expensive (and most luxurious) scents that money can buy.