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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AFFLUENCE -

1. DKNY GOLDEN DE­LI­CIOUS MIL­LION DOL­LAR FRA­GRANCE BOT­TLE (R13M)

THE fas­ci­nat­ing mil­lion dol­lar per­fume, a lim­ited col­lec­tor’s edi­tion, is fash­ioned out of 14-carat white and yel­low gold. A mini New York sky­line sur­rounds the gor­geous bot­tle, daz­zling with more 2900 pre­cious stones, in­clud­ing 183 yel­low sap­phires, 2700 white di­a­monds and four rose-cut di­a­monds.

The bot­tle is also adorned with a stun­ning as­sort­ment of jew­els, in­clud­ing a 7.18-carat oval Cabo­chon sap­phire from Sri Lanka, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tour­ma­line from Brazil, a 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, 15 vivid pink di­a­monds from Aus­tralia, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose cut di­a­mond, and a 2.43-carat flaw­less vivid yel­low Ca­nary di­a­mond.

Clearly, there’s no limit in the cre­ation of this lav­ish beauty. The unique edi­tion is a spawn of the house’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with iconic jew­ellery de­signer Martin Katz, and took al­most 1 500 hours to make.

Fea­tur­ing ap­ple, san­dal­wood and white musk as the dom­i­nant notes, DKNY’s Golden De­li­cious cer­tainly doesn’t stray too far from the ap­ple tree.

2. CLIVE CHRIS­TIAN NO 1 IM­PE­RIAL MAJESTY PER­FUME – $12 722 PER OUNCE (30ml)

THE bot­tle is of nest pol­ished crys­tal and with an 18-carat gold col­lar. So pre­cious, that just 10 were made. Seven were snapped up by pri­vate col­lec­tors and the re­main­ing three tour the world as part of Chris­tian’s spe­cial col­lec­tion.

As for the per­fume it­self, all Chris­tian’s fans know that he con­sid­ers his No 1 to be the best of the best and he calls it “the per­fume of his heart”.

With creamy san­dal­wood at its base, this per­fume mixes aro­matic musk, warm clove, smooth vanilla and spirit­edly ve­tiver. Bright top notes of berg­amot and zesty Si­cil­ian man­darin, bal­anced per­fectly with sooth­ing ylang-ylang and sweet, hon­eyed neroli.

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