DKNYs $1 million diamond-encrusted perfume bottle
What do diamonds smell like? New York fashion designer Donna Karan is giving luxury consumers a chance to find out with the super-high end version of her Golden Delicious fragrance.
The perfume (which sells for a more modest $42 in its workaday packaging) can now be had in a million dollar wrapping – the most expensive perfume bottle created to date.
DKNY and designer Martin Katz worked together to create the million-dollar perfume bottle, which is carved from a combination of 14 karat yellow gold and white gold. The bottle is embellished with nearly 3,000 gemstones – including 15 pink diamonds; 4 rose-cut diamonds; a 4.03-carat pear-shaped diamond; a 3.07-carat ruby; and a whopping 7.18-carat oval shaped cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka.
The precious stones are set in the gold apple-shaped flacon in the shape of the New York skyline.
In case $1 million seems like a lot, its worth noting that all net proceeds from the seven-figure bottles of Golden Delicious will be donated to the Action Against Hunger charity. Before being sold, the million-dollar bottle of Golden Delicious will go on exhibit around the world.
Fans can track the perfume bottles journey at the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dknyfragrances.