Ms. Nike Oshinowo
Today I met with Nigeria’s leading beauty icon, Nike Oshinowo in her office.
Ms. Oshinowo recently launched her own fragrance ÀSÀBÍ from her Yoruba middle name, meaning 'special birth'. I sampled ÀSÀBÍ in her office and I can say that it is worth the N5,000 a bottle and you should try it before saying anything about it. How can you talk about a product without testing it? Test it first and then you can jive or talk about it.
Our meeting was too brief for me to say much on her personality since I am not known to jump to conclusions from first impressions. She was polite and I was not surprised that she could speak well since she had a good education from studying at the famous University of Essex where another famous Nigerian Ben Okri also had excellent British education and became the youngest winner of the Booker Prize in 1991 with his epic novel The Famished Road, the same year Nike won the iMost Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant and of all the past queens, she has become the most ambitious beauty queen with a successful business in the underdeveloped beauty industry in Nigeria. She is one of the trail blazers re-branding Nigeria in a period of new challenges like Ben Okri’s A Time for New Dreams and she has been credited for relaunching the prestigious Miss Nigeria pageant in 2010 after it was abandoned over six years ago by the troubled Daily Times of Nigeria.
I hope that one fine day Nike Oshinowo’s ÀSÀBÍ will make the list of hottest fragrances of the top ten perfume & cologne sellers in the world. And we need to celebrate our own proudly Nigerian beauty icon by spreading the wonderful aroma of ÀSÀBÍ, the scent of love.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
THE TOP 10 WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE PERFUMES
~ by Euro Jay
Clive Christian Perfume
One of the most expensive perfumes in the world, Clive Christian Perfume has such a majestic aroma that it can mesmerize anyone around you. The fragrance is such that people would start knowing you with this smell and hence will be your signature aroma. This was introduced 6 years ago but still holds a very strong position and is one of the most liked fragrances when we talk about the most memorable scents all over the world. Clive Christian costs $215,000, not just because of its splendid fragrance, but also because it in a bottle, which is decked in five-carat white diamond and decorated on an 18 carat-gold collar. This stunning pack is for $ 175,000 and the remaining $31,650 is for the perfume.
2. 18 Carats LUXE Edition Perfume
Perfumes are not only for women as everyone wants to smell good. The most expensive list of perfumes not only consist fragrances for women but also for men as 18 Carats LUXE Edition Perfume, which is the world’s second most expensive one for guys. Apart from the strong and amazing fragrance, the perfume is bottled in a very luxurious pack made of golden body with a diamond crown. The bottle is designed by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrence, which is only for privileged buyers and the bottle is available in 100 ml and can be refilled with the perfume.
3. Ora Ito’s fragrance
For the art lover who wants to indulge themselves in amazing fragrances, Guerlain is introducing the artistic edition of the fragrance Idylle. One of the world’s most demanded perfume Ora Ito’s fragrances is created by Thierry Wasser and the fragrance is dedicated for all the lovers. The scent is a blend of mild lilies, peonies and roses, which no lover can overlook. The fluidly designed bottle is crafted in 18 carat gold. The box is encased in bubble designed of beautiful and artistic Baccarat crystal and is further packed in a lacquered wood box.
4. Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes of Baccarat
Price: $6,800 per bottle
Another awesome fragrance from the house of Baccarat, the company known for producing crystal-encrusted bottles to pack exclusive perfume. This amazing scent was earlier launched in 1998 and was a huge success amongst the fairer sex and is known for its exclusive aroma. Baccarat is well known for designing some of the most astonishing perfume bottles in the world with entrenched crystals and stunning designs. The perfume is bottled in an amazing and unique pyramid shaped bottle and also a delightful and refined smell.
5. Ralph Lauren Perfume Notorious
The man best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand, Ralph Lauren is not restricted to the clothing business but has also tried his hand on different fragrances. The American fashion designer has launched a super premium called “Love,” which is much in demand in the age group of 25 and above women. The perfume is bottled in a gold plated box and is one of the most demanded perfumes of that age group.
6. Bond No. 9 perfume
Swarovski has always been a woman’s all-time favorite, and when it is blended with their favorite fragrance it becomes icing on the cake. The limited edition luxury falcons Bond No. 9 perfume is a perfume bottle that is studded with expensive and glittering Swarovski crystals. The scent is the much known Bleecker Street fragrance that consists of aroma of patchouli, black currant leaves and buds, caramel, wood and musk. The Crystallized Amphora bottle, which comes in a signature of Bond No. 9 and is encrusted with 16,500 platinum Swarovski stones is one of the most famous perfumes among the celebrities that come in 32 fragrances.
7. Dream de Rachel Elbaz perfume
Designed by French couture designer Rachel Elbaz, the Dream de Rachel Elbaz perfume is a one of its kinds fragrance and is exclusively made for the age group of 40-plus. The scent is a very delicate feminine touch blended with aroma of amber, patchouli and jasmine, which is made in South of France since it is famous for elegant fragrances. Packed in an elegant embossed gold lettering silk-lined box and the bottle is encrusted with ample Swarovski crystals, an apt thing to gift a special lady in your life.
8. Caron’s Poivre Perfume 2 oz Perfume
Established in the land of fragrance “Paris,” the Caron’s Poivre Perfumes have 101 years of experience in this field. Famous for its originality and mind fragrances, the Poivre Perfume was originally created in 1954 and comes in a blend red and black pepper, cloves and other spices, and is apt for both the sexes. The perfume is bottled in an exquisite Baccarat crystal that looks like a beautiful piece of an expensive jewelry.
9. Annick Goutal Perfume EAU D’hadrien
Price: $1,500 for 3,4 ounces bottle
A dazzling composition of fresh citrus fragrance of lemons from Sicily and grapefruits which is ripened under the Italian sun blend specially to create this exquisite fragrance. For the timeless fragrance lovers, the perfume is bottled in a beautiful crystal, which is perfect to gift to someone you love.
10. Hermes Perfume 24 Faubourg
Price: $1,500 for 1 oz bottle
Created by Maurice Roucel in 1995, Hermes Perfume 24 Faubourg is one of the mildest perfumes available with the long-lasting fragrance. The mild perfume is created especially for women who love the feminine fragrance. Bottled in a beautiful crystal and caped with brilliant white flowers enveloped in iris and wood.
TOP 10 BEST SELLING PERFUMES
Top Selling No. 1:
Amor Amor perfume By Cacharel 3.3 oz EDT Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 2:
Aqua Di Gio perfume By Armani 3.4 oz EDT Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 3:
Attraction perfume By Lancome 3.4 oz EDP Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 4:
Andrienne Vittadini perfume By Adrienne Vittadini 3.4 Oz EDP Spray. For Women
Top Selling No. 5:
Burberry London New perfume By Burberry 3.4 oz EDP Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 6:
Beautiful perfume By Estee Lauder 2.5 oz EDP Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 7:
212 perfume By Carolina Herrera 3.4 oz EDT Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 8:
Chanel 19 perfume By Chanel 3.4 oz EDT Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 9:
Chic perfume By Carolina Herrera 2.8 oz EDP Spray For Women
Top Selling No. 10:
Cool Water perfume By Davidoff 3.4 oz EDT Spray For Women