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Sweet smell of excess-for just ￡ 47.874 a bottle
The marketing says it is the “ ultimate symbol of indulgence and truly impeccable taste”。 A new scent， named V1， has (0) launched for Christmas-retailing at just ￡47.874 。 The makers are proudly promoting it (31) ，the “ world’s most expensive perfume” and are confident of selling the limited edition of 173 bottles-(32) it should be exactly 173 bottles is not made clear in the publicity for the product.
Although carefully priced at just under the ￡50.000 mark， this perfume is clearly (33) something for anyone who considers ￡30 too much to pay for a bottle of eau-de-toilette. Those (34) are potential customers will certainly be reassured to learn that a case covered in rubies and diamonds is included free (35) charge. Purchasers are assured of further savings， with unlimited scent refills guaranteed indefinitely- at no extra cost.
The fragrance is the idea of Arfaq Hussain， a 27-year-old clothes designer who first made a name (36) himself with an air-conditioned jacket he was asked to make by the singer Michael Jackson (37) far， Mr Jackson is the only person to (38) placed an order- he wants two， according to Mr Hussain.
Mr Hussain is unconcerned at having no previous experience of perfumery 。 “ It’s so (39) more than a perfume ---- it’s a piece of jewellery， too. ” explained Mr Hussain. He attempted to describe the ￡47.874 sensation 。 “ it is delicate ， fragrant and quite unique. When you open the lid， it takes you totally away 。 It’s just (40) being surrounded by thousands of wild flowers and roses.