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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:14 PM
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You have a bottle of Imperial Majesty perfume in your handbag.
And you're about to go through airport security.
"Sorry, m'am. You'll have to leave that here."



Imperial Majesty, which costs $215,000 a bottle, is the most expensive perfume in the world.

Imperial Majesty is a limited edition of a Clive Christian signature scent. Sold simply as No. 1, the fragrance is priced at $2,150 an ounce. But the reason Imperial Majesty costs so much is that Christian, a British designer-turned-perfumer, poured 16.9 ounces of No. 1 into a Baccarat crystal bottle, stuck a five-carat diamond into the 18-carat gold collar and unveiled it at Harrods in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City this past holiday season.

Of the five bottles released for sale (the others were kept for Christian's archives), three have sold.


So...would you just pour it out and keep the bottle?
Or get a cab around to the private aviation terminal and charter a Lear?
Can you take a liquid on a Lear?
jeez
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:18 PM
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1. If you can afford this, you have your own plane.
Or you've charted one to begin with.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:20 PM
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2. If you can afford that, you can afford the fees to change your flight.
says the woman who tossed Mom's pure Joy perfume down the toilet when she was three.


Hey, why wasn't that woman watching? Could it be that she had a brand new baby and a 1yo? Jeez, parents.



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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:21 PM
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3. That is fucking insane
If you have a bottle of perfume that costs more than a house in a good section of the country, you have astonishingly fucked priorities, and apparently three people do. That's all there is to it.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:26 PM
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4. Except that it's possible that those three
would:

1. Not care. What's a couple hundred grand when some dipshit reporter will talk about what you had to do;

2. Berate the staff until someone important called someone else important and "straightened it all out" allowing the material on the plane (lawyers involved here, probably); or,

3. Dumped it, called it 2 bottles and called the insurance company for reimbursement.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:28 PM
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5. I know, but it's still sick.
Whoever buys that crap I hope it gives them hives.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:29 PM
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6. I'm guessing #3.
And you actually bring up an interesting point.
Does your homeowners cover airport confiscated items?
I'm putting in a claim for my nail clippers, BIC lighter, and pocketknife.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:35 PM
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12. You probably have a deductible, but yes it very well might cover
these items. I hope every person inconvenienced today makes a claim if they have one that's eligible.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:29 PM
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7. Yea. But I bet they smell good.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:31 PM
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9. It had better smell really good, and attract men from 100 yards away.
I wonder if they give out scratch-'n'-sniff postcards, like in magazine ads?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:33 PM
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10. I think it would attract men from other solar systems.
At least.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:29 PM
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8. Pretty bottle....
But to spend that much for one bottle of purfume is just obscene.

I will stick with my Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel. Much cheaper, and I am sure it smells just as good.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:35 PM
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11. if you have that kind of money can't you just buy people?
why would you even need perfume. Just wave your wallet around instead.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:39 PM
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13. I like your thinking.
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