This year, I took a different approach on my yearly expensive indulgence pieces. Instead of highlighting the priciest purchases of the year at auction, I focused on (unbelievable expensive) items made available to the public. So, if you enjoy lighting dollar bills on fire and don’t have heart attacks when paying premiums upwards of 10,000% of the average market price for similar items, this list of goodies is just for you!
1. This pricey perfume:
It’s no surprise that Chanel is the luxury brand behind this $3,800 Gardénia bottle. The fragrance was created by the one and only Coco Chanel herself in 1924. The sumptuous Parfum is only made grander by its presentation—the bottle is cut like a diamond and is nestled in an artisan-crafted box specifically designed to prevent the sweet aromas from escaping. For the low price of almost $4,000, this limited-edition, 30.4 FL oz. bottle can be yours!
2. This glamorous guitar:
This company’s name is not misleading in any way. With a Fender Telecaster body, covered in custom KAGED alligator skin and a whole lot of black diamonds. Along with its black alligator body, Rock Royalty tricks out this guitar with a guitar selector switch covered in rubies set in sterling silver and volume nobs coated in 11.88 carats of black diamonds.With a starting price of $100,000, and if it’s on a guitar, Rock Royalty will embellish it with any gem you want.
3. This lavish liquor:
In the past, I have highlighted the most expensive cocktails in the world, but a lot of them feature diamonds and such, which makes the actual alcohol used kind of moot, but as Burgundy’s most famous—and expensive—wines, the Romanée-Conti, clocks in at $15,000 per bottle. Henri Jayer, who I assume lives in an ivory tower, created both this line and another line, which clocks in at a serious discount: The Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, which comes from the same Cotês de Nuit range, costs about $13,000 per bottle.
4. This wallet-busting water:
Thanks to Kona Nigari, a brand the specializes in insane money out of something that is literally free, you can feel like a tool while simultaneously dropping $402 per bottle.
Sold in Japan, Kona Nigari is made of desalinated sea water collected from water from thousands of feet below the water’s surface. While advertised as a way to help a consumer lose weight, improve skin tone, and reduce stress, I find it hard to believe that paying over $400 dollars for 750 ml of water to help control your stress level.
5. This over-the-top office chair:
I love comfort as much as the next worker, but dropping $1.5 million on a desk chair seems a little outlandish. Obviously the chair is decked out in all of the luxuries known to man and chair makers. Known as Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten Office Chair, this rolling seat features a Dynamic Synchronized Tilting System to allow for custom seating goodness. The cushions conform to the shape of your butt using its Technogel design and the fabric is made of Dynatec—an industry leader in bioreactors. As a result, you can feel good knowing that you’re guaranteed comfort and a seat capable of clearing out wastewater membrane.
6. This fancy face cream:
For $1,000, you can fill the contours of your face with ingredients like Retinol Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, Methyl Aminomethylcyclohexane Carboxamide HCI, and some unknown variety of rose thanks to Cle de Peau. Clocking in at $739 an ounce, you can feel much better about Cle de Peau Beaute Synactif Intensive Cream knowing that it’s designed for both day and nighttime use.
7. This costly chess set:
Where to begin with this luxurious “Royal Diamond Chess Set”? Handmade in 14-carat white gold, coated in approximately 9,900 black and white diamonds, 1168.75 grams of 14-carat white gold, or the 186.57 grams of silver? Designed by renowned French artist and jewelry designer Bernard Maquin and painstakingly handmade by 30 artisans over 4,500 hours, this chess set costs $600,000. It’s the perfect set to not only tell your party-goers that you’re both intelligent and extremely wealthy.
8. This wondrous wristwatch:
Hublot makes plenty of incredible—and extravagant—wristwatches. What makes this one so exceptional? Maybe it’s the 1280 diamonds atop it or it’s breathtaking price tag: $5,000,000. At over 3-carats in weight, the Big Bang watch required over a year to just find the diamond—all 1,280 of them. I know what you’re thinking. Who would ever buy such a pricey item? Beyoncé. Duh.
9. This treasured toilet:
When nobody requested a toilet compatible with every electronic you own, Kohler stepped up to the plate with the KH K-3901-0 Numi Comfort Height Skirted One-Piece Elongated 1.28 Gpf Toilet with Integrated Bidet. The toilet, which admittedly looks pretty cool, allows for total personalization of your bathroom experience. It better given that it clocks in at $43,250. With every possible personalized settings available—including different color lighting, wireless Bluetooth capabilities, and warmers for both your butt and feet—Kohler’s most advanced toilet even allows for emergency flushes in power outages. Aside from the price, the most outrageous thing about this toilet from the future is its intuitive touch-screen remote that is sold separately.
10. This beast of a bed:
Given that you spend about 1/3 of your life in your bed, this floating slab seems like a decent purchase for those that have literally everything. Created by Janjaap Ruijssenaars for $1.6M, the aptly named “Magnetic Floating Bed” stays afloat courtesy of 1,500-pounds of magnets (yes, you read that right). Secured to the walls with heavy-duty wires that I can only assume prevent your fancy bed from roaming about, this bed is the closest you can get to floating on a cloud.