The Most Expensive Valentine's Gift
Cue Knipschildt's decadent La Madeline au Truffle. The last word in gourmet chocolate, each sumptuous creation contains a tantalising black Périgord truffle surrounded by rich ganache and premium Valrhona cocoa. And at an astounding £160 a pop, you'll really want to savour every single bite.
Each Golden Phoenix cupcake costs a stomach-churning £645. The star of the menu at the chichi Bloomsbury's Cupcakes store in Dubai, it's made from premium Porcelana cocoa, flavoured with the finest Ugandan vanilla. And best of all, this tempting treat is decorated with 23 carats of edible gold leaf.
Rothschild's Slipper Orchid. Extremely rare, it can only grows in a small section of Malaysia's Kinabalu National Park, and each stem is worth up to a jaw-dropping £3,160.
This extra-lavish creation is exquisitely scented and encircled by a handmade, diamond-bow necklace boasting 38 brilliant diamonds. The air freshener of choice for the private-jet set, it's fittingly dubbed the Ultimate Luxury Candle, and comes in a swish satin-wrapped box. It price is £4,100.
The limited edition 1 Million 18 Carats fragrance by Paco Rabanne encased in a gold bottle with a diamond crown, and beautifully presented in a stunning Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence case, you'll have to part with £36,000 to bag a bottle of this ridiculously luxurious men's scent.
This blingtastic bear from the Gucci of soft-toy brands, Steiff, would make anyone go weak at the knees, especially once they've spotted the sky-high price tag. Created for the German company's 125th anniversary in 2005, its fur is made from genuine gold thread, and its eyes are studded with precious jewels. It's £43,000. And that's if you can find one. Only 125 were ever made.
A double nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Midas if they're really out to impress. The ginormous gold-plated bottle contains 30 litres of vintage champers and weighs a hefty seven stone. And unsurprisingly, it doesn't come cheap. Last year, a city trader blew £125,000 on a bottle at Liverpool's swanky PlayGround club.
Only a handful of Imperial Majesty bottles were created for men and women as part of a very limited edition, so you have to pay $215,000 for one bottle. Each bottle is handmade with Bacarrat crystal and is diamond encrusted. At this point, you probably wouldn't be surprised to know Clive Christian was given the "world's most expensive perfume" title from the "Guinness Book of World Records."
Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra has been valued at a cool £1.6 million. As showcased by Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, the 2013 creation is encrusted with 5,200 precious gemstones and set in 18 carat gold
Patek Philippe World Time Complicated Watch able to tell the current time in any major world city. This complicated watch features a cloisonne enamel dial, an 18-karat yellow gold case, a sapphire crystal back and is water resistant to 30 meters. At only $215,595, it is well worth not having to learn time zones.
Called the 201-carat Chopard, whoever owns this watch won't want people thinking she owns it for something as pedestrian as telling time. But in case someone does trouble her for the hour, three heart-shaped diamonds -- about 38 carats -- mechanically move away from the center and surround the watch face. There are another 260 pear-shaped diamonds, and in total the watch boasts 201 carats. The price is estimated at $25 million
So, what is your gift for your special one?
Don't forget that whatever the price, the most important thing is you love him/her with all your heart..
Happy Valentine 2013..