The aluminum bottles for Montale perfumes contain ingredients that are 1.5 times the price of gold.
The perfumes are made of precious woods such as frankincense, balsam, cedar, and amber, which have been used for thousands of years. In particular, Montale uses a resin from the Aoud tree, said to be the favorite of Arabian royalty. It’s this essence that is almost twice the price of gold. For those of you aren’t following the gold market, it is currently selling at over $1,500 an ounce! So I guess aoud essence is selling at $2,250 per ounce 😮
Montale uses these materials in large concentrations for its perfumes, which makes them very long lasting, not to mention very expensive. The aluminum bottles were chosen and design to shield the precious contents from light and heat.
Now this aluminum bottle is what I call a collectible.