Those who know me can attest to the fact that I love a good fragrance. Delicate notes, beautiful accents, and gorgeous packaging are only part of the equation here, folks. It’s the story that ties the whole fragrance package up so nicely, without a doubt. On the heels of the launch of his much-loved debut fragrance, Elie Saab has just launched an Eau De Toilette version for the masses to love and adore. A delicate melding of “the light of the Middle East and the modernity of the West”, Elie Saab’s sophomore scent has a whole lot to love.
Elie Saab’s namesake EDT is inspired by Saab’s love of the orange blossom, which he grew up surrounded by. Francis Kurkdijan, the talented nose that created the fragrance, created a more faceted orange blossom here, intermixed with a just barely there hint of soft rose honey. Other unique notes that give this fragrance its special touches are mandarin tree blossom, gardenia, and vetiver. As a whole, I find this scent to be soft, sensual, and deliciously citrusy.
The bottle is sculpted crystal, that captures light in the most beautiful of ways. It is taller, and more slender than the original EDP version, but nonetheless beautiful.
Elie Saab’s Le Parfum EDT is currently available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.