South African fashionistas can breathe a sigh of relief, as we can finally get our perfectly manicured paws on the brand new and first fragrance from Lebanese Haute Couture designer, ELIE SAAB.
The jewel of glass and light, ELIE SAAB’s fragrance, simply named “Le Parfum” is beautifully packed in a bottle that radiates light and looks like a gem all on it’s own. “I wanted something simple, straight lines, the rigor of a cube and the sensation of an object made to be held in the hand, but with the density of beautiful objects. And as always, light as the overarching theme. For me, light is eternal strength,” says SAAB.
He calls it “a fragrance which expresses a radiant femininity and which includes the duality of my world: the light of the Middle East and the modernity of the West.”
I love the scent, it’s got just the right mix of floral woody notes with some lovely feminine hints of that make it pretty, powerful and seductive all at the same time.
ELIE SAAB Le Parfum celebrates the splendor and the brilliance of radiant femininity with a floral solar woody theme. The permanent exchange between flowers and wood is what gives the fragrance such captivating resonance.
From the first notes, the soaring brilliance of the orange blossom sets the tone for this olfactory spell. A solar evocation of armfuls of Mediterranean petals, whose luminosity comes from the rays of the sun at its zenith.
The heart is amplified by the most sumptuous quality of jasmines – absolutes of jasmine grandiflorum and sambac – the fragrance enriches its sensuality with the gentle shading of a very pure “patchouli heart.”
The tone of the white flower bouquet is filled out voluptuously by a cedar woody accord, which gives the floral notes a new density. The trail unfurls, infinitely elegant and enveloping, borrowing its addictive notes from rose honey.
ELIE SAAB LE PARFUM is available at selected Edgars/ Red Square, Truworths, Woolworths, Stuttafords and Foschini stores and selected pharmacies.
ELIE SAAB Le Parfum EDP 30ml R 535.00
ELIE SAAB Le Parfum EDP 50ml R 950.00
ELIE SAAB Le Parfum EDP 90ml R1150.00