Elie Saab is a couturier that creates for the ‘womanly women’ and I’m sure we can all agree on that based on what we see on catwalks. His dress designs are pure art and my friends, his first perfume (launched in August 2011) makes no exception: it IS pure art in a bottle!
“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.”
This perfume was created as an ode to light, a remarkable ode that is embodied in not just the perfume itself, but in the heavy glass, cut like crystal bottle also. The simplicity, transparency and light reflecting ability of this strikingly elegant and feminine bottle, makes this my favourite perfume bottle ‘of all time’ (as Kanye West would say).
The fragrance opens with a fresh note of orange blossom, which later on develops into a bouquet of jasmine and patchouli. “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”.
I can recognize the orange blossom opening in this, and even after it dries down, I can still feel a hint of it in the background. A very warm fragrance, sweet yet fresh, there’s something quite ‘welcoming’ in this perfume, elegant yet in approachable. The woman that wears this knows how to be classy, sexy and feminine, knows how to laugh and has the kind of warmth that makes her the perfect company to be in (and yes, I am talking about myself here a little bit J )
I even look exactly like the model herself , don't you think? :P
As you must have guessed it by now, I absolutely adore this perfume, it is in my top three favourites (out of my 20 something perfume collection), such a delicate scent, I’ve been wearing this non stop since I got it and I don’t think I would ever be without it.
I would most certainly recommend everyone to go out and sample this if you haven’t already done so, you have to at least try it, who knows? You might fell in love with it, like I did J.
Prices: 50 Euro for the 30 ml, 75 Euro for the 50ml and 102 Euro for the 90ml bottles.
Disclaimer: This perfume was sent to me for review purposes, honest opinions as always, based on my personal preferences and taste.
Have you tried this yet? I know a lot of people love it, and then I know one particular person that doesn't (my sister-in-law).