Scent Saturday: Elie Saab Le Parfum

Elie Saab Le Parfum
It seems every fashion designer eventually must release their own signature scent. Haute couture designer Elie Saab trialled 279 versions of this before this was released so I think it is fair to say, this wasn’t just a way to make a quick buck. Again, this is another sample I received at Christmas but the bottle is nothing to be too wowed by.

Elie Saab Le Parfum
It is a simple Baroque design which is very understated and classic. I can often be a sucker for packaging so this was a little ‘meh’ for me but a quick Google of Elie Saab’s designs and it seems to fit perfectly with his aesthetic.

On first spritz I noticed that the perfume is very light and leans more towards the floral side of things. It is quite a sophisticated scent without going too mature and borderline granny.

It’s singular top note is the African orange flower.
It’s middle note is jasmine.
It dries down to a base of white honey, rose, Virginia cedar and patchouli.

Once you have smelled this, it is completely unsurprising that there are so few notes to it. It is a very simple and light perfume. I can’t fault it. It is a pleasant scent. Much like the bottle, it is very plain in my opinion. It doesn’t speak to me in any way and when I wear it, it definitely doesn’t feel like me. However, it doesn’t feature any of the notes I usually go for so if you are a floral fan, this may be for you.

All in all, this does nothing for me but that is not a fault, simply personal preference.

30ml costs €51, 50ml is €77 and 90ml is €105 at Debenhams.

What do you think? Does it sound like your kind of thing?


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