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.
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?