“Like an Haute Couture dress cut in a precious fabric, the Eau de Perfume celebrates the splendour and radiance of a glowing feminity. The bottle, a true jewel of glass and light, infinitely reflects the honey-gold nuances of the perfume.”
The listed notes in Elie Saab Le Parfum are Top notes as African orange blossom, Heart notes of Jasmine and Base notes of Patchouli, cedar, rose, and honey
My Review of Elie Saab Le Parfum
This should be interesting, as I still cannot decide on this Elie Saab Le Parfum. Should I proclaim my love, or move it into the like category.
Le Parfum starts off with some bitter orange which soon transforms into soft and delicious smelling orange blossoms and stays like that for a few minutes. Soft and close to the skin. The best part of this fragrance starts after these first few minutes, when jasmine moves in and mixes with the orange blossom. This stage is to die for, and I would have been firmly in the love category if it stayed like this forever. It is ethereal at this stage, slightly sweet with just the right amount of citrus, so beautiful that it shines like a blinding light. But good things seldom last, and so it happens here as well. The jasmine fades a bit and it becomes powdery, very powdery, like a orange blossom scented talcum powder. And that is how it stays on me for hours to come. I don’t get any honey, or any rose. I kept waiting for the honey to turn up, and make things a bit sweet and creamy and warm, but sadly no such thing happened. Even the base is good, but it fails in comparison to its own heart, its like after blinding sun you cannot notice the brilliant LED.
Elie Saab Le Parfum wears very close to skin, and longevity is amazing, I could still get some traces of it on me the next morning. This is classy and sophisticated, and not meant for daily wear.
Very promising opening, but it kind of fizzles away after that, not a favourite, but very nice indeed, something which I keep turning to.
Very classy bottle, and the juice colour perfectly complements it. Elie Saab Le Parfum is easily available at all retailers, and usually holds a prime position, displayed proudly. Bit pricey.
Retail Price: INR 3350 for 30 ml, 5150 for 50 ml, 6700 for 90 ml.
PS: does it smell like Armani code to anyone? Elie has got a lot of similar notes, and the orange blossom, jasmine mix is very similar in both, just that honey does make its presence felt in code…ummmmm. the difference with Elie is rose and patchouli, which never makes its apprearance on me. Next on my agenda is to layer them together, to see which note gets played up.