I finished my Miss Dior Eau de Toilette a couple of weeks before I left for the US last April. It hadn’t occurred to me while I was there to shop for a new signature fragrance that wasn’t too far off from the properly done floral elegance of Miss Dior. I like floral fragrances but only if they are formulated in an especially unique way that doesn’t smell annoying and invites people to hang around you :). Up ’til the launch of Beauty Scents PH outlet store in Paseo Center, Laguna I had not smelt the simple joy that is Elie Saab’s Le Parfum scent. As proven to me while at a private bloggers’ dinner last night there is something warmly well-received about this fragrance. A handful of them who weren’t aware asked me what I was wearing and so did the event guest of honor, was flattered. The brand owner even mentioned she’s not a perfume person but she wanted to know what I was wearing. It’s one of those woodsy florals that’s done right, and the subtle inclusion of honey in the fragrance I think helps round off the scent tagging it as Mediterranean inspired. To me, mentally it smells like the memory of a beautifully calm person with infectious joy. I owe my prized scent selection to a tip-off.
FULL SIZE FRAGRANCE 3.0 oz, REG. PRICE Php 5800+, BEAUTY SCENTS PRICE Php 3800+
A harmony of white flowers, cedar woods and a drop of honey creates an encounter as feminine as the trail of an evening gown. An addictive, refined fragrance with a Mediterranean spirit. The exceptional in the everyday.
Notes: orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli, rose, cedarwood.
THE PURSE SPRAY 60ml (+ 2x 20 ml refills eau de parfum, comes also in eau de toilette), REG. PRICE Php 3600+, BEAUTY SCENTS PRICE Php 3100+
Before I spied Elie Saab at the Beauty Scents PH (Paseo Center, Sta. Rosa, Laguna) launch last week after a tip-off. At Beauty Scents they sell select fragrance brands individually and by gift sets at nearly half-price, they also sell some cosmetics. I was admiring another beautiful scent across the room (Dior’s J’ adore) but the bottle’s appearance wasn’t my type. Then a kind person pointed me in the direction of Elie Saab which according to her was sort of in the same fragrance vein as J’adore, but younger smelling and packaged better. She claimed that she smelt it already and while nice it wasn’t quite for her. When she saw me on the hunt her memory of the fragrance matched my appearance she said. One spritz from the test atomizer and I was convinced.
This is the original Elie Saab Eau de Parfum debut release which launched in 2011. As bloggers we were allowed to choose a full-size fragrance to review, this is what I chose. When I wore this last night at that blogger event I mentioned it was the first time more than 3 or 4 people asked what fragrance I had on in one night, which was a good sign. They all affirmed it hung around nicely and wasn’t the nauseating sort of perfume. I managed to get the travel spray version of the same fragrance as well for easy application from my handbag while on the go. If you’re one of those girls who leans towards the woodsy, warm, floral category of scents and at your age (late 20s-mid 30s I’d say) now sort of have the feeling you’re past “eau de toilette” mildness this beautiful, appealing fragrance by Elie Saab in Eau de Parfum form is an excellent one to try. Kind of midway in similarity between Miss Dior and J’adore. It’s a keeper.