(Review and Giveaway) Designer Elie Saab Introduces First Fragrance

Elie Saab, designer of some of the most famous red carpet dresses of all time ( think Halle Berry’s Oscar win) is coming out with his own fragrance. Named Le Parfum, the fragrance was created by one of the fragrance world’s top perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian. Kurkdjian has been the nose behind some hugely popular perfumes like Narciso Rodriguez for Her and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea .

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Elie Saab’s Le Parfum is a woody floral with a big emphasis on the woods. It is strong and full bodied. You won’t find a whiff of anything light here, nor will you indulge your sweet sugar fantasies. In this aspect, this fragrance is a bit different from much of what’s out there today and presented very elegantly .

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Le Parfum begins with the soft florals of jasmine and orange blossom and then the woods including Patchouli come along close behind. As it heads into the mid notes, it gets an underlying light sweetness from the honey note , just enough to ground the woods and soften the edge.

As it dries down the floral remains but the woods really take center stage, predominately cedarwood, along with the patchouli still going very strong. Rose mingles in there at the end as well, which adds prettiness and tempers the woods notes that anchor the dry down.

I think, too, that this is an especially nice fall into winter scent. Fragrance is highly personal, and my taste runs to certain types of scents depending on warm or the cold weather. Le Parfum is an ideal sweater season scent: cashmere, boots and leather gloves will combine into an elegant attire.

Elie Saab’s Le Parfum is available at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and the line will include bath and body products as well as the perfume.

1.0 oz EDP $60.00
1.7 oz EDP – $90.00
3.0 oz EDP – $120.00
6.7 oz Body Lotion – $50.00
6.7 oz Shower Crème – $42.00
5.0 oz Body Crème – $85.00 (Saks Fifth Avenue Exclusive)

To help you get in the summer to fall feel of things, we have a bottle of Elie Saab Le Parfum to giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment below to let us know what you think about designers entering the world of beauty. The contest closes, August 30, 2011. (US only please.)

Diane Artzberger, The Beauty Alchemist

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