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(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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  1. Sounds wonderful! I’d love to try it, hope I win ..

  2. I think it’s great that designers are making their way into the world of fragrances. I mean, celebrities do it, and are very successful at it. To be a part of their profession designers have to have good taste and creativity, which are great tools to have when making a new fragrance. 🙂

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  3. Thank you for having an awesome giveaway!Good Luck everyone!

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