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Elie Saab Le Parfum : Fragrance Review



Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Once upon a time, the woods were for men and the flowers were for women. Coco Chanel and her perfumer Ernest Beaux rebelled against these stereotypes by creating Bois des Iles, a dark woody composition that was as elegant as it was shocking. The new generation of feminine woody fragrances, from Estee Lauder Sensuous to Bulgari Jasmin Noir, layers the woods so heavily with the floral notes that the character becomes blurred.  Unfortunately, most fragrances in that family are what I label as “acrylic florals”—possessing in equal measure the strident sharpness of woods and the neon brightness of modern floral notes. Elie Saab Le Parfum is the latest example of this genre, a cross between Sensuous and Narciso Rodriguez for Her.

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  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: Just added a sample of En Passant to my online sampler order – and I’ve spent the last 15 minutes on the Olo site – – lots of yumminess there!… July 16, 2018 at 9:59pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: This sounds beautiful…..I’m having a hard time finding the Karl Lagerfeld (I’m in the US), but will keep looking, it sounds like the most beautiful mix of green and violet… July 16, 2018 at 9:51pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: I went through a bottle of Pure Grace one summer about a ten years ago! I will have to look for this one again – and 4711 was my first… July 16, 2018 at 8:52pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: I will definitely try this one! The violet in it sounds beautiful. July 16, 2018 at 8:44pm

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