Elie Saab is a world-famous Lebanese designer best-known for his gorgeous, flowy, feminine designs and womanly fragrances. He shot to international stardom when he designed the iconic dress Halle Berry wore to the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. She ended up walking away with the Oscar in the timeless sheer crimson gown.
And his philosophy? "I like 'womanly women' ," he explains. "Women who twirl their dresses with desire and pride."
This Women’s Day, we pay tribute to the gorgeous fragrances he is well known for.
The first fragrance that was launched by the Lebanese haute couture designer was simply called Le Parfum. After 279 trial versions, an ultra-feminine, flowery-woody composition was selected and signed by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. The perfume has notes of orange blossom, jasmine, grandiflorum and sambac. The base of the perfume consists of cedar, patchouli, rose and honey.
Elie Saab is, as Vanity Fair observed, “remarkable for his ability to make clothes that make women feel beautiful”. To which we’d add: and now, for making fragrances which make women feel gorgeous, too. And with no time-consuming couture fittings required.
Elie Saab has managed to pay homage to the natural womanly form, and each bottle of perfume effortlessly oozes femininity and style. It is truly the designer’s work in each bottle. Want to get your hands on one of the perfumes? Choose your favourite below…
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Fresh, effervescent mandarin sparkles in the top notes, as radiant as the golden sun illuminating the soft pink walls of a dreamlike cityscape. Like the glittering embroidery of an ELIE SAAB Haute Couture dress, precious neroli essence adds its delicate shimmer.
The Girl Gang is back for a new colourful and joyful adventure infused with good vibes for a delicious fruity addiction. Lemon zest and raspberry notes make up this joyously feminine scent
A modern wood and amber accord details the floral ornamentation. It helps reveal, even strengthen the structure of this couture fragrance the same way underskirts help reveal a haute couture dress.
Bold, powerful, ultra-feminine, ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Royal is the new scent of royalty. An ambery floral fragrance fit for a queen of modern times. Her noble heart unveils two facets of the queen of flowers, Turkish Rose Absolute and Bulgarian Rose, with precious Lebanese neroli. Her regal trail of patchouli and sandalwood essence blends with amber and vanilla in a majestic, long-lasting silage.