Elie Saab new « Collection des Essences » will surely please the brand’s perfume lovers. The new Essences n°8 Santal and n°9 Tubéreuse are opening a new chapter in the olfactory experience Elie Saab wants to share with its customers. The two first chapters were related to an expression of the brand’s couture technique and aesthetic into scents like Rose, Gardenia, Amber or Oud, later on the other fragrance history was more « biographical », featuring a Néroli distilled in Lebanon and Vétivier worn by the designer himself.
For those two new Essences Francis Kurkdjian’s source of inspiration is more abstract, yet still more sensuous. Regarding Elie Saab’s work on the theme of roudness, curves and volumes, Francis Kurkdjian has elaborated those essences based on the Couturier’s geometry of elegance.
The Essence n°8 Santal is celebrating the most suave of woods. Chosen expressively for its essence lushness and refinement, the Indian Sandalwood is more precious than ever, the tree species Santalum Album is in fact now protected in India. Luminuous, tender and creamy as the tree, the Santal essence created by the Master Perfumer is also nimbly balancing strenght, the dazzling coolness of Cardamom and the Chinese Osmanthus, a velvety flower that smells both of apricot and suede. The woody notes that run through the composition offer a striking contrast to this luscious Sandalwood and Osmanthus accord. The Santal essence revisited by Elie Saab is an autumnal and mesmerizing perfume.
In this way, the Essence n°9 Tubéreuse joins the Santal one to pay tribute to the most voluptuous of flowers. The tuberose is the diva of the floral realm. Francis Kurkdjian major challenge was to reinvent the scent of the fragance Queen by emphasizing the radiance of the imperious flower without betraying her intoxicating olfactory signature. India was the Tuberose Absolute house, and this is where the perfumer found and brought the flower sweetest nature. Adding scents from Italian Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark from Ceylon impulsing a sweet, suave note that enhances the creaminess of the petal-rich, the Tubéreuse essence is feminin and delicate as Elie Saab imagines its creations.
ELIE SAAB La Collection des Essences fragrances are available at ELIE SAAB boutiques, Bloomingdales (UAE), Tryano (UAE), and Harvey Nichols (UAE), Harvey Nichols (Riyadh, KSA), Wojooh (Jeddah, KSA), ABC(Lebanon). Available also in Kuwait exclusively at Harvey Nichols The Avenues Mall.