The dawn. The time when night meets day, when a ray of light softly glides across the darkness and reveals the golden hues of daybreak.
A magical hour, cool and still veiled in silence, when the scents of nature can be detected crystal clear: night flowers that rub shoulders with morning blossom, the sparking notes of citrus fruits, the enveloping scents of woody fragrances.
ELIE SAAB Parfum Lumière captures the sensual sparkle of light. Light is rooted deep in the soul of Lebanese couturier Elie Saab. All his work is woven with strands of light and his pursuit of brightness: from his choice of fabrics and silks to the lustre of embroidery, from designs that drape the female silhouette to the gems applied to haute couture gowns.
And what better finishing touch than a glowing perfume that makes the ELIE SAAB woman even more radiant and embodies the essence of the couturier’s work?
Once again, ELIE SAAB relied on one of the most talented perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian. They had already worked together a decade ago to create the first fragrance ELIE SAAB Saab Le Parfum, an impeccable fusion of orange blossom, jasmine absolute, honey rose, and cedar wood, still a worldwide success.
Today, Francis Kurkdjian and Elie Saab are once again working together. The perfumer has created an extremely elegant new fragrance, an accord of jasmine blossom’s heady carnal notes at dawn with the delicate sunset seduction of tuberose, strongly evoking the light of day captured in the bottle. The concept underlying Le Parfum Lumière is an ode to light, to utter elegance, to glowing feminine grace.
LE PARFUM LUMIÈRE captures the scents of dawn, when the air is still clear and the dew spreads the notes of flowers and fruits: the sparkling scent of mandarins and orange blossom, and the heady floral aura of white jasmine hedges and yellow ylang ylang.
Francis Kurkdjian, however, went one step further with his floral signature for LE PARFUM, pushing the boundaries of the chypre family to become a modern floral woody chypre.
As in all symphonies, the opening is subtle and surprising: nuances of Italian mandarin oil blend with a hint of Madagascan ylang ylang oil, which unfolds little by little, like the sun’s rays at dawn.
A seductive, compelling bouquet of Indian jasmine sambac absolute and tuberose follows, beating at the heart of the fragrance, tempered by orange blossom with the same delicate weave as fine embroidery dipped in liquid gold.
Finally, subtle echoes of musk, amberwood and patchouli heart entwine in a lingering but discreet Eastern trail. The result is a gentle but caressing perfume, feminine and floral yet with the surprising depth of a woody background.
A LUMIÈRE woman is joyful, smiling, radiant, in love with life, open to the future.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumière EDP 30ml at R1090.00
Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumière EDP 50ml at R1725.00
Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumière EDP 90ml at R2325.00
Available at Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Foschini, ARC and Dischem stores.