Elie Saab’s first bottle, Le Parfum was highly acclaimed and successful. It could be seen in mega sized bottle in department stores looking like a big jewel. This year the brand decided to turn its highly regarded bottle of parfum into an Eau de Toilette. This caters to the crowd that is looking for the same great scent only a bit less powerful than the original.
This newer bottle has a fresh scent to it that is both sweet and crisp. When I sprayed on this version, I felt that I could smell a combination of Orange Blossom and Rose with a tad bit of honey. But even before that, the immediate scent to the nose is sharp and clean. Slowly though, the scent becomes very floral with the sweet scent in the background. Gardania and Mandarin Blossom could be noted within 10 seconds of spraying it on the body. I would like to say that the scent lasts a good 4 hours or so before the scent starts to fade away from my nose.
The bottle shown here is a 90 ml / 3 fl oz version. There are also a smaller sized versions at 30 ml and 50 ml.
If we were to compare both the EDP and EDT of the perfume, we could say that they have very similar design with the difference of EDT being taller and more slender than the original. The outside box is also inverted by color. You can see the difference between them with the comparison below.
As for the scent, it boils down to preference. Some are interested in a longer lasting bold and all out scent, whereas some prefer a lighter spritz version without the extras. I personally think the new EDT is much more fresher and cleaner. It is definitely lighter but equally addictive, also easier on the nose.
The EDT of Elie Saab really makes its way for crispness and radiant. Notes can be detected easily without anything messy. The perfume is clean and stands out to be quite subtle. Elie Saab perfume is just as glamorous in scent as its bottle design.
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