I spend a lot of to time on the internet applying for samples and buying mini bottle of perfumes from Ebay. This was one of these but I cannot remember where I tracked this one down but it is on my wish list now as I absolutely love it.
The bottle is a classic looking glass bottle in a sort of baroque diamond cut on the sides but kind of rectangular otherwise and was designed by Syvie de France. The stopper is large and clear with a spray under this transparent large lift off stopper. It looks classy and unstated in my view and of course comes in box which is similarly understated but a very pale pink color.
The name they obviously have not gone to any great lengths thinking up and the scent is the creation of the perfumier Francis Kurkdjan for the Lebanese haute couture designer Ellie Saab and is rather boringly just called ' Le Parfum'. I can't say I know much about Ellie Saab as I am not in the market for expensive designer wear but if the perfume and the adverts campaign are anything to go by wish I was.
The model Anja Rubik is the face or body or this creation and in the adverts she looks just stunning with legs up to her armpits wearing a gold evening dress that would be anyone's idea of romantic, classy elegance. Le Parfum was launched in 2011 so is a pretty recent addition to the perfume shelves.
The perfume itself is so beautifully feminine and gorgeous. It does remind me a bit of Estee lauder's 'Beautiful' but it is a little lighter to me.
It opens with notes of orange blossom and has a lovely gentle floral jasmine as its the heart with a base of cedar, patchouli and rose honey accord and in my opinion the last of the base notes is predominant in this as it has very little earthiness in it.
The main top note is African Orange flower, the middle note is jasmine and then the base notes are patchouli, Virginia cedar, rose and white honey. In my opinion the top not blends very quickly with the jasmine and rose to give a fresh truly feminine floral that is not at all heavy, a whiff or a hint as you pass by rather than a bowling over by' your nose in stuck in jasmine' sort of floral. It is not cloying, but more light and fleeting as though being blown on an evening breeze.
The base notes just provide depth here and I can only really detect the rose and honey as the normal depth and earthiness or patchouli is not here at all and the cedar I cannot detect either.
The only downside I find is that it doesn't really last that long on me and if I apply it in the morning I would have to reapply a few hours later if I wanted to know I smelled nice. It is noticeable on my clothes if I smell them at the end of the day and it does have good sillage as I have got compliments every time I have worn it so that is a plus too.
I usually like musky earthy perfumes but I am also a fan of light feminine ones sometimes and this one I do like as it is very natural, it is sweet but not in anyway sickly or popcorn candy- like. The honey works well with the jasmine and makes it much sweeter and less heavy than some of Lush's jasmine creations. I love the way the three florals work together with the honey and the other base notes brings it down to a deeper note rather than dominating it.
Le Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 90 ml Eau de Parfum and also you can buy a perfumed deodorant, body lotion, body cream and shower gel in the same fragrance.
The price for this rather gorgeous feminine fragrance varies, as it always seem to, so it pays to shop around. On Amazon for 30ml it costs £32.30 while 50ml is £47.50. The body lotion is £29 for 200ml so I don't think I will be rushing to buy that one. They also have a 3 Piece Fragrance Gift Set: 90ml EDT +10ml Purse Spray + 30ml Body Lotion for £78.99 which I think would be a very nice present but probably not one I will be receiving any time soon!
If you get the chance to try this then I urge you to give it a spray. Sometimes you get little flat sample patches in magazines which give a good feel for the scent too. I really love this for its light floral aroma and to me this makes a real summery scent and one that would be wonderful for a bride to wear as it is really feminine and classy.
This perfume just oozes quality,very feminine but strong.I mean it is a strong womans perfume.
It is sweet and florally at the same time and really does smell quality.
I really like this and would definatly consider buying the full sized bottle.
The bottle is stunning and the scent lasts for ages
This is a beautiful, captivating perfume that oozes romance, sensuality and sunshine
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