Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review: Elie Saab Eau de Toilette

Elie Saab Fragrance
Out of the blue I was sent a bottle of Elie Saab Eau de Toilette. I'm not going to complain - I'm going to review it because that's what I do and I need a break from fashion for a minute.

What Does the Accompanying Literature Say?
I got this little booklet full of information on the scent. According to it the scents I should be experiencing are: orange blossom, subtle rose honey, gardenia, mandarin tree blossom, and vetiver. I actually adore the wording given in it's entirety because it describes how each note is like a couture dress (the vetiver being "sparkling sequins" for example). It was a lot to read through - so I glanced and spritzed it on.

According to the literature I received there are several products with this scent and several prices:
  • 1.6 oz Eau de Toilette - $75
  • 3.0 oz Eau de Toilette - $105
  • 6.7 oz body lotion - $50
  • 6.7 oz Shower Creme - $42
  • 5.0 Body Creme - $85
My Experience with Elie Saab Eau de Toilette 
Ok, so "rose scents" are not my normal go-to type of scent. Really not. They usually annoy my nose. This one actually is pretty nice. I can smell the orange and the rose as they combine on my skin. The scent is light, refreshing, and very feminine (in the girly sort of way). Considering it's the opposite of every type of perfume I usually enjoy and try, I'm surprised to say I really like it. Best, it is not an overwhelming scent but it does last on the skin. I could still smell it at the end of my work day, which is unusual for most of the Eau de Toilettes I encounter. I have the feeling this scent will grow on me.

Bottom Line
If you're looking something light and refreshing for the summer, this might be one to look at if your it falls within your price point. For me, I probably would not purchase a full size but I might consider the 1.6 oz if I really wanted to augment my wardrobe with rose.

Full Disclosure
I was provided this product for the purpose of review by PR. I do not sell the product reviewed in this post and am unaffiliated with the brand.