There’s a particular shade of blue that immediately puts us in mind of cloudless skies, our skin being warmly kissed by the sun as a cool breeze tickles our hair and we languidly contemplate dip our toes into the deep blue of the shimmering infinity pool, beyond… Ah yes, we can practically hear the clink of ice-cubes in a glass of something refreshing carried toward us by a handsome waiter…
Well, if looking out the window right now drags you back down to earth from such a pleasing reverie, Elie Saab Le Parfum has managed to capture those glamorously warmer climes in an eye-cathing azure blue bottle. An updated version of the incredibly successful Le Parfum, the Resort Collection has been inspired by the French Riviera and the stunning 2015 fashion collection by Elie Saab.
Renowned for his use of elegantly flowing fabrics that swathe the female form, and stunning prints which keep the look young-at-heart but remain totally wearable – and lusted after – by women of all ages; Saab excels at celebrating modern yet ethereal femininity with an eye to screen goddesses of the past. We could totally see Grace Kelly flitting from one cocktail party to another in the French Riviera while wearing one of the exquisitely beaded and cleverly draped creations from the latest ready-to-wear collection – along with a fragrant trail of Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection, of course.
Star perfumer Francis Kurkdjian (a busy man no matter what time of year it is!) took the juicy sunshine notes of the original and pared the sweetness down a little by using ripe fig – a slightly fresh yet decadently creamy touch of the exotic we can’t get enough of.
It can be difficult to find the perfect transitional perfume, sometimes; Something that lifts the spirits from the steely grey reality of the weather but doesn’t smell too freshly squeezed citrus or barely-there body-splash.
We think Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection might be a perfect choice for February, when it’s officially launched, carrying you right through the first buds of spring and into the welcome embrace of full-on summer.
Along with the new note of fig, we have an intoxicating mixture of orange blossom and jasmine with the divinely feminine frangipani – a clever blend of solar floral and delicious gourmand, this latest addition to the Elie Saab fragrance portfolio invites us to imagine a tranquil, warm holiday seascape, this characterful Resort is one you’ll want to revisit time and again.
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Elie Saab Resort Collection £47 for 50ml eau de toilette
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Written by Suzy Nightingale