Le Parfum 2011 Eau de Parfum

Le Parfum (Eau de Parfum) by Elie Saab
Bottle Design Sylvie de France
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7.2 / 10 604 Ratings
A perfume by Elie Saab for women, released in 2011. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Main accords

Floral
Sweet
Powdery
Fresh
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Orange blossomOrange blossom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac Jasminum grandiflorumJasminum grandiflorum PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base Notes
Rose honeyRose honey CedarwoodCedarwood

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7.2604 Ratings
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7.8474 Ratings
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7.3452 Ratings
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7.9449 Ratings
Value for money
7.9144 Ratings
Submitted by Baeumchen, last update on 24.05.2024.

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Puderperle

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Puderperle
Puderperle
Top Review 24  
The bouquet.
"Today's the big day," she thought silently, walking slowly through the grand reception hall of her Victorian mansion, decorated with lush white flowers. She wore a cream satin blouse, precious gold jewelry, and dark pleated trousers. Elegance personified. Her heels clacked on the dark brown parquet floor.

Underneath the blouse, she also wore a heavy heart, though the occasion was actually a lovely one. Her daughter would be marrying a man she more than agreed with in a few hours. The future son-in-law proved to be sensible and reliable. He could provide a stable nest of love and security, so letting go was a little easier for her.

She herself had not always had it easy in her life. This was marked by pressure to perform, hard work and some strokes of fate. Success was just as much a part of it as a result. Through iron discipline, she had managed to continue the family empire and invest her wealth in charity projects, also to soothe her conscience a little. She always taught her children to show courtesy and kindness to everyone. Good manners and a sense of order were essential to her, discretion and professional distance important.

The staff had done a great job in a very short time, polishing the dark house to a shine. She walked through the pompously decorated premises one last time, checking the results. This she did only physically, in thought she was with her daughter, who now tore her from her inner movie. Before her stood the bride in an elegantly simple designer silk gown. Her hair was tied smoothly in a chignon, the floor length veil delicately flattering her uncovered arms. But the most beautiful thing about her was the excited glow.

"You are enchanting, but I still have something you are missing. Something that is perfect for you and what will immortalize the most beautiful day of your life into a lasting memory." With these words, she presented her daughter with her pretty glass bottle of Le Parfum by Elie Saab.
A floral cloud of orange blossom with minimal freshness enveloped the happy bride and her mother...

Le Parfum is often recommended for special occasions, such as a wedding, a visit to the theatre, a fine dinner. The fragrance is based on a certain opulence by the intensity.
The light sweetness accompanies through the most beautiful day of a woman or can make it her most beautiful day. For an evening on the couch, he is too overdressed, as a companion for the job rather dependent on the environment, outfit and dosage, as he acts quite loud. The sillage is room-filling. The shelf life is good with about 7 hours.

The fragrance is a rather mature women's fragrance, described by many as stale. Old-fashioned I do not feel him. I describe him like this: Pure elegance and classic. Sublime and refined. It emphasizes the femininity of a woman who knows her worth.

The top note of orange blossom is strong at first. It may need several attempts to make friends. The heart mixes jasmine and patchouli, the base soothes with sandalwood and sweet rose honey.
I don't detect much progression, no real depth. The fragrance remains dominantly floral and slightly sweet.

So the daughter walked down the aisle and became the happiest wife in the world. At an advanced hour, the bridal bouquet was to be thrown into the crowd of the unmarried, according to an old tradition. Only there the bride noticed that she had forgotten her bridal bouquet at home in the olfactory blossom rush by enchantment of the senses. So she decided to improvise and unceremoniously threw the bottle into the crowd of ladies willing to get married.
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Calypso

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Calypso
Calypso
Top Review 17  
Champagne Jacuzzi with orange blossoms
Good thing I didn't read the fragrance description before, because otherwise this wonderful fragrance would probably never have moved in with me.
But from the beginning: I have been avoiding orange blossoms since I was a teenager and have always found them unpleasant. Maybe it was the synthetic scents of the drugstore perfumes and shower gels of the 80s that spoiled the orange blossom for me, but I had already put a hook behind it: nothing for me.

And now I am sniffing ecstatically at my arm, which has just been fogged up by my blind purchase and I can't believe it: Yes, that's orange blossom with a big "Ohhhhh" in it's purest form! And my nose sends my synapses lucky signals. I can't believe it, I am in love!
The orange blossom notes almost dance, buzz, glitter - and I can't get enough. My nose is like bathing in a champagne Jacuzzi
Slowly I also slowly perceive beguilingly tender, very pure jasmine, not a strenuous "headache" jasmine, but clean, white-shimmering, with the orange blossoms in an embrace.
Underneath there is a slight crackling sound - what is that? Ah, must be the patchouli. It reminds me of the patchouli in Coco Mademoiselle: also clean, not too earthy, yet warm and flattering, combined with the warm wood notes, which after a while also give in to the swing And so the blossoms waved and danced together with patchouli and cedar for many hours - on my skin it really took me about 7 hours
I can't decide whether it's a perfume for daytime or evening use - I think it depends on the dosage. I wear the fragrance at work, but I also like to wear it when I go out - and even at home when it's cloudy and grey outside, like right now in November.
The silage is good, the bottle is elegant - Le Parfum will probably have a home forever with me!
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Ninamuse

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Ninamuse
Ninamuse
Very helpful Review 11  
Sometimes, but only sometimes...
I'm not usually a fan of heavy flower scents like you. Whether orange blossom, jasmine, or tuberose (!), too much is just too much
But sometimes, but only sometimes... when I am stricken, powerless and unfocussed like today, and the grey, dull weather adds its rest... then it must be something more.

Yes, then it must be a "pure flower bomb", as the previous commentary by Sarahmuhl so beautifully describes - a really nasty flower bomb with a good bang. One like you!

One that floods the room with sunlight and wakes up my synapses with a siren alarm! One that keeps me on my toes all day long with obtrusively omnipresent, penetrating jasmine and won't let me rest!
One that rewards me at the end of the day with juicy rose honey for perseverance, and soothes me with cedar wood...

Yeah, this flower bomb is kicking in. She's dominating, loud, demanding, and demanding of me. But sometimes, just sometimes, that's all you need to get through the day. So the next day, if you want to take it easy...
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Porcelina

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Porcelina
Porcelina
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Summer Child
From May to August, you are such a beautiful, delicate floral dream on my skin. Remind me of the scent of lilies ... Since I find you simply irresistible and can no longer stop sniffing my wrist.

I'm sure the heat and the summer sun are doing something to you. They let you graceful, bewitching floral, sensual and soft radiance.

In autumn and winter, however, this magic is suddenly gone. As soon as autumn announces itself, you become me too soapy, scratchy and pricks unpleasant in my nose. Since a spray is already too much for me.

So I pack you every year at the same time again in your box for your hibernation, until I wake you in May again.

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MarlEh

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MarlEh
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Like a punch in the face
I had already found one of my new Signature fragrances in my head, an all-rounder with a big bang, a head-turner - the bottle exudes a timeless elegance and the descriptions on YouTube sounded exactly like how my new fragrance should smell for every season. When I think of Elie Saab, I immediately think of the breathtaking (second) dream wedding dress by Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, and so I had in my naive recklessness everything in my head already so beautifully painted with this new fragrance.
So, what can I say, I think this is my last blind purchase. I don't do it often, blindly buy perfume, but what can I say, a lot of time, a lot of YouTube geinfluenced and then at the end accidentally discovered a cheap price, which was of course only valid for one day. So what should go wrong.
With even one splash, the perfume feels like a slap in the face, the drydown doesn't change that and reminds me of my childhood on the back seat of my mother's car, who for a while wore an unbearably strong fragrance that always gave me headaches on long car rides. I tried it, now I have it there, maybe I'll try it again sometime, but now I have to recover from this disappointment and the blow into the spray ;)
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TruckladyTrucklady 5 years ago
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Only FK that blows me away and is worthy of his hefty reputation.
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AcantheaAcanthea 5 months ago
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Mostly plain jasmine with sharp undertone. One of the better jasmines though.
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MissBiscuitsMissBiscuits 4 years ago
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heady honey! too sexy for business, but it might work if you have the corner office. whoo! it's for a woman in control.
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EinfinkenEinfinken 2 months ago
First impressions -- Little orange blossom. Mostly Jasmine, patchouli and honey. Very elegant and formal. Very perfumey perfume.
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KohakuKohaku 12 months ago
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Orange blossom that feels special. A bit heavy. Pouring it into a fine mist atomizer has changed it for me, easier to enjoy in small doses
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