Ellie is the debut fragrance from the new line Ellie D. Ellie was developed by perfumer Michel Roudnitska, and includes notes of white flowers, vanilla and vetiver.
From an early age, Jessica Dunne had a passion for perfume. She often experimented by mixing her own scents and admired the beauty of vintage perfume bottles, collecting them for years. Her own vintage bottle collection inspired the classic bottle that holds Ellie. After graduate work in art history and five years in the New York art world, Jessica decided to start Ellie D Perfume, utilizing her love of perfume and her desire to create original fragrances. Jessica’s Grandmother, Eleanor Dunne, after whom Ellie is named, and Jessica’s early memories of other important women in her life shaped the role of fragrance in her perceptions of beauty and femininity. Captivated by the powerful connection between scent and memory, Jessica was inspired to create a perfume infused with nostalgia with youthful and modern sensibility.
The Ellie D line is exclusive to Henri Bendel’s in New York. I will try to update later with the fragrance concentration and price.
Update: Ellie D Ellie is a Parfum (extrait), and runs $180 for 15 ml. The notes are bergamot, tangerine and cyclamen in the top, a heart of lily of the valley, jasmine, gardenia, rose and fig leaves, and base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, musk, vanilla and coconut.
Another update: see a review of Ellie by Ellie D.
Other recent additions at Bendel’s include Costes, the Teo Cabanel line, and Etat Libre d’Orange. The following scents from Etat Libre d’Orange are now in stock: Antihéros, Divin’ Enfant, Don’t Get Me Wrong, Eloge du Traitre, Encens et Bubblegum, Jasmin et Cigarette, Je Suis un Homme, Nombril Immense, Putain de Palaces, Rien, Sécrétions Magnifiques, Vierges et Toréros and Vrai Blonde. Four candles are also available (Entrecuisse, Messe Rose, Soldat Inconnu, Bottes et Ceinturon). (via Henri Bendel)