Elie Saab La Collection des Essences ~ new fragrances

Elie Saab La Collection des Essences Rose and Gardenia

Elie Saab will launch La Collection des Essences, a new quartet of luxury unisex fragrances, in September. The series was developed by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, and features Essence No. 1 Rose, Essence No. 2 Gardenia, Essence No. 3 Ambre and Essence No. 4 Oud.

Essence No. 1 Rose  ~ styled as "the rose of a thousand faces”, with Turkish, Bulgarian and Grasse rose.

Essence No. 2 Gardenia ~ a woody floral with jasmine and sandalwood.

Elie Saab La Collection des Essences Ambre and Oud

Essence No. 3 Ambre ~ with opopanax, patchouli, and sandalwood.

Essence No. 4 Oud ~ with black pepper, benzoin, and agar wood.

I will update with sizes and concentration when I can.

(via arabia.styleanazahra)

Update: La Collection des Essences are sold in 100 ml, concentration unknown, £160 each.

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  1. Ericgmd says:

    This sounds wonderful Robin, especially the Ambre and Oud. What better combination to create beauty than Elie Saab and Francis Kurkjian?
    Everything they touch turns into gold!

    • Robin says:

      They sound really nice. I’d love to know what they cost :-)

  2. JolieFleurs says:

    I’ll probably get around to sampling the rose, because I feel compelled to sniff every new rose that comes out, but Cap’n Kurk’s creations generally don’t work well on me, although I can always recognize the excellent quality.

    • Robin says:

      I’ll certainly try them if I can. No idea about the distribution either…

  3. happy888cat says:

    I want to test Rose (that dark pink is beautiful!) and Amber the most. Now if only the oud didn’t have black pepper….

    • Robin says:

      They did a lovely job on the photos, they really do look pretty.

  4. hajusuuri says:

    They ALL sound good. I hope they come out woth a coffret of the 4!

  5. scentfromabove says:

    Wow! The rose sounds amazing! I am a fan of Francis K. and I love Elie Saab Intense. Will definitely check this one out.

  6. Omega says:

    3 out of 4 of the notes I am not into. But would like to sniff them all anyway. A coffret would be very nice, I agree.

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