A spot for Elie Saab Le Parfum In White.
I once heard perfumer Thomas Fontaine say he considered orange blossom an American note. (Iris and galbanum were French, he said.) Right away, I thought of bars of soap, brides, and piles of white laundered towels. Is that what Americans are about — cleanliness and innocence? Maybe I should have asked, is that what orange blossom is about?
Orange blossom is a lot more expressive than its association with laundry detergent would have you believe. Here are five relatively easy-to-find1 orange blossom-centered fragrances that explore a variety of non-Girl Scout takes on the note:
Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger: Fleurs d’Oranger kicks off as bright and juicy as a grove of Florida Ambersweets in spring…
More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special edition bottles from Elie Saab, Thierry Mugler, Salvatore Ferragamo and Viktor & Rolf.
Elie Saab Le Parfum in the Feuilles d’Or Edition: “A tribute to Elie Saab haute couture jewels, the 2017 special edition bottle radiates ethereal beauty. The charming Le Parfum perfume remains the same; however, its flacon has been dressed in an elegant gold floral print for a must-have collector’s edition…”