Dressed in a richly embroidered skin-toned haute couture dress by Elie Saab, Spanish topmodel Blanca Padilla is sitting on a rooftop, contemplating the view of a pink-walled city, veiled in a golden aura. Her gaze is serene yet intense, her hair gently tousled by the breeze. Blanca embodies the quintessence of femininity of the new Elie Saab Le Parfum Essentiel in a campaign shot by Swedish photographer Camilla Akrans.
Today, nine years after the launch of Elie Saab Le Parfum, the Lebanese couturier presents a new interpretation of his signature scent, for a woman who knows what is essential for her and who is the essence of femininity.
A NEW ORANGE BLOSSOM AND PATCHOULI SIGNATURE
The orange blossom and patchouli signature of the original scent was reinvented by French perfumer Maïa Lernout. A close colleague of master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian who authored the original Le Parfum, Maïa interpreted Elie Saab’s desire to get back to essentials by composing a resplendent white floral chypre.
Fresh, effervescent mandarin sparkles in the top notes. Precious neroli essence adds its delicate shimmer. In the dazzling light of this opening accord, a gorgeous flower blooms. Unfurling its silky petals, a creamy white gardenia expresses the quintessence of femininity with its powdery, softly enveloping, yet heady scent. A pure essence of cedarwood reflects the true force of the Elie Saab woman, intimately blending with her skin.
Adorned with the delicately calligraphed seal of the House etched in gold, the transparent glass of Le Parfum’s bottle showcases the tender pink hue of the scent, expressing the sheer femininity of the new creation.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Essentiel will be available from February 2020.
BLANCA PADILLA’S BEST WALKS FOR ELIE SAAB
Blanca Padilla is one of Elie Saab’s favourite topmodels. She made her debut with the Lebanese couturier on the Paris runway in 2014. Since then, she has been named model of the year by Glamour Magazine in 2017, and has garnered over 638,000 Instagram followers.
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