Elie Saab’s newest fragrance is all about strong contrasts. Between darkness and light. Between roundness and opulence. And, to me, between sensuality and the concept of purity. It’s a marriage of the two. How they function together and thrive in harmony. Using notes of rose and wood, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian translates lightness and darkness with a nod to Oriental scents. The scent is available now at all leading retailers, and I highly recommend heading in and giving it a go!
In celebration of Elie Saab’s concept I took two sides of myself and attempted to capture them as best I could in image: the more grown & womanly side, and the lightness of a nurturing mother.
A special thank you to Reem of Five Five Fabulous for being behind the lens on this one.
Representing Noor, the light aspect of the scent, is a tender bouquet reminiscent of sweetness and honey ending in the perfect creamy rose scent. To complement it Kurkdjian introduces ylang-ylang from Madagascar, giving your senses a metaphorical burst of sunlight.
In stark contrasts to the airiness of the Noor notes, Nuit conjures night in stunning spice. Sizzling black pepper takes the light into dar – a perfect transition when coupled with the woodiness it embodies. To complement this the perfumer brings in Indonesian patchouli. A perfect end note to a scent that captures every aspect of a woman.