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Elie Saab launches La Collection des Cuirs

The perfume line includes a scent inspired by Middle Eastern layering

Elie Saab launches La Collection des Cuirs

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has revealed an Haute Parfumerie collection inspired entirely by leather – one of the couturiers’ leading materials.

La Collection des Cuirs uses the designer’s couture fashion techniques and involves Cuir de Russie (Russian Leather) which was wildly popular during the Jazz Age in the wake of the Ballets Russes ballet company in Paris.

It includes three main scents - Cuir Bourbon, Cuir Ylang and Cuir Patchouli – put together by master-perfumer Francis Kurkdjian to reflect “the most precious textures of Leather” as well as one signature scent, Cuir Absolu, inspired by the Middle Eastern traditional of layering essential oils, fragrant smoke and luxury perfumes.

Cuir Absolu’s bottle is designed in black and gold - an inverted design of the other three fragrances. This is because the Absolu can be worn either on its own or layered with the other scents to customize them.

As for the other perfumes, Cuir Bourbon is inspired by velvety suede and includes vanilla, accents of saffron and a hint of leather while Cuir Ylang and Cuir Patchouli are inspired by full-grain leather and grained leather respectively. Cuir Ylang comprises the tropical flower, birch and Incense while Cuir Patchouli features bergamot, cinnamon leaf, amber, cistus labdanum, cumin and patchouli.

In the UAE, Elie Saab’s La Collection des Cuirs is available at Elie Saab boutiques, Bloomingdales, Tryano and Harvey Nichols.

 

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Yoli Sandoval 3 years ago

I love Elie Saab perfume it's my favourite and the complements are what perfume are you wearing and I really don't want my secret perfume scent everyone wearing it, but it's not nice not sharing this awesome scent

Yoli Sandoval 3 years ago

I love Elie Saab perfume it's my favourite and the complements are what perfume are you wearing and I really don't want my secret perfume scent everyone wearing it, but it's not nice not sharing this awesome scent