I am enamoured with fragrances and have a cupboard shelf dedicated to my sample and full sized perfumes. I love each of them but ever since I smelled Elie Saab Le Parfum the first time, my mind was firmly made up that this is my ultimate favorite fragrance. I managed to scoop up the 50ml for serious bargain on Spring day at Dischem when they had a sale on their fragrances and since then my other fragrances have been taking the back seat. The reason is simply this… Elie Saab Le Parfum is sophisticated, daring, fresh and uplifting. It was inspired by the scents of the Mediterranean with the top note being Mandarin Blossom, middle notes of Orange blossom and Gardenia (lovely white floral smells) and base notes of Vetiver, Rose and Honey. (This explains my love for the similar Jour d’Hermes) It’s a beautiful day time Spring/Summer fragrance and you’ll find that the compliments will still be streaming in at the end of the day – long after you’ve forgotten that you’ve spritzed yourself in the morning. I’m already saving up for my next one.