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4 Feb 2014

Elie Saab - L'eau Couture

When I flew to Doha at the weekend I had to practically run to my gate to catch my flight. I was definitely cutting it fine even before I arrived in duty free. The fact that I then proceeded to shop and buy a perfume is an absolute mickey take.

Still, this was a purchase that had to be made. If you are like me and loved the original Elie Saab perfume then I think you are going to absolutely love L'eau Couture.

I'll tell you the notes if you like so that you can pretend to know what it smells like but perhaps an analogy would be more helpful because to me this smells like a rich woman. Yep, that hits the nail on the head - a rich bird that languishes in silk and diamonds. How random is that? Even more random is that apparently I am spot on because this was inspired by Elie Saab's silk-laden Spring/Summer collection.

My rubbish analogy aside I would also say that it's equal parts warm and fresh and loaded with sensuality. It's a definite compliment generator with men and women alike loving the unique combination of almond, bergamot, orange blossom and vanilla.

When compared to the original I would probably say that this is crisper and fresher. It's not a world apart however. As mentioned before if you had a penchant for the main version you would absolutely recognise this one - and probably love it just as much. That slightly heavier use of green almond however makes it just that more perfect for the summer months. As the weather heats up here, this is what I will be wearing.

Lastly, I thank Qatar Airways for not leaving without me and allowing me to make this lovely purchase in duty free :) 


  1. You're hilarious. I'll check it out next time I'm out.

    1. ha :) thanks Patricia and do check it out ...sooo good!

  2. Such amazing timing, I just picked this up yesterday at the airport - it smells amazing and sophisticated :o) Xx

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    1. Isn't it amazing? I even love the way it looks - that pretty pale mint shade.

  3. I will check it out because I trust your taste, and because I am curious as to how a rich woman should smell!:D

  4. Vanilla and almond... my cup of tea! Need to check this out!
    Good job on catching the plane, Laura! ;)

  5. I have ES Intense, I'll have to check this one out as well.

    I love photos on your blog btw :)

  6. I have the original Elie Saab and whilst I like it, it's a little bit too sweet for me.....this sounds much more up my street, will give it a try!

  7. Haha can't wait to give it a sniff ... and possibly spritz it on to smell like a 'rich woman' myself - love the analogy! :)

  8. This sounds lovely, I love the original scent so I'm betting I would like this, Got to stop in for a little duty free shopping too, even if it is the middle of the rush to get to the gate!

  9. Ooh, it must be almost time to shop for a spring scent or three! : ) Hee hee, will check this one out xx

  10. I need to go and smell this, I love the first one. Has it been released in the U.K yet? x

  11. will definitely check it out in Duty Free later in the month :-) x

  12. Definitely gonna have to check this out, I'm envisaging a heavenly aroma from your description!!
    Hugs xoxo

  13. You did a great job describing the perfume! xoxo

  14. Oooh, this sounds so lovely!!! :)

    Layla xx


  15. It's sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it out!

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  16. I really must buy perfume next time im in the airport! love the simple packaging on this one will have to give it a smell sometime soon! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  17. I wear the Intense version of the original and am in love... quite literally can't stop smelling myself!

    Sophie x


  18. This scent sounds right up my alley! I'll have to check it out next time I'm out and about.

    Thanks for sharing, Laura!

  19. I keep wondering what you Elie said to the "rich bird" description... ;) But the notes do sound wonderful, especially the almond and neroli. Will have to try it some time. x

  20. Well who doesn't want to smell like a rich woman? You totally got me with that one? Ever considered working as a copy writer? :)
    P.S. Looove the photo - you are a total pro photographer!

  21. I bought this less than 20 days back from Dubai airport (I had sufficient time to board!). Did you also get the free make-up pouch with it? Also, you're bang on about the rich lady smell :) Absolutely loving your blog!! Very inspirational !

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