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November 09, 2016

The olfactory expression of an aesthetics blending splendor with sleekness, La Collection des Essences transposes Elie Saab’s virtuosic couture techniques into scent.


As thefinal detail sculpting the silhouette, Leather is one of the noblest materials of the couturier’s craft. Today, he places it at the heart of his inspiration in the second opus of his collection: 

La Collection des Cuirs.


Invented in the Belle Epoque and wildly fashionable during the Jazz Age in the wake of the Ballets Russes, Cuir de Russie (Russian Leather) is one of the most iconic themes in the history of perfumery.


Today, Elie Saab reinvents the mythical accord with refinement and sensuality, in the first Haute Parfumerie collection entirely dedicated to Leather…  


Among the essences that compose Russian Leather, the master-perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has chosen to showcase the richest and most faceted. 

Bourbon Vanilla, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli: three iconic materials, reflecting the most precious textures of Leather.Velvety suede for CUIR BOURBON. Smooth full-grain leather for CUIR YLANG. Grained leather for CUIR PATCHOULI.