ELLIE Parfum, Ellie D. Perfume
Ellie Parfum - from none other than Michel Roudnitska - as in Frederic Malle's Noir Epices, the entire line of DelRae Roth, and the manager of Art et Parfum - is one of those rare fragrances that comes along, regrettably, once in eons. And we do not jest.
Recently discovered by our (we fear) increasingly jaded noses at a Perfume Expo in NYC, having been literally dragged to the booth by a lovely woman and very good friend who knows more about the world of scent than anyone this side of Mars. We were not dragged kicking and screaming but we will allow that a bit of eye-rolling may have ensued, as it had been a verrrrrrrrrry long day...Anyhoo, as is her wont, she growled ferociously in our ear "You have GOT to smell this!!! NOW!!!!!" Inasmuch as we trust her judgment implicitly, we grudgingly and grumpily decided to indulge her as well as to ignore our aching feet and sore backs and empty tummies, so we went. We sniffed. And we were conquered.
As you may well imagine, given that we've been exposed to easily 60 trillion scents and sell nearly that many, we've learned that the process must remain very, simple. If we just cannot, cannot, cannot stop sniffing, period - then it's for us. If we find ourselves heading to the shelves to spray something over and over and over again - as in 10X/day and once again at bedtime for good measure - then it's for us. And Ellie Parfum is, most decidedly and without equivocation, for us. Weve a sneaking suspicion we will not be alone re: our new favorite fragrance...
The particulars? We should state at the outset that this is a perfume - it is not an EDP or an EDT - so the amount required is minimal. And the notes? Bergamot, tangerine, cyclamen, lily of the valley, jasmine, gardenia, rose, fig leaves, vetiver, sandalwood, musk, vanilla and coconut. We must assert that the flowers certainly predominate, but again, it's all in the composition as a whole (this is Roudnitska, after all),---and the vanilla/musk drydown is without peer. Have you guessed yet that we are beyond besotted?
.5 oz/15ml parfum