In general EDTs are lighter versions of the original scent and here they've ( the designer and perfumer Francis Kurkdijian ) have decided to highlight the orange blossom note , a memory of which is a treasured part of Saab's childhood.
The orange blossom here is light and breezy with hints of citrus from mandarin tree blossom, a touch of sweetness via the rose honey note , also found in the original perfume, and a voluptuous ( is there any other kind?) gardenia. As it dries down , it doesn't change a lot but the grounding note of vetiver make a small appearance .
This is very much a white floral but one easily suited to summer . It's not a wildly unique fragrance, but a pretty one all the same. It lasts long for an EDT, and a little goes a long way. You need one to two spritzes max.
Elie Saab Le Parfum The Eau de Toilette will be available in August at Neimans, Saks, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.
You can find my look at Le Parfum here.
1.7 oz EDT $ 75.00
3.0 oz EDT $ 105.00