Elie Saab launched a luxury collection of "couture" fragrances, La Collection des Essences, consisting of four editions: Essence No. 1 Rose, Essence No. 2 Gardenia, Essence No. 3 Ambre and Essence No. 4 Oud. The collection was created in collaboration with perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
Essence No. 1 Rose is a scent of a rose with “a thousand faces” and it contains essences of Bulgarian, Turkish, Centifolia and Damask rose as well as rose absolute from Grasse and Turkey. Essence No. 1 Rose was launched in 2014