Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab launches 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. 2 Gardenia is a floral - woody fragrance that contains notes of gardenia, Egyptian Sambac jasmine and Indian sandalwood.