Lucien Lelong's Elle Elle is described as an animalic chypre. A small sample of the pure parfum was an unexpected gift from a fellow Basenotes reviewer.
There is a rich red rose at the center. It is deep and heavy. On my partner (but not on me) the rose is supported by amber and civet, giving the impression of a rich, well worn leather jacket or fabric.
In a word, stunning. Too bad this is out of production.
Note: Lelong's website and one other that lists all the Lelong scents by date gives a release date of 1948, while Basenotes and the Perfume Encyclopedia date it from 1937.