by Lyndell on Feb 20, 2017
I have a sample bottle of this that was given to me in a clinique gift pack in the 90's. And let's just say it's enough to last me a life time. I accidentally sprayed two pumps of this before jumping in a hot car for a long road trip. Worst decision ever. The whole car of people hated me haha. It's more of a spray it in the air then walk through it kind of perfume, and then do something outdoorsy, and then you're still likely to smell it 2 days after. Lasting powers good though.
Has some punch.
by Julia on Feb 8, 2017
My first whiff of Aromatics Elixer landed with some punch--this is a strong fragrance in the bottle and also strong on the skin. I applied it three hours ago and I'm still catching little whiffs as I move my hands.
First impression was that it reminded me of a scented powder my grandma used to apply after her bath. A little old fashioned. Over time the strength did mellow out some and I caught some of the other notes...vetiver and oakmoss, plus something darker and a little sweet. I didn't get any of the orange blossom at all. This is a complicated fragrance and the scent continues to change--even now I'm getting new notes (though still no orange blossom).
I wish I liked this perfume more because it really does have staying power and a little goes a LONG way. But whether it's my body chemistry or simply personal preference, this smells old fashioned in a way I don't like. Also, this could easily be overpowering so I'd apply sparingly until you know how it will react with your chemistry.
by Jaclyn on Dec 8, 2016
This one just made me go ooh no thankyou, not my style
by Alicia on Mar 30, 2016
This is a classic chypre. Not sour, but with a slightly bitter note, in the way of most classic chypres (see Paloma Picasso or Mitsouko), due very possibly to the oakmoss. No true chypre is sweet, of course, nor is this one. There is an elusive rose in the opening, a dark rose, surrounded very soon by a wealth of spices. This is a complex and rich fragrance, not suitable for lovers of fruity florals.Generations of women have delighted in it.The reason is simple: Aromatics Elixir is a masterpiece.
Margarita, Salt on the Rocks!
by Hope on Sep 12, 2015
This perfume is makes me think of a salted margarita--maybe the chamomile?
One of the first perfumes I wasn't fond of upon first meeting with which I later fell in love! Very strong and the first blast is a biter...much like Knowing...and also with that ethereal drydown! A little goes a long way, lasts all day and night an then some. One blast, please, for you are to "love thy neighbor" not bludgeon them with scent. Elixir is deep, rich, complex, salty, a little sour at different points, woody and really beautiful. It is comforting, much like Shalimar but without the ginger sweetness. One of my favorites!
by Nazia on Apr 12, 2015
I really wanted to like this, but I've tried this twice and it's just not for me, I don't think. The opening (hours) are just so strong and sour, it makes me gag. I'm still giving it three stars, because I think from a distance, under clothing, the spicy waft I get is intriguing. But it's not intriguing enough for me to want to have something that smells so bleargh on my skin, because I wouldn't want anyone to get close. There are plenty of other spicy oakmoss scents that I prefer, and I wish those were still sold at mall counters, since this one is...
in a class of its own
by Stephanie on Nov 18, 2014
There's not many fragrances that stand alone in their uniqueness, but this is one. A little goes a long way, but it's spicy deliciousness. The lotion is lovely too, which is what attracted me to this scent initially many years ago. A classic.
This is strong!!!!
by Adrienne on May 27, 2014
This is amazing but it lingers !!!
Similar to "Aramis 900" for men by Aramis
by Jeffrey on Apr 25, 2014
I wanted to try a sample of this, not only to see if I could wear it but to see if it was the perfume I smelled on a manager in retail many years ago. I also wanted to see how it compared to as far as the smell goes with "Aramis 900" for men by Aramis. A visiting assistant manager from another store was doing some work at the one I worked at wore this perfume that got my attention. I liked it on her, and asked her what it was and she just said "Clinique". Well she should have said the exact name cause Clinique is a design house that has many fragrances. I thought this frag. could be it, but it's not. So what she was wearing was called "Wrappings". I think I heard it's discontinued now.? :( Anyway I think I might be able to wear this. So this could be also a unisexual frag. It's herbal with maybe some wood and flower notes. It's not sweet at all. I applied it the same time along with my "Aramis 900" and there's similarities between both of them.! I think Aramis 900 is more green and woods than Aromatics Elixir. I believe I like Aramis 900 better than this one. This frag. may not be liked by most women due to it being not sweet, but I wouldn't say it's just for older women either. This frag. is very strong and concentrated, cause it's a EDP. So, a very light 1 to 2 spritzes would be enough.
An unusual classic
by lls on Mar 24, 2014
Strong, great longevity. Not at all sweet or floral. One to apply sparingly and grow into.
by Camila on May 8, 2013
Amazing. Lats long time.