Created in 2008, Elixir opens with eucalyptus and the harmonising hot spices of cardamom, cinnamon and mace. The heart notes massage the senses with the dark magic of Turkish rose and jasmine and a twist of orange. Heat and smoke rise from the base and incense and woods mingle with the earthy resins and spices. A touch of vanilla and the hypnotic Tonka bean complete the atmospheric dry-down. Opulent and daring, mysterious and complex, Elixir echoes Hammam Bouquet, created by William Penhaligon in 1872.
Can only agree with David (June) - it's been my 'seasonal' choice since I first found it: use from Michaelmas 'til Candlemas , or even during Lent (adjust dates according to prevailing weather conditions....) then return to your usual seasonal choice for day-to-day use (last Wimbledon has seen me out of [defunct?] Raquets)Would you recommend it? : Yes
27 July 2013
For The Children Of The Night...
If Bram Stoker were alive today, he'd wear Elixir. It smells of vampires! Deliciously tempting, immortal, seductive, elegant, gothic, carnal. The bottle is almost sinful too with it's blood-red bow about its throat. I wear this when I need to set pulses racing.Would you recommend it? : Yes
25 June 2013
Magic In A Bottle
This is a beautifully evocative fragrance which still retains its seasonality. I can only wear it in autumn and winter and only WANT to wear it then: it conjures up dark days, gloomy nights, burning wood smoke, a bath in candlelight, Christmas spice, a visit to midnight mass. It is mystical, spiritual and intoxicating: you breathe it in like incense and it draws you into its magic. Yes, it is lugubrious, but it is also hauntingly sexy, almost profane. Dare I say it, like being seduced in a church?Would you recommend it? : Yes
19 June 2013
Not Just For Men!
Don't be put off by the outdated "male fragrance / female fragrance" labelling this is a rich and exotic fragrance which gets many favourable comments whenever I wear it! For me, Elixir is my favourite Autumn in a bottle, and I would love to see more items in the collection body lotion perhaps, or hand cream.Would you recommend it? : Yes
17 June 2013
My Favourite For Winter.
by Sue Laidlay
Heady,sensual,perfect to wrap yourself in on a cold night. I use the massage oil all over to complement the scent and soften my skin.Would you recommend it? : Yes
14 June 2013
Elixir Eau de Toilette Review
A beautiful evocative scent, which is suitable for day and night wear.Would you recommend it? : Yes