Elixir des Merveilles (2006)
    by Hermès




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    Elixir des Merveilles is a women's fragrance by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2006 and the bottle was designed by Serge Mansau

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    karinoula's avatar

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    Sweet orange treat!
    Wonderful sweet perfume, highest quality with exquisite bottle. The packaging is to die for. This is my first perfume from Hermes and I was happily surprised with this unique smell. I tried this under an enormous heat while at summer holidays and the perfume never turned bitter while the aroma followed me all day long. I am sure Hermes has a lot of fans with such creations. The smell is like orange peals covered in sugar and dipped in brandy. Super perfume indeed !!!!!

    23 August, 2014

    steve0580's avatar

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    I received a sample of this from a friend.

    In a nutshell: It's a very strong, intense orange creamsicle and is almost identical to Laura Biagiotti's Roma per Uomo, except that the Eau des Merveilles is so much stronger.

    If you want a light version of this, Roma per Uomo is the way to go and relatively cheap. You should be able to get a bottle of it for around $30 on Ebay.

    04 March, 2014

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    This tangerine scented fragrance really holds it's own. It has a slight vanilla note which balances it out from having that orange peel vibe. The woodiness helps simmer it down a notch. Without the wood note, this one would probably be a disaster. Overall, it's an ok fragrance but not one that I will be rushing to purchase again.

    30th October, 2013 (Last Edited: 04 November, 2013)

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    Subtle yet provocative spicy citrus

    If you love DandG Light Blue but you are looking for something that lasts longer or you are looking to make a statement without saying a word, this Elixir is just for you! It speaks for you as you enter a room. As strong as the citrus/tangerine notes are, other tones stepping forward almost equally strong is that of a freshly chopped tree infused with a hint of cinnamon and oriental spice. I love a powerful scent that doesn't leave the aftertaste of soap and powder like some strong chypres tend to do. Powerful musky scents also shoo's me off. But with this scent my first impression was tantalizing!! Comparable to that moment you crack the sugar coating of citrus-infused créme brulée with the anticipation of mildly sweet, heavenly indulgence. It has that woody aroma on the border of toasted hazelnut. The initial high citrus note tones down within the first couple hours (perhaps longer) into carmelized tangerine at which point the oaky, almost leathery pepper tones become more noticable, however, magically I think, the complex citrus lingers throughout the entire day. I highly recommend this EDP to everyone in their late 20's through late 30's to try this out if you are bored with light musky florals and clouds of soapy, sneeze-enducing EDP's. This is an attention-drawing elixir (without the 'slap in the face'), so if you're shy, rather not try?

    Pros: Strong but not overpowering, lasts long, good for any occasion
    Cons: None comes to mind!"

    06 September, 2013

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    Delicious chocolate orange patchouli

    I know if I am meant to love a fragrance if I keep returning to point of application for "hits" throughout the day. With Elixir, my nose was practically glued to my wrists!

    Right from the opening, Elixir melts into a delicious bitter orange. Behind that orange, something is...lurking. Bubbling. Dark. Mysterious. Other-worldly. I am reminded of the lake where Grendel's mother lives in Beowulf:

    At night there, something uncanny happens:
    the water burns. And the mere bottom
    has never been sounded by the sons of men.
    On its bank, the heather-stepper halts:
    the hart in flight from pursuing hounds
    will turn to face them with firm-set horns
    and die in the wood rather than dive
    beneath its surface. That is no good place."

    And what is this darkness lurking behind the opening? Black patchouli! It bursts through in a matter of minutes, enveloping you in a gritty, earthy, haze. You are at the bottom of the mere, in the grip of Grendel's mother. And for a moment, you think of letting the water take you. Drowning is a sweet death, they say. Peaceful, euphoric. So unlike the violent ends that claim many men: fire, metal, sickness, trauma.

    But no, you will not succumb. You fight through it. And like Beowulf's struggle at the bottom of the lake, the battle lasts for hours. By the time the patchouli-chocolate phase ends, you are exhausted and sated. This was a richly satisfying test.

    I don't mean to scare anyone off with the battle imagery. This is also a scent so lovely that you will be tempted to lick your skin. I mean only to say that it isn't for the faint of heart. To wear Elixir des Merveilles is to dance with darkness, to taste a bit of sweet death. I just wish it lasted a bit longer. I get maybe 5 hours of good projection, and then it dies. Now to be fair, my skin is vampiric when it comes to fragrances: even longevity monsters from Amouage tend to disappear. Others, including Kafkaesque, have reported EXCELLENT longevity with the Elixir.

    ..

    Scent: 10

    Longevity: 8

    Sillage: 9

    Overall 9/10

    Pros: Edible deliciousness!
    Cons: Somewhat linear"

    09 July, 2013

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    The main traits of this particular fragrance are in my opinion the orangy sheer facet, an almost gourmand and creamy (finally soapy) combination of caramel and vanilla providing a candied effect over the main orangy vibe, than a shadowy patchouli/dark chocolate/oakmoss chord and finally a sort of almost aromatic/ ("starry") aftertaste elicited by a subtle combination of barely mentholated resins, ambergris and dry woodsy incense. The outcome is a weird but highly sophisticated sparkling elixir, a sort of shadowy chic dark/woodsy orange with a spark of fruity-aromatic sophistication, a touch of seasoned and smokey exoticism and a dense woody/yummy foundation. A worthy feminine avant-garde potion.

    24 November, 2012 (Last Edited: 11th February, 2013)

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