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    mikeperez23's avatar

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    Elixir by Penhaligon's

    I love the top notes and Galamb_Borong describes them perfectly in his review. The cinnamon has been melted, it seems, to the other spices, eucalyptus and the rose/incense.

    When it dries down is when it started to become a scent I didn't like anymore. I think there's a certain aldehyde Giacobetti used, that rubs my nose the wrong way. It tickles my nose when I smell it, then it slights burns it a little. The effect it gives to the fragrance is a shiny almost glossiness. I really wanted to the spice and incense to be warmer...not shiny.

    Subsequent wearings confirmed it for me that I do not like it.

    Nice, admirable and yes I agree...a wonderfully modern oriental. But, not for me.

    22 May, 2009