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    Default Hermes Elixir Des Merveilles

    I bought my girlfriend a 50ml bottle of the EdP, but she just didn't like it all, and I ended up (as requested) getting her a bottle of Chanel No. 19 instead. The thing is that I now have a bottle of the above, which I can't return to the shop, as it's no longer sealed. I really love the fragrance, so want to know what you think about this one being used by men?

    It's different to my usual faves: Polo 1978 for Autumn/Winter and Acqua Di Parma for when the sun shines, but it might be a nice change...?

    Opinions, if you please!

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    I fell in LOVE with Elixir des Merveilles from the very first time I sampled it (I remember clearly sniffing my hand all day...)

    I wear it & I have posted many times on BaseNotes about it - it's one of my Top 10 fragrances. I like most of the perfumer's (Jean Claude Ellena) scents, so clearly I'm biased towards it, but I have never smelled anything like it (except for Eau des Merveilles...of course).

    I am entirely secure with myself in wearing fragrances marketed to women, so it was easier for me to like it immediately!

    I really like the 'chocolate covered candied orange peel' note that opens the fragrance - and then when it dries down and you get the 'salt water' note (from Eau des Merveilles) it's a nice transition. Great longevity too (whenever I take my shirt off at the end of the day, after wearing this, I pick up the scent).

    I can't say enough about this...blah, blah, blah - so I'll shut up now.

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    or! store it in the box in a nice cool dark place and try it on your next girlfriend. Do not ask me for complete logistics since it's hard typing with one hand. I lost the other to my better half trying stuff like this myself.

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    i would wear it...
    when i first smelled it
    it felt like a feminine version of TdH...
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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