A quote from my post in this thread.Azzaro pour Homme Elixir does not smell like the classic ApH but is just as substantial. It introduces itself with a lavender blast tempered by well blended citrus and berry notes. ApH Elixir is mainly about berries and pear, as the colour of the bottle hint, visually. The berries are so natural smelling, not the excessively sugary sweet type in Paco Rabanne's Black XS. There is a suede accord in the heart to base which recalls SL's Daim Blond, but in a richer, more masculine way.
ApH Elixir should not be approached expecting a reinterpretation of ApH (which will only result in negative reviews of an otherwise good, no, great frag). Rather, it seems to be a reinterpretation of the concept of ApH. Most likely, those who were interested in ApH but got turned off for some reason will like this modern take.
I like this and know i am going to love it, just like i do ApH.
Coincidentally, it will be my SotA today. I sprayed a little bit on my hand last night, and was once more blown away by the richness of this scent. I still smelt it off my hand when i woke up this morning. Much as i love the original Azzaro, Elixir may be its death-knell with the modern user. Elixir is that good, IMO.