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Elite (1980)
by Floris


Elite information

Year of Launch1980
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 118 votes)

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About Elite

Elite is a masculine fragrance by Floris. The scent was launched in 1980

Elite fragrance notes

Reviews of Elite

Floris Elite and testosterone go together like - well, men and women.

Unostentatiously butch in a Mayfair/Savile Row manner, sure to draw compliments for the genuinely male.
26th May, 2021
Hazzle77 Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Close to my favourite fragrance so far. Big, fresh opening. I know that sometimes people are led in their description of the juice by its actual colour but this really does smell 'green'! Lasts all day and eventually settles into a resinous, yet still fresh scent. Just love it.
06th April, 2021
This doesn't work well for me, it seems too heavy and strong. I feel like I am wearing 1980's Polo. There is just something heavy and overpowering about this one. It may work better on others, but it is not for me.
09th January, 2021
Hearty green and crisp perfume. Huge bouquet of vetiver and moss that lasts well past 9+ hours of wear. Heavy citrus opening and a good punch of juniper and fir balsam resin. One of the few green perfumes I rather enjoy!
16th April, 2020
Zesty citrus with woods and burned sugar. The citrus is paired with oakmoss which gives an old school vibe, in the lanes of Chanel's Pour Monsieur and YSL Pour Homme. And the combination of lavender and juniper is adding a nice aromatic experience.
09th October, 2018
Genre: Fougère

Floris Elite seems to me a rather staid, conventional aromatic fougère composition. All of the pieces are duly assembled and in the right place. Lavender? Check. Coumarin? Check. Bergamot? Check. Geranium? Check. Dash of spice? Check. Maybe even a touch of oakmoss. The result? A very traditional “barbershop” style masculine that, while perfectly serviceable, competes in very crowded territory.

Bigger, more ambitious alternatives like Jules, Equipage, Lauder for Men, or Arquiste’s new Él offer greater complexity and character. Brighter, sprightlier competitors like Aramis Tuscany per Uomo offer more grace and humor. All stand on the broad shoulders of Azzaro pour Homme, granddaddy of the genre, which still smells richer and deeper than the Floris at a fraction of the price.

Nice enough, in the end, but liable to get lost in the shuffle.
17th September, 2017

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