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I love Clinique aromatics and would go so far as to say that it is probably my all-time favourite scent but it is a real love it or hate it fragrance. A lot of people I know love it on me but find it far to overpowering when they try it themselves. This is probably because they try the eau de parfum which is a much stronger concentration than the eau de toilette. The eau de toilette is much more suited to people who are looking to wear the amazing smell in a more subtle way.
When you first spray Aromatics Elixir it can be a little overpowering but it soon settles down on the skin. The perfume contains top notes of rose and along with other floral notes mixed with musky and spicy notes it creates a really sophisticated and distinctive smell.
The eau de toilette is particularly good for daytime wear as it immediately starts off not overloading your senses like the parfum can and although it is still stronger than most eau de toilettes it doesn't draw too much attention and sort of sits in the background. This isn't a bad thing but for me I do prefer the intensity of the parfum over the subtlety of the toilette.
I do always think of summer evenings wearing this fragrance and it does remind me of holidays in the Mediterranean and of sitting outside at a taverna in the balmy weather. It I quite an exotic smelling eau de toilette compared to loads of other which smell nice but are a bit generic.
Depending on what you are looking for in a fragrance I would recommend the eau de toilette. The smell is amazing but it does lack the punch the parfum has and this is either a good thing or a bad thing. If like me you really love the scent then buy the parfum for evenings and use the eau de toilette for daytime wear.
The eau de toilette is priced at £33 for a 45ml bottle at Clinique counters whereas the parfum is priced at the same price for a 25ml bottle. It does seem good value in comparison but remember this is a less concentrated version so you will no doubt end up spraying more than you would with the stronger concentration.
This is another gorgeous fragrance by Clinique who never seem to go wrong, and they have certainly got it right with this perfume. I think it is the type of scent that once on adapts to the wearer so that everyone smells individual with their own aromatics "aroma".
It has a fresh and woody flavour with a hint of chamomile which is a scent i personally love. It is quite strong but not overpowering. Once you have it on it lasts for ages! It is a perfume that people will certainly be able to smell on you when you walk by, so if that's what you're looking for then this scent is great. I personally think it is a little heavy to wear on a daytime but it's perfect for a night out or special occasion. It is quite expensive too which is why i save mine for special occasions. I don't think it is quite suitable for a younger person like a teenager but anyone older than that it is perfect for.
You can get any size from a 10ml bottle up to a 100ml bottle, but for 100ml you are likely to pay at least £70! This is a nice fragrance to treat yourself with though and i think it's beautiful.
I was given this for my Birthday and although I had seen it in dept stores I had always assumed it was for old ladies (I don't know why?) so when I got this I was a bit disappointed as even though I am not in the first flush of youth I am not quite over the hill just yet! I sprayed it on my wrist thinking "I don't think I will like this?" How wrong I was! Initially it is very strong but it settles down to a lovely musky, woody warm smell. As soon as I wore this out I was stopped at least 3 times the first day with people wanting to know what perfume I was wearing as they said it smelt beautiful.
My Husband also loves it, which is always a good sign as he can be fussy over the perfume I wear. I would say its more an evening fragrance. I have worn it in the day but I spray it at arms length and walk through it so that its not too strong. It's definitely a Autumn/Winter fragrance as I think it too heavy for the Spring/Summer.
This is a required taste but if you like Estee Lauder's Youth Dew then you will probably like this?
I used to wear this Perfume over 10 years ago and I absolutely loved it, a lot of my friends and colleagues liked it too, often saying they would know if I had arrived in work as they could smell the perfume a mile off!
I hadn't worn it in over 10 years as its tad expensive, but my mum and dad were kind enough to purchase me a bottle as a Christmas present. I immediately squirted some on and have to admit the the scent is very over powering, everyone started to complain that it was too strong and making them feel a bit sick. Reluctantly I have to agree with them, after a while it gives me a headache and sore throat and that is after literally only putting a tiny amount on. Its a heavy scent with musky undertones, if the heaviness could somehow be lifted then it would be a nice scent. If you like heave scented perfume, then this would last you a long time. If you like the smell of Poison, then you will like this, if you like a lighter, fresher scent then I would say this isn't for you.
Shame as I do like the Clinique brand and the packaging and bottle is lovely, very classic.
I recieved a small 0.14 oz bottle of this for free as part of a Clinique promotion.
The bottle and packaging were very elegant-looking and suggested that this perfume could be an extravagent gift, perfect for an older woman.
My observations were spot-on as the packaging really set the scene for an aromatic, mature, strong-smelling floral scent which I felt didn't quite suit me.
Nonetheless, I don't like to waste anything. When I wore it to work one day I was surrounded by older women desperate to know what the smell was and where they could get it from! The younger women didn't really like it and felt it was very overpowering. My boyfriend said I smelled like I'd been in a soap factory all day long! I'd only used 3 squirts...
This is definately one of those perfumes that you either love or hate... It's certainly distinctive anyway! I would strongly suggest going to the Clinique counter and smelling it before buying it.
I personally wouldn't buy this as a gift for anyone under 50, but that's just my own opinion.
Aromatics Elixir is made by the brand Clinique, and has been around since 1971.
The official blurb regarding this fragrance describes it as "a refreshing, woody fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fresh and woody with blend of oakmoss, white jasmine, chamomile and patchouli".
I am not a perfume connoisseur, but I know what I like, and I certainly like this...
This definately isn't a day to day perfume. It's more for special occasions and big nights out. I have to say that this is a perfume you will either totally love or totally hate, and it definately makes a statement!
I have lost count of the times when I have been on a night out and someone has asked me what perfume I am wearing, and they have been keen to know where they can buy it from etc.
But a couple of other people have asked me what perfume I am wearing and you can tell by their face, that I guess they are asking so that they can avoid it rather than purchase it.
It is extremely distinctive, and because it's a perfume which I believe smells like no other, it's impossible to make a "if you like such and such perfume you will like this" type of comment.
Aromatics Elixir is available from major department stores and larger Boots stores, and lately this perfume has become far more assessible than it used to be, as I have recently seen this for sale is a few other chemist type shops as well.
Whilst I usually expect to pay about £40 for this (for a 45ml bottle), If you shop around you can expect to pay about the £30 mark.
One advantage of purchasing this full price from a Clinique counter rather than a cheaper outlet is... Clinique counters often have an offer on where if you purchase 2 items (within with specification) you will get a free set of trial size Clinique cosmetic and skincare products to try.
This is known as "Bonus Time", and the products vary in content, but are a great way to try a premium brand and decide if something suits you before you invest in a full size product, so look out for "Bonus Time" being advertised in store.
I can also say that all the Clinque counter staff I have encountered are extremely knowledgable about their products, and so they can also discuss and help with any concerns you may have about product content or skin types etc.
To summarise - Personally I feel that Aromatics Elixir definitely isn't a day to day perfume. It is more for special occasions and big nights out. My auntie describe this smell as "unique". Personally I would describe the smell as "expensive".
I would suggest that before purchasing this, you try it, leave it for an hour to settle on your skin, and then smell it and judge for yourself. If you like it, but are unsure how often you would get to use it their is also a 10ml size currently available for around £18.
I don't know many women who would just go out and buy themselves a bottle of perfume on a whim, I find buying perfume for myself an extravagance I can ill afford, and to be honest it never seems to smell as good when youve shelled out the best part of 40 quid of your own hard earned cash. So, with the festive season well and truly on us what better time is there to let our loved ones know that we're partial to a bit of the old whiffy stuff, and that a box of ferrero rocher will no longer suffice as a "carefully thought out gift". Clinique is a brand i've used for oooooh donkeys years, especially the skin care range, which although can be a little pricey, i'm of the ilk you only get what you pay for, and with clinique thats usually top quality stuff. I first used aromatics, when my gran bought me a bottle for my 18th birthday (some 13 years ago). My original thoughts when unwrapping this carefully selected gift (my grans idea of carefully selected is to give my mother 20 quid and say see what you can get for that luvvie) was "oh god if my gran's chosen it im either gonna smell of lavender or violets", how wrong was I. I loved it the minute I sprayed it. Now being an frivolous 18 year old, the bottle (i cant remember the size) didnt last me more than a month or so, I used it like there was no tomorrow, and subsequently being a penniless student, aromatics and I were never to be as one again until a couple of years ago. Now up until a few years back, Clinique products were mainly limited to the departments stores, you know Debenhams and the like, but a few months back whilst shopping for the usual shampoo, shower gel etc in my local Savers, I noticed they had a small perfume counter, and out of the corner of my beady eye, saw the familiar yellow packaging aromatics is synonymous with. Whilst the shop assistant rang up my other purchases I asked her the price and the size of
the bottle, and to my utter delight she told me that it ws £27 for a 45 ml bottle (the usual retail price from a dept store being £37 - £40). After humming and haaing for about hmmmm 5 seconds I snapped up a bottle at this knockdown price, all the time convincing myself of the bargain I had just procured. The bottle comes in a pale yellow/gold box with gold writing, and the bottle is plain and simple, no naked torso shaped bottles for Clinique, no sireeee!! a slimline clouded glass bottle, with a gold lid, full of pure luxury. Now I'm not an expert on perfume, and couldnt tell you a top note from my elbow, but I know what I like and I like this,,,,,a lot. It is fairly heavy when first sprayed, so I'd say if youre using this for the first time, be stingy at first and then if you havent sprayed enough, you can top it up. It isn't a perfume I would wear through the day, as its pretty strong, and say if you work in close proximity to others could be a little overpowering, its more for special occasions, and I feel the usual price of it reflects this. Ive heard mixed reviews from family and friends, and whilst most of them love it, a few have commented that it smells like airfreshner. A little of this perfume goes a long way, and just one spray of it will linger on your skin for ages, hence the advice to be a little stingy with it. Overall this perfume is one of my all time favourites, and has been around since 1971, paying testament to the fact this is a fragrance loved by many generations. I'm running low on my current bottle. Just in time for santa to decide whether I.'ve been a good enough girl to deserve another bottle of my favourite sniffy stuff.
This has to be my favourite perfume of all time. Just one waft of fragrance as someone walks past and it is unmistakable. Aromatics Elixir is made by Clinique, and the first thing you will notice about it is that it’s not cheap!! Having said that a little of it does go a long way. I won some vouchers to spend at Debenhams a couple of years ago and I decided to treat myself to some of this perfume. I bought the 45ml parfum spray which cost about £30, I think. There are larger bottles available and you can also buy the various toiletries to match – bubble bath, talcum powder, soap etc, if you’re feeling really flush! It is quite a heavy fragrance and it lasts for ages. It does cling to your clothes as well so you’ll notice the fragrance if you wear the same item of clothing again, before it’s washed. I’ve noticed it on things such as cardigans, which would not necessarily be washed every time they are worn. The best way to describe the fragrance of Aromatics Elixir would be to say that it is not unlike Aramis aftershave in its actual smell. If someone were to walk past you wearing this particular perfume you would get a delicious waft of fragrance on the air – it’s that type of perfume. Oh heck it is so difficult to explain a smell using words!!!! The bottle itself is plain cloudy glass with a gold coloured top. Clinique don’t go in for gimmicks like brightly coloured or oddly shaped bottles. Their products are classy and the packaging reflects this. Following on from the classy image is the fact that Clinique products are only available in certain stores. In Walsall the only place that is allowed to sell this brand is Debenhams. This presumably adds to the exclusiveness of Clinique, and so makes it appear to be worth more. Debenhams often have an offer before Christmas where, if you buy a certain amount of goods you get some free girt voucher
s. Clinique also do offers where, if you spend a certain amount on their products you get free gifts. It would certainly be worth looking out for these offers and making the most of them to treat yourself, or to get someone else to treat you!
Aromatics Elixir by Clinique This is my favourite perfume. It has a ‘magic’ that no other can match - and I say this after having experienced years of passing ‘fads’ and trends in the world of perfume. I first tried this particular fragrance some fifteen years ago and it was ‘love at first whiff’, you might say. A friend had it bought for her and the wonderful aroma I caught as she ‘wafted’ past, was a moment I will never forget. I asked her the name of the wonderful aroma and she said, simply, “Aromatics” - and that was how I thought of it until, several years later, when my other half purchased it as a present for my Christmas. We both love its aroma and, if Santa is listening, another bottle would be most acceptable! When I first wore this perfume, Clinique only made one perfume and that was the way it stayed for many years. Now however, they make an entire range of perfumes, although none have stolen my heart in the way that “Aromatics” did, all those years ago. I don't know what it is about 'Aromatics' as it is popularly called, but it would have appeared to have transcended the arena of 'ordinary' perfumes and acquired a reputation which is nothing short of 'cult status'. The one gripe I have against Clinique is their insistence on keeping the outlets for their brand’s perfumes to specialist ‘perfumeries and the larger, ‘better class’ stores. This means that,if Santa wants to buy me it he, - · will have to find store that sells it · find the cash to pay out for a ‘frippery’ which has no real intrinsic value. (If auldmac asks, I never said that, OK?) If, like the majority of the ‘better’ perfumes in the twenty-first century, this perfume was to be sold in the more ‘ordinary’ stores and at a
‘fairer’ price, then it would sell sooo much better than it does, - giving the ‘Georgio’s of the perfume world a real ‘run for their money’. Surely this fact alone is sufficient reason to make it available in more outlets? Come on Clinique, Move into the 21 century! GG
My favourite perfume is Aromatics Elixir by Clinique the American skin care company. I have been using this faithfully for many years now and I was surprised to find out recently that this perfume has been around since 1968. More than 30 years later this smell is still popular with many women. I tend to like perfumes with a strong fragrance and so I find this just right for me. It has a rich blend of floral and herby smells and the unique part of this perfume is how long it lasts. Even after washing your clothes, the smell will still linger and thus you don't have to use very much each time. It cost around ten pounds for a 30ml bottle but is value for money in my opinion. You can find it at any Clinique counter at major department stores.
Something far and beyond, Aromatics Elixir touches the senses and spirit in subtle, pleasing ways. This perfume appeals to the individual in every woman.