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Oriflame is a Swedish brand offering a range of body and skin care products around the world. Oriflame products are not tested on animals and they try to use a lot of natural ingredients in their products.
Released : 2009
Oriflame offer a collection of more than 20 fragrances. Amber Elixir is available in an eau de parfum and a matching body cream for layering the scent.
Amber Elixir EDP is said to 'exude an exciting aura of sensuality and tranquility'. This fragrance centres around the amber note but also brings together mandarin, blackcurrant, sweet almond, sensual musk and heliotrope to complete the fragrance.
Amber Elixir is presented in a rather old fashioned, clear glass bottle which has a rippled effect. The warm, golden liquid is visible through the bottle. A large, round lid completes the ensemble and has 'Amber Elixir' etched into the golden disc top. The bottle isn't to my personal tastes and does look like something my Gran (who is 92) would use but it is sturdy and the spray function works well.
Amber Elixir EDP is available from the Oriflame website www.gb.oriflame.com.
*4ml - £5.95
*30ml - £7.95
*50ml - £19.95
*250ml body cream - £7.95
The 30ml design is classed as being 'travel sized' and adopts a rectangular bottle design.
I received a bottle of Amber Elixir from a relative last Christmas. Prior to receiving my bottle, I had never used this brand before. My relatives must know me well (or perhaps it was a fluke) as I absolutely love any fragrance with amber in it. Most fragrances only offer as amber as a base note so it a lovely treat to have amber as the key fragrance note.
Whilst the bottle isn't very modern, the actual fragrance inside appeals to me greatly and if you are a fan of amber (regardless of how old you are), you are likely to appreciate this fragrance. Darker coloured perfumes have a habit of being distinctly overbearing on application. Amber Elixir is no exception to this rule. Two short sprays are required for just the right strength of fragrance to settle on my skin - anymore than two sprays results in me having a coughing fit so it really isn't one to douse yourself with. Less is definitely more when it comes to using this fragrance.
Amber Elixir EDP is rich and quite comforting from the moment it settles on my skin. Whilst most scents blast in with a fresh, fruity aroma, Amber Elixir offers a warm and relaxed opening sequence. The Amber is very much evident and in its finest form - sensual, feminine and quite alluring. My fiance likes me wearing this one and others have often commented on this fragrance. I always feel confident when wearing this and find that the scent really comforts me and calms me somewhat.
So, the amber is the main star of the show from the initial spray until this scent takes its last breath on my skin. The other fragrance notes have been selected well and flow through as subtle undertones as the scent wears on my skin. First to mingle with the amber is the sweet essence of the blackcurrant and the mandarin - offering a succulent, juice and quite fresh blend which does lighten the amber somewhat.
After an hour or so, the scent changes very smoothly and loses the fresh element by grasping at something with a little bit more depth. The sweetness remains in the form of the almond and there is a delicate nutty and slightly woody ensemble here. The finishing scent offered by Amber Elixir is divine. The rich, warmth of the amber intensifies and I can witness the powdery heliotrope layering the scent to add more depth. It really is a beautiful combination and remains noticeable on my skin for quite some time.
This EDP flows perfectly and I can still witness its warmth on my skin around 9 hours after application. It lasts even longer on my cardigan and scarf. I love wearing this fragrance. It is the perfect cold evening fragrance. I sometimes spray a small amount on my pillow a few hours before bed as it relaxes me so much. The current selling price for this fragrance represent excellent value for money. I will be purchasing another bottle soon and suggest that all amber lovers try this out!
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