Elizabeth and James


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3.5

5 products

114 reviews

52% would repurchase

Recent Elizabeth and James Reviews

Fragrances -Elizabeth and James -Nirvana Amethyst

on 2/1/2019 10:39:00 AM

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I like that all the Nirvanas that I’ve tried (Amethyst, Black and Bourbon) evolve on the skin quite significantly as time goes on. Amethyst opens with a strong cedar note for the first 30 minutes (to me smells just like cedar shavings). The cedar then takes a backseat to a slightly sweet and floral vanilla that is very pretty. A few hours later, I’m left with an easy white musk. I’m not sure yet if I can get over the cedar shavings phase, but I’ll continue sampling since the dry down is lovely.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth and James -Nirvana Bourbon

on 2/1/2019 10:36:00 AM

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The name does not match the description at all. This is very, very heavy in the bourbon - not the boozy aspect but the charred oak barrel aspect. It is not sweet on me at all. It also has strong notes of leather and tobacco - to me it smells like smelling an old leather jacket that had pipe tobacco left in a pocket. It is a really interesting fragrance - I wouldn’t wear it personally but I appreciate that it’s very different from what’s out in the mass market.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth and James -Nirvana Rose

on 11/13/2018 4:14:00 PM

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my husb favorite perfume on me is Stella so Im always on the lookout for new rose scents to layer with it. This one is very unique it has kind of a camphor/minty smell with the Rose .. or maybe anise. Idk, I know none of those are listed in the notes. Someone else who reviewed this fragrance said it smells kind of witchy & evil.. like a magic potion. it’s definitely unique and not a sweet/girly scent that you’d typically find at the mall.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth and James -Nirvana White

on 5/30/2018 10:13:00 AM

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I have a small vial from Sephora to test. To me, this is a unisex scent and although not amazing, it is nice. It reminds me
of Pacifica Sandlewood perfume, which I like better, more interesting and a bit more powerful. A warm, pleasant, scent that seems like it has lavendar, a bit of black pepper and a bit of sandlewood. That said, none of those notes are listed in the fragrance. I don't smell musk at all, and it has musk in it. Perhaps it is the Peony I am smelling, although I have never smelled one. I would not buy a full bottle, I could be happy with Sandlewood from Pacifica, with a much lower price point of about 22 dollars a bottle.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth and James -Nirvana Black

on 4/7/2018 10:55:00 AM

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I got a sample in a makeup purchase over a year ago and liked it, but quickly forgot about it since I'm not a "perfume person."

Then I brought it along on a business trip, wore it everyday, and fell in love. After much hemming and hawing, I then went and got the mini roller ball "spicy" set. And then (defective roller ball which Sephora refunded) got a deal on the body oil and full size perfume.

It turns very sweet and vanilla on me, but those notes tend to come out a lot when I wear anything scented with that in them. Overall, on me it becomes warm, woody, and sweet.

I feel cool and put together when I wear this, even if I'm in jeans and a t shirt.

It it isn't too strong for me to wear to the office or on public transit. If I go to the gym at the end of the day, the scent becomes more noticeable but not overpowering.

If I put it on at around 6:30 am, I can still smell it on my skin at 8pm or so.

The only scent I've ever loved this much is the Dove Men Minerals + Sage, which smells wildly different from this.

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