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on 12/6/2007 2:10:00 PM
More reviews by listenlikethieves
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I desperately hope I get this for Christmas -- I've been dropping hints for months. ;)
on 11/16/2007 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by sunshine824
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I had hoped to love this since I love the vintage Chanel No. 5 and hoped that this would smell closer to that, or at least be smoother and more longer lasting than the new, revamped version.Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.This started out very metallic on me.Dried down to dirty, moldy laundry mixed with a little old, stale Chanel no. 5.I guess it didn't work on me. :-(
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/1/2007 12:23:00 PM
More reviews by seasidefl2000
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Intoxicating. I have been in love with Chanel #5 since I was a child and this version fits me perfectly. I get tons of compliments every time I wear it!!! Splurge and get some!!!!
on 9/18/2007 10:43:00 AM
More reviews by janebkrn
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
A softer version of the straight up #5. Like being wrapped in a cashmere shawl scented with #5.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/26/2007 4:25:00 PM
More reviews by Jaimee
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I am definitely in the minority here. I didn't like this at all. Never was a huge fan of the original No. 5 and I liked this one even less. Way too musky for me.
on 8/26/2007 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by Kelly9
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I tested this on my wrist yesterday at Saks, and have to agree that if you never fell for the original No. 5 but aren't willing to give up on it, you might prefer the Sensual Elixir. Lovely bottle, as with all Chanel products. While not an unpleasant fragrance, I found it to be too heavy on the vanilla for my taste, and after a while that was all I could detect. I could see a lot of resemblace to Allure in the drydown. And, unfortunately, I woke up with a rash on my wrists where this was applied.
on 8/22/2007 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by ginnygordon
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
I must admit I am not much of a fan of No. 5 EDT. When first sprayed it smells almost like bug spray to me. However, I was told that the EDP, perfume and elixir all smell slightly differently and I completely agree. The EDP is much better, and more powdery; I haven't smelled the perfume yet. I was told that the elixir was designed to smell 'dried down' right from the start, instead of going through phases like most frangrances. I think this is apt - it does seem to smell the same when I first apply it and hours aferwards. However, it does smell different than the EDT and EDP at any time; better, in my opinion. I am becoming very interested in fragrances lately and wear a different one practically every day, but I always apply some elixir before bed. My advice is that even if you don't like the EDT, you should give the elixir a try. (I also adore the bathing powder and am very excited to try the new Eau Premiere).
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/1/2007 3:22:00 PM
More reviews by fly66
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I went into Nordstrom's to purchase No. 5 for my grandmother's birthday. While waiting for my purchase to be wrapped up I took a whiff of Elixir and I was hooked. It smells just as beautiful when you first put it on as when it dries down and hours after that. Flowery, creamy, soapy, fizzy...Love the classic bottle and the staying power.
on 7/31/2007 9:22:00 PM
More reviews by ThreeLeaves
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Wow...I always thought Chanel No. 5 was a classic for good reason but this blows the doors off! So amazing. When I first saw the ad for it a couple of years ago I thought it was just a gimmick, but then I read some of the reviews here and had to try it. So glad I did! This is the modern way to wear No. 5 -- fresher and more natural smelling than the original. Love the bottle with the stopper, though I'm a little nervous I'll forget to close it all the way. Well done, Chanel!
on 7/29/2007 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by luv_bug
EDIT: THIS WAS LIKE MY "GATEWAY" SCENT INTO THE REAL THING. NOW THAT I'VE GOTTEN USED TO THE ALDEHYDES IN THIS, THEY AREN'T ENOUGH. I MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL NO. 5 EDP! This is simply one of the most beautiful scents in my collection. The first few moments after application are pure nose-tickling aldehydes, which over the course of about an hour soften into, first soapy white flowers and, finally, creamy vanilla touched by woods. The aldehydes do recede into the background, but they never disappear fully, lending the whole composition a frothy fizziness--like an ice-cream-and-pink-champagne soda. It is undeniably feminine. Pure pleasure to display, wear, and sniff.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
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