Yves Rocher • So Elixir • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This one is unusual for YR - a very untypical scent for those who know YR fragrances well: I almost thought WOW, but only almost: I recalled COCO M and yeah, it's indeed about 80% the same , and YR are simply missing those 20% of edge and class in their bottle. It has an upbeat fizzy note that makes it energizing, it is versatile in terms of evening- or daywear ( daywear strictly in autumn/winter imho), it is very grownup and ladylike but not old-ladyish ( thanks to jasmin perhaps ) and it stays close to the skin - all good, but it is still missing that elusive special something and I feel awfully bored wearing it. Way too simple and obvious, almost tacky - especially after one has tried Yvresse or COCO M. My husband liked it though and even graced me with a compliment ( which is a very rare occasion in his case when it comes to perfumes ). Nevertheless, I will not be buying it again for its obvious lack of character.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love this perfume. It's very rich-smelling and perfect any season of the year. It reminds me a lot of Chanel Mademoiselle (sp) but at a fraction of the cost. It detect a peppery note to it but I"m not sure what it is. I've worn this to casual events, like lunch/coffee with my friends but I think it's probably more of a "dressy" scent, if that makes sense.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just bought it today. So far I really liked it.
To me, it smells quite similar to Coco Mademoiselle. I will update this review in the next days, so I can make reference to the staying power.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
this is a great scent
i think it smells like jasmin
very flowery and light
i simply love it adore it
i do not know if it's my skin but it does not stays on long
may be it's my nose that gets used to the scent and does not sense any longer. but anyway this is great for daytime nighttime summer and winter..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
On my skin this smelled like honey and light, white flowers... no idea why, but I think it's really delicious. I purchased a discount version of the 50ml and a 10ml atomiser together, I really love this scent for when I want some something a bit more neutral and uncomplicated.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It doesn't suit me, but it is beautiful. On my skin, it is an easier to wear Avon Far Away -another scent that doesn't suit me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
A very warm, creamy scent that feels comforting and luxurious. Warmer and sweeter than Yria, similar to Coco Mademoiselle without the edginess, So Elixir is a luxury perfume for grown women. The drydown is very sexy and lasts for days. The only other perfume I can think of that is sexier than So Elixir is Chanel Allure Sensuelle. So Elixir is warmer and more inviting than Sensuelle, although the latter has much stronger sillage. If you love floral woody oriental scents, this one is right up your alley.
The notes are bergamot, jasmine, rose, patchouli, tonka bean, and incense.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This perfume made me think of Moroccon nights in a garden. I thought I was not gonna like it (becos it was too warm and spicy and I normally prefer fresh light floral notes), but nonetheless decided to give it a few days to try out. It eventually grew on me. Just one pump is enough, it is a strong perfume, and will last me the whole day. I felt it had a mysterious and sexy scent, or made me feel that way. At the end of the day, the last notes were very warm and woody (I think it is the cedar wood) but soft, which I quite like. I won't rebuy though as the bottle will last me a long time (yearssss), and I always like trying new purfumes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Caveat: I loathe Angel on my skin, and have never been able to smell it as anything but cat urine. I loathe, in fact, that whole thin patchouli variation in many fragrances, especially when combined with anything fruity or sweet (Angel, Narciso Rodriguez, Shanghai, Lovely, Prada).
As one might then expect, I didn't like this. But worse, it started up a bitter migraine, not just on my skin, but the dried towelette in the bathroom garbage can the next day (actually, that was a SECOND migraine). It's a pretty bergamot note mixed with jasmine, fruity sweet notes and thin patchouli completely unlike the creamy, resinous patch of Yves Rocher's Cocoon. Before wearing this, be very sure there are no migraine sufferers in your smelling audience. My migraines are very rarely triggered by scent, but this one kicked off two doozies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Phoa! I don't understand the nagative reviews. Today I bought the second bottle of perfume So Elixir, I simply LOVE it. It Isn't too sweet, nor too masculine, it's somehow sharp and spicy.
For the moment, this is my signature fragrance, although I own several other perfumes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
A reviewer below compared this to Flowerbomb and I can kind of see that, because this too is a sweet floral. Flowers here are mostly white though and there is some classic soapiness. So Elixir is likable, doesn't smell bad at all, but it is not that interesting or unique, in my opinion. This is a very familiar composition that doesn't say anything new to me. But since everyones experience of a scent is different I would recommend a test sniff for floral fans. You might enjoy it better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Nice white floral, perfectly inoffensive. I like the slightly citrus-y opening. I wouldn't buy this (even at YR's sale prices) but I'd take it for free (when they send me one of those "any product free!" coupons).
Edit: I just got this from YR for a song, couldn't help ordering it. I like the jasmine in it a lot, and it isn't too strong like it is in YR's Tendre Jasmin. There's a lovely sharpness to the opening, and the drydown is all warm and cozy. Very nice for the price. However, for what it's worth, the DH is not terribly impressed by it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A bit too strong, for me(kind of masculine), but this is kind of nice, though it is a bit too sweet and powdery. I really didn't get anything floral. Instead, I got something that was sweetly amberish-like. I don't know why, but this kind of reminds me of the men's version of Obsession. Like this is the women's(wait, we already have one!)version. Nice fragrance from Yves Rocher and it did last a bit longer than their other stuff. Not my type of fragrance though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Cheap alternative to Flowerbomb, except it doesn't end up smelling like a softer version of Angel. Sweet but not sickening. Got a sample bottle as a GWP, my boyfriend likes it a lot, and it doesn't make me sick or headachey. Will absolutely rebuy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I am a fan or YR so I was really amazed to discover the other day in the shop their new 2009 fragrance creation, called So Elixir.
It is a very feminine fragrance based on a white flower accord. It is classified as a chypre/floral (but to my nose, it is so fruity/sweet, that it is indeed a floral but absolutlely not a chypre).
It is full and round, really sweet.... I do not get any of the bergamot/citrus notes supposed to be (fresh and) at the top; i am instantly drawn into a blast of (super sweet) jasmine and rose; and I suspect, magnolia - although not listed; it is a note I do not particularly like but my nose & head develop migraine w/ that!.
Well, I was not particularly thrilled....the best part is the drydown, that is softer and more bearable due to the patchouli /cedar notes in my opinion.
All in all, not a unique nor original frag, I have smelled this so many times before (something like Flowerbomb and Magnifique, or in that family of frags):
Lovely bottle & packaging, price a tad high compared to YR standards (a bottle retails for around 50 Euros? well, they often makes offers , truth to be said)
notes (As per YR press release)
bergamot essence, Sambac jasmine absolute, Damascena rose essence, incense extract, patchouli essence, cedar wood, tonka absolute.