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45 reviews
64%
would repurchase
4.2/5
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5.0
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May/07/2018

This is a glorious delight of a fragrance...in fact, I love the entire Merveilles line---and while they are all similar and share family traits, they are all quite different enough from each other to justify owning every one.

What makes Elixir special? The peru balsam mixed with caramel, resins and incense. A spicy citrus treat, yet almost a gourmand as it warms on your skin. Rich …
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About reviewer (701 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesGray



5.0
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fromTizwil

Jan/20/2018

I cannot live without it. Absolutely adore it ❤️❤️❤️

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About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesGray


2.0
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Apr/05/2015

I think you have to like gourmands to like Elixir des Merveilles. While the opening is intriguing, I mostly get a very boozy orange vibe overall. A bit like fermenting sangria with tons of oranges in it. I think that the Un Jardin series is better crafted than anything Hermes has come out with lately.

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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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Nov/02/2014

I don't usually care for gourmandes and the idea of a foody Eau de Merveilles seemed a little odd to me. It was love at first sniff but I am now glad I didn't buy a big bottle. This is JCE alright but not as transparent as his Hermessence group. I have to remind myself the this is the nose responsible for First by VC&A. Returning to the elixir, I find it a trifle indigestible. …Read more

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About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Aug/07/2013

I purchased this a couple of years ago and, despite receiving many compliments when wearing it, I decided I didn't really like it and had stuck in a box of things I planned to part with. Working my way through the box recently, I re-tested and now I love it. I'm not sure if my taste has changed or if it's the season. I know I had been wearing it in the colder months, thinking it …Read more

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About reviewer (154 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Oct/18/2011

Elixir de Merveilles is truly a unique fragrance, and should be at least sniffed. I normally can't wear citrus in the least bit--it immediately turns to floor cleaner upon hitting my skin. Needless to say when my fave SA suggested I try this, I was leery.


My fears were for naught though, as the orange peel in EdM is less being hosed with orange juice but more taking a bite …
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About reviewer (284 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Tan, Warm

HairBlack, Curly, Medium

EyesBlack


4.0
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Sep/20/2011

I see Elixir des Merveilles as a logical gourmand extension of Eau des Merveilles: they are related as far as I’m concerned. Both fragrances could easily be unisex, and both depend strongly on wood accords. Elixir opens sweetly gourmand – with an orange-flavored vanilla and caramel notes – to my nose the caramel takes prominence, but the other elements are clearly identifiable and adequately …Read more

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About reviewer (86 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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Aug/31/2011

While this is fairly nice when first applied, dry-down is like a man's (cheap) aftershave. Too bad because the bottle is pretty. I'm sorry to have wasted $$$.

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About reviewer (92 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Sep/02/2010

LOVE this! It does citrusy orange completely rich and lush and decadent! There is so much going on initially that you are like WOW i have to take a shower but then it developes and it turns into exactly what you would expect a fragrance from Hermes to deliver. Others did a great job explaining the notes so I wont go into that, secondly I couldnt do as great a job as some have with that. i …Read more

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About reviewer (181 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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fromLNA116

Aug/15/2010

I LOVE this fragrance so much !
Many people ask me : wht is your fragrance ? when I wear it .
It's increadible !!!
( sorry for my bad English! )

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue