Hermès – Elixir des Merveilles

Having a signature scent is such a specific desire and once you have it, you’re known as that forever. I’ve been wanting to have one for as long as I can remember. I’m super jealous of friends who have that.

Further explanation: You know when you smell a smell and you immediately think of one specific person because it’s their smell? UGH – yes! LOVE THAT. Sometimes – don’t love that – like especially if I don’t love that person. Woof.

I don’t have a particular scent – I have so many scents & love to mix and match them according to my mood swings. 🙂

Admittedly, I smelled a scent last weekend at a cocktail party and freaked out because I knew the smell but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I was having a sensory overload. I knew what it was, I couldn’t put a name to a scent. After a lot of deliberation, I figured out what it was and headed to the Hermès boutique at Americana Manhasset.  I actually didn’t – I wrote it down in my Notes app on iPhone and went 3 days later.

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The whole theme of the “Eau des Merveilles” line is of a fairytale. This fragrance “tells the tale of an imaginary journey at Hermès, the feet on the ground, the head among the stars. A modern fairy tale, bursting with charm and mystery.”

Um, EXACTLY…..

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Elixir des Meveilles is sweet and smells like sex. It has a deeper emotion of scents than that of the Eau des Merveilles and works well layered on top of it. I loved the Elixir so much so that I bought it without the Eau. They also make an L’Ambre des Merveilles and an Eau Claire des Merveilles. They’re all in the same family and as with many Hermès fragrances, can be layered together for different mixtures.

The Elixir has has notes of chocolate-covered candied orange peel, caramel, vanilla biscuit (vanilla sugar, tonka bean), creamy milk, sandalwood, incense, resins, ambergris, Peru balsam and balsam of Siam, oak, patchouli and cedar.

Seems pretty foody, huh?! I didn’t really want to smell like a baby prostitute or a confectioner’s kitchen so I was weary at first. I was wrong. So wrong. I’m obsessed with the Elixir. It isn’t over the top or foody – but it is definitely sweet. Not as orange as the Eau – much more candy-like.

Elixir des Merveilles is an Eau de Parfum, and it lasts long on your skin. If I was into having a signature scent, I’d want this to be mine because it makes me feel very strong & pretty.

Works well while wearing anything black. This scent brings CHIC to a whole new level and is completely timeless.

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