The desire for the lightness of being
Perfume can be a trigger; for old memories, unconscious links to people, landscapes, events.
Perfume can also be desire, hopeful, for freedom, for love, for companionship.
As we perfume addicts know, the sense of smell is already largely developed at birth and plays an immense role in all areas of life, of subjective importance For me, this scent, which is discredited here, is a touch of lightness and joy of life, with understandable reasons. While "Cosmos Flowers" evokes something similar in me, its powerful patchouli gives it a distinctly different depth.
Elixir remains with lightness, one might think without depth.
Elixir Essence de Parfum starts tangy, fruity, raspberry. I love raspberries.
In my perception the raspberry is there with full presence from the beginning. Citric fresh with bergamot. While different roses are involved, the plump, juicy peach gradually joins in under the flowers. So it is over some hours a skilful mix of fruits and flowers. Very powdery.
In the heart note, the fragrance begins to gain creaminess, still powdery. I don't see a tonka bean in the fragrance list, but the base becomes soft vanilla with a pleasant nutty note and slight woodiness. It seems as if the scent disappeared after a few hours. But on my skin this creamy base remains very close to my skin for many hours.
Without drifting off into the old baking, without pungent nuances, without becoming bitter.
Roja Dove, or his secret wizard, is an artist in his field.
This perfume, or Essence de Parfum, really stands out in its characteristics. And yet I claim the DNA Roja Doves is recognizable here.
The comparison to a cheap drugstore smell can be true, but for me the difference is, and this is my personal perception, that I do not get a headache from Elixir.
With many mainstream scents, I have tested some and also possessed, this was the case. Or there was always some note that spoiled my scent. Does not matter at all.
It is the total mixture, where everything is right for me and my current attitude towards life.
So many years I have been with Parfumo, so many fragrances I have come to know and love, in so many corners of my life perfume has catapulted me back or accompanied me ... in beautiful, when I participated in "Bombay Bling!" think in dirty hard times when I think of "Trayee" or "Shalimar (Eau de Parfum)", in free, autonomous times when I think of "Black XS for Her (Eau de Toilette)", in salvaged times when I think of "Danger"...
And now, the lightness of being.