Category: Clinique

The Heir to Aromatics Elixir, first posted on katiepuckriksmells.com

(image Yaya Han as Wonderwoman) Perfumer Bernard Chant’s brilliance can be seen in the two families of perfume that stem from Gres Cabochard and Clinique Aromatics Elixir (AE).  Disregard the current reformulated version of Cabochard, you can extrapolate Cabochard’s genius from the current Aramis by Aramis and Estee Lauder Azuree.  Both are based the original Cabochard and are hard leather chypres.  The AE family, formerly just AE…

digging (into) vintage: Clinique Aromatics Elixir, 1971.

Perfumer Bernard Chant. I got a lesson in love and hate in fragrance from Aromatics Elixir. There are plenty of fragrances that on the first try I found uninteresting. Maybe I came to this conclusion as the top notes faded, maybe boredom set in by drydown. But I disliked Aromatics Elixir. It was bitter chamomile, bitter oakmoss, bitter herbal along…