Summary: I purchased for my wife the EDP. Hermes products are "superior" to any other we got, may be a little expensive but effective! A wonderful, accurate and harmonious scent to complete the woman sex-appeal. M.R. (aldentekitchen).
Summary: Hermès Elixir des Merveilles manages to roll together the best qualities of amber and gourmand perfumes into one scrumptious creation. The amber is golden, shimmering and viscous, while the orange facet is sweet and somehow resinous. The vast majority of fragrances boasting orange as a note wind up as citrus colognes, and many amber perfumes smell alike in the drydown.
Summary: I've used this perfume for some time now, first time buying online, it appears to be out of date or something, the frangrance only lasts a few minutes to an hour and then gone, never experienced this before with the product. Used to get comments from people, now nothing. I should contact the seller, but some times it's just not worth the trouble. Live and learn I suppose...I would NOT recommend buying high end perfume online for this very reason, sadly dissappointed.
Summary: Elixir des Merveilles is a sweet, yet dark, orange gourmand that is much better than her sister, Eau des Merveilles. By comparison, Eau is markedly thin & almost cheap smelling. I don't liken Elixir to her little sister but to the Organzas. Elixir is not quite as good as the more complex orientals Givenchy Organza and Organza Indecence imo. However, these four scents are in the same ball park. The Givenchys are more womanly, more sexy, more voluptuous.
Summary: It was too good to be true: my favorite perfume at 2/3 the price. It's old and has gone off, but unfortunately one wouldn't know that until it's opened and unreturnable. Buyer beware, and go to Hermes directly to buy this in the future. It's an absolutely wonderful fragrance, when it's fresh.