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Description
Aromatics Elixir opens with soft, subtle roses and cool chamomile, and expands into a glorious plain of pure floral energy. Smoky sweet tornadoes of jasmine and ylang-ylang furiously spin around lush patches of rich, damp oak moss, warmed with sandalwood and spicy, herbal patchouli.
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Clinique Aromatics Elixir main notes

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Scent type
Woody
85
Personality
Sexy
27
Occasion
Everyday
64
Season
Winter
100
Attributes
Strong
44
Complexity
Intense
49

Clinique Aromatics Elixir rating and reviews

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3.1 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/30/2020
I didnt enjoy the scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Lovely!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/25/2020
I love this such a clean scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Very potent. Cloying hours later. A scent for an older woman.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
My signature fragrance. Just love how it smells
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/17/2020
Perfect scent to go from work to happy hour.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/09/2020
It smelled old.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/06/2020
Smelled like old lady
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Awful
I am not a fan of this scent. I would recommend it to anyone. The spray I use to keep my cats off my furniture smells better than this.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/24/2020
Awful
Smells like dirt... It’s very pungent and sharp!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Smelled old
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
I used to wear this in younger days. Now its too sharp for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2020
my Favorite fagrance
the delivery was a little slow a but my favorite scent arrived!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/08/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Smelling rich
This perfume smells like money lol I have love this perfume since I was a child.my grand mother use to wear it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/06/2020
Horrible scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Great Winter Scent
One of my all time favorites.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2020
Winter Scent, very stron staying power
This is a very heavy, and powerful scent. I would wear this in the late fall, but definitely a Winter scent. Very mature scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/27/2020
Age:
25 to 34
My cat hates it
This is a total grandma scent. Much more floral than I anticipated. I put it on and my cat immediately attacked my arm because she didn't think I was me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
Not my type of scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
The scent was very strong and too floral for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
Smells almost like the original. Dark scent. Love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
It didn’t smell like what I’ve bought in the store
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
a classic
most woman consider anything that is not fruity,sugary, or ultra floral a "grandma"scent. it's not their fault the Industry has pushed those scents up our noses literally for the last 20 years! this fragrance has been around a long time and is a classic grown up scent! Initially its powerful but the dry down osso worth the wait! The chamomile and oak moss settle down so beautifully and this powerhouse classic is long lasting from morning until night! Love this fragrance!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/13/2020
oof
I really enjoy Prada infusion d'iris and chanel n5. powdery, incense, fruity notes. so I started looking around for perfumes with similar notes. but this. this is definitely for a more mature scene. 'grandma' like
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/12/2020
Smells like an old lady
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2020
Love it
Love it 😍
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/01/2020
Loved
Very nice, not overpowering or too bold
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/29/2019
It is strong and just not for me
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Fragrance of mine
I am an older woman & love beautiful scents. However this wasn’t on that appealed to me at all. It’s very strong & long lasting not in a good way. It is a very vintage fragrance. It reminded me of old women and church in the 80’s.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
Not for me.
I don’t know enough about scents to accurately describe why this smells so bad. I wish I did so I wouldn’t make the same mistake. This is just heavy and has some kind of powdery old-lady smell on me. Funny how it can be so good for others. I love the other two Clinique scents but definitely not this one.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
Not my smell. Too heavy and overbearing.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/21/2019
Ev
Nice but too strong for me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/20/2019
this is by far my favorite! Get compliments - clean smelling perfume
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2019
Very femine! But boast full
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/04/2019
LOVE!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Aromatics Elixir is a classic. Have worn this scent for 20 plus years. Stays on all day. It is a strong scent but I always get compliments when wearing it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/23/2019
I love it.
It may be an older scent but it’s a timeless classic. This was my aunts signature fragrance and she was a very classy lady from head to toe with a jazzy personality in a day when minks didn’t have PETA 😳. I’m biased- I love Clinique’s Aromatics ❤️.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
This lasts all day
Finally, a scent that lasts and lasts as long as I do. It's potent but not overpowering. I definitely am enjoying it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Love it
I have loved this scent for years. Earthy, Selma better the longer you wear it...lasts all day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/01/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
clean
loved this scent always smell clean
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/30/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
My favorite perfume
I am allergic to perfume and this is the only Perfume I could use that won't activate my allergies.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/14/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Love it!
Love this fragrance!!!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/12/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Grandma
Didn't really care much for this scent it smells like something an old lady would wear...like my grandma
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age:
65 or over
Skin type:
Oily
One of my favorites
It’s a strong scent initially; but it mellows out and is a lovely floral smell. It’s a bouquet of flowers. Absolutely in love with it. Not for everyone I’m sure.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/31/2019
Worn for toooo many yrs!! 😂😻
Very different and if you’re on the fence go try it in the store first but please?!?! Give it time to work w Your chemistry! It’s just lovely but I DO feel it’s a colder mo. Fragrance. I w never wear this in Spring or summer but I still ❤️❤️❤️ it! It’s a classic! Adore!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Elegance
Strong at first but once it settles. OMG! So amazing! Need a full bottle ASAP!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
True Elegance
Strong arom at first but then lingers on and commands attention. It's a very elegant fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/23/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Smooth and sexy!
Definitely a scent to wear out on a date! It is strong so a pump or two is all you need.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/22/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Really enjoy
This is a bit heavy and smells a little like something an older woman would wear but I really enjoy it. It is very strong so only takes one spray. More than that would be overpowering
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/15/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
A True Classic
I have always loved this parfum! It is a total classic. Unfortunately, it might not be for everyone due to the fact that it comes on strong. It does fade into a beautiful​ scent that will have people stopping you and asking you what you are wearing.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/04/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Empty bottle.....
I did not even get a chance to sample this because the bottle was not secured all the way and all the perfume spilled out of it.... I opened my package and had an empty bottle. This isn't the first time either.... The past few shipments I have received have had empty bottles inside
Kim
08/22/2019
Sorry that happened to you. I have had several shipments come with the tops not on securely.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/03/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Mosquito repellent
As soon as I sprayed the bottle, the perfume burned my nose. It smelled like mosquito repellent. Luckily the scent only last about 2 hours. I have tried the perfume for three days and I have become use to the fragrance but now I think it smells like an old lady. I do smell a faint hint of rose and jasmine. I do believe it is the oakmoss that bold and powerful, it takes over your nose.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/10/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Overpowering
It’s so strong it gives me a headache. I should have stuck with light floral scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Beautiful, nostalgic scent (spicy old world smell)
I absolutely love this perfume, but it's definitely not for everybody. I find it to be a spicy, old world type scent. I can't really describe the scent notes, all I can say is that it's a very nostalgic type scent. I'll be honest, it did remind me of perfumes my grandmother used to wear -- but that's probably why I love it so much. It brought me back to a time when I was younger. This is one of my favorites :)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/23/2019
Age:
35 to 44
One of my staples
I always keep this perfume in my stash... my craving for it comes and goes. I love that it's so multidimensional, every time I wear it, depending on the season, I catch different elements of it. I love the fact that older women compliment me on it and even recognize it, they'll often say it was one of their first fragrances and have fond memories of it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/10/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Combination
Someone Zigged...
When they should have zagged... I adore Aromatics Elixer by Clinique. This smells NOTHING like it at all. It smells like an attempt at a cheap copy and I was very disappointed. This is the first fragrance from Scentbird I haven’t liked. Not only did it not smell like AE, it did not smell good at all. Sorry.... I just don’t want anyone else to waste any money...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Too strong
This scent reminds me of an older lady perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/15/2019
Magical
I LOVE this. However, at the beginning it's a little foul. I spray it on my ankle to keep it as far away from my nose as possible. After 20 minutes it starts getting amazing and I almost feel enchanted by it. It's a compliment getter. A little goes a long way.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/11/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
Strong scent but Beautiful
This scent goes on strong but dries down very nice. A soft Beautiful perfume
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/10/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
So Strong
Such strong perfume it gave me a headache and I don't dare try it on my body. I was disappointed​ when multiple friends said it smelled like an elderly person
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
an Old favorite ♥️
One of my favorites and doesn’t disappoint!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Not for the faint of heart
I began wearing Aromatics Elixir when it first came out. I'm usually attracted to singular floral scents like Rose, Jasmine, honeysuckle. But I'm deeply drawn to other scents too like chocolate, coffee, candy, vanilla, etc. Then there's the type of scents some may consider "masculine". When I spray Aromatics Elixir on me, I can Immediately smell the jasmine & ylang-ylang. Then the oak moss, sandalwood & patchouli come out to play & stick around. Some may feel it smells masculine, but it depends on your chemistry too. It lasts all day & night on me. I personally love it. I get many compliments. It's very strong so a little can go a long way. It's NOT an old lady scent. Sometimes a scent doesn't mix well with a person's chemistry. Some parts of a scent are predominant on one person more than others. And, if your on medications, that can affect your chemistry as well as eating spicy foods. Another reviewer suggested to mix it (or any scent you really don't like with another scent & create your own fragrance. Fragrance is about finding your personal signature scent(s). And start off with a light hand, many scents can be over powering. I love a great "men's" scent that also has Oud, Fern, leather, incense, Tonka bean, etc. I use men's fragrances & mix some with women's scents. Don't get discouraged. Fragrance is supposed to be fun.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2019
Not for me
I did not like this scent at all and it is unbelievably strong. I sprayed it on a piece of paper to try it out. I immediately decided I didn't like it and asked my mom if she wanted it. I was sitting in her room for about 20 minutes talking and she decided she didn't want it because the smell from the paper was giving her a headache. I walked into my sister's room right after and she told me I smelled like old lady. All this from one, maybe 2 sprays on a piece of paper.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
The most overpowering scent ever
I sprayed this on a Kleenex to test. I decided right away that I did not like it at all. I threw the Kleenex in the trash can about three feet away from me. About 30 minutes later i could not take it anymore and I had to take the garbage outside. It has now been a couple hours later and I feel like i can still smell it. It is so bad it's haunting me... I think I should be able to return it and get a different option for the month because this is a total waste of money.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Aromatics elixir
Love love love the scent. People will follow and ask what perfume your wearing
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/04/2018
Nooo thankyouu.
Oh my gosh! I normally like the old fashioned, "old lady" perfumes. But this is just way too harsh for me. It's so sharp, almost metallic. Reminds me of prowling at my grandparents house and finding ancient Avon perfumes. I smelled a sample at the store, and I thought it was more like spicy incense and red roses. Maybe I got confused and remembered the wrong one? But whatever the cause, this is just a big fat NO for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/19/2018
Very strong
This is a very intense strong scent. Kind of reminds me of an old lady scent. It didn't smell bad but not my style.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
Clinique Aromatics Elixir
I just love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
My signature fragrance until...
I'd worn Aromatics exclusively since 1992. It worked beautifully with my body chemistry so that people (both men and women) would stop me and ask what fragrance I was wearing. My dentist used to tell me I smelled like clean, fresh powder (this after having worked all day). My husband loved it, too, which was the only reason I needed to make it my signature. But, earlier this year, I opened a new bottle and immediately noticed a difference. Something had changed. I bought another bottle. When that fragrance was also different, I began to search online forums and reviews. There seemed to have been a formula change, so I called the company. A customer service rep confirmed it. The new formula does not go on, dry down, last, or smell the way the other formula did. I was so disappointed that I joined Scentbird so that I could look for another signature fragrance. And that's the only positive thing I can say about this new-fangled formula.
Jerilyn
02/08/2019
Agreed. Clinique, for some ungodly reason, has removed the oak moss from the formula, leaving a watered-down mess of Aromatics. I actually bought two bottles of the "old" formula on eBay, and checked with the seller to be sure that oak moss was listed in the ingredients. I can't imagine what Clinique was thinking to ruin a great perfume.....
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Intense Sexy Scent
This is one of my favorite scents. I've been wearing it for years and always get compliments about it. People frequently ask what am I wearing and one friend liked it so much he bought it as a gift for his girlfriend. Warning.... this is not a fragrance for the timid. It demands attention. I also like that this perfume is long lasting; it doesn't fade away like many fragrances.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Smells like a dead old lady!
Horrible
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/09/2018
TOO STRONG
Still have the entire bottle. Too musky and strong, not enjoyable for my personal taste.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/30/2018
Beautiful perfume
Love it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/17/2018
Awful !!!
Smells like an old lady in a funeral parlor !!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/09/2018
Special scent
Aromatics is one of my favorite scents. I appreciate the fact this fragrance smells like I remember it...So many times classic scents have been changed.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/06/2018
Not a big fan
The scent is a tad overpowering so one must be careful how much you spray. Definitely not in the cards for me..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Fresh, Feminine, and stays all day
This is my go to scent for smelling fresh and feminine all day long
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Clinique Aromatics Elixar...NASTY
Smells like a very old persons closet! Just plain nasty
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Hippy Magic
This perfume is what bohemian dreams are made of...but there’s a catch (imho.) I find that this perfume is THE most amazing layering scent. If you love deep, mysterious perfumes that turn heads and make people ask “what IS that smell?”, pair this with any other perfume you love or use it to transform the ones you don’t. I find it especially useful for transfiguring all of my Scentbird rejects into perfumes I actually adore. Being just the type of person who likes an oceanic depth to my scents, I’m often disappointed by the one dimensional-ness of so many that other people love and recommend. Aromatics Elixor is my secret to transforming each of them into exactly what I’m looking for! It smells different with each mixture but I haven’t found a single thing it doesn’t pair well with and take to the next level. My favorites so far are Versace, crystal noir and Anna Sui, la vie de boheme.
Bonnie
08/23/2018
Wow I never thought of layering it with another - going to give it a try ! I love the way elixir smells on my friend but someone told me I smelled like an old lady when I wore it :(
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Clinique
This was an Amazing perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/16/2018
Finally!
Before i joined scentbird, several people in retail told me Ciniques Elixir was no longer available. I found this to be false information so i searched where it would be available. Lucky for me, i found my favorite grown up bohemien fragrance! With a deep floral onset turning subtle with body heat releasing slight musk and patchouli tones that lightly linger through the day. Thanks Scentbird!🐦🐥
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2018
CLINIQUE
THIS IS SUCH A CLEAN SCENT ITS JUST ALL AROUND A BEAUTIFUL SMELL. I LOVE IT..
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/01/2018
Not a favorite
My mother wore this since I was a little girl. I have loved the smell of this fragrance although this smells a tad-bit off from the original. Not sure why. Could be my body chemistry with this fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/21/2018
Did not like it :(
:(
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/18/2018
HORRIBLE!!!
This scent should be used in bedrooms after cleaning. I literally had to wash it off of me because I kept thinking of mothballs and house coats!! This will be gifted to one of my older residents.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/17/2018
Call all Mother Board Members
I had really high hopes for this fragrance. However, it smells reminiscent of a combination of the Mother board at your local baptist church, peppermints from the bottom of your purse, and a light whiff of nursing home. Its a very "mature" fragrance. Add to your queue at your own risk.
Sierra
09/27/2018
Funny. It does smell like the mothers but i love it!
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/17/2018
Aramatics Elixir
They have changed the formula, I don’t love it as much as the old formula, it doesn’t last as long. I will still buy it because it does smell good, and I do get compliments on it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/17/2018
A bit too musky for me
Like the floral accents, but overall too musky for me. Don't think I would use again!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
Paulita Jackson
I love scent bird shipment was prompt and they have all my fragrances it’s a must try you will fall in love
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2018
Only starts as a grandma scent
I actually like this perfume. I get the old lady analogy as that is the initial scent that hits you and it’s initially very strong, but after a few minutes it settles down and changes, ends up a lovey spicy scent.
Robin
10/12/2018
Excellent Description
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2018
Love this smell
I get compliments everyone I wear it, however this is a perfume that smells different on everyone. It stays on, it's a sexy sandalwood smell.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/30/2018
Absolutely terrible
Do you want to smell like your grandmother? Do you want to smell like that literally ALL day because it is so horribly overpowering you can smell nothing else? Then this scent is for you! Had to throw it out after the first use because it was SO strong and SO awful.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Love it
This is one of my all time favorite scents. Very hippie-esque. Reminds me of Opium. ( The fragrance)
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Old lady
This scent wasnt for me. It reminded me of an old lady. Wish i could send it back and pick a different one.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/27/2018
Not great as a perfume
Quite over powering as a perfume, but it is outstanding as an air freshener, if you can get past the initial spray. It will cover the most horrific odors in a room with a single spray. As it settles in, it smells of baby powder, old flowers, and archaic perfume.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/19/2018
Oh the horror!!
There are sense that I don't particularly like because I'm not a fan of that smell like roses love it but don't like perfumes the smell like them. However this perfume is horrible I don't know what to compare it to I've never encountered a smell from a perfume that I just didn't like and I've never bad-mouth a perfume but this, it even makes me mad that it wasted my one subscription for the month oh the horror!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/17/2018
Beautiful
I love the smell ,i will probley buy this alot
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/14/2018
Robbin
I did not like this at all. It was very strong and did not smell pleasant at all
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/12/2018
Smells like cologne for men
I always love my selections. But this one is very very strong, and smell like men cologne.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
nope, not for me...if I could give it 0 stars I would...
it was very strong and "old lady" like and not in a good way.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
Not for me.
Reminded me of an old lady. Did not care for this one.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
Too strong
Very strong scent. Not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/02/2018
Awful
I did not get any hint of woody or patchouli. In fact, all I smelled was powder and roses. Reminded me of an old woman or a funeral. It wasn’t pleasant. This scent is definitely not for me. I cannot wear it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Nice
I loved this scent. Not what I expected but loved it. My youngest daughter said it reminded her of her great grandma. Now she wants to wear it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/31/2018
My Grandmother actually wore this.
This was my grandmother's go-to perfume. It is STRONG and herbal. The color of the perfume actually reminds me of the smell. It's a different take on patchouli. If you swap the hippie/earthy element of patchouli and replace it with powdery mature floral...this is the perfume you get. It's certainly not for the faint of heart and it's rather unforgettable. Not my thing, but if you love patchouli and mature florals, this is it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/16/2018
Too strong
Gross floral; overpowering; unwearable.