Guest Post by Katrina
Elixir by Shakira 2012
Fragrantica gives the following notes.
Top: Orange blossom and black pepper
Heart: Peony, freesia and peach
Base: Amber, musk, styrax, brown sugar and white cedar extract
Elixir is a gorgeous oriental fragrance by Colombian born singer Shakira. Some of her biggest hits include ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’. Shakira works with Spanish perfume house Puig along with Antonio Banderas who has a swag of celebrity scents. I’ve been really impressed by the few I’ve tried by these Latino celebs and eager to try more, particularly the original S by Shakira, another oriental perfume.
I love wearing Shakira Elixir and hubby loves smelling it on me. He seems to find it very alluring! Right from the start I get a lot of wood, which I love. It is warm and spicy, tending towards masculine. In the background are some lovely floral notes and a hint of sweetness that provides balance to the perfume. I was surprised to see peach listed in the fragrance notes. Now I know its there I can pick it out but I didn’t notice any peach until I started looking for it. The peach, brown sugar and powdery musk are more noticeable in the heatwave that has hit.
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I love the commercial and packaging for Elixir. The design on the box is so pretty and the bottle is shaped like a flask used to create a mysterious intoxicating elixir. The Elixir commercial is set in a desert landscape with Shakira wearing a beautiful flowing skirt.
Shakira Elixir is anything but the sweet fruity floral you often find with celebrity perfumes. This warm oriental perfume is gorgeous and my only criticism is the lasting power, which isn’t great. . When I first spray on Elixir is seems quite heavy but it doesn’t last and I need to re-spritz through the day.
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