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Elixir by Shakira is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Elixir was launched in 2012. Top notes are orange blossom and black pepper; middle notes are peony, freesia and peach; base notes are amber, musk, styrax, brown sugar and white cedar extract.

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Top Notes
Orange Blossom Black Pepper

Middle Notes
Peony Freesia Peach

Base Notes
Amber Musk Styrax Brown Sugar White Cedar Extract

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Elixir Fragrance Reviews

cheriebeary73
cheriebeary73

tried a little spritz at Kohl's and find it too strong and over powering for me.

Update: I tried this one again while at Kohl's and it's weird because now I find I like it! I sprayed on my hand and kept getting whiffs of something wonderful! So now it has me curious. I have some Kohl's cash to spend and I saw it in the discounted section, so I may just have to get it now!

Jun
03
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

Balsamic amber smell, too warm for me, so oriental, like Indian. I prefer cold mysterious perfumes.

May
08
2014
Miriana93
Miriana93

I cannot smell the sweet or the peach notes at first but then when it settles down after 2 hours it smells divine. All I can smell are the balsamic notes and the pepper notes at first which I don't really like. It's quite an unusual fragrance in my collection. I have nothing like it. I feel that this is a perfect perfume for autumn. It reminds me of the smell of falling leaves and rain.

I do not reach out for it often, I have to be in the mood for it. On days that I'm in the mood for it, I feel that it smells divine and very distinct. I especially like it after around 2 hours, I should use it more often but I am not too patient to wait for it to start smelling amazing.

It lasts for quite a while on my body, this week I sprayed it at night and next morning I could still smell it. I'm surprised that a celebrity fragrance lasts for so long.

Feb
07
2014
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Despite the sugar & amber notes I don't find this to be particularly sweet at all. In fact it's rather woody and musky.
I do believe I get a small amount of peach, but not florals. The styrax really overwhelms everything else. I like styrax, but in the end this dries down to "spicy wood chips".

Jan
24
2014
tahoeaway
tahoeaway

I purchased this perfume earlier today at Walgreens on clearance for a heck of a deal and it really doesn't disappoint! I've enjoyed Shakira's Eau Florale for quite some time now but remembered back to when I was purchasing it that I had a hard time deciding between that one and Elixir, so glad I was able to add it to my collection today.
As for the scent I agree that it's an exotic oriental and not fruity or sweet like so many fragrances. As for people commenting on it smelling like "With Love" I've worn "With Love" since it came out and to me it smells nothing alike. It reminds me more of a Dior or Givenchy perfume then a Celebrity fragrance. I've worn it for about 5 hours now and the scent is still very fragrant. Absolutely love it!

Jan
24
2014
pum.ohse
pum.ohse

Nice, not great. Lovely and forgettable. Really casual and quite fresh. The best from the range of Shakira.

Jan
09
2014
edna maria de lima rocha
edna maria de lima rocha

uma pena fixação minima..mais o aroma é gostoso..

Dec
27
2013
darksome
darksome

I searched on Fragrantica for a smell that would be similar, but not identical to Roberto Cavalli EDP. What I don't like about Cavalli is the bubblegum note, that is too pungent and agressive for my liking.

But I still wanted something very similar.. This is exactly what I got from Elixir. It has a similar aura to Cavalli, but it's less sweet and bubble gummy and a little more "perfumey" in smell. To my nose it smells even more expensive than Roberto Cavalli.

I don't have much expectations about the logevity or sillage, but I don't need that. I got everything I wanted and even more! This and a pair of chic earrings for Christmas - thank you Santa and Fragrantica! <3 <3 <3

Edit: The drydown reminds me also on the Ange ou Demon series from Givenchy (love this brand).. Especially on the original (smells like it's younger sister). The difference is that Elixir is a little less heavy, and for a tinge more fruity fresh. I must say that logevity really is very poor.. 2-3 hours on me.. But I will try it with a lotion, maybe this will help. Still a great scent for a cheap price! :)

Edit 2: Don't let the opening fool you! It smells less sweet and very sharp, like nutmeg (must be the pepper), but then it quickly settles down to it's pleasant side.

Edit, january 2014;
After a couple times of wearing this I must say it's a little flat and onedimensional.. But the more important thing.. this is the one and only prefume that gives me a little allergic reaction - I can't stop coughing when I smell it... I'm a little sad, because this was a gift.. But I just can't wear it..

Dec
24
2013
addicted_to_you
addicted_to_you

Blind purchase as a present for niece but changed my mind :)) Now I'm wearing it!! Smells really great, I can't remember but this parfume reminds me something..maybe Valentino V Absolu??

Dec
14
2013
crikat
crikat

Blind buy. Pretty bottle, good price at Walgreen's, so why not?
At first whiff I thought, "Fancy by Jessica Simpson." Sweet and slightly spicy. But Shakira does a nice job with the fruit and flowers. It's as though you're seated at a long table with those at each end, and you wait for the sugar and pepper to join you, but they keep getting up & wandering, looking for one more thing...the amber, maybe? And you sit in their scented wake and enjoy your wait.
Sillage a little weak, but for the price I'll spritz more.

Nov
15
2013
wallflower
wallflower

i think that for a celebrity frag it's decent, but hey, it's not unique at all!
i had a little sample of Sensuous by Estée Lauder and immediately when i sprayed this, i felt that it was incredibly similar to that.
so i suggest to buy this to every Sensuous fan who wants to opt for a cheaper version.

just for comparison :

notes of Elixir: orange blossom, brown sugar, black pepper, white cedar extract, peony, freesia, peach, musk, styrax, amber

notes of Sensuous: mandarin pulp, honey, black pepper, molten wood, sandalwood, sensual lily notes, magnolia, jasmine petals, amber

Nov
07
2013
sergio15
sergio15

This fragrance seems like it would come from a high end brand, it's very rich and it really captures everything in the commercial, it's an exotic scent. not your typical celebrity fragrance.

Oct
21
2013
katoy4
katoy4

I don't know why I hesitated so long on blind buying as all of the notes suggested I would love it - and I do! Just as described, it's a sweet, warm, lightly spicy amber. I just wish it had a stronger sillage, I fear I will be going through my little bottle pretty fast.

Oct
09
2013
Mooniq
Mooniq

A great every-day-scent. It a little bit too sweet for my taste, but its modern, elegant and flirty. If the sugernote didn't was that strong, I would have liked this one a lot. Worth trying. Timeles - both for young girls and adult grown-up women. Stays about 5 hours on my skin, good for an Eau de Toilette, I think.

En härlig varje-dag-doft. Lite för söt för min smak men en modern, elegant och flirtig doft. Om sockernoten inte fanns hade den varit en favorit. Värd att prova. Tidlös - passar både den spralliga tjejen och den mogna kvinnan. Doftar ca 5 timmar på min hud, bra för en Eau de Toilette, tycker jag.

Sep
26
2013
Thutel
Thutel

é uma pena grande esse perfume tem uma pessima fixação pelo menos na minha pele...gostoso...

Sep
04
2013
SS79
SS79

I absolutely LOVE this scent! It is so warm, and intoxicating!!!! it was suggested to me by a few members. I seriously cannot stop smelling my wrists when I wear this! My only complaint is that I wish it lasted on my skin as long as it does on my clothes!!

Sep
02
2013
NikiS
NikiS

The fragrance remands me Dior addict, good smell

Aug
16
2013
pearlsnow
pearlsnow

I didn't really think that I would like this at first, but since I got it today as a present I decided to give it a chance. And I was very surprised!!
I have been wearing it for about 4 hours now. At first it is a very strong scent and you can smell lots of various scents. Then in hour 5, as I am in it now, it slowly begins to dissapear and you can smell strong amber now.
I love it , I have a 50ml bottle and I would surely reccomend this to everyone.

Aug
06
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

I remember having described it as a sparkling, modern and joyful scent. Yesterday I used up my little sample of this and felt like I had lost something. Today I couldn't help buying a full bottle.
Truly "Diorish"(same expensive and sophisticated vibe), golden, well blended and elegant scent in a nice bottle. Definitely not a cheap "celebrity water".

Jul
25
2013
SS79
SS79

WOW - Amazing blind buy!!! I can't stop smelling my wrist! :-) I get nothing like Hilary Duff With Love, which I am glad bc I already have that. This is much more of a sweet warm scent... my god! LOVE IT!!

Jul
24
2013
love45
love45

This is another Shakira perfume that I like very much! It smells a bit mature to me because it is an oriental perfume. I smell amber the most. I also smell Tonka bean which is not in this perfume. It could be the peaches but either way, I love it and I would recommend it. There is the initial smell that reminds me of Beyoncé heat...just a little bit because they are both oriental scents! :)

Jul
12
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

I am surprised- it smells really, really great! Soft but in the same time it has that alive, sparkling vibe Dior and Chanel chypre have. I smell a mixture of fresh cut flowers and delicious citruses with a hint of honey (that's what makes it close to EL Sensuous).
A lovely summer scent!

Jul
10
2013
pamela091083
pamela091083

Este perfume es muy rico lo compre para regalarselo a mi máma ya que a ella le gusta los aromas suaves y este le va muy bien en su piel, el frasco de 80 ml es muy económico $32.00 y es version Eau of toilette, su duración es debíl ya que es toilette pero es buena opción de verano para oler bien pero que no vaya a cambiar el aroma con el sudor y calor de verano, es muy rico se los recomiendo es la versión gourmet de los perfumes de shakira, aunque hubiera preferido que fuera perfume =)

Jun
19
2013
liiva
liiva

Nice oriental! First time too sweet and impersonal. After some hour this starts to be better. Very good balanced. Not very shrill amber and nice sweetness and so soft peach! Mmm! Nice, sensual and warm!

Apr
24
2013
jucika
jucika

Lovely, my favorite these days :)

Mar
08
2013
asta.ksivickaite
asta.ksivickaite

lovely smell, really peachy, but fresh. i think it is perfect for spring.

Mar
05
2013
TessMc
TessMc

I tested this today. Of all her perfumes, this is the one I like the most. The opening is spicy, musky.. and then the heart of the fragrance comes up with peach, a lovely and delicious peach. The longevity is moderate (6 hours on my skin) and the sillage is soft to moderate. But would I buy it? no. Why? Elixir doesn't evolve, it stays the same and it smells generic, like hundred other fragrances out there. Very "Avon". Right now I'm looking for a complex and longlasting scent, something unique and a little bit stronger, that screams quality and that stands out. This isn't it.

Mar
03
2013
sparkybish
sparkybish

I might be aging myself with this reference, but to me, this smells like a lighter version of Revlon's Unforgetable, which I wore in high school. I checked the notes, and they are very similar. Vindication!

I don't know if I will wear it very often, but I will keep it around for the nostalgic blast it brings me when I smell it. It's like Christmas 1992 all over again each time I sniff.

Dec
27
2012
killer__queen
killer__queen

Ohhh boy, I can't say enough good things about this perfume. On me, it starts off fresh and powdery but soon changes to the sweet soft peppery somewhat powdery scent that lasts about 4 hours when layered on clothes and skin. I don't get amber whatsoever (which is okay with me).

I tried and bought this at Kohl's. They offer 1 and 1.7 oz bottles at 30-something and 40-something OR, you could be like me and get the 2.5oz for $27 and some change because it comes in a holiday box set with a big lotion and some dinky lipgloss.

I really have to say though that when I tested it, all day long it reminded me of a powdered donut! Now that I own it, it still smells like that or a regular plain donut-- And I LOVE it :D

Nov
17
2012
Rachaelloraine
Rachaelloraine

This perfume brings me back to my grandmother's house when she made cobblers all the time.
I think it's the peach/brown sugar/amber combination.
I believe I'm partial to this perfume for the nostalgia it brings to me, but the scent is nothing extraordinary.

Nov
06
2012
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

I can see why this must be so nice on many women. In spite of the lovely notes, it is nowhere near lovely on me!

My chemistry rarely allows me to wear newer scents. A reliance on freesia and the use of certain chemicals seems to be the cause.

On the card this smells quality - and even expensive - so I would encourage everyone to ignore opinions and just TRY some!

Nov
02
2012
buren
buren

I am enjoying Elixer very much: bought myself a birthday bottle today.
With several spritz, I'm getting the full palette of orange, pepper, light flowers..even cedar...not too much amber. I'm not into super amber, so that's fine.

At first (with only one spritz) I wondered if Elixer compared to Chantilly, Quelques Fleurs or even Maja {I have all three original, so I tested it out}. It was clear that carnation & spice dominated Chantilly, floral notes ran Quelques Fleurs...warm roses, Maja.

Elixer is much lighter &, to me, unexpected. It is softer & integrates well with my own skin smell.

I found this to be true with Shakira's S (suggests mango, melons, peaches) & Eau Florale (suggests berries, maybe strawberries, cranberries)...this is why I wanted Elixer for my birthday...

Nov
02
2012
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

Snagged a sample paper of this on a whim, and tried it this morning. The notes sounded right up my alley--I just wish there'd been a bit more perfume on the sample, as it's hard to get a sense of the true fragrance. From what I can tell, it is indeed a spicy amberic fragrance. It is reminiscent of a strong Chai tea--warm, spicy, slightly sweet. I do sense a very light fruity-floral-ness to this, but it definitely takes a backseat to the other notes.

Think I'll be heading to Walgreens for another sample and a full on spritz of this--and then, maybe add it to my Christmas list!

I have to say, I think the bottle is fun (anyone else reminded of the bottle from "I love Genie"?!) and wish I could find the skirt Shakira is wearing in the promo.

Edit: Tried one spritz of this at the store. It's pretty strong, got a blast of pepper that almost made me sneeze and drowned out the rest of the spices. It seems to be drying down to an amber, but it's still very strong and peppery.

Oct
19
2012
sugahuni
sugahuni

Absolutely beautiful! Her best perfume yet.

Oct
08
2012
b.a.denney
b.a.denney

I smelled this tonight and it was pretty spicy. A little too much so. From the notes this is listed as having it really sounds like one I'd love. I love Amber smells but I just found this to be too heavy and spicy...almost masculine. If I found it on a good sale maybe I'd try it. I smelled it on my daughter who spritzed it on herself and she hated it. I didn't hate it but I didn't like it lots. Maybe after it is worn a while it gets better? And to me this is not really like others have said how it smells like Hilary Duff's With Love. This is much darker and heavier.

Oct
07
2012
sherryxfilesfan
sherryxfilesfan

By far the best from Shakira. It has a very nice sweet amber smell to it. I don't get any cedar however.

Oct
07
2012
WesFeitosa
WesFeitosa

I really liked this perfume. it is a nice well sweetie. reminds me of the "Black XS for Her"
but I did not like fixing it. compared to other brand perfumes, is very weak. 2 to 3 hours at maximum.

Sep
24
2012
belle.le.disko
belle.le.disko

This is the first Shakira fragrance I have tried, so I had no idea what to expect. I immediately saw the bottle as an imitation of Dior's J'Adore bottle-- and, I agree that imitation is the best form of flattery. (I love that bottle).

With the perfume, I was pleasantly surprised—eventually.

Upon first sniffing this on the tester paper and then from the mist I spritzed into the air, I smelled only Baby Powder. Perhaps some flowers lurked beneath the baby powder smell..?

After about 10 minutes on my skin, the fragrance was 80% baby powder with about 10% white floral and 10% amber & musk. It had a grandma- like smell, and it also had an intriguing and barely identifiable fragrance beneath of flowers and amber and many other scents. It was a mystery has to how this scent would progress—or, if it would progress.

Over the next hour, the scent slightly weakened and faded on me as I began to smell pine, pepper, musk, and lots of amber. The scent changed from synthetic, cheap and unpleasant to a little heavy with amber and baby powder and spices and orange blossom.

From Hour One until the scent died, I could sense strong notes of orange blossom, freesia and amber; medium intensity peaches, cedar and musk; and slight notes of baby powder (now not overpowering or sweet), pine, black pepper and leather.

I saw styrax was listed as a scent. I won't vote on it since styrax has always been a mystery for me: sometimes it smells floral, sometimes it smells like motor oil. Perhaps the leather I smelled was the styrax… perhaps it was a leather scent.

This fragrance was sultry—there was nothing clean or girly about it. I would recommend this for more mature woman, a woman who is confident and poised while also casual and seductive.

I feel this fragrance is wonderful for the fall, and possibly for the winter. With the right coolness of weather, this sultry fragrance will make a great scent for the right person. Just be sure to work that badass attitude, ladies!

It would work best as a night scent, and it is definitely a good boudoir scent.

The fragrance begins pretty strong. I didn’t do a sillage test, though I felt everyone within 5 feet of me could smell the perfume for the first 30 minutes. By Hour One, the sillage seemed quite week, and the perfume lasted decently long on me—about 4 hours.

I would recommend this perfume for the cool months ahead—perhaps the smell won’t take so long to regulate on other people.

Sep
14
2012
dmaw
dmaw

Same old, same old. Sultry, warm scent.

Sep
03
2012
Babybenzz
Babybenzz

Shakira's perfumes all have a different smell!
And unlike others she puts time in them and works with the team, not just sniffing some unreleased samples and going like, ''oh yeah this one is good, put my name on it and sell it''.

She makes them close to perfection, and i think she accomplished that with Elixir(and S by Shakira)♥

Aug
17
2012
c3c
c3c

I also tried this at Kohls today, completely jumping at the excitement of something new to try (yay!!!). Sadly that excitement didn't last long. It is sooooo similar to Halle Berry Hale and Hilary Duff With Love with a wink and a nod to Burberry Brit Gold. It's not that it doesn't smell nice, it just made me want to yawn. I can't wear With Love or Hale even though I enjoy them so plop this into that category and there ya have it.
End of story = nothing new. But that's not uncommon with perfumes now is it?

Aug
03
2012
mrjls
mrjls

Sounds interesting I wanna try it because I liked her other perfumes

Jul
19
2012
Vamy69
Vamy69

Tried this at Kohl's today. Very nice I must say. On me the amber, brown sugar and balminess (is that even a word?-lol) come out to play. There is something about this that reminds me of her other perfume "S." I really like it and the lasting power is pretty good too. I would pick up a bottle of this if it was in sale but it is not something I would have to have and pay big bucks for.

Jul
19
2012
Flowercat
Flowercat

Loved the artsy design on the box and bought it unsniffed figuring I would be supporting my beloved Shakira even if I hated it. "Hate" is a little strong, but it's not for me...this spicy, bold concoction is for a woman with sassy spirit and one who loves the spotlight. Nice scent, but I must admit I think more masculine nice than feminine nice...reminds me of one of those scented pine pillows. Lovely & charming but not as a perfume. Give me sweet stuff for my skin!
That said, I bet loads of people will enjoy this mysterious, sort of Egyptian-feeling fragrance. I'm heading to the sink to scrub it off and reapply my mild-mannered Vanilla Lace.

Jul
08
2012
graceadlerk
graceadlerk

Tried this at Kohls today, sprayed it on around noon..it's 8:38pm now and I can still smell it. It's nice.

Jul
07
2012
Jenavira
Jenavira

Tried this on randomly at Kohl's yesterday and was rather surprised at how intriguing this was, if someone gave me a bottle I wouldn't be mad. It does start off sweet but then dries down to a rather tropical clean floral that is tinged with a clean woody incense musk, it actually smelled decently unique.

Jul
04
2012
artemis27
artemis27

Nice Notes, very exotic - I'd love to try this.
I also LOVE her skirt: Its beautiful. Its also a nice commercial: something refreshingly different from the usual sexed-up advertisements. Way to go Shakira! :)

Jun
20
2012

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