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Elite Floris for men

Elite Floris for men
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Total people voted: 86
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 59 I had it: 20 I want it: 28

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Elite by Floris is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Elite was launched in 1980. Top notes are bergamot, virginia cedar, grapefruit, juniper and petitgrain; middle notes are fir, lavender and bay leaf; base notes are amber, oakmoss, musk, patchouli, vetiver, cedar and leather.

Perfume rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 86 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Virginia Cedar Grapefruit Juniper Petitgrain

Middle Notes
Fir Lavender Bay Leaf

Base Notes
Amber Oakmoss Musk Patchouli Vetiver Cedar Leather

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Elite Fragrance Reviews


I have been wearing Floris Elite for a very long time, having searched for something different and unique when I was a very young man. I purchasing my first bottle of eau de toilette from the Floris boutique in Jermyn Street in 1981.
I have to say that I have tried some other brands over the years, including Chanel and Lanvin which come to mind, but I always return to Floris Elite. If I could have a euro, dollar or a good old British pound for every time a lady (friend, colleague etc.) has complemented me on how nice the scent is - I would be a very rich man!! My tip would be to spray it on the shirt you're wearing, or pullover. It leaves the most delicate and agreeable scent. The best thing is that I've never come across anyone else who uses the same scent as me, as you don't see this brand in many outlets and I now order it on-line from Floris.
Best wishes to all.


Smells like an old tweed jacket that's been left in a mouldy cupboard in an artificially heated, damp room for far too long.


a classic barbershop fougere, but with very low duration and sillage, markedly overpriced for its poor performance, once over the bottle won't be replaced...


I was ready for another rant, since I hated this stuff beyond words on the last few wearings, but it just isn't bothering me as much this time. Floris Elite spawns out of the mud as a sharp, anisy, 80s-style tobacco powerhouse, though admittedly without that one screaming lemon topnote that they used to use sometimes. It's got some green, but it's a minty green...more like spearmint than peppermint, which helps, but I still don't think it's necessary. It has the dusty, rustic hay-like notes of VCA Tsar or Aramis Devin, or more specifically Nicolai's oddball Vie de Chateau, but with more wood and smoke than green. As the smoke gets stronger, I remember it now: envisioning a stale ashtray in an old woman's apartment that had accumulated years of old-style perfume residue and talcum powder. For a while in the mid notes, I do find some reasonably convincing incense, but as the smoke gets more sour and less sweet, the ashtray is inescapable. By the base notes, nothing else is left. Hermessence Vetiver Tonka did this to me alongside its nutty notes, as did VdC and Tsar to a lesser extent, but I can't think of any other scent that just screams "I'm not wearing cologne but I'm a bigtime chain-smoker" as much as Floris Elite. It's not as bad as I remembered, but still not really useable for me. I'm sure it would be great in a gentlemen's club a hundred years ago, with rich, well-dressed men smoking countless cigars and swilling brandy, sweating in their pompous army uniforms.


Floris Elite is such a unique fragrance that it may take a few wearings to become accustomed to it. It strikes me as a fragrance that relies quite heavily on skin chemistry, as I have discovered many notes missing on my skin.

Elite smells woodsy, warm and masculine. The lavender accord is spicy and herbaceous, with the petitgrain providing a hint of green bitterness. The grapefruit accord is also prominent, however when blended with the bay leaf and fir notes, it smells very much like stale tobacco on my skin.

I do like the way Floris Elite smells on my skin, even if my chemistry isn't right for it. However I must admit that it is a very masculine scent, something that would smell even better on a man.

Like most Floris fragrances, Elite is geared towards a more mature crowd. Elite is the scent of a distinguished, successful man, not a young, flirtatious boy. In that retrospect, Elite is the perfect name for this scent.

Elite has good projection and is relatively long-lasting. I'm not usually one to recommend layering scents, but with Elite I think it would be well worth investing in the matching soaps and aftershave balms. This fragrance would make an excellent signature scent.


I bought this blind as Floris London has a sale on and received it today so here are my early impressions. A lovely hit of citrus, juniper and petitgrain starts you off which then moves nicely into a lavender note with some fir to make it interesting. This is a proper classy scent, not like the generic stuff churned out by the fashion houses. It's a lovely dry, woody green smell. There is proper 'know how' in Floris juice. I recommend anyone try them if they're looking for something classy and non generic.


I could not be considered as expert of fragrances, but, Floris aftershave Elite is one of the best, comparing with ones which I had used earlier. This fragrance demonstrates very professional work of Floris house. Floris fragrances help create style, but, remember, the style is not the same as fashion. Yes, it is worth every pound.


I don't know what type of elite they were referring to at Floris, but this is anything but elitist. A so and so concoction of citruses and aromatic herbs laying on a mossy/woody base enriched by vetiver and hints of tuberose. I also get a barberhop vibe that in this context gives an unpleasant feel of aging. A fragrance of very very little interest.

Rating: 4/10


Upon suggestion by a very nice and outstandingly competent member here I blind bought this. And I must say Floris Elite is worth every buck.
The opening is flowery and joyful, the juniper and the grapefruit give it a slightly bitter but very warm note. It has something a bit old fashioned, but in a dignified way, like a good old British oldtimer car. It is not arrogant and not even specially sexy.
With time the bitterness grows, lavender but foremost fir bring a serious note. Nostalgia, the old times were exquisite, but are gone now.
The drydown on my skin is more common, basically musk and patchouli, it conserves a bitter sweetness. The lavender loses more and more its capacity to keep everything dynamic. With time the scent is more and more unisex.
I would recommend Elite to men above 30 who don't need a fragrance to disseminate information about their hormonal excellence, and who prefer one which tells about their intelligence, kindness, humour, culture, and a slight general sadness which comes with knowing the workings of life.


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