Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
I am a loyal Aromatics user. I smelled it for the first time when I was 20 and I have been wearing it ever since - I'll be 54 in a few months. I am a 3-time cancer survivor (breast cancer in 1997 and 2006, and skin cancer in 2014) and Aromatics Elixir has a positive effect on my overall physical and psychological well being. I did notice a slight change in my last bottle and I was very disappointed. I hope you can change back to the original formula. Aromatics Elixir is the only gift I need and I request it for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, my Birthday, my anniversary, and Christmas!
I have used AE since the 70�s. Within that time I have purchased scores of bottles and gift sets. I always received the nicest compliments acknowledging the fragrance. It was long lasting, never overpowering and was a classic fragrance that was an integral part of my daily routine. The last few bottles I�ve noticed something wasn�t right. I kept buying - thinking I got a bad batch or, perhaps, my body chemistry had changed. Going to your website to see if I could get some insight, I see I�m not alone and it ISN�T me who has changed, but AE. Why? You had a devoted following and an amazing fragrance. Can we just chalk this up to another corporate blunder, i.e. �New Coke?� At least they had the good sense to acknowledge their customer�s comments and correct their mistake. Hopefully, Clinique will as well. If someone from corporate actually reads the feedback section, you couldn�t miss the reaction. Until then, I feel like I�m saying good bye to an old friend.
Kristine24 from United States
It has been my signature fragrance for years. My children identify me by this lovely fragrance. It is the only fragrance that I can't smell on myself. So nice!
Dorothy from central US
oh my - this woman walked by me in a store and the scent she was wearing was absolutely fantastic. I apologized but had to ask her what she was wearing. She said it happens to her all the time and no worries!!!!! Yep, it was Aromatics Elixir so I immediately bought a box set! Couldn't wait to rip into it and begin loving this scent!!!!!! --- what????? this isn't anything like what I expected. I significant investment and all of it sits in the back of my cabinet........
Paula from Seligman, AZ
I've LOVED Aromatics Elixir Eau De Perfum for years and you've gone and changed it. There's a chemical smell to it now. You've lost me as a customer.......
Mont from Pennsylvania
I've used aromatics for over 30 years and ALWAYS received compliments on it " you smell so good"! no matter where I went. People always knew I was in the room just by my signature scent. Not any more. Aromatics is definitely NOT the same. That's sad. Why would you change something that worked for so many years. I've had to change. Now wearing Joe Malone Tonka & myrrh! It seems to be the consensus the we notice it's different. Bring the original scent back.
Cincy girl from Cincinnati, OH
This can't be a cult classic if the formula changed! I don't know why companies can't abide by the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I hope the formula goes back to the original one.
Maria from Jackson, Ohio
Love Clinique products.Have used for many years!
Cassy from Jacksonville Florida
Please return to the fragrance of old, the new product is of no comparison! #Missing my compliments!!!
MM from Kentucky
I have worn this for years and noticed earlier this year it smelled so different. Communications with the company only gave the standard answer that sometimes adjustments are made for various reasons............. I think the adjustment in this case was to save the company money and charge the customer a higher price. With so many reviews reflecting dissatisfaction with their changes, why don't they go back to the original formula? Also, if they have adjusted the perfumes, what have they done with their other products? Maybe when they lose enough customers they will rethink their "adjustments".
Luna1723 from North Carolina
I duscovered this fragance while living in Europe in 1980 and since then, it has been my signature frangance. Every time I use it, I get a lot of compliments; however, I recently got another bottle and it is a different fragance! What a disappointment!
Gin07 from Virginia Beach, VA
As other reviewers have mentioned, this perfume does not smell the same or last anymore. It is sad, because I used to love it. I also don't receive compliments on it anymore, just like someone else commented. I wish they would bring back the original formula, because now I am forced to find a new scent.
BCIMIL from Jacksonville, FL
I have worn Aromatics Elixir since 1988! I have had other perfumes, however this used to by my favorite, by far... I always had tons of compliments and I actually started wearing it because of smelling it on a friend's mother...
Here's the deal... It actually STINKS now, and I have been trying other scents. I thought it was me, because I quit smoking, but it's not me. It has been changed... I tried it again about a week ago, and couldn't wait to get home to shower it off.
You know you had a good thing, and for whatever reason, you changed it to something that so many LOYAL customers do not like anymore. Even if the price went up, I'd save up and buy it...
I think you have lost a lot of loyal customers, sadly, including myself. Please consider going back to the old scent...
Nil from Australia
Please please go back to old ingredients l am so disappointed it was my only perfume l use but not anymore
Renee from Florida
My husband bought this for me many years ago and for me it is the perfect scent. So many aren't pleasing to my nose and don't linger truly all day. Scent is a highly personal thing. I'm grateful to my husband for gifting me this because for me it is perfect. When worn about 5 days a week, one large bottle lasts for years.
kt from USA
The compliments recieved when wearing this fragrance never stop. All aged women express how clean and soft it smells, like fresh laundered sheets outside drying on a breezy summer day. Never change this, please. My only wish is for a travel sized roll-on.
Dannifoe from Michigan
I ordered this because my sister in law wears it and I love it. The bottle of got smells nothing like what she wears. It smells like a musky old lady. Very disappointing.
giasan from El Paso
I used Aromatics Elixir for many, many years. I loved the smell, I loved the compliments, yes, that too! And then... it was gone. I thought I had probably gotten a bad batch. Then I bought it again. It was not the same. Something has drastically changed and I still can't believe that after all the backlash Clinique has not made things right for those of us who loved the scent/
Vanda 52 from Fredericksburg VA
I have used Elixir since 2001 but lately doesn't smell as good as before.
ladylynne from Palatine, IL
I have worn, as well as my mother, the Aromatics Elixir and think it's wonderful! It stays on all day and into the next day. I don't use a lot when I spray and it's usually in my wet, long hair to decrease the potency of the fragrance as it is quite overpowering, But as the scent goes through the "notes", it dries down to a powdery smell that lasts forever. Because it is so potent, I always put it on way before I'm due to go out. Comments about this fragrance is just like many other fragrances reviewed by women. The chemistry in our bodies changes as we age. It's not like we're 21 any longer and depending on your age, it might not be the fragrance, but your pheromones and chemistry. I currently have a bottle and if Clinique did, in fact, change it, I think they owe the customers some sort of explanation as to what's going on and when, or if, it will be rectified. I still love the bottle I have and love the distinct scent this gives off. I will continue to purchase this fragrance. Clinique......any answers to the much asked question?
SomeGayGuy from North Myrtle Beach, SC
The scents going into this seemed so delightful and the bottle was very appealing, and it's Clinique so…
However, it's a very odd scent. At moments it smells like an older style gentleman's cologne then floats into floral notes. It's not entirely unpleasant but isn't something I'd wear to legitimate events. Unless I find out I can return it I'll probably wear it to work where I really don't care if they like it or not.
If possible, I'd strongly suggest trying to sample smell or heavily review the product. It's not horrible just….very distinct.
Denise from Milwaukee, WI
I bought this as a nice purse size/travel size spray bottle. I went strictly based on the description of the scents on the site. That is the last time I'll ever do that again! This stuff smells terrible! I did one spray when I got it in the mail, it gave me a headache, it smelled like old lady Avon perfume. If you grew up in the late 70's and early 80's you know what I mean. My family hated it also!
Katharine from Grass Valley, CA
This is the only perfume I wear. I get so many compliments, I imagine it's because it goes with my personal pheromones but I'm reading all these reviews saying that it has changed and I'm really bummed.I hope it gets fixed before I am ready to buy more! Thank you everyone and thank you Clinique for making this a priority.
Luanne from Manchester nh
I like anything in clinique perfume
Kerri from Ct
Smells terrible definitely returning it it's not for me
Olivia from Cleburne, TX
This is not the original smell of Aromatics Elixir. I have worn this perfume for over 45 years and now I cannot find the original formula. The manufacturer has said they changed the formula, but PLEASE bring it back!
The new formula is awful 😞
I have worn Aromatics Elixir for over 45 years and I am SO disappointed that they have changed the formula. It smells nothing like the ORIGINAL. I have wasted money on bottles from different suppliers trying to find the old smell but it's gone 😢