To continue from last week’s perfume review, another Langé today, Love Elixir EdP. This is what the Ladies’ perfumes look like, they only differ in color. Love Elixir is purple. Again, the packaging is nothing to get excited about, and also please be very careful when opening the boxes because the lower part will just fall down with the perfume bottle if you only hold the upper part! Consider this a lesson learned the hard way. Luckily it only fell an inch or two onto my old ktichen table and nothing broke.
Like I mentioned in my other review, all the money they saved on the bottles must have gone into the juice itself because this smells like quality stuff!
I am sure Love Elixir would have many lovers if the brand was distributed more widely. It smells sweet and I am surprised there are no fruits in the official notes list. It reads: Mystic Rose, Peony Bud, Precious Woods, Frankincense. This is probably why they had no money left for the bottle: the mystic roses had to be plucked by wood spirits on the first new moon of the year. Or something. XD Seriously, mystic rose?
I am not the biggest lover of roses, but I can live with this one. In my opinion, it gets overpowered by the peony. Or maybe the rose is okay because it is so sweetened. I can smell something woody, but I can’t say what it is exactly. It grounds the smell and the overall experience is very powdery and ultra dry. The comes the frankincense. It’s not super strong, it just lends to the overall dry finish I think. It wafts in and out. I think this is one to try even if you don’t usually like incense. It is not smoky at all, more transparent. But it also depends on how much you apply. The more sprays, the stronger the gothic feeling gets?
Love Elixir is right up my alley. It’s the one to reach for when you want sweet, but with a twist. It’s also the one to reach for when in a gothic mood.