{FRAGRANCE REVIEW} | Lady Emblem Elixir by Montblanc

Hi lovelies! Even though temperatures are still in the higher 20s, there is definitely a distinct chill in the breeze. When the mornings and evenings begin to fill with that thick, cool air I always find myself looking for deeper, warmer scents. Lady Emblem Elixir ticks all the boxes!
Montblanc’s original Lady Emblem is a really delicate musky floral and Lady Emblem Elixir holds on to that sophistication but takes it a little further with woody, oriental notes. It is housed in the same stunning jewel shaped bottle, inspired by the cut of the Montblanc diamond and the house’s 6-point star logo. The rounded star is said to characterize the snow covered peak of the Mont Blanc which is the highest European mountain. This time; the bottle is partially coated in soft, metallic rose gold and topped with a sparkling, crystal-like, lid that allows you to see the tiny Montblanc logo engraved on the top of the spray nozzle. As you know, I am obsessed with bottles and packaging and I am really taken by the details on this one! You can see the Elixir through the top of the bottle and it is a soft, amber colour.
The fragrance itself is just as chic. It is a breath of wooded florals, enhanced by subtle hints of fruit and spice. The Elixir opens with a punchy blend of black peppercorn, sweet litchi and fresh mandarin. A fragrant Damask rose, jasmine and iris bouquet bursts open at the heart, tempered with hints of faintly bitter orange blossom and syrupy honey. The base brings together with an aromatic mixture of patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla. It feels balmy and alluring but also evokes moodiness and boldness.
Lady Emblem Elixir marries a juicy and daring scent with something warm, pleasant and sophisticated. It remains true to the essence of Lady Emblem but still manages to find its own uniqueness.
The wear on this Eau de Parfum is really good; I only found it fading out after 8+ hours. I will most certainly be wearing this perfume a lot during autumn and winter.
If you can’t quite afford Montblanc’s beautiful jewellery and watches just yet, I would say that this classy scent is definitely a small taste. From the stunning bottle to the actual fragrance, it is all very glam and luxurious.
You can find Montblanc’s Lady Emblem Elixir Eau de Parfum at Edgars, Red Square, Dis-chem, Truworths, Foschini and Clicks. It retails for ZAR745 (30mL), ZAR995 (50mL) and ZAR1195 (75mL).
Until next time
Love and sparkles


Zaakira xox

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