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Aromatic elixir change in smell
Having used Aromatic Elixir for over 20 years, I now find the perfume has changed to an unpleasant smell.. I am extremely cross as I bought 2 100ml bottles whilst there was a 10% discount. Surely any change in ingredients should be notified to the customers by some form of announcement. I feel that I have been cheated out of £150 of my money, and Clinique should be held responsible for this. It is almost as if Clinique are now using inferior ingredients just to make more money.
A couple of months ago I bought a large £72 bottle of Clinique Elixir perfume. I have worn this for numerous years but no more. The smell is awful and the liquid changed to a pale green in colour. I have returned the perfume to the store but they say it is me that has changed but hey I have just finished a small travel bottle off which smells as it should. Please change the formula back. I am so disappointed.
So sad and disappointed!
Ive been wearing Clinique Aramatics for about 30 years! This was my signature fragrance. After buying my last bottle, it didn't smell the same. I returned it and tried another one and returned it and got my money back. I'm so disappointed and sad that the formula has been changed. I won't be purchasing any more until it is back to the old formula!
They have definitely changed the scent!
I have been purchasing Clinique Aromatics for 30 years and have received many compliments. I bought my latest bottle in October 2016 and noticed it did not smell the same. I raised a complaint with Clinique and was told (as others have stated in their reviews) that it must be my body that has changed. I am convinced they have changed the formula and lied to me about this. Very disappointing as it has been my favourite perfume. I hope they take note of these reviews and change it back!
Used to be great now it's terrible!
Using AE for over 20 years. In 2016 summer,scent changed, colour a " dark brown smelly water".
Aug.2017 I bought another. Colour pale yellow, smells bad. (I have pictures) Wasted more money and lost a `tried and true` fragrance. One bottle says `Made in the USA` The other doesn`t. NO MORE products from Clinique!!! THIS IS FRAUD!!!
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Why is Clinique lying to its customers?
I have worn Clinique Elixir for 40 + years and recently noticed with my last two purchases (which were promptly returned) that the lovely scent is no more. Clinique representatives have had the AUDACITY to tell me it's ME that's has changed! NOT SO! I didn't even have to spray any on me to recognize immediately that the scent coming from the cap was FOUL! Shame on Clinique! It reminds me of when Coke changed their original recipe and did not own up to it until sales plummeted. Bring back our old elixir!! Please!
Please please go back to original scent!
I, too, thought I had bought a "bad batch" of AE recently. After reading that, indeed, they had changed the formula, I was disappointed beyond words! I have worn AE for 30 years and have gotten countless compliments everywhere I go. It was my signature scent. Why did you change the formula? Is there somewhere that I can still purchase the original AE? Again, I beg you to PLEASE go back to the original scent!
GO BACK to the scent that I have used and LOVED for 20 years!!!!!
I thought it was a "bad batch" when I bought my beloved scent that I have used and loved for 20 years. Total strangers would ask me what IS that beautiful scent! PLEASE is there any way to get the original?
You really need to revert to the old magnificent formula or lose a very large following for whom there is no replacement.
Go back to the original formula, PLEASE!!!
No "staying, lingering" power. Scent is no longer that of Aromatics Elixir....and the formula from the last 40+ years. Appears to be more "flowery" than the much loved original scent. PLEASE GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL FORMULA!! Was told by Clinique it was changed 2 years ago.
Aromatics smells like hairspray now!
I agree, that l wonderful scent has totally changed in the last two years. To me it smells like cheap dollar store fragrance now. I thought I had just bought a bad bottle, but then I bought from Macy's, eBay, even directly from Clinique, and they're all horrible. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's upset about this. Thanks!
What have they done!
This is my signature perfume which I have worn for years. I ordered some recently on Amazon for £ 40 when it arrived it did not smell like aromatics so I returned the product thinking for the price I had been given a copy. I reordered perfume from Boots for £70 only to find the smell was no longer the same. So disappointed i loved this perfume but won't be buying it again.
Clinique has definately changed their Aramatics perfume
Been using this perfume for 30 years and loved everything about it, however had a new bottle for Xmas and it was definItely different, took it back to Debenhams without any fuss they replaced it, the new is just as bad, smells really like a cleaning product. Been told by their consultants that its me that's changed not the perfume - Dont believe this they have altered it and made a complete mess of a beautiful product
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I, too, have noticed the change in the perfume Aromatics Elixir. The perfume does not last as long and I have to use much much more to retain any kind of smell. Please please, will you be reverting to the original formula? I THINK but do not know, if it was the oakmoss which has been omitted. I no longer get compliments on the fragrance and will not be buying any more until I am sure the original formula has been restored. Many thanks.
Will your company be remaking this once most beautiful perfume in the old formula again.
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