Product Review: Clinique Aromatics Elixir Body Smoother

by Gio

clinique elixir body smoother

Name: Aromatics Elixir Body Smoother
Brand: Clinique
Size: 5oz
Price: $35.00

From Clinique’s website:
Perfectly captures the fragrance in a skin silkening lotion. Body Smoother slips on after bath and provides all day or all night fragrance cling.

What I liked:
– lightweight consistency sinks into the skin quickly
– not greasy
– fairly moisturizing, leaves skin soft and smooth
– subtler, slightly soapy, version of Aromatics Elixir; smells lovely

What I didn’t like:
– if you’re into sweet scents, this is not for you
– not moisturizing enough for dry skin

Do you love Clinique Aromatics Elixir so much you can’t get enough of it? Or, instead, you think the warm, floral chypre concoction is lovely but too strong for you? In both cases, check out Aromatics Elixir Body Smoother, a lightweight body cream infused with this classic scent.

All the rich and earthy woody notes that make Aromatic Elixir so challenging to wear for many women are still there. Vetiver, patchouli, and oakmoss intertwine with rose and ylang ylang to create a sophisticated blend that envelops your skin for hours. But in the lotion, they are all tamed. The other difference? There is a touch of soapiness in it too. Not enough to scream old lady, but it may put some women off.

The cream itself has a lightweight, but not runny, consistency that sinks into the skin immediately without leaving a greasy residue behind. Fairly moisturizing, it leaves skin soft and smooth for several hours. Rather than using heavy-duty moisturizing ingredients such as mineral oil or shea butter, the formula contains the lighter emollients Stearic Acid and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, with a touch of coconut oil. Because of this, the cream is moisturizing enough for those with normal or oily skin, while those with dry skin may benefit more from something richer.

Water, Stearic Acid, Aromatics Perfume, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-4, Coconut Oil, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-26 Oleate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Limonene, Isoeugenol, Coumarin, Benzyl Cinnamate, Hydroxycitronellal, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Yello 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Red 4 (CI 14700)

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Body Smoother has a lightweight, non-greasy texture that sinks quickly into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and smelling gorgeous. Unlike the perfume version, the scent here isn’t overpowering. However, the lotion isn’t moisturizing enough for dry skin.

Rating: 4/5

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Chic Readings October 1, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Nothing is perfect:) I would like to try this even though it’s not moisturizing enough

Gio October 1, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Helena, maybe you’ll have better results with it. My skin is very dry and needs something very rich.

[email protected] October 1, 2014 - 7:15 pm

i wouldnt need much moisture as i have oily skin.. i havent tried clinique ..this one sounds good 😀

Gio October 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Purva, then I’m sure you will like it. It’s lovely. 🙂

Allison October 1, 2014 - 8:14 pm

I must give this a sniff next time I’m at a store that sells Clinique. I bought the Aromatics Elixir in a small size spray of eau de parfum, I think, ages ago because I love the scent on others. On me, not so much, so I’m glad I bought a tiny size. I’m curious to see what this is like on my skin because sometimes lotions work better. A little concerned about the “soapiness” that you mention. Not sure what that means or smells like.

Gio October 1, 2014 - 8:20 pm

Allison, this is a tamer version so I’m sure you’ll like it more. The soapiness is quite mild and smells clean, but I know some people don’t like that at all.


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