Elixir (Penhaligon's)

Olivia Giacobetti's signature 'quiet' accord finds itself on a collision course with Hammam Bouquet. And if that sounds uncomfortably like Viggo Mortensen's naked steam-room brawl scene in Eastern Promises, I shall say no more.

Scent Elements: Neroli, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, cardamom, mace, rosewood, sandalwood, guaiac, cedar, benzoin, tonka bean, vanilla, and "eucalyptus steam", which my nose read as tea tree but which my husband identified as witch hazel. Basically, Idole de Lubin plus Vicks Vap-O-Rub. (Sorry, Olivia. I love you dearly.