Dior Sauvage Elixir was released in 2021, created by Francois Demachy. A richer, more intense interpretation of the classic with notes of of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, grapefruit, lavender, sandalwood, licorice, amber, Haitian vetiver and patchouli. From the brand - "Sauvage Elixir is an extraordinarily concentrated fragrance steeped in the emblematic freshness of Sauvage with an intoxicating heart of Spices, a "tailor-made" Lavender essence and a blend of rich Woods forming the signature of its powerful, lavish and captivating trail."
Fragrantica - "The opening has just a hint of a so/so grapefruit (making sure you sense a connection to the "blueness" of this fragrance), but, thankfully, it goes away fast leaving cinnamon spice and a marked cardamom note in its wake. These spices linger and underscore a powerful, retro-style lavender that reminds me of my first, long-ago bottles of Drakkar Noir, but depending on your skin chemistry and olfactory history, you might get hints of Opium Pour Homme or even Pour Un Homme De Caron. The point being that the lavender in this scent smells of the styles typical of the past, it is dapper and get punchy. If you are troubled by assertive lavenders, this fragrance will not be a favorite for you. The base brings a lovely sandalwood, some amber-toned sweetness and a hint of vegetal sharpness for contrast. The overall effect is mature, refined, elegant and beautiful."
Fragrantica - "Gonna keep this short and sweet. I hate Sauvage, yet i purchased a full bottle of this in a heart beat. It’s phenomenal. I literally live for the mid which is the best part of the fragrance. Super impressed."
Fragrantica - "The original Sauvage DNA is present here, but this is best thought of as a stand-alone. It's a game changer in the same way Bleu de Chanel was when first released, but this will have less mass appeal - not everyone wants something as complex and challenging as this. All in all - a resounding success from Francois Demachy. Bravo, sir!"
Basenotes - "Elixer is earthy and spicy; not cinnamon/clove spicy. I get the impression of spices like black cardamom, caraway and nigella. I don’t pick up “sweetness” although I detect some vanilla-like note deep in the base. Performance is stellar. It’s not obnoxiously in your face but that one spritz keeps projecting like a little machine LOL."