Detox Elixir VI
Posted 21 June 2005 - 07:37 PM
I was recently overjoyed to be gifted with an early sample of this Panacea.
Sniffing the bottle, I'm hit with an olfactory splash of the freshest, brightest lime. It's light and glowing and I could well imagine that if I were hung over my eyes would widen a little and I'd feel much better. I know there's more going on there than just lime, but it is the scent I pick out the strongest, and the supporting cast is fantasically well blended. Clearly I'm just going to have to wear this a lot more to figure out exactly what's going on. ;-)
There was virtually no change from the bottle to my skin, but unfortunately my skin chemistry ate this pretty quickly. I'm going to have to break out the scent locket and tart warmer, but it's well worth sustaining. Before it faded, Detox was a comforting, clean citrus, a not-too-sharp lime that made me feel refreshed and awake. I'm not real prone to going out on late night splurges, but you better believe that this is the stuff I'd reach for the next morning if I did.
Fantastic stuff!!! :P
Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:22 PM
Once on the lime rushes forward sharp and clean with a slight touch of sweet. Quickly this tones down to a more subtle scent that is very uplifting.The balance stays for some time of the slightly sweet with the lime reminding me of something like Limeaid but very natural.
I got this oil because I have been having problems with stress that I have been holding in my stomach area that has caused me to have a major knot sitting near my solar plexius. I was shocked when I used this oil and almost immediatly the stress drop in about half and I felt more together even though I was still in the middle of the stress. I have been wearing this on and off since and I am in love with how this makes me feel. Even now this is making me feel a little lighter. I am so happy that I got this one it really seems to be doing just what I needed!!!
Posted 23 July 2005 - 07:13 PM
at first: LIME!!! actually, sweeter than lime. more like lime-flavored life-saver.
on: wow, this is sharp. like cutting into a fresh, juicy lime.
1 hour later: barely there. there's only the slightest hint if i sniff my wrists.
overall: this is definitely something that i'll have to reapply often, but that's ok. i really like it while it lasts.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:55 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:39 PM
This is one of the sweetest citrus lime scents ever! Very clean and crisp and uplifting. I am not sure it makes a good perfume as I think I would enjoy this more as a room scent. It is quite lovely and interesting sweet for lime. :P
Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:13 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:06 PM
Detox is so fresh and mind-clearing! It's sweet and limey with some other notes that I can't identify, but which darken the lime up around the edges just slightly. I bring my bottle with me to work and when I feel the need for a little detox, I open it up and huff! It disappears pretty quickly from my skin, but most citrus oils do, and the effect while it lasts is very cleansing.
I agree with Macha that this would be a great hangover blend. It's very rejuvenating.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 05:21 PM
I find this one to be very refreshing and invigorating. It's one of the only Panacea blends that I think I'll get a full bottle of.
Posted 06 November 2005 - 05:58 PM
Anyway, I wish it lasted a bit longer, but all in all, this oil serves its purpose beautifully. Fabulous aromatherapy.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:09 PM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:05 PM
Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:02 AM
Lemony, clean, vaguely herbal. I should note that it was a good, green herbal.
I found it and Lustration to be similar, but I should probably note that they might both have been adultrated by Moxie.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:29 AM
Lasts very briefly on my skin, but oh, those moments are bright, clear, and effervescent.
Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:24 AM
First sniff: Light, refreshing lime. Very direct and head-clearing.
Wearing: I like Detox a lot. It isnít the sort of thing Iíve been drawn to lately (Iíve been all about food and incense recently), but I suspect itíll be very good for its intended purpose, which is, after all, the point. Itís calm and refreshing.
Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:37 PM
I love the scent of limes. They're my fresh, bright, happy scent. They do feel like cleanliness to me. Detox is pure limeade, like the kind I always get at Vietnamese restaurants. It's slightly sweet and sugary. Mmmmm.... I think I need something like this to put in my oil burner or my tart warmer. Something to put in as I houseclean to make myself feel all the more as though I have truly scrubbed the grime out of my house.
It reminds me of the Royal Lime eau de toilet my sister and I bought in Bermuda, at a Botanical gardens gift shop.
I definitely need a bottle of this.
Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:24 PM
i plan to try it in my scent locket, cause i just can't let it go!
Posted 18 May 2006 - 12:49 AM
slightly minty, herbal, lemon... very clean.
very light scent. Lemony - wait I guess it's lime, and a little minty still. Very fresh
a really clean light scent, great for summer!
love it! get a bottle!
Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:14 PM
Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:57 PM
There is something in here that makes my asthma flare-up, though. Maybe yuzu?
Either way, it's very nice and bright but I can't wear it due to how it effects my chest, so this has already been passed on to someone else. :P
Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:34 PM
Itís calming and I could see that it would be useful for letting go of the crap of life or stress in general. I have to say that I want that first initial scent back, that strong, sharp, crisp, juicy lime. It was wonderful!
Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:49 AM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:06 PM
Posted 28 September 2006 - 11:36 AM
On me, wet: lots of bright sweet lime with maybe a hint of lavender underneath.
On me, dry: ah, the lavender's gotten a little stronger on me, and I get a trace of mint now too, but mostly I just get bright sweet limes, like a lime-flavoured soda.
Verdict: Since this makes me want to drink fizzy sugary soda and eat candy, maybe not good for detoxing, but quite pretty. Probably a little too sweet for regular wearing, though.
Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:39 PM
I know that other reviewers have gotten a lot of lime out of this, but I'm not getting solely lime. I don't know enough about perfume to know whether lime is a top note, but that's exactly how it always acts on me -- anything with lime in it smells strongly of lime for the first ten minutes and then it's gone. The citrus scent lasts long enough here that I know there's another citrus note in Detox too. Not sure exactly what it is, but it's not yuzu. (Yuzu SHOUTS on me.) Maybe grapefruit.
Anyway, I do usually like the lime blends because they are the softest citrus scents. I don't like anything too sharp or strong. I think Detox is my favorite Panacea blend.
Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:14 PM