Kayali Elixir | 11 Fragrance Review

Hi, dolls!
For a while now, I have been building up my fragrance collection and I decided to introduce Fragrance Reviews on my blog, so I can review them for you. I decided to focus my last post of 2019 on the Kayali fragrance because it's something I really wanted to get for Xmas. If you're interested to learn more about the Kayali Elixir fragrance, let's get right into the review!

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Kayali means my imagination in Arabic and it was created by both Huda and Mona Kattan, who in fact is known as the Perfume Princess. I honestly think that if we're going to trust anyone when it comes to fragrance, it should be Mona. If you follow her on social media, you must know how big her perfume collection is and also, her perfume knowledge. I knew Kayali would be amazing from the start and it definitely didn't disappoint. Kayali's tagline is every layer of me and it actually focuses on layering fragrances to create your own, personal scent. 

Top Notes: Red Apple, Rose Petals
Middle Notes: May Rose, Jasmine Sambac
Base Notes: Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla

Elixir is described as an ultra-addictive scent, which opens with sweet notes of Red Apple and Rose Petal Essence, before revealing a floral heart of Rose Centifolia and uplifting touches of Jasmine Sambac. Adding depth to the romantic fragrance, warm woody notes of Indonesian Patchouli and velvety Amber are enveloped by accents of Vanilla, leaving behind a long-lasting trail. The number next to the perfume name, in this case the number 11 signifies the number of modifications that it took to get the scent right.

The opening gives me a burst of red apple and rose petals and just as it's labelled it is a floral fruity fragrance. In my opinion, this is definitely a heavy fragrance, which comes with no surprise as Huda Beauty/Kayali is a Dubai based company and fragrance is a big part of Arab culture. The scent is heavy in a sense that you don't need loads of it to smell it - it is an Eau de Parfum after all. Eau de Parfum has the highest concentration of fragrance - generally having a fragrance concentration of between 15% and 20%. On average, eau de Parfum should last from four to five hours, if not more. This differs from Eau de Toilette which has a fragrance concentration of between 5% and 15%. Eau de Toilette is definitely one of the most popular types of fragrance and it is definitely cheaper than eau de Parfum (in case some of you were wondering why Kayali's price is high) but it will normally only last for two to three hours.

I also have to talk about the bottle of this perfume - it looks so elegant and classy. I love how beautiful the packaging looks and the diamond cap makes it even more unique. On many occasions you get an expensive fragrance in simple packaging but with Kayali you not only get a high quality of fragrance but also a stunning packaging that makes it even more exciting to have. I appreciate the fact that it's possible to get the Kayali testers before actually making a purchase, although not every shop will have them, because that makes it easier for you to find your perfect scent. 

Final Thoughts
I really think Mona and Huda did an amazing job with the launch of their Kayali fragrance brand. I already love and have so much respect for Huda Beauty and the quality that their products always have but when it comes to Kayali, I think the same love and passion that Huda has towards beauty, Mona has towards fragrance, which makes me want to support their brands even more. Personally, as I said, Elixir was the first one I fell in love with when checking the four out in the stores, however after receiving my Vanilla tester I love that one too. It was my parents who picked Elixir out of the two for me and I am not complaining because I love the smell just as much as I love the Vanilla. 

I would love to know if you have tried the Kayali fragrance and if so, comment down below which scent out of the 4 is your favourite. As mentioned, I would love to get Vanilla next, but I truly like all 4 and it would be hard to say in which order I like them - I think all 4 can be used for different occasions or mixed together for the perfect combo. I hope you guys enjoyed my first ever fragrance review! I am definitely looking forward to do one at least once a month for 2020. 

Also, a little update for what's coming in 2020! 
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Once again thank you everyone for the constant support, we're ending 2019 with 500 followers and 10K views a month which is just crazy! I am also so thankful to Coloured Raine for putting me on their PR list - my first ever PR! I can't wait to see what 2020 brings for my blog and I wish you all a Happy New Year! Stay safe everyone! ♥

Love, Olivia xo


  1. I didn't find Elixir long lasting at all. It was extremely disappointing in terms of longevity.

  2. Yes to reviewing perfumes! I saw Kayali in sephora and it intrigued me, mainly Musk. Might ask them if they have testers. Great review! Happy new year!

  3. I have been curious about this the moment I saw you talking about it and it sounds very good. I don't think they're being sold in my country so I think this is the perfect reason to travel to the UK right?!

    xoxo Simone | https://beautymone.com

    1. Oh I totally forget to include this in my comment but I'm wishing you a very happy New Year!

  4. I went to Sephora to test how these smell and I liked Citrus the most but Vanilla too. I found Elixir to be too strong for me but the bottles look amazing

  5. Your quiz suggested I should try this fragrance out so I had to read your review of it. I love strong super sexy fragrances so this might be the one for me 🖤

  6. Now this is my absolute favorite fragrance that I tried.. the feeling of the lux rose is just wowww

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