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Chopard really got it right this time with "Happy Spirit Elixir d'Amour". Although there was nothing wrong with the first version of "Happy Spirit" with its extremely sweet and fruity heart, I never took to the fragrance. "Happy Spirit Elixir d'Amour" is a more recent version which appeals to me because of its sun-warmed flowers (freesia and jasmine) on a bed of "cashmere wood" (probably a kind of cashmeran) and white musk. The flowers are not understated and never seem to lose their strength, after three hours, they still resonate from my skin in a brilliantly fresh way. Another asset for me: the fragrance is not fruity and it's not sweet either. I'd call it a "multi-floral" backed-up by woody notes - great for casual occasions. The name is rather silly, though... can't see why this scent was labelled "Elixir d'Amour" since it is not tremendously sensual or enticing. This said, it's still a pretty perfume.