intellectual aura

in·tel·lec·tu·al au·ra

a dreamy, detached, or reminiscent aura.
Synonym(s): reminiscent aura
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In becoming a practising politician, Ignatieff does not want to give up his academic credentials and his intellectual aura, even if it scores few points at the local Tim's.
Despite his somewhat intellectual aura and office attic filled with voluminous tones about film and literature, he's always hoping for a big commercial hit.
"Sven is also in the ranks of the foreign football managers who have come to Britain in the past few years and seem to have a more intellectual aura around them.