Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jimmy Choo EDP // A Sweet Scent to Enjoy with a Cosmopolitan

Launched in February 2011, the simply named Jimmy Choo fragrance was the very first from the brand.  For me, the Jimmy Choo label is synonymous with Sex and the City, and the thought of sky high heels and cosmopolitans is quite a positive connection to have with a brand. When I first heard that the brand had jumped into the bustling fragrance world, I immediately hunted it down for a sniff. It wasn’t until recently that I had the chance to try it on for an extended period of time, thanks to a sample vial I procured at a Myer counter.
The pink snakeskin design wouldn’t be my first choice of packaging, but I think it ties in nicely with the grenade style bottle said to be inspired by Murano glass. Tamara Mellon was the mind behind the design, and it is said to be a fragrance that is "feminine yet empowering, with a lot of sensuality to it”

This is the description taken from Fragrantica:
The seductive composition is a modern chypre fruity, with green top notes, tiger orchid, sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli.”

Being someone who isn’t well versed in fragrance, I smell a lot of sugar in this 'sweet patchouli' scent, and the caramel becomes quite evident on my skin. As with most fragrances this isn’t incredibly long lasting on me, but it does sit longer than others and I’m happy with that. I did really enjoy wearing this, but I’m still unsure as to whether or not a full bottle would be justified. It reminds me quite strongly of my sister in law, who is a big fan of it and wore it on our first holiday together, so perhaps I will leave it to her and enjoy it when I am in her presence.

Jimmy Choo EDP retails between $99-$139 and is available at Myer and David Jones.
Do you forgo a new perfume if you know it is someone’s signature scent?
How sweet can you go with your fragrances?


  1. I had a sniff of it, and spritzed it on my self, when it first debuted, and it reminds me a fair bit of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb!

    1. @Maria Everyone I have spoken to about it has said that it reminds them of Flowerbomb so you are right on the money- I've only ever smelt Flowerbomb on a friend of mine and not in the bottle, so I might have to put it on my sniff list.

  2. I have a 5mL bottle of this perfume and I while I like it, I find it doesn't last on me. I do tend to give perfumes a miss if I have someone in my life who I associate with it.

    1. @olgiepolgie I definitely agree re: lasting time, quite frustrating when you find a nice scent that just doesn't make the distance.


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