(update) Listerine, toothpaste, and 'Lectric shave. That's what it smells like. This smells like my dad! Now, I like my dad, but I wouldn't want to smell like him.
This smells like my father after he brushed his teeth with Colgate, swished some Listerine around in his mouth, and slapped on some 'Lectric Shave.
He smelled kinda gross.
It has a peppery smell to it I don't like, I guess it's patchouli?
This is gross
it smells like toothpaste
and a men's cologne
from fragrantica: a modern chypre fruity, with green top notes, tiger orchid, sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli.
it smells like some sort of menthol, or toothpaste or licorice smell---can't quite put my finger on it, but it smells like chemicals. maybe it's the Patchouli, but this smells unpleasant.
as mentioned, it smell's like a men's cologne. I might like this on a man.
I guess I'm just into really sweet scents 'cause this and Vera Wang Lovestruct are my faves for wintertime. It smells really girly, sugary and delicious :)
A lot of reviews say this is a heavy perfume but it's quite the opposite. I think it's a light summery perfume. The smell is lovely and lasts a while as well. The price is quite expensive though. I think I paid £60-70 for a bottle. It's a little pricey. For ages this was the only perfume I used. I can't buy it all the time due to the cost of it but it's lovely as a little treat. If you've got the money for it then you might as well. I would most definitely buy this again. No doubt about that. However you don't need a lot of it. Too much and it starts to be a bit icky sort of thing. I love this perfume!
I don't know -- I have mixed feelings about Jimmy Choo. On paper, this is everything I should love. It's my type of fragrance, and the notes sound fabulous -- but the sum of its parts? Not so much. For me, there's just something *wrong* in this scent, but I'm not sure what it is.
Here's the description from Fragrantica.com:
"Jimmy Choo fragrance, described as "feminine yet empowering, with a lot of sensuality to it", was developed in cooperation with Inter Parfums and the famous perfumer from IFF Olivier Polge. The seductive composition is a modern chypre fruity, with green top notes, tiger orchid, sweet toffee caramel and Indonesian patchouli."
It's like they left the toffee in the pan too long, and it burnt to a black crisp. Combine the charred toffee note with some sort of harsh chemically tar / coal / varnish note (is that the "Indonesian" patchouli?) -- then maybe add leather? -- and wrap it up in a pretty ambery/woody base (a base like Prada or Coromandel) -- and to me you have Jimmy Choo.
IMO, there are funky offensive non-perfumey burnt &/or chemical notes in the mix, like from a manufacturing plant -- maybe some sort of varnish used to process shoe leather? These bizarre notes almost ruin Jimmy Choo for me -- but not quite. I like it (sort of), but I don't love it. 90% good and 10% bad, but that 10% skews the entire fragrance.
To me, it's hard to love and hard to be around -- and the throw is strong, and the scent can fill a room -- and people might wish you'd just go away. They might talk about your perfume behind your back and wrinkle their noses and say "eww, what is she wearing?". I think you have to be a little brave to wear this in public, esp in close quarters.
If this hadn't had "Jimmy Choo" on the label, I don't think it would have sold well -- I think it's the name that drives this scent and why people give it second chances, third chances, etc. After all, it's "Jimmy Choo" -- it has to be great, right?. Plus, those of us who don't want pink fruity florals have so little else to choose from -- this has been one of only a handful of new launches in the deep/sultry/woody category lately. I wish perfumers would launch more of this type -- but make them better than this.
Having read all the reviews I went out and bought a bottle. Have to say to me it smells just ordinary and nothing special at all. Its smells quite cheap. It lasts about 30 mins on me and then I cannot smell it at all. It is very subtle so cannot understand those that say its for night time.To me its very subtle and more of a daytime perfume. I have bought perfume at £10 that smelt better than this. Its smells more like a air freshener. No not for me.
I tested both the EDP and EDT. I prefer the EDT, as it has a lighter and more feminine smell. The ingredients are spicy, yet delicate, and sort of teasing. Combinations of orange, pear, orchid, toffee, and Indonesian patchouli are very interesting. Someone once said that it smells similar to Gucci Guilty, which makes sense since I love that perfume too.
The bottle is simple and looks really expensive. On your vanity, it is definitely not one that will be missed. Other than that, the scent of the EDP lasts as long as the EDT. It is probably the reason why the price difference is minimal between the two. DEFINITELY a SEXY perfume, as most men/women have commented. Try it out on your skin and see.
Overall, I really recommend this perfume. The price is way up there. But it is Jimmy Choo! And if you look around, you can get it for a steal. One of my HGs! Don't know what some reviewers are talking about...if your grandma wears this stuff, she is one SEXY lady!
I purchased this and ended up giving it to my mom. She LOVES it (she is 60- but a VERY young 60). When I smell this on other girls, I recongnize it immediatley, and I immeditaley think "classy girl" LOL. This on me was just too much, but perhaps it's because I don't go out enough therefore tend to stick to simpler, everyday scents. I would NEVER recommend this for day use... even if you are at a day wedding. This is a very night time, grown-up perfume (not 'mature'), and should be treated as such, because it can be overwhelming. When I purchased it I bought the large perfume, lotion and the rollerball. Turns out all 3 of those will last you a lifetime, because one application of any of those 3 will last you all day, and then some.
I have this product in the Eau de Parfum and I received it as a gift a while ago.To give you some background, I am not a person that has a lot of perfumes or wears one everyday so my descriptions may be a little off, but I tend to like lighter, somewhat floral smells. I do NOT like anything vanilla or musky smelling. For example, the first perfume I ever bought and still one of my favorites is Curious by Britney Spears (I have been meaning to repurchase for too long) - I love the smell of sunflowers. Also, I recently was given The Donna Karen scent, Cashmere Mist, and I do not like it at all - it smells almost like baby powder to me. So now that you have an idea of where I'm coming from...
I didn't realize before looking up the ingredients what scents were in this, but I am surprised that it contains a hint of pear, tiger orchid, toffee caramel, and Indonesian patchouli (among other things)! I have to say, when I first smelled this perfume I was not in love with it. However, after having it on for some minutes it must have changed slightly, or really grew on me because I still use it to this day!! Now, I really do love this scent. It does have some floral notes, but also has an earthy balance. It's not exactly a delicate smell, yet it IS feminine... it just smells sexy ;) To me, this is not a scent that is super light or super heavy- it is definitely noticeable but it's a great mix. It also lasts for a VERY long time, especially if I spray it on my clothes.
This perfume gets points for its packaging because I love the textured look and feel of the bottle. I have the 40 ml size and the price averages around $40-50 (I had to look it up since it was a gift). It is definitely worth it because all you need is 1-2 sprays and you're good for the day - I've had mine for about 2 years and I am just about done with the bottle (although I don't wear it everyday). I know I will be sad when I run out.
All I can really say is that this perfume has a very unique smell (in a really good way) and is wearable for women of any age. DEFINITELY worth trying out if you like a really nice, different scent that is wearable for day or night, is not overpowering, and will last a long time.
I love Thierry Mugler's Angel (and all of its flanker-babies) and all of Reminiscence's gourmand patchoulis, so I figured I'd like the toffee & patchouli combo in this. But I don't like this at all. The toffee/chocolate in this smells strange and stale, and the floral & green notes add a weird, sharp, perfumey bitterness that just smells gross to me. The patchouli is strong at first and more subtle after an hour, but it's a very dry, slightly powdery variety that I don't care for either.
I tried to wear this for a full day and give it a real chance, but it was making me sick to my stomach and I had to wash it off around the 2 hour mark. It's like stale chocolate, cheap & powdery headshop patchouli, and a weird mix of bitter green & floral notes. Not good.
When I smelled the scent in one of the magazine strips, it lured me in. I immediately went out and purchased a bottle, but this is a bit too strong and masculine for me. I'm pretty much a gourmand kind of lady, so this just didn't make the cut. But to each his own, right?