I'll be honest -- I'm both confused at the reviews here and the notes listed in this fragrance.
I was reading Marie Claire when I happened to find an advert of this. I opened it noncommittally and rubbed it onto my wrist, and I was very pleasantly shocked.
I don't get strawberry, pink pepper, or... well, any of those notes, really. It smelled like a collection of sweet flowers clinging to some unidentifiable creamy base. It eventually faded into a soft, sweet, powdery scent that lasted for quite some time.
I loved it, but I wouldn't buy it. It's not complex to me. It doesn't smell like what it's supposed to (not on me, anyway), and I'm not going to pay that much money when I could get something that does it's job.
It certainly is NOT disgusting, however.
FYI, most fragrances with any kind of "sweet" or "gourmand" base turn into vanilla/cream/powder on me, so it's probably just me. Test before you buy, kiddies.
Flash by Jimmy Choo
-one spritz and i had to run to wash the scent off of my wrist
-the scent is sharp- like harpoon sharp!
-not for me, not with my chemistry
The smell of this perfume is so bad I nearly threw up. I got a sample of it and after spraying it had to take a shower before I was sick. I bought a magazine that had a sample of this in it and I had to tear it out before I could keep reading. Awful awful awful.
I normally love sweet perfumes and get along well with them. Most of my perfumes are fruit and sweet florals, lots of Escada in there. This was just, ugh. No.
I love this fragrance! Brought this on a trip to Singapore on a whim, as I tried it walking around Duty Free and fell in love with this, There is a certain smell from my childhood in there. It is sweet and uplifting during the day and I have received many compliments when wearing it. I love the packaging too, the glittery box is super cute and the square bottle is lovely.
Flash is futuristic. It dazzles the nose with a sparkling and airy candy-like blend featuring citrus, strawberry and pink pepper. Youthful yet polished. The sillage can be huge and magical when you're walking about in a large open space. I expect you could get strangers following you, asking what fragrance you're wearing.
This scent has the odd characteristic of reminding me of an old teeny bopper Debbie Gibson cologn and yet also something...an older woman would wear. Also, its boring. No sale.
FLASH wasn't too bad upon first application; peppery strawberry and citrus fruits. The fruits notes are nice and realistic, but nothing original or special.
After ten minutes FLASH went from hum-hum to get-it-off-me. Tuberose is always bitter on my skin, so when it combines with the lingering citrus it turns into, err, cat pee. On me it does, anyway. Sorry; it's not a very descriptive review as I can't pick up any of the other scent notes as the tuberose seems to shut my nose down, so the damage is done.
After six hours or so the floral and citrus jumble dies down, leaving a light whisper of woods and violet, which is again nice, but nothing special.
Scent notes: strawberry, tangerine, pink pepper, tuberose, jasmine, white lily, heliotrope and blond wood.