Jimmy Choo • Jimmy Choo • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
this perfume is a pungent, floral, spicy thick scent with a hint of very heavy sweetness. it has leather in the notes which is responsible for that pungent kick.
this is one of my favourite scents, however only in cold weather.
i first smelt this in late winter and fell absolutely in love with it and sprayed it every time i saw it on stands in shops. so i requested it for my birthday (late May). the whilst using it in the summer, i hated it. the humid atmosphere mixed with the leather in this scent made me feel queezy. someone even commented i was wearing too much perfume. and lastly it just had NO staying power in the heat. it was just too sickly.
so now the autumn is back and the atmosphere is cold again, i love using it again. it lasts a long time and every time i catch a whiff of it on myself, i just feel so extravegant and cosy. this scent is so comforting and rich.
i would recommend this if you like spicy, unique, musky, sweet scents, and if you don't live in a consistently hot and humid country!
would buy again.
sidenote: the bottle looks gorgeous on my dresser. like a kaleidoscope!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Jimmy Choo is a heavy, dressy, powdery, earthy, sweet patchouli fragrance. Pear and patchouli stand out most to me, with just an occasional hint of the toffee note. If I spray the EDP into the air and catch a small drift on my arm for a very diffuse application, this is just the right amount. Sprayed directly onto skin or otherwise applied directly onto skin resulted in too much fragrance for me. Absolutely delicious at any time of year for any occasion, providing you don't get too much on. If you like Coco Mlle edp, Prada Tendre, or Flowerbomb, or other sweet patchouli fragrances, you might like Jimmy Choo. I can see the comparisons to Flowerbomb, but JC is heavier, woodier, and muskier, whereas Flowerbomb is lighter and more vanilla-patchouli. Update 1/2013 -- I got the Jimmy Choo body cream and am absolutely loving it. Highly scented, the fragrance is very true to the EDP, but I have much better control on fragrance application and intensity. I need to apply more often, but that's not a problem. I'd rather apply more often than risk getting too much fragrance on.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I can understand the comparisons to Flowerbomb to a point. However, Jimmy Choo is much more feminine than Flowerbomb. To me Flowerbomb has a rough, masculine edge to it where Jimmy Choo does not. Jimmy Choo has rounded edges where Flowerbomb has sharp angles. Flowerbomb is a leather biker jacket where Jimmy Choo is a white lace dress or a billowey wedding dress. Jimmy Choo is for proper ladies who enjoy going to afternoon teas where Flowerbomb is for the lady of questionable character or even a dandy man. Jimmy Choo has that nice powderey, patcholi effect but it is not as harsh as Flowerbombs. All in all a very nice first scent from Mr. Choo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Given a bottle as a gift. I have a bottle of Flowerbomb and prefer this over Jimmy Choo. When I first smelt JC it was ok, wasn't really that captivated. However, it's been about an half an hour now and I now have a headache. Flowerbomb is more clearer and JC has a more musky deep smell. To me it smells like perfume which has been sprayed and all the windows are closed. This is not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can understand the comparison to flower bomb however, this one has more depth in a very good and mysterious way - A prettiness which offsets the sweetness. It reminds me of a vintage perfume called Reverie which is also very beautiful and unusual.
Update: This pretty scent morphs into a masculine mess. So disappointing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Sexy in a very coded, generic way. Has some depth, albeit in very familiar waters. Good sillage and lasting power but seriously unoriginal.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got this as as a sample from Nordstrom because they had it on pre-sale. Well, it was OK. It's a nice, sweet floral scent, and that's about all I can really say about it. It's inoffensive, but it veers a little too closely for my tastes to Sweet Pea by Bath and Body Works. It isn't a Flowerbomb knockoff at all. The best Flowerbomb knockoff IMO is Hanae Mori No. 4. This is just a young scent in a cute bottle. I wouldn't return it if someone gave me a bottle, and I'd use it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a bottle of this either. It's just ok. It DOES last a long time though! It lasted a whole day at work for me, and then some.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
The minute I smelled this lovely sweet fragrance I knew I had to own it!
This very sweet sexy fragrance smells beautiful and lasts a long time, it is on the stronger side and it's very summer like but can be worn all year round. This to me is similar to T.M Angel in the sense that it's strong and it's in the same sweet family but it's more of a warm weather fragrance unlike Angel it's stricktly a cold weather perfume.
I love everything about Jimmy Choo...........the sweetness, the sexiness and the way the fragrance lasts..........it screams confidence, good taste and luxury.........it's a fragrance any woman can wear and know she smells divine........it's a fragrance that makes you feel sophisticated and classy without making it obvious.
I will always have this perfume in my fragrance collection.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
As a seasoned Flowerbomb user, I really don't understand the comparisons, at least not to Flowerbomb in the eau de parfum formulation. I know the eau de toilette is peachier and more like Tresor, so perhaps that's the root of it.
Anyway, I have found Jimmy Choo to be a thick and pungently sweet fragrance with a burnt peachy pear top and a sickeningly creamy middle, on a base of Dior's Dune.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume! My husband bought it for me, and I had no idea what it would smell like. It is the best perfume I have ever owned! It does go on a bit strong, so you really only need one spray, but that actually makes the bottle last longer. Also, considering it is Jimmy Choo, it isn't that expensive compared to other designer scents. I would definitely recommend this to other women.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I LOVE IT!! ITS SO SWEET BUT SEXY
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had a whiff of this from a magazine strip and loved it, so I went to Holts to test it out.
Jimmy Choo is exactly what I always wanted Flowerbomb to be. It is sweet in a gentle way with a touch of sexiness, depth and sophistication. I never grew to love Flowerbomb because I found it too sweet and loud.
I guess if you are looking for something entirely unique and different, Jimmy Choo would not be for you as it is basically a more refined version of Flowerbomb. But for those of you who like Flowerbomb, I encourage you to give Jimmy Choo a try!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
My first impression of JIMMY CHOO EDP was the thought that I've lost the plot a bit and had picked up a bottle of Viktor & Rolf' Flowerbomb instead; Both perfumes share a strong top note of green tea, that's both zesty/fresh and sweet. The green tea is strong enough to hide any other notes used except for a brief burst of bergamot, and as that is also citrussy it compliments the green tea nicely.
After five minutes or so fruity notes of raspberry and pomegranate [?] develop and start to overpower the green tea, so the remaining green notes soon disperse. However the key scent note in the perfume's heart is the orchid, which is also sweet and seems to add a slight hint of spice [despite the tea, fruits and orchid notes the perfume isn't nearly as sweet as a lot of today's scents are]. The orchid is well developed mingles nicely with the fruit notes, so I'm only guessing when I suggest that the heart also contains notes of mimosa and rose, which gives everything a softly powdered sensation.
The base continues the sweet and creamy theme, so it helps prolong the wear of the orchid notes. I can pick out a musky sandelwood blend, but can't detect the patchouli [no loss there]. I'm not sure what I expected for toffee and caramel really, but what I got is a soft creamy vanilla mix. As mentioned above it's sweet, but not sickly and is subtle compared to many other fragrances on the market.
Scent notes; "green top notes", tiger orchid, sweet toffee, caramel and Indonesian patchouli.
The lasting power of a perfume tells you all you need to know about the quality and JIMMY CHOO comes out on top in this regard; I can still smell it faintly on my skin after a working day, so you get around eight hours wear [no 'touch ups' needed].
It is fresh at first and is easy to wear, plus it is inoffensive to my work colleagues, so it is a good choice for an every day perfume, especially since I don't need to 'freshen up'. I also think it is a good choice for nights out as it's fun and flirty; Just remember that it goes close to the skin quite quickly so other peoples fragrances will drown it out.
When I read about this release last autumn I wasn't eager to try it, 'green' notes and fruits at this time of year? No thanks. But as the fruits are so edible and quite sweet and the base is warm, soft and creamy, I do think that the effect makes a lovely autumn/winter fragrance. The zing of the top notes combined with the flirteness of the sweet notes have made JIMMY CHOO my go-to perfume as we head into spring too, the contrasts in it just seem to give me a get-up-and-go vibe.
As it was only released at the start of 2011 I don't yet know how it will wear during summer; But I'm going to guess that as the green tea and fruits are rich and the sweetness is kept to a minimum it will still be very wearable.
After weeks of daily trips to Boots to scrounge for test strips, JIMMY CHOO has been my sole purchase this year [post-Christmas and new year doesn't count in my book] and I've been wearing it non-stop and still love it as much as when I first tested it. As I've mentioned a few times this is reminiscent of Viktor & Rolf' Flowerbomb. Funnily enough one of the perfumer's who worked on this also worked on Flowerbomb.
I want to further assure people that although this is a sweet perfume, it's sweet in a flirty, soft way, not in a "OMG, I'm in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory" way. It knows where to draw the line between "come closer" sensuousness and something that strongly resembles Calpol.
But - although this is a perfect fit for me - I have to say that I don't think this perfume was inspired by and developed for Jimmy Choo customers; As I've said this does bring at least one other fragrance to mind, so this has been developed for mass-market - which is what Jimmy Choo is most definitely not.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
S E X Y. I like different fragrances for different occasions. This one is without a doubt for someone looking for a sexy perfume. Great sillage, long lasting, and just pure animalistic sexiness!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Based on a "Vanity Fair" fragrance strip, I am liking this very much, enough, in fact, to purchase a bottle. It does remind me of something else but can't quite recall what. To me, the bottle is reminiscent of both "Flowerbomb" and the old YSL "Paris". Can't wait to try on a spritz to see exactly how the real stuff smells and how long it lasts on the skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I loved the smell of this when I first put it on, but after a couple of hours, the patchouli was too strong, and I smelled a little too hippie-ish. It might wear differently on you with your body chemistry, so try before you buy!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this fragrance. Its a fruity chypre. I can see the comparison to play intense but to say the two are even close is a major fallacy by those who know fragrance. Choo is much more complex and interesting. It has pear and mandarin notes that mix with an interesting toffee note. Then patchoulli and sandlewood warm it up. Its heady. If your one of those girls that just want to smell simple and fresh this isn't for you. Its no Light Blue. It has a personality. So should the woman who wears this. Oh and men happen to love it. But I like it too much to care. If your chemistry reacts well to gourmands like mine does than try this one out.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Agree with the "headache in a bottle poster". Scent is very strong -- tried to wash off with soap and water, and couldn't remove. Then tried to cover it up with a scent I like, and that did't work. The first sniff has a bit of pear in it, which is nice, but other ingredients overwhelm. I prefer gourmand scents, like Lann-Ael.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Instant headache in a bottle. Scent is nothing special.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
When I smelled this I thought it reminded me of something I had tested recently. Over the holidays I almost bought Givenchy Play Intense, well this is it in a different bottle. The bottle is an obvious copy of Flowerbomb... and now the fragrance is exactly like a Givenchy perfume. What are they thinking? Olivier Polge also created Flowerbomb. If I were you, I'd buy the Givenchy because they are known for their lasting power and quality in fragrances. Jimmy Choo is by Inter Parfums. I have worked in the perfume industry, and no it was not behind a counter. So, I can honestly say that I know quite a lot about perfumes from the notes down to the bottle designer. With thousands of fragrances released every year, there are bound to be copies made. It does not matter if they have the same notes or not. The way fragrances are mixed, it is the end result that can mimic another scent. Jimmy Choo is still a baby company. It was founded in 1996. The Play Intense and Flowerbomb similarities are obvious. It did take them four years to debut this perfume, and it looks like someone beat them to the punch. The only difference is that Jimmy Choo is more intense and will be too strong for some women. I do not shy away from perfumes, but it will surround you with a cloud of fragrance. Be careful in elevators and cars because it can be too much at once.