Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum

7th October 2014

Jimmy Choo

I thought I’d do something new here at empfire. I though I’d review some perfume seen as I’ve just obtained a new bottle of Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum. Here goes nothing.

The packaging is really not to my liking. The snake skin print looks tacky and the inner box is that horrible pink colour that old ladies wear. You know which shade of pink I mean. ;) The font on the box makes it looks like a fake (which I can assure you it isn’t) and overall it’s just not exciting. The packaging doesn’t scream “designer brand”, rather more “cheap and cheerful”. It’s a shame really.

This bottle is the 40ml (retailing at around £39.99) and is quite adorable. It’s dinky and the perfect size for your handbag. It is also available in 60ml and 100ml, as well as being available in Eau de Toilette form in all three sizes too.

To me, this Jimmy Choo perfume seems to have a fruity scent to it with perhaps a hint of vanilla. The smell is quite strong just after application, but a little goes a long way and smell is long lasting yet subtle. It’s not overpowering but I’m still able to smell it even with my cold and blocked nose.

Overall I would rate this perfume a 4 out of 5. While I love the scent, and I like to have a change now and then, the Jimmy Choo perfume doesn’t have such a distinctive smell like my favourite perfume; Armani Code. Also, the designers need to try harder with that packaging!

If you are interested in purchasing this perfume, Amazon seems like the cheapest place to buy it. Don’t worry, this post isn’t sponsored. I’m not going to force you to hand your money over to Amazon. :P

What’s your favourite scent/perfume?

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  1. Bea

    My favorite perfume is Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue. Their scent is very distinctive for my nostrils. But what I like to all designer perfumes, no matter how fruity or sweet their scent, it’s not too strong.

    • Holly

      I’ve tried Dolce and Gabbana The One, which I love, but not the Light Blue one yet. Will have to give it a go next time I’m in a department store. :)

  2. Sasha

    I don’t use perfumes; all those I tried, even though some were classified as delicate or light or sweet, always smelled too strong and heavy and I kept feeling the smell in my nose…not a pleasant smell. :S

    Instead, I tend to use deodorants a lot; I’ve tried many before finding the one with a fragrance I like, Dove Go Fresh. It’s based on pomegranate and cucumber, and I find it really nice and fresh but not overly sweet. :)

    • Holly

      I use deodorants too but I find the smell doesn’t last long enough. I have to layer up with perfume and deodorants, haha!

  3. Cat

    That’s a cute bottle, but it doesn’t look like the packaging matches! Fruity with a hint of vanilla sounds like a nice scent. I don’t really use perfumes, but I do like fruity body sprays/mists once in a while.

  4. Jamie

    The perfume bottle looks absolutely adorable! I’m not fond of perfume. To an extent it will make me turn my nose if it’s sprayed on heavily. I do; however, like the scent of Victoria Secret’s “Love Spell” and my stepmother’s brand “Wind-Song”. All relatively cheap perfume, but hey. That’s what I like.

    RE: I’m sorry that you weren’t into music at a young age. Everyone is different. I’ve always wanted to play the piano or the violin, as at the time, I had braces and was not able to play some of the instruments. The sucky thing was, my younger sister got to play the violin as her school offered lessons. We could never afford piano lessons as my father and I were living from paycheck to paycheck, as times were hard.

    • Holly

      I can’t stand it when people use too much perfume either. I just spray once on my neck and then rub it from there on to my wrists. A little goes a long way. :)

  5. C

    I don’t think I’ve ever spent any $$$ on designer perfumes before…I stuck with Victoria Secret’s Pure Seduction perfume for some time now. Maybe I should start with different scents and start looking into designer perfumes! I think I might look into the Armani Code as that sticks out to me more. Do you like their lotions too?

    • Holly

      I usually get perfume as presents from family because I’m too tight to buy my own, haha!

      I’ve not tried any of their lotions but I have tried Armani Code bubble bath which has come as a part of the perfume gift set.

  6. ik hou zo erg van deze parfum! liefs