“I’d catch a grenade for you…” so says Bruno Mars.
Foolhardy really. Its suicidal – grenades blow you to smithereens!
But I could not help that lyric popping into my head when I took a look at the bottle of the new Jimmy Choo fragrance.
Do you not think it looks a little like a grenade? Granted, a beautifully cut glass pale pink grenade but one nonetheless? Or is it me just being peverse again?
This is one of the new perfumes on the block and has been available locally since October 2011. I’ve spotted it at airport duty free stores since earlier this year and I believe its been available elsewhere earlier this year too. You won’t miss the bottle – its a pink grenade remember? – and it comes in a pink python print box to resemble Jimmy Choo python skin shoes.
Most of us Malaysians are proud of Jimmy Choo – the Malaysian born couture shoe designer who made good in London after the late Princess Diana cited him as one of her favourite shoe designers. But what most people may not realise is that the brand that carries his name is in fact, no longer helmed by him. He sold it off quite many years ago and the brand was pushed up and onto the Hollywood A-list and red carpets by Tamara Mellon. Incidentally, the brand’s been sold on again and just a few days ago, the news broke that Tamara Mellon is leaving Jimmy Choo. Ah the intrigues of the fashion corporate world. I can’t keep up
What we know is that the brand continues making shoes and now, fragrances too!
The Jimmy Choo fragrance comes in 2 types – Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette. Interestingly, both smell markedly different so its not just a case of one being lighter or more long lasting than the other. I found the Eau de Parfum too sweet for my liking, preferring the lighter crisper scent of the Eau de Toilette.
That said, both fragrances tend towards being a little sweet. The Eau de Parfum has a slightly warmer sexier sort of feel to it, but the muskier notes did not appeal to my senses. The Eau de Toilette sharper and sweeter and less floral.
As with many fragrances, I find that the Jimmy Choo fragrance (which incidentally does not smell of leather or sweaty feet – thank goodness!) would wear better in a cooler environment. Wear this in Fall or Winter and it’ll be lovely. Here where its hot all the time, wear this in a cool air-conditioned environment. Wear this while walking in the hot sun, and it loses its magic. You start to lose yours too once you catch sight of your bedraggled appearance in a window
The EdT and EdP bottles are different – one’s darker, one more pale and it also comes in a body wash and a body lotion so you can layer on your fragrances.
Tip: If you like a lighter less obtrusive scent, get perfumed body washes. They stay on your skin long enough to make you smell nice yet isn’t as strong as a perfume so people are left thinking you just naturally smell that good. Plus its cheaper too!
I don’t know enough about perfumes to tell you about notes and nuances. So I’d suggest you check this one out for yourself at the local perfume counters…. and please tell me if it doesn’t make you want to “catch a grenade”
Jimmy Choo EdT retails from RM163/40ml and the EdP from RM187/40ml. It also comes in a body wash and body lotion. Prices unknown.