Monday, 7 January 2013

Review: Jimmy Choo Flash!

When the original Jimmy Choo fragrance was launched a couple of years back, it caused quite a stir in the fragrance world. While it was a hit with many of my fellow bloggers and friends, I didn't fall in love with the scent myself, though I did love the bottle.
Well, their second scent has arrived, in the form of 'Flash': A less sweet, more floral concoction. The bottle is designed to emulate paparazzi flashbulbs, and the box is equally as glitzy. I love the box, but the bottle itself is not as nicely made as I expected, or as good quality as the first Jimmy Choo fragrance.
The scent itself is an effevescent floral, with top notes of strawberry, pink pepper and tangerine. It fools you in to thinking it will be fresher and fruitier than it really is. After it dries down, the heart notes of tuberose, jasmine and white lily come through, making it a little too sickly for my liking. 

Woody base notes make it a little more sophisticated, but for me, the strong floral heart is just too much. When it comes to staying power (like the first Jimmy Choo fragrance) this is great, but  in my case I'd prefer if it wasn't!
I've never been a fan of lily, so that might be where the problem is for me personally. Overall I was left dissapointed with this, just like the first time around.
Obviously perfume is immensely personal, and everyone likes different scents, so if you like strong floral fragrances (akin to Marc Jacobs Daisy) then this is worth a look, but if you're a gormand, sweet or sophisticated scent kind-of girl, I'm not sure you'll like this!

Jimmy Choo Flash will be available exclusively from Debenhams (UK) from 14th January, then nationwide from the 28th. It comes in 30ml, 60ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum priced at £36, £46 and £62 respectively.
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  1. It's probably wrong that I want this just because it would look beautiful with my other perfumes! Such a nice bottle!

    It actually sounds like it might be my kinda thing, I'll try to give it a sniff next time I'm near a perfume counter.

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  2. I've heard some good things about Jimmy Choo fragrances. I'm going to have a smell when I'm next at a counter x

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  3. Wow.. you really are descriptive when it comes to perfumes - and I do love sweet perfumes so this one sounds lovely to me.
    The price is quite a bit for what you are getting which is a bit of a shame - but can be expected because it is jimmy choo!
    Anyway lovely post fleur! :)
    Lots of love from Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
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  4. Packaging is so gorgeous ! Would love to try it , sounds to smell so good !

    x Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooo I want to try this!!

    Aimee
    Xoxo
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  6. The bottle is beautiful and I do like Marc Jacob's Daisy :) But like you I prefer sweet and girly scents xx

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  7. It's funny because I love and regularly wear Marc Jacobs Daisy but I'm not a fan of the first Jimmy Choo perfume. However, I hadn't even heard about this one until this post so I'll have to smell it next time I'm in town!

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  8. It's a shame that you don't like this! The bottle is lovely though :)

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    x

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  9. Drooling over this bottle haha! Maybe one day, when I'm rich!

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  10. Oooh I think this is worth a smell! I normally tend to stick with floral scents as opposed to fruity ones!

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  11. This bottle is very similar to elie saab edp !

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  12. I am going to at least try the smell of it, although I am someone who doesn't like smells that are too sickly either.

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  13. Wonderfully taken photographs of the product, it sells it very well!

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  14. haven't heard of it though but the jimmy choo scent wasn't my thing either. i think i will give it a sniff but nothing on this planet will ever be better than chloé or alien.
    xx

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  15. The bottle looks really nice!
    I would like to have a sniff of this :D!
    xx

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  16. I probably wouldn't like this, but the bottle is very pretty

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  17. Loveeee the packaging, it's so pretty.
    Definitely judging this book by its cover and going to have a sniff asap!

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    xx

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  18. I am so in love with the first jimmy choo perfume, so I need to try this, possibly, hehe

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  19. I love Daisy from Marc Jacobs so I will definitely give this one a go as well :) x

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  20. It's strange, I usually associate heavy scents with very sultry notes. But who knew a floral sweet thing like this could be so sweet, yet so heavy/longlasting. When I think floral, I think fresh :)

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  21. That bottle is so cute! :D I'm looking forward to sniffing this...it sounds like something I'd like :D

    Maybe they'll release a 3rd version soon? And you'll end up liking that one? Third time's the charm right? ;)

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  22. The bottle is definitely beautiful! This is a great post, very informative! I think I may just like this fragrance as I am drawn to floral scents....will definitely have to be on the lookout for it at the perfume counter. Thanks for the post Fleur!

    Hill
    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com

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  23. I can't wait to try this...I love the sparkly box!

    Sophie x

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  24. your description of it makes me smell it right now LOL. :)
    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  25. That bottle is beautiful! I really like sweet perfumes, so I'll have to go and have a sniff when it comes out :) xx

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  26. Ah well the bottle does look nice for what it is supposed to represent, but I guess if the scent is not for you then that is fine! I personally find myself to like sweet scents like taylor swirt, britney spears of vera wang, so I guess this one would not really suit me! You have taken really lovely pictures of the product though :)

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  27. Not sure if i will like this but the bottle looks so gorgeous, and i love marc jacobs one so i might!:)

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  28. Love the bottle! Can't wait to smell it in stores.

    Xxx

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  29. I love this scent, I recently got a free sample in the mail. But i have more than enough perfumes right now :(

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  30. Thanks for your honest reviews :)

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  31. Always liked more of a sweet scent myself, and I'm definitely not a fan of the bottle. Just seems the tiniest bit gaudy.

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  32. I personally like the first perfume that they made, I love sweet smelling perfumes however I do love Marc Jacobs Daisy so I may have to have a smell of it when it comes out!

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    x

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  33. ooo I can't wait to try this..I've always been a fan of these fragrances :)

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  34. My favourite perfume has to be Orange by Hugo Boss, I'm a huge fan of anything that smells of orange/satsuma!

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  35. I love the idea behind the bottle but I think its execution is all wrong.
    What a shame :(
    xx
    http://champagnelifestyleonalemonadebudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. I can't wait to smell this, I loved the first one!

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  37. Thank you for the review. I really liked the first one and bought it for my Mum for Christmas and she loved it so if they are quite contrasting fragrances, I doubt I will like this one but I will test it when it comes out.
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  38. Really like the bottle but glad you did a honest review!
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  39. great review! i love your videos and blog posts, i just started a new blog about fashion i would be so happy if you checked it out and maybe commented i need tips!
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  40. I'm not a fan of his perfumes at all, the first one gave me a massive headache! too sickly for me x

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  41. I love Marc Jacobs perfumes and have a few, but daisy is my least favourite, so I dont think this is for me!

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    x

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  42. The bottle looks gorgeous in the pictures but I dont think it'll be for me. I wasn't a fan of Daisy. Make me nauseous occasionally. :(
    -Shelley

    xxx

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  43. What a gorgeous bottle, I love the way it mimics the paparazzi lightbulbs!

    I'm more a fan of musky scents than super sweet scents, but I might give this one a sniff in Debenhams!

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  44. I have the original Jimmy Choo and it's lasted me for so long because I don't need to use too much of it, it sounds like this would be the same. I'm not a massive fan of the bottle but the box is nice! I'll have to hunt it out in Boots but perfumes that dramatically change their scent over time aren't really for me so I don't think I'll be buying!

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    xx

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  45. I received a sample today, and I don't usually buy perfumes like this but I must admit, this one takes my fancy, I think it's quite a unique smell but very nice and feminine. I could understand if this was bought by older people more than the young however, it does remind me of something my nan would wear, yet bizarrely I find myself putting the date in my calendar to get a big bottle!!!

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  47. This sounds amazing! Love the packaging, deyond amazing! <3 xo

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  48. Great review :)

    I might give this a smell the next time am near a perfume counter.

    Shauni x

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  49. I sometimes like floraly ones I will have to go and give this a smell soon! thanks for the info love the bottle. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  50. I love my floral scents! I think i'll have to check this one out for sure!
    xx
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  51. Does this remind you of Elizabeth Arden's Pretty Hot perfume? Not sure if you've smelled that though, I love that perfume to death. Anyway, if it has a similar kind of smell (does that even makes sense, maybe not), then I'll probably check it out. Hehe although I'm not sure if I can find anything Jimmy Choo anywhere near me.

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  52. The fragrance sounds amazing. The bottle is nice too; I love it! Another scent I use other than my pheromone cologne. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  53. Oh girl I like you and your videos sooo much and it makes me a bit sad that you don't like Jimmy Choo perfumes. The firs one is my absolute favorite and I think it describes me perfectly. :D Can't wait to smell this one...

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  54. Sounds amazing, would love to try this,
    x

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  55. Sounds quite nice :) xxx

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  56. I loved this when I tried it the other day but it could be 'cos I loved the bottle.
    Aesthetics is everything for me which is prob why I didn't care for the original Jimmy Choo- pretty much a flanker scent for V&R's Flowerbomb (made by same people, too).
    Love the photos, the box is way cute, too!

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  57. Le sujet de Jimmy Choo Eau Parfum est une question controversée . Je trouve moi-même constamment ramené à l' objet de Jimmy Choo Eau Parfum . Remarquablement Jimmy Choo Eau Parfum est annoncée par les commerçants et les banquiers d'investissement de même , conduit beaucoup à dire que ce est encore à recevoir la reconnaissance appropriée pour jeter les bases de la démocratie . Inévitablement Jimmy Choo Eau Parfum est souvent mal compris par le facilement conduire , qui sont susceptibles de former un bastion majeur dans la bataille inévitable pour cœurs et les esprits . Tenez vos chapeaux que nous commençons un voyage dans Jimmy Choo Eau Parfum .

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  58. Beautiful bottle, who cares what it smells like! Always waiting for shoe brands like Allen Edmonds to come out with some masculine scent!

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