A while back I reviewed Loewe Quizas Quizas Quizas and labelled my review “Death By Red Berries”. Lately however, I have learned not to discount an ingredient due to previous disappointment, so I gave Jimmy Choo Blossom a fair hearing (or sniffing to be exact).
Sadly, it did indeed open with red berries and very little else to my nose. It reminded me of the kind of bubble bath bubbles my two sons, aged five and eight have a penchant for. Imagine if there were a very inexpensive bubble bath called “Cherry Bubble Gum Strawberry” or some such. You now have in your head my precise interpretation of the sickly, fruity, vinyl opening notes of Jimmy Choo Blossom. But! (and there’s a big but!) Hold the front page! I have more to say.
I wore this today when I took my sons to the park. I could feel the sun’s rays on my arm making my skin hot and I decided to have a sniff of the Jimmy Choo Blossom I had applied an hour or so before coming out. It was starting to change. It was still synthetic, but the berries were dying down and something interesting was happening that I couldn’t put my finger on. A few hours later we were back at home and I sniffed again. The basenotes are lovely. A combo of sandalwood and musk makes for a very feminine and less bubblegum finishing touch that I would happily wear and buy. The red berries are like a trace of faint soap from the morning, but the sandalwood and musk are much more palatable.
After a three hour wait for something nice, this is a bit like having to sit through a pantomime to get to the Chekhov, so I won’t be buying a ticket to this romp anytime soon.
This is sold widely: You can try Amazon UK, Boots, John Lewis or Sephora.com. Prices are around £32 for 40ml. My sample is from the wonderful Perfume Society Beautiful Blossoms Discovery Box, which is all about the flowers.