Product Type: Jimmy Choo fragrances
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Not Too Flashy!
Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum
Member Name: dkm1981
Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Universal and very nice smell, very long lasting, excellent value for money
Disadvantages: Bottle not the best, not cheap
With this fragrance, Jimmy Choo says you can 'be the shining star at every party with the ultimate accessory from Jimmy Choo, the perfect companion for the party girl in us all'. I don't know about that particular claim, but I do know that this newest fragrance from his collection is actually quite nice. I wasn't blown away by the original scent (the one in the pink box and bottle); I thought it was OK but nothing special. Flash is in fact very similar, but it has a bit of an edge that for me makes it better.
Not usually one for describing the packaging, I think it is important to give it a mention with regards to perfumes as the packaging and bottle is important to some people. This is where the perfume lets itself down for me because I don't like the bottle. It looks cheap and tacky to me to be honest and I don't know what the connection between it and the name or the selling angle of party accessory is to be honest. The bottle is square with a fairly large rounded lid that looks like a UFO perched on the top of it. The bottle has a light purple (maybe even lilac) colour to it and it has little dents in it. Perhaps it is supposed to look like a camera flash maybe. In fact that is probably it. If you aren't a photography expert and you squint your eyes when you look at the bottle, maybe it does look like a flash. I don't like it though.
The box that it comes in is quite funky though and does fit the party girl image more. It is a small perfectly square box that is silver in colour with a glittery effect to it. It would make it a great gift or treat for a special occasion.
White Flower, Turbose
Pink Pepper, Tangerine, Strawberry
Obviously this is the important bit and, like I said, I think it does smell fairly similar to the original fragrance, but this one is a little bit more special to me really. I think it is quite a universal fragrance and it would suit most people. It is floral but not overly so. I'm more of a fruity fragrance kind of person and I find floral perfumes a bit sickly, but this one is not too strong and so I really like it. Presumably this is the tangerine and strawberry of the top notes taking effect and I think it works really well, whilst I can't actually detect the individual smells of the fruity bits, they clearly are present in a way that they balance out the flowery other notes, which would probably be too strong and overpowering without them.
To me it smells a bit like a toned down bouquet of flowers but combined, but one that is sat next to a bowl of fruit. I know it might seem a like a bit too much in one smell but it works really well because neither of the separate smells overpowers the other and they are both quite natural smelling.
I think the perfect combination the heart, top and base notes means that it is a fragrance you will like whether you prefer fruity or floral scents to be honest because they are a perfect balance to my mind (and to my nose!) and they work well together to make it a fragrance that will suit either preference.
It think it is a scent that you can wear day or night too. It is natural enough thanks to the fruity touches that you can wear it during the day and especially during summer without it being too heavy or overpowering. It is strong enough though that you can wear it on a night out without it getting lost and it also the slightly heavier floral notes mean that it is suitable for winter months too - what more can you want from a perfume?!
This is another area where Jimmy Choo Flash gets a thumbs up from me because it really does last well, especially when you compare it to other fragrances. It is an Eau De Parfum, so you would expect it to be a bit stronger, but even so it has an admirable durability. For example, yesterday I sprayed a little bit on either wrist when I started work at 5am and I my mum commented that I smelled nice when I went to give her a hug last night at about 9pm. I don't know about you, but I was pretty impressed with that because, whilst it doesn't smell overly strong when you first spray it, it was certainly still strong enough to smell indirectly a good 16 hours after applying it. The last fragrance I had was the Marc Jacobs Daisy and that didn't last anywhere near as long as this one does. The fact that I can still smell Flash on myself hours after I have applied it is a good sign for me because I can very rarely smell perfumes on myself even after just a couple of hours of wearing them, so I was very impressed by this.
===Availability and Price===
As is usually this case, this fragrance is available in various sizes, prices and places. You can expect to pay an RRP of £36 for the 40ml bottle, £46 for the 60ml bottle and £62 for the 100ml bottle. At the time of writing, you can save 50p on each of these prices and get a free gift with the two bigger bottles at the perfumes shop or go to Debenhams and save up to 16% in their sale on all three bottles. You can save considerably more obviously if you are going on holiday and you get it either on the plane or in the airport, where it is widely available because it is such a new fragrance to the market. Look at spending around £30 on the 40ml bottle in either of these places - well worth looking out for! It isn't the cheapest product on the market but I think value for money wise it really is excellent because it is so long lasting and you really don't need very much of it at a time.
I would absolutely recommend this fragrance because it is a really flexible and universal fragrance in my mind. If you liked the original, I am pretty sure you will like this and if you don't know what the original smelt like, I don't think you can really go wrong with Flash because it is very nice smelling and not at all overpowering, it isn't overpriced and it lasts really well. Recommended.
Summary: Great all round fragrance