Product Type: Joop! fragrances
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'SPLASH' it on sparingly!
Joop Splash Men Eau de Toilette
Member Name: pacinofan79
Joop Splash Men Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Very pleasant daytime fragrance.
Disadvantages: Not unique enough
Well I consider myself to be somewhat of an amateur expert on fragrances these days, having been an ardent user of men's fragrances consistently for the past 16 years, and doing much research on a product before I (excuse the pun) splash the cash!
The original Joop has been a consumer favourite for many years now and used to be one of my favourites, but it has quite simply become dated and overused far too much to be a stand out contender any more, so when a new Joop fragrance is released I am always very curious to see the end result. For this latest Joop offering I would of liked something a bit edgy, a departure away from the fresh fruitiness that seems to be the core of every Joop scent up until now, but I guess with the name Joop splash that was never going to be the case, and it isn't! That's not to say it's a bad fragrance, just not that different to any of it's predecessors.
The bottle itself is cute, nothing spectacular, ergonomic in it's design I guess to represent water, it's a medium green/blue colour glass bottle with a silver plastic lid, and it does stand out amongst the other bottles on my shelf. This scent comes in 40ml, 75ml and 115ml sizes. In terms of pricing this is a mid range fragrance product, prices varying between £24 - £40 for the various pack sizes, prices are in more detail at the bottom of the page.
The scent itself is definitely more of a summer fragrance as the name would suggest. When sprayed onto the skin the first thing you will notice is an overwhelming melon type scent, this is due to the mixture of the top notes of cassowary fruit and coriander, it is a very pleasant and fresh scent as long as it is applied sparingly as it can be too strong. After 30 minutes or so the top notes dry down quite nicely to reveal the hearty middle notes of calypsone and cardamom, these really are the heart of the scent and are fresh but velvety, spicy but still retaining the fruitiness of the top notes. After a few hours when dry down is fully complete you are left with the base notes of labdanum and cedar, again this is a very pleasant smell, woody but again still retaining some of that fruitiness in the form of almost a chocolate orange type smell.
Overall this is a very pleasant fragrance, very fresh and fruity with woody undertones and I would think it would please most consumers. It does however lack the impact that the original Joop had on the fragrance market but as one of fragrances all time top sellers the original is always going to be very hard to beat. And splash does go against the current trend which has seen a return to the scents of the 70's, the smoky, woody, peppery, very masculine type fragrances which have been a welcome change to the saturated fruity fragrance dominance of the male fragrance market.
As I have said, this is a very pleasant fragrance and one that I wear mainly for daytime use, it stands alongside many of it's fruity competitors and holds up well against them but the downside is that this, is yet another fruity scent that is in no way edgy or unique enough to be a stand out leader in the male fragrance market that is shifting towards a more masculine earthy trend. For me it is not really elegant enough to wear as evening scent but is definitely a fragrance worth wearing in the daytime.
Joop Splash eau de toilette is available from all good fragrance outlets, though amazon is the cheapest I have found at the time of writing this review.
Amazon prices for the Eau de toilette spray are as follows: £24.45 for the 40ml bottle
£31.45 for the 70ml bottle
£39.95 for the 115ml bottle
also available in aftershave splash and deodorant.
Summary: A summary, fruity scent that is very pleasant but not quite offering anything new
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