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I have been using Joop products since I first discovered Joop go a long time ago. When looking on the Internet I noticed this one, Joop thrill. It looked nice and there had been lots of good reviews about it. So I decided to give it a go because all I had worn for years was Joop go. I went to my local perfume shop and asked to smell it. I thought I smelt really nice. It has a strong smell that is sweet. It seemed perfect so I bought a bottle.
The best thing about Joop thrill is that you can wear it as a day fragrance or a going out at night fragrance. it lasts all day and al night. Joop fragrances never fade away too much, the smell will last a long time. This shows quality! I hate it when you put other brands on and by the time you have gone out the door it doesn't smell at all.
As with Joop go, you don't need a lot to smell nice. One or two spays will do! Don't over spray because it's a waste and too much may be over powering.
I paid £26 for mine and I think that's a fair price for a quality smell. The colour is a kind of red and the bottle is really nice. The lid is a kind of sliver metallic colour and looks great on the shelf. I AM on my second bottle of this stuff and I think I will continue to use it. SuperDrug had a deal on for this not long ago and it was cheaper than normal. So have a good shop around. Sometimes height street stores are cheaper.
I would recommend this to any type of person who would like something simple. Which smells great. No one will be put off you with this smell. I bet compliments about my smell when I wear this, so I think that's a positive so I continue to wear it.
Could be a good idea for a present for your boyfriend/husband/dad/brother etc! Can't recommend it enough. It's perfect :)
Thanks for reading and I hope I helped you :)
Having previously been a Joop user (in fact, I do still keep a bottle on hand, although I tend to use Issey Miyake more), the idea of this Thrill version intrigued me. Knowing my penchant for sweeter smells, I thought it would sit quite well and provide a slightly different aroma than that of the original Joop or any other Joops fragrances I had tried before.
Joop is known for its sweetness and very distinct aroma, and I suppose like most scents, it's a love it or hate it style as it's quite strong and often takes over when there are other smells around. The Thrill is no different, and the instant you spray it you can tell it's Joop. What then becomes very important is to only use a small amount of the stuff, as excessive spraying can take it from sweet to sickly in an instant. The Thrill helps with this in comparison to the original, but at first I wasn't even sure there was anything different about it at all, such is the distinctive and individual nature of the brand's underlying strong smells.
I suppose it's the initial recognition that makes you wonder what the difference is, but after a while and with comparisons going back to the original scent, there's a subtle but vast difference. Thrill is somehow less invasive in terms of the effect it can have in a room, much more subtle with how the scents merge and dissipate into a room, I find. Initially, you have the harsher scents (as I find them) of things such as lavender and apple - again, subtle but most definitely there - and they're mixed with a more powerful sweet smell of vanilla, which is the element that lingers the most, I think. That initial subtlety is just enough to prevent the instant reaction of boyish association, as I believe that is what Joop kind of carries with it: an association with teens and early 20s in terms of fitting with a demographic. If anything, I'd say that this Thrill is ideal for the next demographic up, taking you into the 30s, which is where I am at the moment.
Or perhaps it's just me, and that it's where I find myself and my senses at the moment. The original Joop is still one I have there, as I do like the smell and it carries memories for me as well. As I said, at first the Thrill seems as if it's nearly a carbon copy of the original, but comparisons show that this is not the case. Sure, there are plenty of similarities, and why shouldn't there be? It is the same brand after all. But these similarities are subtle enough to establish a more.......shall we say 'mature' approach to the brand, and designed perhaps with a slightly older user in mind.
The scent will last for the majority of the day, and even once it has withdrawn from the air around you, there will still be a subtle sweet lingering on your clothes where it has settled over the course of the day. It doesn't react with my skin, although quite a few products do, and the only thing that the brand occasionally does is trigger my hayfever, but that's a different matter. I highly recommend this product from Joop. A spray bottle comes in at around the £40 mark for 100ml, which seems pretty standard for fragrances these days - just don't overdo it, make sure it lasts. You can also get a version for women, although I don't see myself trying this out or even getting it for my wife - she has different tastes. Recommended.
Joop seems to have been around for years now and is a well known and established brand. This was my first ever after shave and was given to me as a gift. It just so happens that I was also given a bottle of Joop from my staff team to help celebrate my birthday recently. I was very much appreciative of it especially as it still smelt good. This one was Thrill the new version of their fragrances. My only problem is apart from the name what has changed?
As things get older I my own opinion there are supposed to be improvements. Take a car for example. Each new model is normally better than the older one. Or at the very least there are added extras. I still remember the sweet fragrant smell of Joop. Everyone had it, everyone loved it at the time yet this fragrance has not moved on. Really I cannot tell the difference between this and the original all those years ago.
If you do not know what I am talking about then let me explain. It is a very sweet smell that some might actually find a little too female like for them. There is just enough of a pungent odour that makes it worthwhile for a man too where. I have recently started seeing this new girl and she has commented on how nice I smell so that is a good enough recommendation for me. However I do understand it won't be for everyone. The only way I can describe it is like walking into a bed of flowers and smelling the air. It is such a sensual smell that your either going to lobve or hate. I suppose the drink equiavalent would be a glass of baileys or maybe Malibu. Lovely but you will not want to put lots of it on otherwise it will be far too sickly.
The bottle comes in its trademark red and pink box and bottle with the distinctive Joop logo on the front. You will not fail to miss it in any shop and certainly stands out from the crowd.
Overall I still like this fragrance and it still has a lot of appeal. My only thought is if they do not change the smell or do something different in the next few years it is going to become dated and people will say things like ''Do you remember when everyone used to wear Joop.'' At the minute it still has credibility but I feel they need to make a distinctive change to their next range. That said at an affordable price which undercuts alot of the main brands at £20 then you can't go wrong right now.
The joop thrill for men of mine came in a fragrance set I had as a gift and it was a good aroma that I liked a lot. I had a small bottle of the joop thrill that looked like a miniature version of its big brother that can sell for £30/£34 as a 50ml eau de toilette.
The small bottle of joop thrill was a red one that was bright and stood out for me when I saw it on the mixed set. I knew I liked the normal joop and wore it a lot and the look of the joop thrill made it one of the first of the set I tried out. My small bottle was a splash type one with a plastic lid.
I was happy with how joop thrill reacted with the oils of my skin and it gave a warm aromatic smell that was really great on me. It smells woody and warm with lots of vanilla.
I had lots of positive comments about it when I wore it and that made me confident that it was as good as I thought.
In joop thrill there is lavender, apple and bergamot which reminds me a bit of the opening smell from azzaro. The joop thrill is different after that as I detect a lot of vanilla which is great and also sandalwood and warmth from the amber.
The combination of the oils and aromas in joop thrill go great on me and the warmth I get from this is good. When I wear joop thrill I can put some on early and it will still be there hours later just a bit lighter.
I think joop thrill is as good as the normal joop and the two suit me and last a long time when I put them on. I think joop thrill is a manly sexy aroma that I can wear for evenings as well as days and it will still suit my mood.
I would recommend joop thrill if you already like original joop because they are both great with similarities in some respects but different enough to make you want to get them both.
I am a big advocate of the Joop fragrances. You can also buy a woman's version of this fragrance, but this is the review for the men's one, which I often wear. I tried Joop's Homme a while ago and was won over by the fruity smell so gave this one a shot.
The packaging is distinctly feminine and the red bottle would look more in place on a dresser than on a guy's bathroom shelf. The imagery matches the mood of the fragrance though, so it does make sense. As with all Joop fragrances, you can access the bottle easily, by taking off the silver lid and using the pump action nozzle to target where to spray. I like to dash it over the neck and on the wrists for that subtle aroma.
The smell of this is right up there with Joop's Homme. There are traces in the foreground of cedearwood and bergamot which give it a rounded rich flavour and that much needed manly essence. This is offset with hyptnotic dashes of lavender. Luckily these sit lower down, as lavender is overtly feminine and also very overwhelming. Joop's fragrances usually have a sweet afterkick and this stays true to form with a dreamy icecreamy vanilla scent which arrives after it has settled into the skin. This sweetness plays an important part in diffusing the muskier smells at the other end of the scale.
I foind it fresh, invigorating and it always perks up my moods. Definitely one for nights out but also acceptable enough to wear if you are going shopping. The smell stays with you for a few hours before subsiding, so the longevity of this is good too. On the downside, the pricetag of twenty five to thirty pounds for the 50 ml bottle makes it one of the dearer fragrances. Of course, if you're lucky like me you might be able to scrounge some free samples! You can buy it online and from larger department stores.
Joop Thrill Man was launched in 2009 and designed by Christopher Raynaud. It's another in the Joopian range of fragrances and could be called a sequel to Joop Homme. The increasingly ubiquitous Joop products are designed to stand out a little and be very recognisable and the tradition continues with Joop Thrill Man which comes in a vivid and raffish bright red bottle which looks like a small container of stage blood clutched in the hand of a disciple of the dark side in an old church as he attempts to resurrect Christopher Lee in a camp seventies Hammer Horror film. It isn't the most neutral looking item to have in your bathroom but this harsh blood red container is not without a certain vulgar charm and is unlikely to ever be confused with the mouthwash. Having sampled about half a bottle of Joop Homme over numerous months my curiosity was mildly piqued by trying Joop Thrill Man. Obviously, there are things I'd be far more interested in, like aliens landing in Hyde Park or David Haye fighting one of the Klitschko brothers, but I was modestly curious to get a whiff of this new Joopy bouquet having flirted with the world of Joop now and again in the past.
Joop themed fragrances tend to be rather sweet & spicy and can sometimes divide opinion and Joop Thrill Man veers towards this tradition but doesn't go so far. The first nose of this fragrant Joopster mist is sweet and said to contain top notes of sparkling bergamot and crispy granny smith apples. The bergamot is very apparent and says hello but the promised green apples were less prominent and struggled to really come through to the extent that one would have liked. There is a definite tipple of lavender which is very pleasant though and the heart of the fragrance is woody and contains vanilla, sandalwood and amber. As ever with Joop, a little of this goes a long way and if you dispense several squirts of this in your general direction the resultant brew will be far too sweetly intoxicating and puissant. One or two minimal daubs of this at the most are suitable and the fragrance soon calms down and goes into a more woody, floral phase that isn't overwhelmingly powerful and lasts most of the day. This feels like more of a summer fragrance than a winter one and is probably a trifle ostentatious to expend during the day to buy a Pot Noodle or something. I personally tend to use this for the Opera or Royal functions.
On reflection, I think Joop Thrill Man might have a slight edge over Joop Homme for its more neutral disposition after the heady initial burst of perfume has dissipated into the air like litter on a breezy day. There is still a danger of overdoing it if you get too trigger happy with the gun metal cap and end up Jooping both yourself and your bathroom but a sensible and understated application leaves a woody and earthy scent that has a nice tinge of vanilla just lurking around the corner. This is a little less citrus spicy than previous Joop products I've sampled and I think some people would quite like this slight shift in strategy by the boffins at Joopland. The vanilla and lavender are really nice in this red bottled wafter and leave one with a fresh and clean smelling aura. The fragrance isn't too playful or complex for its own good. It won't demand champagne and be obtuse. This fragrance dutifully does its job and is then perfectly happy to sip tea, nibble biscuits and watch Countdown.
Many outlets seem to have this marked down around £28 for 50ml but Boots have this listed at £16 for the same amount so you should be able to get a good deal if you look around. It will last for a long time too if you are prudent and sparing with its flower strewn abilities and don't go unduly bonkers with it. I think its slightly more ambiguous properties give it a small edge over the fruity spice infused wash of previous Joop incarnations and lurid red bottle is nothing if not different. You can buy a range of Joop products now including bodywash and aftershave and I've heard that you'll soon be able to buy Joop toothpaste, Joop yoghurt and a line of Joop toys that will start with the long awaited Christopher Raynaud glove puppet. If you gently Joop yourself early in the morning with this you should still find a pleasant Joopstian odour of woody flowers mingling around your general location later in the evening. Some very sweet and strong fragrances can cling to you and your clothes for the whole day like a big sedated Panda that has drunk too much Ovaltine but this shoudn't linger in too prominent a fashion if you respect the Joop.
Joop Thrill Man is not a bad purchase at all if you can get it for the bargain price and I think I prefer it slightly to Joop Homme which I still have half a bottle of sitting in the bathroom. It is quite attractive if bought as a gift and comes in a dark red rectangular box with JOOP! THRILL in a pleasant white font. This logo appears on the actual bottle itself which is a slightly lighter red but still very arresting. I think it is the notes of vanilla that are the most memorable thing about this fragrance and these work very well with the other tones of sandalwood and amber et al that fluctuate in and out like a Klingon Bird of Prey activating its cloaking device for a sneaky attack on Captain Kirk. There is nothing amazingly new and extraordinary in Joop Thrill and I wish the apples had piped up a bit more when they had the chance but this a pleasantly masculine and congenial fragrance with an interesting design sense and a sensuous collection of wafts for your hooter to decipher.
Joop is a popular men's fragrance that has been around for ages. I bought this on a fantastic special offer at boots for half price. It is a 100ml bottle for £22 when it should retail there for £44.
The fragrance has been around for about 2 years and is a fairly new addition to the Joop range, the bottle is a bright red rectangular thing with a twist metal cap and splash on fragrance. On the front of the bottle are the words 'JOOP! THRILL'. The bottle does actually look pretty cool and is different to most Eau de Toillettes on the market, the 50ml bottle is currently £16 in Boots, and much more expensive online.
The fragrance is a definite grower, it lasts for at least 4-5 hours and maintains a strong, masculine air. It has a nice woody, earthy scent but isn't too heavy, you can really sense a vanilla scent to it, which for me is great as I love that smell, it is memorable and very moreish. The scent doesn't have much of the strong smell of citrus of other scents and I like this, especially during the hot summer months when scents really need to last and this is different to the coolness of most mens smells.
The scent on first spray is strong but not overpowering, for me it could be used socially or for work, but I prefer it socially as it is a relaxed and slightly more sensuous fragrance than the regimented smells I prefer for work.
The fragrance is easily available in all good chemists and perfumeries and you can also buy shower gel, or a women's range if you wish. The bottle shines through and for me this is actually better than the Joop original, it is by no means thrilling, but it is sexy, smells great and at £22 at the moment is an absolute bargain fragrance.
I purchased Joop Thrill gift set for my partner for Valentines Day this year, and thought it was about time I reviewed one of my favourite fragrances for men. The gift set comprised of 50ml eat de toilette and a bodywash for the sale price of £17.99. However I think the current retail price for a 50ml bottle alone is approximately £27.00.
Joop Thrill was first released in 2009, so is not a new fragrance to the market. The bottle is quite plain in appearance, although it is a striking shade of red emblazoned with the joop logo, and has a stylish gun metal grey cap.
This fragrance is part of the woody aromatic group of fragrances, it is quite a heavy fragrance, making this a sensual exotic fragrance perfect for evening, definitely not a fresh fragrance suitable for day time.
I find this quite spicy when you first spray on to the skin, the top notes of bergamont and lavender make this very heady. It also contains green apple which I can briefly detetect, but only for a fleeting second, a pity as it lends a little lightness to the scent.
As this fragrance begins to dry down, the heart notes of geranium and cedarwood begin to develop which lend a slight floral quality and warmth to the after shave. However it is the base notes of sandalwood, amber and a heavenly sweet vanilla which make this scent truly delicious. It is warm, sensuous and a little bit provocative, a scent I absolutely adore on my partner.
With Joop Thrill, I think a case of less is definitely more. Don't be too heavy handed applying this fragrance as it is very potent and powerful. A spritz or two is all that is needed, and it does last a long time, especially considering it is only and eau de toilette. If my partner sprays this in the morning, I can still smell it on him at the end of the day, albeit quite faintly.
I would definitely recommend this fragrance, and since my partners bottle is running a little low, I think, if he's well behaved enough, I may treat him to another.
Fragrance is an individual choice, please try before you buy.
Joop Thrill Man was developed by perfumer Christophe Raynaud and includes frozen lavender, bergamot, Granny Smith apple, woods, vanilla, sandalwood and amber.