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I received this as a gift for Christmas 2 years ago and have bought it as my aftershave of choice ever since. It smells absolutely incredible. It looks simple and pretty on the shelf. The bottle is sturdy and can be taken around without any real risk of smashing or leaking.
Joop Homme is actually considered something of a classic - not that I'd know much about aftershaves - and I can completely see why. The acclaim is definitely warranted. People at work often comment that I smell nice, and I love the smell myself too (added bonus). It's a scent that exudes a sort of confidence, the kind you'd smell at an airport duty free, the kind of aftershave a sophisticated man would wear!
When wearing Joop Homme - which is every day, more or less - I combine it with usually a Lynx bodyspray. The combination of the scents is great, and it also means that the Joop isn't so overpowering. That is the one drawback of Homme; when wearing it you must not go too overboard and spray it a lot, else you'll give everyone around you a sore head... as well as yourself! It is a spray best used sparingly, to enhance as opposed to infiltrate. The strength of the aftershave is also good in the sense that it lasts all day, and actually improves after it has been on skin for a while.
The bottle I find lasts a lot longer than you'd think, but perhaps it's because I use it so sparingly. That said, I use it for work as well as things like dates and nights out, and it seems to last. Joop Homme is fairly cheap when you consider other aftershaves, if not then it is at the very least 'good value for money'. A little clearly goes a long way!
Joop Homme is a great aftershave to add to the collection. It has a real strong but attractive smell. My girlfriend loves it, well at least she says she does, but it has a smell that even I as the wearer can appreciate.
Pricewise - It was relatively cheap in comparison to some of the other aftershaves out there. I got my bottle on offer at about £22 but I would agree it is worth up to £30. I wouldn't pay more than that. I have had the bottle for about 3 months now and used it, I would say 4 days of every week and I still have 4 fifths of the bottle left. 1 or 2 sprays is all that's needed.
However one negative I have found is that the smell wears off relatively quickly, maybe 6 hours if you're lucky so it is definitely a great aftershave to wear on a night out etc, however it isn't going to be best used around the office.
I have a wide collection of aftershaves, such as Tommy, Lacoste, Diesel, Ed Hardy etc and Joop Homme is definitely one of my favourites, a big fan!
Joop has been one of my fragrances of choice for around 5 or 6 years now. I believe one thing that makes a good fragrance is the strength of it, but strength in such a way that it is not overpowering, but rather long lasting. Nobody wants an aftershave that you have to not only use lots of each time but as soon as you step outside the smell has gone!
Joop is reasonable priced at around 25-35 for a medium-large bottle. This is a fair price compared to some aftershaves around. The smell of joop is fairly sweet, but not sickly. People know when you have it on, but in a good way! and the scent it leaves on your clothes is simply gorgeous. It is a fairly common choice with men these days, I seem to smell it most places I go! I believe this is the nicest of the Joop range, I have had Joop Jump before, but did not rate is as highly as the Homme.
There is not much else I can say to recommend Joop homme except get down to a shop and smell it! I would 100% recommend it to anyone I know as a long lasting, reasonably priced aftershave.
Joop is an old tried and trusted aftershave that I have been wearing since I was a teenager. Now I know a LOT of people don't particularly care for this aftershave but myself and a few other discernible gentlemen like it a lot.
Perhaps it is because I am Scottish because I found out today (good old Wikipedia) that Scotland is the biggest customer for the brands aftershaves. Anyway it has been around for years so it must be doing something right.
Joop comes in glass bottle and the liquid inside is a lurid pinky purple colour which does give some indication to how the aftershave will smell.
The aftershave contains top notes of Bergamot and cinnamon, middle notes of Orange blossom, Jasmine and honeysuckle and base notes of sandlewood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, tonka bean, musk and vanilla.
The first spray of Joop is so sweet that it is almost cloying but this soon settles down and although it is still ultra sweet the sandlewood really does help it from becoming sickly. When I wear it other than the candy smell I also pick up the orange blossom and the patchouli along with something heavier which I assume is the amber.
I like a strong smelling aftershave as I am of the opinion if you are going to wear one then you may as well get one that you can smell but Joop is extremely strong smelling to the point that any more than a few sprays and you risk offending every single person you come into contact with. A couple of squirts is more than enough and at this level most people seem to really like it and are shocked when I tell then it is Joop. They must only be used to smelling it when people have went overboard with the application.
Longevity is another strong selling point for Joop and it isn't one of those aftershaves that starts out strong smelling in the morning only to fade by the afternoon. On the contrary you can spray some on your skin in the morning and easily still smell it by evening and even into the next day.
One thing that I have noticed about Joop over the years is that in summer when I spray some on my skin it can become overpowering in the heat so I usually reserve wearing it for the other seasons. In winter it really does help to lift my senses from the mundane grey days and be invigorating.
The cost of a bottle of Joop varies but it is usually around about £28 for a 75ml aftershave spray. You can also get it in an eau de toilette but don't buy thinking it will be a fresher more subtle version of the aftershave as it is just as potent. Another thing is that a lot of discount chemist such as semi chem often have this at much cheaper prices than the department stores so it might pay to have a shop around before buying it.
For me Joop is an old classic. If you remember it being overpowering or it has just been a while since you have smelt it then I recommend you give it a try and rediscover it's unusual and distinctive smell. Just be careful not to overdo the application and you will see just how nice it can actually be.
Joop! Is one of the most unusual male fragrances out there.
Sickly sweet, it's reminiscent of cherry lollypops, not a scent you would automatically associate with a man.
More feminine than masculine in my opinion. There are far more pleasant smelling aftershaves out there. This smells like a bad cheep 1980s cologne. I can not press strongly enough how offensive this product can be to the nose and without exaggeration the stomach. Candy factory may sound appealing, however in reality it is anything but .
Yes, more aftershaves are going down the unisex route, such as CK1 and the like. But they are well crafted and a pleasure to wear. Joop! Would make a terrible perfume, so it's not the fact that it's feminine that's the problem. It's the fact that it's awful.
Under no circumstance would I recommend this product.
Maybe a little harsh I know, but it's true.
Don't waste your money.
Joop Homme, Aftershave first came to my attention some 14 years ago as a present from my parents. At the time I really liked it, and I used to wear a splash of it for work each day. After a few years of wearing it, I did become a little annoyed at it, the reason being that this aftershave has a very sweet, strong and unique scent that can get a bit sickly after a while.
Joop! Was invented by a German fashionist named Wolfgang Joop - which kind of tells you how it got it's unusual name.
The scent is officially described by Joop as 'The first burst of cool, fresh spiciness from bergamot and cinnamon unfolds into a subtle, warm floral woody body'.
To me, now that I have matured a little bit from my younger days when I used to regularly wear Joop, I would describe it as a very feminine scent, verging on that of a female perfume, mainly due to the very, VERY sweet scent. I have actually known a woman who used to wear Joop from time to time!
One thing to remember when applying this aftershave, is that it is very strong, and so it only takes a tiny amount to to give off a sweet strong scent that will last for days!
This aftershave definitely has a very 'woody' feel to it, and it can become a little overbearingly heavy if too much is applied. The dark and musty fragrance does in-fact irritate me a little bit nowadays, and makes me feel a little itchy.
Joop is a dark purple / pinky colour solution, and the colour is easily visible through the clear glass bottle in which Joop is packaged.
In terms of price, Joop generally retails at approx £20:00 - £25:00 for a 75ml aftershave, but can often be picked up on special offer for around the £17:00 - £18:00 region.
Joop have also sinced launced Joop Go and Joop Jump, which are also very brightly coloured fragrances, but the scents of both are a little bit calmer and less obvious than the original.
My Overall Opinion:
Overall I still like a little bit of Joop from time to time (which is a good job really, as my parents still buy it for me at Christmas!). The smell is very overpowering, and so it is important to only use this in very small amounts. The scent lasts for a very long time, and so for around £20:00, a bottle of this stuff can last for years if used correctly in moderation, and so is very good value in my opinion. . . . .
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© L500589 2011
I have worn this for years, its not my main aftershave and never was to be honest , but I do wear it occasionally these days. And as you will no doubt have read other revies on this aftershave and I can see why people have given it a low score...its easily done.
You see the thing is this aftershave is one of the strongest that I think you can buy....its pretty potent and can sting the nostrils. But the trick is if you only put on one or two short sprays tops.
Joop has been around for about 40 years in one form or another- Jazz used to be a joop fragrance from the eighties and I fondly remember my dad wearing that. Joop has been around since the mid nineties and you can still buy it from the bigger stores like house of fraser, but if you go to a smaller place like boots its unlikely you `ll find it in there as its not one of the more popular brands these days.
So its pretty distinct, a bright pinky purple colour means you can see it pretty easily on the shelf. You can buy it in 125 ml and 75 ml bottles. The bigger bottle will set you back around £48 sheets on amazon and the smaller bottle will set you back £22.50 dabloons.
The smell itself is sharp and woody (amazon says that it smells oriental...sorry im not getting that at all ! and i dont think that it smells decisive or authoritative ot any other kind of adjective thats is; sorry to be frank,the complete tosh that you see on the perfume adverts- hoped you liked that !
It is a warming smell, it doesnt smell fruity and so cooling, its like vanilla, sandelwood and a hint of jasmine and cinnemon, its a formidable musk that is kindve floral really.
This is perhaps why people dont like it sometimes, if you put too much on it will start to repeel people. A nice smaller size squirt should last you about 12 hours id says befoe it starts to wear off.
The bottle is thick well cut glass and as such it des weigh a bit, so its not something you want to pack away in your holiday bag really, id say its really a toilet mantle aftershave.
Following on from my previous review really, I love a smelly man - no not booze and B.O I'm talking a stunning fragrance that's to die for. I used to be such a fan of Joop but after my brother overdosing himself in it recently I've really gone off it I think.
Joop is surpsingly quite an expensive and popular aftershave, you can also by the eau de toilette too. It comes in a pink shaded glass bottle, but you can see through it to the liquid which is always helpful to see the remains to remind people to buy you more lol! It has a black screw off plastic lid and Joop! is written in a mint green colour on the front.
It's more an aftershave for the younger generation, teens, clubbers, young boys just starting off in life, that may sound a little stereotypical but that is my opinion of this aftershave.
For a man's aftershave it's surpisingly floral and doesn't half give me a headache thanks to it's extreme intensity at the beginning. It begins as a warm and spicy scent but soon withers to a bleak, bland and unappealing fragrance.
It is described as a spicy, oriental fragrance with notes of cinnamon, orange blossom and vetiver.
I can definitely sense a warm, orange, deep fruity scent at first mixed with deep spices but a floral lightness too so the brief description is perfect.
It is quite a strong scent at first which I used to love but to me now it smells cheap and tacky. It begins quite intense and wafts up your nose with a vengeance but it quickly dies down into a drivelling scent that has no meaning and lacks any class to be honest! The fragrance doesn't offer alot in my opinion just a 'strong' smell, there is nothing special about it at all. As you can see I've really gone off it!
Joop! So good they named it with an exclamation mark. So great they made it appear almost arrogant in it's naming. A risk? Of course, this stuff is a cracking aftershave and fragrance.
Joop is the brain child of German fashionist Wolfgang Joop, so no need to question where he got the name from...Other than that, it's not very exciting - since 1997, Joop's products have been sold through Joop GmbH, which is clearly visible on the side of the packaging, and here is there main male product - "Homme."
The packaging is much of what you'd expect - quite non-descript yet alluring by making you want to know what it smells like, in a dark red/pink colour, shading to black the further you go up the packet. Inside the cardboard outer case is the clear glass bottle with the pinkish-red liquid. The dark crimson lid is easily pulled off to reveal a silver spray-nozel to release the fragrance.
Now, reviewing an aftershave has to be a tricky business. It's hardly something that goes by the book and is only a set of basic instructions, directions or ingredients. Instead it's down to opinion of smell. It's described by the manufacturers as an "oriental ambery fragrance," going on to say; "The burst of cool, fresh spiciness unfolds to reveal a warm floral body and a strong, sensual oriental character." Well, that'll do nicely then! On a personal front, I'd agree with the somewhat oriental smell, and if an aftershave can be 'spicy' then Joop Homme is definitely it.
You can pick up a 75ml bottle, which will last several months I'm sure, for around £26 on Amazon...not that I imagine many of you do your cosmetic shopping online, more like Boots or Superdrug, but I imagine you can find it for a similar price there. It's also widely available in a 125ml bottle...but it must be that popular as it's out of stock on Amazon.
I guess that's the thing with most decent aftershaves - the price. You can't realistically find a 'cheap' one that is generally accepted as smelling 'nice'. Joop however, or Joop! if you will, is as close to it as you can get. I've tried a couple of other over the years, such as Calvin Klein's "be", but it paled in comparison. And besides, most ladies I've come across love this smell. Gents, you have been informed!
This joop has a really manly smell and is one of the nicest aftershave i own. This joop is really cheap for the price it is, the aftershave is quite stong and when pu on say in the morning, you will still be able to smell the aftershave like 12 hours later! The full joop series have very nice smells but this is my fav. My girlfriend is really irrisistable to this smell, she absolutlky loves it to bits, and me too ;) haha! Well really this joop is just a refreshing, manly musky smell that smells soo nice and is soocheap. The colour of the aftershave is quiter nice and looks very attractive. The joop makes a great presant for someone and was given as a gift to me from my girlfreind. For me i would say that this is the after shave for me, a must have product!
Joop is a man's aftershave that these days come in different colours and fragrances. I am going to review the red original Joop because this is the only one of the Joop range I have ever used.
I started using this about 10 years ago and it started from a friend of mine. We were going on a night out and I was getting ready at his house. Obviously when you go out you have to put some aftershave on.
He had the usual D&G, Calvin Klein etc so me being a bit of a names man back then was more than happy to go with one of the big name aftershaves. But my mates said no try this. I was like "no whets that Joop? Never heard of that not trying that" But in the end as you do I tried a bit after some peer group pressure.
Then that's were it started I put some on and the smell was well, lovely it has a great fragrance that gives out a nice pleasant odour instead of some of the aftershaves you can get which are just too strong and smell well not very nice to say the least.
The aftershave as a very good lasting effect also, I tested this out many years ago dancing around my local nightclub like a loon and sweating profusely for a good few hours. I still managed to meet my now current partner and she did comment on my lovely smell, I don't know whether she was just being friendly or genuinely thought I smelt nice but I will take it as a compliment.
I still have this aftershave in my collection today and I am very reluctant to move to another Joop fragrance never mind another named fragrance.
The aftershave comes in many sizes as you would expect and you get the spray or pour and I do prefer the spray but that is just for convience more than smell etc.
The aftershave is very reasonably priced too and you can pick up 100ml bottle for about £15 from TJ Hughes.
This is my favourite aftershave on the market and I make sure I always have a bottle of this in my collection. If you have not tried this yet go out get yourself a little 15ml bottle and try it, trust me you wont go back don't be put off if you have not heard of the name it is by far the best on the market at the moment for young or old.
I have used this after shave spray for a very long time now and i still love it. It has a lovely smell which is very unique and i get many complements for the smell of it. It is in an attractive bottle and is a nice size to carry around with you. It has a nice metal spray nozzle on the top of the glass bottle which accurately sprays just the right about in the deignated area. It is also an attractive colour which give its a lovely look. Too prevent it from going off unneccesilary it has a plastic cap to place onto the nozzle. This item comes in a lovely presentation box which make it great for a present or an ideal treat for your self. Although it costs quiete alot of money it is much cheaper then alot of its rivals and in my opion you get much more for your money and is much better quality. One bottle usually last me for about 6 months which is quiete along time as i use about 4 sprays a day. I also strongly reccomend joop jump which is made my the same people and in my opinion smells equally as good.
The bottle I am reviewing here is the 125ml Eau De Toilette.
This fragrance is described as being a woody, oriental fragrance, blending cinnamon, tobacco and vetiver with honey and jasmine.
This is the original mens Joop! fragrance, and first off, I have to say that the packaging it comes in does it no favours at all - were it not for the fact it has the word "homme" in it's title, you could easily mistake this for a women's fragrance. The box is a strange pinkish purplish burgandy colour and again, not particularly masculine either. Once you open the bottle, again, the actual bottle doesnt scream "masculinity" at you either, because its the same pinkish purple as tbe box.
The fragrance its self is actually very nice, so please dont be put off by the packaging. However, having looked at the ingredients, Im hard pushed to pinpoint any of them in there -and again, it's not overly masculine smelling either in an obvious way, but somehow once it's settlesd on the skin, it is - you do have to give it a minute or so to settle before you can make up your mind because initially it has a VERY sweet smelling floral fragrance, but this then get deeper as it settles.
It is a VERY strong and very heavy fragrance - it is designed as evening wear, but if you do chose to wear it in the daytime, you only need the tiniest bit and it WILL last you all day long, only fading ever so slightly as the day goes on.
There is a much lighter, limited edition summer version which you may be able to get hold of if the original version is too heavy for you, but, with it being limited you may struggle to get hold of it.
Although I do personally like this fragrance, its somewhat of an accquired taste, it's most certainly not the kind of thing you could buy for someone as a gift without knowing 100% that they already use this.
If I told you there was an aftershave that would guarantee women and men (if that floats your boat) falling over themselves to get near you, you would probably think I was mad. Well, yes, I am mad, but I can honestly say that Joop Homme Eau de Toilette is this aftershave. Joop has been around since 1989 and is rather an expensive aftershave costing £35 for a 75ml spray from www.escentual.co.uk. It is widely available from most online perfume retailers, Boots, Bodycare and House of Fraser. The packaging for Joop is very basic, a warm purple and crimson colour with the words JOOP in big white letters. On opening the box you are greeted with a rather tasty bottle along with the notes to the product. The bottle itself has a very unique design, the back of the bottle being round and the front flat. The bottle is transparent and the aftershave can be clearly seen. Instead of being your regular clear liquid, it?s purple/warm pink in colour and adds both a touch of warmth and cheeky style to any bathroom cabinet. It just oozes cool in my opinion. The notes to Joop make for surprising reading. Not only does it contain extracts of tobacco, spices and fruits, it claims to have a long lasting fruity smell that will leave a warm woody fragrance. So, what smell greeted me once I finally opened the bottle? After removing the lid I was greeted with a sickly sweet smell. There were no hints of tobacco or spices, but the smell was very fruity, too fruity. The smell from the bottle was very strong, bear in mind this is a spray! I applied the aftershave as directed by the notes. The first thing that is evident once applied to skin is that the smell doesn?t change immediately. This is an extremely sweet fragrance that fills the nose of the wearer and those around that the time of application. Once again, no hints of tobacco or spices could be smelt. Unlike most other aftershaves Joop doesn't sting that much after you h
ave actually shaved. This is because it contains less alcohol than most other aftershaves. This reduction in means that Joop is better for your skin than other more potent rivals. After the Joop had been on for around half an hour the smell began to change, instead of being sweet, it became heavy and a more refined fruity smell with just a touch of nutmeg. I have to say this is the best smelling aftershave I?ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Once the smell has changed personally I find that the longer it has been on the less I can smell it, however this doesn?t mean that the smell has gone. Oh no, it simply means in my opinion that this fragrance is suited to your skin type and the smell is still noticeable to those around you. You?ll be able to tell this from the compliments. Joop is the kind of aftershave that will get you noticed when out and about. It smells wonderful, is long lasting and only a tiny amount is required making an actual bottle of it last an absolute age (3/4 months at a time)! Suitable for days at work, evenings in the pub and those special romantic moments. This would make a perfect gift for any man who likes his fragrances to be fruitier than normal. On a personal note, my mum and stepmum love the smell of this so much I?m guaranteed two bottles every Christmas. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Gingaro and his family! Thanks for taking the time to read and rate. Steve
I've had the good fortune to travel far and wide via my job, and as a result have spent endless hours sat around in airport lounges. One of the things you can do there, is wonder around the duty free shops - all of which contain a plethora of new fragrances. So being a habitual people watcher, I used to park myself near said shops and watch as people tried fragrances. It was during one of my trips to Paris that I came across Joop! Pour Homme. Usually I passed over this pinkish, rather simplistic bottle during my own fragrance testing, considering it too girly to contemplate a whiff. But what caught my eye on this occasion was the way three middle aged women were passing the bottle between them. Their facial expressions and repeated scenting indicated that they were rather entranced by this pink gem. So off I went, and tried it on a tester (cardboard to you and me). My first reaction was ?Holy schmoly, this is rank!? Luckily for me, the shop assistant was more educated than me at such things. I was directed to bare my wrist, and voila, she despatched a short burst onto it. Within seconds, I realised what those three women were delighted about. Joop is a sweetly spicy little number. Its very hard to describe, but the best I can do is as follows: Imagine a sweet shop, smelling of powdered candy, and those love heart sweets. Transplant said sweet shop to a very warm and sultry location, like a hot sweltering bali beach. And top it off with a light touch of spice, Manly spice!. The result is a very VERY distinctive aroma. Now the thing about fragrance reviews, in my opinion, is not how the wearer really feels of the scent (though aromatherapy has a lot going for defining a mood for oneself), but what others think of you when you are wearing it. This is why I am rather amazed at what I call the Joop phenomenon. As mentioned, Joop is very distinctive. I must also add, Joop is one of the most lasting and powerful scents a man
can wear. The lessons learned by this young chap is ? wear this pink gem sparingly. Two squirts ? one to the chest and one on the neck-pulse point. I was told these are the best places to spray scents, allowing your body heat and glans to work their magic with the scent itself. So back to the phenomenon?Its extremely easy to identify when a man is wearing Joop. On the Tube, in a room, the man who has Joop on leaves the ?sweet-shop in bali next to the spice garden? trail behind him. But the most interesting thing, is that a vast majority of people, men and women, actually enjoy being in the presence of it. Of course, not everyone likes this, and you will also read a review or two where someone is not singing its praises as I do. But what I have found, is that when it comes to Joop, when worn with caution and sparseness, the effect is stunning. Women can identify this in an instance, and immediately form a rather friendly opinion of the wearer. Men, also, are not aggressive to it, but rather chummy. I think it has to do with the fact that despite being Manly, it has a childish/playful side to it. No other fragrance is quite the same as Joop. So whether you are a man looking for your next scent, or a woman looking to see what to buy your man, I cannot emphasise enough the benefits of at least trying out the Joop phenomenon. It?s a very distinctive, sweet, masculine, and sultry fragrance, and will most certainly provide you with a rather interesting conversation piece should anyone ask what it is you are wearing. Especially in these days of the ever-simplistic fougere/citrus trend.
An aftershave to complement the Joop Homme masculine fragrance /