Monday, August 14, 2017

AFTERSHAVE: Jimmy Choo MAN INTENSE

Smelling lovely is an addiction, there, I've said it. I'm an addict. Do brands help to wean me off this addiction? No, of course not, and as such I have a raft of of aftershaves new to the ever growing collection and today, with a laser-beam like focus I'll be giving my thoughts on Jimmy Choo Man Intense.

Jimmy Choo MAN INTENSE Eau De Toilette

Jimmy Choo MAN INTENSE Eau De Toilette
Jimmy Choo MAN INTENSE Eau De Toilette
Jimmy Choo MAN INTENSE Eau De Toilette
A completely new fragrance on me and I'll confess, would I probably have ever been drawn to this on a shelf? Probably not, after all, Jimmy Choo is more famous for shoes than fragrances. A 100ml bottle has a recommended retail price of £65, but with some shopping around you can pick up all around the web for sometimes as little as £45. Shop around!

Here is what they say about the aftershave:
'JIMMY CHOO MAN INTENSE captures the spirit of the Jimmy Choo man, with model Marlon Teixeira who embodies the essence of INTENSE – an overtly masculine style, refined but with a fearless attitude.
An accent of Black Pepper and a trio of new notes to bolster its Amber base. Honeydew Melon adds a watery freshness whilst Davana oil gives a sensual quality and Tonka Bean brings an almond-meets-tobacco edge that’s warm and intensely masculine.'

The notes to Jimmy Choo Man Intense are:
  • Head: Lavender, Honeydew Melon, Mandarin
  • Heart: Artemisia, Black Pepper, Geranium
  • Dry-down: Tonka Bean, Patchouli
First thoughts were "wow, his is aptly named"! Intense is an understatement actually as this fragrance has the kick of a mule with a pleasant assault on the senses. The lavender and mandarin filtered through onto the nose as a warm, heavy floral scent and it stays intense for hour after hour. That said, within fifteen minutes of applying you are in floral heaven with the pepper and geranium adding more depth while diversifying the range of notes so that it retains that masculine feel, on a par in my opinion with the more expensive Man Rose by Etro.

Based on the head and heart notes I'd reserve this for daywear around the office but it alters dramatically after thirty minutes and does become a touch lighter on the nose. The tonic bean provides a slight sweetness that takes the edge off the mandarin and lavender.

A good ten hours after applying this and I still get asked what that lovely fragrance is - people are even more shocked when I tell them that it's Jimmy Choo. This has staying power that exceeded my expectations.

A little really goes a long way, and if you can shop around to pick up a bottle below the retail price you are getting a brilliant fragrance that contains something for nearly everyone - unless you are wedded to wearing light and citrus I can say with some confidence that you'll find yourself wanting to buy this yourself. Perfect for daywear but not out of place for nights out where you want to get noticed.

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26 comments:

  1. I love fragrances that last and last and anything with a touch of lavender gets my vote.

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  2. I wouldn't have thought about Jimmy Choo for fragrances either, but you can see the strong design flair coming out in that bottle - great packaging.

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  3. I love fragrance also. I haven't bought a new fragrance in awhile because I used to have them custom made. My only bother with people wearing fragrance is they can wear too much. A little goes a long way. If you're leaving your scent in a room long after you're gone, you're wearing too much.

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  4. This is a really interesting sounding scent, I wonder if Ash would like it. I might have to try and find it in store and have a try of it.

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  5. I think my husband would love this. He likes Black Pepper and Tonka Bean, I should keep this in mind for his birthday. The bottle looks great too, but that is expected from Jimmy Choo. :)

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  6. I think I smelt this recently! I love the bottle too.

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  7. It's always great when a scent has good staying power!

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  8. I've smelled a Jimmy Choo fragrance for women before and really liked it, so I might see about this as a present for my husband

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  9. It's great that it stays on all day! I think my partner may like this one. He likes soaps and shower gels that are peppery. I will keep this one in mind for Christmas

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  10. Ive been looking for a new fragrance for my husbands birthday next month, I might try this one for him!

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  11. I bought this for my boyfriends birthday and I love how long the scent lasts x

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  12. I didn't know they did scents too. I will have to have a sniff and maybe add to my husbands Christmas list.

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  13. Now this sounds like it smells amazing, might have to pick it up for my other half x

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  14. This sounds lovely! I will have to recommend this to my partner as he loves getting new perfumes

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  15. This fragrance sounds great. I love the manly style of the bottle. Wonder if hubby would love it too!

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  16. oh wow how gogeous i do love a nice looking bottle to top the great scent , i find mens are always nicer than womans

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  17. Ooo I'm looking for a gift for me Other Half and this definitely looks like it could be a good option. I really like the bottle.

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  18. Oooo I smelled t the other day in store and it smells amazing. Definitely a great gift for the man in your life.

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  20. This has been added to my list of fragrances that my husband might like... it's getting far too long!

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  21. Oh my hubby would absolutely love this. I love a long lasting scent on him and this sounds perfect

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  22. I love fragrances that stay with you for several hours and I think only the higher end scents do this. I love the idea of melon and black pepper in this too x

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  23. I do like fragrances that linger, but are not too overpowering. Really need to smell this, might end up in my boyfriend's Christmas stocking this year.

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  24. This is a very masculine looking fragrance (I know it's for men, but you know what I mean lol) - the black pepper scent sounds intriguing x

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  25. I haven't tried this one, I do love checking out male fragrances!

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  26. Oooh I've bought this before as a gift and really like this scent! xo

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