The original Jimmy Choo fragrance is one of my most favourite fragrances, and whenever I don’t know which fragrance to wear, I find myself reaching for my Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum as it’s such a classic scent. I always look forward to the summer scent releases and when I saw the new 2016 incarnation of the Jimmy Choo Exotic Eau de Toilette, I decided that it was high time I added it to my collection as it sounded like the perfect summer version of my beloved fragrance. Jimmy Choo have released their Exotic scent each year from 2011 except each year the scent is packaged within a new bottle design, and my favourite packaging is definitely this years design with the grenade style bottle having a pretty coral tint, with a fuchsia pink lid.
Jimmy Choo Exotic Eau de Toilette 60ml – The Perfume Shop – £44
Jimmy Choo Exotic is described as being a sexy twist on the original fragrance, with an addictive fruity composition which is truly evocative of high summer. Based around tiger orchids and patchouli, the fragrance opens with sparkling notes of blackcurrant sorbet and pink grapefruit, with a heart of tiger orchid and passion flower. The patchouli and velvety raspberry notes in the base offer a light gourmand touch. If you love the original Jimmy Choo fragrance like myself, I really think it’d be hard not to love the Exotic version as it manages to be very similar but with a gorgeous fruity twist which really is perfect for summer.
On first spritz, Exotic smells very sweet and fresh but upon drydown you can detect the classic Jimmy Choo notes and instead of being woody and intense like the original, Exotic is lighter and fruitier. Even though Exotic is a little less intense, it still packs an impressive weartime of around six to eight hours which I find pretty incredible for an eau de toilette and sometimes I can still smell it on my skin the next morning before I have a shower. Although the notes of Exotic are very fruit based, I don’t think it smells too fruity or juvenile as it still offers the woodiness and warmth of the patchouli like the original which I guess is why it’s so long wearing and beautiful.