Karl Lagerfeld has launched Private Klub, a new intense fragrance celebrating youth, life, confidence and a VIP guest list. Private Klub is a fragrance for women, inspired by the fleeting nightlife of a sexy woman who goes from club to club and a trail of scent left behind there.
Private Klub bottles are coated with a gold ombré lacquer for the women’s version and silver for the men’s and feature clean lines that evoke Karl Lagerfeld’s ready-to-wear collections. The box and the bottles have identical designs to the first fragrance (Karl Lagerfeld) just the colour scheme is different. Really love the shape of these bottles with the buffed corners they ooze elegance and sophistication. The vial could have been very nice but the gold overspray gives it a cheap look.
Fragrance notes are as follows:
Top notes: Bergamot, Citrus, Peppercorns
Middle notes: Magnolia, Rose, Violet
Base notes: Almond, Musk, Cashmeran *
* Is a synthetic fragrance (not obtained from nature), but is based on musk / amber -> the sense of cashmere .. which can be found as a signature note in the Thierry Mugler fragrances.
This is classified in the floriental (floral oriental) family.
Even thought note wise some of the notes are the same as the original it smells really different in comparison, the original which I prefer is more light and floral very suitable for day time and private club is more warm and strong smelling more of an evening scent. The fragrance releases an ultra-feminine signature full of vitality, modernity and contemporary glamour. It’s a very unique perfume. It lingers very long. Peppercorns as a top note is something you smell immediately which is what makes it a very alluring perfume. This scent is sweet and very similar to Dolce & Gabbana the one desire.
Retail price: R995 (85ml) | R695 (45ml) | R495 (25ml)
“Every time I slip on my Jimmy Choo heels or pick up my Jimmy Choo handbag, I feel like a different person. When I was asked to work on Jimmy Choo Blossom, I immediately imagined a joyful fragrance that lifts your spirits, gives you great confidence and makes you feel beautiful and alluring. I tried to find the right balance between happy, uplifting and luxurious citrus and red fruits and very feminine ingredients such as beautiful addictive florals, sandalwood and a deeply sensual musk. I wanted to produce the sensation of an endless shower of petals that swirl around you forever.”
Louise Turner, Perfumer
Described as – It is perfect for bold & bright young party girls. It this elements of sparkles and vivacious imagine the sip of a first cocktail, the clinking of glasses with the girls, the sexy soundtrack on the dance floor. The box speaks for it self, sparkling glitter pink box that wows my heart instantly. The bottle itself looks with fuschia ombré emphasizes the multi-faceted glass with a diamond cap. Looks like the flash range bottles. Jimmy choo really know how to make beautiful bottles just like their shoes. Probably the most beautiful in my book since it’s pink and I love all thing pink and glittery.
Top Notes: Sweet Pea, Rose
Heart Notes: Berries, Citrus
Base Notes: White Musk, Sandalwood
If you look at the notes per level you’ll notice they didn’t use many notes as a standard fragrance will usually consist of at least 3 but this makes the fragrance more pure as there is not too much going on.It smells sort of sweet and sour at the same time with a hint of flowers.
Initially as the name suggested I expected more of a floral scent but it is actually a fruity floral and because the florals are up top the fruit is actually more prominent. It’s a modern, feminine and delicate scent. This is a slightly sweet, girly and fruity fragrance that pairs great with hot weather. It is more light and sweeter compared to all the other Jimmy Choos which I find slightly overpowering and heavy. Jimmy Choo blossom is a perfect spring-summer fragrance. Lasting power is amazing it will last you the entire day.
Retail price: R1050 (100ml EDP) | R795 (60ml EDP) | R595 (40ml EDP)
Available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Truworths,Stuttafords stores.
This is the second addition to Rihanna’s Rouge range and I must say I absolutely loved the previous version but if you didn’t like the original one definitely give this one a sniff as it smells completely different the original smelt quite musky and powdery and rouge love smells more sweet and fruity. It smells a lot like Juicy couture’s viva la juicy.
Concept wise Rihanna was trying to capture that moment when love first hits you with a wild rush that goes through your whole body.
Top: Mandarin, red berries and peach
Heart: jasmine, sambac, honey suckle, coconut and orchid
Base: creamy woody, amber, caramel and vanilla
Packaging wise it comes in the same sleek packaging just with a white cap this time.
Lasting power of this is pretty good sitting at 6 hours but it depends on where you spray it.
Retail price: R495 (30ml EDP) | R645 (75ml EDP) Available at selected Stuttafords, Edgars, Red
Square, Foschini, Clicks and Dischem stores.