You might or might not have seen me tweeting about buying of Kim Kardashains perfumes.
Well, I did. I purchased her debut signature perfume Kim Kardashian by Kim Kardashian which is an Eau de Parfum. I have to say I took a massive chance and I bought it without even smelling. Sad I know, but I got it for a good price! I bought it from Littlewoods for a discounted price of €40 for 100mls. Here are the pics.
First impressions?? Good!! Loved the packaging, purple, which I adore, simple structured bottle, gorgeous font. Quite detailed too, as you can see below her name is engraved onto the metal:
Now for the smell. First impressions? Not great to be honest!! It was not at all what I was expecting. I could not stop sniffing it though! It was so different, so unique. If I'm being completly honest I was almost expecting it to be a typical sweet girly fragrance. It's not, quite the opposite in fact. I would describe it as a Womans perfume, not a young girls scent. It's definatley not sweet. It's more of a woody/musky floral. The scent that you initially get is quite strong (strangely I get a peppery sort of smell!) but it does settle on the skin beautifully. Here it is as described on her fragrance website:
"Discover the irresistible new fragrance by one of the world’s most idolized women. The essence evokes Kim’s sultry style with crisp top notes, lush mid notes and a sexy drydown. Gorgeous voluptuous florals reflect her allure, while soft jasmine, tuberose and gardenia mirror her femininity. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood and sandalwood base the fragrance with a warm sensual drydown. Experience glamour and luxury with Kim Kardashian."
The more specifics are here: Notes Top Note: Mandarin, Lemon Middle Note: Honeysuckle, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Tuberose, Gardenia, Spices Base Note:Tonka Bean, Jacaranda Wood, Vanilla Orchid, Musk, Sandalwood
As I said, my first impression was not what I was expecting. It took me a while to make up my mind. Conclusion? I really really do like it! My first impression was not bad, it was more of a surprise! I love that it's not like anything else I own. Avril Lavignes perfume 'Forbidden Rose' which I blogged about before HERE does remind me of it slightly because that was so unusual also and like this, was not sweet and girly. It's more of a mature strong fragrance. I think people will either love or hate this perfume, which I am actually glad about. I'm sure Kim could have gone down the same route as Beyonce, Britney, Rihanna (in my opinion these are all massively similar - sweet and girly, although they are nice) but I'm glad she didn't.
It's obviously hard to say how much input she had with actually contributing to coming up with the fragrance, but she did seem to be speaking about it a lot in the production stages, constantly tweeting and blogging about scent testing and what was happening, keeping her fans up to date and asking for feedback on her website.
Of course there are different sizes including 100ml, 50ml, 30ml, 10ml, 3ml, body lotions, bodywash, bags, rollerballs etc!
Images from http://kkfragrance.com/
The last picture above was one of Kim's Fans designs which she handpicked along with help from other fans. It's a Limited Edition Kim Kardashian Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Rollerball Fragrance. 10% of sales are donated to the Young Survival Coalition, founded in 1998 by three young breast cancer survivors. This is always great to see.
This perfume was her first and was released back in 2009. She now has two more, 'Love' (Limited Edition which was released for her wedding and sold out in 10 days)
Images from http://kkfragrance.com/
I'm wearing it right now and I cannot stop sniffing. Have you tried any of Kim Kardashians perfumes? Please let me know what you think or if you'd even be bothered to try it