Guest Post by Katrina
This weekend I will be celebrating my 40th birthday with friends and the perfume I have chosen to wear for this auspicious occasion is …
Kim Kardashian by Claude Dir 2009
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Mandarin, floral-lemon honeysuckle and orange blossom
Heart: Pink jasmine, tuberose, gardenia and spices
Base: Tonka, jacaranda wood, vanilla orchid, musk and creamy sandalwood.
I happily admit I was not in a hurry to try the Kim Kardashian perfume. Yes, I have fragrances from Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton in my favourites list but everyone has their limits! However I kept noticing favourable comments in the blogosphere that led me to take the plunge. Who would have thought that Kim Kardashian could smell mature, long-lasting and sophisticated?
My first impression of the Kim Kardashian perfume – such a feminine fragrance! Kim Kardashian is a rich floral perfume with jasmine, tuberose and gardenia. When I first spray it on I find the scent quite sweet but the sweetness is from flowers. There is no juicy fruit or other sugary ingredients. This is a sophisticated, mature smelling fragrance rather than a girly celebuscent aimed at KK’s adoring teen fans. The white florals are dominated by tuberose. Tuberose can be a challenge for budding perfumistas but there is a creaminess to Kim Kardashian which makes it easier to wear and a great beginner tuberose fragrance. Kim Kardashian melts down to a long lasting sultry scent.
I would tend wear this perfume when dressed for a night out rather than using it as an everyday scent but of course there are no rules – feel free to wear it whenever you like!
If you are a fan of white florals then give this one a chance – you may be pleasantly surprised. When you can pick up a bottle for a bargain what have you got to loose?
FragranceX has a 30ml bottle of Kim Kardashian for $19.95 (The 50ml/100ml come in a round bottle and the 30ml in a metallic rectangular bottle)
MyPerfumeSamples starts at $2/ml
I recently posted a video review of Kim Kardashian. You can check it out at my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HPHtpvh9SY
The wonderful Katie Puckrik has also reviewed Kim Kardashian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4FMoN_hVoA
I love this perfume, I think it smells really expensive but is actually really affordable!
I justify my growing collection of celebrity scents by the fact that they are so affordable. KK is definitely great value for the money.
Well now, given that many of biggest names in perfume work on them anonymously, there’s no reason why some of them shouldn’t be – any recommendations on a truly dark or chypre-like celebu?
Would adore it if there was one…!
The Perfumed Dandy
Well I haven’t come across a truly dark one yet but I will definitely review it for APJ when I find it!
The notes here look like something I really want to try but unfortunately Kim herself (with her abhorrent 72 day marriage when I am considered unworthy of the privilege) has lost my support.
You always give good Guest Post though Katrina and I hope the 40th is AH MAY ZING!! You’ve earned some fun.
Yes, the 72 hour marriage thing is pretty hard to get past. I was thinking about why I was more reluctant to try this than Paris Hilton & I think that’s the reason. Still I’m glad I got it. Probably the most glamorous smelling perfume I own.
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
Holy cow is that a bargain!!! Sounds pretty good too.
Thanks Brie. You should try it!
Dearest K (if I may be so bold)
Good for you.
I feel one should celebrate beauty wherever one finds it, and if it comes at a good price… well so much the better.
I just wish some of these celebuscents were a little darker, murkier, rather like the private lives of some of the stars themselves!
The Perfumed Dandy
I really like this perfume. There was a set of Kim Kardashian minis that I saw at Kohl’s over the Christmas season for around $20 and I very nearly bought it.
Oh my gosh. Who would have thought?! Well, it’s encouraging to know that she was able to hold the fruitchouli sugar-bombs at bay. BTW did you hear the rumor about Kimye’s baby name? North. West. 🙂
I completely agree it does smell expensive! However the jasmine is just way too much for me 😦 It was something I wanted to wear rather than could wear. Just ill fitting, glad it sat well with you Katrina 😉
I find it smells similar to Estee Lauder’s Beautiful Love 😉
Cool! I need to go check Beautiful Love out too then Mel,
To be honest, Beautiful Love and Calvin Klein Beauty smells similar and then of course Kim Kardashian…
Although the CK received lovely reviews, I never felt the need to get it. I must admit, that Beautiful Love started becoming headache inducing.