With all the heady, classic fragrances I had been trying and wearing lately and with the weather doing all sorts of strange things, I had a hankering for a springtime perfume and Jewel caught my attention.
In Bottle: Sweet, dewy and slightly fruity jasmine with a bit of orange blossom.
Applied: I primarily get a nice dewy jasmine scent out of this with a fruity pear and a strong neroli note in the front. The jasmine is sweet and clean and fresh as it rolls into a fairly benign mid-stage with hints of creamy coconut in the background. So far, Jewel is nothing to really write home about. It’s very nice, but not unique. It reminds me a bit of springtime, and its use of fruits and jasmine together are not unappealing, nor is it too overdone to be enjoyable. The dry down is not too special either, as the sweet jasmine rolls into a clean floral finish.
Extra: Jewel was released in 2005 and if you didn’t get enough of it in fragrance form, you can choose between its wide range of body care products like the lotion. Jewel isn’t difficult to find either, and is available from discounters online though I haven’t seen it in a department store myself.
Design: Reminds me of Ange ou Demon by Givenchy, but I suppose it’s just the shape that makes me draw the similarities between the two. Has a pleasant shape overall, interesting to look at.
Fragrance Family: Sweet Floral
Notes: Blackcurrant, pear, neroli, orange blossom, jasmine, frangipani, coconut, plum.
Overall, a pleasant experience if somewhat uninteresting. It is a nice springtime perfume, and hit the spot when I wanted to smell spring-like, but there are more interesting spring offerings out there. Still Jewel is pretty good for what it is, has a pleasant clean, fresh jasmine sweetness to it and doesn’t lay it on very thick.
Reviewed in This Post: Jewel, 2010, Eau de Parfum.
Many years ago a co-worker gave me a roller mini of Alfred Sung’s Shi. I didn’t think much of it when I tried it but then I kept using it until all 10 ml were gone. It was very enjoyable. Neither before norafter that Ifelt tempted to try any other perfumes from this line but I can see how it can be very enjoyable in its simplicity.
I had a perfume like that. It was Gucci Flora. I wound up with a 30ml of it. Didn’t care that much for it, but kept using it anyway. Except for me, when Flora kept being just OK until one day, I had a weird sudden urge to like it and I’ve liked it since. Some things just grow on me, I guess.