What do binoculars, a bag containing two lawn bowls, the latest Jimmy Choo Man Ice fragrance and a framed black-and-white photograph of a sheep in New Zealand have in common? Let’s consider, stay with me on this.
I have lamented our lack of any noticeable winter here in Joburg this past season, so much so that winter was more like spring. And with spring around the corner, I dare say that will be more like summer. I faint at the thought of what our actual summer will bring when it finally arrives here in Joburg.
Having said that, I recently came across the latest Jimmy Choo Man fragrance, Ice. This fragrance is well suited to the warmer months and is from the nose of perfumer Michel Almairac. It starts with top notes of mandarin and bergamot. In the heart notes are to be found vetiver, patchouli, cedarwood and apple with base notes of musk, moss and dry amber.
This citrus aromatic woody fragrance has been expertly blended to deliver a freshness that shouts self-confidence to me. When I wear it I am reminded of the rejuvenation spring brings, followed closely on its heels by the attitude of I can do anything. There is a sense of the whimsical about this fragrance, which in my mind, makes this fragrance perfectly suited to spring; which is about to be sprung, or has already sprung, based on my earlier discourse on the seasons here in Joburg.
The bottle retains the traditional hip flask shape used in the original Jimmy Choo Man and Jimmy Choo Man Intense variants but takes on a degraded matte white finish. The clean, crisp lines serve to reinforce the attitude contained in this marvelous juice. The cap on the bottle is something to behold.
The cap continues the white theme and takes its styling cues from the crocodile-like leather used in the previous variants, but ups the ante with a rubberised finish. The leather like cap on Jimmy Choo Man bottles has become the hallmark of the brand, so interesting to see this being interpreted in new ways as the offering increases.
So, armed (as it were) with your Jimmy Choo Man Ice fragrance, go forth and experience spring; lawn bowls (the grass will be green – spring) and binoculars (to see the beautiful spring sights) at the ready. Spring essentials indeed! I am still not sure what part the photograph of the sheep plays, other than just looking good.
Who Wants To Win?
The great folks at Jimmy Choo Man have given me a second 100ml Jimmy Choo Man Ice fragrance to give away to one lucky My Lime Boots reader. Will it be you? Here’s what you need to do:
- Find my Tweet about this post, retweet it and tag a friend, telling me who the perfumer behind Jimmy Choo Man Ice is – that’s one entry.
- Find my blog Facebook post about this post, share it and tag a friend, telling me who the perfumer behind Jimmy Choo Man Ice is – that’s a second entry.
- For a third entry into the draw, comment below with your most imaginative take on what the photograph of the sheep I mentioned above, has to do with spring.
The giveaway is open to any person living in South Africa and closes at 16h00 on Sunday 3 September 2017. The decision as to the winner is final once announced.
And The Winner Is…
Well done to Melanie Pretorius who wins the 100ml Jimmy Choo Man Ice. Melanie entered by leaving a comment on the blog post below. Thanks to all who took part, had tons of fun with you guys on this give away!