Jimmy Choo Rose Passion: A Tropical Melange of Joy
Just yesterday I was thinking about how a tropical rose fragrance could smell. Yes, these are the random musings that I have when I am left to my own devices. Lo and behold, Jimmy Choo releases Rose Passion, but with no listed rose note. This is either a huge oversight on marketing, or a cleverly placed layer beyond the surface, which I will discuss a bit later.
Rose Passion begins its sunny descent with refreshing coconut water and peachy plumeria (also known as frangipani). A floral and radiant heart of sweet orchid and soft jasmine create a playful trail. The base of the fragrance explores a paradise of vanilla and creamy sandalwood.
Let’s get the elephant out of the way first. There is no rose. How can it be called Rose Passion? My idea is that maybe they are referring to plumeria as the rose of the tropics and might be based he scent around that. I don’t see how jasmine, or orchid could tie into that. This is only a theory, and it’s not based on anything except my tired brain at 1 AM while I compose this piece.
Coconut water is amazing, I drink it almost daily and I prefer the smell of that over the suntan lotion varieties that dominate most coconut-based scent. Plumeria is a beautiful floral, with a creamy peach aroma that can also be slightly spicy. The rest of the scent is pretty much what you would expect from a summery perfume marketed towards women. I love jasmine, but I don’t think there will be enough in this scent to be excited about that note being included. However, I do think this will be a lovely release from the house and it’s certainly up my alley note wise as to what I prefer on women.
The bottle is beautiful. It’s mostly pink with a radiant yellow stripe though the middle stylized in the standard Jimmy Choo women’s bottle. The cap is gold and black, which I believe is a missed opportunity to create something that showcases the vibe of the perfume more. This is certainly not going to be a dark and mysterious scent. The eau de parfum comes in a 40ml size costing $70, a 60ml that will set you back $100, and a 100ml that will run you $140. These prices are approximate and are converted from the Czech Koruna. US prices may vary.
What do you think of this fragrance not having rose? Do you want to try it? I am personally excited about it, but I think I might have to look elsewhere for a tropical rose scent. Does anyone have a suggestion for that? What do you think of my theory about the plumeria being the rose of the tropics? Let me know!