GIVEAWAY: Jimmy Choo has just launched L’Eau EDT in South Africa and I’ve got a bottle you could win

It felt like just the other day that Jimmy Choo launched its first fragrance, a sexy-smelling mix of tropical flowers with an indulgent dollop of toffee. Since then, they’ve created several more but the original has remained my favourite, along with Blossom, an easy-going floral sweetened up with juicy red berries.

Well, that was until now. This month South Africa gets its first sniff of Jimmy Choo L’Eau EDT (R895 for 60ml and R1 195 for 90ml, Foschini) – a lighter interpretation of the original, and it’s gorgeous!

Jimmy Choo L’Eau EDT

A breezy floral freshened by citrus yet still kept sensual with a little musk, L’Eau is a lovely spritz-it-on-and-go every day scent but I wouldn’t call it casual. You’re not going to apply it to run errands (although there’s nothing stopping you). You’ll want to mist it on when you’re feeling feminine and pretty. It’s the kind of fragrance I’d want to wear with a flirty summer dress and sandals so the fact that it’s here now, just in time for spring, is fabulous.

Notes-wise, L’Eau opens with sparkly bergamot and hibiscus which immediately makes me reminisce about my last holiday to Mexico. (Mexican’s are mad about hibiscus! They drink it as a tea and even have a hibiscus-flavoured soda that’s even more popular than Fanta.) It then reveals a heart of pink peonies and nectarine on a bed of cedar and musk.

I really wanted to capture this ‘spritzing’ but no such luck.

On my skin, I immediately get the bergamot and something sweet, pink and fruity that smells refreshing and clean. Later the musk comes through but in a way that’s sheer and light. It’s definitely a youthful scent, but it’s not juvenile. Any woman, regardless of her age, who’s young at heart and wants a summery, uplifting floral that’s elegant yet ‘joyful’ is going to love it. I know I do!

As for the bottle, you’ll see it’s most definitely related to the original – the now iconic Murano glass-inspired texture is there – but it’s taller and more translucent and the cap is pale pink instead of black.

Pretty, pretty!

If you’re a fan of the original Jimmy Choo, I think you’ll be surprised by L’Eau. It’s not a ‘watered down’ version of the fragrance, it’s a new interpretation, and the toffee note is nowhere to be seen. Also, if you haven’t sniffed any of the Choo’s before but appreciate sheer, elegant florals that sparkle – fragrances like Chanel Chance Eau Tendre and Eclat d’Fleurs by Lanvin – then you’ll most definitely want to get your hands on L’Eau.

One way to do it? Enter my competition to win the bottle I’m giving away via the comments section below telling me which of the Jimmy Choo fragrances have been your favourite to date. (There’s no right or wrong answer. I’m interested!)

You can also enter via my Instagram and Facebook page so be sure to stop on by!

This competition is open to South African residents only and a winner will be drawn at 5pm on 25 August 2017. 

Love, love


73 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Jimmy Choo has just launched L’Eau EDT in South Africa and I’ve got a bottle you could win

  1. Hi Leigh…
    Honestly I haven’t tried one of the Jimmy Choo fragrances before, but would love to win this.

  2. The Original Fragrance | JIMMY CHOO is my favourite, was my wedding perfume. I have but a drop left which I am keeping for our 4th wedding anniversary on 5 Oct!

  3. I actually have never bought any of the Jimmy Choo’s, but am strangely always attracted to them when I do go on a “sniffing” spree in the fragrance sections. So I guess somewhere in my subconscious, I’ve wanted to buy one for myself 😛

  4. I would have to say my favourite is the Jimmy Choo Illicit Eau de Parfum 🙂

    Fingerscrossed I would love to win this Jimmy Choo, they all such beautiful scents

  5. Sadly I have never got the opportunity to try Jimmy Choo, always been on the wishlist but not in the budget (bloody bond !!) tee hee 🙂

  6. The original Jimmy Choo EAU DE PARFUM hads been my favorite, because of the scent and the invograting feeling I get by using it… after reading this review which was absolutely amazing I would love to win this wonderful fragrance, a perfect gift for my birthday. Thank you 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸

  7. My pick is Jimmy Choo Illicit…It is so sexy and pretty without screaming smell me!!! The Jimmy gets an A+ for smell and bottle presentation. This is a awesome perfume and I love it.

  8. I’ve never owned a Jimmy Choo perfume before, but whenever I go to Red Square or Foschini I take advantage of the yesterday. I absolutely love Illicit.
    I’d really love to win. Would be an awesome spoil.

  9. My fave has got to be the original Jimmy Choo fragrance – the Eau de Parfum version. My folks bought it for me when they were away on a business trip, while I was at boarding school. Love it to this day! And one of my very first ‘proper’ perfumes!

  10. I’ve never owned a Jimmy Choo perfume but have had a tester of the Jimmy Choo Blossom, which was of course, amazing. All I know is Jimmy Choo is synonymous with sophistication and elegance, and any offering from him is guaranteed to be a hit!

  11. I can honestly say that I’ve never owned a Jimmy Choo fragrance but that hasn’t stopped me from loving them all 🙂

  12. To be honest I never owned a bottle of Fragrance I share with my mom as I been a student . It will be such a pleasure to win and gift this delightful fragrance to my mom to say thank you and I know she loves The Jimmy Choo original and it’s time to replace her favorite with this, a precious mom who raised me and educated me on her own. The review is truly interesting and entices me to win for my mom.

  13. Jimmy Choo Illicit has to be my favorite. I didn’t have it personally but a friend does and it’s gorgeous!

  14. Haven’t owned any Jimmy Choo fragrance due to affordability, but have always loved the scent of Jimmy Choo Original. Would so love to win this awesome prize…

  15. Jimmy Choo flash is my favourite. I like the blue bottle almost diamond looking and the rough embossed sides. Its not as girly looking as all the others but still keeps me girly whimsical.

  16. Hello Leigh.
    I could never afford to get myself a bottle of any Eau de Parfum ,let alone a Jimmy Choo fragrance.But I would love to have the opportunity to win this amazing prize to be able to say that I did.Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  17. I’ve never tried a Jimmy Choo fragrance but from the reviews, they sound fabulous. My favourite one would be the first one I get!!! 😆😁

  18. I always walk by the fragrance stores and spritz a little of exquisite scents on myself…In December I fell in love with the Original Jimmy Choo which was a gorgeous infusion of luminous green top notes, a heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid and lingering sensual base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli. Its been a few months now and I still havent made that purchase. Id so love to own a bottle of this beautiful fragrance of L’Eau which is a symphony of floral, fresh and musky notes and top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony at the heart of the scent.

  19. I have not had the pleasure of using any of Jimmy Choo’s perfumes 😦😦
    BUT this new perfume L’ Eau sounds absolutely gorgeous and I would love to win this!!!!

  20. I’ve never tried Jimmy Choo before bieng honest but I’d like to win it for my Matric dance I believe my dress is not complete without a perfume I hope it will be Jimmy Choo to complete my dress.☺☺

  21. Jimmy Choo Illicit has been a firm favourite of mine and smells wild! I can safely say I am dangerously in love with it praying to get my hands on this new fab scent 💚

  22. I always sneak some of the Jimmy Choo original fragrance from my sisters cupboard. Would love to a chance to own a summery uplifting floral scent in time for spring 🌸

  23. My favourite Jimmy Choo perfume is the original EAU DE PARFUM for the floral hints and notes one smells. x0x0

  24. The Original Jimmy Choo is definitely the best!!! The best pick me up ever. Leaves you feeling sexy and all good about your yourself.

  25. I must say I haven’t tried any Jimmy Choo fragrance before, but I would love to have my very own, so fingers crossed 🙂 I think I would probably love Blossom because it has floral and fruity/citrus & raspberry notes which is kinda similar to L’eau EDT perhaps? Thanks for the chance! Love your blog and reviews! Sharing on Twitter and following on Insta😀

  26. I haven’t been lucky enough to try any Jimmy Choo fragrances… I would love to try one… some day ❤❤❤

  27. Ooh la la!! What a fabulous giveaway!! Just reading your post has made me dream of summer and little frockies…now I NEED this gorgeous L’eau EDT to make it a reality!! I can totally imagine how it smells just from the way you described it! Sounds like JUST my kind of Fragrance!!

    I have never had a Jimmy Choo Fragrance before but I definitely think that this one will be my FAVOURITE! 💙

  28. I have to admit I have never considered a Jimmy Choo fragrance before and I am beginning to doubt myself now based on this review.

    Should I win, this would be my 1st Jimmy Choo perfume or should I not, I will definitely consider this as a 1st choice.

  29. I got a bottel of Jimmy Choo Exitic round about year & half ago as a present, just for me to knock it over taking something out the cupboard.🙈 That will teach me after useing perfume to put it away where it was. 😑not infront because i was in a rush. 🙈 had a great mix between a floral/sherbity smell. 😉

  30. I bought Jimmy Choo original as a gift to my best friend, almost didn’t give it to her.😈 Love the fragrance!! on my birthday wish list this year.

  31. I have always loved Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette it’s a stunning smell….defintely a head turner!

  32. I would have to say my favourite is the Jimmy Choo Illicit Eau de Parfum, I love this fragrance…… It smells Divine..

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