Product Review – Jimmy Choo Illicit Perfume*

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while, you will know how much I love perfumes. I use to be a perfume hoarder freak, with over 10 bottles at a time, until I went into recovery, lol. I am a lot better now, and quite happy with only 5 bottles at a time.

Jimmy Choo Illicit Perfume Image

Jimmy Choo wowed me with the previous Jimmy Choo perfume. So I was very happy to receive this Illicit perfume by Jimmy Choo as a gift last Christmas.

The Jimmy Choo Illicit perfume was released August 2015. It comes in a 40, 60 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. I have a bit to say about it, but before I dive into the review, here is what Jimmy Choo has to say about this perfume:

The Illicit perfume is designed for women who are tempting, seductive, risk-taking and totally in control. This fragrance embodies the daring spirit of a woman who is hypnotic, attractive and living life to the fullest. It is a modern floral, created by the perfumer; Anne Filpo. It starts with frizzy notes leading to the floral heart and the warm, honey-amber base. Ginger and bitter orange open the composition. The heart consists of rose and jasmine sambac, laid on the base of honey-amber accord and sandalwood.

Jimmy Choo Illicit Perfume

Illicit Perfume by Jimmy Choo Image


“ILLICIT embodies the daring spirit of the Jimmy Choo woman. She is alluring, hypnotic and lives her life to the full.”
– Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo.

Here are my thoughts on this perfume:


  1. It is a light, feminine, sensual fragrance, which I love. It is soft enough for day time wear, and great to rock in the summer season.
  2. It is long-lasting. It stays on for a few hours.
  3. I love the design of the bottle. It is simple but so chic.
  4. I like the fact that it comes in various sizes – 40, 60 & 100ml, hence various prices. A 40ml bottle goes for £42, 60ml goes for £54 and a 100ml goes for £78.
  5. This fragrance is readily available online and in many other departmental stores.


  1. I wish the fragrance stays on longer. It disappears after a couple of hours.

Overall, I love this fragrance. I think it is fab, and I will definitely use it again. I recommend it to any perfume lover looking for a light fragrance to use this summer.

Have you tried the Jimmy Choo Illicit perfume? What are your thoughts? Drop me a comment, lets chat.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.



29 responses

  1. I haven’t tried any of the Jimmy Choo perfumes, would like to try this though. Ginger and bitter orange sound like lovely tones and it doesn’t sound too heavy etiher. I don’t really like overpowering fragrance!

  2. This sounds great. I don’t think I have tried this perfume before but with this beautiful review, I gonna try it.

  3. I’m a Jimmy Choo fan and I love my special fragrances. This one sounds enticing but I’m concerned that it only lasts 2-3 hours. I will check it out. Thanks for the post.

  4. I have generally stuck to Opium perfume over the years and also bought the new Opium black when it came out last year. You have inspired me with this so will try a tester of the next time I am in the perfume shop. Thank you for the blog on Jimmy Choo

  5. I actually used to be the same and always had 10 or so perfumes sometimes more on the go. I tried a Jimmy perfume before and wasn’t too keen on the scent but ginger and bitter orange sounds more up my street!

  6. My boyfriend just surprised me with the 60ml gift set which includes the body lotion. I am in love with this scent. I can’t stop smelling myself! It’s a seductive deep scent which has a floral peppery tone to it. Absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully it lasts a little while after applying… will have to wait and see.

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