Poets inspire perfume and perfume inspired poetry. Bruno Fazzolari Jimmy is a perfume inspired by New York school poet James Schuyler.
Jimmy opens as honeydew melons and roses in a florist’s fridge. Jimmy wears as a fresh, fruity floral. In the perfume world, this may sound repetitious but it isn’t. Jimmy is like a dewy violet and rose. Coquettish but not fickle. The dry-down is green and mossy but not in a classic chypre way. It actually reminds me of living moss – fresh moss. This is contrasted by a smooth, creamy ambergris.
I love that such a pretty fruity floral perfume is inspired by such a capricious person and scrupulous poet. And I think Schuyler would have really liked this perfume and he could write about it much better than I ever could.
Notes listed include ylang ylang, cassis, rose, geranium, violet leaf, heliotrope, sandalwood, moss, ambergris and daylight. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Bruno Fazzolari
Give Jimmy a try if you like fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like Lili Bermuda Pink, L’Artisan Parfumeur Fleur de Liane, Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell, A Dozen Roses Electron and/or Penhaligon’s Violetta. Jimmy is a fragrance that leans more traditionally “feminine” and I love that it’s called “Jimmy”.
Projection and longevity are average for an EDT.
The 1 oz bottle retails for $96 at Bruno Fazzolari. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A crisp violet and rose floral. It’s a really pretty yet cultivated fruity-floral. It’s not my favorite to wear from this indie line, but I enjoy wearing it. I have to be in the mood for such a “pretty” perfume.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Shari Belafonte pic from huffingtonpost.com.