Kim Kardashian by Claude Dir 2009

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Guest Post by Katrina

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This weekend I will be celebrating my 40th birthday with friends and the perfume I have chosen to wear for this auspicious occasion is …

Kim Kardashian by Claude Dir 2009

KimKardashian FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Mandarin, floral-lemon honeysuckle and orange blossom
Heart: Pink jasmine, tuberose, gardenia and spices
Base: Tonka, jacaranda wood, vanilla orchid, musk and creamy sandalwood.

I happily admit I was not in a hurry to try the Kim Kardashian perfume.  Yes, I have fragrances from Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton in my favourites list but everyone has their limits!  However I kept noticing favourable comments in the blogosphere that led me to take the plunge.  Who would have thought that Kim Kardashian could smell mature, long-lasting and sophisticated?

My first impression of the Kim Kardashian perfume – such a feminine fragrance!  Kim Kardashian is a rich floral perfume with jasmine, tuberose and gardenia.  When I first spray it on I find the scent quite sweet but the sweetness is from flowers.  There is no juicy fruit or other sugary ingredients.  This is a sophisticated, mature smelling fragrance rather than a girly celebuscent aimed at KK’s adoring teen fans.  The white florals are dominated by tuberose.  Tuberose can be a challenge for budding perfumistas but there is a creaminess to Kim Kardashian which makes it easier to wear and a great beginner tuberose fragrance.  Kim Kardashian melts down to a long lasting sultry scent.

I would tend wear this perfume when dressed for a night out rather than using it as an everyday scent but of course there are no rules – feel free to wear it whenever you like!

If you are a fan of white florals then give this one a chance – you may be pleasantly surprised.  When you can pick up a bottle for a bargain what have you got to loose?

kimKardashian salonPhoto Stolen salon

FragranceX  has a 30ml bottle of Kim Kardashian for $19.95 (The 50ml/100ml come in a round bottle and the 30ml in a metallic rectangular bottle)
MyPerfumeSamples starts at $2/ml

I recently posted a video review of Kim Kardashian.  You can check it out at my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HPHtpvh9SY

The wonderful Katie Puckrik has also reviewed Kim Kardashian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4FMoN_hVoA

You can find more Kim Kardashian fragrances at my website (http://celebrityperfumestore.com/index.php/kim-kardashian-perfume/) as well as the latest celebrity perfume news and reviews.

Katrina xx

16 comments on “Kim Kardashian by Claude Dir 2009

  1. I love this perfume, I think it smells really expensive but is actually really affordable!

    • Katrina says:

      I justify my growing collection of celebrity scents by the fact that they are so affordable. KK is definitely great value for the money.

      • Well now, given that many of biggest names in perfume work on them anonymously, there’s no reason why some of them shouldn’t be – any recommendations on a truly dark or chypre-like celebu?
        Would adore it if there was one…!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Katrina says:

        Well I haven’t come across a truly dark one yet but I will definitely review it for APJ when I find it!

  2. Hi Katrina,
    The notes here look like something I really want to try but unfortunately Kim herself (with her abhorrent 72 day marriage when I am considered unworthy of the privilege) has lost my support.
    You always give good Guest Post though Katrina and I hope the 40th is AH MAY ZING!! You’ve earned some fun.
    Portia xx

    • Katrina says:

      Yes, the 72 hour marriage thing is pretty hard to get past. I was thinking about why I was more reluctant to try this than Paris Hilton & I think that’s the reason. Still I’m glad I got it. Probably the most glamorous smelling perfume I own.

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  3. brie says:

    Holy cow is that a bargain!!! Sounds pretty good too.
    happy birthday,Katrina!

  4. Dearest K (if I may be so bold)
    Good for you.
    I feel one should celebrate beauty wherever one finds it, and if it comes at a good price… well so much the better.
    I just wish some of these celebuscents were a little darker, murkier, rather like the private lives of some of the stars themselves!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  5. susan says:

    I really like this perfume. There was a set of Kim Kardashian minis that I saw at Kohl’s over the Christmas season for around $20 and I very nearly bought it.

  6. Oh my gosh. Who would have thought?! Well, it’s encouraging to know that she was able to hold the fruitchouli sugar-bombs at bay. BTW did you hear the rumor about Kimye’s baby name? North. West. 🙂

  7. parfumalley says:

    I completely agree it does smell expensive! However the jasmine is just way too much for me 🙁 It was something I wanted to wear rather than could wear. Just ill fitting, glad it sat well with you Katrina 😉

  8. Mel says:

    I find it smells similar to Estee Lauder’s Beautiful Love 😉

    • Cool! I need to go check Beautiful Love out too then Mel,
      Portia xx

      • Mel says:

        To be honest, Beautiful Love and Calvin Klein Beauty smells similar and then of course Kim Kardashian…

        Although the CK received lovely reviews, I never felt the need to get it. I must admit, that Beautiful Love started becoming headache inducing.

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