WHAT I SMELL: 24K opens with a warm, soft and tender rose that moves towards a lightly spiced tuberose and jasmine. The perfume buzzes with muted ambered florals that seems to become warmer on the skin with each inviting inhale. As the perfume continues to develop, it becomes more rounded and the florals seamlessly meld into one beautiful fragrant bouquet. At this point the perfume slows it’s progression and it radiates floral energy with a warmth and pulsing force that’s completely mesmerizing. There’s something nostalgic about 24K that takes me back to a bygone era of the 1980s and 1990s. But don’t get me wrong, the perfume doesn’t feel vintage or old fashioned in the least. In fact, it makes me yearn for some of those forgotten floral beauties of the past that you couldn’t help but notice.
From the Jivago website:
24K for Women is a sensuous floral composition created from some of the finest ingredients in the perfumers palette: Bulgarian Rose which induces thoughts of loving affection; Jasmine Sambac which has been prized forever worn for blessings, protection, and good luck; Tuberose Absolute which is both calming and spiritually stimulating.
The scent is elegant, weaving a tale of opulence and tasteful desire. Our most successful release to date, this award-winning fragrance became an instant best-seller and has been recognized for its iconic status in perfumery.
Understated but undeniably luxurious: this is the scent for woman of worth, grace, and poise – but also of great warmth… a timeless classic beauty.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: “Dynasty-lite”. The perfume carries all the quintessential aspects of the 1980s; big, bold, large and in command. But instead of being over-the-top and in your face, 24K remains perfectly muted.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE 24K: warm, sophisticated, beautifully-confident
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT 24K: No reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: I used to live in the Washington DC area and went to many concerts and plays at the iconic Kennedy Center. At some of these events, I would at times be entranced by a woman’s perfume that would envelope me. I would find myself so mesmerized by these wonderfully elegant perfumes that seemed to be designed just for these evenings on the town, that I would lose myself in the perfume rather than in the event itself. 24K is one of those perfumes.
It should be noted that 24K comes complete with flakes of gold floating in the perfume as well as an iceberg stand that holds the bottle. Wonderful in every regard.
- Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Classification: Leans feminine
- Expense: Review is based on the $145 eau de toilette version. Also available in eau de parfum for $175.
- Special Offer: Thanks to Jivago, you can receive 10% off your purchase of 24K using the code: STEVE10. Offer valid exclusively on the Jivago website.
*Sample provided by Jivago. Opinion my own.
June 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Jivago 24K sounds divine!!! I have not sampled any perfumes from this brand but I’m about to sample soon! I just signed up for a Sniffapalooza zoom event from Jivago and i’m looking forward to it. 24K sounds SO divine and right in my sweet spot for perfumes. I spent a lot of time at the Kennedy Center, too, when I lived in DC. But you probably weren’t even born when I lived in DC (Jan. 1980 to Dec. 1985). I always went to the ballets and the Metropolitan Opera performances, along with a few wonderful plays that I saw. I saw James Earl Jones as Othello opposite Christopher Plummer as Iago. /Wow! What a performance!!!
Thanks for the discount code. And for the gorgeous review!
June 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm
LOL. I wish I hadn’t been born in the early 80s, but I have to say that I was already hitting my early adult years! This perfume was a lovely surprise. To me, it’s in the same vein as Givenchy Ysatis, but softer. I hope you enjoy your Sniffa Zoom, it sounds like a lot of fun. xoxoxoxo
June 26, 2021 at 12:34 pm
I recognize the bottle (in my mind they were the first to put in those gold flakes in perfume, though I might be mistaken), but I don’t remember ever trying this perfume – because of those flakes. I didn’t like the idea. Of course, now I’m curious 🙂 And I wasn’t aware that the brand was still around!
June 27, 2021 at 8:51 am
I had not heard of this brand myself so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect…but man, this perfume easily became an instant love. The gold flakes are just a novelty and the perfume would be perfect with or without them. And I do think the perfume is priced very fairly. So much to love!!
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