Product Type: Marc Jacobs fragrances
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Daisy - Worth the hype?
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Daffydill
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Light scent, bottle and marketing can't be beaten.
Disadvantages: Poor longevity and sillage.
I received this for Christmas two years ago, after getting trapped in the hype this fragrance created when it was released. My parents had to buy the lotion and perfume (100 ml) separately as the gift sets had sold out in all Boots across the country with no more expected until after Christmas. Yet, this wasn't Christmas Eve, this was closer to the beginning of December.
I do love all the clothes and accessories Marc Jacobs produces, and I feel my thoughts here may be controversial to some, however I would like to point out this is due to my experience with my body chemistry.
Marc Jacobs' marketing team did a stellar job with this one. The adverts look young, fresh and modern depicting pretty youths lying among the fields. Reflecting the youth, the lightness, and freshness that this was supposed to create.
The bottle I believe is what caused such a stampede to perfume stands to pick this one up. I would argue that this bottle is a much better looking bottle than the later released Lola. The bottle is see through, so you can see how much you have left. The word Daisy is typed in black font, all capitals, it's simple and modern, very Marc Jacobs. The lid is a gold sphere, with three rubbery daisies of various sizes attached in white. Credit where credit is due, this is a rubbery material, but it doesn't look cheap and still holds a feeling of class. The flowers rotate, which is quite fun to play with. However, these white flowers do seem to attract dirt, and I find myself having to scratch off stains from the flowers. The perfume itself is gold in colour, which nicely reflects the gold detail in the lid.
The spray is in gold, and is a standard spray, so can be taken apart to be used in a Travalo, this is particularly important, as with all the flowers this is quite a big bottle. The spray itself doesn't give me quite the fine mist I'm hoping for more of a splash, spraying in the region of four to five inches in distance.
So, to the smell, and how the perfume performs and to me this is the real let down.
Smelling from the bottle, I can smell the strawberry top notes, with grassy undertones, possibly the violet leaf. Grapefruit is also meant to be there, but this passes me by. On my skin, the grassy violet leaf dominates, with the other top notes missing in action, a real shame. At this point in time (the first five minutes) I simply smell really green and grassy, sadly I'm not a fan of really green fragrances.
Leading swiftly to the heart, the violet leaf remains, with the added punch of violet flower. I can smell the gardenia in the background, I don't particularly smell the jasmine coming through. This super violet stage as I like to call it, does not seem very young and fresh to me, and I wonder why Marc Jacobs called this Daisy and not Violet. I almost feel like these heart notes age me ten years.
To the base, this appears about half an hour in, fast progression as the fragrance is soon to die out. The smell is detectable only when pressing the nose to the wrist. Notes of cedarwood, vanilla and musk are meant to combine here. With my skin chemsitry, it's all cedarwood, a little bit of musk with more violet. I guess this does make it a bit fresher than if it smelled more of a heavy, vanilla musk.
Longevity: On me this is weak, and not much more than an hour. Disappointing for a premium perfume, I have body sprays that outlast this.
Projection: Once again limited, this is an eau de toilette, so is meant to be light. However, I find myself using eight sprays per application to get the desired effect. This is as many sprays as I use with my premium body sprays.
The type of person Daisy would suit does definitely depend on your body chemistry. I get the older violet smell, which would be suited to a woman in her late twenties and over. My friend gets more of the strawberry-grapefruit jasmine when she wears this, a lot fresher, and seems to fit more with Marc Jacobs targeted demographic of teens and young adults.
This is definitely a day perfume suited for spring and summer, and does not have the power to stay the night, or make me feel happy on a cold winter's day.
Price and availability: This will be available in most department stores and Boots. The 100 ml is currently on Amazon priced at around £52. This to me is too much for a perfume that doesn't seem to outlive other body sprays. I have tried it with the lotion, this does prolong the smell more to about 2-3 hours, but this does have glitter in which I'm not keen on. At this price I think there are better light perfumes on the market by Gucci and Chanel, so I will not be repurchasing.
* Scent: 2-4 stars depending on whether you get the violet or strawberry notes.
* Packaging and marketing: 5
* Longevity: 1
I would like to give this perfume a 2.5 star rating, but I will be kind and give it a weedy three stars
Summary: Sadly Daisy for me, is a little bit of weed in a market of flowers in full bloom.
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