Product Type: Marc Jacobs fragrances
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A beautiful summer fragrance
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Member Name: alyson29
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Date: 05/07/12, updated on 05/07/12 (87 review reads)
Advantages: Smells absolutely gorgeous and fairly good staying power for an eau de toilette
Disadvantages: A little pricey when compared with the eau de parfum
I enjoy being given the opportunity to try out new products and where I would previously select a new perfume based solely on a quick sniff of a tester bottle, I now take my time when making my decision where I will allow each of the notes to fully develop on my skin. A couple of months ago my mother visited my home whilst wearing the most stunning scent, which I discovered to by Daisy Eau de toilette by Mark Jacobs. As perfumes can offer a different scent on one person to the next, which is dependent upon a number of factors such as the skin's oil content and the level of acidity, my mother offered to lend me her bottle for a couple of weeks. As my love for this eau de toilette grew and grew I purchased my own bottle with this review discussing my experience with using it.
The 50 ml clear glass bottle is extremely appealing to the eye with its large and fresh contemporary looking white petal daisies with golden coloured centres, which are firmly attached to the golden coloured lift off lid. However, despite its irresistible charm I never store any of my fragrances in direct heat or sunlight, as over a period of time the perfume will spoil, so my bottles are always stored in a dark drawer. The fragrance is released in a fine mist and I apply to my pulse points such as the insides of my wrists and behind my ears and knees. As these areas contain blood vessels that are closer to the skin, the heat from the body causes the aroma to become more evident and subsequently, prolong the fragrance.
The opening accords deliver a delightful and refreshing aroma of strawberry and violet leaves, which create an uplifting summery scent and are soon accompanied by the luxurious heart notes of violet petals and jasmine. This is when the eau de toilette really begins to come alive as far as I am concerned, as all of these notes work in perfect harmony to deliver the most beautiful feminine scent. Contained within the base notes, which remain with us the longest is one of my favourite perfume aromas, namely musk, as I find it sensual and it appears in the majority of fragrances that I wear.
The musk is accompanied by vanilla, which is not an aroma that generally appeals to me as I find it rather cloying. However, its presence is minimal and it provides a perfect blend, particularly when cedarwood becomes noticeable, as it offers a slight woodiness to the overall fragrance. As this is an eau de toilette it contains approximately 1 - 6% perfume concentrates, so its staying power is considerably less than an eau de parfum and I find that after a couple of hours I need to reapply.
The smallest bottle of eau de toilette is 50 ml, which generally retails at around £45, which I feel is a little high for an eau de toilette that offers limited staying power. However, for £5 more you can purchase the eau de parfum in the same size bottle although I cannot comment on its longevity having never used it before. I can recommend Daisy for its beautiful scent, but it loses a star from me due to the price and its limited staying power, so I will probably opt for the eau de parfum for my next purchase.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A gorgeous fragrance from Marc Jacobs