Product Type: Marc Jacobs fragrances
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Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Member Name: walsha11
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
Advantages: florals, soft, fresh, longevity
Disadvantages: price, a little young, cheap design, a little crude looking
I was given a set of Marc Jacobs perfumes for Christmas and thought I would share my views on each of the scents.
This perfume comes in a beautiful glass bottle which is rectangular in shape but tapers towards the top of the bottle into the lid. The lid is a gold coloured ball with plastic daisies attached to the top which each have a gold plastic centre. The bottle design is quite unusual because of these oversized flowers and this definitely makes it stand out. The perfume inside is a lovely goldy/peachy colour which perfectly complements the gold colouring on the lid. Though I do think this is a pretty bottle I find the daisies a little crude. They are almost cartoon like and for someone who like a delicate, elegant feminine fragrance they just seem a little junior to me.
The bottle does work exactly as you would hope, the dispenser spritzes an even amount of perfume which disperses in the area to create a large area of contact with your skin. I find the perfume settles evenly and though a little sharp at first begins to mellow into a delightfully floral fragrance.
This scent smells very young, fresh and light to begin with which makes it the perfect perfume for a warm summer day or holiday. The first notes you get are strawberry, violet and red grapefruit. I find these combine beautifully to make a very light, fruity, floral scent which feels really bright and summery. I do find this layer a little sweet for my personal liking which again smacks at being a little cheap or young. The perfume does mellow though and deepens into a delicious smell.
The heart notes in this scent are jasmine, violet and gardenia which turn this perfume into a much cleaner and voluptuous smell. I find this aspect of the perfume to most suited to my personal tastes. I love these heady floral scents that open up like ripened fruit. This layer is sweet but not sickly and has a real feminine elegance which is absolutely beautiful. These smells do become a little powdery, as florals can, but personally I like this. My only issue is that it does seem somewhat at odds with the design and the initial smell which makes me wonder who the target audience is.
The final notes are vanilla, musk and white wood. I love it when a floral scent deepens into much more earthy woody smells because it feels like entering a deep dark forest festooned with flowers. I love how this perfume opens out and becomes a far more sexy and sensual smell that it begins with. It feels like the unravelling of a summer garden party into a night of debauchery.
In terms of longevity I find this perfume ideally needs reapplying ever 3-4 hours. This isn't too bad for a standard perfume but probably not quite as good as you could get from other brands for a similar price. That's the real catch with this perfume actually, the price. For a 50ml bottle this perfume will set you back around £45 which to me feels very expensive for what is an average perfume. I've certainly had better for less and for that reason I can't really justify the price. That said, I have enjoyed using it and would like to receive it as a gift again.
Overall, this is a mixed perfume which has some beautiful notes but can feel a little too young.
Summary: A nice perfume but not for this price.