“ Brand: Marc Jacobs / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / What it does: Refreshes, „
I have been after some Marc Jacobs perfumes for a while and in February I went perfume mad and bought a few of them.
I first spotted the Marc Jacobs Sunshine Editions in Boots in February. I hadn't heard of them before, but when I sniffed at the testers in Boots I loved them all.
There are three fragrances in the Sunshine Editions collection. There is Daisy Sunshine (which comes in the same shape bottle as Marc Jacobs Daisy), Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine (which comes in the same shape bottle as Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh) and Oh, Lola! Sunsheer (which comes in the same shape bottle as Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola).
My first purchase was Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Sunshine. The reason I chose this was because it comes in a larger bottle at 75ml, whereas the other 2 in the collection only come in 50ml bottles.
~ Price ~
Although I bought this in Boots it is not available to buy from their website, but it is available in department stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams as well as The Perfume Shop.
The 75ml bottle cost £48.00. This is the only sized bottle the fragrance is available in. It is also only available as an eau de toilette.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is made from clear glass. It is quite tall compared to how wide it is. It is quite a flat bottle, but it has rounded edges and it is narrower in the middle.
The fragrance itself is a very light pink colour.
The bottle has 'Daisy Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh' written on the front in gold letters. It does not say anywhere on the bottle that this is the Sunshine Edition.
The lid is a gold coloured ball covered by 6 rubbery bendy bright coloured daisies. There are 3 small daisies and 3 larger daisies and they are bright pink, bright orange and bright green. I think the colours go well together and make the bottle look very summery.
Each daisy has a gold coloured centre.
I really like the bottle for this fragrance. It is bold and colourful.
~ Scent ~
The scent has a vague resemblance to the original Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, but I prefer this fragrance.
It is really fruity and fresh. It somehow smells pink , like its colour.
The top notes are strawberry, apple blossom and pink grapefruit.
The heart notes are jasmine, rose and violet leaves.
The base notes are oak moss and amber wood.
It is very fruity and to me the scent has a fizziness to it. It is light, sweet and fresh. The florals in it are evident, but not sharp or overpowering.
I think it is a really summery fragrance, but the internet tells me that this fragrance was released in October 2012.
I also heard that the Sunshine Editions will not be released in the United States of America and would only be available in Europe. This irritates me a bit because I'd hate to think that a fragrance from a big name like Marc Jacobs would be released exclusively to a far away country that I didn't have easy access to like the USA.
I really love this scent, but being an eau de toilette I have found that the staying power is fairly poor at around 3-4 hours maximum and even after less than an hour it sits very close to your skin so the sillage is very poor.
I think this perfume is probably aimed at a younger audience since it is so sweet and fruity. I'd say it would probably suit girls in their teens up to women in their 30's, but I do think anyone could get away with wearing it. It is very pleasant.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this scent and I am glad I have it in my collection, but it lacks staying power and although this can sometimes be improved by applying it to fabrics or applying Vaseline prior to spraying it onto your skin, I think the decision is yours as to whether you think this perfume is worth shelling out £48.00 for.
I don't think I would buy it again if I ran out, yet I would be disappointed to lose it from my collection.
If it had better staying power it would get the full 5 stars as the scent is really lovely.