“ Brand: Marc Jacobs / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women „
I treated myself to this fragrance in a product-purchasing frenzy one day but I have to say that I'm not over convinced by the concept.
The delectable Mr Jacobs (maker of fine handbags etc.) has brought out a collection of simple eau de toilette fragrances, the idea being to mix and layer them to create a signature summer scent.
The one I have is "rain" which smells amazing - I believe those in the business refer to it as a "green" scent in that it's not flowery or spicy or fruity but altogether something else. Very refreshing and androgynous in a Jo Malone kind of way. In fact, Mark - I bet that was the market you were going for wasn't it?
The problem I find with it is that it wares off before you've even left the house so re-application is a must. Now, Mark has given this some thought and designed the bottle with a screw top and separate pump. This means you can fill a little atomizer with it and take it on your travels. However, the bottle it comes in is huge so is certainly not fit for your handbag. Perhaps Mark has big plans to bring out a matching range of crystal-encrusted atomizers...who knows?
The other problem is the price. It costs around £40 per bottle and whilst you get a lot for your money (300 ml) if the point is to have he whole set and mix them then that's one expensive perfume!
Sorry Mark - my personal preference is for a perfume with some staying power!
Marc Jacobs Orange by Marc Jacobs is part of his range of eau de toilette sprays.
Other fragrances in the range include:
These are all only available as EDT's and are very light, casual, everyday scents.
Each one comes in a stylish clear large 300ml bottle with a black spray nozzle.
These are available at most high street stores, online and at the airports at around the £38 mark.
Marc Jacobs Orange is a very fresh, sweet citrus smelling fragrance.
It is extremely light and captures notes of bergamot, mandarin, tamarind, freesia, white rose, moss, tonka bean, amber, musk and blonde woods.
It smells reasonable strong when you first spray it, but it seems to disappear from me completely within a couple of hours, so I'm constantly refreshing.
For me, it's a light, fresh fragrance to wear on a summer's day, perfect for work or around the home, it's definitely not a night time fragrance.
It's got a very refreshing, pleasant scent but to be honest, it's probably not one I would buy again as I prefer something a bit stronger with more staying power.
As it only comes in large bottles, it's not practical to carry in your handbag for a quick refresh.
A light body spray with the zesty scent of orange / Great as a summer fragrance / Feel free to spray on liberally!