Review: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum

As my regular readers may recall, although I’ve admired the design of Marc Jacobs’ ‘Daisy’ for a while now, I hadn’t actually sampled what was inside, so when this gorgeous red bottle dropped through the door, courtesy of Coty, which is the company behind this scent, I couldn’t open it up fast enough.

Before I tell you about the scent, though, I think the bottle deserves a little more investigation:

This is the Pop Art edition of the perfume, which, as you can see, comes in a bright red bottle topped with three glossy black daisies. ┬áIt’s the kind of scent that looks fantastic sitting on your dressing table, and that, naturally, makes it an excellent gift choice, especially for people like me, who’re easily drawn in by pretty packaging.

Luckily, however, the scent inside is very pretty too. Now, I’m not great as describing fragrances, unfortunately: I just don’t seem to have the “nose” to be able to pick out the various notes, so the best I can do here is to tell you that this is a very light, fresh smell, which is floral and a bit fruity, and which is really a breath of fresh air at this time of year, when it’s still so dark and claustrophobic indoors, and something light and fresh is exactly what you need to keep your spirits up. For those of you with a better nose than me, however, you should be able to detect top notes of wild strawberry, heart notes of violet, jasmine and gardenia and base notes of vanilla infusion, musks and white woods. Yum.

My one criticism of this is that the scent is very light and seems to fade a little quicker than my regular perfume, although that could just be because I’m wearing it so often at the moment that I’ve gotten used to it and stopped being aware of it (I hate it when that happens). It gets an enthusiastic thumbs-up from Mr. Dollface, too, however, so that’s good.

For more info on this one, here’s the Marc Jacobs website: enjoy!