Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Of course, Marc Jacobs would take advantage of the massive success of Daisy and make as many flankers as they can. This is the designer way!
Daisy Dream opens with pear. Lots of pear with blackberries. Unfortunately, living through the 90’s, this pear reminds me too much of cheap body sprays. And then the Daisy-ness of it all kicks in. It’s a non-descript fruity-floral. And honestly, from my memory, I can’t tell the difference between this flanker and the original Daisy¹. It’s like a jasmine so heavily manipulated that I can no longer tell what it is. To sum up Daisy Dream, it’s a sheer, non-descript and inoffensive fruity-floral.
The deal with all these Marc Jacobs scents is that I’m not their demographic at all. These perfumes have mastered the “inoffensive” modern which can best be described as “pretty”. And they are. They are so dainty and pretty that I don’t have much to say about them. Even though they bore me immensely, I will say that they are well done. I’m actually impressed by the ability of these perfumers to make something so crowd-pleasing, something so designed for pleasing the masses. This truly amazes me and I’m not being sarcastic. I’m amazed by the Daisy franchise in the same way that I’m amazed by boy bands. And I’m also freaked out in the same way too.
Includes notes of blackberries, pear, blue wisteria, jasmine and coconut water. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Alberto Morillas.
Give Daisy Dream a try if you like sheer fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like Marc Jacobs Daisy and its many flankers, Ralph Lauren Ralph, Britney Spears Curious, DKNY Be Delicious and/or Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline.
Daisy Dream is an EDT and it wears like an EDT. In comparison to the original, this one doesn’t have as much projection or longevity. And I think because of this, this would be good for a younger crowd. It’s harder for them to suffocate their classmates and teachers when they’re wearing something like this.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A shampoo-ish pear floral. I’m so not the demographic for this. So not. It’s so intentionally pleasant and perfect that I’m a little scared of it.
¹OK, I remember more green apple and strawberry in the original vs the pear and blackberry and this one. Otherwise, I can’t remember anything else different.
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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Sephora. Winifred Barnes from music-timeline.net. Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!