Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I love gardenia, even the overbearing old-fashioned kinds. In fact, I love a gardenia that is sour and on the verge of rotting. But, I also love a pretty, polished gardenia. The original Marc Jacobs perfume is one of those clean gardenias that I like to wear.
Marc Jacobs is a gardenia soliflore. It opens with a heady gardenia and dazzling bergamot. The heart is a huge, creamy white floral bouquet. It reminds me of manoï and coconut milk. There’s also a summer-y honeysuckle. Marc Jacobs is a more “tropical” gardenia. It dries down to white musk and warm ginger.
Notes listed include gardenia, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, white pepper, honeysuckle, ginger, cedar and musk. Launched in 2001. PERFUMERS – Steve Demercado and Loc Dong