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
Marc Jacobs comes in a few sizes with the 1.7 oz retailing for $90 at Sephora and Nordstrom.
3 thoughts on “Marc Jacobs EDP Perfume Review”
One of my favorites!
It is good 🙂
🙂 Hi Victoria, your reviews are great! About Marc Jacobs, to my nose it is beautiful and quite a dressy spring/summer fragrance. Delightful as it is, my suggestion to readers is don’t do this fragrance with the jeans and sweater outfit. I walked into a Chili’s restaurant and Marc Jacobs was powerfully wafting around a nicely groomed young woman wearing jeans, sweater, boots. She was very pretty, but the look clashed with the fragrance–like nails on chalkboard. (I don’t want to be a judgmental cow, perhaps it was her only fancy perfume.) But when possible, the jeans and cozy sweater look may work better with something like Prada Eau Ambree, Bvlgari Omnia, Jasmin Noir, or Benefit Maybe Baby–if you want something with lots of throw.
Thanks Victoria, and thanks a million for always including a list of comparable perfumes in your review, that just makes my little perfume geek heart really happy 😀
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