Monday, March 9, 2015

Marc Jacobs Daisy Sorbet Eau de Toilette Spray & Eau So Fresh: Review

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
For Spring 2015, Marc Jacobs added two new scents to the Daisy family. Both named Daisy Sorbet, one of the new scent is an Eau de Toilette ($85 CAD) and the other is an Eau So Fresh ($95 CAD). The two have fairly different scent profiles but they are both very floral and springy. To read more, click.......
The Bottle:
Both the Daisy Sorbet Eau de Toilette and the Eau So Fresh come in clear glass bottles with rounded edges. The Eau de Toilette is tinted light purple and the Eau So Fresh a soft pink. The main feature of the bottle is the cap, as is with all Daisy perfumes. Adorned with translucent flexible red, purple, and light pink flowers with shiny gold centers, the caps are oh so adorable and exquisite.

The Scent:
Daisy Sorbet Eau de Toilette Spray
Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Pear, Passion Fruit
Heart Notes: Wisteria, Jasmine Petals, Lily of the Valley
Base Notes: Violet, Cedarwood, Sheer Musks
Daisy Sorbet Eau So Fresh
Top Notes: Juicy Mandarin, Apple Blossom, Lotus Flower
Heart Notes: Magnolia, Jasmine, Violet
Base Notes: Woods, Musk

The Eau de Toilette is described as a "lovely, smooth, and sensual" scent and I definitely agree with the sensual part. The perfume is heavy on the floral notes. Unlike traditional scents where the citrus notes just take over, the florals definitely hold the center stage. I would almost describe the scent as a bit moody because to me it doesn't smell like the common uber feminine and upbeat florals. It has a slightly dark and complex edge to it. The musk and woods comes through after a while and they really warm up the scent, making it more springy and soft. I'd say overall that this is quite an unique floral scent with a more sensual twist.

Eau So Fresh, on the other hand, is a much lighter, fruitier spring scent. Upon first whiff, I was hit with the mandarin mixed with the floral notes. The overall vibe of this feels like the younger, more playful sister of the Eau de Toilette, despite having fairly different notes. Both scents actually evoke a wet dew in a spring garden kind of feel, with the Eau de Toilette being more sensual and the Eau So Fresh more lively.

I'm quite taken with both new Daisy scents, but probably more so with the Eau de Toilette, which is definitely one of the more unique florals I've stumbled across in the recent years. The wear of the Eau de Toilette is noticeably longer than the Eau So Fresh, which faded with three or four hours.

Marc Jacobs Fragrance is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Holt Renfrews.