The Anti-Daisy: Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition review


     After my brand spotlight feature this winter, it’s pretty obvious that Marc Jacobs is becoming one of my favorite names in perfume to collect. Can you blame me?! Everything Marc touches turns to gold, or at least a really cute bottle. Just when you thought his petal-topped, clear glass flacons couldn’t get any better, BAM! Daisy Hot Pink Edition happened, and nothing will ever be the same. I found it one day while strolling the virtual aisles of (try it, it’s addicting), and couldn’t believe my eyes – a designer perfume for $45.49*? This must be my lucky day. To make the deal sweeter, it was actually in stock!!

     I’ve previously mentioned my distaste for Daisy, one of Marc’s pillar scents and debatably the one that set the ball in motion in the direction the Coty-owned division has headed in since. I find it too mild, too grassy, and too boring to deserve a seat in my general council of scents. I prefer the punch-scented Honey, or the travel-exclusive Violet. However, this limited edition flanker ups the ante several noticeable notches, making it a must-have collector’s item and a really solid perfume at that. Take a look!

© Gil Segev 2016

© Gil Segev 2016

     Daisy Hot Pink Edition was released in 2011, created by established nose Alberto Morillas (creator of CK One). The juice comes in a solid black 50 ml glass bottle, topped with a golden orb of a cap covered with three (suitably hot pink) plastic flowers. Although it has the potential to be a totally tacky item, the sober black base with white writing makes it look really elegant. It makes me smile to look at!

     The notes for this EDP are a little different than the original. They are more refined, selective, and intense. The most important aroma is that of strawberry, a notoriously difficult scent to replicate but incredibly well done in this case. Evident throughout, it is only slightly sweet, tangier really, with a little hint of orange peel (imagine sliced strawberries sprinkled lightly with sugar). Subtle jasmine adds romance in the heart, while violet and creamy woodsy notes balance the composition in the base with just a little sharpness. It is a perfume best suited for young women, teenagers all the way to the early twenties. More so on the summery and springy side, daytime over night. Kind of reminds me of my beloved yet sadly discontinued Floris London Amethyst.

     Do you collect Marc Jacobs fragrances, too? I think everyone will enjoy this happy, airy, refreshing juice. Let me know if you’ve tried it!

*Prices true at time of writing.

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