With the delightful macaroons of a Parisian patisserie serving as the inspiration for Marc Jacobs latest collection of fragrances, I must admit I was a little put off initially. Scents named for baked goods always bring my mind back to my years of wearing cotton candy body splash in middle school, long before I bought my first bottle of Chanel and became the perfume snob that I am today. However, not being the kind of girl to shy away from a challenge, I was excited to give Marc Jacobs Splash Collection a test drive.
The three scents, Apple, Pomegranate, and Biscotti, which were each developed by a different perfumer, were described as the perfect summer treat. Out of the three, Biscotti arrived at my door in its pale yellow packaging, reminiscent of Sophia Coppola’s Maire Antoinette, ready to prove me wrong about cookie named scents. The crisp, clean glass bottle proved to be the perfect package for this crisp, clean scent. Although it may be named for a coffee house staple, Biscotti smells nothing like its real life counterpart. It is described as…
The perfect pick-me-up, this savory scent tempts the senses with Freesia, Bergamot, Orange Flower, Pistachio, and Vanilla. Developed by Richard Herpin of Firmenich in a warm, gold tint.
Boy does this stuff deliver! Light, refreshing, and prefect for summer, Biscotti , with its warm citrus notes, is more like the grown up scents I’ve come to love since exiting puberty than any other patisserie inspired scent I’ve had the displeasure of smelling.
Marc Jacob’s Splash Collection will be available this month at Saks, Bloomingdales, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Marc Jacobs boutiques. Each scent will retail for $68 dollars, a modest price to pay to smell like a modern day Marie Antoinette.
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