10 August 2013

Product Review: Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum

A few weeks ago the team behind Marc Jacobs send out a challenge to celebrate the launch of the new Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfums - bring your Marc Jacobs Honey perfume with you everywhere you go, and take photos of the Honey bottle in a place that is sweetest to you, and upload them to Instagram with the #MJHoneySpots. And at the same time be in the running to win one of 2 Marc Jacobs XL Single Handbags valued at over $1000 each… WOW.

Unfortunately I didn’t win the Marc Jacobs Handbag, which would just have been a dream, - it is not exactly in the budget of a stay-at-home-mum, but the winning entries were pretty amazing, so congrats to the lucky and talented girls!! – and I still, I feel special for receiving a bottle of HONEY for participating in this challenge, so thanks so much!!

With a newborn – and a dog that has just had surgery to remove cancer, I have pretty much been confined to staying at home, to ensure that my dog didn’t start attacking her leg to get rid of the stitches, so this is the entry that I came up with…


Anyway here are my thoughts on the Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum;

What They Say:
"The new buzz about town from Marc Jacobs! A sunny, delicious floral fragrance with a juicy pear top, feminine orange blossom heart, and a warm honey base."

RRP: $75 (30ml), $120 (50ml), $160 (100ml). – Available from Myer, David Jones, and select pharmacies.

What I Say:
I love Marc Jacobs perfumes, and am so happy to add this to my collection which already consists of Daisy, Lola and Kumquats, which I all love dearly.

The first thing that you notice about Honey, is the stunningly cute bottle, how gorgeous is that!! 

The notes in Honey are:
Pear, Juicy Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle, Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods.

Given the name ‘Honey’ I had anticipated that the perfume would smell like honey, sweet and warm, so I was a little surprised to find that it didn’t, but rather that it is a light summery floral scent with a hint of citrus from the mandarin notes, which I really like as fresh citrusy scents are my absolute favourites.

So in spite of the perfume containing honey and also vanilla, I really cannot identify those notes in the perfume, which personally I don’t mind, as I’m not the biggest fan of overly sweet scents. Also I fail to notice the smell of ‘smooth woods’ which again, I don’t mind, as woody fragrances are not on the top of my list either!

Compared to the other Marc Jacobs perfumes that I have, the Honey perfume doesn’t last quite as long, - especially not as long as Lola, which is a far stronger scent. But still, I don’t feel the need to re-spray during the day, and even after wearing it for a full day, at night my hubby has commented that I smell nice, so clearly it is still there. And while I do like the stronger Lola for special occasions and nights out, I like that Honey is a light and not too overpowering for every day daytime wear, especially as we head towards spring.

The Marc Jacobs not only looks fantastic on my dresser, it is also a fantastic addition to my perfume collection. I love it, and if you like fresh and floral scents, then I’m sure you’ll love it too!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this new Honey perfume from Marc Jacobs? Are you going to get it? Do you have other Marc Jacobs perfumes? Which types of perfumes do you prefer, fruity, floral, woody..? And which perfume is your all-time favourite?


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