18 March 2016


About 10 or so years ago Marc Jacobs launched Daisy, and it quickly be came one of my favourite scents. Not long after Lola was introduced as a completely different scent. Since then, Marc Jacobs have launched countless fragrances, but most, if not all of these have all been different takes of either Daisy or Lola, fresher, fruitier, you name it. Until now that Marc Jacobs is finally bringing out a brand new scent, Decadence. 

And as soon as you the bottle you'd have to agree that it is decadent, as the actual bottle as been inspired by one of Marc Jacobs hand bags.

The emerald green square bottle comes with a cap with an exotic python design, and has heavy-duty gold chain and a long black silky tassel. It basically looks like a luxurious feminine handbag. Too pretty to put away in its box (which by the way is also incredible with its dark green velvety feel and gold embossed logo) - but so far I've resisted temptation and stored it away from the clumsy fingers of our 2.5 year old, also knowing it will keep much better if it is stored in a dark cool place as opposed to our warm sunny ensuite! 

Now on to the actual fragrance. The Marc Jacobs Decadence contains among others: 
  • Top Notes: Italian Plum, Saffron and Iris
  • Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Lush Orris and Jasmine Sambac
  • Base Notes: Liquid Amber, Vetiver, Papyrus Wood
This Decadence fragrance is very fresh and fruity when you first apply it, but dries down to a more woody and powdery scent. Thanks, I believe, to the plum and the saffron, it is a heavier scent (than ie. Marc Jacobs Daisy), and as I generally prefer fresher scents, Daisy does remain a favourite, especially for daytime wear.
That said, this is an incredibly beautiful scent. It is so feminine and luxurious scent, that is rich, dark and mature, and hence perfect for that special night out, as well as I feel that it is more suitable for use during winter than during the hot summer. Being a bit heavier, I consequently also feel that it is not as suitable for young girls as say Daisy that is lighter and fruitier.

The composition of the scent, however also means that it has got an incredible longevity, and in fact, if I spray it on my neck in the morning, my husband has told me he can still smell it the next morning, after a full day and a full nights wear. Now that's incredible.
Overall, I am pleased to have added Decadence to my collection and I will continue to enjoy both admiring the bottle and wearing the scent for years to come. As anything from Marc Jacobs, everything from the scent to the bottle is truly unique. If you'd like to stand out from the rest, then it's definitely worth checking out.
Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum: $190/100ml, $150/50ml, $100/30ml
Marc Jacobs Decadence Body Lotion: $65/150ml 
Marc Jacobs Decadence Shower Gel: $55/150ml
Available from Myer, David Jones, Sephora, and selected pharmacies.
* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
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