Latest Scent Crush: Marc Jacobs Honey
Aaaaahhhh, honeysuckle! Honey! Orange Blossom! Woods! Pear! Some of my favorite notes all thrown together into one cute little yellow polka-dotted honey-bee bottle.
Even the yellow and black spotted carton is cute.
Created by perfumer Annie Buzantian from Firmenich, Honey (despite its name) is a crisp, and almost fizzy-fresh fruity-floral.
Top: Pear, Fruit Punch, Juicy Mandarin (an oriental citrus that’s similar to orange)
Heart: Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Honeysuckle
Base: Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods
Honey Eau de Parfum smells like tart, fizzy fruit cocktail and then it morphs into soft, creamy white florals with a hint of peach and honey. This phase lasts most of the way and In the final drydown, it softens to a sweet, shower-clean skin-scent. Definitely more honeysuckle than honey.
Despite the honey, vanilla and woods in the base, this does not have an oriental dry-down. In fact, something in the clean dry-down reminds me of another citrus Summer scent that came out recently, Shiseido Zen Sun, which I also enjoy. If you’re expecting something dessert-like, you’ll be disappointed.
I’d say it’s definitely very in line with most of Marc Jacobs’ scents. It’s not deep, dark and complex. It’s sunny, happy, girly and universally-likable. Great for days when you just need a pick-me-up, or if you’re looking for a starter scent and would like something light and wearable. If you like any of the Marc Jacobs Daisies or some of the sweeter or fruitier Splashes, then give this one a try. (I personally prefer it to Dot, but scent taste is very subjective, so give it a sniff!)
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