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Marc Jacobs Honey Review

Meet the latest addition to my perfume collection: Honey by Marc Jacobs ($92 3.4 oz).

In the category ‘best bottle design,’ Marc Jacobs always wins first place. There’s no way I can say no to the flowers on the tops of Daisy and Lola, two of the brand’s best scents in my opinion.

Honey, released in 2013, was created by Annie Buzantian and Ann Gottlieb, who also created Marc Jacobs’ Dot.

My mother bought me this fragrance for Christmas because you can really never go wrong with buying me perfume. I’ve never received a fragrance I didn’t like.

The first note that hit me was citrus. I don’t have anything else in my perfume collection that smells citrusy so I was excited to wear something new for a change.

Turns out the top notes of this fruity, sweet smelling fragrance are pear, mandarin orange and punch.  After a few minutes, it started to smell like a fruit cocktail and I could smell a peach note which coincides with middle notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom and peach.

As it dries down, the base notes, which are honey, vanilla, and woodsy notes, become more prevalent. The vanilla scent is not as strong as Madonna’s Truth or Dare, but it does a light dance with the fruity, musky scents that made me smile.

Oh and can we get into the packaging? I’m not the biggest fan of yellow, but this bottle is gorgeous. I love the little pearls in between the butterflies’ wings.

Although I like this fragrance, I’m disappointed with its longevity. I like that it’s subtle and flirty, but it doesn’t last for the whole day. Given the name, I also expected it to smell a little bit more like, well, honey.

I probably won’t be wearing this fragrance until around March. Even though technically speaking, we never experience winter in the Bahamas, it’s more of a spring/summer fragrance.

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  • The Fashion Engineer

    LOVE THE BOTTLE!! nice review

    • Kyss

      Thank you!

  • Eesh

    I’m a bit disappointed that Honey doesn’t last the entire day either unlike it’s sister, Dot. I’ve been looking forward to purchasing Honey for a while now and I’m still excited despite the lack of longevity. The bottle will still look gorgeous on my vanity 🙂

    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise

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