Sensory moment: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever

 Daisy Dream Forever

Daisy Dream Forever

There's something artificial about Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever, and I couldn't quite put my finger on what bothered me the most about it. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad scent, but it's something I certainly wouldn't choose for myself.

Daisy Dream Forever as defined by Sephora:

Notes: Blackberry, Grapefruit, Pear, Jasmine, Lychee, Blue Wisteria, White Woods, Musks, Coconut Water. 

Style: Airy. Deep. Eternal.

My nose is horrible at deciphering scents, yet in the simplest of terms Daisy Dream Forever is a juicy fruit bomb, highlighted with icy berries that burn off to a whimper within two hours. Unfortunately for me, Marc Jacobs latest release is an upmarket Britney Spears' imposter, slapped with lucite flowers to ooze, no force, innocence. 

These sorts of perfumes I liken to moments, and believe me I've had many moments.

1999-2000

Candie's Fragrance, I convinced my mom to me buy me this fruity/smoky/amber perfume for Christmas. It smelled amazing on Megan during Señor Souza's first period Spanish class, so it'd work for me, right? 

Clinique Happy was a gift from my brother, Rich, in ninth grade. I was a happy little Starburst.

2001-2003

Bath and Body Works Imagine...Love another bottle dressed in daisies.  Swaddled in young love, fleeting, followed by the too slow fizzle.

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy, a gift from my ex. I never really wore it, yet I recall smelling it on my roommate, Jen, who happily pinched my stuff, but I was never allowed to go on her side of the room. It's funny that we never ended up becoming friends.

2004

Burberry Brit, another amber with notes of vanilla and even cinnamon -- I was exercising my inner Charlotte York in the midst of university.

2007-2008

Fruits & Passion Pink, this love affair lasted just as long as their brick and mortar shops did in the US. The same goes for Martin & Osa, remember them?

Each of these perfumes celebrated a time in my life, but now that I'm older I want something classic, memorable without being overpowering, and refined.

What are some of your sensory moments?

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 3 out of 10 bags — Daisy Dream Forever is as awwe-inducing as the 'best friend' charm split with your childhood neighbour that was eventually buried in a time capsule which will never see the light of day. Sorry, Marc.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I'll just stick with his makeup. 

*PR sample provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.