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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Currently wearing: Chanel's Gardenia

Chanel's Gardenia

Chanel's Gardenia

The camellia flower is native to Japan and various parts of Asia, it's also the chosen flower of Chanel. The only thing is the camellia flower bares no discernible scent; turns out this was a sticking point for such a notable couturier and perfumer. Fortunately the gardenia's physical attributes and geographic location made up for what the camellia lacks, a scent.

And this is how Chanel's Gardenia, part of the Les Exclusifs De Chanel perfume collection, came to be.

Gardenia starts out very robust, but it quickly quiets down. Chanel describes the scent as exhibiting "green notes, its creamy heart, and a trail full of fantasy." Yet when I smell it, call me crazy, I think of the colour purple.

This particular bottle is a major investment, as a result I read loads of reviews and boy are they mixed. One reviewer said, "Even the best sometimes fail and, here, Chanel failed. A harsh and cheap plastic/coconut white floral that would be an awful choice even as a freshener for a dog's basket. Meh..." His commentary made me smile and it reaffirmed we all don't have to like the same things. I also found that Gardenia was repeatedly compared to Dior's Poison, perhaps an affordable dupe?

Others complained about Gardenia's longevity or lack thereof and I'd have to agree. Gardenia is unfortunately one of those perfumes that requires reapplication throughout the day. It's even suggested by layering Gardenia over freshly applied moisturiser will help with its lasting power.

Gardenia is exclusively sold online and at Chanel Beauty and Perfume Boutiques.