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.

Get in line: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons from top to bottom: Intro(Vert), Plum(Age), Blacquer, Obey-Ge and Ro-Cocoa

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons from top to bottom: Intro(Vert), Plum(Age), Blacquer, Obey-Ge and Ro-Cocoa

In the lead up to Sephora's opening on the 5th of December in Sydney I'll be featuring some of my must-haves you seriously need to consider tossing in your cart upon darting across the threshold on day dot.

Marc Jacobs' Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, a never fade, long-lasting liner that you just can't quit. While it's not the sharpest tool in the shed with its sub-par built-in sharpener, a negative attribute I am willing to look past; its intense, true colour payoff and bombtastic performance is where it's at.

Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches from left to right: Intro(Vert), Plum(Age), Blacquer, Obey-Ge and Ro-Cocoa

Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches from left to right: Intro(Vert), Plum(Age), Blacquer, Obey-Ge and Ro-Cocoa

In terms of application I prefer to tight line with Blacquer or Ro-Cocoa (reviewed here), highlight the inner corners of my eyes with Obey-ge and add a pop of colour along my upper lash line with Intro(Vert) or Plum(Age).

Other colours under serious consideration: Luna(Tic), Th(Ink) and Brown(Out).

In the States Marc Jacobs' Highliner Gel Crayon retails for $25 USD or you could shell out $45 USD for the Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection which features O(vert) (forest green), Brown(out) (bronze with shimmer), Th(ink) (deep navy), (Plum)age (vivid purple), Blacquer (black), Sunset (golden bronze shimmer) and Midnight in Paris (inky indigo blue).

Curious about the other brands available for your makeup hoarding ways? Elle has the complete list.

Here's hoping Sephora's pricing promise rings true.

A quick hello and update..

Hey Everyone! Scott and I are about to embark on a weekend together in Sydney for our wedding anniversary and my birthday. Yeah, we eloped two years ago today :)  Crazy how time flies so quickly.  But before we jet off, I wanted to leave you with a few tasty morsels from my week.

First up, the Too Faced lippie I purchased last week was I want Candy.  Jury is still out on performance, however, I've been enjoying its creamy texture.

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On Wednesday night I attended Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and had a blast playing with my new camera. During the 30 minute show I took over 2,000 photograph - I viewed the whole event through the camera! For the night I wore this shirt from Sass & Bide, I lined my eyes with Illamasqua's Glister and applied Naked Rose on my cheeks.

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Alice Euphemia

Alice Euphemia

Currently wearing Butter London's Scouse on my nails.  It's the perfect shade of 'birthday girl' blue!

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Finally, I woke up to Birthday-versary hugs and these this morning...

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I'm officially beyond spoiled and lucky!

A few other tidbits...

Did you know Target Australia was asked to remove counterfeit MAC products from their shelves?

Have you seen Chanel's Rouge Allure lip range?  It looks stunning!  Rouge Allure features 16 beauteous shades.

Fashion's Night Out took place last night, did you spy/buy anything lovely?

Thats about it for now.  Have a lovely weekend and for those of you who live in Melbourne, tether yourself down so you don't blow away!

Want to keep up with me during my trip? Follow me on Twitter and Instagram...

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I'm typically a .925 gal, that's speak for sterling silver which you can also see stamped on the inside of any sterling silver Tiffany ring and or bauble.  But when I laid eyes on this yellow gold set by Marc Jacobs, my stomach did flips of joy.  Statement jewelry isn't usually my thing, but I'm willing to make an exception on this occasion - especially when Mr. Marc Jacobs is involved.

By the way, have you seen the Zipper Pull or Turnlock earrings?  Too cute!