I simply adore perfume, and my perfume collection is pretty huge – full of a variety of different types of scents. My ‘typical’ fragrance of choice is usually quite sweet, and my all time favourite perfume is Diesel’s Loverdose which isn’t for the faint hearted. Although I have a considerable collection of perfume’s, I’m yet to own one from Marc Jacobs.. until now. Meet the newest addition to my collection; Marc Jacobs Honey. When it was released back in July there were endless positive reviews published about the popular fashion house’s new scent which made me desperate to try it for myself.
Marc Jacobs Honey £41.95* is the newest addition to the Marc Jacobs fragrance line, and like the rest of his fragrances; the packaging is exquisite. The box is a buttercup yellow, covered in black polka dots and the bottle is just stunning. The circular bottle contains golden honey like nectar coloured perfume, with a golden chrome name plate. Both the bottle and lid are covered in white polka dots, as well as the lid having matching gold chrome hardware like the bottle. My favourite features of the bottle have to be the pearl bodied insects adorning both the bottle and lid which have been described as being either a Bumble Bee or Butterfly. Obviously the name Honey suggests they could be Bee’s but the spots suggest they could be Butterflies but I’d like to think that they were Bee’s. As well as having a round pearl body, they have four cute yellow and black striped wings too. I have to say that the bottle is absolutely beautiful, and really stands out amongst my other perfumes.. the attention to detail is amazing.
Marc Jacobs Honey is described as being a ‘fresh and inviting perfume’ that ‘opens with a memorable melody of juicy mandarin and pear which is later followed by a passionate heart of white florals, orange blossom and of course honeysuckle’. It has added delicate extras of peach, apricot, honey and golden vanilla. Marc Jacobs Honey was inspired by the carefree, modern woman that ‘buzzes with energy and positivity’ which I love as it links in perfectly with the bee theme. When reading through the notes of Honey I couldn’t help but think that each of the notes were different flowers that the bee had landed on and smelt for itself during the Summer’s day to create such a beautiful scent.
When I first tried Honey, I expected the scent to be quite sickly sweet similar to honey but it’s completely different to what I envisaged, but in a good way. If you’re not a fan of sweet scents and have avoided Honey for that reason, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Honey as it’s not remotely sickly. There is a subtle honey scent, which is more the honeysuckle than it is the honey which makes it more fruity than sweet. When I first spritz Honey, I can smell the orange blossom and mandarin which once settled is less fruity and more floral. I’ve found Honey to be quite a light scent, which isn’t at all overpowering but is rather long lasting too around the six hour mark.
Marc Jacobs Honey is so unique to any other perfume I’ve tried before, but I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect everyday scent, especially on dreary cold days like this to add a bit of sunshine to your day. This is definitely my most loved scent right now, it’s just beautiful inside and out. Honey is available in both a 50ml and 100ml bottle. Who wouldn’t want this bottle on their dressing table?!