Although Marc Jacobs launched his fashion line in the mid-1980s, it wouldn’t be until 2001 that he would release his first fragrance to the world: Marc Jacobs For Women. Over the next 18+ years, this designer would continue to release fashionable and exciting perfumes and colognes. At last count, there were over 88+ fragrances released under this label.
The depth of this perfume line can make it difficult for just about anyone to select just one from among their offering. After all, when there are almost a hundred scents available to you, how do you choose just one? Fortunately, most people won’t have to answer that question, because we’ve rounded up 10 of the best Marc Jacob’s perfumes available, so now everyone can find a scent that suits them.
Best Marc Jacob’s Perfumes
10. Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum
Marc Jacobs Lola is packaged in a big, beautiful bottle that can only hint at the special elixir that’s contained within it. Although this bottle is well designed, it pales in comparison to the symphony of scents that can be found within it. This Marc Jacobs perfume has top notes of pink pepper, pear, and grapefruit. It clings onto its feminine heart notes of rose, geranium, and peonies. And located at its very base, right down at its core, are the sexy and entrancing scents of vanilla and Tonka bean and white musk. It’s a warm, woodsy and rosy blend of scents that yearns to be smelled.
9. Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum
There is probably no perfume with a more apt name than this one–a fragrance is known as Decadence. This perfume does have a decadent fragrance that few will be able to turn away from upon initial contact with it. That’s because it is a layered perfume that really produces some subtle but well-defined scents. At its top, this fragrance has notes of iris flowers and plums. It’s heart notes include scents of jasmine, orris roots, and roses. And at its base, this perfume has the seductive combination of vetiver and amber, mixed together with just a touch of papyrus.
8. Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum
Although this perfume is called Honey Eau de Parfum, it features more than just a honey scent. It also has notes soapy notes and notes of lemons mixed with vanilla. This creates a sweet and alluring concoction that some women are going to adore. This perfume has top notes of Mandarin oranges and pear; heart notes of peaches, honeysuckle and orange blossoms; and at its base, are the notes of vanilla and honey mixed with just a trace of musk. It’s an alluring scent that’s sweet and has a soft sillage but maintains longevity that other perfumes can only wish they had.
7. Marc Jacobs Daisy
Even though we’ve introduced you to Daisy Fresh, Daisy So Fresh, Daisy Love, and several other Marc Jacobs perfumes, nothing compares with his original Daisy scent. This fragrance is light, youthful and energetic–perfect for the young women of today. It has top notes that are kissed by notes of strawberry, blood grapefruit, and violets. It has heart notes that are caressed by notes of jasmine and gardenias, and bottom notes that include such marvelous scents as vanilla and white woods. This is a scent that dries to a floral fragrance and has a very light sillage.
6. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Even though it may seem hard to keep the various Marc Jacob’s Daisy-themed perfumes separated, if there’s one thing that you need to know about this one it’s the fact that it really does have a fresh scent to it that distinguishes it from the other perfumes. This fragrance is a charming combination of raspberry, grapefruit, and pear that’s been mixed with notes of violet, rose and jasmine fragrances. Its base notes include notes of plum, cedar, musk and apple blossom. All of this creates a fragrance that has a very soft sillage but makes a pretty big impact.
5. Marc Jacobs Dot For Women
Although this perfume’s ladybug bottle may be a little bit gaudy for some people, the perfume that resides in it is a soft fruity/floral fragrance that has good longevity to it and is ideal for wearing during the spring and summer months. It’s light, airy and soft, and is a fragrance that’s truly feminine. It has luscious top notes of berries and dragonfruit, and floral heart notes that include orange blossom and coconut mixed with jasmine. And finally, when this scent’s base notes bloom, they smell a lot like a combination of musk and vanilla.
4. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
This perfume is a variation off of the original Daisy perfume that was released in 2007. This formula was introduced in 2014 and quickly became one of the more popular fragrances released. This fragrant blend of notes includes top notes of blackberry, grapefruit, and blackberry and heart notes of jasmine. It very base notes, however, are not as fruity or as floral as its top and middle notes. Its base smells like a combination of cedar, coconut, and musk—an exciting scent combination to say the least. And although its sillage and longevity may be a little too soft for many people, for others this perfume is a dream come true.
3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Love
Originally designed in 2007 and redesigned in 2018, Daisy Love is ready to impress a whole new generation of women. What makes this fragrance unique among many of the other perfumes in the Marc Jacobs line is that it only has a few keynotes. Although this does mean that it isn’t a complex scent, it also means that it isn’t overpowering. The only notes that can be found in this elixir include notes of cloudberries, daisies and base notes of musk. All of this blends together nicely in this simple but floral fragrance that most women will love.
2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Shine Red
Developed by Alberto Morillas and released in 2016, Daisy Red is a limited edition perfume in the Daisy Shine line of fragrances. Most women who wear it comment that it has fairly large silage and tends to hang in the air for quite some time after it’s applied. However, that doesn’t make it offensive because it’s floral scents aren’t too sweet or perfumey. This fragrance has top notes of grapefruit and strawberries with just a taste of violets. It’s heart notes are all gardenias and jasmine, while it’s base notes have a more grounded scent profile to them and smell like vanilla mixed with musk.
1. Marc Jacobs Daisy So Fresh Kiss
Although some people may consider this fragrance to be the safe choice because it tends not to be offensive, we actually think that it’s one of the more delicate Marc Jacob perfumes. This scent has a soft, almost fragile, sillage that gently rises to the rose. Although it’s longevity may leave a lot to be desired, it’s scent is one that’s sure to impress anyone who loves fresh cut flowers mixed with green florals. At its top, this EDT smells like pear, grapefruit, and raspberry with select green overtones. Its heart notes are all floral and feature the scents of daisies, jasmine, and rose.
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A Guide To Marc Jacobs Perfumes
Even though Marc Jacobs has won a variety of awards for his fashion line—including several Council of Fashion Designers of America Designer of the Year Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award—we feel that the pinnacle of his achievement has been in the fragrance industry. He has released wonderful and iconic scents that have continued to impress and intrigue wearers since 2001.
We have enjoyed his fragrance collection so much, we just couldn’t resist writing a guide to these fragrances. A guide that sits before you right now. This guide is going to serve as a roadmap for all of our readers and allow them to navigate around the fragrances in his collection. So, let’s jump on the road and take a look at what this brand has to offer.
The History Of Marc Jacobs & His Perfumes
Marc Jacobs was born April 8, 1963, in New York City, a city in which he still resides. After he graduated from the H.S of Art & Design in 1981, he would go on to study at Parsons School of Design located in New York. During his time at this school, he won a Design Student of the Year Award and two Gold Thimble Awards. During this time, he also designed and eventually sold his first line of sweaters. In 1986, he would go on to design his first full clothing collection, thanks to backing by Onward Kashiyama USA.
Over the next few years, he would win several awards including The Women’s Designer of the Year Award. In 1993, he began to offer his line of clothing under the Marc Jacobs International Company line. The following year, the company released the first menswear collection and in 1997 released its ready-to-wear collection.
In 2001, Marc Jacobs would begin to offer his own fragrance line with the help of Coty. The first Marc Jacobs perfume released was Marc Jacobs for Women and this was soon followed the following year by Marc Jacobs For Men. After these two offerings, the company would release a line of unisex splash colognes that focused on single fragrance notes. Examples of these single note fragrances include Marc Jacobs Splash Gardenia, Cotton, and Cucumber.
Over the years, they would release dozens of new scents with the help of some of the most prestigious perfume designers in the world. Some of the perfumers who have contributed to the unique scent of March Jacobs perfumes include Andrea Lupo, Ralf Schwieger, Richard Herpin, Maurice Roucel, Jean-Claude Delville, Amandine Clerc-Marie, Honorine Blanc, Olivier Cresp, Patty Hidalgo, Ann Gottlieb, Steve DeMercado, Mathieu Nardin, Calice Becker, Patricia Choux, Loc Dong, Vera Vanore, Yann Vasnier, Annie Buzantian, Laurent Le Guernec, and Alberto Morillas. As of the writing of this guide, Marc Jacobs has 90+ perfumes in their collection.
A Look At Marc Jacob Fragrance Collections
Although we feel the best way for a person to find the best Marc Jacob perfume is to choose one from our top ten list located above this guide, we do understand that not everyone might like a perfume on that list or might not find one that suits their particular sense of style. So for everyone not impressed with the above perfumes, we offer the following section that will help illuminate some of the great collections that Marc Jacobs have released over the past 19+ years. Let’s take a look at some of them and see what they have to offer the discriminating perfume connoisseur.
Marc Jacobs Collection
The Marc Jacobs Perfume Collection is the first collection released by this company. It features perfumes that are floral, woody/floral or have a woody/floral/musk vibe to them. Marc Jacobs was the first perfume in this collection, followed by Marc Jacobs Men, Marc Jacobs Perfume Essence, Essence, and I Love Marc. Let’s take a look at a few of the perfumes in this collection and see what they have to offer.
- Top Notes: Bergamot/Gardenia
- Heart Notes: Honeysuckle/White Pepper/Jasmine/Tuberose
- Base Notes: Cedar/Musk/Ginger
Marc Jacobs For Men
- Top Notes: Ginger/Cumin/Cardamom/Cypress/Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Rose/Fig Leaf
- Base Notes: Cedar/Patchouli/Oak Moss
Marc Jacobs Gardenia
- Top Notes: Jasmine/Gardenia
- Heart Notes: Honeysuckle
- Base Notes: Musk/Cedar/Ginger
Marc Jacobs Splash Collection
The Marc Jacobs Splash Perfume Collection was started back in 2006 and ran until approximately 2016, with no new perfumes being released after that. These perfumes are designed to capture the essence of particular seasons and feature fragrance notes that include everything from citrus to fruity notes. Below are some of the best representations of this fragrance collection below.
Marc Jacobs Autumn Splash
- Top Notes: Cardamom/Mandarin Orange/Nutmeg
- Heart Notes: Orris Root
- Base Notes: Suede/Tonka Bean/Vetiver
Marc Jacobs Rain Splash
- Top Notes: Grass/Clementine/Strawberry/Cypress
- Heart Notes: Water/Sunflower/Passion Fruit
- Base Notes: Amber/Musk/Moss/Teak Wood
Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash
- Top Notes: Bergamot/Pomegranate/Mandarin Orange
- Heart Notes: Rhubarb/Violet
- Base Notes: Amber/Vanilla/Musk
Marc Jacobs Lola Collection
This collection is known for its beautiful bottles and its floral shaped toppers, but what’s important to know about these perfumes is that they’re incredibly rich and delicate at the same time. As their bottles would suggest, the perfumes in this collection are built around floral scents. This line was originally released in 2009, with the release of Lola and has since had three other perfumes added to it until 2012. Below is a closer look at a few of these perfumes.
Marc Jacobs Lola
- Top Notes: Grapefruit/Pear/Pink Pepper
- Heart Notes: Rose/Peony/Geranium
- Base Notes: Tonka Bean/Musk/Vanilla
Marc Jacobs Oh Lola!
- Top Notes: Pear/Raspberry/Strawberry
- Heart Notes: Peony/Magnolia
- Base Notes: Vanilla/Sandalwood
Marc Jacobs Oh Lola Sunsheer!
- Top Notes: Pear/Strawberry/Raspberry
- Heart Notes: Magnolia/Peony
- Base Notes: Tonka Bean/Sandalwood/Vanilla
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
As can be seen from our top list, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is one of the collections that we think shines—that and the Daisy Dot Collection. It’s a collection that was originally released in 2007 and continues to be produced to this day. Below is a closer look at some of the fragrances in this collection that we like but didn’t make our top ten list.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Black
- Top Notes: Blood Grapefruit/Strawberry/Violet Leaf
- Heart Notes: Violet/Jasmine/Gardenia
- Base Notes: White Woods/Vanilla/Musk
Marc Jacobs Hot Pink
- Top Notes: Strawberry
- Heart Notes: Violet/Gardenia/Jasmine
- Base Notes: Cedar/Birch
Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine
- Top Notes: Violet/Strawberry
- Heart Notes: Marigolds
- Base Notes: Wild Berries/Wood Notes
Other Notable Fragrance Collections
Before we exit this guide, we would also like to list some of the other perfume collections that Marc Jacobs offers. The following are great perfumes collections that each have their own unique characteristics.
- Marc Jacobs Bang
- Marc Jacobs Blush
- Marc Jacobs Daisy Shine
- Marc Jacobs Decadence