For some reason, I cannot seem to curb my perfume sample habit and recently picked up a sample of a brand new fragrance that I have only seen on the market for a couple of weeks. Honey by Marc Jacobs intrigued me as soon as I saw it in The Fragrance Shop. Most Marc Jacobs fragrances are overwhelmingly floral (excluding Dot) and with a name like 'Honey' I expected a new edition that was sweet and smelled like summer.
I was offered this sample by a lady in Debenhams in Kings Lynn this weekend. I was thrilled ad I was excited by this fragrance. The bottle is similar to 'Dot' but yellow. I prefer the bottle for 'Dot' because it reminded me of ladybirds and the colour of yellow and black reminds me of road signs. Although I can see why they went for this look as to remind one of bees.
The sampler describes the scent as ' Energetic and alluring, a sunny delicious floral with sparkling notes of orange blossom and a hint of honey.' So the sweet scent I was hoping for is not entirely catered for.
Pear, Juicy Mandarin
Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle
Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods
This is a very pleasant fragrance. Any fans of the existing Marc Jacobs perfumes would love this scent. I own both 'Daisy' and 'Daisy Eau So Fresh' and this does remind me of these scents. Although being in similar packaging to 'Dot', this is far more floral than its red predecessor.
The notes most prominent to me were the mandarin, orange blossom and honeysuckle. I think I must be a huge fan of orange blossom scents because I own two that list it as one of its scents (Elie Saab and Armani Code Pour Femme). I love the scent of honeysuckle in this as it is one of my favourite flowers - it reminds me of my childhood!
Despite this being called honey - I could not detect a honey of sweet scent. Maybe it is my nose as my Grandma told me that it smelled on the sweeter side on me.
Would I purchase this? Not yet. I love the fragrance but as I already own two Marc Jacobs fragrances that remind me of it, I cannot justify spending my money on this just yet. Although others have to remember that each fragrance smells differently depending on the individual so I would recommend trying this for yourself to see if the honey notes are more prominent.
Have you smelled 'Honey'? Do you think you may pick it up?