A Thankfully Short Review And A Giveaway: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

Oh no – fresh! was my immediate response to learning about this fragrance.

But in the interest of science and for the ultimate cuteness of the bottle, AND the general ubiquitousness of samples that get pushed at me from all sides, I took a sniff.

Oh my!

The top notes smell EXACTLY like Blendi toothpaste, a vile pink children’s toothpaste I had as a child. They do not just remind me, they are exactly replicated in the top of Daisy Eau so fresh, I am telling you!

After a while it gets a little better, the Blendi note dissipates to leave a wan, vague, sweetish little floral that is neither here nor there.

I, personally, will leave it there.

The drydown is – how shall I put it? – also there, it exists.  A little clean musk, there is not much more to say.

Blendi and clean, soapy, inconsequential white musk.

Notes proclaim to be: grapefruit, green notes, raspberry, pear,  jasmine, rose, violet, litchi, apple blossom, musk, virginia cedar and plum.

We so needed that. There is a definite market gap that needed to be filled.

We can rest assured now, Marc Jacobs has us covered.

Over and out.

GIVEAWAY: If you are still interested drop me a line, I have two untouched carded samples to give away! I will pick two “lucky” winners with the help of random.org on Monday morning, 8 am GMT. Good luck! :)

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28 Responses to A Thankfully Short Review And A Giveaway: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

  1. lady jane grey says:

    LOL! (In usual I spread them in the office, to the young apprentices, they love me for that – I’m their sample lady )

  2. Ines says:

    I loved your review!
    ” The drydown is – how shall I put it? – also there, it exists.” – It made me laugh as I could completely imagine what kind of fragrance made you say that. :)
    Although, honestly, I’d rather skip smelling this one if I can avoid it now. :)

    • Olfactoria says:

      Thank you Ines! I fear this is my most evocative review, everyone is getting what I mean. ;)
      I don’t think you will be missing much, and there is always children’s toothpaste should you get the craving…

  3. Marie says:

    It’s amazing that Marc Jacobs manages to do so little with notes that could produce something quite wonderful. An exercise in restraint or minimalism on the company’s part? Eau so Fresh – isn’t that just the tiniest bit too cute – or is it just another cranky-attack on my part?

    I tried the original Daisy last year over a period of time – got a small roll on thingy – at first I thought it was quite inoffensive, could be worn, would be pleasing enough. After a little while that changed and it became offensive – not massively, of course – but there was something about the apple juiciness of it on my skin that made me go wwrrrraaahhhh when I got a whiff of it during the day. But then I’m probably not in Marc Jacobs’ demographic landscape in this case.

  4. Marla says:

    Eau de Blendi! Woot! Woot! Toddlers might like this one…was that the target market?

  5. *jen says:

    lolololololol. :)

  6. Alice C says:

    Eau my! I almost spit my coffee onto my keyboard… :) I love to read your reviews. Enter me, I can sniff it, and then find someone to give it to…

  7. deeHowe says:

    Good morning B.!

    I loved reading this; I also love it when I find a perfume that reminds me of something unrelated, taking me to totally different territory with the scent memory. Remember Guerlain Insolence—which took me back to the Aussie shampoo of my early grade-school years? What fun!

    I had a sample of the original Daisy along with Lola a few years back, but for the life of me, can’t remember what it smells like! :( It’s amazing, when you start to think about all the perfumes we’ve smelled—hundreds? thousands?—that we retain any ability to remember one or differentiate them :)

  8. Victoria says:

    I love the bottle. In general, MJ packaging is so striking!

  9. Tarleisio says:

    After reading your review and some of these comments, I’m reminded of something the Scorpio said the other day, commenting as one letter-perfect Daisy Eau So Fresh demographic on two legs walked by. “Sure,” he said with a smirk, “the packaging looks great, but what’s actually in there when you get to unwrap it?” I looked. “Another fruity-floral?” I asked. (He’s known me long enough by now!) “Yupp! And they all smell the same…” He gave me a long, significant, Scorpio look. “Give me a Serge, any day! That way, I’ll never know what happens next!” Which is exactly how I feel about most everything Marc Jacobs – but then again, ladies, I’m so not that demographic! ;)

  10. Undina says:

    Thank you!!! It’s a perfect way to finish an insane day I had. I laughed and now I can try to relax and get some sleep.

    I tried this one (not on the skin!) at the friendly Nordstrom’s counter and I can make myself a sample there if I want to (which I don’t) so no need entering me into the draw, but thank you again for the review.

  11. Thank you for identifying that smell! It was driving me nuts!!!

    My name IS Daisy, so guess what I always end up with? Yep. MJ’s juice (which sounds kinky, but it’s not even that exciting). The first time I tried this, I thought, “Meh. A little young for me, but generally inoffensive.” Until the dry-down. Then it was offensive! And I couldn’t scrub it off fast enough. For something marketed as light, it sure as heck was persistent! Blech!

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