Marc Jacobs launched his first perfume called Bang in 2010. Last year, the sequel of the tale was introduced as Bang Bang, a woody aromatic masculine fragrance developed by perfumer Yann Vasnier, from Givaudan.
Given that the first time when I saw Bang I was confused by the bottle, which looked a little too much for me, I didn’t offer much attention to the fragrance, although I admit it was interesting enough. Now, Bang Bang looks more convincing from the start and the test that followed proved this first impression. The description from the official website promised “an independent spirit and a feeling of fresh sophistication” and this is exactly the natural choice, subsequent to Bang, which exhibited a strong dosage of pepper.
The structure of Bang Bang is lighter as well and a few ingredients were combined to guarantee a pleasant aroma. The opening is a simple blend of citruses and spices: lemon and cardamom, placed alongside fennel, for assortment. Later, as the fragrances moves into the mid development phase, the atmosphere becomes more sensual, due to the sandalwood employed at this stage. The dry down is where Bang Bang turns musky, because the only accords used in here is cashmere musk.
Bang Bang comes in a bottle with the same shape as the original, but a different color: instead of silver, this time is electric blue. The designer of the bottle is Harry Allen, who has work together with Marc Jacobs. This time the blue color works fine for me and therefore I have no complaints. Overall, Bang Bang is geared at the dynamic man, who has a natural style, yet sophisticated.
Marc Jacobs Bang Bang Perfume Details
- Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Yann Vasnier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual