Obviously I would not go that far and say that somehow, Marc Jacobs has lost his touch of originality announced by Daisy, but the latest scents that I sniffed from this house proved me otherwise. And here I’m mostly referring to Dot, a feminine floral fruity arrived on the market in spring 2012 and developed by perfumer Annie Buzantian.
Reportedly with a name derived from the polka dots pattern present recurrently in Marc Jacobs’ fashion creations, Dot was in my opinion, imagined in order to attract a younger female audience that could not settle with Daisy or Lola. And perhaps this is where the creative team failed, because the fragrance does not linger much on the skin, and seems to be pretty similar with most of what you’re able to encounter on the market these days.
Dot exhibits a quite facet of fruity and flowers in the beginning, but, by the time it reaches mid development and dry down, these accents are buried under a dull and unoriginal olfactory creation. The list of official notes (which encompasses red berries, dragon fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, orange blossom, coconut water, vanilla, musk and driftwood) does not help too much as this was not be able to produce a right combination for its greatly desired attraction.
When asked about the bottle, Marc Jacobs stated that “There’s a juicy, lush quality to it because it felt like the right spirit for this bottle. It’s almost like a butterfly or a ladybug landing on a leaf.” As a result, upon noticing the flacon, you realize this is true; unfortunately this whimsical silhouette represents (perhaps!) the single interesting aspect regarding the perfume. Overall, I’ll suggest going and testing Dot for yourself, because it might never know how it will finally turn out to smell on your skin.
Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume Details
- Dot by Marc Jacobs is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml Fresh Shower Gel and 150 ml Radiant Body Lotion; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Fruity
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Annie Buzantian
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual