Marc Jacobs Men was introduced in 2002, as a woody floral musk fragrance, developed by perfumer Ralf Schweiger. Unfortunately, I was not able to able to sample it at that time, but I discovered much later, after 5 years from its launch and from the first moments I knew I would like it sufficiently to consider an acquisition.
On the official website, Marc Jacobs Men is described as “a modern fragrance that creates a feeling of understated luxury” because it exhibits an innovative construction built around fig, the necessary spices and a hint of musk. On top of this, the scent comes in a modern bottle that has a rectangular shape and has a low height contrasting with the smooth rounded margins and a massive stopper in a black color scheme. Actually, the form of the bottle is also one of the features that attracted me and convinced that this perfume has character.
Analyzed from its ingredients point of view, Marc Jacobs Men starts off with an invigorating combination of citruses and spices, in which cypress is fighting for prominence, joined in a short while by bergamot, cumin, cardamom and ginger. Later, as the scent begins to advance into the mid development phase you will detect the distinctive accord of fig leaves, juxtaposed by rose, cyclamen and water notes. And to conclude, this whole structure dries down to a musky base in which cedar wood, Tonka bean, patchouli and moss were employed.
Marc Jacobs Men belongs to an almost extinct kind these days: the masculine fragrance that smells very pleasant and in the same time preserves its elegant line, sustained by a touch of luxury.
Marc Jacobs Men Perfume Details
- Marc Jacobs Men is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Splash and 200 ml Hair & Body Wash; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Perfumer: Ralf Schweiger
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual