Saturday, April 14, 2007

Marc Jacobs Autumn Splash

This year, Marc Jacobs introduced the Autumn Splash trio that “captures the essence of fall” - Violet, Ivy, and Amber (the same concept was applied to the summer trio - Cotton, Rain, and Grass).
Oh well, fall is definitely sometime away, but with the erratic climatic changes, who knows?
I reviewed the Summer Trio last year and bought both ‘Rain’ and ‘Grass’. I like both very much although, since they are splashes, the fragrance do not last that long. They are supposed to be applied liberally onto the body to refresh oneself.

It was with much anticipation that I headed down to Tangs to sample the Autumn series. And with a bottle that carries my name (IVY), I am already half sold.
In contrast to rather mediocre and characterless summer trio, Violet, Ivy, and Amber are full-bodied and memorable.
The splashes:
Violet - bergamot, peony, orchid, labdanum, orris, cashmere accord, violet, cedar, vanilla, musk, gingerbread. Violet starts out with anything but violet - a predominantly gourmand, cashmere-like floral on a soft woody base. A fascinating take on violet as it’s often combined with either rose or cedarwood.
Ivy - nutmeg, cardamom, mandarin, candy cane accord, orris, suede, tonka bean, vetiver, sandalwood. It’s a rather sharp, citrusy-green scent that drifts toward the masculine side of things. It reminds me of Calvin Klein’s Eternity for Men.
It’s the most lasting of the 3 splashes. But for the price, I would rather buy CK’s product. Oh well…
Amber - crystallised ginger, star anise, amber, lily, cassia bark, cashmere wood, benzoin. In no way does this Amber evoke anything autumn-like. Not in my world, anyway.
Let’s just say, Marc Jacobs does not have his Midas touch everytime.
The summer trio is way better than this autumn series.
Product Information
Price: $110
Quantity: 300 ml
Exclusive to Tangs Departmental Store

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2 Comments:

Blogger crazychick said...

so did u get Ivy? ;)

3:39 PM  
Blogger I.V.Y. said...

Nope, didn't get and not planning to. Or else, I will be the ultimate sucker on Earth. Haha. Let's just say the scents sucks big time and I have better things to do with the 110 bucks. Yea! =)

11:16 PM  

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