Inspired by Marc Jacobs‘ love for polka dots (Are we sensing a Yayoi Kusama crossover?), DOT by Marc Jacobs is the latest, cutest fragrance. You will be amazed from the moment you unwrap the beautiful packaging as the box unveils the Sayuri Shoji in collaboration with Marc Jacobs designed bottle. Cute is an understatement. The key attraction to DOT by Marc Jacobs starts from the bottle as it features the iconic polka dots, an oversized butterfly-inspired cap to secure the gorgeously red round glass bottle with round-shaped butterflies of different sizes perched on the sides of the bottle. Alright, it looks good on our dressing table but what about the scent?
Fash-Review: Hands down, BEST LOOKING FRAGRANCE EVER. The packaging alone makes it a worthwhile buy as gifts for your girlfriends (holiday season is coming up!). As offbeat as its bottle, the top notes kicks off with juicy red berries, dragonfruit and sweet honeysuckle as it energizes with heart notes of jasmine, orange blossom and fresh coconut water. The scent dries down to feminine notes of vanilla, driftwood and sensual musks. This is a light, refreshing fragrance that is more likely to attract the younger women (or even tweens!) with its watermelon bubblegum-like scent. It’s definitely fresh and fun but this is definitely not my cup of tea or for anyone above 30 years old. However, I couldn’t help lovin’ the bottle – but ultimately, is this worth the buy just for the packaging? It’s for you to decide. For those who love Taylor Swift‘s Wonderstruck, this is the one for you.
Can’t wait to get your hands on DOT by Marc Jacobs? Available from August 2012 at TANGS Vivocity, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons Centrepoint, Robinsons Marina Bay Sands, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs boutiques.
Prices (in SGD): Eau de Parfum $98 (30ml), $125 (50ml) and $158 (100ml); Body Lotion $78 (150ml); Shower Gel $69 (150ml)
Here are my fash-inspirations – the Polka Dot edition as inspired by the delightful DOT by Marc Jacobs. Get loud and fun this season with Australian label, Minkpink ‘Pierrot’ Polka Dot Jumper Dress from ASOS.com (SGD$187.14).
This is what happens when you pair Keds Limited Edition Polka Dot Sneakers and Happy Socks together! Yes, stripes and polka dots do match. Priced at USD60.00, you also get a free pair of red, white and black Happy Socks. Cute eh?
This Party Spot Dress ala Stella McCartney *ah-hem* is a great choice to show off your curves without breaking the bank! Available at Nasty Gal (USD48.00).
MAJOR CUTENESS! This Baggu Polka Dot Backpack from Fred Flare is perfect for school or your weekend getaway. Priced at USD38 (Whatttt! Get it now!).
images: Marc Jacobs, Nasty Gal, ASOS & Fred Flare