Friday, 10 August 2012

Fragrance Friday: Marc Jacobs Dot

I've been meaning to write a review of Marc Jacobs' latest fragrance release 'Dot' for a few weeks now. A sample bottle arrived on my doorstep over two weeks ago, and I have to admit it's taken me that time just to work out exactly what I think about the scent.

As soon as I saw images of the bottle late last year I knew it was something I wanted to love. As usual with Marc Jacob's fragrances, the bottle is eye-catchingly cute. I couldn't quite work out if it was based on a butterfly or a ladybird (or perhaps a mutant-hybrid of the two!) but it's actually inspired by Marc's love of polka dots. Either way, I think the bottle is instantly loveable.
The scent itself is much less of an instant hit. I liked it on first spray, with fruity top notes of dragon fruit and red berries, but as it dries down it becomes a lot more floral than I expected, with Jasmine and Orange Blossom becoming dominant.

As with Marc Jacobs' other scents, after a while I found it becomes a little sickly. Thinking back to previous releases, I felt the same about Lola and Daisy, but absolutely loved 'Eau Lola' and 'Daisy Eau So Fresh' when they were released. I'm holding out high hopes that they bring out a similar version of Dot because, for me, it's a nice scent, but just a little too floral for my taste. It's an Eau de Parfum so the staying power is good. It lasts a good 4 hours on me.
If you are a fan of Lola and Daisy, or of floral scents in general, I think you'll love this. If like me, you have quite a limited taste when it comes to florals, and prefer the 'fresh' versions... it might be a little OTT for you.

Have any of you tried/bought Dot? What do you think of it?

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76 comments

  1. I really like the bottle but I don't like perfumes to be over powering - nice photos :)

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  2. The bottle is cute I suppose, but I'm just not a fan of florals. I find them a bit... stuffy? I'll have to give this a sniff sometime.

    Lea x

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  3. Love the bottle too ! so pretty , & i love floral scents

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  4. Wow i love the bottle, that is adorable, mm i want to get a sniff of this :P

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  5. Had a cheeky spritz of this when I saw it in Debenhams the other day. I've already got the 'Oh Lola' which I really love but was pleasantly surprised by this one. I prefer floral scents to musky ones. Haha love the butterfly-ladybird hybrid idea! xxx

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  6. I haven't tried it but the packaging is amazing haha x

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  7. The bottle is really cute, but I'm not a fan of floral scents. too bad! :(

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  8. I thought the same on first smell of this. Still can't make my mind up. I have Lola but its not one of my faves I just find Marc Jacobs perfumes a tad on the sickly side. Desperate to get my hand on the new Guerlain perfume though!

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  9. I am a massive fan of all of the marc jacobs scents, and this is amazing I love it! xox
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  10. ooohhh the bottle is so cute! thanks for sharing

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  11. I own both Lola and Daisy and am a massive fan of both them. I have however tried Dot and for some reason it's just a bit too much for me and I really wanted to like it because I loved the packaging so much.

    Stacie xoxo

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  12. I think I'll definitely try this perfume out, because I love Daisy and it sounds like the sort of scent I like :) xx

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  13. i dont know if its just me or at first it smells a lot like calpol! i work on the no7 and fragrance counter at boots and loads of people have sprayed this and not liked it. i think its such a shame that marc jacobs fragrances are lovely but this one seemed to be the rotten apple so to speak xx

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  14. I love the bottle! I actually like OTT floral scents, the sweeter the better, so this would be lovely! x

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  15. The perfume looks so cute but I feel a but I am not keen on floral scents I may have to test this one out next time x

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  16. I think I have to try this! And the bottle is just so cute <3

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  17. the bottle is to cute not to just buy to have sitting on your perfume table :)

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  18. I went to Myer yesterday just so I could get a sniff at this scent. Verdict? The bottle's adorable! The scent however, not the greatest.

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  19. I absolutely love all the Marc Jacobs fragrances, so I'll definitely be purchasing this one! I love the cutesy bottle too :) xx

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  20. nice post!

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  21. I love the bottle - so cute!i'm going to to try the tester in store first. I love daisy but I've only seen average reviews on dot :)

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  22. That's probably true I'm less of an Oh Lola fan but love Daisy, and when I tried Dot in store I really liked it too!

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  23. I really want to try this. I love Daisy and I have 3 other variations of it. :)

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    x

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  24. The bottle is sooo cute, can`t wait to smell it!

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  25. I want this just for the bottle! It reminds me of a type of mutant ladybird haha. I've never tried a Marc Jacobs scent but I know so many love their Lola and Daisy scents, but I've never taken the plunge. I may have to try this one out - just for the bottle.

    - Rhi xx

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  26. the bottle actually kind of scares me! but I really want to give it a sniff.
    <3 love, lenna
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  27. :O
    I'm going to buy it just because of the bottle!! Love ladybugs and this one reminds me of one! I'm so going to look for it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :D
    :*

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  28. The bottle looks really nice!

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  29. the packaging is the best reason to buy how adorable. would be the perfect decoration for my perfume table :) xo. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  30. Ah, not a fan of overly floral scents. I think it's supposed to be based on a ladybug, by the way :)

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  31. I love the marc jacobs perfumes, oh lola is my fave <3 i really want to try this just because the bottle is the prettiest bottle ever!! Im a sucker for pretty perfume bottles! xxx

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  32. Hmm... must go smell this. I wasn't that big of a fan of daisy since it was too florally.. but, we'll see. As for the packaging...I'm not very fond of it.. :/

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  33. I really want to love this, just because the packaging is so cute! xx

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  34. I've tried this out and love it! The bottle is so cute! xo

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  35. the bottle is adorable! i must give this a sniff next time i'm out shopping :)
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    xx

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  36. The bottle is so cute! Love it. Shame about the floral-ness, I'm much more of a sweet scent person.
    Thanks for the review :)

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    Charlotte
    xox

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  37. I love floral perfumes xxx
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  38. I love daisy so I think I'd probably like this too but I just can't justify spending so much on a scent!

    Georgia x
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  39. Can't decide whether I like packaging or not. Original, but maybe too сhildish.

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  40. I love that scent!!

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  41. What a pretty bottle, its just too cute !!!
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  42. Not a big fan of floral perfumes!

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  43. I have this perfume and it's my favourite of all the marc jacobs perfumes! I just use a couple squirts and don't find it too overpowering :)
    applesandblush.blogspot.com xx

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  44. The bottle is so cute and quirky! I'm quite picky with floral scents and if this is that strong of a floral, I may pass.

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  45. Marc Jacobs has outdone himself again! It looks like a little ladybug :-) definitely must buy for me!!

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  46. The bottle is very eye-catching, i look forward to testing next time I'm in a store that stocks it.

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  47. That is an amazing bottle and I need to smell that one day

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  48. I don't like it either but not because I think it smells floral cuz I love floral, but because I think it smells too fruity! lol I think the berries smell is very dominant in this and you're right about it being too sickly.

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  49. i agree i also dont like my scents to be to sweet and overbearing, i much prefere fresh scents! the bottle is adorable tho! <3

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  50. The bottle is so cute! I almost want it just for that reason.

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  51. I had a cheeky spritz of this a few days ago, and thought it was a really interesting scent on first smell - really fruity! I'm a big fan of 'Daisy Eau So Fresh' and 'Oh, Lola!', so I think it's definitely one for me.

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  52. I want this
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  53. I cant say I really like the smell of this perfume but I do love the bottles on the Marc Jacobs perfumes :) Alix x

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  54. I prefer citrus scents, but I have to say that I'm quite obsessed with Daisy. The bottle is very cute, but I'm more about whats inside rather than the outside ;)

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  55. oh i love this post!
    really good!
    Love the blog btw, so great, you have amazing taste!
    Could you please check mine out please?
    would be an honour!
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    thanks so much! keep up the good work!
    Lottie
    <3
    xxxxx

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  56. I really love the bottle, its so cute! :-)

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  57. I just came back from Boots and I had a sniff of this perfume and I love it. The bottle is super cute too
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. I was given a sample of this the other day.. its a heavy smell but I really do like it:)
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  59. This is so darn cute...I really want to get this perfume!

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  60. Is it bad I want this just because of the bottle?:)

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    1. No! I think the bottle design helps me to choose what one to buy? :)

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  61. I tried this the other week and liked it, but thought it could be just a little OTT for my kind of taste!

    Love India-Robyn

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  62. I'm a big fan of daisy but when I gave this a sniff in boots the other day I wasn't that impressed xx

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  63. I tried this in Boots today after remembering reading this, I wasn't too sure on it at first, but after I walked around for a bit, and the scent changed I really liked it! I think it might have to go on my wish list!

    Rosie xx
    withlove-rosemarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. how did u get the sample? xox

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  65. you know, i love the bottle and really wanted to like it, but for me its just too similar to daisy to justify spending on buying this one too.
    maybe its just my nose.
    perhaps i'll buy this one when my daisy has run out.
    love laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  66. awww the bottle is so adorable!

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  67. It sounds really good :) xxx

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  68. the pkg of this is way too cute!!
    by the way I love Daisy!! <3
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