Fall or dare I say the W word….winter… is my favorite time of year. We don’t really get a “W” in SF (although they say we are had an El Nino) but it does get pretty chilly and we get a few drops of rain despite California’s ridiculously long drought. As beautiful as it is and as cozy as I dress, I realize that rain can often make you smell a little…muggy. I take my showers at night, so in the morning, I usually rely on my signature oils, which I’m now finding out are a more summa time thing. So I wanted to buy a new fragrance, something I could wear in winter that would add freshness, and that could also transition to spring!
I’m a research fanatic and normally my first line of defense is youtube but since you can’t “smell” a fragrance through the computer I decided to just skip that step and head straight to Sephora. Talk about overwhelming! That wall of fragrance feels endless for a new buyer like me. I had no loyalties to a particular brand, and reviews didn’t really help much so I was flying blind. Luckily the scent section at my local Sephora is usually the least populated and was able to get an associate to help me.
I was finally able to narrow it down, between two marc jacobs fragrances. The sales associate had me spray both fragrances on (one on each arm and then walk around the store for 15 minutes). Since fragrances smell differently based on your body chemistry she wanted to make sure whichever one I got would actually smell good on me, not just out the bottlr. I loved both of them but I wanted something that would look good on my mantel (yep I bought it for the packaging) so I went with Daisy for its pretty white flowers. Despite its adorable packaging it is a very beautiful fragrance. It’s light and airy, with just the right amount of sweet and it is exactly what I need to smell refreshing in the morning.
I’ll probably have this for a while, but I’m already looking to buy the other Marc Jacobs fragrance. I love the daisy but its light airy scent has very minimal lasting power. I’m realizing that cooler fragrances don’t gel well with my chemistry so I’ve had to start exploring warmer scents.
If you have any suggestions leave them below!