Marc Jacobs Decadence

The first moment I spotted this fragrance –on a blog- I already knew I needed it. I had no idea if the smell would be nice, but the bottle was just so awesome. Yes, I definitely wanted it. I told my mom about the fragrance and showed her some photos of it to express my enthusiasm and she understood me. However, it was a big surprise when my parents gifted me this love all of a sudden –thanks for that mom & dad!<3. I actually didn’t plan to write a post about it, but I think it’s just too pretty and nice not to write about it…

“ Marc Jacobs Decadence is a sensual, luxurious, and woody fragrance, Decadence embodies the spirit of irreverent glamour. The fragrance opens with sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower, and saffron. The heart combines luxurious notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, and orris. The indulgent dry down reveals the base notes of vetiver, papyrus woods, and liquid amber. “ – Marc Jacobs Decadence @
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The look & feel

Let’s start with the packaging of Decadence. The fragrance comes in a huge suede-look box with a carbon wrapping on it (I already threw that one away, so I can’t show it to you…). The box is green –ok, not my favorite color at all but I can accept it in this case…- and it looks like it’s made of suede, but in fact it’s just carbon with a soft green layer. The name of the fragrance is displayed on it with pretty gold shaded letters, just to finish it and to make it look even more luxury. On the inside the box is black and filled with a few black boxes, containing the different elements of the fragrance.

Different elements? Yes: the bottle of the fragrance is pretty big and comes in several parts to protect it. You might have noticed it: the bottle is shaped as a purse, how nice?! The bottle of the fragrance is green, but I must admit that I kind of like this shade of green –which is pretty unique- and you can see the fragrance itself through it. The details of the brand are also placed on this bottle in gold shaded letters. The lid of the bottle shows a dark green python pattern and a gold shaded chain, which gives the perfume a perfect and classy look, I like it!
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And well, you probably also want to know how it smells, right? I think it’s always a bit hard to express a smell in words and it’s definitely hard to tell you if the smell is as described (I mean: do you know what papyrus woods smell like..?), but I can tell you how I experience it. The smell is pretty heavy –at least if you’re used to smells of fragrances like Daisy Dream, Chanel Chance & Liu Jo (these are my favorite fragrances ;) etc.- with a flower-ish touch. One spray for a whole day is enough –for me- and I think it’s a fragrance you wear at night when going out. I personally wouldn’t wear it at work that quick, but I think it’s good to have different fragrances for different moments. I would definitely recommend you to check this fragrance at your local perfume store!


A girl chooses to be decadent, she is not just decadent.” – Marc Jacobs


What do you think of Decadence?

xx Alex


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