December 01, 2022

Eau So Merry: Why These Marc Jacobs Fragrances Make The Perfect Christmas Gifts

by GRITTY PRETTY - In partnership with Marc Jacobs
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Give the gift of smelling great this holiday season.

We all have that one person on our gift-giving list that is impossible to buy for. Whether it’s your bougie Aunt who nails everyone’s gifts so the #PressureIsOn or your ultra-chic colleague, there is always one person that catches us out. But before you head into voucher territory, we’re here to make a case for fragrance being the best gift when you don’t know what to get. Hear us out…

True: fragrance is incredibly personal. False: gifting a fragrance is incredibly difficult. For those of us gifting to our nearest and dearest, it’s likely you’ll know a thing or two about what that person enjoys (and, more importantly, what they do not). As such, finding a fragrance that, to you, reminds you of said person is not only an incredibly sentimental way to give this Christmas but it also means they’ll be reminded of you each day when they put it on. Fragrance also has the ability to evoke core memories and with each new scent, new memories can be made. Convinced yet?

If you’re not, 1) why are you playing hardball with us? And 2) what if we told you that we knew the best fragrances to give so you don’t have to do any of the hard yards? This Christmas, give the gift of a Marc Jacobs fragrance and consider yourself the world’s greatest gift-giver.

Photography: Pete Daly

Perfect By Marc Jacobs  

For the playful and unapologetic woman in your life, the Marc Jacobs Perfect EDP is just that…the perfect gift. Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s personal mantra–I am perfect as I am–the scent is about embracing and expressing one’s true and authentic self. Created by perfumer Domitille Michalon Bertier of IFF, the fragrance is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral notes and calming, smooth accords. Opening with juicy notes of rhubarb and daffodil and with sweet almond milk at the heart, this fragrance is bright and feminine with a modern twist. Grounded in base notes of cedarwood and cashmeran, there is also an element of earthiness which keeps the scent versatile. 

But if, like us, you’re more of a visual learner then you only have to peek at the bottle to fall in love. Crafted with an elegant blend of classic and unexpected elements, the domed shoulders and gilded collar give the bottle a real touch of royalty. The crystal-cut cap is crowned with a collection of eclectic and multi-coloured charms reflective of the unapologetic and experimental nature of the fragrance. A real show stopper to find under the tree, we think you’re a shoe in for the best gift-giver with this up your sleeve. 

Daisy By Marc Jacobs  

If the woman on your list is more of a free-spirit, then the Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT is the perfect gift for her. The essence of the youthful spirit, Daisy is for the woman who is happy, free and, for lack of a better term, like sunshine. Exuding youthful sophistication with a touch of irreverence, this scent is fresh and feminine but with a sense of vintage charm about it. Opening with the natural freshness of wild strawberry, violet leaves and red ruby grapefruit and with heart notes of gardenia, violet petals and jasmine petals, the fragrance is bright and alluring. Base notes of musk, vanilla infusion and white woods also provide a smooth softness and warm sensuality, making it wearable for young and old. 

Plus, the playful scattering of daisies on the rounded gold bottle cap make it the perfect keepsake to display on the vanity or bedside table. Cue: pure joy when it’s unwrapped under the tree.

Shop Marc Jacobs Fragrances, here.


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