Marc Jacobs マーク ジェイコブス launched Divine Decadence in 2015. Unlike Daisy which is a sweet girl next door, or Lola which is quirky, Decadence is sexy and sophisticated. This rich and elegant composition was created in collaboration with perfumer Annie Buzantian. It has been described as a “sensual, luxurious, woody fragrance”.

Packaging: The bottle design, which is a “personal talisman” of the designer – a symbol of opulence and glamour,  resembles an emerald handbag with python pattern, gold chain and black tassel. The packaging is glam, and the details makes it look and feel like a real, miniature handbag!

Size: This fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml eau de parfum.

Price: I bought the 50 ml bottle for about $100 at Delhi Duty Free.

Fragrance Notes:
Top – Italian Plum, iris flower, saffron
Mid – Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, orris
Base – Vetiver, papyrus woods, liquid amber

Sillage and Longevity: Sillage is good, about two or three feet and the staying power is really good. I notice this scent on my clothes at the end of the night and it lasts until I wash it off.

Decadence is the perfect name for this scent. It is truly decadent – rich, seductive, womanly, glamorous and romantic. It is really a luxurious scent, just like its stunning bottle. It’s warm and crisp at the same time, as well as rich, juicy, ambery, with a hint of caramel and almost smoky in a way. It is very well blended and sexy without being too girly. The opening is harsh because of vetiver. But soon, vetiver becomes smooth, and the powdery sweet violet and vanilla like smelling plum kicks in, making it musky. The smell is unique and not likely to be forgotten. I fell in love with this scent when I tried it on!

Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence is one of those fragrances that some will find overpowering but others will love. It is intended to make a statement. I am totally in love with this perfume. It is a very rich smell, and most people would only use it in the fall and winter. But personally I think that this is going to be my signature scent for some while and I am going to use it all year round! It is one of the best Marc Jacobs perfumes yet. It is totally apt for evenings when you want to vamp it a bit. Think of a cocktail dress, dark lips and this perfume! Perfect decadent style!