After reading about JTD's niece, I revisited this cheery scent. I'm glad I did. Cheery berry; the dragonfruit and honeysuckle resolve, for me, into something like watermelon bubble gum, but in a very appealing way. It's not at all unpleasant and would be just right for a many a happy young person.
Dot by Marc Jacobs, 2012
Rated #4480 in Fragrances
It's pretty inoffensive and something that can be worn every day at a reasonable price tag. I prefer darker scents and this is definitely noon on a summer day, very bright. But it can be a bit heavy wearing a dark scent every day and something fresh/bright to change it up isn't bad. It's not my favorite scent ever but I ended up buying it because the husband likes it more than the others I've tried. The longevity is fairly poor though, probably lasts a noticeable 3 hours.
Wait for the discount stores to eat this fruity berry up. It'll be worth it then!
Candy-berry sweetness. A summer mid-day sun reflected at you by a mirror made of sugar. Like a mirror, Dot reinforces two-dimensionality. Everything, even sharpness, can be reduced to flatness in a mirror. Not shriekingly chemical, or at least not any more so than any other girly perfume that presumes that fruit needs to be sweetened before being eaten. Dot is more noticeable to my nose for its lack than its presence. It doesnt ultimately smell actually fruity or floral in any truly identifiable way because it has no anchor. I wouldnt so much call it linear as I would call it purely topnotes. Its the olfactory equivalent of a ringing in the ears. This is the sort of fragrance I cant enjoy as a perfume even if I were to like the way it smells. Firstly, it has no connections, congenial, antagonistic or otherwise to skin. Secondly, its like the berry version of a maraschino cherry. The cherry might have been fruit at one time, and although it still signifies fruit, is really just an odd bit symbolism (nature, bleached, then made better, sweeter, brighter) that I would remove and discard before I ate my sundae. All that aside, I love this perfume, although Id be happy never to smell it again, because it was selected by my niece today at Bloomingales as I taught her how to shop for a perfume. She was thoughtful, took her time, chose Dot and is thrilled with it. I love my niece, and consequently love Dot.
Apparently someone in the MJ-laboratory assumed that the 14-year-olds (the only ones I can ever imagine buying this) of today have dysfunctional olfactory nervs, and that this perfume therefore had to have an opening so loud that it ravages the rest of the populations bulbus olfactoriuses. Initially: BANG - cheap red berries mis-matched with dragon fruit, and the coconut water from the middle notes politely perceptible as if trying to add some kind of kindness/sunshine/anything-not-bad to the disaster. If you're able to still smell anything after the initial mayhem, you find the jasmine (prominent), coconut water (prominent), and orange blossom (not so prominent at first) transforming this into something bearable but not wearable. At this point it's like any anonymous, artificial fruity-floral out there, but contained in a cute bottle. And in the bottle it should stay.
Could be perfect for your twelve year old daughter.
Gorgeous scent but the smell only last minutes very dissapointing for the price.
Very sweet non-offensive Mangos that would be lovely on a summers day for the more fun woman!. Your at a BBQ? want to smell non offensive bubbly and fun? then this is for you. it's nothing outrageous but very pleasant :)
Dot by Marc Jacobs, 2012
By: Marc Jacobs
|Top Notes||red berries, dragon fruit, honeysuckle|
|Middle Notes||jasmine, orange blossom, coconut water|
|Base Notes||vanilla, musk, driftwood|
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