Marc Jacobs Decadence: Review


If you like a heady, full-on fragrance for the cooler months then you might like to check out Marc Jacobs Decadence - a stop-in-your-tracks head turner that you’ll either love or loathe. A departure from Mr Jacobs’ usual style (to which I’m rather partial) this is truly decadent every step of the way.

The Notes:

  • Top: Italian Plum, Iris, Saffron
  • Heart: Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Orris
  • Base: Liquid Amber, Vetiver, Papyrus Woods

Opulent, rich and sensual, this woody amber scent smells to me like it should be paired with a velvet ball gown on winter evenings - fire blazing, chandelier, glass of mulled wine… you get the picture.


I expect that many will be unable to resist purely for the bottle alone, modelled on a Marc Jacobs handbag…


…not to mention the gorgeous green velvet box.

Sophisticated, smokey and the kind of perfume I once practically bathed in, I’ve been drawn to softer and brighter scents lately. Definitely one to try before you buy - and if you like intense fragrances, this would be an amazing signature scent.

Marc Jacobs Decadence is available in 30, 50 & 100ml at (mine is 30ml)

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