Marc Jacobs Splash Series Summer 2011

Every year, Marc Jacobs releases a series of light colognes that are unisex and really easy to wear.  I like them because they’re usually different and represent the summer.  This year, the theme is cocktails, and so the Splash ‘flavours’ are Cranberry, Ginger, and Curacao.

Because each splash is a blend of different notes, they don’t smell like the namesake, and each one does kind of smell like a cocktail of sorts!  The Curacao one is my favourite because it has a light watery yet fruity scent and isn’t overpowering.

The Cranberry has notes of: Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry Pulp, Bergamot, Tangerine, Ginger Flower, Honeysuckle, Ozonic Accord, Red Currant, Vetiver, Icy Musk, Precious Woods, Exotic Woods.

Ginger is: Ginger, Nutmeg, Cognac Oil, Grandilla, Gernaium Bourbon, Rhubarb, Sandalwood, Amber Crystals, Musks.

Curacao has: Blood Oranges, Bitter Orange Bigrade, Lime, Mandarin, Violet, Pear, Apricot, White Moss, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood.

I really did not like the Cranberry or Ginger splashes. I couldn’t smell the exotic woods or musks that are supposed to be at the base, and I found both of them to be way too sweet.

I couldn’t smell the sandalwood or amber or musk in the Curacao either, but it was most pleasant to smell.

What’s amazing about all of these is that they actually evoke the scent of cocktails without smelling just like alcohol! If you want something fun and fresh, and best of all different, this summer, you should check out this splash collection. I don’t think I’m going to be hoarding any of these splashes, but they’re still pretty neat perfumes.

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