Daisy scents have been delighting noses since 2007, and in that time the original has been joined by a multitude of flankers that have all been developed with the foundations firmly ground on the original scent.
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By adding their unique spin on the base aroma, the newcomers each make the scent their own.
For the customer though, it can be a minefield of variations that make it hard to choose the perfect one.
In this review, we’ll look at the original and eleven of its best flankers of Daisy perfumes to give an impression of their qualities and drawbacks.
Our Top Picks from the Marc Jacobs Daisy Collection
Daisy Marc Jacobs Eau de Toilette Spray for the “sophisticated, seductive and dazzling woman”, the woman every woman wants to be. Launched in 2007 as a fresh classic for a young woman, the original Marc Jacobs Daisy has an infectious, laid-back happiness that gives the wearer incredible magnetism.
After spritzing, zesty grapefruit and white violet fill the air before it settles on a soft, floral musk with warm woody aromas. All this takes place in front of a green meadow backdrop with grassy notes.
With a moderate sillage after application on the skin, the top is composed of violet leaf, blood grapefruit, and wild strawberry. In the middle, there are flowery notes of gardenia, white violet, and jasmine fragrances. At the base, there’s white woods and a gorgeous vanilla smell.
If you’re on a tight budget you might be interested in the purchase of what smells like the original Daisy but has a lighter price tag. There are a couple of fragrances available. Eve Truth by Avon is one of them, and Marks and Spencer’s Butterfly is another.
Best for Work
Released in 2011, Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs* develops the original scent and replaces soft musky florals and greens for charming crisp and tart notes. The opening is sharp and alcoholic, but this fades quickly and allows a sweet ethereal atmosphere to dominate, with a slight sense of powder. After this, it dries down to a clean neutral scent that is inoffensive and office-friendly fragrance.
At the top the fragrance is of grapefruit, green notes, and pear fragrance. At the heart expect jasmine, rose, litchi, and apple blossom. Finally, the base of this eau de toilette spray settles on cedarwood, plum, and musk packaged up in the iconic daisy bottle.
Best for Casual
Twinkle, dances into the room holding a bouquet of flowers in the first days of spring. It’s a feel-good fragrance that starts woodsy before developing into a touch of sweetness emitted from the berries. It’s a charming balance of sweet and powdery fragrances that can’t help but delight the feminine side and makes a great gift for a graceful woman.
The top fragrances are dominated by red berries and violet. The core is made up of more violet and white flowers. The base of this eau de toilette spray is a simple expression of white woods – once again in the cute and iconic daisy bottle.
Daisy Dream Eau De Toilette, released in 2014, combines unusual florals and fruits to create a palpable ‘blue’ effect. On the first spray, a powerful blast of blackberries and pear enters the air before quickly reducing to reveal a litchi and wisteria core. Before long, the smell becomes like creamy pina colada coconut.
Despite the strong start on the nose, this Marc Jacobs eau de toilette is not harsh or overpowering. In fact, its main drawback lies in its poor longevity.
At the top this fragrance smells sophisticated with blackberry, pear, and grapefruit. The core is of wisteria, jasmine, and litchi. The base of this eau de toilette is cedarwood, musk, and coconut – this time bottled in a flanker with retro cool twist.
Best for Young Women
From its fruity start to its floral core and its woody-musk base, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau de Toillette Love, was created with the millennial generation in mind. Launched in 2018, its sweet notes of cloudberry create a heavenly, sugar-sweet coziness. The cheerful scent has similarities with celebrity scents like Mariah Carey’s Vision of Love, or RiRi while remaining unique.
The the top scents of this spray are purely made up of cloudberry, while the core is true to its name – daisy. The base of this eau de toilette is musk and driftwood.
Another favorite perfume for the office due to its moderate sillage after application on the skin and soft fragrance.
Best for Date Night
Released in 2021, the Marc Jacobs Eau So Intense fragrance for is a deeply floral, long-lasting perfume. Its bright and captivating smell is a more intense play on the classic Daisy perfume without straying into overpowering.
This perfume is like summertime in a bottle. It has evocative notes of bergamot, honey, oakmoss, and jasmine petals.
The initial smell after the first spritz is fruity, with top notes of strawberry, pear, and bergamot. The middle notes are gentle florals with the sweet essence of honey, while the base notes carry tones of moss, and a warm vanilla infusion.
The perfume comes in the iconic Daisy bottle and has a beautiful warm amber color. It is perfect for any occasion, from daily wear at the office to a special event or date night.
Best for Daytime Wear
Spring Eau de Toilette is an aromatic and inviting personal care fragrance that embraces the warm florals and start of spring. It has key notes of rosebuds and rosewood blossom with base notes of green cardamom.
Overall, the fragrance celebrates the beauty and fragility of nature, transporting the wearer to an elegant flower garden full of vibrant blooms and lush greenery.
The initial fragrance is powerfully crisp and floral and relies on the undertones of spice in the cardamom to give it depth. It is most suitable for daytime wear thanks to the warm and cheerful essence it imbues.
The classic Daisy perfume bottle gets fun and funky update with this springtime fragrance. It comes in lovely pastel shades of pink and green, playing on the colors and feeling of spring.
Perfect for Every Occasion
The Daisy collection is not just floral anymore. Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Daze for Women was launched in 2019 as a long-lasting, fruity fragrance.
It has an intoxicating aroma that combines soft floral and vibrant summer fruit to create a mouthwatering smell perfect for any occasion.
Daze opens with tantalizing notes of white peach. It has middle notes of orchard blossom, which tones down the initial burst of succulent peach and gives it a clean, floral feel. These two complex notes are supported by base notes of peach for a refreshing and feminine zing.
Best for Summer
Marc Jacobs released their limited edition Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Eau de Toilette in 2019 during the heart of winter. As the name suggests, it is inspired by warm, sunny days and celebrates the youthful enjoyment of summer.
The cheerful yellow color and sunny daisies atop the bottle are an accurate depiction of the fragrance found inside. At the top this cheerful, sparkling perfume smells of yellow florals and pear, with middle notes of mimosa. The entire fragrance rounds off with the floral smell of heliotrope for a well-balanced blend of fruit and flower.
Overall, Eau So Fresh Sunshine is a flirty and happy perfume that should be worn during the daytime. It makes a wonderful addition to any beauty routine.
Back in 2017, Marc Jacobs released their limited edition perfume Daisy Dream Kiss Eau de Toilette spray. This spectacular perfume is similar to Daisy Dream, however, it has sweeter and fruitier elements to its blend.
The top fragrances of this sweet-smelling perfume are a delightful bouquet of black currant, grapefruit, and pineapple.
The stimulating citrusy smell fades to a more floral heart center, with notes of jasmine, freesia, and rhubarb. It has deep bass notes of cedar and musk with a hint of amber, which gives the initially light and clean fragrance a note of sensuality.
Wearing this perfume reminds us of walking through a flowering citrus grove on a warm, sunny day. The fragrance lingers on your skin for a long time, offering up a refreshing kiss of brightness and calm throughout the day. This perfume is a purchase you won’t regret.
Featured in an alluring red bottle, Daisy Red Eau de Toilette is a sophisticated beauty blend of sweet and sour citrus, berries, and florals with an earthy grounding base. It is an empowering scent that can make any woman who wears it feel confident and sexy – making it the perfect gift.
The perfume itself has top notes of blood grapefruit and wild strawberries. Beneath this burst of fruitiness are sweet, powdery florals like violet, jasmine, and gardenia. These sweet and fruity scents are grounded by base notes of white wood and musk, with a hint of warmth from vanilla at the end.
Daisy Shine Pink Eau de Toilette is a counterpart to Daisy Red. While Daisy Red is more sensual and intoxicating, Daisy Pink is lighter and sweeter. It has a whimsical and earthy scent that brings to mind freshly picked bouquets of wildflowers.
The first spritz of this perfume has top fragrances of strawberry, pink grapefruit, and violet leaves, with elegant middle notes of white florals like gardenia and jasmine. This charming eau de toilette spray has woodsy base notes with a hint of musk that gives the overall scent a buoyant complexity.
About Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfumes
In review, Daisy perfumes combine bright and youthful fragrances in bottles with a retro cool twist. The original fragrance was launched in 2007.
Daisy perfumes are gloriously feminine, without being overpowering, and have evolved to represent the cottage-core movement popular with women all over the world.
Who Makes These Perfumes?
Daisy perfumes are made by the Spanish perfumer Alberto Morillas. He is a self-taught perfumer represented by a Swiss company called Firmenich. He is responsible for creating some of the world’s most popular fragrances and has been doing so since 1950.
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