I'm a big fan of all things Marc Jacobs, in particular the more accessible items like the jewellery and perfume. I've been buying Daisy since it was launched and am an occasional Lola wearer too, but I'd not come across the new 'Tropical Splash' fragrance range until I was idly browsing World Duty Free in Edinburgh last week.
There are three fragrances in the Tropical Splash range - Kumquat, Hibiscus and Rain. I didn't see Rain in the airport, but I sampled Kumquat and Hibiscus, which are both gorgeously light, fruity, floral summer fragrances. I decided Kumquat was my favourite and as it was only £26, I didn't need much convincing to buy.
The bottle is a really simple style, which wouldn't usually be something I would expect to appeal to me, but it does. I think it's the clean and classic style, or maybe it's just the Marc Jacobs name luring me in? In any case, it looks lovely nestled in with my other favourite perfumes on display.
I'm not very good at describing fragrances - all I can say about this is that is smells girlie and of a mixture of fruits and florals, oh and that I like it. The official description is a little more eloquent -
"Sunny, happy and energetic. The fragrance opens with top notes of tangerine pulp, bergamot and orange zest. A hint of sun-drenched kumquat, jasmine petals and tiger orchids round out the middle. The dry down leaves a musky scent of sun-drenched woods and blond cedarwood".
I thought this was so well priced at £26, I might even consider picking up Hibiscus too at some point, and I'd like to have a squirt of Rain to see if I like it. Although I got this in Duty Free, it was pretty much the same price as the high street - actually you can get it for just £24 with free delivery here.
When will I learn that perfume isn't cheaper at the airport?