27 May 2012

Marc Jacobs Tropical splash - Kumquat - 100ml eau de toilette review

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?


  1. It looks really nice, I'm going to try that when i next go shopping along with the new 'dot'

    Rose x

    1. Oooh what's the new dot? I'm going to need to google that!

    2. I just did and oh wow! I hope it smells good because that bottle is just adorable and I NEED it!! =)

  2. I'm a big fan of Marc Jacobs scents so I'll be looking out for this one to see what it's like! I end up buying goodies at airports too - it's all that waiting around for the departure lounge to open and seeing shops open at 6am and the novelty of it that does it for more. I always end up buying Chanel thinking i'm getting a deal!

  3. This sounds lovely, I've never tried Marc Jacobs fragrances before... I've been looking for a new summery perfume so I might hunt this down :) Ooh I saw you walk in to the iFabbo conference yesterday but didn't have chance to say hello!

    Frances xx


    1. You need to get sniffing - they're all lovely!

      Sorry I didn't get to meet you - secret fact about me, I'm actually quite shy when it comes to meeting new people! xx

  4. This sounds like it would smell amazing, I'm a big fan of fruity fragrances for Summer.
    Mel x

    1. Give it a whiff, I think you'll like it! x


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