Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense Eau de Parfum Review

Review of Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense Eau de Parfum

Marc Jacobs has always celebrated eclecticism and variety, encouraging expression and authenticity through fashion and fragrance. And Marc Jacobs’ 2021 Perfect Intense Eau de Parfum is no different. Blending fan-favourite florals with surprising nutty notes for unmissable texture and personality, the Eau de Parfum offers original Perfect lovers a fragrance that’s bolder than ever.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Marc Jacobs fans will recognise the familiar creamy almond touches and cashmere notes carried over from the original scent, which has now been enhanced and prolonged with a rich bouquet of flowers in the opening. From the very first spritz, the intense Eau de Parfum sets the tone with opulent, honeyed jasmine and daffodils for a rich, bright and sun-drenched feeling. Roasted almonds join the heart for a comforting nuttiness that’s perfectly balanced by a dash of aromatic pink pepper. Finally, the fragrance melts into a base of sesame oil, cashmeran and sandalwood, wrapping the skin up in a familiar and cosy warmth.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Master perfumer, Domitille Michalon Bertier, was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra ‘I am perfect as I am’; she has created a fragrance that celebrates the differences that make us all uniquely beautiful.

The Eau de Parfum’s note structure plays on the contrast between light and darkness in a bold floral scent that emphasises your individuality. Part of the Perfect collection, the Eau de Parfum invites you to unleash your playful side and celebrate yourself as you are.


You Will Love This If…

Marc Jacobs Perfect fans will love the intensity and longevity of Perfect Intense. If you’re looking for a scent pairing that transitions from day to night, Perfect EDP and the Intense version really complement each other to perfectly transform from a crisp floral aroma to a cosy evening scent. Unfamiliar with the original? Well, if you’re a lover of gourmand perfumes, then you’re sure to appreciate Perfect Intense’s addictive, almost-edible tone.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

Perfect Eau de Parfum reminds me of warm, buttery popcorn and deliciously light almond croissants; it’s sweet but not sickly!


What’s The Longevity Like?

Amazingly, the EDP lasted around five to six hours on my skin. If you’re looking to enjoy whiffs of the scent all day, I’d recommend spritzing it onto the hair.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

Perfect Intense has a rich gold colour that you’d expect from a luxury designer fashion house. But in true Marc Jacobs style, the classic and timeless glass bottle is topped with an eccentric cluster of lucky charms, including: a cat, a cherry, a domino, a star and even a banana. Your very own little slice of Marc Jacobs is housed within a gorgeous golden box that’s embellished with freehand illustrations by New York street artist, Jacky Blue.


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