Marc Jacobs Dot


Dot -- another cute bottle from Marc Jacobs fragrances!
Marc's "Dot look": giving "Blue Steel" a run for its money.
Dot is available from Sephora.com starting at $48 for 1 oz

32 comments:

  1. sigh...call me Heidi. i think 'Dot' sounds like about the last thing we need on the shelves. then again, i am only 1/2way through my first cup of coffee.

    p.s. Katie, i just spent the last five minutes explaining to my six-year-old son exactly why you are my hero. he looked at me like i had three heads.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I appreciate your indoctrination attempt on your son. Just keep repeating it every year until it takes.

      Delete
  2. also...while i'm being a curmudgeon, does anyone else wonder why a big gay stud-muffin like Jacobs does all these twirly-girly scents? discuss?

    ReplyDelete
  3. The Marc Jacobs range makes me think of how in the general mind there is an assumed difference between designer and celebrity fragrances, which doesn't always ring true. Like Class flirt, I also don't get what the Marc Jacobs olfactory imprint is, and how it relates to a man who is in a shirt that needs ironing, and who is displaying a "bros before hos" tattoo in your promotional photograph (something so crass that I would find it hard to believe that anyone could seriously utter it let alone have it permanently inked onto their body. Though in the interest of full disclosure, I dislike tattooes in general). As a contrary example, I'm not a fan of Tom Ford perfumery (in general; although there are specific ones I quite like) but I at least understand what the Tom Ford style is via the promotion and marketing (even the perfumes don't always deliver on its promised qualities), and I can call them designer rather than celebrity fragrances. But what exactly is the Marc Jacob line? And in olfactory terms why the 'hos before the bros'? Can you explain Katie? CAN YOU?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I DON'T THINK I CAN! There are just too many disparate dots (if you will) to connect here - it requires an awful lot of lateral thinking to make everything gel.

      I don't know if your "hos before bros" was a typo on the last line of your comment, but that would actually be kinda funny if that's what MJ had for a tattoo: a subversion of the crass expression, although still pretty crass. But in olfactory terms, I'd say the Marc by Marc Jacobs line (and all those girly perfumes) *are* very "girls first", because the look of the clothes are twee/cartooney/simple shapes, and so is the smell of the perfumes. So perhaps twee/cartooney is the imprint.

      Delete
    2. I'm not familiar with marc's designs. He looks like someone who designs clothes for real working the working woman to me. So when he wants to work in ultra girly whimsical mode he fours do with fragrance?

      I do know where his inspiration is from for this frag. when directing for louis vuitton he championed a lady japanese artist who is absolutely obsessed with dots. If you check out the official lv site it's all there. They even worked those dots into clothing designs

      Delete
    3. Arxsyn: naw, the Marc by Marc Jacobs line is all about the whimsy, so girly fumes are right in line with the brand.

      But yes, his work at LV is a different deal, and it's actually pretty fab that Jacobs uses the brand to champion contemporary artists from Yayoi Kusama (the dot lady) to Takashi Murakami, Rachel Feinstein, Gary Hume, among others.

      Delete
  4. Katie,

    Great review! I tried MJ Dot today (before watching the video) and it was full watermelon bubblegum to my nose. Too bad, because the bottle is really pretty. The SA was insisting to spritz it on my skin, until I said "hell no, it will ruin my Mitsouko". Guess it will take a while until I step into that store again. Also tried Coco Noir and La Vie Est Belle, both unremarkable.

    Hugs,

    Sabrina.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, that La Vie Est Belle stuff. That life ain't pretty. At all.

      Delete
    2. The La Vie frag smelled a lot like Prince Machabelli's Unruly which was discontinued( I think)a few years after it was released.
      jennifer/bookwyrmsmith

      Delete
  5. Definitely not! And there is nothing "noir" about Coco Noir... Katie, I'm seriously bored with these releases! I also tried Gucci Premiere (?) and it was at least "fine", but nothing more than that.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The Dot bottle just does not go with "Blue Steel" unless that is irony. I am with you on the Melon aversion.
    On a different note, I have to say I really love your camera setups on your reviews. So fresh and thought out compared to most that we see. It give perspective and depth to the composition, all the way out to the trees! Over the years the backgrounds have all been lovely and show something about you. Your attention to background detail is just great. So thumbs up Katie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the props on my backgrounds, Lanier. Now if only I can improve the foregrounds ;-)

      Delete
    2. Your foregrounds are Sensational....just like that song by Frank Sinata in "High Socitey".

      Delete
  7. Thank you for the review I dont think I need to try it. As for Gucci premiere to me was as what you said a bout coco noir, a mesh mash of generic something. Most of the new ones are a disappointment. Hessa

    ReplyDelete
  8. I didn't care much for the perfme itself but I liked that bottle on pictures and even thought that a bottle itself might be a good enough reason to buy a perfume at some point once it hits discounters. But then I saw it at a store... I refuse to pay any money for that cheap plastic monster. I don't find it cute at all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Undina, the bottle is very "costume jewelry", but perhaps too much "costume" and not enough "jewelry".

      Delete
    2. The bottle might be irresistably cute ...if my room hadn't been invaded by a few hundred of the live insect variety once. Now Ladybugs NOT CUTE! In fact it incites more of a HULK SMASH !or Miss Hannigan from Annie "Kill,Kill ,Kiiiilll...." from me.I did try a squirt on (without smashing the bottle and getting kicked out) I thought it smelled like an air freshener in a scent I probably wouldn't choose.
      Jennifer /Bookwyrmsmith.

      Delete
    3. Jennifer, so many ways for a single perfume to traumatize you! Stay well clear...

      Delete
  9. Katie did you miss my dot? Was trying for a concise comment. Love Ya.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jordan! Your wit was too sly for me! Now that you've explained it to me, of course I'm cracking up. None more concise than you...

      Delete
  10. Everything about this perfume was underwhelming to me, from the way it smells to the way it was packaged. The photo of Marc Jacobs in this post made me laugh, though I can't quite say why. Maybe it's the slight smirk on his face or the fact that the bottle just looks awkward. Or maybe it's because every time I look at it, I imagine any number of items he could be holding instead of the bottle because of the positioning of his hand.

    Just not for me, I guess.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! Let's start a "What should Marc be holding in his hand?" sub thread here. I'll start:

      A hickory burger.

      Delete
  11. how about a happy little gnome? He looks so irritated and like he doesn't want it too close to him...he is a handsome devil, though....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. A happy little gnome to cheer Marc up.

      Delete
  12. I think it's the perfect thing for him to be holding. His tattoo announces that he has nothing but contempt for women -- and the bottle of Dot goes on to prove it!

    ReplyDelete