There’s no denying that when it comes to the ultimate accessory, you can’t beat the perfect perfume. Think of your bottle as the beauty version of your go-to LBD – one that makes you feel good the second you slip into it. After all, scent has that magical ability to change our mood and how we feel, uplifting and igniting with just a spritz.
That being said, this season, our eyes (and noses) are on the new Marc Jacobs ‘Eau So Decadent’. It’s light, it’s fresh, and it’s just as its name suggests: daringly indulgent. Plus, its beautiful bottle will jazz up any bathroom shelf in need of some life. Savoir Flair spoke to perfumer Annie Buzantian to discover more about this dreamy and decadent new scent.
What were the sources of inspiration behind this fragrance?
The original ‘Decadence’ is housed in an emerald-green bottle looped with a heavy gold chain, so with the new scent, I thought of how to bring elements of pink into that darkness. Woods and amber created the signature of the original ‘Decadence’, so I thought of how a pink and feminine side could come about through fruits and florals in ‘Eau So Decadent’.
How were the recent Marc Jacobs fashion collections a source of inspiration?
Marc Jacobs is edgy and daring, and yet it is a brand that is very inclusive: it invites in people of all types. The challenge was to create a fragrance that was unapologetic yet inviting, daring yet elegant.
Describe the fragrance in three words.
Sheer, expressive, inviting.
What makes this fragrance so unique?
The challenge with ‘Eau So Decadent’ was to create a sheer expression of the original, but still maintain a signature. The word “decadence” implies something that is opulent and dark. ‘Eau So Decadent’ still needed to have a presence and be unlike anything else. Its uniqueness comes through its deceptive simplicity. It appears to be open and inviting, and yet has many layers and facets. It is a sheer fragrance that still achieves depth.
Are there any unusual raw materials in the fragrance?
Pink Lily of the Valley.
What is the structure of the scent?
Top notes: Nashi pear, blackcurrant, green ivy.
Mid notes: Pink Lily of the Valley, magnolia, jasmine.
Dry down: White amber, cashmere woods, raspberry gloss.
Can you tell us more about the key notes?
Nashi pear: appreciated for its natural beauty and voluptuous curves. The fruit is juicy and delicious with an ethereal, plump, sparkling scent.
Pink Lily of the Valley: like the color, it connotes a feeling of femininity and sensuality. Their blossoms give off an exquisite scent that is sheer and delicate.
White Amber: amber’s luscious scent adds a hypnotic sensuality to a fragrance. The white amber lends a weightless, luminous, soft, and delectable effect.
If you had to present this fragrance to a customer using one sentence, what would you say?
It’s a fragrance that fills you with a sense of frivolity and freedom. Have some fun!
Who is the ‘Eau So Decadent’ woman?
I think there is nothing more subjective and personal than a fragrance – it all depends on the wearer. That being said, I see her as a woman who wants to feel glamorous, radiant, and sophisticated. She has a love of fashion and wants to be noticed. She loves the spotlight.