The scent of you still lingers in my mind…
People say time travel isn’t possible, and while that may be so physically, mentally it’s an easy feat. Ever smelled a scent on the streets that immediately took you back to a time and place in the past? Well, I certainly have. While on Exchange in Korea I bought my first ever branded perfume, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne. I so fell in love with the name, the bottle and eventually the scent. I literally would wear it every day and everywhere. In essence, Lady Million became synonymous to one of the best periods of my life so far. Now, every time I wear that perfume, or smell it on the streets I’m transported back to fall/winter of 2013, to the crowded streets of Myeongdeong and Hongdae and the best stews I ever tasted.
With the start of 2017 I decided to invest in another scent. Really for me, buying new scents has become a way to record an era into my memories. So the era of 2017, the era of the beginning of my “adult” life, this era in which I want to lay the foundation for a decadent future, I decided to memorise with Decadence by Marc Jacobs.
Marc Jacobs Decadence Unboxing
I’ve literally been eyeing this scent by Marc Jacobs for MONTHS. I saw it in a magazine and I fell in love with the bottle design and the name. Marc Jacobs Decadence… it just has such a classy ring to it don’t you think?
I have to say that I took about 15 minutes to decide between Decadence and the new Divine Decadence. Personally, I find Decadence to be a heavier scent than Divine Decadence has a softer, lighter scent that I didn’t think complemented me. For those interested in a more detailed comparison between the two, I can recommend you reading the blog post by a blogger named Michelle on her blog called Thou Shalt Not Covet.
After trying both I finally decided on the original Decadence over the new Divine Decadence. Because it’s Christmas-time I was able to get a gift set including a decadence body wash for the same price as the original 50 ml bottle namely, €65,-. For those living in the Netherlands, I bought it at my go-to store Ici Paris XL. For those living outside of the Netherlands, I’m sure that your local perfumery carries Marc Jacobs; if not you can always get it at Sephora or on the Marc Jacobs website.
What’s your favourite scent for 2016/2017? Let me know in the comments below!