Why we’re obsessing over the new Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence fragrance

Answer: It smells as good as the designer’s SS16 collections loo

Marc Jacobs catwalk
Marc Jacobs catwalk
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Answer: It smells as good as the designer’s SS16 collections look

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Tapping into our desire for Marc Jacobs iconic bags, Divine Decadence is the luxury designer eau de parfum hot on our radar, with top notes of sparkling champagne, orange blossom and bergamot. The result? A deeply sensual fragrance.

If, like us, you have a penchant for sophisticated scents, Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence could shape up to be a firm summer-time favourite for you, too. Plus, if it gives us the same sass as supermodel Adriana Lima, the poster girl for the perfume, we’ll love it even more.

Heart notes include a mixture of florals - gardenia, iris, honeysuckle and hydrangea - but it’s the lavish saffron, subtle hint of vanilla and smooth undercurrent of amber that gives the scent its exotic edge.

Opulent and sophisticated, a single spritz of Divine Decadence adds an invisible layer of luxury to any new-season outfit and is a winning fragrance you’ll be able to enjoy all year. But it’s especially right when the sun’s out as it’s light, bright and effervescent.

If that doesn’t tempt you, the dazzling mint green bottle made with crystalline glass, signature arched python cap, gold chain and bang-on-trend black tassel detailing should do the trick.

Lighter than the original Marc Jacobs Decadence, the Divine Decadence is a refreshingly modern way to elevate the floral trend that dominated the Spring/Summer ’16 catwalk shows.

Floaty, midi, mini or super-structured - there are plenty of floral dresses to wear with this new-season scent, too. Go for abstract prints, as seen on the Spring/Summer ’16 runways, or head to the high street where you’ll find rails of ditsy florals and subtle embroidery embellishments.

If you only buy one thing in the next month, make it Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence. Trust us, it’ll be the scent of summer...