Jul 11, 2021 | 8 min Read

The 14 Best Marc Jacobs Perfumes for 2021

Scents you’ll love from one of this generation’s most iconic fashion designers 

There’s a reason Marc Jacobs perfumes are the hottest scents on the shelf. You don’t need more than an elementary knowledge of fashion to know he’s a modern day style icon. Arguably today’s most influential American fashion designer, Jacobs’ New York Fashion Week shows are the hottest tickets in town. He’s also credited with making Louis Vuitton cool to a whole new generation of shoppers. But even if his ready-to-wear designs exceed your price range, you can still lavish in his signature, easygoing, feminine luxury. That’s thanks to his extensive collection of tantalizing fragrances.

Fresh and feminine, the original Daisy fragrance — launched in 2007 — has spun a garden of delicious offshoots, each housed in a gorgeous collectible bottle. 

To discover the Marc Jacobs scent most suited to your tastes, we’ve rounded up the best — including Daisy, its varietals, and beyond. 

Here’s a look at the 14 best Marc Jacobs perfumes in 2021.

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy: Best Forever Classic Option

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

Let’s start with the most hyped of the Marc Jacobs fragrances — the original — and some say the best Daisy perfume. This intoxicating fragrance blends violet leaf, blood grapefruit, strawberry, gardenia, jasmine, musk, white woods, and vanilla, making it as femine as it is sexy and easily one of Marc Jacobs’ most popular perfumes. The unique combination of fragrance notes landed Daisy two major FiFi awards — the Oscars of the fragrance industry. The first was the FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Women`s Luxe 2008, and the second the FiFi Awards Best Packaging Women`s Prestige 2008. Because the scent is at once powdery and woodsy, fruity and floral, it works from day to night and all year round as a beauty cabinet staple. No wonder it’s one of the most popular Marc Jacobs perfumes. 

Recommended related fragrances: Armani Code By Giorgio Armani, Gucci Bamboo By Gucci, Versace Eros By Versace

2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: Best Light and Fresh Option

Daisy Eau So Fresh Perfume by Marc Jacobs

If you’re looking for a lighter, a bit more elegant take on the signature Daisy scent, you’ll love this overtly-feminine entry A subtle Mark Jacobs Daisy perfume, it’s perfect for a special occasion like a wedding. That said, because this is a light scent, you can also layer it with others, making it a versatile pick when you’re in the mood for something stronger and want to smell good all day.

Recommended related fragrances: L’instant Magic By Guerlain, Kelly Caleche By Hermes

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream: Best Summery Fresh Option

Housed in a stunning blue-and-white accented bottle, Daisy Dream is a fresh and soft Marc Jacobs floral perfume, perfectly rounded-out by fruity notes. (Think blackberry, pear, grapefruit, listeria, and jasmine.) Its inviting character puts it high on the list of the best Marc Jacobs perfumes, and a fitting scent for sultry summer days when you’re craving a light touch. You can wear this as easily to the office as you can out to a weekend brunch. Check out our Summer Fragrances Guide for other great summer options. 

Recommended related fragrances: Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana, Coco Mademoiselle By Chanel, Bright Crystal By Versace

4. Marc Jacobs Daisy Love: Best Date Night Option

Daisy Love Perfume by Marc Jacobs

Jacobs says he was inspired to create this scent by a “carefree and contagious love of life.” Daisy love is elegantly described as  a “radiant floral,” a notion reflected in its daisy-accented collectible flacon. This fresh fragrance starts with a fruity opening and adds depth with a woodsy base. It’s an alluring option for date night or a fun night out with friends.  

Perfumes similar to Daisy Love: SJP Nyc By Sarah Jessica Parker, Kenzo Jungle Elephant By Kenzo, Boss By Hugo Boss

5. Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence: Best Night-on-the-Town Option

Divine Decadence Perfume by Marc Jacobs

This luxe scent’s notes include Champagne, orange blossom, honeysuckle, bergamot, hortensia, gardenia, vanilla, saffron, and amber. Needless to say, it had us hooked at Champagne. It’s an intoxicating fragrance that slowly develops into a rich foray into opulence. Divine Decadence is complex and long-lasting, and stands out among its many pretenders, as an uncompromising choice for a night out on the town.

Recommended related fragrances: Viva La Juicy Gold Couture By Juicy Couture, Olympea By Paco Rabanne, Daisy By Marc Jacobs

6. Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent: Best White Floral Option

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent Perfume

When this now-legendary Marc Jacobs perfume launched in 2017, Jacobs was already known for his signature fruity-floral scents. Eau So Decadent quickly donned the mantle of one of the best Marc Jacobs perfumes, embodying the designer’s popular aesthetic. If you’re a fan of white florals, this is a smart selection that exults during spring and summer months. Notes include pear, black currant, lily-of-the-valley, magnolia, jasmine, raspberry, and white amber.

Recommended related fragrances: First By Van Cleef & Arpels, Oscar By Oscar De La Renta, Kenzo Flower By Kenzo

7. Marc Jacobs Daisy Daze: Best Versatile Option

Daisy Daze Perfume by Marc Jacobs

One of the most recent Marc Jacobs launches, Daisy Daze came to market in 2019 packaged in a peachy fresh, flower accented bottle. The main top note is mandarin orange, with a middle note of mirabelle and a musk base, making it a fun play on the classic Daisy scent. If you’re looking for a versatile option you can wear much anywhere, this is it. Inoffensive, yet fresh and inviting, it’s as comfortable in a job interview as at the office or on a beach day with your closest friends. 

Recommended related fragrances: Angel Eau Sucree By Thierry Mugler, Hot Couture By Givenchy, Prada Infusion D’iris By Prada

8. Marc Jacobs Rain: Best Daytime Option

Marc Jacobs Rain Perfume

This daytime fragrance is a true aquatic scent. If you’re hunting something softer than his well-known floral-fruity-woodsy blends, this Marc Jacobs fragrance is a refreshing, fine-drawn choice. Its light, clean, approachable vibe shines at the office or in a business lunch. In fact, it’s so subtle and refreshing, you can even wear it to the gym without a backward glance.

Recommended related fragrances: Rumeur 2 Rose By Lanvin, Very Irresistible Sensual By Givenchy, Hot Couture By Givenchy

9. Marc Jacobs Cologne: Best Men’s Option

Marc Jacobs Cologne

This comfortable fragrance launched nearly two decades ago. It’s not the latest Marc Jacobs perfume, but it’s as popular now as ever. This selection owes its acclaim to a timeless blend of cardamom, bergamot, cypress, ginger, cumin, rose, fig leaf, patchouli, tonka bean, and cedar wood. A men’s fragrance, it’s a bold selection for a woman seeking new adventures. 

Recommended related fragrances: Olympea By Paco Rabanne, Blu Mediterraneo Mirto Di Panarea By Acqua Di Parma, Gelsomino Nobile By Acqua Di Parma

10. Marc Jacobs Dot: Best Youthful Option

Dot Perfume by Marc Jacobs

Dot’s upbeat bottle reflects the perfume’s buoyant, cheery character. Topped with red polka dot petals shaped like a ladybug on a flower, the orb will remind you of a flask of raspberry liqueur. The scent inside blends red berries with coconut, jasmine, orange blossom, musk, and vanilla. It’s youthful and fresh — a great summer or spring choice — and an endearing gift for any young woman in the market for her first designer fragrance. 

Recommended related fragrances: Armani Code By Giorgio Armani, Gucci Bamboo By Gucci, Versace Eros By Versace

11. Marc Jacobs Honey: Best Sweet Option

While Marc Jacobs’ Dot flaunts dot-covered ladybugs, Honey sprinkles dot-accented honeybees over an equally unforgettable flacon. As the bees suggest, this is a sweet scent best saved for summer. Yet it may surprise you, since the honey scent gives way to fruit, white floral, and citrus notes to balance out the sweetness. This tantalizing scent offers long staying power, especially for a warm weather fragrance. 

Recommended related fragrances: Oscar By Oscar De La Renta, Weekend By Burberry, Flora By Gucci

12. Marc Jacobs Daisy Shine Pink: Best Collectible Option

Daisy Shine Pink Perfume by Marc Jacobs

This is a limited edition version of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy scent. Shine Pink makes a thoughtful hostess gift. Or if you’re looking to treat yourself, it’s an engaging year-round option that will never go out of style. In a bright pink flower-topped bottle, this entry blends florals with woody and fruity notes. If you like Marc Jacobs Daisy, consider adding this collectible to your beauty cabinet. Easily one of the best Marc Jacobs perfumes on the shelf.

Recommended related fragrances: Hypnotic Poison By Christian Dior, Hot Couture By Givenchy, Pheromone Gold By Marilyn Miglin

13. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever: Best Long-Lasting Option

Daisy Dream Forever Perfume by Marc Jacobs

This carefree fragrance is fruity, fresh, and floral, with a hint of tropical. Marc Jacobs tells us Daisy Dream Forever was inspired by daydreaming. The scent stays true to its musing origins with notes of blackberry, pear, grapefruit, wisteria, jasmine, and white woods. If you’re having a bad day, close your eyes and spritz some on for an uplifting change. It’s an elixir similar to the original Daisy perfume, but stronger and longer lasting, so it’s also a great choice if you need to make your hard-earned dollars last.

Recommended related fragrances: Weekend By Burberry, Pino Silvestre By Pino Silvestre, Vetiver Ambrato By Bois 1920

14. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Daze: Best Office Appropriate Option

Daisy Dream Daze Perfume by Marc Jacobs

Easy to wear and work-appropriate, Daisy Dream Daze is sweet and tropical, yet it also stays true to the fruity-floral Marc Jacobs Daisy mood. The hint of wisteria in this soothing blend also adds a welcome hint of calm. That’s prized in a work scent for high-stress environments where cooler heads must win the day.

Recommended related fragrances: Flora Gorgeous Gardenia By Gucci, 24 Faubourg By HermesRumeur 2 Rose By Lanvin

Summary

It’s no stretch to say Marc Jacobs is the best at making out-of-this-world floral-fruity scents. Maybe you’re looking for something long-lasting to wear day-to-night and year-round. Or you might be on the hunt for a subtle everyday office scent. Or perhaps you’re in the market for a special occasion fragrance. Either way, this list of the best Marc Jacobs perfumes has a sweet and fruity scent to fit your every mood.

Be sure to check out all of the fresh smelling Marc Jacobs scents available at FragranceX!


Perfume writer Sharon Feiereisen

Sharon Feiereisen is a freelance writer who specializes in fragrance, makeup, wellness, health, skincare, and general lifestyle topics. Her work has been published in Time Out, Newsday, The Knot, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Real Simple, and Hamptons Magazine among many other print and online outlets. When she’s not writing about new, exciting fragrances, you can usually find her on an airplane or at a boutique fitness studio.

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