Dot by Annie Buzantian and Ann Gottlieb for Marc Jacobs 2012

Hello Christmas Shoppers,

Buying for tweens, teens and young adults can be hard. Perfume buying for same a NIGHTMARE! Not only because they are mainly so indoctrinated and brain washed to think that sweet, fruity, patchouli and clean musks are the only things that smell good but also because they are often so damn ungrateful about the time you’ve taken to get something that you feel is just right. In the end it’s easier to go with the flow.

Dot by Marc Jacobs 2012

Photo Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit), red berries, honeysuckle
Heart: Coconut, orange blossom, jasmine
Base: Musk, vanilla, driftwood

When I first saw that Marc Jacobs was doing Dot with the super crazy bottle I was all, ” Oh Gawd! What a freakin’ SHOCKER! Why bother with that gimmicky CRAPOLA! He has insulted our intelligence with BLEAGH!” And then I read the note list and thought maybe this will be a little different. Still I only gave it a mini spritz as I was wandering the department store counters and smelled sweet fruits, went immediately to the bathroom and after that washed my hands, so the only impression I got of Marc Jacob’s Dot was the Gawd awful bottle and sweet fruit. Then I saw the below interview and read a bit about the 2 perfumers responsible for Dot who between them are responsible for some super great fragrances, Annie Buzantian, Pleasures & Puredistance 1 and Ann Gottlieb, CK Contradiction & SJP Covet. Maybe it’s time to revisit Dot with Christmas coming up because if I buy the young ones fragrance that I would wear then it will sit unused forever.

So it was with great trepidation I decided to go back to the mall. At this point I just finished reading PerfumePosseHATEList and guess what? Dot was #2 after Marc Jacobs Lola. Oh Dear!

OK. Dot was nice, but not amazing, and not something I could imagine myself wearing. I can see the youth market enjoying it and it lasted about 5 hours before I lost it completely. Opens big and bright and fruity, calms quickly and then pretty linear but the fruity sweetness becomes more vanilla towards the dry down. I did not hate it and can’t imagine anyone being offended by your wearing it.

Photo Stolen langhamherbs

If you want to read further NowSmellThis

FragranceShop has 50ml $71
MyPerfumeSamples starts at $3/ml but I got the $9/5ml deal

I hope this has been some help when searching for a more youthful fragrance and idea. It’s pretty and safe but will be an excellent gateway product for budding perfumistas, they will have a cut above their peer celebuscents but not be out of their league.
Good luck,
Portia xx

Marc Jacobs talks about Dot

Dot Ad

18 comments on “Dot by Annie Buzantian and Ann Gottlieb for Marc Jacobs 2012

  1. poodle says:

    I know I’ve mentioned this before but I’m going to say it again. Hubby bought me a small bottle of this on a trip. Those Sephora SA’s push whatever the latest release is and he bought it. Anyway, it’s so not me, but I had to wear it for his sake, right? Well don’t you know I’ve gotten compliments on it every freakin time I wear it! It’s just not right. I wear gorgeous scents and…nothing. I wear Dot and people comment. Has the world gone mad? I even made a sample for a woman at work. I think the younger crowd would love it as a gift. No one on the blogs seems to like it and goodness knows I would never have bought the stuff but I can tell you there are people out there who will and do like it. Go figure.

    • I know poodle. This is fashion, this is what a lot of the market is buying and I’m dedicated to talking about all aspects of Fragrance, trying to do it without judgement. Gucci Guilty was given to me and every time I spray myself with it, compliments, though I’d never have bought it for myself,
      Thanks for adding perspective,
      Portia xx

  2. susan says:

    My daughter LOVES the bottle and smell of Dot. She is 4 years old. To me, that’s about the right age for the scent of Dot, but on the other hand, I am not going to spend $70 on a perfume for a four-year-old. I’m probably not going to spend $20 on a perfume for a four-year-old, for goodness sake!

  3. The juice is unmemorable and inoffensive, but I just think the bottle is the cutest thing in the world!

    But I’m Asian, so very susceptible to cute bugs, kitties, puppies, cockatoos, hamsters, rabbits, and pandas 🙂

  4. laniersmith says:

    dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot.

  5. Scent Bound says:

    The bottle looks like a robot but at least it is consistent with all Marc Jacobs perfume bottles. Imagine fitting this in a purse. Pink Friday’s bottle looks normal compared to this. For the pre-teen market I would suggest La Perla Divina. It has a really nice champagne and strawberry note.

  6. Undina says:

    I do not weat MJ’s perfumes so I didn’t expect anything from the juice but I thought thought the bottle was cute… until I saw it in RL. I hate cheap “Made in China” plastic anywhere and especially on perfumes.

  7. Tara says:

    Okay, I admit I had to buy this because my beautiful sweet puppy girl’s name is Dot… the perfume is nothing to write home about but not dreadful either. And I love looking at the bottle! 🙂

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