A good friend of mine knows how to give the best hugs. He’s the type to wrap his arms around you and squeeze the life right out of you as if he hadn’t just seen you yesterday, as if it has been months since we last laid eyes on each other. I look forward to those hugs, they are so very comforting and warm!
Friday I got my hands on Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash and very first sniff I thought of my friend as it smells just as warm and welcoming as he does when he gives me one of those big squishy hugs.
I really need to make a trip to Sephora soon and smell Marc Jacobs Men because I’m ever so curious if Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash smells similar.
But wait Muse, you mean your friend smells like Biscotti?
No. He does not. Strangely enough Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash smells way more masculine than feminine but still appeals to my nose. They say scents evoke certain emotions and memories and in this case it reminds me of my friend. The scent is by no means a feminine blend to my nose. It leans more towards being perhaps manly in some aspects and in fairness even unisex if you want to toe the line.
And guess what?
I simply adore it.
Strangely enough Marc Jacobs markets them as them as a “summer treat” but for me it carries a certain warmth that reminds me of a well worn, favorite t-shirt, or a warm, fuzzy sweater, or a good friend’s welcoming hug.
Biscotti Splash has some interesting notes, none of which my nose can really pick apart. Freesia, bergamot, orange blossom, pistachio blossom, and vanilla create a very crisp, spicy fragrance. I put a heavy emphasis on crisp and spicy as this is in fact what gives it that slightly masculine feel. The orange blossom seems to dominate as it’s definitely a warm citrus but not your typical juicy orange smell as the spice lent from the pistachio could be what morphs the blend into something more.
Take my word for it, it’s difficult to explain in words, but it smells like a warm hug to me.
I have to say I’m absolutely in love with it and sobbing my eyes out that it’s available for a very limited time. I was so impressed I quickly logged onto Sephora and ordered a second bottle along with Apple and Pomegranate without even smelling them as I have a funny feeling they will be love as well.
On a side note….The bottles are HUGE! It was of first things that caught my attention when I got it. These are 10oz in size and $68 per bottle. One bottle is going to last you a while. In the photo below I placed the splash next to a 1 oz perfume, as you can see it’s pretty darn big!
Overall, must give this a very big Muse Approval. It’s stunning. So crisp, fresh, and spicy! A huge in a bottle.
Have you smelled Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash?
Available at Sephora.
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