Friday, April 07, 2006

Blush Intense - Marc Jacobs

Well with Blush being in my top picks of 2005, and one of my favorite perfumes, I was really anxious for this release. I snagged the first bottle I saw on eBay, as far as I know it has not been released in the USA yet. When the package came, I anxiously tore open the box. The bottle is the same but the cap is black and as you can see in the picture it says "intense" in black writing on the bottle. So I sprayed it on. Hummm nice, but different? I sprayed my other arm with unleaded Blush. Hummm. Ok, no real difference, but maybe this one lasts longer or is different in the drydown. Ummmm. No. Ok, so I thought, I have been sick, I need to test again. So here I am this morning. And I have to tell you, not much difference to my nose. No bergamot in the opening and ever so slightly richer and less airy. So the bottom line is - It's too slight of a difference, and it is not by any definition "intense", just slightly modified. Actually I prefer the original. I love bergamot and the slightly more airy feel of it.

Below I have listed notes for comparison from Osmoz. I would like to add that I don't see as many "accord" notes listed in the original Blush as I remember reading from Sephora. (Blush is not listed there now) I remember Jasmine Breeze Accord & Fresh Air Accord.


Top note : Jasmine Petals, Fresh Jasmine Notes, Italian Bergamot Middle note : Star Jasmine, Floating Jasmine Note, Orange Blossom, Japanese Honeysuckle
Base note : Pink Musk, Cashmere wood, Sandalwood


Top note : Fresh Jasmine, Jasmine Nectar, Jasmine Vines
Middle note : Moroccan Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Genet Absolute
Base note : White Cashmere, Pink Musk, Sandalwood


Christina H. said...

Thanks for reviewing this.I'm glad that this isn't something I'm going to need.I really like the original Blush but I'm still craving the parfum of it!

Victoria said...

Oh I splurged on the Parfum earlier this year, it is very worth it.

Heikke said...

guess I don't need this one, happy with my normal Blush.
Today for me Coffee/ Rose by me
Have a good weekend

boisdejasmin said...

Thank you very much for reviewing this one. I love the original Blush, and I thought that Intense might be interesting, but I think I will pass. Can you please describe how the parfum differs from the other concentration?

Cait Shortell said...

Interesting review. I am going to have to retry the regular Blush after the two Victorias both love it so much. I hope you feel better! I finally do. Whew. Cold over and perfume begins again.

Cait Shortell said...

Dear Victoria,
I can't seem to find the parfum anywhere except from a UK site. Where'd you get yours? I'd really like to find some to buy in US currency with domestic shipping.

Victoria said...

I bought it from Saks in Beverly Hills. You will have to call, it's not on the website. :O)