When the first Marc Jacobs Splash trio launched in 2006, what everyone could not fail to notice was their humongous and unconventional tabletop sizes at 10 fl. oz.
This spring-summer of 2012, the fashion designer is doing two things different. The first one, is that he is re-introducing Rain from the debut collection, which is back by popular demand. A fresh, clean and crisp-as-a-white-shirt-back-from-the-cleaners fragrance, to us, it smells quintessentially American-clean.
The second noteworthy fact, is that the bottles have shrunk and are now downsized to a standard 3.4 fl. oz. It's not quite a travelling size yet - well, it is for them - but we're getting there. The new, limited-edition Marc Jacobs Splash Tropical Collection comprises Rain, Kumquat and Hibiscus...
Rain, which is composed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec of IFF, evokes a "summer shower." It is a "watery floral", both "lush and pure."
Notes: wet cut grass, sparkling strawberries, clementine zest / tropical rain accord, passion flower, white orchid / beech amber, tree moss and musks.
Kumquat, a zesty, citrusy floral is by perfumer Richard Herpin of Firmenich and is about a "carefree afternoon of fun and sun" on an island.
Notes: tangerine pulp, bergamot, orange zest / sun-drenched kumquat, jasmine petals, tiger orchids / sun-drenched woods, blond cedarwood.
Hibiscus is a sultry fruity-floral concoction, also by perfumer Richard Herpin of Firmenich, and is about making you dream about a tropical paradise.
Notes: exotic hints of raspberry, juicy mandarin, pink peony / hibiscus flower, tiare, pink freesia / musks, exotics woods, vetiver.
Bright, pop colors have been chosen for the juices to make them look like a Hawaïan shirt, it seems.