Marc Jacobs’ Journey Through Scent
MARC JACOBS says that creating his first fragrance made him feel as though he had “arrived” as a designer. The self-named scent launched in 2003 with the now-defunct American Designer Fragrances division of LVMH.
“I felt really legitimate and very credible because I had a designer fragrance. It was like a rite of passage, like a benchmark to being a designer. Now, it seems like every other couple of months we’re having another fragrance meeting about a new fragrance,” he said. “I never thought it would go this far, but I’m very happy that it has. I feel like beauty and fragrance really go hand in hand with any kind of look. I just feel the ritual of getting dressed and perfuming one’s self and applying make-up is part of the joy of fashion and getting dressed. I think of it as a finish, something that people love to indulge in. It’s part of the whole package.”
Jacobs’ current fragrances include Lola, Daisy, Dot and – coming later this year – Honey, but he says that Daisy remains his favourite. The designer will also launch a make-up collection in August.
“I feel like my dance card’s full right now,” he told WWD. “We’re pretty booked. But we go forward as needed. Any kind of opportunity to design or to re-think, re-look at things, I welcome and rise to the challenge of.”