Decadence 2015

Decadence by Marc Jacobs
Bottle Design Sam O’Donahue (Established)
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Decadence is a perfume by Marc Jacobs for women and was released in 2015. The scent is sweet-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Coty.
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Sweet
Fruity
Spicy
Floral
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes Italian plumItalian plum SaffronSaffron IrisIris
Heart Notes Heart Notes Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac Orris rootOrris root
Base Notes Base Notes LiquidambarLiquidambar VetiverVetiver PapyrusPapyrus

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7.4468 Ratings
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8.3412 Ratings
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7.9420 Ratings
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7.5462 Ratings
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7.7113 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 17.01.2023.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is Brazilian model Adriana Lima, photographed by Steven Meisel.
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Elenasmom
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Top Review 28  
Slytherin Common Room
Yes, I'm a big Harry Potter fan with an affiliation to the Gryffindor house, but I'd probably be a bit too brave to sneak into the Slytherin common room with the "bad boys" every now and then ;-) I also feel strongly drawn to this house with my characteristics like cunning, ambition and that I'm more of a lone wolf than a team player. In short, there are two hearts beating in my chest, and in Decadence too. He is wicked but self-confident, thereby attractive and at the same time unapproachable.
Since I wore this fragrance only recently, but he did not make it into my current top 5 (why you read below) I can still describe it quite well, even if I can not really smell out the individual notes.

At first glance, the handbag bottle promises a more pleasing, if not ordinary scent. However, if you take it in your hand, it exudes a certain coldness, heaviness and aloofness, just like the content itself is. You have to be brave for this scent (Gryffindor), and I even ordered it blind, just based on the scent notes, and sometimes I don't know if the scent isn't too evil for me (Slytherin)...
"Decadence doesn't go through much of a change for me. It's smoky, velvety, heavy, opulent, spicy, and floral. This stuff lasts from early to very late, has insane sillage, and I have absolutely nothing like it in my collection. As a signature scent, I can not imagine the best will to anyone, simply because it is so incredibly opulent and extraordinary. But exceptions confirm the rule, as is well known, and on this person I would be curious.
A spritz is perfectly enough, and I smell a smoky, but by no means cheap nightclub, even if I've never been to one. There are separees partitioned off with heavy, dark green velvet curtains, gold candlesticks on the walls that give only dim light. The drinks menu features only expensive and exclusive drinks like whiskey, rum, and liqueurs, all of them expensive, aged in old wooden barrels, and slightly spicy on the finish.
Late at night, "Decadence" is still present, but glistens at me there only from dangerous green eyes, hovered around by woody smoke, amber, and a rest of plum liqueur in hand. There he is somehow more pleasing, but still you have to be careful of him.
If I had to describe him in one word, it would be dangerous. Yes, somehow I'm afraid of this perfume, but on the other hand I put it on just when I want to keep people at a distance and feel anyway attack and belligerent :-D

Yeah, it definitely smells like that in the Slytherin common room. Come to the dark side of the force, we have "Decadence"...
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Top Review 14  
It depends on the inner values
Decadence is a fragrance that I didn't really notice because I don't like the packaging at all and I don't care about Mr Jacobs' fashion either. That's just not my style - too much of everything and too much "over". That's why the perfume was ticked off.

But somehow I stumbled over Decadence again and again. In passing I sprayed it on myself at Karstadt, sniffed it and ticked it off as nothing "special". But the scent seemed to haunt me. I read the comments here on Parfumo, looked at the scents and decided to give this stubborn fragrance a second chance as a filling in a neutral plastic atomizer
And what can I say ... detached from this kitschy hand bag atomizer, the scent could score. I receive a light peppery note, followed by a ripe plum with a hint of saffron. That meets my taste.

In addition there is a beautiful, fully blossomed and dark rose, which is softly ensnarled by jasmine. In the course of time it becomes powdery and I also mean to notice a hint of vanilla that combines with the amber notes. To round it off, Jacobs also relies on the almost classic combination of wood and rose. Always fits! I find it particularly beautiful that the plum rolls through the complete fragrance process and remains more or less present until the end.

Decadence is not a quiet step, nor is it a classic, elegant fragrance. He's present, loud, but not too loud. Never vulgar or vulgar. A mainstreamer - no question, but not cheap and by that I do not mean the price. Those who wear decadence are perceived and thus make a certain statement. Here I am! I'm staying here! Regardless in the back row? No, not if you're wearing decadence.

Mr. Jacobs created this fragrance for us ladies, which you can easily recognize by the bottle. I am of the opinion, however, that the gentlemen should also dare to approach Decadence. Absolutely!

With a shelf life of 10 to 12 hours there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Decadence is only relatively close to my body, which is due to my skin, which somehow absorbs fragrances and does not radiate them. Therefore I do not evaluate the silage in principle.
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Batuhan
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Very helpful Review 19  
I need a gift...it was for me kdin decay
...it was in the winter more precisely in November 2018, I needed a gift for my sister (my only sister of five brothers), but not again something homemade or something cheap but I wanted to buy her a perfume, at that time I knew no perfumes (except Hugo Boss) and not at all Parfumo. I was still 17 so I took my pocket money (which wasn't much) and went into town, I walked through town and saw Douglas I didn't know if I could afford it but I dared.

But then, after not even a minute the staff spoke to me,

"are you looking for something specific", "do you need help" although I said no, they just did not go away, because I was alone, I felt uncomfortable, I felt watched so I was afraid, no idea why, maybe I was afraid that they think I would be a thief and I could no longer buy a gift? To this day I don't know.
Whatever, but then I collected myself and continued to look for perfumes I saw a bag in the form of a perfume, I smiled, because my sister loves bags, so I wanted to test it. PFfff ?? the first sprayer on the test strip
(the spray was so strong that I thought to myself only "please please the employees should not say now" you must not spray so much" " and fortunately no one said to me what, so I rph very vorsichtug dran, wow certainly is the expensive, pig expensive (it shot me through the head). Because it smelled so noble just too good. And suddenly...I felt completely different, no longer decadent?, I felt,
i was gaining my strength back?
Yes! I felt myself rising again.

Then I said inside "wow this is my perfume, this perfume saved me!" because I felt safe, comfortable, strong and horny I knew this is the perfume I have to buy, so I looked at the price tag and whassss?!!! How am I going to buy it...?

But then I saw the 30ml flakon was cheaper but still not cheap enough, but I wanted to have him necessarily, he smelled just too good, and at that moment, (fortunately) came a staff member to me and said "the marc jacobs decadence, is currently on sale" inside I was so happy and thought wow God loves me.

So I bought the perfume with about 20% discount I let it still pack and made me on the way home, I was so happy.
It was then finally so far on the birthday of my sister I was so excited how she will react, I was sure she will love it. And then it was time to open my gift, she opened the gift and just said "wow such a nice perfume" (she meant the bottle itself) and of course I said inside yes that's the one but then she sprayed it once and you should have seen her face, she just didn't like it?!!! At that moment I felt so shitty that I would rather be gone now, but then she started laughing and said that it was just a joke and that she liked it, puuuhh it was such a relief. It was really close, in the end she really liked it and well what can I say buy this perfume it is the hammer.

VG Batuhan

P.s manchmam I also use it and this is my very first comment so forgive me
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Top Review 13  
Plum from the 80s
So this association with the 80s had really many.
So do I. :-)

FrauLohse has best summarized the fragrance in a commentary. Until it creates a bottle in my very clear collection, I must be already convinced. And that's me.

At the same time I had the Olympea Legend on it and plums can't present themselves here in a more different way: while the Legend is a creamy, sticky, heavy plum-milk rice dessert, which causes me personally with some ingredient almost nausea, the plum in the Decadence comes to a liana through a luxuriant dark green jungle swung and takes from there all elegance and woods and fragrant undertones with it.
I also don't know which note I'm getting from the 80s, the fragrance itself is really elegant, wild and unconventional. The dominant heart note mixes with the top note in my case, but there is a clear overhang.

Now a 50ml bottle has moved in with me and I am happy. :-)

PS: WHO the vulture came up with the idea of the tassel on the handbag belt??? Does she bother you as terribly as I do? Is constantly in the way, or hangs down in individual threads out of the cabinet.
But already very impressive, when the lid of a perfume is so lovingly individually wrapped in an extra cardboard box with extra toddle protection. :-)
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Help, it's biting me...a funny story :)
Ok, today I have freed this bottle from a swap package of a dear Parfuma.
It was a blind swap... actually, I was skeptical of this perfume even before the exchange... Decadence... what a name and then also such a silly little bag "pffft" (for me personally, one of the most horrible bottles ever!!).... so if there is ever a woman on this planet who is so NOT a lady, then yes, me!
But curiosity was too much, so I had swapped.
Now, as I was saying, I hold this ladylike little bag in my hand.... spray me the concoction on the skin (no, no test strip, right into the full, either all or not at all ;) ) ... sniff.... oh god... it bites me!!!
Immediately I have this dino in mind, which I saw yesterday here on a really brilliant perfume photo. Yes - that fits... a little TRex is biting my arm right now.... uargh... what was I thinking, or better yet - what was I expecting???
Hmm... ok... that was a no go I guess.
I put the bottle in the dark closet (which is just what you do with bitey dinos), door closed...perfumo on...it goes into the souk.... IMMEDIATELY!!!
But wait a minute... whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... what's happening on my skin right now? Is he getting soft? Is the TRex laying down to sleep? Hmm... maybe I'll give it a little more time. Let's think about it.
But I've got to get going...
I'll take him with me, I don't know why.
I smell it.
Over and over again.
It's very strong.
He drags me out of my cozy sweater.
Headache candidate.
I open the window of the car.... i gasp for air.
Maybe I had overdone it with 3 pump shots.
And always the image of that little biting TRex comes into my head.
That image really fits like a glove!
I'm going to my mother's house.
She knows me well.
She knows there's a world of difference between me and decadence.... Light years!
I show her the little green perfume bottle bag....
She: "Oooh is that cute!!
... sniffs it...
"Oh yes - that suits you"....
Me: "Waaaaaas???.... not serious - i'm shocked!"
That's pretty much how it happened.
Yes and now I'm sitting here with the dinopar perfume bottle bag and I don't know what's going to become of us.... but I'm watching this again a bit out of the thicket ;)
And by the way...a big respect to all of you who have read this far, because I really have written NOTHING, but NOTHING at all about the fragrance "haha" :))
But I had to get rid of that now ;)
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EllahEllah 2 months ago
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sexy date night perfume
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ScentwitchScentwitch 7 months ago
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7
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6.5
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Enjoyable, but not a favorite. Has good sillage, smells like power and money.
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