Marc Jacobs International and Marc Jacobs Fragrances, a division of Coty Inc., revealed the launch of the brand’s latest women’s fragrance, Perfect Marc Jacobs.
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Perfect Marc Jacobs is a playful and unexpected new scent, inspired by Marc Jacobs’ personal mantra: “I am perfect as I am,” and is brought to life through a global advertising campaign that was created with an inclusive cast of 42 individuals, partly scouted through an open social media casting call.
“I tattooed ‘perfect’ on my wrist to remind me that, when I am looking at myself and wishing I could be stronger in this way or better at that thing, I can just say no, I’m exactly how I need to be right now,” said Marc Jacobs.
“My new fragrance, Perfect, was inspired by my belief that we are all perfect as we are, which is expressed in the campaign through each of our amazing cast members,” added Marc Jacobs.
The Perfect Marc Jacobs campaign is a colorful collage of portraits and vignettes, with cast members proclaiming, “I am perfect as I am.” Shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Juergen Teller, with creative direction by Katie Grand, the campaign features models Lila Moss, daughter of supermodel Kate Moss, Alek Wek, Akon Changkou, Mei Kawajiri, twins Margo and Madelyn Whitley, and talent hand-picked through the open social media casting call, including Isold Halldoruttir and Nathali Turner, among many others. To honor the Perfect values of self-expression, the cast was invited to select and style their own wardrobe using a mix of Marc Jacobs collection pieces and curated vintage finds.
“It was an incredible experience shooting the Perfect Marc Jacobs campaign alongside the full cast. I absolutely adore the fragrance and the bottle, and I am so honored and excited to be a part of a campaign with such an important message of self-love and self-acceptance,” said Lila Moss.
Modern, bright, and feminine, Perfect Marc Jacobs is a comforting floral scent with an addictive quality. Created by perfumer Domitille Michalon-Bertier of IFF, the juice is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral and calming smooth accords. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil that reveal a comforting heart of almond milk. At the base, cedarwood and cashmeran impart a soft dry down for a cocooning finish.
In true Marc Jacobs fashion, the Perfect Marc Jacobs bottle is crafted with an eye-catching blend of elegant and unexpected elements. At the top, a crystal-cut cap is crowned with an eclectic and multicolored collection of mis-matched charms. Each charm was selected by Marc himself and injects a touch of his irreverent style into the design. The weighted glass base is inspired by the grace and style of a classic parfum, with domed shoulders and a gilded collar. Inside, a blush pink juice highlights the artful edges of the bottle. Complementary to the bottle, the outer packaging is an ode to vintage fragrance boxes. Outfitted in a delicate blush pink matte hue, the carton features an original pastel-colored illustration of the Perfect bottle from New York based artist, Jacky Blue.
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Simona Cattaneo, President, Coty Luxury Brands, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Marc Jacobs to bring his unique, creative vision, and inspiring message of self-love and authenticity to life with the launch of Perfect Marc Jacobs. Like the campaign, this new, unconventional fragrance finds beauty in its diversity and inclusivity, which we believe will resonate on a global scale to become a new icon within the portfolio.”