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Light & Lively: Marc Jacobs Splash

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Since the temperature's begun to hold steady in the 20-degrees-plus range, I've been obsessed with the airy freshness of this summer's limited-edition Marc Jacobs Splash trio. The sorbet-inspired scents, Basil, Pear and Grapefruit, are refreshing sensory antidotes to heavy, humid weather.


A zippy green pick-me-up, Basil has freesia, jasmine and orange flower to keep it soft. Almost romantic in its lightly sensuous fruity scent, Pear stays fresh with bergamot and lemon zest. And Grapefruit is bright and citrussy with amber vapours, musk and patchouli for softness.

Each eau de toilette is delightful on its own, but on days you just can't choose, layer them for a unique scent of your own. They're light so you can spritz generously (the 300-mL/ 10-oz bottle inspires generous application!), and the fragrance lingers subtly for hours.


I wonder how Clive-O feels about sorbet for dessert tonight? And tomorrow night? And the night after that?

Marc Jacobs Splash, $80 CAN each at Holt Renfrew/ $65 US each at Sephora.